Ribs Aren’t Suppose To Do That, Right?
So, I grab my chinup bar and start to do a pullup, and feel this “pwaaang!” in my chest on the right side, just past the sternum. Â As per my rules, I quit doing that as part of my workout right then, but it quit hurting. Â So I had to ask Doc about it. Â Well, either I’ve strained it, or separated the rib. Â The difference is not being able to do that part of my workout for either a week, or not being able to do it for about three or four weeks while it heals. Â Oh bummer!
I’m starting to get to the fanatical level for working out now. Â To me, I’ve never seen so much progress in so little time, so I’m not getting discouraged or the whole body image problem (where I’ll be fine with what I look like until I’ve worked out for a while, then I feel like I look like hell after a couple of weeks.)
Cool. Â I’m pretty happy with that. Â And I checked, yep, I’m still 220 lbs. Â Haven’t dropped a pound in six or seven weeks. Â Again, cool. Â
And while the system I’m using seems to be working, I’m going to try something “just because I can”. Â I set at a desk all day (well, most days anyway), so I’m going to get up and work out about once an hour just one set of reps through all the stuff I do (except pullups. Â Guess I’ll double up on pushups). Â I tried it today -Â phenomenalÂ energy levels all day. Â But then again, I slept until 1 PM (I got home from Kenosha at 7:30 AM or so), so I’m gonna say today doesn’t count. Â But I’m going to try working out as a steady flow all day, then doing a primary workout for two hours once a day. Â I’m just currious to see the effects of that, if any – it COULD be harmful to the effects the workout is having. Â Guess I’ll find out! 🙂
Was standing there talking to Doc about it, and had finished doing a round of those “once an hour micro workouts”, and he stops and looks, and comments “You’re getting guns.” Â OK, yeah, that made me feel pretty good that someone noticed :-)Â
And I obviously FEEL like I look better – didn’t even think about it until I was inside QT, I was still wearing a workout shirt (one of those skin tight sweat wicking shirts), and realized I didn’t care – I didn’t look any worse than anyone else in there. Â Granted, some of the patrons may have vomited in their mouth a little. Â Hard to tell. 😉
Kenosha, WI – My Home Away From Home
Well, done with this year’s first Kenosha trip, and planning the second trip in June. Â It’s POSSIBLE I may land a project there that will having me go to Kenosha about once every two months for about a year and a half or so. Â Big ass project – but I won’t know if it’s going to happen or not for four or five months I’m going to guess. Â Cargill has an integrator who’s job it is to this this sort of thing – and they HATE them. Â They are really wanting me to do it so I can keep the other integrator out of the plant. Â And I’m just fine with that.
Project pricetag? Â Around $100,000. Â Current rough guess (still working numbers, etc.) puts the profit after labor and markup in the $60,000 range over a year and a half. Â
Now THAT would be nice. Â Everything else for a year and a half would be gravy on top of that big ol’ pile of mashed potatoes.
But I’m not holding my breath – this whole thing will still have to be slid by Corporate. Â Though, the way I laid out the rough plan, Pat thought it might be a hell of a lot easier to get all those small projects approved rather than a big one. Â May not hold my breath, but I’ll cross my fingers a little 😉
Maha Selling In NY
Chatted with my friend Maha on my way back from Kenosha for about an hour, and we worked out a pricing schedule, etc. for “boutique websites” for a lot of these little boutiques she’s been running across in NY. Â We figured out a good price for it all, and so she’s now out doing sales in New York for Midnight Ryder Technologies and herself doing websites. Â
Cool. Â These will all be small projects, but if she pulls off selling a few here and there, then it’s definitely worth it.
She’ll be in town next week, and we’re supposed to meet up for lunch and do some pre-sales training, etc.Â
This week and next is going to be “catch up” week for me though (except I’m taking tomorrow off, with exception of contacting a few customers), so I can see if I can *FINALLY* clean my slate of a few projects that aren’t done yet!
The Reunion is Coming
Well, Sunday is my 20th Year High School Reunion. Â I’m going for a couple of hours, but I’m still not real sure about this. Â I’m not even 100% sure why I’m going – most of these people I could give a fuck less about. Â And really, I could care less what they think about me, though the reunion does provide me yet another excuse in the back of my head to cleanup, trim up, and bulk up a little – I’ve seen pictures of these people. Â I aged well in comparison, IMO.
But I’ve got an oddity in this (don’t I always.) Â I’m feeling sort of sexist right now. Â I don’t do the “arm candy” thing because it’s rather… sleezy. Â Yet, I’ll be doing just that. Â Devvi is going with me for nothing more than show off value. Â
I’d feel really bad if it was my idea, and cancel the plan. Â But it wasn’t my idea. Â And every time the reunion is mentioned, Devvi mentions how I’ll be showing up with a hot chick on my arm. Â Hm. Â
It took a while, but I finally gelled in my head – this wasn’t about me for the most part. Â It’s been her plan, and I realized SHE is probably getting the ego benefit of being someone’s arm candy (‘specially since it is someone who thinks she’s hot) Â Yes, she’s doing it so I get the “boost” from it, and maybe thatÂ voyeuristicÂ thing where she gets to see me interact with all the old people I went to school with, but she’s getting a hell of a boost too.
I still don’t really feel quite right about it, but fuck it – if it’s gonna give us both and ego boost, then why not. Â But why do I forsee a sit-com level sort of backfire gonna happen if people ask too many questions?
Been writing on Muse, and I LOVE it. Â I have no idea what anyone else is gonna think of this thing, but it’s definitely a unique story, a unique setting, and I think my writing is excellent.
Which means it MUST be a piece of crap if I like it, ’cause I never have liked my writing yet! 🙂