April 16th, 2002

The gentleman is always properly dressed

Insomnia is not conducive to early mornings

Another day of drifting into the office late. Didn’t fall asleep until 2AM, and even though I roused at a reasonable time, I just couldn’t get motivated enough to throw clothes on and head out the door. Instead, I puttered around the apartment, doing little mindless things like boiling a couple of eggs and washing the glassware that had piled up in my sink. The bike stayed home when I finally lurched out of the apartment. I did take the time to walk into Davis, though, lateness be damned.

As I was walking, I kept coming back to an idea that’s sure to make those who know me think that I’ve finally gone soft in the head… It hit me again when I came off the T at Park Street and passed several people wandering around with the bright yellow, long-sleeved jerseys that the BAA gave out to yesterday’s runners. I want to run the marathon. More precisely, I want to lope along like a grizzly for 26.1 miles while lots of other people run the marathon around me.

Yeah, I know it’s a crazy idea, but I don’t think it’s beyond my capabilities. It would mean finally buckling down and actually getting back into shape instead of just agonizing over it and then spending a year working with Hal (himself a veteran of over 100 marathons of various flavors) to get something of a form down. I’d be looking at getting myself ready for the ride a year from now for starters, and then contemplating a run sometime in 2005? I have no real idea, but it seems reasonable. It’d be nice if I could find a training partner, but I’m not holding my breath.

Hunger is good.
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The gentleman is always properly dressed

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Turns out that the Asian Garden Restaurant is not new at all. They're simply the restaurant that used to be in the basement of the Chinatown Eatery relocated to more stylish digs... the same place that Sifu Wu used to take us for post-festival feasts.

On another note, the pipples are back to the practice of sunning themselves in groups on the hills of Boston Common. Nothing is more convincing of our origins as great apes as seeing this phenomenon, and it starts me to wondering if the great mystery of enlightenment is simply that we really are just chimps who think too much.

Makes me laugh to think about it.
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