June 29th, 2006

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I love my Barony...

It almost defines this dance practice that I can call for an English Country dance (Gathering Peascods) as the last dance of the season, and be met by a collective shrug -- and then switch it to 15th century Italian (Geloxia) instead and have everyone jump up to dance...
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Finally getting started...

After about a year of saying how I was going to get back on the exercise bandwagon, the pieces are now in place. It's been clear for a long time that I enjoy the elliptical, but don't particularly enjoy the gym. This morning was the beginning of the solution, as I begin to watch my way through Star Trek: The Next Generation while working on on our new machine. So far I'm pleased by it -- we paid considerably more than I'd originally been planning, but the device runs silky-smooth, giving a good workout without hurting my legs.

I have, however, learned one important lesson: Encounter at Farpoint does not improve with age. Pain. Such *pain*...
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MA Politics Heads-Up

And while I'm on the subject of What I Watched This Morning: NECN (New England Cable News) came on after I was done with the DVD, and the advertisement was really the interesting bit. Turns out that tonight at 8pm is the second MA Gubernatorial Debate, on NECN (and, I presume, on radio on WBUR). Y'all may want to check it out -- the primaries are a ways off yet, but it never hurts to develop an informed opinion. (Especially given the choice between several reasonably competent, but very different, candidates...)