Productivity Buster

Funniest Cakes on Earth

Last week I was in the supermarket and saw this cake that someone had gone to the trouble of having decorated, then for some unknown reason decided to “hide” it in the Doritos rack. Trying to come up with the story behind it made me laugh – what, they decided that they really weren’t going to missĀ  Kelly that much? Or maybe it came down to choosing between Kelly’s Cake and a bag of Tacos at Midnight Doritos (sorry Kelly, how about a Dorito?).

I laughed all the more because a co-worker told me about Cake Wrecks about a month ago and it’s the funniest thing in my feed reader. My personal faves:

The one that started it all

Vader baby cake

Getting the digital picture on the cake

Big Budget Wedding Cake


Geek Stuff

Garmin 305 vs. Nike+

Seth Godin’s post on dashboards reminded me that I have yet to post on switching from Nike+ to the Garmin 305.

After about a year and a half of using the Nike+ system I’m now using a Garmin 305. The 305 always had a better feature set, but the difference now is that the price has fallen to around $150. I really like using a heart rate monitor (HRM) to train, some days it tells me that just because I feel like I’m giving 100%, I’m not. Other days I have to rein it in even though it feels like I can push harder.

Besides the HRM, the 305 uses global positioning satellites (GPS) to measure distance traveled, speed (and altitude). I was having a problem with the accuracy of the Nike+ foot sensor (measuring by pedometer), that came to a head when I was running a hilly 5k course that I was unfamiliar with and my iPod read that I was finished when I still had more of a tenth of a mile to go. That was the day I went back to see what the 305 price was at.

As far as music I’m using a 2nd Generation Shuffle, the generation with controls still on the player. The 3rd gen is tiny, but you have to use the earbuds that come with it b/c the controls are on the wire, not the unit. This doesn’t work b/c I don’t like to run with earbuds, I prefer neckband so that if they fall out I don’t lose them.

More reports as I put some more miles (and the Falmouth Road Race!) on it.

Daily Life


Where have I been? Well, busy of course. Q2 was actually good. I got to see Diana Krall, and for some reason I can’t stop listening to Def Leppard. Marketing Over Coffee will be recorded tomorrow, and yes, there actually was an M Show yesterday. Now if I could only get around to uploading my latest photos to Flickr…