Friday, January 30, 2009

Stop yer whinin"

I haven't been blogging much recently, in part because I broke a bone in my wrist and typing is even more challenging than usual. At the best of times I am a pretty piss poor typist, however my cast keeps trying to send things to the printer, or asking my browser to display in HTML, among other things.

Also, I haven't felt like I've had much to say other than to gripe about how much I a.) hate being in a cast and b.) that this situation is totally screwing up my workout routine.

Not exactly compelling and I am tired of hearing myself whine about the situation, so I am fairly certain no one else wants to hear about it.

So, to move things on to a positive note, I have been thinking about what has been working out lately. It's been a good time for gadgets. After putting in good service, my faithful Nokia 3220 really needed to be put out to pasture. It has been a great phone, but the contacts on the keys, specifically the * key, which allows you to unlock the keypad was going.

After trying out a cheap replacement, that was not going to do it, I bit the bullet and got this baby.

It seems to be as good a phone as my old one, which is all I really wanted. But to make my consumer experience more enjoyable, it has an MP3 player built into it and it actually sounds good. Who knew? I don't expect it will replace my iPod, but it will be a nice distraction on days that I go out unpodded and get stuck waiting somewhere and need something to distract me. It definitely isn't coming into the gym with me. Unlike some of my fellow gym goers, I view the gym as a refuge from phones and email.

Another new item that HAS made it into the gym with me is my new razor.

I had seen this thing advertised on the internet, but just figured that is was up there with the thigh master as far as actually being useful. However, I saw one of the guys at the gym using one and he raved about how sharp the thing is and how good of a job it does. And it actually does. Work that is. The only thing I have had to get used to is that you don't press down, not even to remove the barbed wire that grows out of my face in lieu of a beard. It's a pretty cool gizmo and I will be happily grooming myself with this item for the foreseeable future.

Last but not least, I was turned on to the following video by Joe. Unusually, for me I commented on Youtube. The next day my inner teenage girl screamed at the top of her lungs when I saw in my email that Matt Alber had replied to my comment on Youtube.

So, these are a few good/fun/silly things that have been going on. I am sure that the next 5 or 6 weeks will fly by and then I will be back in the free weight room and start kicking asses.