Monday, January 28, 2013


I didn't know what to expect at the pool this morning. There is a water polo event going on taking up the competition pool. It could have been really busy with 2 pools worth of stuff happening in, or lots of people avoiding it because they thought it would be busy. It wasn't busy at all. I had a whole lane to myself the entire swim.

35 minutes. This included 5x50, in less than 50, on 60. I'm getting better. The water feel was very erratic today, with some lengths really good, and some really not so good. Once I start getting a bit tired I'm trying really hard to remember what it felt like when I wasn't tired. That seems to help.

We were off to ballroom dance again tonight. Mostly cha-cha-cha, which is one of my favorite dances. I'm trying to remember more of the patterns that I could once do without thinking about. We're trying to work out some of the other ones as well that we used to do. It's been a long time, and I'm finding this a bit difficult. The teacher doesn't project well, the room echoes, and the class doesn't shut up when she starts talking.

Today was a beautiful Alberta winter day. Clear and sunny, and about freezing. If we hadn't had ballroom tonight, I'd have gone for a run. It's starting to snow now, and it's supposed to get cold tomorrow. With the wind chill it's getting down to where it doesn't matter if it's C or that other primitive scale that only 3 other countries use. I might have to dig out my old Amoco parka that's rated to about -55 or so.

We're getting down to the last few days for the 28 words I want. I'm exactly half way there. I suppose I can make that work, if I have to. It will just be easier on me.


  1. What three countries use the Kelvin scale?

    Not know the types or anything for that matter about this "project" of yours, here are some words: napkin, canister, retractable. I have more.

    1. Thanks for the words! Those are good ones.
      A degree Kelvin is the same as a degree Celsius, just starting 273 degrees colder. Only scientists use K. I had thought it was 3 countries - USA, Myanmar, and Belize, but wikipedia says United States, Cayman Islands, Palau, Bahamas and Belize.


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