Wednesday, January 10, 2007

First fiver

I got in my first timed 5-miler of the year on the track yesterday. 59:09 including several stops to drink water, reverse directions, feel sorry for myself, agonize over how bored I was, etc., etc. I sure hope those five miles get shorter as the year goes on because I've got 49 more of them to do on or before December 31st. Hopefully not all of them on that day.

Today Catherine was chanting to herself in the car: "You can do it! There's nothing to it!" I have no idea where she heard it, but it's a nice little mantra. I think I'll steal it.

Speaking of the car. . . . we went to the grocery store today. When we were in there somebody put a flyer on my car, along with all the other cars in the parking lot. Which always annoys me because I have to get out of the car to remove it. The flyer was some rant about "the real AXIS OF EVIL" and went on about "a despotic infrastructure of technologies (gps tracking in cars and cellphones, facial identification software, public cameras, easily monitored internet and computer use) that can be used by corrupt governments or entities to monitor or harass persons with contrary viewpoints." It had no attribution. I was looking around for a table hosted by the Society for Paranoid Schizophrenics, but I didn't see anything like that. If I still worked for the federal government I probably would have a much easier time finding them using one of our standard government-issue monitoring devices, I'm sure.

9 comments:

21st Century Mom said...

I think it was my former next door neighbor who had no checking account, no credit car, etc. I have no idea how he managed to get along in the world but he was all about not letting Big Brother get a bead on him. I referred to him as 'that weird guy next door'.

Kevin said...

Just roll down the window, turn on the wipers and grab the flyer as it comes over.

nancytoby said...

LOL! I would, but it doesn't work - we have a minivan with a long raked windshield. Can't reach it.

Shelley said...

First ever..good for you girl!!

*jeanne* said...

They can listen in on me all they want. BORING. And everyone already knows I ran against Bush. Maybe I'll go
a-candle vigilling at the White House tomorrow with all the other tree-hugging Pacifists...

Iron Pol said...

Did you want to know? I'm sure I can pull up the SatCam5 images from that day. I was secretly monitoring you to make sure you didn't buy more yellow tires to use making The Pol-R Express jealous.

Really, the government doesn't have time to listen in on all our private conversations. They're too busy trying to figure out how to take over the world.

nancytoby said...

And here I thought the tinfoil hat was helping conceal me....

jeanne said...

Forget all that, people, the woman just ran FIVE MILES ... on a track! Kill. Me. Now.

I feel your pain. Really. And so does the CIA.

Dianne W. said...

I think C's mantra is from 'Go Diego Go', in the Rescue Pack's song.