Random musings (only the first one is important)

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Still here? I did warn you this wasn't unimportant. Of course, it wouldn't be my blog if I didn't talk about Lost at least once. I must have been the last person to know about The Lost Podcast. I'm listening to it now and it's pretty good. I definitely agree with their assertion that "Henry" is the best thing on the show now. They also have a dang good wiki on the Lost Experience.

You can now also buy a novel from one of the Lost castaways: "Bad Twin", written by Gary Troup. The story was mentioned in the last episode. We saw Sawyer reading it and he was anxious to see how it ended. I've added it to my wishlist since, well, I can't not feed my Lost addiction.
Last but not least - the past year has been "medical" year for me. I'm not in great shape. I'm overweight. I don't exercise, but in general I'm healthy. (Please, no comments. I know I need to exercise.) But for some reason, the last year has been wacky. First I had the Poison Ivy Attack back last September, which I had no idea I even knew was possible. Then back in January I hurt my arm by tearing a rotator cuff. Something else I didn't know I had.

Now I'm fighting a cough. I've had it for two weeks and a few nights ago had some chest pain when coughing. I gave up and went to the Doc in the Box and turns out I had a bronchial infection. I got a cortisone shot (which I got the last two times I went to a doctor) and 3 prescriptions. I am feeling much better today. I'm still coughing a bit, but most of the pain is gone.

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Teddy Payne posted on 5/5/2006 at 10:48 PM

Better, you will become.

I hope you get better man. Try and do some cf_walking when your lungs allow.

Comment 2 by Justice posted on 5/5/2006 at 11:09 PM

I hear ya Ray. I am a big guy (6'3", 257 lbs until recently), and I went on a DDR Kick (for those who dont know, DDR = Dance Dance Revolution, very fun game and great way to get in shape) I was feeling the 'programmers spread' for sure.

We had a competition at work for weight loss on teams, and over 8 weeks I lost a total of 40 lbs doing DDR 1/2 hour a day (or more lately as the addiction has built up) and eating better. Best thing I have done is stopped drinking pop, and I feel so much better. DDR is such an awesome workout too, especially at higher difficulties. Not trying to brow-beat you into anything, just offering what worked and continues to work for me!

And for anyone in the DDR 'know', I managed to pull an A on heavy mode Holic the other day, I was very geeked =)

Comment 3 by Jen posted on 5/5/2006 at 11:34 PM

Hi Ray,

I will totally "second" the DDR recommendation. My son does this at school - and we just had to get one at home. It's a great family activity and there is even a "calorie counting" mode. (http://www.generation-fit.c...

Justice - wow, congrats! I am challenged by the "Light" mode!


Comment 4 by Bishop posted on 5/6/2006 at 12:42 AM

Ya know, even if someone laid doen $10,000 and could guaruntee me that I would lose weight I don't think I could manage to get myself to do DDR. It scares me.

I think I will spend my time praticing my sword play with my Darth Vader lightsabre. Museum of Science + Start Wars exibit - $100+ = giddiness and joy :)

Comment 5 by Goose posted on 5/6/2006 at 12:50 AM

DDR is even more fun playing Double on Heavy with two pads :)

Comment 6 by Justice posted on 5/6/2006 at 1:10 AM

whoa goose, I am *just* getting comfortable with 1 pad on heavy, I have tried 2 pads a few times and got myself a bit twisted ;)

Comment 7 by Goose posted on 5/6/2006 at 1:52 AM

Don't worry, it took me a while to do it too.

Comment 8 by dirk posted on 5/6/2006 at 4:10 PM

Hi Ray, I decided to get you a get well gift and to feed your addiction at the same time, hope you'll enjoy the book.

Comment 9 by Raymond Camden posted on 5/6/2006 at 4:28 PM

Thanks! I actually just finished a book last night, the sequel to Dies the Fire, a book I reviewed earlier. I'm going to try to get the review for this one up today.

Comment 10 by Jeff Houser posted on 5/6/2006 at 6:10 PM

It's hard to excersize on a routine basis, especially when you work from home (and there is very little incentive to leave the house).

I have found that buying an mp3 player and downloading a bunch of Podcasts is is good inspiration to go for a walk each day. I'm currently plowing through the ColdFusion podcast, and am enjoying them.

Just food for thought.

Comment 11 by Raymond Camden posted on 5/12/2006 at 6:16 PM

Hey dirk, the book came in yesterday. Thank you!