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My Team In Training team (about 40 people from the South Bay) has raised $278,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society this year. This makes me happy. 10 more days 'til Go Time!
Today we have rain on the course, to wash away the stench of Summer Tourist: - Brian Johns
Well, rain at the top of the mountain, at least. - Brian Johns
Amazing job! Are you getting nervous, or do you feel ready? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
A little of both? After a year of occasional nervousness I'm ready to be done being nervous and get on with it. I think I'm ready but nothing's a sure thing, so there's still some nervousness. If this weren't such a once-in-a-lifetime thing I would be less nervous but the reality is that if something goes wrong for me and I don't finish, it'll be a long time before I get to try again. - Brian Johns
I have faith in you! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
You are all both angels and rock stars. :D <3 <3 <3 And you'll do this. Knowing how awesome TNT's coaches and training programs are, I know you've been completely prepared for this, and you yourself have put in a lot of hard work and taken care of yourself well. You are going to cross that finish line an Ironman. Guaranteed. :) GO TEAM!!!! - Hookuh Tinypants
This weekend! Whee! You're going to kick ass. You've trained for nearly a year. Time to go into beast mode and rock it. We're all cheering for you and know you'll cross that finish line. Go Team!! - Tamara J. B.
Sometimes I'm afraid that my subtle Internet humor and mockery/imitation of the media is _too_ subtle and people might think I'm the kind of idiot that I mean to mock. I guess I'll just leave it as an exercise to the reader.
Maybe. It's hard to tell. - Brian Johns
If I were stranded on a desert island and could only have access to two websites, they would be The Onion and Wikipedia. I think that says a lot about me. - Brian Johns
A friend of mine on a different brand of FriendFeed said they would choose gmail so they could email their spouse and get rescued. Well played, Joe. - Brian Johns
Cristo is going to be up a creek in a few months. Wasted picks. - NOT THE CRICKET
Old dilapidated ones, but you'll have to source the materials and do all the work to make your own meal. - NOT THE CRICKET
For people with a crush on Sara Bareilles:
This is my favorite SF Giants thing right now:
Because really, what else is there left? - Brian Johns
Nice! - Brian Johns
20 mile run at Pacific Grove, last big workout before Ironman Tahoe 3 weeks from today. It was very nice out there today!
Well done, Brian! - Tamara J. B.
Thanks! I've never run farther than 14 miles before so this was a big step up. I feel pretty good. - Brian Johns
Oh wow! That is a big milestone. Congrats! Now you taper? - Tamara J. B.
Yep - 3 weeks of shorter, but still intense workouts. The last week will be mostly resting and stretching and keeping loose. - Brian Johns
Tonight: Chinese foot massage! - Brian Johns
Sweet! Well deserved. I'm rooting for you. :) - Tamara J. B.
Awesome job, Sparky! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Bib numbers for Ironman Lake Tahoe have been posted - I'm 124. Shit's getting real here, people.
So stoked for you. I know you're going to rock it. Go Brian go! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Experts Point To Long, Glorious History Of Successful U.S. Bombing Campaigns:
All experts on the subject then agreed unanimously that, if you want to create positive and lasting change in a troubled region, change that you will one day look back on with a deep sense of confidence, pride, and assurance that you did the right thing, then bombing campaigns are almost always the way to go. - Brian Johns
From the previous post: “The president has conferred with his top advisors and is currently considering everything from authorizing missile strikes against Syrian regime targets, to taking out Syrian regime targets with missile strikes—nothing is off the table at this point.” - John (bird whisperer)
What some of us TiVo-peeps have been working on recently:
Grats to us! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Looks really cool. Depending on cable options in Palmdale, that might be a good solution. We'll need something, since we're leaving the existing TiVos here for Jojo and our friend Eddie, who's going to move in with him as a sort of RA/minimal adult supervision kinda person. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
But does it have a screensaver? - Me
Ha! That's funny. - Brian Johns
I will be getting the lowest-end model, because that's the one that supports ATSC. (Free HDTV over the air, from my roof-mounted antenna) - Brian Johns
Roamio, Roamio.... wherefore art thou, Roamio? - Louis Gray
Ironman Tahoe update: Today is the one year anniversary of the passing of my friend Greg, and I find it fitting that today I have passed my fundraising minimum for the Ironman I'm doing in his memory. Thank you everyone for your generous donations! Our dollars are going to a good cause, so hopefully nobody else will have to lose their Greg.
Over 50 of you came together and donated from $20 on up, and with 6 weeks left to go this thing is feeling very real. I'm ready to go. - Brian Johns
Looking forward to you nailing this, Sparky! In awe of the execution. I don't think I could complete any of the legs. - Louis Gray
Congratulations on the fundraising goal, Sparky! - Stephen Mack
Congrats and what an awesome things you're doing to honor Greg and help cancer patients everywhere. You're going to rock that Ironman. - Tamara J. B.
Can't make this stuff up: Utah pageant winner, 3 others charged with throwing homemade bombs from car
related: The homecoming queen's got a gun: - Brian Johns
Utah? I would have guessed Florida or Texas. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The new sport that's taking over the world: Mountain Couching
For all you people who love cats failing:
I'm no expert, but I think you've got a problem when your city sets up a toll-free hotline specifically to report sexual harassment by the current mayor. ‪#‎sandiego‬
Yeah, that's a problem. - Katy S
Sharknado gets midnight theatrical release:
Whyyyyy - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Because drunk college students need something to do on Friday night? - Brian Johns
I think you'd have to be REALLY drunk. - Stephen Mack
It would be better if there was a director's cut or something. - Brian Johns
Sharknado had a director???? - Friar Will
It must have had a director, because how else would the sharks know where to go and what to say? Duh. - Brian Johns
Good one, Brian. - Friar Will
It's hard to argue with that kind of logic, eh? ;-) - Brian Johns
Jumped. The. Shark. - Louis Gray
CBC had a fun interview with the screenwriter. Almost 9 minutes. - Betsy
quantify "really drunk?" #askingforafriend - WarLord
So, if you were a journalist that Snowden had turned over all his material to, (much of it still unreleased) I guess that would make you a pretty big target for the NSA.
From a Reuter's article: "The Rio de Janeiro-based columnist for Britain's Guardian newspaper said he has recruited the help of experts to understand some of the 15,000 to 20,000 classified documents from the National Security Agency that Snowden passed him, some of which are "very long and complex and take time to read."" - Brian Johns
Direct quote from my two year old girl: (while sobbing) "I don't want to go to school. I want to go to the mall."
I don't think I'm going to show her that video. - Brian Johns
Aww, why not, it's Robin Sparkles! - Jonathan Disher
OK - I just had to go read up on Robin Sparkles and the Slap Bet episode of How I Met Your Mother. I love the video for all the Canadiana, and because I love the 80's. - Brian Johns
So you'll totally show it to her now, right? :) - Jonathan Disher
Let's have a moment of silence for tonight's workout, BECAUSE I KILLED IT.
LIKE A BOSS! Well done, sir! - Tamara J. B.
Today was the longest, hardest ride I've ever done: 104 miles, about 8,000 feet of climbing. We're down to the last 5 hard weeks of training and we're not wasting our time.
I was thinking about your effort today, Sparky! Not that far away. Good luck sir! - Louis Gray
Great job, Sparky! How do you feel? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Whoa, you earned TWENTY personal records. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hamstrings are a little tight but other than that I feel surprisingly good today. (8 mile run scheduled for today - we'll see about that) My main problem after long bike rides is the energy drain. I'm using WAY more calories than I can replenish during the ride. - Brian Johns
Good luck on your run. And eat some nachos or something. :) Amazing job! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
You're awesome. Such an inspiration!! - Tamara J. B.
That's pretty epic, sir. good work! - Jonathan Disher
And then I get home from a 4 mile walk with Kim and Olivia, and read this again, and go :( - Jonathan Disher
Sharknado, tonight on Syfy. (includes trailer video)
Makes me wish I had cable. - Brian Johns
This interview is great: - Brian Johns
Truths about introverts and extroverts:
It must be so sad to be an introvert. I wonder if I've ever met one... - Brian Johns
Looks legit. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
"Extroverts can keep talking for as long as two hours after their heads are chopped off." I bet that one is SO TRUE! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
That one especially made me LOL. - Brian Johns
I will be tolerant of Orson Scott Card by not gay-marrying him.
‘Angry Trayvon’ app to shut down, developer says:
"The game app featured a main character who wore a hooded sweatshirt and shared a name with Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Fla., in February 2012. The Trayvon character in the game held a baseball bat and attacked other characters." - Brian Johns
The Mom From ‘The Cat in the Hat’ Finally Speaks:
Happy 2013th birthday America! We really showed those French who's boss, right?
Mais oui! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
THis article about people being stuck in airports for months or years is fascinating:
And now we get today's SCOTUS decisions...
Congrats on your big day! So happy for you, Sparky! - Louis Gray
Training for Ironman Tahoe is coming along nicely. Went up to Tahoe for a training weekend. Swam a little, biked a lot, had a gorgeous run. The bike course is hard but I'm confident I'll be able to do it in the allotted time. More info on my blog:
Awesome job, Sparky! And you look great. - Stephen Mack
397 feet elevation change during the 14 mile run is certainly not flat. Dude. 11pm finish on race day. I'm glad you're ready! - Stephen Mack
This will make some people angry: "AMA declares obesity a disease"
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