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Seattle, Home, Running, etc... [Apr. 30th, 2007|10:21 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Seattle was great. As much as I anticipate how pretty Seattle (or Portland) is before I fly in, it still always shocks me... love the green/nature/water/cleanliness. It was nice seeing hellarad, bostonsteamer, their crazy kids, jope, boonedog (thanks again for letting me crash there!), and marcuso, who introduced me to a cool venue with a cool show (although the opener, Hardnphirm was almost cooler... go watch their videos).

LinuxFest NW was good. Well-organized, nice little city (Bellingham), friendly people. Nice seeing the SiMech folk again (who paid for my trip), as well as Brian Aker (krow), and chromatic and Allison Randal (Perl/Parrot people), who I ate with back in Seattle (at Cedars, in the U District). Oh, I also spent Saturday night in Bellingham drinking with blythe who was in town visiting her family, who now live there. (heh, I love how family is singular: "her family lives...", but the relative pronoun "who" there is plural: "family, who live". Tangent.)

Oh, and props to jope for introducing me to a cute-as-hell Internet reporter, Mónica Guzmán, whom Marcus tried valiantly to get to join us at the show but failed. :)

Woke up at 6:30 am today at Marcus' place, drove to airport, flew back to SFO, took (free) BART to 24th/Mission, and walked home (still hating cabs). After some deliveries/appts at 1:30, I promptly fell asleep around 3:00 pm and slept until 8:30 pm. I win!

Just got done with a 5 km run, ~26 minutes. I think my goal is to do Bay to Breakers (12km) in an hour. Seems quite doable.

Time to catch up on email & hack.
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[User Picture]From: jessicka
2007-05-01 05:53 am (UTC)
Did Hard n' Phirm do their cover of Radiohead's "Karma Police"? Best Radiohead cover ever.

P.S. I am probably not the first person to say this, but that cute Internet reporter looks a lot like Natalie Portman!
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-05-01 05:56 am (UTC)
Karma Police -- no.

And yeah, I can see the Natalie Portman thing too. :)
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[User Picture]From: erik
2007-05-01 06:27 am (UTC)
That girl is stunningly beautiful. I see the Portman resemblance as well. She's got that baby face, and seems vaguely ethnic (the last name, of course, points you in the right direction).
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[User Picture]From: ciphergoth
2007-05-01 10:29 am (UTC)
Er, isn't everybody ethnic?
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[User Picture]From: erik
2007-05-01 02:31 pm (UTC)
White people have an erroneous sense of ethno-centricity. :-)
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2007-05-01 03:22 pm (UTC)
Its like Anglina Joile and Natalie Portman had a baby!
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[User Picture]From: bostonsteamer
2007-05-01 05:02 pm (UTC)
I'd like to have seen that baby being conceived....
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-05-01 07:17 am (UTC)
There is a LinuxFest! Linux-f'ing-Fest?

Wow. That must be nerd-o-ramma. An entire con for an OS. Wow.

Can you introduce me to that reporter? :D

P.S. I have a bad memory, why am I banned?
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[User Picture]From: nick
2007-05-01 01:23 pm (UTC)
26 min? Someone's gotten slow and fat in the last 10 years eh? Dude, wasn't your PR in 18:00 flat territory?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-05-01 05:12 pm (UTC)
Shit bitch, I just did this as a warm-up/baseline... just you wait.
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[User Picture]From: jope
2007-05-01 08:43 pm (UTC)

Whatever you say, Hercules.

BTW, do you see now why I wanted that edit? Bunch of savages here.
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From: dan_erat
2007-05-02 02:00 am (UTC)
Hmm. I can run at 7.5 MPH on the treadmill for 30 minutes currently. I guess I just need to get to the point where I can do it twice as long without the motivation of the treadmill. I wish that Bike To Work Day wasn't just a few days before Bay To Breakers (or actually, that the office was in the city). (I think I'm officially giving up on the subjunctive mood btw)
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[User Picture]From: eli
2007-05-02 04:06 pm (UTC)
I'm in Seattle all winter long and the WEEK I head back to work you decide to come up and visit...bastard. Heh, sorry I missed ya, sounds like you had a good trip.
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