Aug 26, 2008

body movin'

after waging war with a summer cold and sore throat i have been most recently in battle with a strange allergic reaction which affected only my left eye. i wish i'd thought to wear a condom as an eye patch and join a hip hop group. sadly, i was not that imaginative. instead, i bought some antihistamine pills and hoped for the best. all seems well. i look much less like the fun-house mirror version of myself that i did last wednesday. added bonus of the drugs: i spent the weekend in a cat-laden household and experienced no allergy symptoms. so, yay drugs.

i visited rachel who was house and cat sitting for her sister in winooski, vermont - just a backbeat away from burlington. it was a lovely couple of days filled with good conversation, weather and food, with some swimming and riverside walking thrown in for good measure.

i came home with the swimming bug and some pink scalp and a huge craving for more fresh cherries and tomatoes. so i've got a shopping list in mind, and a rekindled desire to use the pool at the Y. however, if i insist on going to bed at midnight i'll never realize my dream to take swims before getting ready for work.

so, no refreshing early morning swims for me yet. though nate and i did get through a good arm workout yesterday, and i started my second week of push-ups. and i am reminding myself that sore muscles are better than muscles in stasis. i need to keep reminding myself every time i move so i don't say inappropriate things in the office.

Aug 15, 2008


last week marked one year since my grandmother's death.  when i was at my grandparents house in july, celebrating my grandfather's 94th (!) birthday i came across this picture.  i adore this image of her.  i love seeing the same joy, style, and composure that i recognize from the older woman i knew radiating from her in this shot. 

Aug 13, 2008

100 pushups

new-to-me site hundredpushups has a training plan for people of all fitness levels in order to work up to 100 pushups.  i'm about to give it a shot.  anyone else in?  i've even put the site in my list to the side for easy access.  how much simpler could it be?

Aug 4, 2008

mass ave portrait

last fall nate and i met mary on the mass ave bridge to be models in potential shots for reflector, the zine associated with Bikes Not Bombs.  (she ended up using a close-up of nate's sexy fixed gear.)

mary  just got her website up and running and put up a picture of me from that day on the bridge as part of her online portfolio.  check out the portrait.