Monday, July 27, 2009

Harpists playing people to death

I remember cartoons with harpists floating along the dismembered soul floating up to heaven, but do we really have to play people to death?

What would it be like if you were in the hospital, and the guy next door had a harp start playing for him, would you think "Oh crap, I'm going, I'm not ready to die!!!" That's what I'd think.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ontario Announces Rebates of Up to C$10,000 for Plug-in Electric Drive Vehicles

Ontario Announces Rebates of Up to C$10,000 for Plug-in Electric Drive Vehicles, but more exciting is that they have a goal of getting 5% of the vehicles on the roads to a plug-in hybrid or all electric vehicle by 2020. To help this 20% of all new government purchases will be one of these forms of electric vehicles.

Since there are currently no mass produced plug-in hybrids, I'm guessing this is going to be a backloaded goal, however, the rebates will just about guarantee good sales of the first plug-in Prius in Canada.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Weight loss week 3

Weight 241
I'm disappointed that all of the additional exercise this week did not translate into weight loss. I'm not sure of the reason. I didn't eat more junk food, but I may have had larger portions of food. I definitely felt hungrier. I'm satisfied with the amount of exercise, but I need to control my food intake better.

Sunday - I rode the exercise bike for another 15 miles.
Saturday - I rode the exercise bike for 15 miles today, and then before bed I ran 3 miles. It was a ton of exercise, but I really needed to get the distance in for the lazy man I am doing.
Friday - I took a day off after a couple of good days of exercise.
Thursday - I rode the exercise bike 15 miles. It was a great exercise with lots of sweat.
Wednesday - I got up early and rode my bike 3 miles, then ran 1 mile.
Tuesday - I got up early and ran 3 miles
Monday - I didn't do anything on Monday, I was a little disappointed in myself.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Weight loss week 2

Erin signed me up for a Lazy Man's iron man in July. I have to run 26.2 miles, bike 112 miles, and swim 2.4 miles. I did the same thing last year, and despite worrying about the swimming, it was actually the easiest part last year.

Weight: 240 - Down one pound from last week.

Sunday - I put Jaden in the bike trailer and pulled him for 4 miles. That was a lot harder than just getting myself over the distance. Plus the heat, I felt sick for the next hour afterwards.
Saturday - I ended up going in to work today to get caught up on things and didn't exercise.
Friday - I stayed home and spent most of the day working on the computer. I didn't exercise.
Thursday - I was able to get up early today and run/walk for 2 miles before work. My legs are a little tired, but I felt really good.
Wednesday - First day of the Lazy Man. I meant to get up and run in the morning, but I was up too late last night. I walked 1 mile at lunch.
Tuesday - I got up early and rode the exercise bike for 15 minutes, not much but something. I walked 1 mile in about 20 minutes at lunch time.
Monday - I left for work at 7:30 AM and didn't get home until 11 PM. I did not get to exercise.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Palin resigns early

Sarah Palin has resigned, I don't understand the reason, but this is definitely putting her in my do not vote for President pile. At the very least I want a President that will finish out the office that they were elected for, when the Presidential election will not happen in the middle of that term.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building

The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability (Sustainable Design) has been released to help builders learn how to make buildings greener.

I find it ironic though that this 416 page tome is not offered in an electronic format. They'll tell us how to make our buildings green, but they aren't offering a way to help us cut down on the paper, and all of the water and energy that goes into producing a physical book.