Pulled a Muscle
The other day when I had to dodge a car in the parking lot of Wegman’s, I think I pulled a muscle. I was reminded last night.
I remember back in high school, Freshman year, having to do all those sit-ups for the Presidential Fitness Award. As a result, I pulled something in my abdomen and spent the next week being quite tender around my belt line.
Well, you get older and you pull one of those abdominal muscles and you’re reminded you’re not as young as you used to be. I think of all the muscles in the body to pull, lower back is probably the worse, and stomach muscles pull a close seconds. I won’t be doing any sit-ups any time soon.
Speaking of sit-ups, I have a couple of friends who own health clubs. I get the social aspect of health clubs. What I don’t get is walking on a treadmill for 15, 20 or 30 minutes or longer when you can just go walk outside. (Mark and Colin, no offense meant. I just can’t stand staring at a stationary scene.) While I understand it can be a great bad-weather alternative, it bores me to tears.
When I went to update my blog today, it kept timing out. I called my hosting service and the guy said things were working and they have had no failures. I did a trace route and found where the packets were getting dropped. It turned out it was Time Warner that was having the issue.
I called Time Warner and the young lady was helpful, but started having me do things that were totally counter-intuitive. With my extensive networking background, I stopped her, gave her one of their IP addresses, and explained, “That is where your problem is.”
As things would have it, I was cut off. Now, thanks to my friend Aaron, I no longer blame such incidents as malice, but instead, gross incompetence. Heinlein’s Razor says, “You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.” Okay, I realize that is harsh, but either she intentionally cut off the call, or she did something stupid resulting in the call being dropped. Either way, I figure it would have to effect more than just me and it would just be a matter of time before Time Warner fixed their switch in Chicago.
After work we went to the Canal Connection Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. It was held at Reliant Credit Union. It was supposed to be speed networking, but because of a low turn out, we let everyone have the floor for a few minutes to describe their business. From a chamber point of view, I’m sorry more didn’t show up. However, from a business owner point of view, I’m glad there was a small crowd because we each were able to explain our business. We had Anytime Fitness there, Reliant Credit Union, Macedon Auto, Macedon Family Chiropractic, Meme’s Gift Baskets, GL Campbell Plumbing, Elizabethe representing the Beckwith Mansion and me representing photography by db walton llc.
Elizabethe commented she liked that event because of the seating. (We held it in the center of their waiting area where they had comfortable overstuffed seats.) I liked that too.