Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Dave just gets it.

Dave Tate, from Elite Fitness Systems, rants a bit about getting lean in his training log.

Read it a couple of times. It's the truth.

This struck a chord with me today. I've been eating like shit for the better part of two years, and haven't been training regularly. I was smoking again. I drink too much. Not just strength stopped being a priority, my health did.

Over the course of the past month or so, I've had some people close to me get very, very bad health news, and I've been dealing with something that could end up being pretty serious, too. Dave's little rant is one more thing helping me put it back together.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


If you follow NASCAR, you know by now that Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon's (Hendrick) teams were caught working 'in a gray area' before qualifying for the race last weekend. Penalties were handed down today. Each team loses 100 points and $100K, and each crew chief is suspended for 6 weeks.


Soe each team loses $100k, which is meaningless. 100 points? In the new playoff format, meaningless. Crew chief suspensions, in an era of easy wireless communication, meaningless. They'll both be in a hotel room down the road with a 2 way and a laptop.

If NASCAR wants to show it's serious about cheating, they need to start sending teams home, or suspending teams for races. Knauss (the crew chief for the #48) has been caught a number of times. This time, they should have not allowed that team to race on Sunday.

Then the sponsors will get involved and put a stop to cheating.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Health care crisis

Take a gander at this post. Great stuff - as usual, when someone says it better than I can, just link to it.


Sorry for the gaps in posts, I've been distracted lately with some other stuff.

The good news: I've been inspired to get back to training, via a bit of a challenge. I'll post more about it later.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Although I wouldn't be suprised to see this get a government grant.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Do not cross the state. Obey the state.

Clap at a graduation, you better say you're sorry. Otherwise, the kid you clapped for might not get her diploma.
School officials withheld the diplomas because they said the cheering violated a school policy aimed at restoring graduation decorum. Officials told the five female students and their parents Friday that they would hand over diplomas if they received apologies -- even anonymously.

Following the meeting, Assistant Superintendent Joel Estes declined to comment to reporters.

The students' family members said Peoria attorney Jeffrey Green contacted the group Friday after hearing about the case. He plans to send a letter to school officials this week, seeking an apology and the denied diplomas.

The case may go to court if the diplomas aren't delivered, but the students and their parents say they won't seek punitive damages.

Honors student Caisha Gayles said she just wants to get her diploma and move on.

"It's just dumb. It's petty," Gayles said.

The students denied the diplomas say school officials wanted them to track down the cheering culprits. They say that is impossible, because they don't know who might have cheered in the crowd of about 2,000 people.

It's dumb all right. But it's just one more signal, one more sign that no one will recognize about how far we've gone astray. Statists, you realize this is what you want, yes?

Via Catallarchy