Biking is making me younger.

Originally posted on Bike Like Crazy:

DSC01056Throughout my teen years and into the beginning of my twenties, I lived a sedentary life. I also really love food (which is why I cook in a restaurant). It doesn’t take much to figure out that the combination of those two factors wasn’t good for my health. My energy levels plummeted and even completing a regular shift at work left me drained. I didn’t have the motivation to accomplish much outside of work, all I really felt like doing was sitting around and watching my favorite cooking shows.

But then I started biking to work. Not all the time, but once or twice a week. Although it was fun and it felt good to be out in the fresh air, those ten miles to or from work seemed endless. But as many of you have experienced in your own lives, biking can be rather addictive. Three years ago, I…

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The Process of Drying.

The leaves crumbled and disappeared.

They’ve regrown.

And I am still here.

Rusty hands and all.

staring at another four years in a federal I.d. photo.

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right now? sleep ….

… seems the most likely occurrence for the evening.

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Vacuum Clog

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I think the pictures speak for themselves.

However, I often need things spelled out for me, so in the spirit of sharing and advancing human relations I am adding some explanatory text.

The vacuum was clogged and I had planned on unscrewing the back hose bracket so I could better handle the hose.

The idea was to press the hose together so it would be both as short as possible and ridgid making easier to work with.

Not having the correct tool I couldn’t do that, so, old school America for the win!!!

Using a knife I cut the hose near where I thought the clog was heaviest.

A wire hanger was used to push/pull the clog into an unobstructed state and finally duct tape was used to seal the hose.

I then vacuumed the floor which was growing extremely unattractive and verfied a job well done!

Ideally, a new hose would be purchased, but we will see how it holds up.

Thanks for coming!

Now go call your mother! Mine too while someone is fulfilling the chore of chatting up the Moms.

Inaugural Train Ride

It may be weird of me to note this, but, I hope it inspires someone!
My new commuter ride on the train for the first time! Actually the second if I count the day the bike was bought. ;) l

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Diamondback Almost Reborn?

First in a series of two about my bikes:

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random-ish mobile post

Happy New Year! A wee bit late!

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Originally posted on calculatedmess:

interesting facts about time

The Sumerians of Mesopotamia, who is thought to have invented writing in the 4th century BC, based their numerical system on powers of 60 (instead of 100) subdivided into multiples of 10. It was from this system that Sumero-Babylonians developed the time system that we use today: each hour divided into 60 minutes, which are divided into 60 seconds.

In olden days time was told mostly by sundials and the first mechanical clock is thought to have been designed by an Italian monk around 1275. The clock was driven by the slow pull of a falling weight, basically like a very big hour hand.

Dating from about 1386, Salisbury Cathedral Clock is claimed to be the oldest working clock in the world. Like all clocks of that time it has no face but strikes the hour on a bell.

First clock invented

Today, the International Atomic Time, kept by 300 atomic…

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