August 25th, 2009

krazy koati

But Terry and Julie cross over the river where they feel safe and sound

Sunday, sadly, while we did get up a little earlier than we might have had there been nothing scheduled on the day, there was my flight. Unfortunately I couldn't get the ideal flight, which would leave Lansing airport around 9 pm and get me in to Newark before Midnight, since that doesn't exist; but the best I could get was leaving Detroit in the early afternoon and arriving home in the early evening.

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And then was news about my mother's reunion, and why this would be important to me: while I was away, she logged in to my WiiFit account every day to record in the Activity Log that I was doing about twenty minutes of moderate exercise, keeping alive my streak of doing the Body Test or some Training or Activity every day which had started in early January. But when she went to the reunion, she stayed out all Saturday, and realized only on Sunday afternoon that she hadn't logged in and hadn't told my father to log me in, snapping my streak at just over six months.

Technically, I suppose that was fair since I didn't exercise in any organized fashion while I was away, but it did mean that for its ``You Haven't Missed A Day In ... '' count I was beginning from scratch. It was still a shame, though. I would have to find it within myself to be consoled with the discovery Monday morning that in just shy of ten days with bunny_hugger my weight had dropped 9.9 pounds, and I had left Obesity for being merely Overweight, and that I haven't been back above body mass index of 30.00 since. I could manage that, considering.

There would be two cute postscripts to the trip, one coming in the start of my car-shopping week.

Trivia: On presenting his telescope to the Venetian Senate, Galileo Galilei was rewarded with a permanent appointment at the University of Padua (and an increase in salary). Source: Measuring The Universe: The Historical Quest to Quantify Space, Kitty Ferguson.

Currently Reading: A Century of Subways: Celebrating 100 Years Of New York's Underground Railways, Brian J Cudahy.