September 12th, 2003


Gym. Session 69 of 124. Back, Shoulders, and Triceps

I forgot my pills again this morning. Sigh. I begin to think I need to put together a "Morning Checklist", similar to a "Preflight Checklist". Anyway...

We did a lot of supersets. (A superset is when you interleave two or more exercises together.) Cable pulldowns cycled with tricep pulldowns. The "funny bone" on my right elbow kept zapping me. There was a tendon or something sliding over it with each rep. That was... unpleasant. Cybex machine rows. Pullups cycled with dips. Pullovers cycled with machine shoulder press. The shoulder press burned out my shoulders fast, dropping from 60lb down to 20lb. Crud. Machine shoulder flys. Burn!

The Friday Five of one year ago (

1. What was/is your favorite subject in school? Why?

I liked the computer courses. I was excessively focused, from a more mature remove.

2. Who was your favorite teacher? Why?

Mr. Lenzi Nelson, since he gave us space and material, and got out of the way.

3. What is your favorite memory of school?

Being the anchor player that allowed our team to win a state wide science quiz competition.

4. What was your favorite recess game?

I loathed recess.

5. What did you hate most about school?

That so much of it was a complete waste of time and effort. I feel that the same is true now, only even more so. That, plus other things, my (currently hypothetical) kids will never be subjected to "public education".

The Friday Five (

1. Is the name you have now the same name that's on your birth certificate? If not, what's changed?

It's the same name.

2. If you could change your name (first, middle and/or last), what would it be?

I've sometimes thought about it, as often I don't feel like "Mark" is my name, but I can never figure out anything better.

3. Why were you named what you were? (Is there a story behind it? Who specifically was responsible for naming you?)

I don't know where my parents got "Mark". My middle name, "Ronald", is my father's given name.

4. Are there any names you really hate or love? What are they and why?

I really like "Alex" and "Dani". I have no idea why.

5. Is the analysis of your name at / / astroexpert accurate? How or how isn't it?

The brief summary at was almost scary in it's accuracy.

The was just stupid.

astroexpert was just useless.