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The end approaches. After the last 11 ordeals, I have finally passed from the hands of the old master and onto the new. Although survival is not certain, I must persevere to the end.

Less dramatic version: I'm starting book 12 of WOT and Brandon Sanderson has finally taken the wheel. The first time I finished the series, there was a year+ gap between me finishing book 11 and then next three books. I'm actually not certain I read book 12 at all.

 

 

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Oh yeah, goalz.

Gym stuff - still cutting and expect me to gripe about that. My program is in the signature, but I'll be copy/pasting today's work in order to gripe more efficiently. Like so:

  Set 1 2 3 4 5
  Range Wt. Reps Reps Reps Reps Reps
Week 3 - 2/04/18              
Day 1 - Bench              
Paused Barbell Bench Press 3 244 3 3 3 3 3
Chin-up 5 10 5 5 3    
Dip 5 10 5 5 3    
Dumbbell Snatch 8-12 60 12 12 12    
Dumbbell Row 8-12 60 12 12 12    

Not-gym stuff - Languages, languages, and more languages. Continuing in German and tackling Icelandic for reasons, but mrs laghail and I are visiting the Dominican Republic for a friend's destination wedding, so I gotta resurrect my beginner Spanish. No, I earnestly don't want to leave the resort, it's not that kind of trip. But it's only polite to be able to mangle basic phrases, plus, you know, neighbor to the south n such.

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err...  I mean hi asshole.

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May Br0din bless you with mighty gains, and may your shaker bottle always be full.

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...and, if you die...  Walk it off - Captain America

 

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18 minutes ago, Laghail said:

 

Additional non-fitness goal: troll the everloving christ out of @Br0din

 

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...and, if you die...  Walk it off - Captain America

 

Level 13: 1/4 Giant Warrior

STR - 50 | DEX - 19 | STA - 19 | CON - 14 | WIS - 28 | CHA - 24

My food logging is here*: MFP: tyrsnbdr

 

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3 minutes ago, Grumble said:

Is that even a goal? I thought it was just a lifelong event.

 

It like trying to become the strongest person alive,  you can make it a goal... but you won't do the things necessary to make it happen.

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May Br0din bless you with mighty gains, and may your shaker bottle always be full.

Wheymen

 

...and, if you die...  Walk it off - Captain America

 

Level 13: 1/4 Giant Warrior

STR - 50 | DEX - 19 | STA - 19 | CON - 14 | WIS - 28 | CHA - 24

My food logging is here*: MFP: tyrsnbdr

 

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41 minutes ago, Laghail said:

 

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May Br0din bless you with mighty gains, and may your shaker bottle always be full.

Wheymen

 

...and, if you die...  Walk it off - Captain America

 

Level 13: 1/4 Giant Warrior

STR - 50 | DEX - 19 | STA - 19 | CON - 14 | WIS - 28 | CHA - 24

My food logging is here*: MFP: tyrsnbdr

 

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16 hours ago, Laghail said:

 

Additional non-fitness goal: troll the everloving christ out of @Br0din

 

16 hours ago, Grumble said:

Is that even a goal? I thought it was just a lifelong event.

 

I think this is something we can all enjoy. 

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14 hours ago, Emerald_Dragonfly said:

I used to read WOT, but I think that I only got to book 7 and then lost interest...not sure if it's worth another attempt? 

It's worth getting through to the Sanderson books.

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14 hours ago, Emerald_Dragonfly said:

I used to read WOT, but I think that I only got to book 7 and then lost interest...not sure if it's worth another attempt? 

 

Yup, Robert Jordan had no interest in concluding this series.  So the plot tree got bigger and bigger and bigger...  I think one book of 1000 pages only covered 2 days in time.

 

19 minutes ago, Grumble said:

It's worth getting through to the Sanderson books.

 

This,  He cut out all the bullshit plot lines and led them to swift conclusion of 3000 pages over 3 books.

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...and, if you die...  Walk it off - Captain America

 

Level 13: 1/4 Giant Warrior

STR - 50 | DEX - 19 | STA - 19 | CON - 14 | WIS - 28 | CHA - 24

My food logging is here*: MFP: tyrsnbdr

 

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3 hours ago, Grumble said:

It's worth getting through to the Sanderson books.

 

Can I just skip to them?

 

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I read the first 4-5 books in some kind of desperate effort to find out what the big deal was, but I just could never get into the series, and eventually gave up.

 

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23 minutes ago, scalyfreak said:

 

Can I just skip to them?

 

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I read the first 4-5 books in some kind of desperate effort to find out what the big deal was, but I just could never get into the series, and eventually gave up.

 

 

There are very important things to deal with prior to the sanderson books. Here's some good thoughts on reading the series that might help.

http://triplebladed.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-to-read-robert-jordans-wheel-of.html

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1 hour ago, scalyfreak said:

 

Can I just skip to them?

 

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Each book does a good job with doing the "what happened last time."  you could probably get away with it and google things that you missed.  

May Br0din bless you with mighty gains, and may your shaker bottle always be full.

Wheymen

 

...and, if you die...  Walk it off - Captain America

 

Level 13: 1/4 Giant Warrior

STR - 50 | DEX - 19 | STA - 19 | CON - 14 | WIS - 28 | CHA - 24

My food logging is here*: MFP: tyrsnbdr

 

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good luck with cuttinggg and dat program.

 

I promise the dragon reborn is still on the list. just 24h and 29m remaining...

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Following because youse guys can help me get over the fact that Jasper Fforde still hasn't written The Troll Wars.

 

Also I am totes stealing that Socrates image from Tanktimus, because the big whoopty-doozle at our school is teaching via "The Socratic Method." It makes me roll my eyes a lot.

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6 hours ago, Gemma said:

Also I am totes stealing that Socrates image from Tanktimus, because the big whoopty-doozle at our school is teaching via "The Socratic Method." It makes me roll my eyes a lot.

I don't hate the Socratic method - done right it seems like it should be good for fostering autonomy and resourcefulness within the students to understand how to derive their own knowledge in the future. Done wrong, it makes you come off like a prick and annoys the tar out of your students. Also a pre-req: the students need to give a damn (this is where my high school physics teacher went awry).

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Workout stuff 

  Set 1 2 3 4 5
  Range Wt. Reps Reps Reps Reps Reps
Week 3 - 2/04/18              
Day 2 - Squat              
Squat 1 405 1 1 1 1 x
Deficit Deadlift 5 335 5 5 5    
Front Squat 5 185 5 5 5    
Step Ups 8-12 BW 12 12      
Paused Leg Extension 8-12 55 12 12      

 

Tuesday had me doing step ups because who doesn't like unilateral work. My schizophrenic / senile gym buddy that comes up and talks to me about horrifying racist old man things, he's moved on to chattier pastures and my time at the gym in the mornings is my own. 

Oh yeah, and I maturity-ied, and dropped my working max on squat, back to where I had solid depth. Because I can adult damnit.

 

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Icelandic resources are thin on the ground. I know the German sprachbund provided rich resources, but I didn't realize how rich until I started playing with a language from a smaller language community. Cripes. So far, I've found a Mango Course and Icelandic Online. Using Mango first for some fast vocab and enunciation pain. Good. God. </whining>

 

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Also, in honor of not-lifting focus this month, I'm dropping a SATW comic with Iceland on the reg.

 

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