apartment cleaning

Did I ever anticipate having so much crap in The Burrow? Man. It's not like the place is very big. It's actually quite cozy, and somehow it's become even more cozy over the course of 2006. At least the kitchen is out of the way (and looking quite nice, I…

stein dems shoot selves in foot

Okay, why in the name of everything that's good about the District of Columbia did the Gertrude Stein Democrats endorse Linda Cropp for mayor? Did they not notice that Cropp doesn't believe that the LGBT population should have the same rights as heterosexual couples? Are the Stein Dems not only…

keillor’s wit

I've always found the humor of Garrison Keillor to be top notch: subtle, yet biting, reflective upon the quirks (good and bad) about the United States and its overall condition. A Prairie Home Companion (and its short-lived intermi version, American Radio Theatre) has never failed to entertain, and Keillor's books…

workout log: 11 june 2006

Activity: road cycling Location: Dupont Circle > Avenel/Potomac, MD Distance: 30.8 miles (moderately hilly) Duration: 1:55 Weather: sunny and breezy, 76 degrees Avg HR: 141 (max 164) Type: aerobic A recovery ride on an adaptation of the usual course. The HR max came on a hill where I had to…

workout log: 10 june 2006

Activity: road cycling Location: Black Hill Park, MD > Jefferson, MD Distance: 62.7 miles (hilly) Duration: 3:24 Weather: sunny and windy, 68 degrees Avg HR: 166 (max 186) Type: aerobic PPTC "Black Hills Picnic Ride." A fun ride that drew almost 200 riders to the Maryland exurbs. The wind was…

a reason to ride

This morning marks the first time I've taken the car to work in over a month, and it makes me grateful that I usually ride the bike. It's not that I'm out of practice driving, but the drive - short as it is - is very stressful. Parents taking their…

workout log: 6 june 2006

Activity: road cycling Location: Dupont Circle > Potomac/Avenel, MD Distance: 36.3 miles (hilly) Duration: 2:04 Weather: sunny, 79 degrees Avg HR: 164 (max 183) Type: aerobic PPTC "Downtown Breakaway" ride. I missed the ride start, but caught up with the group within the first mile. Then I got dropped due…

r.i.p. billy preston

It's a sad day for music fans - especially fans of The Beatles, George Harrison and Eric Clapton - as Billy Preston, the "fifth Beatle" during the Get Back/Let It Be sessions, died this morning after a prolonged illness. Preston was 59. Billy Preston met The Beatles in the early…