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Ten Little Things

I listened to a podcast today from Skip La Cour talking about managing one's minimum standards. The things he mentioned were, for instance, setting a certain time to be up every day, planning one's meals the night before and following through at the times you planned rather than winging it, and other things that you must do every single day -- or at least five days a week -- to be successful at whatever it is you want to do.

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So I'm doing laundry this weekend, and I'm washing to whites. I grab the Clorox bleach and put it in. While this may be the 100th or 1000th time I've done this, for some reason I notice the "kills 99.9% of known germs" on the label.

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Weight Loss Progress

Well, the last two weeks have been fairly slow as far as fat loss goes. I'm down to 222 lbs now. In some way, there's a special zen-like quality in contemplating having a weight where all three digits are the same. If I have my way, I'll never have this experience again. The next lowest number would be 111, and the next highest 333. Both are places I'll never go.

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Back from vacation; Blog-A-Day challenge

So I'm finally back from vacation. I have a HUGE backlog of email to catch up on, and a new challenge for myself: blog a day.

Sure, some of the entries will be short, but I want to keep my thoughts up-to-date and record my progress on various goals throughout the year. So here's #1 for the year!

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The Right Way To Deal With The RIAA?

Several years ago, the RIAA -- Recording Industry Association of America -- launched a massive wave of lawsuits against people sharing copyrighted recordings without authorization. By the tens of thousands, "John Doe" lawsuits brought anonymous file-sharers into the spotlight, with routine settlements paid by the Does to the tune of thousands of dollars.

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happy holidays all

Hope everyone has weathered all the snow well. Well wishes to all whatever holiday you may or may not be celebrating

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Celebrate with me!

I've been out of town the past few weeks, but had a milestone to celebrate.

With my weight at 224 pounds this morning, I am officially no longer "obese" according to the Body Mass Index. Still have about 30 pounds to go to get where I want to be, but there it is. I'm just overweight now! Woot!

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Arthur Levin Quote

Quote of the day:

"Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.

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Already Problems with Obama

President-elect Obama has chosen a HUD secretary. President-elect Obama said HUD is essential in the effort to stem the mortgage crisis, which "not only shakes the foundation of our economy, but the foundation of the American Dream."

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Separate Ways

A couple nights ago I gigged a hospital corporate party with an enclave of pro musicians from around town. The organizer of the gig is a good friend of mine who is probably the best front man I've ever played with in my life. We had a bunch of tunes on the set list that featured some screeching rock classics; Separate Ways, Rock & Roll, Synchronicity II, among others.

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