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Today arrived and the girlfriend photographed me to prove it:

Other than being unable to let go of the poodle, the anxiety was for naught. Shocking, right? I arrived on time. My alarm didn’t fail. My head didn’t explode. I didn’t make a fool of myself – I don’t think – and the other new folks seem nice enough. What can I say? It’s a job.

I’ll let you know in a few months if the folks are so still nice.


My moonflower looked like it was going to bloom yesterday:


We checked it every hour. The dog lifted her little paw up to try and help. She’s so damn cute sometimes it nearly makes my heart burst. We even set our alarm for two AM to catch the moonflower off-guard (yes, I’m that kind of nerd). No luck. This morning the bud had folded in on itself like a fat teenager at a middle school dance.

On a better note, as the heat descends on Minneapolis, I had a nice little Sunday run. Maybe my fitness dreams aren’t as derailed as I thought.

Hang power cleans, hang squat cleans, and thrusters = first crossfit wound.

The dog seems concerned but she tends to be more attentive around lunchtime.

I joined a crossfit gym last week.

Currently,  it’s torture – my arms refuse to bend or straighten properly and my legs are twitching – but I’m drawn to it.

Since leaving the army I haven’t been able to motivate myself to workout. With crossfit all I have to do it show up, then someone tells me what to do.

All the cool kids seem to be writing blogs these days so I thought I’d give it a try. Maybe I’ll write about running or my dog or life after the Army or pottery or the albino squirrels living in my neighborhood.

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