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What message would you want to put in a fortune cookie?

The question was originally posted on Formspring.

Ever notice how there’s always a pet store within about a mile of a Chinese restaurant? Me too….

How do you feel about yourself?

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Also with my hands, but you probably knew that already.

Do you believe in God?

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Yes, and it’s a very complex relationship.

How do you feel about women in general?

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In general? Usually with my hands.

Why did you decide to become a pilot?

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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….

Do you have a secret crush?

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Yes, it’s grape and I keep it in the back of the refrigerator so no one can find it.

What’s The Best Free iPhone App For Tracking Fitness?

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.

Would You Rather Vacation In A City Or On A Beach?

Author’s Note: This question was posed on Formspring.  Feel free to ask any questions to me at http://www.formspring.me/matteargle

I think it pretty-much goes without saying that I can’t think of a far better way to relax than digging my bare feet into some warm sand, listening to the waves crash against the shore. Could be the reason I like being here in southern California so much. I like to travel and I enjoy visiting new cities, becoming immersed in the local colour, but to vacation–to get away from the grind–always takes me to the beach.

Where would you rather vacation?