One fat geek's SUCCESSFUL attempt to regenerate into a not-so-fat geek by watching the entirety of Doctor Who while walking on a treadmill

Not The Indian Tomb

Not The Indian Tomb

I watched the first half of Snakedance this morning. It's a great story, and I'll get to it in a second, but first -- you absolutely have to watch this scene, from the 1959 Fritz Lang classic The Indian Tomb, featuring the dance sequence that I always think of when I hear the title of this current Doctor Who story. If Debra Pagen doesn't entrance you like she does the snake, I don't even know what to say.

Anyway, let's talk about today's viewing.

The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Reloaded

Today was my first day at the new Time Treadmill command center, in our newly remodeled master bedroom. I still have more work to do in there, but my new workout area is good to go. It was really nice, I could absolutely tell the difference between the old carpeting vs the new good quality underlayment, hardwood floor, and new mat underneath the treadmill itself. It was much, much quieter. Two days earlier I had worked out with the treadmill just on the bare subfloor and it was so loud it sounded like the house was going to shake apart. I am very happy.

So let's talk Doctor Who.

Regeneration

Dec 29 2017
Regeneration

I have been deep in the weeds of remodeling our master bedroom this week. Today I finally got the new Time Treadmill command center all tricked out, but so late in the day that I just can't bring myself to start a workout. I'll be back at it tomorrow, wrapping up Arc of Infinity.

A Tale of Two Colins

A Tale of Two Colins

Right off the bat today, I have to put in a plug for how awesome the LifeSpan customer service is for their treadmills. If you are in the market, I can heartily recommend the LifeSpan treadmills not only for the quality of the machines themselves, but for amazing customer support they provide. While moving around our treadmill today (I just installed a new hardwood floor and had to wrestle it into its new home), a structural piece that holds the left support rail fractured. I called, expecting to have to pay a chunk of change for a replacement part, but instead was happily told that the part was still covered under warranty and that the new part would arrive in five days. I have already received the shipping notice, and it is in transit. How awesome is that?

In other news, I began the twentieth season of Doctor Who this morning. Let's talk about that.

I'll Explain Later

I'll Explain Later

It's been a productive day today. In addition to my regular workout, we got the master bedroom completely cleared out, put a fresh coat of paint all around, ripped out the carpet and padding, and sealed the subfloor. Tomorrow morning I start laying down the new hardwood floor. Oh, and on top of that we went out and finally saw the new Star Wars movie (it was aight, dog). But before I can go to bed I need to talk about the back half of the current Doctor Who story.

So let's talk about that.

The Time Concorde: Airport '82

The Time Concorde: Airport '82

Oh, such a day today. On the happy and productive side, I made good progress in our master bedroom remodel. Three of the four walls are painted, most of the baseboards are pulled. and a good chunk of the carpet is pulled. Tomorrow we will finish clearing the room and puling carpet, I will get the accent wall painted, and I will start laying the new hardwood floor. Ideally by Thursday afternoon everything will be done and back in place, including my new Time Treadmill setup. So that's pretty cool. On the unhappy and slightly terrifying side, I spent four hours at the emergency room this evening with my (autistic) son Benjamin and his mother. Oh Christmas Eve they were driving on the freeway when an erratic driver changed lanes directly into their car. The collision, at full freeway speed, caused the car to shoot across all lanes of traffic, leave the pavement, go up a tall embankment, and then come back down and briefly re-enter the high-speed lane before finally stopping on the shoulder. How they managed to not roll over or collide with any other vehicles, I have no idea. Nobody was seriously injured, but both Ben and his mom really needed to be checked out. Since the accident happened when it did, it took until today to make it into the emergency room. Good news: after several x-rays, both of them are cleared as having no structural injuries. They are both sore and taking muscle relaxers, but hopefully the soreness will pass. The car has been dropped of at the auto shop, and I will be shocked if it is not totaled. Cosmetically it is not in terrible shape, but I am sure the suspension and frame are completely wrecked from the off-road jaunt at 50+ mph. I am just grateful that it wasn't worse, because it could have easily been the very worst case indeed.

So anyway, quite a day. I did, however, manage to squeeze in my treadmill time. So let's talk about that.

It's a Treadmill!

Dec 26 2017
It's a Treadmill!

In last night's Christmas episode, Peter Capaldi totally name-checked my project! (Well, probably not really, but I *did* meet him and tell him about the Time Treadmill only a few weeks before they filmed his final episode, so maaaaayyyybe?)

Well there it is. Silly old universe. The more I save it, the more it nees saving. It's a treadmill.

Two Million Steps

Two Million Steps

My mind boggles to even say this, but as of today I have walked over two million steps on the treadmill since starting this ridiculous project. How wild is that? No joke, in the past ten months I have walked the equivalent of going from my house to Hartford, Connecticut (where a winter storm is about to dump twelve inches of snow overnight, brr!) Just typing that has made me tired, I think I might go take a nap.

But first, let's talk about today's story.

Bet Your Bottom Dollar that Tomorrow There'll Be Some...

Dec 23 2017
Bet Your Bottom Dollar that Tomorrow There'll Be Some...

So, I missed another day on the treadmill today. In my defense, I had to be up at 5am to take my sister to the airport following a lovely holiday visit, and then I had the final two performances of the show I have been in. Annie was an amazing experience, but in the course of 24 performances between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I missed more days on the treadmill this month than in the other nine months of this project combined. Tomorrow, though, I am full steam ahead. As a nifty bit of serendipity, because I missed today that means that I start Earthshock tomorrow, Christmas Eve. By extension that means that, because I have been a very good boy, I get to watch Adric die on Christmas Day. It's a holiday miracle!

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I'll Explain Later
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It's a Treadmill!
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