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On a failure to post 
27th-Dec-2007 11:06 am
A DeLorean?!?
I think that I've been having a failure to post lately for a few reasons. A major one is that work is keeping me busy and keeping me away from computers (unlike the kind of busy that college kept me).

So let me tell you what I've been up to lately. At work I've been running a lot of tests on my new test bed. It's cute but fancy. I can give you some details in person, but I doubt any of you care what a "Linker" does and why it's cool I have one, even with so few radios. [PS, CS geeks, it's not the kind of linker you think it is.]

After work I have one of two things: Tae Kwon Do, or school. TKD has been good, mostly, although lately I had a crisis of confidence after a string of three practices with major flubs (completely forgot my form, kicked someone in the head, and something else, although I don't remember what that incident was). I worked through that, and ended up covering most of a Fordham class for Pat without a single flub, except for my usual speedy pace. School is good. I've just finished my fourth and fifth classes in a ten-course Masters, and it's only taken me a year to get this far. A two-year part-time no-charge-to-me Masters would be delicious. Let's hope I can keep up this pace.

This entire week I have off (support your local union), so, aside from the xmas extravaganza (Erin's extended family, followed by my extended family, followed by mass with Erin's immediate family, followed by sleep, and presents with each of our families), all I've had is TKD practice with angst_pirate. It's been lovely, but I still cannot seem to wake up not sore, and a little tired. I do believe it's largely the bed, but I'm worried that some of it may be linked to the new snoring that Erin's been hearing, so perhaps sleep apnea, which is scary shit.

My back's been very stiff the past few days, but it has been improving. Just gotta keep flushing my system with NSAIDs, keep my range of motion, and minimize impact.

Anyone have any particular beds they recommend? I'm thinking of possibly upgrading to a King.

Time to run! Have the fun.

PS: This entry brought to you by my lovely wireless USB keyboard and my good old Wii.
Comments 
27th-Dec-2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
I use a foam-only mattress on the firm side from some foam company on Canal St. You go and poke at various foam samples, then tell them what size you want and they make it into a mattress for you. I didn't pay for it myself, but my parents tell me it's significantly cheaper than normal mattresses, and I've always been happy with it.
28th-Dec-2007 01:25 am (UTC)
Yeah, if you can send me info for whereabouts on Canal, and any other special tips, I'd much appreciate it.
28th-Dec-2007 02:10 am (UTC)
Well, using Google Maps and looking for "foam" on Canal St yields the following business,

Canal Rubber Supl Co Inc
329 Canal St, New York, NY
(212) 226-7339

and the street view does appear to match what I recall. I'm checking with my dad to see for sure.

I'm not sure if they do delivery, I think we've always picked up w/ a van or other large car. Unfortunately b/c of the size of the place it's not possible to sit on mattresses, you just have a 1' x 1' x mattress thickness you can fondle and hope to pick the right soft/hardness. I've picked out two mattresses from them in my life, both I wanted on the harder side and successfully achieved it, but I definitely did wish I could actually try out the mattresses before deciding. The mattresses lasted quite a while IMO (the first one has been in my NYC bedroom for the last 15 years or more, my current one I got in 2000), and the only complaint I have is that every couple years it's worth rotating and/or flipping it to prevent a hump in the middle.
28th-Dec-2007 02:34 am (UTC) - From my dad:
"Yup, I'm quite certain that's the place.
They might also try Economy Foam, but the Canal St place is much higher quality."
28th-Dec-2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
I really liked shopping at Sleepy's on a Monday where they make you kickin deals if you're ready to walk out without something, but would like to walk out with something that day if the price is right. Like 50% discounts and such.

I like my Kingsdown Queen bed and it cost much less than the sticker price, including delivery. Though it helps that I have a platform bed and therefore did not need a boxspring
28th-Dec-2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
I've been without box spring for nearly a decade now. What is it supposed to provide?

I enjoyed shopping at Sleepy's, though I didn't buy there. If you have a chance, check out their k$6 Tempur-Pedic mattress set. It's truly a thing to play with (but not buy, no!).
2nd-Jan-2008 03:19 am (UTC)
your reasons for failing to post are mostly my reasons for failing to comment much; that whole 'life gets in the way' aspect.

*huggles*
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