Thursday, November 10, 2011


Tonight the girls decided to be superheroes. They flew around saving me from dragons, dinosaurs, and bad guys. Then they saved some babies that were lost. It was pretty awesome.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Good Saturday

Today was a good Saturday. It started off with a morning swinging a hazel hoe at a trail build on a new mountain bike trail complex here in Redmond.

Then I went shooting with a couple of friends. I was able to shoot my new gun. It was pretty awesome.

Then I spent the evening with the girls while Jessi was out. We had a dinner picnic and watched Toy Story. It ended up with a lot of cuddle time with dad! That was nice. When it comes to my girls I'm pretty sappy.

Then I finished the night off hanging out with Jess. All in all it was a good day. Now we just need snow so ski season can start!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

2010 Journals

As I posted last year I have a few nontraditional journals that I like to keep. I like to keep track of my bike commuting days and miles, all the books I read, and all the ways that I injury myself. Here's a recap of how 2010 turned out.

Bike Commuting Highlights

  • 175 total days bike commuting

  • Logged 1,593 miles bike commuting

  • Burned 56,735 calories commuting

  • Had 4 car driven days (this was either driving myself or by Jess & the girls

  • I know there were some bus days in Cincinnati but I didn't keep track of them. I'd probably say 10

  • 37 days riding recreationally (this is mountain and errands [yes I consider riding the bike for errands recreation])

  • Logged 249 rec miles

  • Burned about 8,726 calories riding rec

  • In total logged 212 'days' on the bike for a total of 1,842 miles, and burned about 65,461...not too shabby

Book List
Here's the book list, by month (once again, the book is logged in the month I finished it).


  • Three Against Hitler

  • Basic Soap Making - All the Skills & Tools You Need to Get Started

  • Farewell, My Subaru

  • Omnivore's Dilemma


  • The Good Earth - Pearl S Buck

  • Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads: New Techniques, Extraordinary Flavors

  • Parenting with Love & Logic for Early Childhood

  • The Market Planning Guide, 6th Edition, David H. Bangs

  • In Defense of Food

  • Strategic Market Management, 8th Edition, David A. Aaker

  • Consumer Behavior, 1st Edition, Frank Kardes


  • Unleashing the Ideavirus


  • Marketing Mangement: The Big Picture

  • The Way of Herbs

  • Winning at Retail: Developing a Sustained Model for Retail Success


  • Fablehaven Book 5: Keys to the Demon Prison

  • The Backyard Beekeeper: Revised & Updated: An Absolute Beginners Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden

  • The Natural Soap Book: Making Herbal and Vegetable-Based Soaps

  • Making natural liquid soaps : herbal shower gels, conditioning shampoos, moisturizing hand soaps, luxurious bubble baths, and more--


  • Milk-based Soaps: Making Natural, Skin Nourishing Soap


  • Hunger Games

  • Moves & Miracles: My Sister and I (Grandma Johnson's story)


  • Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2)

  • Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3)


  • Eragon

  • Just in Case: How to be self-sufficient when the unexpected happens

  • Mini Farming: self sufficiency on a 1/4 acre


  • The Lost Symbol

  • True Blue (Baldacci)

The Body Journal
Here's all the ways I injured myself in 2010. I had to feel it for at least 2 days to make the cut.

That rounds out 2010 in terms of journals. So I ask again, does anyone else keep any nontraditional journals?