September 19th, 2003

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Gym. Session 72 of 124. Back and Shoulders.

Typical back day.

Pneumatic lat pulldowns, added 10 lbs. Cybex machine rows. Machine pullovers cycled with the machine shoulder press. This is the thing that burned me out bad last time. This time, we went a little bit lighter on the press, and added 10lb to the pullover, and used the Nautilus instead of the Cybex for the press. I did better this time, especially on the (now heavier) pullover. Hammer overhead shoulder rows. Tricep cable pulldowns. Had to drop weight halfway thru that. Triceps are hard. Lower back raises (with a 10 lb plate clutched to my chest) cycled with standing dumbell shoulder flys. Done.

Instead of going back to work, I blew it off, and came down to Bellvue for Foolscap. Right after my arrival, I got drafted into assisting in carrying the artshow panels into the hotel, which as a lot of back lifting. Yow!

Just as I was getting settled, I realized I was blowing off an all-hands software meeting at work. Whoops.

There is a WayPort node here, that I'm paying 10 bucks for.
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Pretty Girl

At the gym, there was a lovely lady, of a mixed Pacific, Black, and Asian ancestry.

And she obviously knew how lovely her skin is and and how rippled her abs are, as she was just barely in dress code, wearing a pair of green shorts that come up to just under the hips, and far enough down the front to show off her bikini wax job.

I certainly wasn't complaining.
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Last year Friday Five (http://www.fridayfive.org/past/092002.php)

Like jatg, I dont relate with this week's Friday Five.

So here is last year's.

1. Would you say that you're good at keeping in touch with people?

Not very good. One of the things I love about LJ is it makes to so much easier to remain connected to my friends.

2. Which communication method do you usually prefer/use: e-mail, telephone, snail mail, blog comments, or meeting in person? Why?

E-mail is good for it's immediacy and asyncronicity. Telephone (especially celphone) is good for universal connectivity, and for the sensation of a lover's voice. Snail mail is good for cards and special notes. Blog comments are good for their convienice and the comfort of knowing the more mundane details of lives. And meetings in person are wonderful and intense, but both expensive and, well, intense. It's all good.

3. Do you have an instant messenger program? How many? Why/why not? How often do you use it?

I run Gaim almost all the time my laptop is online, and it is connected to AIM, ICQ, and YM.

4. Do most of your close friends live nearby or far away?

Most are far away, but some are close.

5. Are you an "out of sight, out of mind" person, or do you believe that "distance makes the heart grow fonder"?

I feel both inclinations in myself.