Now that we've moved into the latest century I actually have DVR. This means I can save all of those great movies that I've seen dozens of times but somehow never owned on DVD (there's something about not owning every movie ever produced and finding great pleasure in seeing it in the TV listings). Here are a few of those films that we don't own (ok, maybe we do) and when they're on we love to watch them - or at least I'd like to watch them now:
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971 version ONLY) (btw, I swear Veruca Salt sings 'I want a bean feast' before she plummets down the bad egg chute)
- Any James Bond Movie (though I own all but from Russia With Love, which is one of my favorites)
- Star Wars
- Top Gun
- Patriot Games
- Uncle Buck
I thought the following image would help inspire a few folks through their training. If it doesn't inspire you, it will likely anger you. It's pretty much the most confusing piece of art I've ever seen. Terrible doesn't really cover just how insane it is. It's about a good as a video of someone riding a bike through a graveyard - WHICH BEN REMOVED FROM HIS SITE (cowardly to remove such a bad post).
I'm still pretty knackered from a decent effort up Tam plus all of the hard miles I've been running. Today my legs got a break and I got in a swim! My coach has me doing longer (300s) efforts 4-6x at a faster but sustainable pace - it's getting easier every week, so I push harder. Lately I've seen good progress and even got a compliment today from a real live swimmer (the kind who takes 6 strokes and is across the pool in 1/2 the time it takes me to paddlewheel it). I think that was my first and it wasn't 'man, you use a pull buoy longer than anyone I know' and it also wasn't 'you're a paddlewheeling fool'. I'll feel good about it for about 12 days before Ben makes me feel bad again by video taping me and naming the videos sad and depressing titles.
I'm looking forward to racing on Sunday down at the UVAS triathlon, I think the distance is .75/18/5 miles. I may even wash my bike before the event so I don't have to endure it's cement mixer-like sounds.
It's a big weekend of racing for a bunch of people - I think Greg/Court10ay are racing the Columbia Triathlon, Me and Westie are racing UVAS, and Kelly is racing Auburn. Sarah is going to be racing ____________? Ben heads off to Korea for an ITU race in a week along with my friend Chris Tremonte. It should be interesting to hear how that goes. I am behind on what else is going on in the sport - so hopefully with a slow end to my week I can catch up. Right now work is insanely busy and I swear that when I get home it's whirlwind of activity which includes, changing clothes (I ride home), eat dinner, play with kids, bathe kids/shower, change, jammie the kids, holler a few things to Greta, sit down, help pick up (I like to think I do this), stretch, watch 30 mins of something/read, get milk before bed (kids), lock up house, put kids down, after they get up 21 more times, put them down again, maybe have glass of wine, sit down with Greta and watch 30 mins of something or read or intend on doing either of those and instead falling asleep - all of this in about 2-2.5 hours.
I'm a real hoot.
For those of you who don't live in the Marin area, here's why we left Seattle: