Second run

Second small run...

Here’s my second run… had Elements to go to so I didn’t do a full run around Town Lake. I decided to push myself on that first mile and I think I did pretty decent, but I was dead afterwards, so ended up walking a decent chunk of it. Probably would have ended up faster if I did do a full run around the lake but kept a decent pace… hehe, oh well. =) I’m gonna try to improve my one mile time.. it’s fun. =)

I officially will be leading an Elements with Sarah Lau now… a little nervous about it, but a little excited too. Ummm, that’s about all I have to say about that for now. We’ll see how it goes. =)

Ok, large block of lyrics this time…

“I look beyond the empty cross
Forgetting what my life has cost
And wipe away the crimson stains
And dull the nail that still remains
More and more I need you now,
I owe you more each passing hour
Battle between grace and pride
I gave up not so long ago
So steal my heart and take the pain,
And wash my feet and cleanse my pride
Take the selfish, take the weak,
And all the things I cannot hide
Take the beauty, take my tears
My sin-soaked heart - make it yours
Take my world all apart,
Take it now, take it now
And serve the ones that I despise
Speak the words I can’t deny
Watch the world I used to love
Fall to dust and blow away
I look beyond the empty cross
Forgetting what my life has cost
And wipe away the crimson stains
And dull the nail that still remains
Steal my heart and take the pain
Take the selfish, take the weak
And all the things I cannot hide
Take the beauty, take my tears
Take my world apart
Take my world apart
And I pray, and I pray, and I pray
Take my world apart
Worlds apart” - Jars of Clay

Haha, I just accepted a distance challenge from Van… there’s no way I’m winning this. =p



So I messed up the data for my first run with the Nike+ thing. I guess I accidently stopped my workout around the half-way point and started another, so I have two runs recorded instead of just one longer one. Oh well. Haha… now I’m debating if I should try to run the whole loop tomorrow or try to do a fast one mile and take the rest a bit slower… hmmm… =)

I’ve found that if I’m debating about getting a particular song off the iTunes Store, my criteria for getting it has degenerated to “would this be fun(ny) to sing to Viraj in the car if I knew the lyrics?” And often times, even if the song is horrible, the answer is “yes” and I get the song. Hmmm… road trip, anyone? ;)

The following song passed the above criteria.

“I’m never gonna say goodbye
cuz I never wanna see you cry
I swore to you my love would remain
and I swear it all over again and I
I’m never gonna treat you bad
cuz I never wanna see you sad
I swore to share your joy and your pain
and I swear it all over again
all over again” - Westlife

iPod is In!

I was pleasantly surprised to see the FedEx “we missed you” doorknob paper slip this morning with “office” written in the “we left your package at ____” slot. Yay! So before driving out of the complex, I dropped by the office and got my iPod. I grabbed my laptop on the way out as well so I could sync my music with it at work. So now I’m jamming to my tunes on it and it’s pretty nice I suppose. No more lag caused by the hard drive spinning up when going to the next song. =)

I wish I had my camera here to take pictures of the awesome engraving on the back, but that’ll have to wait until after I get back to the apartment. I am looking forward to testing this Nike+ thing later today. =)

One thing is that it is so light and small that it feels a little cheap, especially the wheel portion… mmmmm… oh well, I just look at the back and it makes me happy. ;)

“So I’m saving all my love
Yes I’m saving all my love
Yes I’m saving all my love for you” - Whitney Houston

Edit: here are some pictures! =)

Andrew Approved iPod

Andrew Approved iPod

Andrew Approved iPod

Yay! =D


DotA until 6:45AM. Man, I’m tired. Was fun, guys. =)

Participants: Mark, Paul, Sam, Viraj, and me.

Now I just need to wake up in time to do Vox Veniae stuff “tomorrow”…

“Baby Beluga in the deep blue sea,
Swim so wild and you swim so free.
Heaven above, and the sea below,
And a little white whale on the go.” - Raffi


This is my doggy… he’s awesome like me.


And Oriana made banana bread… mmmm… yay!

Banana Bread!

“I wanna run to you (oooh)
I wanna run to you (oooh)
Won’t you hold me in your arms
And keep me safe from harm
I wanna run to you (oooh)
But if I come to you (oooh)
Tell me, will you stay or will you run away” - Whitney Houston


iPod is in Austin, but stuck at the FedEx place because it isn’t “due for delivery” until Monday. Poo. They won’t let me to pick it up either. I hate it when that happens.

Freescale Buyout

Well, I hope I’m allowed to talk about this (I’m thinking yes, since it’s public)… Freescale’s been bought out it seems and is buying all shares for $40. That’s crazy!

Ah, hindsight is 20/20. I should have kept all of my ESPP stocks. Well, I still own some and will be making over $2k from this, but if I had kept it all… awww… man… over $5k. sigh

“Watch her on the floor tonight
feel the crush she will incite
the spark of hope she will ignite
a beautiful sight
Softer than the lightest snows
watch her as the moment slows
in my face the door will close
and there she goes.” - Five Iron Frenzy

Andrew Approved!

I think I’m on a roll here. Andrew’ll be so proud of me. I think pictures will do:

Pink DS!!

Pink DS!

Haha, when I bought it, I got Tetris DS too and the guy said “you sure you don’t want Super Princess Peach?” Then, I went to check out and the guy there said “this isn’t for you, I hope.”

“Yes, yes it is.” =)

Before picking up the pinkness, Mark and I went to Mangia’s and ate a whole medium deep dish by ourselves. I’m quite stuffed…

“Feel the burn and the fury of my pen
feel the fire, as I fan the flames again
brace yourself for the mediocre
Hail the king of the almost good enough
nothing bold, nothing’s flying off the cuff
things might change, but don’t hold your breath yet” - Roper


I went through my photos in Aperture again (well, mostly just the shoots that had over/nearly 200 photos) to filter out the bad pictures to free up some disk space. I think I deleted a gig or two worth of pictures I would never use. Man, RAWs (especially from the 5D) can be pretty massive, haha.

Posted two pictures from the Florida trip that I didn’t process/upload the first round through:



I had this strange dream that made me wake up 15 or so minutes later than I intended on. Apparently, I was supposed to walk down this model runway thing and show off… something… it wasn’t clothes, but something I was holding, I don’t remember what but it seemed like piece of paper. Anyways, I was dreaming I had to use the shower, but I was in this strange house that had a bajillion doors and lots of people all over the place and I was trying to find a place I could shower in private. I found this one shower in the kitchen, but seeing as it was the kitchen, it was pretty exposed. There was one in the laundry room, but full of tons of random stuff, so I went outside to this one cabin looking thing but got stuck trying to figure out how to lock all the doors… it was kinda weird… I woke up around then.

I was really looking forward to running with a new nano and using the Nike+ thing today, but now I gotta wait for the engraving and for it to ship. Oh well, at least my iPod is Andrew Approved, and I can try out my new shoes.

“Wouldn’t think I’d fall for it
Wouldn’t think I’d lie
But I think I’d do anything
For that tiny bit of pie
I would sell you out
I’d give you all away
A life of treats might do me in
But I gotta get another taste
Turkish Delight” - David Crowder Band

iPod nano

Well, apparently the “available today” means you can order today but that the Apple stores don’t actually have them. Oh wells. I will be ordering my iPod nano online now… so now I need to decide if I want to put an engraving on it and if so, what. I have two lines with 23 characters each. Ideas? Mark and Brook suggested:

“You’ve got the touch,
you’ve got the power!!!

But I’m not sure if I really want that…

Edit: it is done:

And I got these shoes: