better living through technology

“Aren’t you going to ask where the alarm clock went?” I had swapped our clock radio for my iPad. We used to sleep in a room partly illuminated by the nearly-nuclear green glow of a Sony clock radio. We used to awaken to the news on MPR. Now we sleep in a slightly darker room….

Winter fun in Hayward, Wisconsin

This past weekend included lots of snow, copious amounts of laughter and catching up with 10+ friends, a fair number of hours spent lounging in a comfy cabin watching snow accumulate, plenty of good food, more than enough beer and wine, a little reading, some good music, two hilarious snorting dogs, layer upon layer of…

Oh, the places you’ll go

Post-Birkie musings: I do have Birkie Fever. Monday night, I sat down to plot out my training for the next “season” and it extended until the end of February. Normally it ends in October. This doesn’t necessarily mean that I plan on skiing the race next year, just the trail; Steve has voiced interested in…

Gluttony

As “day 1 soreness” continues to reveal new signs that I perhaps overdid things yesterday (hello arches and forearms! Really?), now seems a great time to go over what got me and this now-aching but generally happy temple of a body to this state. Here goes: October 2011 I secure a cabin rental in Hayward…

feeling feverish

In my email in box yesterday was a note from the Birkebeiner organizers, asking me (and all registrants, I assume) to fill out a form, to give them feedback on the event. It’s great to learn that they appear to be taking steps to make any desired improvements in coming years. For the most part,…

I like pie

Rachael Ray Victim, originally uploaded by arahbahn. I didn’t even intend to, but the crust decoration on my meat pie on Sunday ended up looking a lot like the lovely and fantastic Sun Valley sun logo that I remember from my childhood. I’m so pleased to see that the resort still uses it. So, I’m…