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Still keeping strange hours...

Monday, August 08, 2011

I have pretty much settled into working as a voice over actor recording audio books, auditions, demos and podcasts in my home studio. As I stated in my last blog (wow it was in December 2010!) I have to do the recording when it is quiet in the neighborhood. That quiet time has changed from between 2 AM and 7 AM to between 1:00 and 6:00 during the summer months. So, I've become a night person. I, now, find that I must sometimes go to bed as early as 6 PM if I want to get in any quality recording time. Sticking to an eating ande exercising schedule has been hard and I have gained about 7 pounds.

There have been rewards, however. I have recorded two books for a publisher out of LA and I am getting good reviews regarding my podcasts (for AIRS-LA). I am in the process of recording a new book and am in negotiations with a publisher to do another. Recently, I had a book published. You can listen to the first chapter of it at the link that I have added, if you would like.

So, now, I am trying to get back on track with the weight loss and exercising. Wish me luck.


Away a long time and now keeping weird hours....need help!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Recently, I retired from my job as a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). While working as an SLP, I was a day person who usually rose at 4:30, exercised for and hour, went to the office by 7:00, drove to various schools all day and got home by 6:00. This schedule allowed me to have breakfast at 6 AM, lunch around noon, and supper around 6:30.

Now, I am working as a voice over actor recording audio books, auditions, demos and podcasts in my home studio. I have to do the recording when it is quiet in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, the quiet time is between 2 AM and 7 AM. So, I've become a night person. I rise between 1:30 and 2:30 and try to get as much recording done as I can before neighbors start slamming car doors, mowing lawns (or now clearing snow), running their cars and making the noises of life. By the time 4:30 or 5:30 PM rolls around I am so tired that I must nap or sometimes just go to bed. Then the cycle starts all over again. My cats think it's great because they are nocturnal creatures anyway. But, I don't think it's such a great thing.

These new hours have made it very difficult to stick to my diet. My neighbor, who is a nurse, likens it to working a shift. I need to talk with her and others who keep such hours as this to find out how to cope in a dietary fashion. Anyone out there who might have some advice would be most welcome to advise me!

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Snow...snow...and more SNOW!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

My neighbors and I spent about two and a half hours this morning clearing each other's steps, digging out our cars and clearing our drives after a three day blizzard. My shoulders and biceps are really sore! emoticon I will count the snow shovelling as cardio, but there's no place to count it as strength. (or at least I can't find any place). Boy, I'll tell ya...all that snow is really heavy lifting!! I usually love winter, but I'm not too fussed about it today!! emoticon

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BOVEY63 1/25/2010 3:12PM

    Boy do I understand! My body aches all over from the snow covered slush that we received all weekend - it went from freezing rain to slush for two days with about 4 inches of snow on top of that when I got up this morning. Shoveling was pretty tricky, trying to keep from slipping on the bottom layer of solid ice. I did go down once and was so grateful no one was watching because I know I didn't do it very gracefully.
I haven't found any way to track shoveling as strength either, but I think it should be there somewhere. I know my upper muscles work harder that when using 3-5 pound weights.
I have to admit though that it is beautiful to see everything covered in this frosty snow - especially the trees!

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So, THAT'S what the problem was...

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Well, I called Nintendo about the problem with my Wii. As I said before, they could not help. So, I experimented on my own. Through my experimentation I discovered that, if you have the Wii-Resort game, you should NOT leave the hand sensor unit wrapped in the attachment from the game while using the Wii-Fit program. Doing this does two things. First of all it causes the battery pack or batteries in the hand sensor to drain more quickly. I think the drain occurs even when the wand is not being used. Secondly, as the sensor loses power, it begins to cause the program (Wii-Fit) to mis-read some of the data. I had left the Wii-Resort attachment hooked up because I was being lazy and did not want to keep switching it around. Lesson learned...if you have the Wii-Resort, don't be lazy. emoticon After all, if one purchases the Wii-Fit and the Wii-Resort, one should EXERCISE even if all one is doing is moving one's hands to adjust the hand sensor.

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SPUNK3 10/6/2009 1:44PM

    Another example of our love/hate relationship with technology. emoticon

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I'm starting to get REALLY annoyed

Friday, September 25, 2009

My Wii-Fit is over a year old. I have been faithful about using my Wii-Fit program to exercise and monitor daily. Recently, however, the little machine has been driving me CRAZY emoticon ! It is telling me that I am skipping days. Yesterday, I weighed in, did my body test and gave myself a shamrock stamp. This morning upon weigh in the message it gave me was "too busy to workout" and the shamrock stamp was gone. This has happened several times. I was beginning to think I was going senile!! emoticon When this happened before and thinking that maybe it was the batteries, I inserted new ones. I am getting really annoyed at receiving these little snarky messages about not doing a body test!!!!! Is anyone else out there who uses the Wii-Fit having similar problems. emoticon

UPDATE: I called Nintendo about the problem. Surprisingly, I was able to speak to a REAL person. emoticon He told me that they had never heard of this particular problem occurring. I advised him to watch out for it. If it continues to happen, I will buy a new Wii. That will be much less hassle than sending it across the border from Canada to the states to have it fixed.

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000OH000 9/27/2009 12:43AM

    Oh wow. That is so rude. :( It sounds like the wii fit is the one getting senile.

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