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Print Story META: State of Husi
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By Histle JJL Mechanics (Fri Mar 07, 2008 at 02:53:20 PM EST) (all tags)
Do you think traffic is up or down say, compared to a year ago? Are you personally OK with whatever change you perceive?

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Print Story Feb Weigh In
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By Histle JJL Mechanics (Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 12:33:38 PM EST) 175 lbs by April 1st. (all tags)
At the end of January, I was at 193.5 pounds and set a goal for myself for 184.5 pounds by the end of Feb.

Today I did my monthly weigh in and I was ... 186.5.

Not too bad. Even though I failed in my goal, I succeeded as much as possible without actually achieving my goal.

  1. I got extremely sick for about a week. During this week, I did not run. I envisioned I would be running 3 miles per day by now, but I am still at 2 (2.5 if I eat my Wheaties). Today I am going to give it 120% and try to run 3 miles, and keep it up for the rest of March.
  2. I got extremely drunk several days, including my birthday. I gain a lot of weight when I drink. I have not kept true to my "no getting drunk" promise.
  3. I have been drinking a lot of Red Bull. The sugary kind. That should contribute as well.
All-in-all, I think if I had kept up with my promises to myself, I would definitely be at 184.5 now.

My goal for April 1st must be 175 lbs, because my original goal set in January was to be at 175 by April 1st. I don't think I'm going to make it but I think it's going to be close. I'm going to renew my no-drinking and no-caffeine promise to myself today and run like a madman.

Below the fold: biopsy results.


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Print Story A Winner Is me
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By Histle JJL Mechanics (Sat Feb 02, 2008 at 11:37:07 AM EST) (all tags)
On January 12th, I weighed myself and was at a chubby 199.5 lbs.

I decided I would only weigh myself in at the 1st of each month. My goal is to get to around 175 lbs by April 1st.

Yesterday, I weighed myself and was at a still-chubby-but-more-slender 193.5 lbs.

While I'm not accumulating results as quickly as I hoped, I still have reason to be optimistic.


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Print Story A Failure Is Me
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By Histle JJL Mechanics (Fri Jan 11, 2008 at 07:49:12 PM EST) (all tags)
In a previous diary, I discussed my desire to lose weight. I was at a ridiculous 199.5 lbs.

Today, I weighed myself. I weighed 199.5.


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Print Story Just Another Testament to This "President's" "Legacy"
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By Histle JJL Mechanics (Sat Jan 05, 2008 at 07:32:01 PM EST) (all tags)
As many of you know, California got slammed with 3 harsh storms. These storms made their way inland, creating blizzard-like conditions in Lake Tahoe, and eventually, mother nature took a giant shit on my beautiful hometown, Reno.

In Fernley, a small town about 30 miles or so east of Reno, a levee broke. Surprise, surprise - aging, inadequate infrastructure is to blame.


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Print Story New Years Resolution - JJL Style
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By Histle JJL Mechanics (Tue Jan 01, 2008 at 06:26:39 PM EST) (all tags)
Gosh I am so original...

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Print Story DayQuil
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By Histle JJL Mechanics (Mon Dec 31, 2007 at 07:40:32 AM EST) (all tags)
Does medicine like DayQuil and NightQuil increase your blood pressure?

If so, how long does that effect last after you stop taking it?


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Print Story Need XBOX 360 Suggestions
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By Histle JJL Mechanics (Fri Dec 28, 2007 at 06:57:22 AM EST) video games, long time, no post (all tags)
Looking for a good RPG for the XBox 360. I already have Oblivion.

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Print Story If You Have A Funny Name
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By Histle JJL Mechanics (Sat Mar 10, 2007 at 02:23:32 PM EST) (all tags)
Just a public service: if you have a funny name, you are constantly being made fun of by bored data-entry workers at some of America's finer institutions.

So, to all of you Shirley A. Savages and Mike Lemons (he works at the car store) out there, there is a good chance someone was talking about you today.


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Print Story Dodged A Bullet, In A Sick Way
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By Histle JJL Mechanics (Mon Feb 26, 2007 at 04:04:35 PM EST) (all tags)
So as a followup to my Job Interview Diary, they didn't offer the job so I didn't have to negotiate a salary. I'm supposed to find out if I got the job within the next week or so.

I interviewed with about 7 or 8 people. It was pretty intense. The first meeting was with the HR lady, who was very nice. Her last question had to do if I had a salary requirement. I said I had a vague idea of what I'd accept. She said, "Do you want to share it with me?" It seemed inappropriate to say "no" so I told her. I don't know if that was a mistake or not.


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