Political news. Romney and McCain are getting Catty over McCain saying Romney supported a timetable for troop withdrawal from Iraq. Mr. Romney says that is a lie and he has Demanded an Apology and Mr. McCain has refused, saying that Mr. Romney owes an apology to all the troops in Iraq for wanting the timetable. What does it say about our nation and system of government when all those who are gunning for office are essentially reduced to tit for tat Claims and demands for apologies. Both Dems and republicans. Between These two, and Clinton and Obama and the race thing, both of these situations are silly and childish, this stupidity is about the ugliest bitch and whinefest this nation has ever seen and, It is sad to see. And i get a feeling that it’ll only get worse before it’s over.
Running: 3.45 Miles in 27:28.43 7:57.80 No stops today. The left leg was and is bothering me, but not enough to stop me during the run. Neck was fine, although I did have pins and needles in my middle and ring fingers on my left hand, presumably a residual from the Neck Injury. It was a brisk 27 degrees at run time, but with no wind to speak of, It wasn’t too bad. Didn’t push hard, but I wasn’t about to after the Painfest that was yesterday. Workout was short and sweet, Kinda Like This blog. 15 minutes worth of Pushups and Deep knee bends, 5 minutes worth of kick drills, and2 sets of crunches, lateral bridges, and chinups. 26:00.87 total sweat time for the workout. I was gonna do more pushups, but after I got to around number 150 or so, My arms and chest told me To f*** off. So I stopped. Dammit, this is done ten at a time, it should not be that difficult. I used to be able to do 350 like this and have something left in the tank. I’m outta shape. That’s no damned good!
Guitar: Played as much as I could. and I have to say that I was good at times, but at others I just sucked. I did the usual exercises and they were ok. Alternate picking Chromatic exercises and string skipping went well, as did the Scales, Minor and Major, and 2 pentatonic scles, and Phyrigian mode exercises. What I did after that Was playing around with songs, not too good there, but not too bad either. Where I made a Mess of things was In speed exercises. Stuff I haven’t done in awhile. I was Horrible. simple chromatic single string runs start at fret one and move to fret 12 as fast as possible, first finger on fret one to start, then play in a chromatic ascending sequence to fret 4 then move the hand up to fret 5 and do the same type of thing and then again with first finger at fret 9, then after that back down to five with the first finger and play it again, then back to one…then on to the next string and do it all over again. As fast as possible. I was all over the place, missing notes like crazy. Almost sounded like over today’s playing I was slowly Unlearning how to play the Instrument. Started great, ended Crappy. Mind you I was playing as Fast as i could possibly play with both hands, something I usually don’t do. I am going to start doing this every day, to see if I can make some headway and improve My playing at top speed. I can alternate pick very well, Just not very well very fast. Go fig. It’ll come, in time, just not today.
That’s it for me. I have ten Boxes of Crap to scan and I’ve spent too much time here as it is. Go Jam! Later.
Today’s Nuggets: An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens….There has never been a moment of my life in which I should have relinquished for it the enjoyments of my family, my farm, my friends & books. Thomas Jefferson
The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. James Madison