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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Some simple rules, if I can ever follow them

Here are some simple rules/goals to get myself into slightly better shape.  Good luck following any of them, self!
  1. Always:
    1. No french fries.
    2. No soda.
    3. Portion control on the chips at lunch time!
  2. When weight is above target weight:
    1. No snacks after 8pm.
    2. No beer during the week. (Mon-Thurs)
    3. On the weekend (Fri-Sun), max of 1 beer per 30 minutes of exercise or physical labor.
  3. When weight is below target weight:
    1. Only healthy snacks, from a tiny glass dish, after 8pm.  (to do: find an edible, healthy snack)
    2. During the week, 1 light beer, but only if 30 minutes of exercise or physical labor during the day.

As you can see, this is not the strictest of regimens I intend for myself.  We'll see how it goes here.  A couple of business trips in the past six weeks have not helped matters, but I'll be doggoned if I'm going to go out and buy new pants and shorts, so I've gotta do something here.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Dylan shows I've been to

This is just so I can find this list in a pinch.  Dylan shows I've been to - ratings based on my recollection, not a strict grade on the musicality.

1. Pittsburgh, November 8, 2002:
- I listened to all his old records before this one.  Not a good primer for latter-day Dylan.

2. State College, PA, September 3, 2006:
- He played Forever Young at this one.  I was standing a few feet from the stage - great show.

3. Fairfax, VA, November 17, 2006:
- He played SeƱor at this one.  Fantastic.

4. Hershey, PA, June 24, 2007:
- This was a hot day, but it wasn't a bad set at all.

5. Pittsburgh, PA, October 11, 2007:
- Great show, from row C!  With Elvis Costello solo.

6. Washington, PA, July 13, 2009:
- Good show, real close, also on the bill was Willie Nelson!

7. Akron, OH, November 2, 2010:
- Great show, seats were really close to the stage, the band was on fire, and the crowd was really into it.  First show I'd seen (since getting really into Dylan) with Charlie Sexton playing in the band, this was a great one.

8. State College, PA, November 9, 2010:
- The Bryce Jordan Center was done up in a really off-putting way for this show.  But after having seen him at his best 7 days before, and knowing that I'd missed Blind Willie McTell in Pittsburgh 2 days before this show, there was no way this was going to live up to expectations.