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Dancing through the ups and downs
Friday, January 25, 2013      10 comments

A BLC teammate wondered aloud about losing some weight and then going into a self-sabotage phase, and as that's more or less been my story since jumping onto sparkpeople, I rambled on a bit about it. I absolutely identify with her tale, bec... Read more
Don’t think there is much of a difference, honestly
Thursday, January 24, 2013      3 comments

I’m one of those people who are slow to appreciate differences in others who have lost weight, sometimes saying nothing lest I insult someone who hasn’t actually lost weight. That tendency extends to my own self, in terms of not feeling like the... Read more
It's a moron, of the oxy persuasion
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      3 comments

I can’t recall the last time I had caffeine. I had a 12 pack of Coke Zero that ran out at some point before January 9th. I know this, because I went into a grocery store looking for a particular grapefruit package that was on a good sale, a... Read more
All that is shall be in the world
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      4 comments

How can it be not what it is, when being is in itself? Gibberish? Exactly. Spock’s Beard, to be precise
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Gummi bears for a shot?
Monday, January 21, 2013      3 comments

Trying to look back on stuff I used to do 5, 7, 9 years ago, and dredging up a ton of memories. The details are pretty fuzzy, even if I did take the retrospective peek a couple of times during the last year. All in all, it's been like being back... Read more
Fool for your running
Sunday, January 20, 2013      8 comments

Title's going to have to wait until I find out what I end up typing out. Today's wog tilted towards the run, with the mile breaking down as 7/12ths run, 5/12ths walk. Which means that I ran a third of a mile (and a separate quarter mile) without... Read more
A thoroughly unmoving entry
Saturday, January 19, 2013      7 comments

You know, as opposed to a video blog where at least my mouth is moving? I tried rambling into the webcam embedded in this laptop, which I've used just a handful of time in the 9 months I've had this machine, and kept running out of steam. Either... Read more
A partial eclipse of the lamb
Friday, January 18, 2013      7 comments

BLC21 dictates doing something I haven’t managed before this weekend, so I’ll try to drink 8 glasses of water for the next four days. Wish my bladder luck. It also dictates 20 minutes of cardio a day (easy enough), interacting with other member ... Read more
You strong enough to be beautiful?
Thursday, January 17, 2013      7 comments

The music tonight, or this too early morn, as it were, is Marillion again. Just got through listening to Cannibal Surf Babe, off their 1996 masterpiece, "Afraid of Sunlight", and it's on to one my faves of theirs, "Beautiful". It's just a heart-... Read more
Wog a mile in my shoes...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      7 comments

Stretched out on the couch, typing this over the offending belly, and thinking, rationally, that this thing was probably, objectively larger a year ago, 16 months ago. Too bad I failed to measure at the outset of the trip. One of the pre ta... Read more
Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      9 comments

Because where else are you going to hear a metal band talking about the eyes of praying mantises and weaving that into theology couched in a ton of medical/anatomical terminology?
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Battling the Fatitude
Monday, January 14, 2013      9 comments

So, speaking in terms of actuality, nothing has changed since last Friday, around 7 PM. But when you enter the realm of reality… I wrote a blog Friday with a couple of songs linked, both of which suggest that perception is reality. The nex... Read more
Imminent Sonic Destruction!
Sunday, January 13, 2013      3 comments

It's the name of a band, a progressive supermetal band (their tongue in cheek self hype job) consisting of a few guys I've known for many years, and a couple of guys that I met tonight for the first time. They've been playing together nearly 5 y... Read more
Like a drunken rat on a treadmill
Saturday, January 12, 2013      9 comments

Friday night’s trip to the gym included a stop on the treadmill. Now, this doesn’t sound all that out of the ordinary, except me and the treadmill, we don’t get along. Me and running don’t get along, but there’s something about the treadmill, a... Read more
Reality is something that you rise above
Friday, January 11, 2013      1 comments

Turns out the quote is attributed to Liza Minelli. I know it from the Marillion song, “Rich”, which also posits, in the very next line, “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
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