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Turn’s out that mantis was just a husk of a mantis, or at least it was this morning. I kinda suspect it wasn’t last night.

I got to work with an average speed of 14.5 MPH today, and home was 15 MPH. So, variability abounds apparently.

I’ve been moved at work. I’m officially at the intern barn. 2 people are leaving Tuesday, 2 more Friday, and everyone in here will be gone by the end of August. Then I’ll have 7 computers and 10 monitors all to myself. 😛

Off to see Lauren soon. yay! Oh, and Yusuke. 😛

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Ok, so there have been some grumblings (from ex gfs) that I should post. So I will.

Lauren came and visited, like I said in that last update post. Sidney came the next day. We pretty much just hung out at the new house. We also did some food shopping. Twice. Girls like food so I think they enjoyed that ok.

The first day, when Lauren was here and Sidney wasn’t, Lauren helped my mom clean out the garage and clean the new house in general. They got the garage clean enough to park Pat’s car in there. He has to store the ol’ I-Rock, iRock, irock?

Aaron’s got the band stuff pretty well set up in the basement, I think, because they practiced over the weekend. Most of the time the girls and I were taking Ace for a walk, so I dunno how loud it was really. I dun think it’ll be too annoying, though.

Sidney’s car battery was acting up, so we spent some time jumping and idling and stuff like that. She made it home easily enough on a jump, but I think her battery is pretty shot. She shouldn’t care though, she’s going to Korea in a few days.

Besides that we did a lot of just hanging out and watching stuff. We watched all the new episodes of Bullshit! we were behind on, and also UHF randomly. I think it’s pretty funny, but I dunno if the girls quite appreciate all the subtle genius.

So, they left too early on Sunday, and I can’t think of anything much that’s happened since. Yesterday, on facebook, Emily Anne Geddes took some husband quiz thing and it said I was the #1 husband for her. I told Lauren and she got all upset so she took it too. Turns out it’s a 1 question survey asking only for the gender you’d like. Anyway, I was her #1 as well. And Pat was #2. I wonder what the odds are of me being randomly selected in both cases. Seems kinda strange to me. /shrug

I’ve been biking to and from work every day this week, except mom gave me a ride one day cause they showed up at the house earlier than I left. Going to work seems to be harder than leaving. It takes me about 30 minutes, 25 today, and I seem to average like 12 MPH. Going home takes about 20 minutes and I average like 14.5 MPH. There was quite a bit of wind one morning, so I think that was the slowest day, kinda makes me think of it as harder than it really is. It must be uphill a bit, since it’s up river, and I think that can account for the discrepancy. Bob, my boss guy kinda, bikes to work and says he averages 18-20 MPH. He might be in a bit better biking shape than me… maybe, but even still, I gotta think most of that is from road bike vs. mountain bike. I was going to try mom’s hybrid bike today but the tire was making strange sounds so I deemed it too risky. Anyway, like I said on twitter, I might have to try a road bike.

The biking itself is quite enjoyable. It’s kinda a hot and sweaty affair sometimes, but that’s cause I push myself for no reason basically. I bike on a path through a park pretty much the whole way, so I get to see all the happy Richland people doing their strange things. Playing volleyball and doing yoga, and jogging with babies and such. It’s really pretty active during my biking time. This morning there was a baby bunny on the side of the path. I dunno if it was a baby baby, but small, like the size of my fist.

Regarding this morning and wild life, there’s a small anecdote. So this morning I ate breakfast and wandered around and gathered stuff I need at work and then headed out back to get the bike. I had stored it out there for the first time last night, since Aaron is pretty much moved in now and we don’t have as much space in the middle of the living room anymore. Anyway, so I had just left my helmet on the ground out there with it. I was sorta morning groggy so I put the helmet on with the chin strap crossed so they didn’t work, so I took it off again and fixed it and put it on again and it felt like something spiking hit my head, or more likely Velcro pulled a hair or something. I took the helmet off again to check for anything that would lead to lasting discomfort and happened to notice this huge spider just chilling in one of the helmet holes. I kinda instinctively blew at him and he fell from the helmet and was never see again. I just thought it was kinda odd how I looked at the helmet at least once before and didn’t notice, and how I almost rode off with that spider on my head. I wonder if he woulda started crawling around and caused an accident or something.

I plan on leaving early  from work tomorrow so I can get over the mountains. Mom and I are going to go to Lauren’s sister’s wedding on Saturday. We’re also gonna grab Yusuke on the way and take him to the airport so he can get back to the land of the rising sun… and swine flu paranoia… and giant robots… and tentacle rape. We’re driving the truck so I can bring back the huge lounge chairs Mr. and Mrs. Carr have generously offered me for the new house. I was thinking of repaying them by stealing their youngest daughter while I was at it. They don’t want her hanging around anyway. 😛 K, probably won’t actually do that.

I just looked it up and according to earthtools the total climb from home to work is about 40 feet. Doesn’t seem like much. Guess it’s not nothing.

That’s about all the news for now. Sorry about the sparse posts. I am just too busy to put as much effort in as I was before. I am getting caught up again, though, I think. Maybe in another month or two I’ll be back to bored enough to post more frequently and diversely.

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Since I’m leaving Cheney in a few hours I figured I’d do an update post explaining a bit of what I did during my week here.

On Monday, Pat’s first day of work, Pat and I did a easy little bike ride, on roads and paths.  We went 18 miles out to the lake.  It was a good date path.  Girlfriends would definitely like it.  So, now Pat knows.  We saw a couple turtles on the trip.  It was cool.  Along a long stretch of the path is a little stream on both sides, and they were coming out of there to sun themselves or something.  One was covered in green slime stuff.  So… that was kinda the highlight of that day.  We also fried chicken, and did it successfully, eventually.

Tuesday Pat didn’t have to go into work until 8.  Yeah, I know.  Awesome, huh.  One of these days we watched Crank 2.  And we played a bunch of Resistance over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday.  We also watched quite a few Project Lore episodes.  We went to Subway on Tuesday cause we were missing cooking supplies and we felt lazy.

Wednesday, after Pat got back, we went shopping for a pot big enough to cook our corn, and got some grocery things we were missing.  First we ate a Tony’s pizza, though, to tide us over.  After successful shopping, except the pot being kinda broken, we successfully made corn.  The rest of the day was all Resistance.  While the corn cooked Pat and I did this ab work out competition thing I learned from Dan.  It was round two.   Round 1 on Monday was a sweep for Pat, but I one the face down half of the competition this day.  Uh… whoo?!?

Thursday I Skyped w/ Yusuke and Lauren a bit.  They were together since Yusuke was going up to Vancouver and stopped for lunch w/ Lauren.  Sidney came and got me afterwards and took me to Newport and her house.  We hung out with Emily Anne Geddes and their friend Shelby( or Shelly or something), and Pat came up after work.  He made it without directions or anything.  Instinct.  We trampolined, and Guitar Heroed mostly, but most importantly we ate tons of their food.  So that was good.

Today is the last day of work for Pat… … … this week.  I guess the plan is to jet out of here as soon as he gets home and go back to the Tri-Cities.  I bet he hopes to get home in time for dinner.

All the time when I’ve been alone has been spent watching podcasts and playing the Sims and chatting with people… mostly Lauren.

We go now.