I rode the Death Ride today, and survived (!), in fact it went rather well (9:48!)... I am tired but happy. But tired. I'll post more about that tomorrow when I have a chance to catch my breath. Tonight after the ride I had a nice dinner with my brother Jeroen, my cousin Anita, and her husband Tom... this ride is my annual opportunity to see them :) and so now I am driving home, currently in Bishop taking a break, and making a brief filter pass...
Looking back over my blog, I must tell you I can't believe the Fourth of July was last weekend. Must have been the longest week of all time!
Yesterday I wrote "Tomorrow is a big day in the Tour de France, and also in the World Cup", but now I can write it again, in fact Tomorrow is a bigger day in the Tour de France (the first real mountain stage), and also in the World Cup (the final!). I will be watching both with great interest. Go Lance! Go Oranje!
Liran Shapira makes a subtle point: Be Impressed. "When you tell people they're making a positive impression on you, they automatically turn up the behavior that caused it." When a girl has a beautiful smile, always say so :)
This Rocks: It's as if Apple has hired Don Draper. Not only a great point about the iPhone 4 - which I am amazingly intrigued to buy, like many, for the FaceTime capability alone - but it introduces me to Mad Men, a TV show about which I have heard much good... I might have to watch a TV show. (Wow, I can change.)
A key question, asked on Slashdot: Has any creative work failed because of piracy? I can't think of anything quickly, can you?
Man I need some of this: A chemical to make brain cells grow. I have been using Diet Coke and Red Wine with limited results :)
My answer is 155. So far...