Friday, May 25, 2007

Virtual Human - Technology Galore!

Now, this is the breakthroughs in technology that will really mean something to people in 10-20 years.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Now that's a prop!

This has to be the largest propeller in the world. Man, I couldn't believe this when I first seen it. Can you imagine how large the ship that uses this propeller must be! You can click the link to the right to see more pics from a slideshow.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

So much for being healthy

Striving to live "healthy", and actually getting there are 2 very different things. Back in February of this year I decided it was time to finally give up my smoking habit, which for the past 8 years has been a a thorn in my side. I took it up 8 years ago, after having been quit for 6 years prior. Anyhow,needless to say, it was always something I said I would give up, but never could. So now I have once again. To replace the endorphin rush I received while smoking, I decided I would start jogging and running and that I would set a goal for myself of running this years 80th running of the Tely 10.

Things were going great, for the first 2 months. About a month ago, however, I started to feel pain in the front of my shins after running. The pain would surface hours after my run was complete, not during the actual run itself. I shook it off as being muscle soreness and vowed I would stretch more the next time I run. Well, of course we all know that doesn't happen! I ran my first 5K race at the end of April, and then my 2nd race 1 week later at Mundy Pond Shoppers 5K race. I beat my personal best from a week earlier by 2 full minutes. That's AWESOME I thought.... until later that afternoon I could barely walk around the house. I spent 2 days almost crippling around. Now it appears I have a bad case of Shin Splints. What to do about it? Rest, stretching, rest and more stretching. Apparently they will never go away, but with lots of rest and stretching they should get more bearable.

So much for doing good... perhaps it's time for me to return to my old habits... not that I want to, but maybe it will help me avoid the pitfalls of not running... those being that I am eating more and more and no longer losing the weight which running was helping me lose.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Reclaim Our Resources

If Chavez can do it, then so can Danny 'boy! Come on Danny, do you have it in ya? I think you do, and I bet there's a majority here that would vote the same.
To hell with the Big Oil companies. There is enough "oil in them der hills" to make every man, woman and child of this great nation (Newfoundland not Canada) mildy happy. Yes, not filthy rich. But at least comfortable. And I am not just talking about oil. We have enough natural resources beyond oil (hydro, natural gas, mining, etc...) to fill the gaps generations of Canadian suppression have left behind.
The time is now. Stand up and be counted. Or wither away and pack your suitcases. I vote to stand and stay.

The more we do, the less we get done

Ever notice that the more we take on in our daily lives, the less we seem to accomplish? Maybe it's just me, but here lately it seems like everyday I start out with a few things I know I need to get finished, and yet the next day I still seem to have those same items on my to-do list along with a few more that got added throughout the day.
Oh my... at least I'm here to complain right! ;-)

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

126th out of 139

Yup, it's true... I finished my first road race in one piece this past Sunday. It appears I came in 126th overall out of a possible 139. To most people that probably sounds shitty... but to me, that is a GREAT result. Until 3 months ago, I was a pack-a-day smoker for the past 8 years. Prior to that I had quit smoking for 6 years while attending college and into my first 3 years of post-college employment. Prior to college I had probably been smoking for 8-10 years if not more. I dunno, I gave up counting really.

Anyhow, my point being, that 126th out of 139 is a great result for me... I was just happy to make it across the FINISH line! :-)