Monthly Archives: September 2007

Getting passed by a woman

Today out on the trails I got passed by a woman. It doesn’t happen very often, but somehow I’m always embarrassed when it does. Based on my finish in last year’s half-marathon, about 15 percent of women half-marathoners are faster … Continue reading

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Cluephone: Parallel parking

Typical Suburban Driver: Hello? Cluephone: Hello, sir/ma’am. This is the cluephone calling. Typical Suburban Driver: Cluephone? what’s — Cluephone: Never mind that, sir/ma’am. Have you noticed the car in front of you? Typical Suburban Driver: What ca — oh, you … Continue reading

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Oops

I made a mistake and didn’t start my post-run rambling right after finishing my run. There was an urgent request from the ScienceBlogs staff for us to provide our best-ever comments as part of the promotion for their 500,000th comment … Continue reading

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“Rough-in”

What’s the one value you must know when ordering a toilet? It’s in the headline of this post, and when referring to a toilet, it means the distance from the wall to the hole in the floor where the … … Continue reading

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The story of a sports injury

Here’s the trivial sort of thing that happens to me all the time. I play in a pick-up soccer game every Sunday. I’m one of the worst players on the field, but what the heck, it’s fun and it’s good … Continue reading

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New Word Munger “Feature”: Post-run ramblings

As I write this post, I’m literally soaked with sweat. After I finish my morning run three days a week, I’m so sweaty that I have to change my shirt. Depending on how hard I’ve run that day and how … Continue reading

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