Monday, March 31, 2008

Announcing Salvage Week!

I really do put more effort into this blog than it might appear. I have written countless posts that never made it out of draft stage and into Blogger. I've written a bunch more that made it out of Blogger because I never got around to finishing the links or adding the pics. I'm pathetic that way.

A couple of weeks ago, I was cleaning up my stuff in blogger and I found a bunch of unfinished posts that weren't too badly out of date and could be easily cleaned up and repurposed into new posts. And, lo, Salvage Week was born!

This week I'll be trotting out a few of these stillborn posts into the fresh air of morning for the eddie-fication of anyone who happens to stumble across them. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

So how did I do?

Not too well, actually. Not my best time, but not my worst either. Still I was shooting for better:



It was cool and very windy yesterday, usually blowing in our faces. By the time I hit the finish, I just wanted it to be over. The wind gave me a terrible headache and I was pretty miserable.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Foto Funnies Comix (Walking Tall Edition)

Tomorrow is the Papa John's Ten Miler! For the third year in a row, I'll be engaging in this madness and pushing my body to get ten miles out. I'll definitely be out of blogging action for tomorrow and probably Sunday too. So here's something to enjoy until I get back:











Thursday, March 27, 2008

Athl-Ed-Icism

Okay. That's probably the lamest Eddie-pun I've made since I started this blog. I'm both proud of myself and appalled.

Here's a pic of me walking 6.2 miles in the Rodes City Run this year:



It's actually a pretty good shot. You can't tell how fat I am! Keith waited along the course to take some pics.

And here's me rushing to the finish line. What...um....form! That's it! What form!



I'm going to have to find a way to use that shot in the future.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Something Good Happened Today!

And I can't talk about it in detail. Here's the Reader's Digest version:

I've been really unhappy and unfulfilled at work for the past year, for reasons I shouldn't go into here. However, lots of testing, resumes, and interviews didn't do any good, as far as getting a new one goes.

Today, the situation turned itself around a little. I've got some new job duties, and hopefully a new position assignment is going to follow in a few weeks.

Maybe my mood will finally lighten a little too. Which, in turn, should lead towards a greater inclination to more actively blog.

If you're really observant, you'll realize that this post explains a lot about my blogging frequency and tone over the past six months or so...

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I never really intended to be such a lazy blogger...

You know what I mean: one of the ones who just grabs random stuff from YouTube and calls it a post. But, I got to thinking about it this morning and came to a new conclusion.

If you've found a niche why fight it? Go with the flow!

So here's The Imagined Village:



I mean, what the hell, right?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

In a way it's appropriate for Holy Week...

My favorite Patty Griffin song:



I've always had a thing for songs especially those of a folk-ish bent that feature biblical characters or characters named after biblical persons. Jesus, Mary, and Mary Magdalene seem to be the most commonly such used. One of these days, I'm going to sit down and make a mix CD of a bunch of these songs.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Have some musical treats!


Dublin City Working Man's Band:




Dropkick Murphys:



The late great Tommy Makem and friends:



And as a bonus here's a picture of me in a leprechaun hat from last year's Rodes City Run which was held on St Patrick's Day:



You want a close-up of that?



Such Irish verve! Such athletic vigor! Such determination to cross the finish line before passing out! (Photos nicked from the official race photographer Brightroom.)

This year's City Run was this Saturday. Here's my time:



Only a minute off from last year! Yay! I spent most of yesterday recovering but there seems to be no permanent damage. Off to the Ten Miler in 2 weeks!

(Gaaah! This is dangerously close to actual content. What happened?)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

It's Music and Animation!

What more does one need?

M. Ward, Chinese Translation:


Now this is AWESOME!

Sometimes, you find a real honest-to-god treasure on YouTube. Case in point:



That's Maybelle and Sara Carter of the original Carter Family. Here's another one:



And just cause I'm in a Carter kind of mood, here's Mother Maybelle and her daughters on the Opry. That's June on the autoharp.



Now, THIS is the way to start the day!