March 3rd, 2006

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Let the deluge begin

So, it's Friday afternoon and I'm at Firetower . . . surprise!

Anyway, I didn't realize how much I liked my headphones till they broke on me. Unfortunately, it seems that they're no longer made as both Best Buy and Amazon are sold out of them.

I was looking for other headphones that I might like, but I can't find anything. I'm using earbuds that came with my mp3 player right now, but I miss the behind the head design of the ones I had - kept them out of the way, and it was very secure. When I browsed online, all the behind the head ones available seem to be much bigger and clunkier - I really liked the fact that they were basically just earbuds with a behind the head connection.

Whoa - a search online shows that the Missoula Best Buy has them in stock . . . a shame that I'm not in driving condition. (Yes, I like the headphones enough that I would drive 4 hours round trip to get another pair . . . )

I'll probably just stick with my earbuds for now . . .
  • Current Music
    Augie March - One Crowded Hour ( [24k aac+])
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Dayton in Prevention News

I was surprised this morning to see that Dayton Northwest Weed and Seed was in the CADCA newsletter. Dayton is about 20 minutes south of where my parent's live in Ohio, and northwest Dayton is in pretty bad shape . . . it's good to see that there's progress being made . . .
  • Current Music
    No. 2 - Critical Mass ( [24k aac+])
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Thoughts from a gimp

So, I went to soccer last night - mainly since I was getting bored about sitting in the apartment, and I really don't need to be going to the bars every night . . . was slightly painful, as it made me want to be healthy and play . . . 11 days till I go back to the orthopod. Still a long road ahead though, since I'll probably get a walking cast then, and my muscle mass is going to be shot, so probably two months or more of building that back up.

I'm not sure if I'm imagining things, but my right thigh even looks smaller than my left right now - so looks like I'll be working on rebuilding my calves, quads, hamstrings, etc. Yea. The one other thing I was thinking while I was watching is that my speed is going to take a hit. While I was planning on doing speed training anyways when it started getting warmer out, it's definitely going to take a while before I'll be able to get any explosive strength back. This might also mean a change to the way I play soccer, since my general strategy has always been to just slow down a little, and then sprint past defenders when they think they've got me figured out. Hell, I still thought I was fast enough that I could kick the ball to one side of a defender, while sprinting around on the other to beat them . . . in any case, it's going to be interesting to see where my strength and speed are at once I'm out of a cast/brace/whatever.

I definitely wasn't the fastest guy in our league (Andrei, Andy, and Sam are some names that come to mind when I think of fast people), but I was still pretty quick . . . it'll be interesting to see where I rank after this . . .

On a related note, my left hip is starting to bug me, probably since I spend too much time hopping around on the left leg for short distances, rather than using my crutches. *shrugs*
  • Current Music
    The Crystal Method - Glass Breaker ( [24k aac+])