Archive - 2008
Tue Sep 30
Mon Sep 29
Jonathan loves listening to Alison Krauss - Baby, Now That I've Found You http://tinyurl.com/3kpeet.
Jonathan ran 3 miles yesterday. wondering if I should take this week off to help knee(s) heal or not worry since they don't hinder running much.
Jonathan loves listening to Descendents - Good Good Things http://tinyurl.com/43mt96.
Jonathan read this: Coping (or Not) With Injuries in Training for Marathon http://tinyurl.com/4qzfzo.
Sun Sep 28
Jonathan that was strange. started feeling like I had the flu, shivering. eventually felt sort of normal under a blanket after eating and drinking.
Sat Sep 27
Jonathan 11 miles. knee was hardly a problem at all.
Jonathan watching Once with Lisa http://tinyurl.com/ytmvox.
Jonathan feeling horrible all of a sudden...did I over-do-it with the 11 miles or with the bag of pistachios?
Jonathan home from flag football and about to try running with a sore knee. Elliot kept his streak alive of 1 touchdown per game.
Jonathan home from helping Wanous pour concrete and Finn's soccer game. knee still very sore.
Jonathan read this: John is right http://tinyurl.com/42v9cf.
Fri Sep 26
Jonathan read this: Ku Klux Klan Members Plan to Appear at Presidential Debate Site http://tinyurl.com/4454db.
Jonathan knee very sore today. not sure I'll be able to do tomorrow's long run.
Jonathan read this: Dubious Claims in Obama's Ads Against McCain, Despite Vow of Truth http://tinyurl.com/4c6mq3.
Jonathan read this: Making Sense of the Born Alive Controversy: The Verdict on Obama http://tinyurl.com/3t534t.
Jonathan read this: Kathleen Parker: The Palin Problem http://tinyurl.com/4eq5ox.
Thu Sep 25
Jonathan read this: Palin debacle on CBS Evening News http://tinyurl.com/5ykumr.
Jonathan read this: The case against a federal bailout http://tinyurl.com/4hbuet.
Jonathan strained something in my knee tonight chasing kids at flag football practice.
Jonathan read this: While the Regulators Fiddled â€¦ - TIME http://tinyurl.com/3hoow5.
Jonathan read this: The Missing Voice of the Christian Counter-Culture http://tinyurl.com/4h96hk.
Jonathan loves listening to Goo Goo Dolls - There You Are http://tinyurl.com/4hqpxy.
Jonathan likes this site: Read Children's eBooks Online http://tinyurl.com/3zbacj.
Jonathan read this: John McCain's latest crazy, brilliant, desperate campaign tactic.: John McCain has .. http://tinyurl.com/537cmo.
Wed Sep 24
Tue Sep 23
Jonathan with Elliot at his piano lesson.
Jonathan 4.5 miles today.
Jonathan New cd from some friends in Nashville http://ocelots.bandcamp.mu/.
Jonathan Blog post: Shellac in Pontiac: A week ago I went to see Shellac play at the Crofoot in Pontiac.. http://tinyurl.com/4vcvrx.
Mon Sep 22
Jonathan This is the brotherhood that Iâ€™m a part of? gag. http://tinyurl.com/4udee6.
Jonathan ran 3 miles yesterday.
Sun Sep 21
Sat Sep 20
Jonathan exhausted after a 10 mile run this morning and coaching flag football and watching Finn's soccer game.
Fri Sep 19
Thu Sep 18
Wed Sep 17
Tue Sep 16
Jonathan At work today I almost had to call security to cut me out of my seatbelt. Luckily, a screwdriver was within reach, and I got it to release.
Jonathan ran 4.7 miles today.
Jonathan heading home.
Mon Sep 15
Jonathan trainer and weston setting up drums 3 feet in front of me.
Jonathan chris brokaw opened.
Jonathan listening to dudes talking about dark matter while waiting for the Shellac show.
Jonathan gathering of the alterna-nerds local 501.
Jonathan last time I was leaning against a stage was with Matt at Slint in Chicago.
Jonathan high school kid scores a miller high life. â€œsometimes youâ€™ve just got to enjoy the high life.â€
Jonathan Yesterday marks 5 weeks until the Detroit Free Press/Flagstar (half) marathon.
Jonathan Blog post: Talent Show August 2008: More piano from the boysâ€¦
The Detective Star Wars http://tinyurl.com/6xa5nl.
Sun Sep 14
Jonathan 3 more miles today.
Jonathan soaked again after running 10 10-minute miles tonight. 3 of 4 months ago I was only doing 3 of them.
Sat Sep 13
Jonathan home from flag football and soaked. Elliot had a long TD run and a TD pass. Put him on your fantasy team.
Jonathan about to coach flag football in the rain.
Jonathan Iâ€™ve got an extra ticket for the Shellac show in Pontiac Monday night. Anyone want to take a road trip to join me?
Jonathan best friend from childhood showed up on Facebook. Booyakasha!
Fri Sep 12
Jonathan ran 3 miles yesterday.
Thu Sep 11
Jonathan Who would have thought the Minerals Management Service would be such party animals? http://tinyurl.com/5mallz.
Jonathan Blog post: Sunday Bike Ride: Here are some photos and a video from last Sunday's bike ride and.. http://tinyurl.com/5htnrs.
Wed Sep 10
Jonathan Blog post: John McCain Reformed Maverick: Following on the heels of The Daily Show's fantastic.. http://tinyurl.com/5cljgo.
Jonathan Blog post: Weekend in Grand Haven Part 3: Finishing up this year's Grand Haven posts, here are.. http://tinyurl.com/6gngr9.
Jonathan 10 kids are drowning, you can only save 6, should you save 6? Or wait until help arrives that can save them all? http://tinyurl.com/5eqsrt.
Tue Sep 9
Jonathan ran 4.5 miles today.
Mon Sep 8
Sun Sep 7
Jonathan took a 10 mile bike ride today with the family and the Jollys. This was Finn's first long ride on his own bike. Dinner at Pizza Sams.
Jonathan ran 9 miles on Saturday.
Sat Sep 6
Jonathan Elliot had long TD run today in flag football (donâ€™t keep score, 21-14 loss). Finn had 2 goals + assist in soccer win.
Jonathan Blog post: Weekend in Grand Haven Part 2: Near the house in Grand Haven is a nice park that we.. http://tinyurl.com/65m78e.
Fri Sep 5
Jonathan McCain: "We are fellow Americans, and that's an association that means more to me than any other." The other speakers missed that memo.
Jonathan McCain: "Despite our differences, much more unites us than divides us"
Jonathan McCain: "Finally, a word to senator Obama and his supporters: You have my respect and admiration"
Jonathan New blog post: My favorite passage from McCain's acceptance speech: My favorite pass.. http://tinyurl.com/5eeo8t.
Thu Sep 4
Jonathan Iâ€™m surprised that so many people, regardless of their politics, really enjoyed Giuliani's speech last night. This is why politics sucks.
Jonathan Of course no liberals liked Giuliani's speech, but it's even hard to believe that a conservative would enjoy that! Politics sucks!
Jonathan New blog post: Petoskey Camping Trip Part 2: On Saturday morning of our Petoskey camping t.. http://tinyurl.com/623wor.
Wed Sep 3
Tue Sep 2
Jonathan New blog post: First Day of School 2008: http://tinyurl.com/5oog3m.
Jonathan New blog post: Petoskey Camping Trip Part 1: The weekend before last we went camping in Pe.. http://tinyurl.com/693eux.
Jonathan ran 4 miles today.
Date: Sep 2, 2008
Number of Photos in Album: 6
Jonathan New blog post: If you have to look for the change with a microscopeâ€¦: Steve Waldman, co.. http://tinyurl.com/6nce7x.
Mon Sep 1
Date: Aug 23, 2009
Number of Photos in Album: 20
Gavin and Stacey have been continuing their romance on-line and by telephone for the last six months. Now they want to be together but will their friends and family let them?
Over lunch today I watched episode 7 of the second series (or season, as we yanks would say). Iâ€™m sure I was feeling the build up and culmination of watching the first two series over the last few months (and not just the quality of this episode)â€¦plus it is well-documented that I love me some British TVâ€¦but I thought it was fantastic. Smithy, in particular, is a wonderful character.
Supposedly NBC is going to make an American version (link), but they said the same about Saxondale and I never saw it realized. Better to watch the original anyway. Adjust your Netflix cues accordingly (though it looks like youâ€™ll have to wait for season 2).
Iâ€™ve never been a big fan of the Bourne series, but this one (like the others) was full of superspy action and enjoyable enough. I give it 3 out of 5.
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game is a book by Michael Lewis released in 2006 about American football. It features two dominant storylines. The first is an examination of how offensive football strategy has evolved over the past three decades in large part due to Lawrence Taylor's arrival in the 1980s and how this evolution has placed an increased importance on the role of the left tackle. The second storyline features Michael Oher, the current starting left tackle for the Ole Miss football team. Lewis follows Oher from his impoverished upbringings through his years at Briarcrest Christian School and on to his current position as one of the most highly coveted prospects in college football.
It was definitely enjoyable and interesting to read, especially since I'm a big football fan. Big Mike's is a "heart-warming" story of sorts, and it will be interesting to follow him as he makes the move to the pros next fall. Here's a link to an article by Lewis about Oher in NY Times magazine (link).