Ever notice how there’s always a pet store within about a mile of a Chinese restaurant? Me too….
Also with my hands, but you probably knew that already.
Yes, and it’s a very complex relationship.
In general? Usually with my hands.
Seriously, why not? But, there’s actually several things I attribute to my career choice:
First, I blame my aunt and uncle who were in the Air Force and babysat me a lot when I was young. Many days’ errands included going to the Base for some reason or other. Check my Facebook pictures for one of me sitting in the cockpit of an F-16 (may have been an F-15, not sure). It also happened that I lived very near Dobbins ARB (and, coincidentally, directly under the approach path for runway 29), so I got an air show nearly every single day.
I loved looking up at the planes and helicopters as they flew over–even going so far as ignoring my duties as a left-fielder in little league. Unfortunately, dreams of flying were dashed in first grade when I got glasses and everyone around me started the song-and-dance of “You can’t fly, they don’t let people with glasses fly” and I was stupid enough to believe them.
In 2006, a buddy of mine told me about a new school opening at McCollum airport that was training helicopter pilots, so I checked it out. That was the first time anyone had ever told me that I was going to be able to fly professionally, and the rest is history….
Yes, it’s grape and I keep it in the back of the refrigerator so no one can find it.
Author’s Note: This question was posed on Formspring. Feel free to ask any questions to me at http://www.formspring.me/matteargle and perhaps I will answer it in a future post!
Zelzega asks: What’s the best free iphone app for tracking fitness? I currently have Electric Miles (dailymile), Kinetic Lite, and Runkeeper. I love that Kinetic Lite connects to both dailymile and runkeeper, but which is the best?
As far as iPhone goes, I have no real idea considering I don’t carry one. In general, though, I use RunKeeper and Fitocracy. I’m not into tracking everything I eat, but RK does fantastically for my cardio, and Fitocracy imports from it so I don’t have to reenter anything. Fitocracy hasn’t developed a native application yet, but their mobile site is fully-featured and quite accessible.
The best part about Fitocracy is that it gamifies exercise. The site was started by a couple of stereotypical nerds who wanted to appeal to other stereotypical nerds through the two most powerful words in our language: LEVEL UP! The concept is that one earns points by performing certain exercises, thus increasing your overall capabilities–all in traditional RPG fashion. I have to admit, the formula works, especially in keeping me focused on strength training (which has always been something I avoided).
In short, the best application out there is the one that works best for what you want to accomplish. I want to have fun, and I’m a data junkie, so RK and Fitocracy work best for me. Try some of the applications listed in the apps section of the RunKeeper website. You’ll likely find one you like.