It's Monday, so Here's What's on my Mind

Monday, June 4, 2012
Crap on a cracker, I'm a sick human being. After determining that I would add 20 minutes of running* twice a week to my workout schedule, what I actually did was add 20 minutes six days a week. So my quads have been in a constant state of stiffness for a week. I think I need professional help.
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Boogie the Giant Schnauzer is recovering nicely from his traumatic dental experience. Which is good, because cooking his kibble until it's soft stinks up the entire main floor of the house, and his beard is a disgusting mess afterwards. Bless his pointy little head.
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I've been slacking on my recreational reading the last several weeks because I've been reading such fascinating tomes as SIP: Understanding the Session Initiation Protocol, and Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices. While professional development is important for a knowledge worker, the timing is unfortunate because my Summer Reading Program is right around the corner. I'm going to be logging my professional and school reading for the program, but I'd much rather log China Miéville's The Scar, which I may not actually complete until the end of the year at the rate I'm going. I guess I'll have to live vicariously through participants in the reading program. So please read something more interesting than Professional Unified Communications Development with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Thank you for your cooperation. 
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If you're a fan of modern guitar blues, may I recommend Joe Bonamassa's new album, Driving Towards the Daylight? I don't know if this will usurp Sloe Gin as my favorite, but still - awesome.

 
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*Disclaimer: What I do is not exactly "running" since my pace is barely faster than my walking speed. One of the reasons I've always hated running is that I'm so very, very bad at it.

7 comments:

mom in northern said...

Now that one is a keeper...the music...not your running...

beatrice in Paris said...

Hi Janiece,
How do you do the summer reading program if you don't have a Facebook account. Can you? (I don't want to go back into that time suck)
I agree with your mother about the running. Too much of a good thing (exercise) is a bad thing.

Janiece said...

Beatrice, you don't need a Facebook account. I manage it from a page here at Hot Chicks - I just promote it over on Facebook. Once we get closer to the start date (June 20th) I'll post details on how to enter, etc. here.

Karen said...

Serendipity means a "happy accident" or "pleasant surprise"; specifically, the
accident of finding something good or useful without looking for it. I love blues period in any form and had not heard of Joe Bonamassa until today. Great stuff, thank you, thank you.

Megan Broutian said...

Hey Janiece! I remember your reading program last year (has it been a whole year already?) I was such a newbie then, I piggybacked on your contest and donated to my local library.

I'm thinking of doing something similar, parallel to your contest. Still okay with the concept?

Janiece said...

Hi Megan - the more money to our libraries, the better. Since I stole the idea from yet another blogger, the more the merrier, I say!

Megan Broutian said...

Excellent, I was hoping you'd feel the same way you did last year. Plus, I'm telling my readers to come comment here too for doubling their chances with the giftcard.