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One Hundred Pushups – The Challenge

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

A while back I had heard of a web site called one hundred pushups. The site is really just a 6 week program designed to get anyone to a point where they can do 100 consecutive push ups. Right away I was interested, and my immediate thought was “There’s no way I can do this! But I’d sure like to try!” I started the program immediately and made it one week, and then fizzled out.

Fast forward about a year, and once again this one hundred pushup challenge has been brought into my world via the wonderful world of Twitter. So naturally, when I was reminded of it, I knew it was a sign that I should start up again, and get ready to knock out 100 pushups.

Since the program is designed for everyone, beginners to advanced, you take an initial test and pending those results, it tells you […]

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As The World Turns

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The world is a crazy place.

Right now North Africa and parts of the Middle East seem poised to explode. Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Morocco, Libya, Saudi Arabia — all undergoing revolutions where the people are calling for change. For many people in these areas there are no luxuries, they are fighting for their freedoms.

Further south on the continent of Africa, crisis seems to be the norm. Civil wars seem to be waging in one country or another fairly regularly, and once in a while the Western media cares enough to show something about it. Recently on my mind are blood diamonds and child soldiers, though from what I have come to understand the “blood diamond” issue in Sierra Leone has been handled to an extent. As I understand it, the mining continues, but the miners are paid wages, meager though they are likely to be. I am not certain of […]

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Thursday, April 29th, 2010

I feel like lately I haven’t been writing as much, and when I have been it’s been sort of off topic. (I went back to some of my archives and I feel like my writing has changed, not for the worse, but the recent posts have been a bit superficial.) But I do intend to get back on track here shortly. Around the New Year I was out of the country, and then I had a month or two consumed with my migration from Blogger to WordPress, and in typical fashion, I got caught up quite a bit in the details, and even making some cosmetic changes to the site which I’m happy with, but where probably unnecessary.

Then more recently I’ve had some of my attention diverted with trying to network a bit. After a year or two of writing for just myself and few people, I realized that if […]

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Friday links of interest

Friday, February 12th, 2010

I haven’t posted my “Friday Links” in a while, so here are a couple I specifically had seen and wanted to share.

First, for those travelers out there, this from Matador Network
Metric Map: Which Countries Don’t Belong With The Others?

And this one I thought was pretty funny (and sad), and had seen it on several news sites a couple weeks back. Seriously, how much can kids be protected from? Removing the term “oral sex” from the dictionary? Come on now…
Finding Oral Sex in the Dictionary and Other High School Mania

And I’ll leave you with an inspiratoinal one from Chris Guillebeau at The Art of Non-Conformity. This article was a good reminder for me.
The Small Man Builds Cages for Everyone

Some Friday Fun and an update

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

I’ve been keeping myself way too busy lately, catching up on a lot of personal things, planning an insane trip to Thailand for New Years, and also working hard on a new eCommerce site I’m building. Oh, and not to mention working my normal job.

But for now, I just want to share a few Friday Funnies. Enjoy!

Low Resolution Girl – Halloween costume

Pimp My Jet – Costa Rican Style

Religion Flowchart – Which one are you?
Religion Flowchart

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The best time of year in San Diego

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Everyone thinks summer is the best time of year in San Diego, but I’m here to tell you otherwise. Actually let me back up. Everyone thinks that San Diego is 75 degrees and sunny year round. While it comes close, I can tell you that’s not the case. I might even go so far as to say there are seasons here.

Having grown up in New England, I can attest to the fact that the seasons here are quite different than what many people are used to, but still, we have seasons. Summer goes from May to mid September, then some fall weather kicks in until November or December, then a month or two of moderately chilly nights and cool days with some rain, then spring for another month or two, then summer. Summer is hot and dry, so everything turns brown, and winter is the green season. […]

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A familiar street

Monday, August 31st, 2009

He approached the beach and gave his legs a break from peddling, allowing a moment to enjoy the cool and gentle breeze which flowed through his sun drenched hair. The smell of saltwater was in the air as the worn tires of his old bike rolled over the cracked concrete, producing a slightly noticeable whir. Occasionally he glanced up at the swaying palm trees that stretched towards the sky, which still didn’t seem real. The streets were familiar, and the scene no different, but the experience was always new. With a grand imagination it could easily be anyone’s first time.

Later as he sat in the sand time stood still, and with the backdrop of ever present waves, memories were made. The far away clouds hung over the mysterious blue water, grey and dreary, but the sun still shone overhead. When he was there, it was all just a moment. […]

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Friday interesting links

Friday, August 21st, 2009

I’m pretty sure that come Friday everyone is looking for something besides work to do, so I’ve decided to start a new feature here that I’ll publish every Friday morning. I guess for a lack of anything better to call it, I’ll call it my Friday Interesting Links until I can come up with something better. If you have any you want to share, let me know, and I’ll be sure to credit you for bringing it to my attention.

So here are my votes for this week, just a few I’ve found that are worth sharing:

India Monkey King scales new heights – YouTube video, 1:35
You’ll never do this on a bike – YouTube video, 6:21 via Wend Magazine
Hanuman the traveling cat – video, 2:58
New Wedding Dance – YouTube video, 5:09

Denver Post Barefoot Running Debate – Barefoot running article, thx barefoot ted
How to send food back at a restaurant – Bohemian Revolution