Monthly Archives: October 2011

Fitness Update 31 Oct 2011

Today’s soundtrack: Boomtown Rats Greatest Hits. Then because the Rats were telling me Never in a Million Years, I said, “Oh, yeah?” And I did bench presses, once again conquering those 25 pounders, 3 sets of 12.

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Today’s Experiment: Pen Patat

In researching a story, I came upon this recipe for Pen Patat – Haitian sweet potato pudding. We’re trying it today. It’s baking right now, and oh, does it smell good! Oh, and researching the ingredients and doing some calculations … Continue reading

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Challenge Status 29 Oct 2011

As I discussed here, my writing challenge for this year is: At the end of every week, every story must be one of the following: Sold. In the hands of an editor who might buy it. Self-published to Kindle and … Continue reading

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Fitness Update 29 Oct 2011

Saturday Weight Day. Less ugh than usual. Cool new chart layout courtesy of MyFitnessPal, a great site recommended by trainer Jon. Strength Training Sets Reps/Sets Weight/Set One arm cable row, each arm 3 12 50 Bench Press, Barbell 3 12 … Continue reading

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Fitness Update 28 Oct 2011 — 2 MILES!!!

Soundtrack for this awesome effort was “Weird Al” Yankovic, Dare to Be Stupid. And then I ran out of music right at the end, so I switched to Boomtown Rats, I Don’t Like Mondays; and I defeated those 25 pounders! … Continue reading

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Believe in Yourself

Today Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes on Believe in Yourself. It’s some good motivation for writers to write what you think you should write, not what someone else tells you you should write. This is particularly good advice for someone writing … Continue reading

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Fitness Update 27 Oct 2011

Weight Day wasn’t too ugh today. But still not as carefree as cardio.  Wall Angels: 3 sets of 12. Squats with stability ball: 3 sets of 12, with 10 pound dumbbells. The knee pain wasn’t severe on these today. It … Continue reading

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Fitness Update 26 Oct 2011

Today’s soundtrack: Malik Adouane, Orient Meets Funk Brothers & Soul Sisters. Odds are that you’ve never heard of this album; but after hearing Adouane’s Middle Eastern rendition of the theme from Shaft, I hunted down this album just for that … Continue reading

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Fitness Update 25 Oct 2011

Weight Day. Ugh. Wall Angels: 3 sets of 12. Squats with stability ball: 3 sets of 12, with 10 pound dumbbells. These really strain my knees unless I get my feet positioned exactly right. Today was not one of those … Continue reading

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Weekend Novel Progress 24 Oct 2011

Words this week (approximately): 1,400. That’s way too slow. I’ve gotta stop worrying about what happens next, and just keep writing until I find out! Total words so far: 9,143. Things I learned this week: Eve has a blackbelt in … Continue reading

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