link for spotify account

Couch 2 5K

 

GOAL:  2 finish by C25K by 15 November

5K runs:

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/events/foundevents.asp?evntTitle=5k&evntDate=m%3A112009&distance=&county=&area=South&evntSurface=&sp=&v=1

application website:

http://c25kapp.com/

creator's twitter page, new version coming soon:

http://twitter.com/c25kapp

WHEN                             NOTES

Friday, 04-09-09 b4 late, riverside house

Sunday am, 06-09-09

Tues, 08-09-09 after speed school, 2 extra sets of 60 seconds

 

Boating on the Cam with Heeleys in August 2009

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ_CfCWGbx4]

waterproof testing a phone

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3LM4bTb_CQ]

Simons First Dive

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzY9HDghv6w]

first SatNav GPS device

A review will go here (once we've tried it out going out of town for my birthday next month).

Nuvi 200 Widescreen

Happy Birthday to me....

Mayfield Summer Fun

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBKqPQtuz_c]

Mayfield 'Summer Fayre 2009

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBKqPQtuz_c]

Ian's Ninth Birthday Party Water Fight Extravaganza

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rD-sR_W-7c]

Dan decorating Ian's Captain Underpants 9th birthday cake

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URgMSEmZF98]

Ian's 9th Birthday party

Another first.  This is the first birthday party where the ideas and games and teams have all been thought up by one of the kids!  Daniel did this invitation as well:

Things I Like About England, #324

Just listened to another of the great BBC quiz shows.  One thing they have in common that you just don't really get from equivalent programs from the U.S. is...

..that it's not about winning.

The U.S. is so competitive. Sports, business, career, you name it.  Anything you can do in the U.S. someone else can try to do it better.  It's what makes us (yes, I'm still American) so good at so many things.  The Olympics, the computer industry...

But the British gameshows make the competitive side a silly joke.  They have teams and they announce points for the two sides.  At the end of each show they announce the winner, but IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER.  Who's Line Is It Anyway, QI, The News Quiz, Nevermind the Buzzcocks, they're all wonderfully uninterested in who wins. It's the taking part that matters. 

Even answering the questions is just an excuse for the panelists to go off on tangents, make jokes and make us as the audience laugh (which is the real point of these shows).

Mega paper airplane

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPvM6dPR6Oo]

WiFi upgraded @ home

before & after speeds

 

Most of the time I spent was trying to get the graphical login screen back and "switch user" option, but it seems the management software for this new N WiFi card doesn't allow it. 

But, the speed it's showing is over twice the speed.  I should be getting a better signal, and I've turned off SSID broadcast (for what it's worth) and can still connect with all the devices in the house (Blackberry included). Dan says he is getting a stronger signal on his iPod touch, but it looks the same here on the PC in the gamesroom.  Three antenna's on the router and PCI card should make some difference!

The item I got is from a manufacturer I've used before; German DLink.  I like them and Netgear best.  Although Linksys has devices that are very configurable (They're the consumer arm of Cisco) I've had issues with both their devices and support, so I don't like using 'em anymore.

Here's my kit:

Moon movie trailer

Page AZ Colorado River Raft Trip 2009

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmY9XtYk7BI]

Hermits Rest Grand Canyon 2009

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w18A9nKvyuU]

Kaibab Trail hike part 2 @ Grand Canyon in 2009

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfxbERbs2Oc]

Kaibab Trail hike @ Grand Canyon in 2009

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI5ut2oK1z4]

Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon 2009

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUZyvtxCJ1U]

Kevin & Lucy's Grand (Canyon) Date

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvI3VcbSi4s]

Buffalo Park & Coconino Forrest hiking Flagstaff Arizona 2009

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w0ka4IS9AI]

Mountain biking in Flagstaff Arizona April 2009

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQHF6z1oIxQ]

Kachina Trail & Wall Climbing @ Flagstaff Arizona 2009

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GNdDrUPXTQ]

Traveling to Flagstaff, Arizona 2009

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssswLt9ooEs]

Mums Day UK Cade style

Mothers' Day happened a few weeks ago here in England.  They Boys were great, we helped 'round the house, took Lucy out for a walk, and enjoyed a simple day together.

Dan made an animated card here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon and Ian drew these great works of Art.

 

Fave vocalist

Paul Rogers (Bad Company)

Paul Carack (Squeeze & Mike & Mechanics)

Thomas bashes Homer @ Dans 13th Birthday Party

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiMSfgpIhUc]
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