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In which I cover the week

Okay, where did the week go?

Not that I'm unhappy that tomorrow is Friday, mind you, but I really want to know what happened to this week. Really! I haven't had time to do much of anything this week, although I got in three good workouts - I want to go again tomorrow morning, but it's (yet another) snack day and since I'm bringing fresh fruit, I don't want to leave it sit in the car for an hour or so before work (it's already that hot in the mornings here). I suppose I could go out to the shed and dig out a cooler, but I'm sure we even have a small one anymore (the one that would be perfect is currently holding our potatoes).

Weight: However, I did see another six pounds lost (174 to 168 on the "official" scale at work, 161 at the gym, 156 at home). This makes me very happy. Of course, the folks at the gym haven't adjusted to the rising heat in Phoenix, so that early in the morning the air hasn't cooled the building down enough, and by the time I was halfway through the weight circuit I was sweating bullets. I hope that improves as it warms up (which it will only continue to do now).

I can't believe we're only a month or so away from the Solstice.

Johnny Cash: Bios done - anyone interested can look at it here. I also finished reading his autobiography. Very good book. I enjoyed his stories tremendously. Cash on Cash: "He's slowed down a lot, but he still sings fairly well. For an old guy, anyway. Hopefully, that'll continue to be the final word on Johnny Cash right up to the moment when, halfway through 'Ring of Fire' or 'I Still Miss Someone' or 'Sunday Morning Coming Down,' I'll just keel over and die on the stage, under the lights, with my band and my family around me and Fluke still laying down the beat. That's ever performer's dream, you know."

Cash on today's music industry: "I was working in a studio in Nashville one time, standing behind the board in the control room listening to a playback, when a man from Randy Travis's record company came in. 'What's going on over there at Warner Brothers?' I asked him. 'Oh, you know how it is,' he said. 'We're just looking for the new Randy Travis.' 'What's wrong with the one you've got?' was my response. I know exactly how it is, not just at Warner Brothers but everyone else in town, too, and it really annoys me."

"The very idea of unconventional or even original ideas ending up on 'country' radio in the late 1990s is absurd."

Writing: My book fix idea will likely work. I'm not done with the rebuilding, yet, so knock wood and all.

Television: I really enjoyed the Bones season finale. I wish the lead actress could, well, act. She makes Boreanez look like freakin' Olivier. The show itself is pretty good. Also enjoyed the season finale of Boston Legal, although it was a little padded to make the two hours. Haven't watched House yet, and I need to download Scrubs (don't worry, I'm paying for it). I even liked the Will & Grace finale - reminded me why I loved the show in the first place. Nice wrapup.

I know I was thinking of more things I wanted to commemorate forever in archives, but I can't remember 'em now. Go fig.


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May. 19th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
I love those quotes from Johnny. And I'm sure what he said about Randy Travis had a lot to do with why Randy fell off the radar for so many years.

6 lbs gone in 3 weeks. It's a start.

Oh, and I really liked both the Bones and Will & Grace finales, too. The best thing about Bones is that Temperance no longer beats people up for no reason anymore, which is why I stopped watching the show after around three episodes. I'm glad I started paying attention again.
May. 20th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
I was really happy about six pounds in two weeks. Whew!

Heck, you could put many names in place of Randy's there, though - including Mr. Yoakam, there.

I'm glad I started watching Bones again, myself - I mainly didn't watch it at first because it was on opposite NCIS, and given the choice of procedural shows, I preferred NCIS, but then they moved Bones to Wednesday, giving me a chance to give it another chance! I cried when Temperance and her brother decided to try the reconcilliation. Made me think of what might have been between my brother and I if he'd made it past the heroin.
May. 22nd, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)
May. 22nd, 2006 02:58 am (UTC)
Thanks. :-)
May. 19th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
I forgot to set the VCR to record Boston Legal, as the Tivo was busy recording something else I wanted. Oops.

Michael keeps threatening to buy me another Tivo, but I suspect that would make things worse, not better.
May. 20th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
I hardly have time to watch the shows I TAPE. Tivo would ensure I never leave the house. Of course, I still WANT it! :-D
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