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

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Farewell, Rose Tyler (Finally)

Farewell, Rose Tyler (Finally)

Sometimes life comes up with amazing little synchronicities, perfect little coincidences that come out of nowhere and make you smile. This morning, after doing 130 pushups (holy crap!) and then walking over four miles on the treadmill, I arrived at Rose Tyler's big emotional departure. She walked out onto the beach at Bad Wolf Bay in Norway, the Doctor appeared, and then... the DVD glitched and hung up. I tried to take the disc out and clean whatever smudge was causing the problem, but my sweaty hands only made it worse. So that's how I said goodbye to the Sainted Rose today, by shrugging and thinking, "Ah, well, I remember how it ended. Goodbye."


How it should have ended...

Fingers On Lips!

Apr 09 2018
Fingers On Lips!

I am so tired right now. I've been awake since 4:30am. At 5:45am I finally gave up, got out of bed, and did 114 pushups before hitting the treadmill. That just seems surreal. I can't go to bed quite yet, I've got a software release to do in about ninety minutes. So in the meantime let's talk Doctor Who.

It Eats You, Starting With Your Bottom

Apr 06 2018
It Eats You, Starting With Your Bottom

So, the big thing today: I actually did 100 pushups this morning!! I absolutely did not expect to be able to do it, but there it is. When I started the 100 Pushups program on February 20th I could do a grand total of three. Forty five days later, and I hit my goal. How cool is that? I have definitely seen a change in my upper body. I am very, very happy with this progress.

I also watched a really good episode of Doctor Who this morning, so let's talk about that.

Unlike Idiots We Ideate

Apr 04 2018
Unlike Idiots We Ideate

This morning when I started my scheduled pushup program, I knew there was no way I would hit the targets. It was a flatly ridiculous notion that I could do 88 pushups. And then... I did 88 pushups! So that was a nice way to start my day. Unfortunately, I got started on that so late that I had to put off my treadmill time until almost 9pm.

But I got it done, so let's talk about it.

 

Those Aren't Tears of Joy

Those Aren't Tears of Joy

Everybody has pet peeves that matter to them but seemingly to nobody else. For me, right near the top of the list is any title that uses the construction "Rise of the (fill in the blank)". It ranks right up there with the phrase "the one that started it all" and with song lyrics about tall mountains and wide rivers. I can't tell you precisely why those things annoy me. I mean, sure, they are all lazy and trite, but there are plenty of lazily trite phrases in the world that don't bother me at all. But give me a story that starts with "Rise of the..." and you have already lost me.

So you can imagine how I felt when, in order to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first appearance of the Cybermen, Doctor Who went with Rise of the Cybermen for the story title. *shudder*  So let's talk about that.

I'm the Doctor, and I Just Snogged Madame de Pompadour

I'm the Doctor, and I Just Snogged Madame de Pompadour

This morning I weighed in under 250 lbs again for the first time in eleven days, and actually at my lowest weight in more than twenty. Of course, it was also after not only an hour on the treadmill but another hour out doing yard work, so I was more than a little dehydrated. We'll see if tomorrow continues the happy trend. 

In other news, I watched one of my very favorite episodes of Doctor Who this morning and loved every minute of it. So let's talk about that.

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