Monday, July 25, 2011

Incubus in Kuala Lampur Malaysia

Andrea, Anna and I made a weekend road trip to Malaysia this weekend. They tagged along really. We went so I could see Incubus in concert.

Incubus is really good live. This was the first time I have seen them. I was surprised the most by how everyone around me knew all of the words to all of the songs and sang along sometimes at the top of their lungs. The only other time that has happen to me to this extent was at a Wilco concert although the Wilco fans were much less enthusiastic.

During the opening song people were jumping around so much I had to work really hard to stay on my feet. At the end of the song I was easily ten yards away from the spot I occupied at the beginning.

The music was amazing. I am looking forward to seeing them again.

The photo and video are from my iPhone.

Friday, July 22, 2011

New things

We moved to a new condo. Our old place was too big since Jakeb moved out and the landlord wasn’t too responsive about fixing things and he went up on the rent 35% so we decided to leave. Our new place is great and I think we will really dig living there.

Now that we are in a new location all of my old running routes have passed away behold new running routes have come. I thought it would be great fun finding new routes but it hasn’t worked out very well so far. In the past I would have meticulously plotted new routes on but now I have just put on my Garmin and run. The new places I have run are really cool and I am going to like running here. But I have only one solid 5 mile route and 5 milers are a staple of my training.

Usually when I put on my garmin and run without a plan I run too short or too long. When I get to the condo and I have not run far enough I end up quitting because it would be a pain to tack on .65 miles out and back. And when I have gone too long it makes the morning schedule too tight.

It will all work itself out. I think I am going to have to go to gmaps and do the work I used to do.

I am signed up for the Singapore Marathon in December and I am signed up for the REAL run half marathon in October (because every other run must be fake).

Incubus’ new album is out. It is somewhat mellow for Incubus but I like it a lot. I ran with it for the first time this morning and got lost in the music while I was lost on my new route.

This post is for Karen. Without her challenging me I may not have posted until September. Sorry it took so long. We have been on an out of control existential carousel. Thanks Karen for the positive peer pressure! :)