I set my clocks early 'cause I know I'm always late.

September 23rd, 2014 @ 9:20 am
Declining Deficit Should Not Mean Rising Borrowing

The latest deficit news is all positive. Fiscal year 2014 will be the fifth straight in which the federal deficit has declined as a share of GDP. The deficit was 10.8 percent of GDP in Barack Obama’s first year, a scary statistic. This year it will be 2.9 percent, below the four-decade average of 3.1 […]

September 22nd, 2014 @ 11:38 am
I Met Her on a Tuesday

Today would have been mom’s 66th birthday. She died 770 days ago. An important part of her brain almost certainly died about a year before that, but we didn’t know it at the time and haven’t been able to prove it since. Some incompetent doctors told me she had had a stroke. But they also […]

May 16th, 2014 @ 8:47 am
Friday Five: Chocolate

chocolateMy five favorite chocolates:

  1. Mauna Loa Dark Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts
  2. Krackel
  3. Hershey’s with Almonds
  4. Hershey’s Special Dark
  5. Reese’s Peanut Butter Miniatures
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 […]