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August 29, 2008

Harvard weighs in on Twitter

Is it beneficial to use Twitter at the Office?

August 28, 2008

Leroy on the Interweb

Leroy makes an appearance on the Brown Dog Creative website. He's the second one down on the far right column.

August 27, 2008

Mike saw a gator on the Baldwin Trail!

E-mail from Mike:

Oh man...I saw a gator, not Tebow so stop making the sign of the helmet, on the left around the 6-7 mile area. Maybe 3-4 feet with his little bony head and bubble eyes out of the watery muck. That's a new one there.

Word of warning: be careful if you have to stop on the side of the trail for a mechanical. Watch out for the beady eyes.

Did she say this with a straight face?

The Jacksonville Daily Record quoted Angela Corey saying:

"We ran a positive campaign," she said. "The public is ready for a change."

Based on the margin of victory, the public is ready for a change. However, her campaign was anything but positive.

August 24, 2008

Garage cleaned out

9 inches!TS Fay forced us to clean out the garage. We had a few items damaged, no surprise given it was a 9-inch wading pool most of Friday. We purged some junk, and made sure anything that could be damaged by water was at least a foot off of the floor.

We also checked all of the storage bins to make sure the ones on the floor didn't have holes in the bottom. We had some things damaged in one bin because it had a tiny little hole in the bottom. Who knew?

Our next project is cleaning up the yard. We have most of the big limbs out for the debris pick-up, but there is still much to do.

August 21, 2008

Rain Mix

Name

Artist

Here I Stand And Face The Rain

a-Ha

Rainin' In My Heart

Al Green

Rain When I Die

Alice In Chains

Come Rain Or Come Shine

Alison Eastwood

Rain Please Go Away

Alison Krauss & Union Station

Rain

Allman Brothers Band

Here's That Rainy Day

Anthony Wilson

Raining Revolution

Arrested Development

Summer Rain [138 BPM Mix]

ATB

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

B.J.Thomas

Summer Rain

Belinda Carlisle

Ray Ray Rain

Bettie Serveert

Sweet Rain

Bill Douglas

Kiss the Rain

Billie Myers

I Sure Can Smell the Rain

BlackHawk

No Rain

Blind Melon

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

Bob Dylan

Buckets of Rain

Bob Dylan

Rainy Night in Georgia [Boozoo Bajou's Georgia Dub]

Boozoo Bajou/Tony Joe White

Mandolin Rain

Bruce Hornsby

Raining in my Heart

Buddy Holly

Come In From The Rain

Captain & Tennille

Another Rainy Day In New York

Chicago

Like The Rain

Clint Black

Heart Full Of Rain

Collin Raye

Rain King

Counting Crows

Raining In Baltimore

Counting Crows

God Makes The Rain

Cowboy Mouth

Who'll Stop the Rain

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

Creedence Clearwater Revival

The Beauty of the Rain

Dar Williams

Singin' In The Rain

Dave Brubeck Trio

January Rain

David Gray

Gutters Full of Rain

David Gray

A Pale Rain

David Huntsinger

The Sun & The Rainfall

Depeche Mode

I Love A Rainy Night

Eddie Rabbitt

Rain Man

Eminem

A Day Without Rain

Enya

Walk Out in the Rain

Eric Clapton

Let It Rain

Eric Clapton

Black Summer Rain

Eric Clapton

Fall Like Rain

Eric Clapton

Here Comes The Rain Again

Eurythmics

September in the Rain

Frank Sinatra

Rain, Rain, Rain

Frankie Laine

Early Morning Rain

Gordon Lightfoot

Rainy Day People

Gordon Lightfoot

Everybody Thinks I'm a Raincloud (When I'm Not Looking)

Guided by Voices

still rain fell

Hood

Tears & Rain

James Blunt

Fire And Rain

James Taylor

It Can't Rain All the Time

Jane Siberry

Lake Erie Rainfall

Jim Brickman

Still Raining, Still Dreaming

Jimi Hendrix

I Can Stand a Little Rain

Joe Cocker

I Think It's Going to Rain Today

Joe Cocker

Come Rain or Come Shine

Judy Garland

Listen to the Rain

Kenny Rogers

It Ain't Gonna Rain No More

Larry Groce & the Disneyland Children's Sing Along Chorus

The Rain Song

Led Zeppelin

Fool in the Rain

Led Zeppelin

Blame It On The Rain

Milli Vanilli

You Look Like Rain

Morphine

Be The Rain

Neil Young

See the Sky About to Rain

Neil Young

After The Rain

Nelson

A Little Fall of Rain

Original Broadway Cast Recording

I Can't Stand the Rain

Original Soundtrack

Like Water 4 The Desert (Rain

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra XL

Rain

Patty Griffin

Red rain

Peter Gabriel

Mercy Rain

Peter Murphy

Purple Rain

Prince

So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)

R.E.M.

I'll Take the Rain

R.E.M.

Rainy Night In Georgia

Ray Charles

Naked in the Rain

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Smokey Mountain Rain

Ronnie Milsap

The Rain

Roxette

Queen of Rain

Roxette

Rain

Rusted Root

City Rain, City Streets

Ryan Adams

Raining On Our Love

Shania Twain

Gillian Welch, David Rawlings and David Steele / Wind and Rain

Songcatcher

Rain King

Sonic Youth

Rain On Tin

Sonic Youth

Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

Spin Doctors

Rainin'

Sponge

The Rain Came Down

Steve Earle

Outside The Rain

Stevie Nicks

Shadows in the Rain

Sting

Parade on My Rain

Sunset Valley

It's Raining Again

Supertramp

Mother Of Rain

Tangerine Dream

In the City in the Rain

The 6th's

Rain

The Beatles

Dry the Rain

The Beta Band

Rainy Days And Mondays

The Carpenters

Rainy Days And Mondays

The Carpenters

Rain and Snow

The Chieftains

Jane Siberry / It Cant Rain All The Time

The Crow

Rain

The Cult

(Here Comes The) Rain

The Cult

Box of Rain

The Grateful Dead

Settled Down Like Rain

The Jayhawks

Save It For A Rainy Day

The Jayhawks

Make It Rain

The KLF

Shadows in the Rain

The Police

I Wish It Would Rain

The Temptations

Kingdom of Rain

The The

Red Rain

The White Stripes

When It Rains It Snows

They Might Be Giants

Pencil Rain

They Might Be Giants

She's My Kind Of Rain

Tim McGraw

Louisiana Rain

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Raining Blood

Tori Amos

Rainmaker

Traffic

Why Does It Always Rain on Me?

Travis

Summer Rain

U2

View of the Rain

Urge Overkill

It's Raining On Prom Night

Various Artists

Hothouse Flowers - Hard Rain

Various Artists

I'm No Stranger To The Rain

Various Artists

It's Raining Men

Various Artists

It Never Rains in Southern California

Various Artists

Come Rain Or Come Shine

Various Artists

Here's That Rainy Day (Koop Remix)

Various Artists

Here's That Rainy Day

Verve

Over the Rainbow

Willie Nelson

Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain

Willie Nelson

The Rain Must Fall

Yanni

August 20, 2008

Time to get the generator out

I bought a generator after the storms of 2004. Since then, I haven't had a need to use it. Looks like I might finally get a chance.

August 19, 2008

Flip turns now a part of my swim workout

Towards the end of yesterday's swim, I was ticked that I'm 4 years into swimming, and still not flip turning. Based on their progress, my 7-year-old and 5-year-old will be flip turning before me.

So I decided to do a 500 yard swim with the pull buoy and do flip turns the entire distance. Mission accomplished. Now that wasn't so bad. Admittedly, I probably was flailing my arms on a couple and ended up going too deep on some others, but I did it.

Next step, no pull buoy. I did 200 without my crutch and did pretty well. Towards the end I was really pushing off of the wall and getting some distance. Sweet!

Now to stay strong and not regress. I do worry about folks sharing a lane with me while I improve.

August 18, 2008

Phelps Eight Golds = Eight figures? Wow!

After 8 gold medals in Beijing, huge sponsor deals likely for Michael Phelps

Howard Freeman, president and CEO of New Jersey-based marketing firm Promo 1, agreed: "Phelps will reap the biggest financial reward from water since 'Jaws.'"

August 15, 2008

Solid training week

Good swim and run on Monday, miserable long run on Tuesday, and challenging ride with Mike on Wednesday evening at the Trail with high winds, pelting rain, and shrapnel all over the path. At least I kept the rubber side down. There was a pine tree that had fallen and blocked the entire trail. Glad I wasn't around when it came down.

Yesterday morning was an OK track work-out. I was just glad to get back on the track with Jay and John. I did the alternating speed workout, with a 400 at 5k pace, and then a 400 at marathon pace. Since my running has not been great of late, I did 800, 1600, 1600. Usually I do 2x5000 with this work out. Need to run more!

I'll swim today and do a long ride tomorrow. I'm still debating whether to do the Open Road group ride or a solo effort.

Vacation recap, the first couple of days

The family loaded up the 4Runner on August 1st for a trip to the North Georgia mountains. We made a stop in Atlanta on the way up for a night at the Ritz Carlton and a trip to the Georgia Aquarium.

The girls enjoyed their stay at the hotel, and kept calling it "The Plaza," a reference to their favorite Disney TV show.

Downtown Atlanta was not cool. The panhandlers are pretty aggressive. I even had a clown ask me for my cup of coffee. He followed our group as we walked to the aquarium and bugged me for money so he could get his own coffee.

The aquarium is unbelieveable. Maggie is a huge shark fan. When she saw the whale shark swim through the big tank, her eyes got huge! And then the hammerhead swam by. We took a ton of pictures and thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

August 12, 2008

Miserable run this morning

With the recent vacation (recap coming soon), I've been neglecting the run. Yesterday morning I ran for the first time in 2 weeks after my swim. It was a short 3 mile run, but at least I was running. This morning I ran 10 miles. Coupled with the heat and humidity, it was pretty yucky.

Tomorrow morning I have a 40-mile bike ride on schedule. It is now pretty dark at 0600, so I need to put the light on the handlebars for tomorrow morning.

Still not sure about the HOT in 2 weeks.

August 3, 2008

Benton Mackay Trail marker

Benton Mackay Trail marker

We hiked up to Fall River Falls


August 2, 2008

View from the porch

View from the porch


August 1, 2008

Interesting TDF comments

Competitive Cyclist TDF Observations

The folks at Competitive Cyclist have posted a bunch of comments and links regarding the 2008 TDF.

Southside-based running club

Next Level Running Club