4 days

i just saw a commercial for lost reminding everyone that the new season starts in 4 days. i can’t wait. if you haven’t watched “lost” yet you should try to watch the first and second seasons before wednesday and then join in on the fun. it’s the best thing on television, which normally wouldn’t be sying much but in this case it’s really good.

SIDE NOTE – pam made fried dill pickles tonight with supper. for those who don’t know what friend dill pickles are i will describe them. basically fried dill pickles involve taking a small piece of paradise, mixing it with vinegar and flour, and then deep frying that mess. oh it’s so good. unfortunately it creates quite a mess and therefore pam doesn’t make them all the time. they are so very good when she does make them. mmmmh!

my run for the day
distance – 2.8 miles
total time – 25:29
pace – 9:06/mile

the way the world is

jonathan and i went to eat lunch with pam today at womans’ hospital in the cafeteria. you wouldn’t think it but the hospital cafeteria has really good food so i enjoy eatting there. the fact that pam gets an employee discount of 25% makes it even better. today we went through the line to get out food and pay for oud food. when the cashier rang the food up we were in for a little surprise. it seems the cashier accidentally gave pam the physicians’ discount rather than the mere employee discount. you would think that since the doctors are statistically the highest paid employees of the hospital their discount might reflect that. afterall, why not help the little guy/girl out and give the janitors a bigger discount on their lunch than you give to the medical doctors? it seems right to me.

of course, that’s not how it really works. when pam received the physicians disocunt instead of the employee discount that she should have received she received a 50% discount instead of a 25% discount. makes perfect sense doesn’t it?

my run for the day
distance – 3.0 miles
total time – 24:46
pace – 8:15/mile

highland park

highland park run
i’m just posting this because i couldn’t find a running map of highland park on the internet. since, i had wanted to find one and was unable i figured i would post it for the next person who wants to find a cross country running map of highland. i’m nice that way.

on a side note i would like to add that on photography by susan sontag is great. to quote:

the camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own.

my run for the day
distance – 5.5 miles
total time – 52:04
pace – 9:46/mile

salsa recipe

  1. the first salsa experiment
    during sunday school this past week i used salsa as an illustration. during the conversation i told the group that i would post my recipe on the blog. so here it is:

* 5 roma tomatoes
* 1/4 onion
* 4 garlic cloves
* 1 serrano chili pepper
* cilantro (1/4 of bunch or to taste)
* juice of one small lime
* 1/2 teaspoon of salt

my run for the day
distance – 8.7 miles
total time – 1:29:18
pace – 10:15/mile

fighting fair

i saw this on problogger via lifehacker and i wanted to keep it around somewhere. this seemed like as good of a spot as any to archive this thing.

here are 15 rules for fighting fair:

    1. Know what you’re fighting about
    2. Stick to one subject only
    3. Be direct – say how you feel, say what you require
    4. Choose the time of your battles carefully
    5. Keep quarrels private
    6. Don’t read your partner’s mind
    7. Don’t expect your partner to read your mind
    8. Don’t Blame
    9. Own your own feelings – this means starting sentences with ‘I feel’, not ‘you make me feel’
    10. Don’t talk each other down
    11. Don’t hit below the belt
    12. Don’t wear the belt too high
    13. Don’t bring up past fights and use them as ammunition for the present one
    14. Actively listen
    15. No physical Violence

gmail chatting

last night i gmail chatted for the first time. once again gmail rocks. i’m not much into IMing. in fact, i pretty much hate it. yet, it is cool to know that i could chat with someone through my email page (i.e. gmail.google.com) if i wanted to. in the case of last night it was pam and she was twenty feet away from me. still it was cool to try it out.

i just thought i would throw this out there because i love gmail.

here are the websites that i use the most:

  • google – the best search engine for my uses.
  • gmail – google’s email
  • flickr – almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world.
  • del.icio.us – social bookmarking
  • library thing – social library catologing
  • lifehacker – don’t live to geek; geek to live.
  • technorati – blog searching
  • bloglines – rss aggregator
  • ebible – a social approach to the bible
  • wikipedia – massive, collaborative online encyclopedia
  • youtube – a great source for humor, shows, clips, trailers, etc.
  • cool running – a great source for running information
  • wordpress – okay, i don’t really go to this site very often but wordpress is the blogging code that i use for both this blog and the youth ministry site so i figured i would throw it is since i visit my blog and the youth ministry website very often.

my run for the day
distance – 3.5 miles
total time – 32:21
pace – 9:14/mile