1. Because you knew it was coming:
2. I'm so sick of construction. Today is supposed to be the last day of repairs at my apartment. There's still another week to go at the office. Earlier the Russian workers here were fighting. At least, we think they were fighting; it was all in Russian.
3. Got a new pair of Nike Lunarglides last night. My feet and legs were a lot happier after this morning's run than they have been. The new ones are still dark gray, but with light gray accents instead of neon pink.
4. I also got my first pair of compression socks and nearly dislocated several joints getting them on. I got one and a half socks on last night before I noticed they were labeled L and R. After nearly dislocating several joints getting them off, I finally got both socks on. And, totally worth the beaucoup bucks those socks cost as all my aches and pains -- well, except for the joints I nearly dislocated -- disappeared instantly.
5. Last night and tonight at the office they are installing the granite countertops. Don't ask me why we're getting granite countertops in an office. We have no fucking clue. Anyhow, the glue they use is quite potent. You could huff quite effectively in the men's room (the only fully working bathroom we had today).
6. I have a guest post lined up over the next few days. I didn't see my guest poster this morning so I hope that means he is busy putting it together. Should be up by Wednesday.
7. I have to come back to the office around 9:00 p.m. to lock up after the workers. They damn well better be done by 9:00 because I'm going to want to go to bed early.
8. Julie and I had three miles on the agenda this morning and we ran all but two laps of the track of it. Today was the first day we didn't count the half-mile walk to the track so that we could get a better idea of how our pace is progressing. We walked a lap, ran 1.25 miles, walked another lap, then ran the last 1.25 miles. All on very tired legs.
9. We've been giving nicknames to all the other folks who show up at the track. There is this one little Asian guy that shows up right after us. He looks to be in his 50s and he is just a machine. I think he does five miles a day, at maybe a steady 10 minute mile pace. I call him the Asian Rocky -- or Locky, if you like. Our goal is to one day keep pace with Locky. We also have Push Up Guy and Kind of Creepy Other Asian Guy.
10. I think I'm going to wait to take any more vacation days until my boss is back from his vacation. Let him feel the pain.
11. We're also going to leave his office all disassembled. We had to reorganize and redo the entire rest of the building to accommodate this bizarre remodel. The new microwave? You could cook a turkey in that thing, it's that huge. And they're installing a cook-top. In a kitchen that's roughly five feet by five feet. We have no idea who is going to be cooking on it. But apparently we needed one.
12. I'm about three-quarters of the way through the new Harry Dresden. It is absolutely excellent. And so far Harry has quoted not only Star Wars (he does that in probably every book) but also Princess Bride and -- best of all -- one of my very favorite movies, Big Trouble in Little China. I have to confess, I did skip ahead to the ending so I know who murdered Harry (he died at the end of the last book before this one -- or did he?) and it was a great twist. There was also a lot of resolution in this book to many, many things from the whole series, but in a way that sets up the next book in a fabulous way for new beginnings but also without leaving everything else behind. If that makes sense.
13. My tummy is beginning to growl, so it is time to go home now. Ciao!