Battles With Boredom

March 16, 2010

Tetanus Shot

Filed under: Aikido — Tags: , , — Peter Nikolaidis @ 8:00 am

Yesterday afternoon I had my annual checkup. The only number on my chart my doctor said he didn’t like was “2000,” which was the date of my last tetanus shot. So, a nurse gave me one (good job, by the way – I barely felt it), and warned me it would hurt tomorrow.

Instead, it started to hurt about 10 minutes into aikido last night. I didn’t let it stop me, although I did a few fewer rolls than the others. What was interesting was when we started practicing technique, I was forced to not use my shoulder muscles to lift, or I felt some serious pain. It definitely gave me some extra guidance when we practiced tenkan and shihonage.

Everyone should practice aikido with a tetanus shot at least once.

But maybe not more than once…

March 9, 2010

Book Review: Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk

Filed under: Internet,Social Networking,Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 10:01 am

This weekend I burned through Gary Vaynerchuk’s book, “Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion.” (more…)

Book Review: The Facebook Era by Clara Shih

Filed under: Internet,Social Networking,Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 7:52 am

Last month, I read The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Build Better Products, Reach New Audiences, and Sell More Stuff. It is somewhat larger and more up to date than “I’m on Facebook Now What???” Although I liked it, like the previous Facebook book, I found that it failed to adequately address the issue of social networking security and, like just about any “guides” to “success,” unless you have your killer product, app, service, etc., already, this book won’t do you any good until you do. Also, due to the recent Facebook redesign, certain aspects of  this book no longer apply or need to be updated.

March 8, 2010

The Ballad of G.I. Joe

Filed under: Entertainment — Peter Nikolaidis @ 10:01 pm

Ever wonder what the Joes and Cobra do when they’re not trying to kill each other? Wonder no more!

The Ballad of G.I. Joe from Olivia Wilde

March 7, 2010

School Choice and Consolidation in Vermont

Filed under: Bethel,Politics — Peter Nikolaidis @ 9:16 pm

Now that the Vermont Yankee debate has died down, the current hot topic before Vermont’s state government is school choice. Here’s what I think on this. (more…)

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