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We have new bikes; I ate the dirt hard on my first quick ride.

Thanks very much for all of the birthday wishes yesterday! I had a wonderful day, and all the “Happy Birthdays” from my JSF friends put me in a great mood. You guys rock. Lisa and I went bike shopping yesterday, and after many hours of riding and testing we both fell in love with hardtail mountain bikes. I rode a lot of bikes, but when I jumped on to the mountain bike I knew almost… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by

No more whining about bikes!

Lisa is off today, and I’m trying to get the day off so we can go… BIKE SHOPPING! Yes, bike shopping! It looks like my days of whining about wanting a bike are over, and you can thank my mom and a close family friend for that. Yesterday they surprised me and Lisa with a most unexpected and incredibly generous gift: new bikes and accessories! With everything going on at my job there is no… [Read more]

Added Monday, October 19, 2009 by

Update on my job situation and how it relates to JSF; Beautiful day!

Yesterday afternoon’s meeting with the owner of my company went very well. I can’t go into specifics, of course, but I will say that my job is safe for at least six months. Like many other companies in the US, the company I work for has been hit hard lately. I fully realize that I’m taking a risk by not seeking other employment. I’ve been with this company for over 10 years, and they’ve always… [Read more]

Added Sunday, October 18, 2009 by

Cool weather; Meeting with owner of company at my home today.

It’s 58 degrees outside right now! This morning when I let Loki out it felt so good to open the back door and not be hit by a blast of hot, humid air. I stepped into the backyard and took a deep breath with a huge smile on my face. Looks like we’re in for some cool weather for the next few days, so this is definitely a weekend for outdoor activities. Yesterday I received… [Read more]

Added Saturday, October 17, 2009 by

Cutting plans; Life without “all or nothing”; Novemeber “100 Challenge”.

I’ve decided to continue to maintain through the remainder of 2009, and will start a “formal” cut on Monday, January 4, 2010. I will be cutting down to at least 8% body fat. Of course I will document the entire cut here on JSF: meal plans, training program, measurements, body fat readings, photographs – the whole nine yards. I think it’s going to be a fun and challenging cut, and I’m looking forward to it!… [Read more]

Added Friday, October 16, 2009 by

Job situation; Dealing with stress sans alcohol; Satay recipe posted.

The meeting I mentioned in yesterday’s update was about what I expected: the asset sale of most of our major contracts and on-site network equipment is expected to be completed this week. One of my friends and a close co-worker for almost 10 years (he was hired shortly after I was) will be let go when the sale is completed. This is very sad news, as he and I basically ran the whole show together…. [Read more]

Added Thursday, October 15, 2009 by

Stir fry recipe up; Stress.

I can’t believe it’s only 8:22 (as I type this): so much is going on this morning I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. On top of that, I just got notice of a meeting today discussing the potential sale of the company I work for. Things have been very silent on that front for the past couple of months, so this should be… interesting. I’d be lying if I said this whole job situation has not… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, October 14, 2009 by

Stir fry picture; Insperational story; What a sunrise!

Last night I made another stir fry (here’s the original recipe), and it came out awesome! I made a couple of changes to the recipe: I added 2 teaspoons of fish sauce, and I tossed in some chopped sweet peppers that were left over from Sunday night’s cucumber salad. The fish sauce idea came from Andy (“MannishBoy” on the forums), and it worked incredibly well! The sweet peppers were also a nice addition. I used… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by

Gore-fest movie day yesterday; Today’s workout.

I hope everyone had a good weekend! Yesterday Lisa, Loki and I had a fun pre-Halloween horror movie marathon. We made the theater extra cold (being cold adds to the creepy factor for some reason), and watched four movies pretty much back-to-back. I’m not a huge fan of horror films, but sometimes when I’m in the mood I really enjoy them. All of the movies we watched were disgusting, brutal, over the top, ultra-violent, extremely… [Read more]

Added Monday, October 12, 2009 by

I hate it when my coffee maker malfunctions; Movie day.

I spent the first hour of my morning wrestling with two unruly coffee makers. Somehow a few grounds must have found their way into the water reservoir of our main coffee maker, and the water tube was clogged. I cleaned everything out very well (I thought), and made a fresh pot. Same result. I decided that I needed to run some white vinegar through the machine on its cleaning cycle. While that was happening I… [Read more]

Added Sunday, October 11, 2009 by