I had a day off on Friday because I worked at my company’s annual convention in Grapevine last week. Anyway, I spent most of the day working on my track car in the garage. At one point, I looked up from what I was doing to see a roadrunner running down the middle of my street being chased by a mockingbird. The mockingbird was swooping down back and forth swatting the roadrunner on its behind. This continued as they ran towards my house, then past my house, and finally down the street beyond where I could see them. I really appreciate living in a neighborhood where one might see a roadrunner being chased by a mockingbird.
Also on Friday, Mrs. Pribble brought home her new treadmill – a NordicTrack C2300. With quite a lot of effort, we managed to unload this 300 lbs. machine from her 4Runner and get it into the house. Except for maneuvering it into place, assembly was straightforward and fairly easy. It’s a very nice machine and seems sturdy enough. I have used it twice in two days, but plan on using it on days that I don’t go to the gym. I also use a treadmill at the gym, so over the course of the next few weeks, I hope to compare our home machine to the professional units. This also leads me to the first of two commitments:
1. Within reason, I will go through one program (30 minutes) on the new treadmill on any day that I don’t go to the gym.
2. I will make a blog entry every day for the next 20 days, starting yesterday (hey, I’m not stupid). In about 20 days, Mrs. Pribble and I will be going out of town with some friends and I won’t be able to make any entries that weekend.
Today, I entered all of my old blog pages through WordPress and edited their timestamps, so that they are now annotated and archived correctly. If you ever wanted to comment on any of my old stories, you may now do so. Also, Mrs. Pribble (who is a programmer by trade) talked me into using WordPress to manage all of my site content, so I will continue the migration process over the next couple of weeks. She’s a smart cookie, so I better listen to her.
Now Playing: Hide and Seek – Imogen Heap
Nothing but a beautiful voice and a vocoder. Soulful, harmonic, space-age a cappella.
Ransom notes keep falling out your mouth
Mid-sweet talk, newspaper word cutouts
Speak no feeling, no, I don’t believe you
You don’t care a bit, you don’t care a bit