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Everything and nothing at all

It seems like it rains every day.

I have made no time to write beyond a couple of hundred words.

I have exercised well, although I ran out of drive a bit during my 5k yesterday.

Hurtling towards the end of the semester at work. Hopelessly beyond the curriculum because of missed days.

Eating relatively well. Slight weight loss. Down 3 pounds in two weeks.

Have been watching Daredevil on Netflix, of course, and Fortitude on Amazon. Game of Thrones tonight.

Got in some guitar practice with Paul last Sunday, been a week already. I feel very awkward at it still.

Have bought a lot of books recently, too many, but have been reading Gaiman stories from Fragile Things.

Too many chores to do.

10 of 10

I finished The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

I’ve now wikified 10 0f 10 completed sections of The Failed Light. It’s time to complete section 11.

Spring Break

  • Read a few Gaiman short stories. Finished 1st half (my fav) of Faulkner’s The Bear. Reading Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea – 1st time.
  • Have wikified 7 of 10 of my completed book sections. 10,000 words completed.
  • Worked out Monday: pushups, Kettlebell swings, Seated kneeups.
  • Ran a mile Wednesday. Worked out Friday: 50 burpees. Ran/walked 5K on Sunday.
  • Worked on some guitar chords. My fingers are effed up. Following some beginning YouTube guitar lessons.
  • Finished with The Old Man and the Sea. (Hemingway spoilers?). I just knew there would be sharks.
  • Cleaned out enough of a room so that P. could sleep on an air mattress.
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz: It is strangely compelling. Read 200+ pages since yesterday, and I’ve been busy. A lot of fun geek references, Dominican history, & Spanish on every page. Found a site that annotates most of unfamiliar stuff.

Satruday #1

First Day of Spring Break

  • Cleared brush around blackberry canes
  • Watched several guitar lesson on youtube and worked on playing two new chords              (my fingers don’t work right, yet)
  • washed some clothes and towels
  • grocery trip
  • cooked steak for supper
  • moved a few things away from back bedroom door

Began Section 6

Wikifying the setup for the Ordeal.

St. Patrick’s Day

Quite a day (Tuesday)

  • Reorganized an old test
  • entered most remaining grades
  • lectured for 90 min
  • gave test
  • graded free response
  • entered grades
  • made up an assignment
  • lunch break
  • lectured for 90 min


  • Completed Book Section 5 on wiki



  • Tuned my guitar
  • Learned to play E minor
  • Worked on C and D
  • Finished re-reading Neil Gaiman’s ‘A Study in Emerald’ and re-read his ‘October in the Chair’
  • Made fish and chips using a rice flour/club soda batter and coconut oil
  • Feeling too stuffed
  • Did the Wiki entries for Section 4


  • Crazy 25 min partner workout of 50 2H kettlebell swings, 100 burpees, 200 sit-ups completed while alternating one partner exercising while the other runs 220yds.


Non-stop chores, but I did add another story link and a link to my EPL team this weekend.

~ Mike


I spent some time reestablishing a wiki for my story – which I should probably start writing on again.

Broadcast a couple of basketball games on the radio last night. Saw a former student this morning.

~ Mike


More Links

Adding links to the sidebar.

Monday: “professional development” & workout

Tuesday: photocopying, new phones, basketball broadcast