Friday, August 29, 2008

Discrimination Against Poodles Is OK

Hooray for Barack Obama. In a statement from his campaign, it was made clear that if you want to be Vice President or President of this great nation, well, if you're from a small town and one of your first political offices is mayor of that small town, forget it, you're not good enough.

Children of the United States from small towns who have an aspiration to become President someday, and to all Small Town Americans -- you do not have what it takes to be a leader in America. Go away you inbred, hillbilly, road kill-eating, gun-toting, Bible-thumping, polar bear-hunting, brainless hicks. Washington is not for you. Elitist snobs only!

Now a reason to not vote for Obama:

I'm a dog person, I love dogs... but that is NOT a dog. That is a disgrace. That does NOT belong in the White House. No way. No how.
Please keep this from happening!!!!

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Despite the crappy (hot) weather -- I ran.
The North Face trail running shoe -- good for use in the Appalachian Mountains ... but seriously, they are rather small compared to the Rocky Mountains ... Sierra Nevada are sweet, too.  Would definitely use 'em in the Alps, that's for sure.  One thing's for sure -- Jerry Garcia or Bob Weir or Phil Lesh or Blaise Compaoré probably never went running in Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Pyongyang, 평양 직할시 조선민주주의인민공화국 平壤直轄市 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國, Türkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Кыргызстан, Киргизия, Uzbekistan, O'zbekiston, Ўзбекистон Республикаси, Tajikistan, Тоҷикистон.  Probably the same with Brent Mydland.  At least that's my gut feeling.  I could be wrong.  I mean, there were a lot of drugs at Grateful Dead shows and the good Lord above, He knows I did my share!
Friday Evening Run: 21 minutes 5 seconds
+ 4:18

6:50 p.m. -- 81° F
some "cold" air & clouds moved in to push the daytime high of 92
° (with a 97° Heat Index)
down to a much more acceptable temperature in the low 80's... horrible but not way horrible

August: 2 hours 39 min
July:2 hours 11 min
June:1 hour 47 min
May:4 hours 46 min

Since it wasn't wicked hot I was able to push through a pretty good 14½ minutes with relative ease. That was Part One. I turned around at a certain point when I would be assured to be close to my Gatorade when I'd hit my End Cue. Sip, sip, rest, rest... sip, rest, sip, rest... or something like that.

I had a bunch o' songs lined up where I could leisurely hike down the trail awaiting Running - Part Two. One more song would be my Part Two -- about 5½ minutes long. First it would be a pretty good 20 or so minute walk. I turned around and my Start Cue sounded... I ran a bunch of the way back and Part Two was successful; finally I hit a Grand Total of 20 minutes. It took me two parts to accomplish that, I'm still looking forward to running 20 minutes straight through, but never-the-less, even though I was nearly 100% drenched in sweat afterwards, tonight was some good running.

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Running tunes...
Rush: self-titled debut album (1974)
Finding My Way
Need Some Love
Take A Friend
Here Again
What You're Doing
In The Mood
Before And After
Working Man
Canada's National Band used to be my favorite band once upon a time. Rush kicked ass. Apparently they still do. I wouldn't really know since seeing a show of theirs isn't something I've done since about 1990 or so. Through the years I've listened kind of often to some tapes I've had and I've had a few CDs but they've long since been pawned off for concert ticket or travel or rent money or something. But thanks to this new digital age (new to me, well, I've been involved with it for only like a year-year and a half now) I'm able to get my hands on many albums I've never heard, or in this case, not heard in years. And interestingly, I don't really get my hands on the tunes since it's all in mp3 form. Can't touch it like you could an LP or a cassette or a compact disc.

early Rush was never my favorite (I favored stuff from the 90's) but a long, long time ago, probably in a galaxy or two really far away, I used to have this 1974 debut album on vinyl. Yeah, I used to spin this on a good old-fashioned record player. I don't think I ever upgraded to cassette or CD so listening to this digitally was a first for me and the first time I've heard it in like 20 years!

It's all pretty good music, kinda similar to Led Zeppelin at times, and really not like the Rush of the 90's that I became quite familiar with. Though I do dig it just fine, I truly don't know if I'll ever listen to it again. I did get a kick out of using it for running this evening. I've also listened to it a bunch o' times over the past couple weeks or so and the past few days especially.

As far as Rush goes, I'll look forward to working my way (slowly) through their catalog of albums but this early stuff isn't my favorite.

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"Finding My Way"
from: Don Kirchner's Rock Concert
1974 or '75


Deadman said...

Please tell me that dog is NOT male...

Kwizgiver said...

That dog is... I have no words.

Sugarmag said...

Hiya Sweetie, I'm glad you ran!

The thing about poodles is this: they are just dogs. I have met poodles that I have liked very much and it's not their fault that people give them stoopid haircuts, ya' know what I mean? Picture a big ol' black shaggy poodle. I'd have a dog like that, sure I would :). Also, just because a bunch of people with nothing better to do got together and decided the Obamas should get a poodle doesn't mean they are going to get one and it doesn't have anything at all to do with whether Obama will be a good president. Since one of Obama's daughters has allergies, their choices are kind of limited when it comes to getting a dog. I'd rather a shaggy standard size (the big ones) poodle than an ankle biting bishon frise-ya dig?

Nazz Nomad said...

Rush YES! Poodles NO!

Zoooma said...

I don't know if that dog is male or not.

No, a dog like that doesn't mean Obama will be a bad President but the thing is, a dog like that just shouldn't be in the White House to begin with!!! NO WAY!!!!!!

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

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