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March 13th, 2014 @ 5:07 am
Fourteen Years

And just like that: It’s been fourteen years since I started blogging on this site. It seems like only yesterday that I wrote a post celebrating my thirteenth year, and the spaces between the years gets smaller every day.

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August 1st, 2013 @ 8:05 am
I will be chasing your starlight.

I read Happy Yoga the week before my birthday, and then in July I read Bad Monkey, World War Z, and In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex1. Two non-fiction and two fiction is a pretty good balance, I think. A twenty-something David would never believe it if you told […]

April 26th, 2013 @ 8:01 am
Sub-9 for 10

I love when I hit my 4000 Fuel Point goal early in the day; then I don’t have to sweat it. This morning I hit my goal before eight o’clock and was able to relax all day. I had to take the car into the shop to get new brakes this morning so I knew […]

April 8th, 2013 @ 8:37 am
GOD GET ATCHA BOY

I am uncharacteristically excited about the fact that oranges and grapefruit are suddenly inexpensive and plentiful at the grocery store. I have always liked oranges, of course, but lately I have been having two and three oranges every day for a week now. I can’t get enough of them. They’re delicious, especially after going on […]

April 5th, 2013 @ 8:17 am
I Will Never Believe in Anything Again

I did not feel like getting out of bed this morning, much less running. I don’t know if I caught some sort of flu or just a cold or what, but I had a nasty scratch in the back of my throat every time I swallowed, and my head felt thick and cloudy. But rather […]

April 3rd, 2013 @ 8:45 pm
Remember, Whatever It Seems Like Forever Ago

It’s always nice to run down Olympic Boulevard at dusk. The sun kisses the Century Plaza Towers and they look pretty cool. And even after seeing it almost every day for more than five years, I still can’t pass the Nakatomi building without thinking of Die Hard. I’ve taken to cutting up El Camino Drive […]

March 29th, 2013 @ 8:28 am
There Are No Bad Words

Another run in the books. That makes three runs this week, and just shy of sixty-three miles logged for March. I’m a little bummed that I didn’t tackle the L.A. Marathon this year. I’ll try to remember to actually train for 2014. I am really happy with the pair of Nike Free 4.0 running shoes […]

March 13th, 2013 @ 6:16 pm
Thirteen. Years.

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been actively blogging for thirteen years now. And yet here we are. I wonder how many people remember that this site was originally called “bling”? That was short for “rambling”, which is what I felt like I always did here. Thirteen years is a long time to be rambling […]

December 13th, 2012 @ 12:30 pm
I Do Not Like This – Facebook Mystery Likes

I have been telling a friend of mine for a few weeks now that I do not “like” Zoosk, the internet dating site. He’s not the only one who questioned why that news appeared in his Facebook feed. It’s even more annoying because I’m quite happily married, which is — of course — why people […]

November 30th, 2012 @ 11:18 pm
Facebook v. Twitter, 2013

Oh, man. Every now and then your heroes validate themselves and it is magical. Two of my long-time internet heroes posted essays today about the difference between Twitter and Facebook, and both essays are absolutely brilliant. Matt Haughey, the founder of metafilter, a site I’ve frequented since the end of 1999, published an article on […]

March 14th, 2012 @ 7:58 am
Twelve Years Ago

The domain name davidgagne.net is a little bit older than that. But I consider this date the birthday of my blog because it’s the anniversary of my first blogger post. I am finding it very difficult to wrap my head around the fact that I have been blogging (more or less continuously) for twelve years. […]

April 11th, 2011 @ 7:38 am
Daily David

Fun Stuff Nick Holmes posts cute and funny things. I’ve always wondered exactly how potholes are formed. Now I know. Need some cool wrapping paper? Try rapping paper. Thinking about the Monty Hall Paradox always makes my head hurt. Do you feel like you’re too old to start getting into shape? Listen to Charles Eugster, […]

March 15th, 2011 @ 12:39 pm
This One Goes to Eleven

Yesterday marked the eleventh birthday of this site, and was pretty darn close to the six-month birthday of why I haven’t been posting much lately. If there ever was a valid excuse for not writing, he is it. If you could somehow take every single good moment, event, experience, and feeling of my life and […]

January 20th, 2011 @ 9:04 pm
We Apologize for the Interruption

It has most decidedly not been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon. I had a pretty good run of updating this website almost daily for over a decade, and then one little (adorable) change in my life sent this blog so far down my priority list that it disappeared. Take heart, dear readers. There is […]

March 13th, 2010 @ 9:23 pm
A Decade of David

If you happened to scroll to the very bottom of this site today — Saturday, March 13th, 2010 — you would have seen this note in the footer: It is very, very hard to believe that I have been blogging for ten years. My very first post was not very interesting. At the time I […]

January 5th, 2010 @ 1:01 am
The Best Damn Kudu He Can Be

“My favorite animal at the Zoo is the lesser kudu. You have to admire an animal with a name like that, laboring as he must in the shadow of the greater kudu. It must be like having an older brother who excelled at sports and academics in school, to whom you have always been compared […]

December 15th, 2009 @ 7:32 am
Google Hates Me

For some mysterious reason the Google PageRank™ of this website dropped to zero about a year and a half ago. I really have no idea why. It didn’t coincide with any major design changes and I didn’t do anything black hat here (or even white hat) that would have caused that. Every few months I […]

June 25th, 2009 @ 7:27 am
There Are Places I Remember

There are places I remember In my life … though some have changed Some forever not for better Some have gone and some remain All these places have their moments … I miss my grandmother’s house sometimes. It’s interesting (to me, at least) because I’m not normally one to “miss” anything or anyone. People come, […]