Maybe not

Despite this blog’s subtitle, I may not ride a century this year. I will ride 50 miles one day and 50 the next, two weeks from now, but that’s not a century. I publicly set myself a goal based on physical accomplishment, but in my head it’s more complicated than that. I’m happy, and my life is changing for the better. I’m more physically healthy than I was when I said that, but more importantly, my mental health has improved too. Even though I’m probably not going to meet the public goal I set, I feel like my life is moving the way I want it to, and that’s a good damn feeling. My private goals were more nebulous(*), but they’ve been met far more than I ever thought possible.

(*) The Mutara Nebula to be specific

3 Comments »

  1. Mayan Said,

    September 30, 2007 @ 6:13 pm

    (*) still the worst movie evar.

    kiss!

    ~

  2. Marc Said,

    October 1, 2007 @ 9:38 am

    Pshaw…it’s not like it was “Star Trek II: Electric Boogalo.”

    Here is a list of reasons why I liked it:

    1) Mr. Roarke in Space. Admittedly, Tattoo in space would have been an added bonus and beat “Mini Me” to the punch by decades, but you cannot have everything.

    2) The guy from “The Phoenix,” uncredited, as Khan’s cheesy sidekick! If you don’t know what “The Phoenix” was, you’re probably not as old as me, and very fortunate. But lets just say it is good that this actor found work at all.

    3) Chekov is, AS ALWAYS… “The Weakest Link!” This was true in the TOS, and I loved that it continued. They say he was in the cast for the youth element, kind of a Davy Jones (Monkees) thing. If that were true, they should have known making him sniveling and weak would kinda offset any youthful appeal he had; poor Chekov’s been out of the Cool Olympics since Day 1.

    4) Brain-eating earwigs! Ewwwww!!!!

    5) Kirstie Alley back when she was… different than now.

    6) Anything I loved when I was 14 years old is, by definition, sacred. As Grandpa Simpson put it, “I used to be with it. But then they changed what it was. Now what I’m with isn’t it, and what’s it seems scary and weird. It’ll happen to you.”

    7) According to Wikipedia: “Though Arthur C. Clarke did not include The Wrath of Khan in his list of best science fiction films ever made, he ‘brooded over’ the omission.”

    See? Brooded. It caused him to brood. Think Arthur C. Clarke gave a damn about “Notting Hill?” I don’t think so.

    OK, I liked “Notting Hill.” Bad example.

    8) They do not say “Lock and Load” at any point.

    9) It is revealed that Kirk lives in San Francisco. I knew it. Because San Francisco has everything cool. Starfleet. Italian food. The best Apple Store.

    10) There is no Number 10. But if it weren’t such a cliche by now… “KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!”

  3. Ogre Said,

    October 1, 2007 @ 4:48 pm

    Ah yes, Judson Earney Scott, clearly thinking The Phoenix was going to take off, opted to not even take credit for Star Trek II. And who could fault him? The Phoenix was perhaps the greatest five episode sci-fi series starring an uncredited Star Trek bit actor ever to be canceled. That whole Star Trek thing was clearly a fad.

    I would have been 11 when that show was on. I did like it a lot. But obviously I haven’t seen it since I was 11, and it’s going to stay that way. So that I can remember Judson Earney Scott as the greatest actor ever.

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