Thursday, November 28, 2013
let's see if i remember how to do one of these
I blather on until i get bored, right?
Lions win! Whipped Green Bay like a batch of mashed potatoes, 40-10. First time they won on Thanksgiving, and I don't remember how to celebrate. To be honest , I don't really remember what it's like to be happy about football on Thanksgiving, it's been that long. Hope this good feeling lasts all the way thru the weekend, as I suspect Michigan's contest against Ohio might not leave me with anything other than angst and anger.
Low key turkey day, as it was just me and my parents (brother, sis in law and nephew travelling for a wedding on her side of the family). Did things the easy way, grabbing a rotisserie chicken, stuffing from a box and mashed potatoes from a bag. Still tasted good. Didn't overstuff, not that I ever really do.
Just spent the last couple hours with the Godfather part II on AMC, and trying to decide whether to watch The Godfather for the next three. Might opt for football. Or reading, as I've got three books I'm going through right now, Stephen Coonts' "Under Siege", which thanksfully, has nothing to do with the Steven Siegal movie of the same name, Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, which is a sweet adventure, but horribly racist, especially in its descriptions of India, and an account of "The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After", which explores the tumultuous (to say the least!) first day of Lyndon Johnson's Presidency.
Exercise is unlikely to happen tonight.
The weight is like a yo yo. Enough sorenesses to make visiting the gym a twice a week proposition at best, and too lazy these past few weeks to do much of anything at home. Kind of annoyed by that, but not enough to force myself into action.
Mood is spotty at best, too. Still haven't landed the next contract, two months of sitting around is getting on my nerves. Have had a couple of interviews, including one I'm waiting to hear back about. Not expecting anything to come out of it, as I don't have the main bit of experience they're looking for. Don't think I managed to convince them everything else I've done puts me in position to handle that project. Still, glad that I've had a couple of shots at things, as we're entering the dry season for new contracts. Starting to consider what else I could possibly do, which I hadn't intended on exploring for a couple of years, at least.
Hmm...what else. Volunteered at a local food bank organization the other day. I was at the warehouse, so it's not the same as the place I used to volunteer in Madison, but it's something to do. Really should have gone there back in early October. Funny thing, I volunteered for this organization once back in February...and got the job the next week. I'd be amused if it happened again.
changed my mind. exercise bike, while reading around the world in 80 days, which I'm doing on my phone (got a new phone at the start of the month, and the screen is large enough to make doing that not annoying. Still haven't joined the 2nd decade of the 21st century and gotten an e-reader or a tablet. Only got a smartphone 2 years ago and a laptop last year. Baby steps, y'know?