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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mini Vacation

After work today I stopped at Hair Force One for a haircut.  A fresh cut was way over due and good to keep cooler in the warmer weather.  Today starts a mini vacation of sorts...don't have to be back to work till next Tuesday....

Salmon Terriyaki, Edamame, and Jasmin rice for dinner.

This day in history "A tsunami caused by an earthquake off the coast of Chile travels across the Pacific Ocean and kills 61 people in Hilo, Hawaii, on this day in 1960. The massive 8.5-magnitude quake had killed thousands in Chile the previous day.
The earthquake, involving a severe plate shift, caused a large displacement of water off the coast of southern Chile at 3:11 p.m. Traveling at speeds in excess of 400 miles per hour, the tsunami moved west and north. On the west coast of the United States, the waves caused an estimated $1 million in damages, but were not deadly.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning System, established in 1948 in response to another deadly tsunami, worked properly and warnings were issued to Hawaiians six hours before the wave's expected arrival. Some people ignored the warnings, however, and others actually headed to the coast in order to view the wave. Arriving only a minute after predicted, the tsunami destroyed Hilo Bay on the island of Hawaii. Thirty-five-foot waves bent parking meters to the ground and wiped away most buildings. A 10-ton tractor was swept out to sea. Reports indicate that the 20-ton boulders making up the sea wall were moved 500 feet. Sixty-one people died in Hilo, the worst-hit area of the island chain."

Never underestimate the power of the earths forces, whether from weather, earthquakes, or volcanoes.  At least their are early warnings systems in place.  We do however love to live near water, and in the path of danger.

I go for a quick 5K run in the neighborhood.  I actually meant to run 4+ miles, but my initial pace was a little quicker than normal I guess.  As Endomondo announced my first mile at 09:16, I decided to see if I could keep or beat that pace.  Mile 2 comes in at 09:07, and the last mile at 09:03.  Not very fast by any stretch of the imagination, but a good pace for me.  3.1 miles in 28:19.

Gavin is finishing up his freshman year at Hartwick, and has one more final to take tomorrow.  The car is ready to go, and I will be on campus to help Gavin move back home tomorrow afternoon.  A stop is planned at Wilbur Lake, and Yellow Deli.  Time fly's !!

Photo of the day "


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