Thursday, October 30, 2014
November is the NaNoWriMo or the National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write 50,000 words toward a novel in one month. The idea is to just get the words down. You don't have to refine them, just produce a whole lotta words. The man who challenged me with this said he was revising it to say it didn't have to include only novels, but non fiction and academic work as well. That's about 5 or 6 double spaced pages per day, 7 days per week. I am considering memoir, writing about some major area or concern of my life. It would start on Saturday, November 1rst. Anybody care to join us? Glenn
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Watching brain concussed people smash into other brain concussed people so they're brain concussed lighter weight friends can manipulate a flat ball thought the air or in their arms and cross a field. Then, if they aren't further concussed on the way, they get six points, which mean nothing, but people pay a lot of money to see which ball carriers can get the most six pointers in the midst of all of a whole lot of on field chaos, with what other than more concussions, knee injuries, broken bones, and a heck of a lot of early arthritis.
No, I no longer amuse myself in such a way. Glenn
Saturday, October 18, 2014
I'm beginning to wonder about my stance on technology. I, for one, had my satellite disconnected 5 years ago. My wife and I have been TV free since then. We bought a cell phone like about ten years ago, but with reception being poor where we live back then and still is now, we gave that up and haven't had a cell phone nor a smart phone since. I have felt pretty smug about my anti-technology stance. It feels good to flaunt the commercial spread across our world. Then, something happened that could change all of that. My son, 32, and his wife a little ones came for a visit, the first in over two years. We have spent a bunch of time together since their arrival last week. I, at 63, began, during their visit, to feel really old. Like somehow I had aged ten or fifteen years since their last visit . I am feeling that my wife and I, in our Luddite world, are a little out of touch. Sure, we read things on the computer daily, and know some of what's going on. But I'm beginning to feel we're not part of the main culture any more. It seems isolating for the first time since we gave up on TV. Not only isolating, but strangely scarey. Maybe after all these years, we need to get back on board.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Apple is coming out with a new product, I believe it's called iPay or something like that. It will help lead to a situation where we will have to pay a lot more money for our phones in order to have the right to buy things. We can now buy things with cash, check or debit card. It costs you nothing to have this right. But in the future, if the people at Apple and other phone companies get their wish, we will become increasingly reliant on this method of payment, and we can't do these transactions until we have their service. We don't have to get sucked into this. Vote for using cash, check or debit to pay for things, and don't spend the extra money on a phone you will need in order to buy something. Glenn
I wanted to add one more thing. Apple said that this iPay will replace your wallet. Last I checked, a wallet was about $19.95. The cheapest iPhone was about $199 plus $649 for 12 months service.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Weight six months ago: 288-290 Current weight 287
Inches 4 months ago: Waist 48 Current waist 48
Chest 46.5 Current chest 44.25
Hips 45 Current hips 44
Thigh 24 Current R thigh 22.5
Thigh 24 Current L thigh 23.5
So weight is about the same, and so is waist. All other inches have come down. I would like to know why the waist hasn't dropped. I 've read quite a bit about the anxiety and cortisol connection, that is anxiety increases the release of cortisol, which contributes significantly to waistline gain. I'm not one who's been anxiety free. Translated: I have had quite a bit if anxiety in my life. So if the exercise isn't bringing it down, I'm rethinking meditation and Tai Chi. Meditation I can start immediately. I know some techniques and can start this morning. Tai Chi I'm a little less sure of, whether it's for me or not. At any rate, I have some phone calls in to some teachers, and hope to hear something pretty soon about that. I also have a fellow Sparker who has expressed interest in also joining if I can find a beginners class.
Other changes include tracking food intake on the food tracker. I've done that daily for a couple of months This has been an easy way to keep track of my calories, fats and carbohydrates. And I've started lowering my repetitions on the exercise machines, and increasing the resistance. Maybe just a little bulking up would be good.
Lastly, I quit drinking mid July. Get some cravings, but overall feel better health with most of my drinking being ice water, green iced tea, coffee, and diet sodas.
So it was a great summer here in Olympia. We had a bountiful number of days of 80 degree temps. Not too hot, but very pleasant. LETS MOVE ON WITH A GREAT FALL!! Glenn
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