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Tallian
26 May 2010 @ 06:26 pm
Minneapolis has finally cooled off some. Our spring lasted the traditional weekend and immediately dumped us into sticky heat wave for several days.

This is one of my few days at home, doing laundry and petting the bunny. Most weekdays, I'm at eskrima, or aikido, out with friends or other such stuff. Tomorrow is work followed by aikido followed by eskrima, which keeps me out of the apartment from 8am to 11pm. Friday is work followed by aikido followed by tv watching with some friends. Thank maude for the long weekend. I might just get some sleep.
 
 
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Tallian
26 May 2010 @ 09:17 am
I'm stupid busy, but I've been pulled back to lj by the fact that someone seems to want to do a podfic of my 2008 yuletide story "Purgatory".

Squee!

Maybe I can get back into the habit of posting here. Or at least get reacquainted with my lj friends. Hi!
 
 
Tallian
08 July 2009 @ 11:42 am
I'm covered in red.

My friends have a house that is surrounded and under siege by raspberry bushes. I've done my part to lead an attack from the rear, yet there are so many ... so many.

I got four buckets of berries and barely made a dent. Maybe I'll flank them next week, when more are ripe.
 
 
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Tallian
18 May 2009 @ 01:23 pm
I did Shoulders & Arms + Ab Ripper today. I noticed a slight uptick in performance in the abs workout, which may be just wishful thinking, but I'm gonna take it.

This routine is lots of bicep curls, triceps dips, shoulder presses and flies. Ouch. They all start off feeling so easy and kill me by the end of it. I'm still using the bands, since weights cost money, but I feel like I'm getting a serious workout, so perhaps I shouldn't focus so much on knowing numbers.

I've also taken stoney321's advice and started using milk as my recovery drink. This seems to work pretty well.

In other news, I'm seeing Baby Star Trek tonight, and feel high levels of anticipation. Yay! And I get to see it with belmikey, too, which is awesome.
 
 
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Tallian
17 May 2009 @ 12:17 pm
Today was Plyometrics. This is one hell of a workout. I was pausing the DVD more than a few times, especially once I got past the halfway point, just so I could catch my breath and get my heart rate back into a reasonable place. I decided not to be too pissed at myself about that, since it was only day two, after all, and there's a reason I feel like this will be a good workout routine for me.

Some of the moves are just killer cardio. The jump squats where you try to bring your knees as close to your chest as possible, for example. And then they make it worse by doing it *double time*. I refused to do that part, just kept the pace I had before, but damn, is that inspiring.

And now, to prove I'm insane, I'm going to go eat lunch before doing eskrima in the park at 2pm. I think I'll be keeping my intensity way down. Especially since I expect to eat quite a bit.
 
 
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Tallian
16 May 2009 @ 11:36 am
Today I did my first full P90X workout, and my arms are shaky enough that typing is interesting. I did two routines today, as per the instruction schedule - Chest & Back followed by Ab Ripper X.

The first routine is a *major* workout, with several different kinds of pull-ups and push ups, with just a few weight/resistance band exercises thrown in. I think I may need to get actual weights - the bands just don't seem to do it for me. Maybe I can borrow Matthew's 10 and 15 lb dumbbells ...

Anyway, I can tell I'm gonna be sore tomorrow. My shoulders especially, which probably indicates I need to watch my form.

The ab workout is just 15 minutes long, but you're moving every second. I don't think I've ever really hit muscle failure in an *ab* workout before, just *motivation* failure, but this workout gets me awfully close. I'll be really interested in how I feel tomorrow, especially since I have eskrima practice in the park in the afternoon. And the Plyometrics routine in the morning.

The rest of today, after shower and prettification, is taken up with a date with MK. I'm looking forward to seeing him; he's always a great deal of fun, and introduces me to all sorts of new foods and wines. And stuff. Heh.
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Tallian
14 May 2009 @ 02:07 pm
I blame dedicate this new routine to diachrony, who introduced me to the concept and had me drooling to do it in less than five minutes. This is extra-specially amusing since she wouldn't touch the workout with a ten foot pole, since her knees would get major hurt and she doesn't even like the style. She prefers these workouts that look simple and easy and then make you hurt and quiver and cry like a baby.

I, OTOH, apparently like the idea of basic training without the yelling and demoralizing. Who knew.

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Tallian
31 March 2009 @ 06:41 pm
ALLCAPS LOVE

SEVEN MINUTES OF AWESOME CARUSO ONE-LINERS

Thanks to the commenters at sf_drama, and diachrony for pointing it out to me.
 
 
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Tallian
27 March 2009 @ 10:40 pm
Introduced by karaokegal:

1. Comment to this and I will give you 3 people.
2. Label which you would marry, shag, and throw off a cliff.
3. Provide pictures of the 3 people.
4. Post this meme with your answers.


And my choices are:

Hugh Laurie, Robert Sean Leonard and John Barrowman.

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Tallian
27 March 2009 @ 09:15 pm
It took up nearly my entire day. So far, I'm really pleased with it - I'm even going to start posting it at fevered_images, so you can follow along if you like. It's got a ways to go, but it's got genetically engineered flying tiger-mages and a kick-ass female protagonist.

Other than that, nothing was accomplished today. That's what happens when I get a new idea that won't shut up. Tomorrow, I'm seeing some friends. Sunday, I return to the world of waxing for a brazilian and forearms. Monday, I has a date - a combination of "Criminal Minds" and "Fruits Basket". Because sleep after several episodes of CM with no palate cleanser makes for no sleep.
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