Updated 2:08AM 4/30/2013: My badge was in a pocket of my dark Dockers. See below.
Azaleas in full floral bloom at in the yard of 2034 16th Street NW (at the intersection of V Street), Washington, D.C., 4:29PM April 28, 2013.
Well, I was going to write an entry in which I posted a backlog of pictures I took over the weekend and the previous week. However, my previous entry took far longer to write than I anticipated. Furthermore, I realize that idiot me left my DOE badge at the YMCA in my locker, and I need to retrieve it as early as possible in the morning. The place opens at 530AM -- four hours from now.
UPDATED 2:08AM 4/30/2013: My badge was in my Dockers side leg pocket. Thank you, Jesus.
Car #1000 -- the FIRST numbered car in the original Rohr model 1000 series introduced when the original core of the Metrorail system opened in March 1976 (and probably built a few years prior). It was today in service as part of a Blue Line that I got on at L'Enfant Plaza heading toward Franconia / Springfield (I got off at Farragut West), Washington, D.C., 6:52PM April 29, 2013. I sat in the unoccupied bulkhead.
Car #1000 is "married" to car #1001. Everytime I see car #1000, I immediately get into it. I'm not sure I've ever been in car 1001.
As it is, I had a very good gym workout after work tonight. This was my first time since Wednesday. I finally started to feel better today, though I still took the morning off. My work day was fine except I really need to move faster on those compliance reports.
As for the gym, the good news for me is that my weight is getting closer to my goal. I was down to a whisker over 155 pounds or down 28.5 pounds from when I (re)started in late June 2012 on the big scale on which I weigh myself in only my bathing trunks and after a workout but before swimming. With the combination of some muscle development, I can definitively say I've lost 30 pounds from my peak weight (which was actually more like 185 pounds, so it's even a bit higher than that). My ultimate goal -- aside from being in good shape with some musclar tone -- is about 142 pounds. However, I'll settle for the low 150s.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) building located at 17th St. and Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. It is located diagonally across from the YMCA National Capital. This was the view as I left the gym at 10:21PM April 29, 2013.
I'm just glad that I'm no longer pudgy. I live in a fairly hateful and judgmental "gayborhood" of 20-something gay boys, and it's nice not to feel fat anymore. Yes, I realize this is very problematic all around.
Today was a misty gray day with scattered rainshows and cool temps. Highs were around 60F and rainfall totals were light around 0.1 to 0.3". I'm not going to look up / post the specific airport numbers. I wish it had rained more. At least it washed out the tree pollen from the air.
OK, that's all for now. I'm probably not going to post another entry until Wednesday or Thursday night. As it is, I'm going to have to get up at 5AM and walk to the YMCA by 530AM to see if I can get my badge. I remember the locker number I had. I'll come back home and try to sleep for another 2-1/2 hours or so.
Updated 208AM 4/30/2013: The badge was in my Dockers side leg pocket. I am SOOO happy that I don't have to get up at 5AM and schlep down there to the YMCA. I hate dealing with the world at super-early hours, esp. in an urban environment.
Thank you, Who or Whatever Runs this Universe.
Oh, and to my earlier point in this entry, I am also SOOO happy that I don't have to post the dugong picture anymore.