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….. That I am not a man of my word:

 


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You have no idea how satisfying that was.

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I just got back from the gym and I’m feeling extremely aggravated. My cheap ass CD player decided it was only going to play half of any song if it was going to play anything at all, so the whole workout was just one long bout of frustration. This thing has been nothing but trouble since I got it and I spend way too much time at the gym to put up with this on a daily basis. So, now I get to go out and spend money I don’t have on a new CD player I can’t really afford. Then, I’m going to come home, get a hold of a heavy, blunt object and smash this friggin’ thing into little….tiny….pieces.

Free association is described as a “psychonanalytic procedure in which a person is encouraged to give free rein to his or her thoughts and feelings, verbalizing whatever comes into the mind without monitoring its content.” Over time, this technique is supposed to help bring forth repressed thoughts and feelings that the person can then work through to gain a better sense of self.

I say … and you think … ?

  1. Inaugural ::Address
  2. Pledge ::Furniture Polish
  3. String ::Theory
  4. Trot ::Hot to
  5. Fitness ::Goals
  6. Cinder ::Block
  7. Edge ::On the
  8. 31 ::Highway
  9. Blue ::Black
  10. Leather ::Restraints

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Last night I went to a fantabulous Halloween party given by the always amazing Lez and her equally fantastic boyfriend Jon. I had much fun. There was good food, good drink, good people, and (of course) costumes!

 


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Here we have me embracing my inner demon.

 


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Lez rocking out.

 


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Lez and Jon being all kinds of cute together.

 


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That’s Jon’s brother Sam on the left. I don’t remember the names of the other two.

 


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Murad (and I probably misspelled that) being a living drinking game.

 


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Three slightly blurry badasses.

 


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Jon and yet another person who’s name I can’t remember. The word of the night was phalanges!

Yep, all in all a very good night. The hard core partiers went until four in the morning and I ended up sleeping until two in the afternoon.

Whether a woman fakes her orgasms or not is something the
majority of men would rather not question. This is in case they
discovered that she has been all along, and that they are not,
in fact, the stud they thought women go wild for. Rather, they
are a pathetic creature with a problem, who needs to be
patronized.

For those of you who would prefer not to ask her, but would
still like to know, there is a simple checklist to help you.

1. In the middle of lovemaking, and just before the moment it
sounds as though she is about to have an orgasm, stop and take
away the magazine she’s been looking at. If she says, “Dammit,
I was reading that!” she was faking.

2. If her panting, groaning and screaming are in tune, or sound
like a familiar song, she can’t be concentrating enough on the
“job at hand,” and must therefore be faking it. Or else she
really likes the song playing on her iPod.

3. A rule of thumb, which is usually very accurate, is: stop at
random and record her response. If every time you stop she says,
“Mmmmm, you were wonderful, baby,” she is faking it. If she
says “Don’t stop!” she isn’t. However, if she says “Don’t stop!”
hours after lovemaking has finished, it is possible that she may
have fallen asleep, and missed most of the excitement. Remember
these guidelines for future reference.


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There’s a ghost in my room!… Well, not really. Just a trick using a long shutter speed on my camera and then moving my hand while the picture was being taken.

Sometimes, I truly think I’m an idiot. I was reading an online tutorial about capturing motion blur in your photos for artistic effect and fiddling around with my camera, wishing I had a way to manually set things like shutter speed and aperture. Well, long story short, it turns out that I do. Actually, it turns out I can do a lot more with my camera than I thought I could. Yep, after over a year and a half of owning my camera, I finally broke the seal on the advanced manual that came with it. There are all kinds of settings and options that I haven’t been taking advantage of.

Like I said, I’m an idiot

So, after I blogged earlier, I decided to head out to Frenchtown, NJ to take a walk along the Delaware river and see if I could take any good pictures. I thought the trip would be a bust because as I arrived, there were a bunch of clouds rolling in:


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Luckily for me, no rain happened and I did get some good pictures taken. Thanks to an especially cooperative squirrel (or two), I even got some good wildlife pictures:


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I was really pleased with those. So, on the whole, I’d say it’s been a pretty good day. You can see all the pictures I took today in my Smugmug gallery or wait for them to appear on my photo blog. Myself, I’m gonna relax for a bit.


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Well, I’m feeling pretty damn good about myself at the moment. I just got back from the gym and I had one of the best workout sessions I’ve had in quite a while. For the past few weeks, I’ve been concentrating on cardiovascular exercise exclusively and I have to say that my energy level has been going through the roof. The plan is to take a break from the weight training and push the cardio for overall conditioning until the end of the month when I’ll get back on track with the lifting. So far, it’s been working very well. In the past ten days, I’ve done 11 hours of exercise, burning 8,813 calories and putting in just over 30 miles of distance. Considering that two out of those ten days were rest days, I’m feeling pretty proud of those numbers. The intensity of my workouts has also jumped up up, with my average physical index increasing from an average of 15 to 20 per workout.

All in all, I feel really good. I’ve been in a better mood, more sociable and a way better attitude about everything. I’ve just got to keep this up.

 

 

And here we are on yet another Monday.. My weekend was pretty good, though not very eventful. I had a pleasant dinner out with Jim and Kendra on Friday night, than spent Saturday and Sunday mostly sitting out in the yard, sipping good beer, and reading Dungeon and Dragons supplements in preparation for starting to run the Game in a few weeks.

I’m actually getting fairly psyched about moderating again. It’s been quite a while since I’ve done it and this will be my first moderation since we switched back to playing D&D. Plus, I’m basing the campaign in the Forgotten Realms and the supplement books are frankly fantastic. I can feel ideas churning in my head for what I want to do and it feels good to have that creative flow going again. Now, I just have to get it down on paper and flesh things out a bit. Ahhh, taste the geeky goodness.

 

 

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The picture above is my fantabulous niece‘s hair.  I took it at the spur of the moment while we were out at the Great Swamp taking pictures and i thought it looked kinda cool, so I kept it.

 

Today was kinda of a blah day. I decided to give myself the day off from working out as a recovery day and I was looking forward to sleeping in, but last night was a lousy night for sleeping. I’d crash for an hour, then wake up and not be able to sleep, then crash again, then up again. Grrrrr. So, of course I was all discombobulated today, just tired and achey. The weather didn’t help at all either. It’s been raining on and off all day. So, all in all, just blah, blah, blah.

 

Right now, I’m just killing time until my friend Jim shows up, then he, Kendra, and I will be going out to dinner.  That, at least, will be fun. We were supposed to have a Game tonight, but Ken is busy taking motorcycle lessons, so that was canceled. Too bad to, I could use some hack and slash.