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Still on the trail

Posts have kind of taken a new direction.

But the Road goes on – “ever on and on” to quote Bilbo or Frodo or Tolkien.

I am at Stony Point Center tonight and will be here again tomorrow.

I’ve been watching movies now and then as well. Probably the best recent one has been a documentary – For Love of Liberty – about African-Americans and their service in the military. A lot to ponder there.

See you along the Trail.

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Super Bowl Sunday 2010

The Saints just scored on a pick-six from Manning. It has been difficult to get into a game when the Steelers are not playing. But we had a really good time in New Orleans at Christmas, so I guess they would be my choice to win.

A friend has loaned me a netbook to try. Thinking that I might take it to Chicago, I have been playing with it. However, there is enough going on in the world that I need to be sure to have email access, so I am taking the laptop with the air card.

I also watched the Penguins play today – a Pittsburgh team playing on Super Bowl Sunday seems only fitting. But they lost. They started well, but Washington just outplayed them in the end. Such is life.

I was in New Orleans a couple of years back when the Saints won their first playoff game ever. I spent some time on Bourbon Street in the aftermath. It was great fun. Tonight should be even better!

Dances with Wolves is now on AMC. It is the 25th anniversary. Time has its way.

But time is flying in other ways and 5:00 comes early in the blessed AM. Off to Chicago tomorrow – as implied earlier.

Almost forgot – Bilbo and the dwarves are under siege in the mountain.

See you along the Trail.

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I’m back


Today saw some cleaning. Some tax work. Some computer reorganizing. Some work for which they pay me.

I got to the gym. Since it was a weekend, I walked for a full hour and then did some weights. The distance was 3.31 miles. The total steps for the day was 10,052. Eating was under better control as well.

Bilbo has “robbed” Smaug who has sealed off the side door. Bilbo and the dwarves are now in the mountain.

Did a couple of movies today while working – Shackleton with Kenneth Branagh; followed by Star Trek – the new one; and now a bit of the Bourne Identity.

Tomorrow – watch the Super Bowl.

We had a bit of snow. Not enough to be a problem. Just enough to be pretty.

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New shoes


2.38 miles.
10, 249 steps.

The dwarves have escaped from the wood elves. Placed in oaken wine barrels by Bilbo they floated down the river to Lake-town.

Ian McKellen in King Lear.

Bought new tennis shoes today. Did not notice the symbolism of the color until I took the pic. Go black and gold.

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What’s the deal?

February 2 report.

2.36 miles on the treadmill.

12,400 steps.

Bilbo and the dwarves have escaped the spiders (what’s the deal with Tolkien and spiders?). But the wood elves are out there.

Moving back into Clint Eastwood mode watched Blood Work last night.

Also checked out Little Shop of Horrors. Wilbur Force and Seymour.

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The most steps

Nashville, TN

16,366.

That’s the number of steps today. The most steps on this current adventure. They came from 2.32 miles on the treadmill, a walk around the snowy downtown Nashville streets, several trips from the room to APCE Marketplace, and some walking around the parking garage as the load in began. By that point it had become clear that a new record could be set!

Listening to The Hobbit continues. Bilbo, Gandalf, and the dwarves have made it to Rivendell.

By the way, the step total for January is over 260,000!

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