Friday, September 28, 2012


I think I may be inadvertently becoming a crossfit athlete/fan/whatever.  Before moving I had a lot of time to run in the mornings.  Those days are gone but I still want to stay fit so I have to jam as much exercise as I can into a small amount of time.  That is pretty much what crossfit is.  I've been watching some youtube videos on the kinds of workouts they do.  It's pretty intense.  Probably more intense than what I do.  It has peaked my interest though.  I would love to join a crossfit gym.  I just don't have the time or the money.

I found an exercise that I can't do right now.  It's called the V Situp.  They are awkward to do.  It doesn't help that I have horrible flexibility.

I saw a very interesting series of videos on youtube today about Mitt Romney's extended family in Mexico.  Basically, his relatives left the US because they wanted to keep being polygamists.  I guess Mexico didn't have a problem with that.  So there is a huge sect or clan or something of Mormans living in Northern Mexico.  What else do they have in Norther Mexico?  Drug cartels.  It is an interesting documentary.  Somewhat graphic at times, but interesting.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dylan the Considerate

Everyday I get up a little earlier than everybody else so I can come down and get breakfast going.  About 25 minutes later I usually see Sydney or Dylan strolling in.  I am never sure what I am going to get.  Today Sydney was not in a very good mood.  It happens.  A few minutes later Dylan joins us.  Soon after, I put breakfast on the table.  Sydney then declared that she was "really cold".  Without saying a word, Dylan got up from the table and found his Thomas blanket.  He brought it over and wrapped it around her.  Then sat back down.  It was just about the sweetest thing I've ever seen.

Good boy, Dylan Patrick.  Good boy.

Monday, September 24, 2012


Digital Domain was sold at auction on Friday to a wonderful company named Galloping Horse.  Apparently it is a large Chinese company with many connections in the film, tv, and advertising business in China and the US.  I feel like the worst of DD's troubles are finally behind it.  I look forward to the coming period of decreasing tension.

I finally have a goal.  I will build a table this weekend.  I found a very simple plan to follow.  The only caveat being that I will have to modify it to be an office desktop not a picnic table.  The main thing that I am worried about is that I will spend a bunch of money and the table will end up being not level for some reason.  Hopefully I don't screw it up.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


I've been having a pretty darn good run of following a solid exercise plan.  My problem is I don't have any kind of goal to work towards.  I suppose I can say that I am building up a good base of fitness.  While I figure out what race or event I want to do, it feels pretty good.

I really wish I could find the time to make a stand up desk.  I hate sitting all day.

I saw this video today.  Everybody sort of suspects that the presidential debates are biased towards the major two parties.  This video shows just how much a sham they are:

I still haven't decided what candidate I'm going to go with.  It is looking more and more likely that it will be neither of the two majors though.