Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Still Summer Stones Run

So today is Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention.

I'm so happy that 16.something million dollars of taxpayer money is being used to fund something that is absolutely NOT needed.

The same is (will be) true for the Republican Convention.

Gifts, Cash Bonuses Allowed at Conventions -- on Taxpayers' Tab

"up to $20,000 in public money can be used at each convention to purchase gifts for staff and volunteers of up to $150 each.

Ain't that swell?!

At least Congress is doing something for us... they did make July "National Watermelon Month."

tie dye separator bar dealie representing the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland, Ron Pigpen McKernan, Bruce Hornsby, Donna and Keith Godchaux, Tom Constanten, Vince Welnick, Robert Hunter and John Perry Barlow.  Bob Dylan, too.  Many soundboard recordings to still post up here one o' these days!  Many, many so stay tuned!

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!2:05 p.m. -- 90° F, way sunny, way warm, hot really, not pleasant.
Tuesday Afternoon Run: 16 minutes 47 seconds
- 3:02
August: 2 hours 18 min
July:2 hours 11 min
June:1 hour 47 min
May:4 hours 46 min

Twas a dumb, dumb thing to run during the hottest part of the day. Twas dumb only because it was just so friggin' exhausting. The heat zapped the energy from me and didn't allow me to run as long as I would have liked (20 minutes.) I also had to run in two parts again.

Part One -- 12 minutes even... well, 12:02 actually. Really easy going the first two songs but soon after that I started getting tired and it was a bit of a challenge to finish up. I could have quit, wanted to about 20 times, but my End Cue was just a short time away. I just concentrated times 50 on reaching my goal and while 12 minutes seemed like it would never arrive, I finally got there.

Intermission: I had turned around about midway through Part One and arrived back at my frozen (and quickly thawing) Gatorade ... yet again, yet again, yet again (for hot, hot weather) the same old story. Sat in the shade, sipped, rested, eventually began to hike down the trail.

Part Two -- one more song, 4:45, went pretty easily and I could have even run longer.

Overall: not bad but I should have gone out in the morning when it was only warm and not hot. Only problem with the morning is there are parts of the trail with long grass/weeds and with all the dew in the morning (i.e. Morning Dew) my shoes and socks woulda been soaked. Ahh well, maybe I'll just have to put up with that now and again.

Rolling Stones lips
Running tunes...
The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
Sympathy For The Devil
No Expectations
Dear Doctor
Parachute Woman
Jigsaw Puzzle
Street Fighting Man
Prodigal Son
Stray Cat Blues
Factory Girl
Salt Of The Earth

A classic album? One of the top 50 albums of all time or something like that? Since the record was released, only two songs truly survived the decades, each becoming a classic and a Stones staple -- Street Fighting Man and Sympathy For The Devil. Everything else is, well, just eh, I think. I mean, it ain't bad... just eh. And since my opinion is the only one that matters, ever, then I hereby declare this to only be the 210th Greatest Album Of All Time.

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"Sympathy For The Devil" ~ December 11, 1968
from: The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
not released until 1996

Nice makeup, Mick. You look pretty.


Anonymous said...

Hiya Zoooma, That is so awesome that you ran. It's funny that you said "nice makeup, Mick" because I was thinking the same thing except also that Mick Jagger looks like a really ugly woman. yl

Nazz Nomad said...

I'd also go with Stray Cat Blues and Salt Of The Earth being at the zenith of the Stones output. The rest of the album, feh.

Sam said...

I still find it crazy you are running in such heat when for so long you've been describing temps in the 10-30 degree range.

Zoooma said...

Ugly woman? No, Mick's a beautiful woman!!!

Yeah, Stray Cat Blues and Salt of the Earth are definitely two of the better tunes on here, methinks, behind the Symphony and Street Fighting Man.

And yeah, Sam, I ran a few times outdoors when it was between about 10 and freezing... but now that I'm in South Carolina, I gots ta get me exercise in so I'm tryin' to not let the heat keep from running. It ain't easy but I gotta do what I gotta do!

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

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated