(via Awkward Family Photos) There is a certain amount of…

(via Awkward Family Photos)

There is a certain amount of creepiness here that’s hard to handle.

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date Sep 11th 2009
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September 11th The front yard is in shambles, but it already…

September 11th

The front yard is in shambles, but it already looks better than it ever has.

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date Sep 11th 2009
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September 10th Can I please stop popping goddamn stupid tires?…

September 10th

Can I please stop popping goddamn stupid tires?  How many flats does this world have left to deal me?

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date Sep 11th 2009
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September 9th Seriously, guys?  You’re on Twitter, but you…

September 9th

Seriously, guys?  You’re on Twitter, but you can’t even take photos of the products you’re selling? 40+ pages of hand drawn New Balance sneakers and Tackle Boxes?  I mean, for realzy?

Interesting fact: the paper texture I hoakily used on this photo is the same one that I used on Ally’s blog header (twice).

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date Sep 10th 2009
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I am not an athlete. I have not followed a regular workout regiment for nearly 10 years.  The last…

I am not an athlete.

I have not followed a regular workout regiment for nearly 10 years.  The last time my body fat percentage was checked, I was considered obese.  My BMI says nearly the same thing.

I do not watch what I eat.  I do not push myself.  I do not try to stay active.  I do not train.

I am not strong.  I am not fast.  Most importantly, I do not have endurance.

But for some reason I have chosen to do a 100 mile bike ride in 4 days, and I am very nervous.

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date Sep 9th 2009
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70 Miler on dailymile

70 Miler on dailymile

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date Sep 9th 2009
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September 8th I grew up cooking tortillas on an antique cast…

September 8th

I grew up cooking tortillas on an antique cast iron stove plate (like the ones on this guy).  One day, before Ally and I were dating, we were talking on the phone and she mentioned that she had just stuck her quesadilla in the microwave.  I was dumbfounded.  What an abomination of tortilla cooking, I thought.

My snobbery has since taken a back seat to the convenience of microwave ovens.  I’ve been primarily microwaving my quesadillas now for probably around 6 years, but my parents, the original preachers of my former philosophy, found Ally and me a tortilla plate (I can’t remember where, but it was detached from its original stove-top during the acquisition). It shall now forever live on our back right burner (which is too small to cook anything of any real substance or significant size/portion anyway), calling to us to throw a tortilla on it.  Go ahead, it says.  Lay one on me.

Today, I abided.

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date Sep 9th 2009
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September 7th Took a 70 mile bike ride today with Sheila and…

September 7th

Took a 70 mile bike ride today with Sheila and AJ.

I felt every pedal stroke for the last 15 miles with the firey intesity of hell.  It was tough.

I’m going to sleep well tonight.

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date Sep 7th 2009
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Not quite half way there.

Not quite half way there.

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date Sep 7th 2009
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September 6th I miss spending time on my computer every day….

September 6th

I miss spending time on my computer every day.  Even after the daily photo project ended, I still spent at least 30 minutes/day on it checking emails and reading blogs.

Now the iPhone has really taken over most of those basic computing tasks.  I mean, who needs a computer to check email anymore?

But sometimes I really miss the tactile crunch of my keyboard.

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date Sep 6th 2009
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