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Aug. 31st, 2011 | 11:27 pm

Quick entry. It's late and I'm tired pretty much all the time right now.

My official net time for the city 2 surf was 1:30:53. I seem to be doomed to just missing out on significant arbitrary milestones; my time last year was 2:00:50 or so. Actually, seeing as the cutoff for the Rapid Start group was 1:30 I'm a tiny bit disappointed I missed out. But only a tiny bit.

Next month I'm running in the Sydney Running Festival half marathon. I'm shit scared about it. 14km wasn't too bad, but 21 sounds like a really, really long way. But I'm going to have a crack at it anyway. Also, I'm using the run as a fundraiser for the Black Dog Institute, because they seem to be doing some awesome work supporting sufferers of depression and bipolar disorder. Maybe you would like to sponsor me?

I've been a little more withdrawn than usual lately. September is not a fun month. Father's day, and then a week or so later the anniversary of dad's death. I've been dwelling on that a little too much lately because I've been doing so much awesome stuff that he would have liked to see. Between that and some weird stuff happening at work, I'm spending most of my time quietly waiting for the world to go away and leave me alone. Sorry about that.

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banana

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from: lotus555
date: Aug. 31st, 2011 11:28 pm (UTC)
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well done on the city to surf. At the time, i was waiting at home for my flatmates to finish the race, home on the couch reading the paper with a spliff in my hand. So i applaud your effort!

are you still on your scoots? what sort do you have? am just about to buy one but debating chinese made new one versus second hand metal one.

I hope september is not too hard on you. If you ever feel like meeting up for a pub lunch one weekend, give me a shout.

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Pete

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from: stibbons
date: Sep. 5th, 2011 04:43 am (UTC)
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My scooter doesn't get much love lately. :-( Everything is either very close by, or I want to drink alcohol while I'm there.

It's a Piaggio Fly. Engineered as well as a Vespa, but out of plastic instead of metal. Cheapish and pretty good.

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Nicholas

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from: wzdd
date: Sep. 1st, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
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I like the black dog institute. They have a donation site around Angel Islington, in the shape of a very majestic-looking black dog -- looks great, but shouldn't a depression dog be kind of mangy-looking and decrepit? I reckon that would make for a more attention-grabbing donation box also. In any case, I think mental illness is an increasingly-important issue which receives too little attention, so I sponsored you.

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Pete

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from: stibbons
date: Sep. 5th, 2011 04:44 am (UTC)
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I must see this dog!

Also, thanks!

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Nicholas

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from: wzdd
date: Sep. 5th, 2011 09:21 am (UTC)
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I'll get a pic next time I see him.

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