It’s Patriot’s Day and try as I might to keep up with the goings on in Boston, I had work to do. The protocol that I had been spending 98% of my time on during the past week was finally signed off today and can go to the next step of committee review. I made the final edits, updated the hyperlinks, and touched up the formatting through lunch time.
I hate it when one project can take over so drastically, that nothing else matters while I am working on it. Not breakfast, lunch, not even to go to the bathroom.
By 1:45 p.m. it was complete. I sent it off, for the last time, to welcome comments. In my email I stated that I would be in the fitness center. Finally I got a break to clear my mind of work, and let it fill with meaningless propaganda of television.
I got the remote control and set the TV for NBC. It was time for “Passions” ~ a strange, but entertaining SOAP that I often watch (We have a family member acting on the show). So there I was spinning on the cycle, reading the captions, and trying to block out the load music that was playing.
It is a cross training day. As Hal Higdon puts it, today was supposed to be ?a day of relative rest?. I decided that I would spin with some resistance, but not a lot during the show. Then, with each commercial break I would get out of the saddle for a standing climb. By the end of the 45 minutes that I was there, my legs were telling me that this was not really rest, but perhaps a pretty good workout.
The show is chalk full of broken hearts, witches, men lurking in the shaddows with knifes, and of course a full bolus of PASSIONate scenes. Watching Noah & Fancy, Chris & Sheridan, and all of the other quirky characters was “just the thing” on a hard work day. It was just a nice break from reality to a, sometimes really bizarre, very dramatic daytime show.
Later in the evening, I tried to tune into OLN for my Boston Marathon fix. I asked Cindy to TiVo the coverage for me, but I wanted to see it sooner. Poor calculations on my part; I saw that the repeat coverage was to occur at 5 p.m. When I considered that the posted time was EST, I figured the coverage would be at 8 p.m. (instead of 2 p.m. PST) For now, all I have are the few photos that were posted to the Boston website.