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What I learned training for a second marathon

The remarkable thing about my last marathon was that it completely destroyed all my expectations about running in a few hours.

Now that I'm just a week away from my second marathon, I thought it might be fun to leave a few notes about what I think I've learned this time around. We'll see how I come out on the other side.

My willpower can't survive 40+ miles a week

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Cookie Crawl!

For my first event of my 35th year (that means I'm turning 34, right?) I'm proposing a Cookie Crawl!

When: 2pm April 5th, 2014

Where: Pearl Bakery 102 NW 9th Ave, Portland

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Bourbon Ginger Cookies

I was having a philosophical discussion with my personal trainer (I was doing situps or something equally awful) about what kind of cookies I should make for the holidays. We discussed various things I’ve made in the past and recipes I’ve adapted and made as cupcakes. She said I should try making something with an alcohol based frosting. We discussed several different cocktails that could be made into cookies (while I was doing burpees probably). I don’t remember which of us settled on it first, but the end outcome was something with bourbon and ginger.

We're not on Wordpress anymore, Toto.

I got a job (that I love) at OpenSourcery back in January. Since then I've spent 40 hours a week working in Drupal. While at home I was running a Wordpress site.

Not anymore!

Welcome to our new Drupal-based blog!

No real changes to the external eye, other than a bit of theming, but I did use the principles I've been learning at OpenSourcery to build it. A few things that might interest fellow Drupalistadors:

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A trip to the zoo

I went to the zoo for my 33rd birthday and took lots of photos and video like a good gawker. Would you like to go on a tour with me? I made some quick videos of animals here.

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Secure the Relic Against the Xenos

I decided to start posting after action reports from Warhammer 40K battles on this blog so I can do at least something with it.

I've been playing a semi-regular game against a one of my coworkers for a few months. We're both new to the hobby and learning a lot of the finer points, so it's good experience for us both. I'm running a vanilla space marine army and she plays Dark Eldar. We play at a local game shop (Guardian Games) that has a great back room with high tables, a lot of terrain pieces, and beer.

After exchanging lists and quick Q&A we rolled for mission, we got "The Relic" mission and setup the field. There are a ton of terrain pieces available at Guardian, and we've been experimenting with different sizes and makeups to make the battle interesting. When we rolled the relic, we decided to use a huge ruined temple piece at the center of which we would set the relic. The terrain object is about 2'x3' and presented us with a fun set of challenges we hadn't dealt with before. We ended up having a set of assaults that went from round 1 through the end of the game right around the relic itself.


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