Really stupid...

If an idea is good, it's on the verge of being stupid. ~ Michel Gondry

I have always had this theory… get a group of people in a room, throw out a bunch of ideas and at the end of the night, look at your list to find the most idiotic and that's the one you should do.

This blog was spawned from one very stupid idea - run the Leadville 100. I gave that a shot in the summer of '07 - completed 73 miles - and survived. The blog lives on...

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Nada mucho...

Well, I certainly wouldn't want to fool around with him if I were alone. ~ Townsman

Things are moving right along in Stuville without much change. I did get out for another run last week and have been trying to focus on improving my pace, stride and efficiency. Not sure that I am making tons of gains but it was a fun, exploratory run in the woods near my house during which I found the remnants of an old trail that may hook up with a newer section of unfinished singletrack to make a nice, alternate loop. Good stuff.

It has been unseasonably warm here and Eldora is supposed to open in 10 days. I am thinking that isn't going to happen since it was nearly 60 up here over the weekend. Not good. It cooled off a bit yesterday and I froze my butt off riding down to Boulder to see Dr. Dave and to meet with a contractor about doing some work. I definitely didn't dress right for the nighttime ride back up the canyon but kept telling myself on the way home, "Only 12 more minutes." "You have been colder than this before." etc. to keep from being a total pansy. Funny thing about pushing your limits, it gives you a totally different perspective when you approach them during subsequent trials and/or tribulations.

This past weekend was pretty relaxed. I built a storage shed for our snowblower and chopped down some more trees. Getting pretty close to having that project completed for the year, which is nice. My chainsaw is acting up now so I need to take it to the shop to see what's up. That may cramp my ability to finish up. We'll see.

And a special shout out goes to my buddy, Caleb. He ran the NYC marathon over the weekend and finished in 3:02:46 (or something). That put him in the top 2000 finishers out of over 34000! Super cool.

I have been watching a lot of movies of late. Here is the Cliffsnotes recap:

Naked States: This is a documentary about a photographer, Spencer Tunick, who shoots nudes in public settings. He is most famous for his shots of large groups of nudes (18000 in Mexico City). I actually like his work and it can be seen here (NSFW). This film focused on a project during which he captured at least one shot in each of the 50 states. The documentary itself was interesting. Not great, but worth a watch if you are interested in this sort of stuff.

The Outlaw: This is a terrible western directed by Howard Hughes that ran up against Hayes Codes in the 40s. What was interesting about this movie is a) how tame it is by today's standards and b) how thoroughly gay it was and how this didn't set off the censors more than
Jane Russell's ample bosom. So funny. We watched the whole thing even though it was really, really bad. In any event, you really don't need to go out of your way for this one.

Hmmm. I guess I haven't watched as many movies as I thought. Gotta get on that. I am psyched for the new Coen Brothers vehicle, No Country for Old Men, possibly American Gangster (I can't decide on this one... Denzel Washington almost always just seems to be playing Denzel Washington these days) and the Darjeeling Limited. I have also heard good things about Lars and the Real Girl so I'll probably throw that on the list too. Rach and I are going to try to hook up a double feature next week.

Okay blog readerinos, that's all for today.


1 comment:

Megan said...

No Country for Old Men is a Cormac McCarthy book. I definitely enjoyed the book but am skeptical of movies made from good books. Hope all is well Stu. See you on the slopes in December (hopefully!).

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