Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Correction to Earlier Post and Some Useful Links

A few posts ago I wrote about how the lever to open the trunk of my car had stopped working. I was on the phone with the service department today to set up my 30k appointment, and mentioned that I was having this problem. The service manager that I was talking to, Steve, immediately suggested that the lock-out lever may have been accidentally set. He described the lever's location so I could check it myself. (The lever happens to be unmarked and Not Obvious.) Sure enough, that fixed the problem immediately. Kudos to Steve at Bigger's Mazda for sharing information for free over the phone - not normal for a car dealership service technician!

I wrote out a list of nifty links to send to a friend, and figured I may as well share them with you all as well:

This site integrates Google Maps so you can figure out exactly how long a walk you took was:


This site was written by "some guy". I'm not sure how medically accurate his advice is, but I like the way he wrote it.

I was looking for asset allocation suggestions, and I found this online calculator - it takes more into account than just your time to retirement!

This store rocks. I've been very happy with all the things I've ordered from them.

If you own cats, you should check out this webcomic!

And this site has good free information about sewing.

One more thing: I've been getting the NetSAAvers emails from AA.com for years now and I finally saw a deal I couldn't pass up. $99 round trip from O'Hare to Newark, direct flights, so I'm going to visit my family this weekend! Now, I haven't flown since the liquid-restriction hassle started, so this is going to be a new experience. I've already instructed my parents to have a bottle of contact lens solution waiting for me, because the "small" bottles only come in 4 oz, which is too large to carry on.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome that you are getting to go home to see your family!
    The liquid restriction doesn't turn out to be as bad as I thought it would be. At least you can bring water onto the plane with you now.

    The workout page is pretty good. Of course I'm just "some guy" too, but the 15 minutes I just spent reading it seemed to jive with my last 15 years of working out. And the advice seemed to match up with trainers, books I've read, coaches, and doctors that I've talked to and worked out with. So that's cool. There are some pages where they gloss over things or don't tell quite the whole story, but for a series of short articles it's really good advice.

    The one thing that I didn't see is, to me, one of the most important however. And that is that in order to get healthier the best way is by staying motivated and seeing results. The biggest thing to get results is to do something regularly and frequently. The key to working out regularly and frequently is to STAY INJURY FREE. And by injury, I include being too tired, too sore, or anything that will push you beyond the point where you 'feel like working out', not just muscle pulls or broken bones, ligaments, etc.... That's one thing that I am very passionate about, but I didn't really see covered in articles.

    Two Lumps, Awesomeness. :-)


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