Just so many things to do
Not writing. Thinking about writing, but not actually getting to do it. For starters, what little write time I have has been sucked up by an addictive first-person shooter, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon. Realistic, modern war scenarios. I totally suck at it, so it's a good thing I'm not in the Middle East right now. I've been feeling the need for a new shooting game for a while now. Otherwise, allergies are making me insane. Worked on cleaning out the basement and garage yesterday, and paid today with crazy racing allergy head and red, red eyes. Overdid the caffeine a little today, too, so I'm mighty zippy! And testy. And filled with rants against public radio. Don't get me started. On Saturday, I got to saddle up and take my first real bike ride of the season, did about 17 miles through the hills of Rensselaer County. If my bike computer's altimeter function (stop snickering!) is to be believed, I climbed over 1100 vertical feet, and many of the hills are a good 7-8% grade, so it was a nice workout. Love my bike. Love it. Nearly as much as I love my new Oakley sunglasses. Finally, serious prescription shades. (Weirdness when I ordered them, though. Opticians said my scrip was in Oakley's range, and double-checked. So, fine. Then I get a call that Oakley's lab can't do that scrip, but they can have another lab do it and put them in those frames, and it'll probably work out fine. So, fine. Then I get a call a week later: "You know those sunglasses that Oakley said they couldn't do? They just arrived." Somebody was out some money on that, but not me.) These are so nice, no distortion, wider field of view than my regular glasses, excellent sun protection without being overly dark, and they're wraps so they keep wind, snow, bugs, etc. off my eyes. Spectacular for skiing, even better for biking. Wish I could sneak out for a ride tomorrow, but can't. Hannah and I lost momentum on running, but I hope to get that back tomorrow. She has been sick with that spiky fever everyone under 16 seems to have, up and down, up and down, and I got too busy with cleaning yesterday and felt like I'd taken enough time off on Saturday with the bike ride. Gotta go out to the Salt City Sunday night, so I think we'll bring along the kids and they can do the zoo or something on Monday, then I'll take Tuesday and we'll all do something else together. Springtime in Syracuse . . . ah, the memories.
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