Maybe the Mayans Were Just Predicting the End of Concert Season
Oh, concert season. The time of year singlehandedly most responsible for my health downfall. When it is physically impossible to run between rehearsals and lessons and dress rehearsals and concert prep in the proper amount of time, and where you... Read more
Up and About (Kind of)
I wish I had something interesting to tell you that I've done or learned this week. But unfortunately, I'm mostly posting to say that -- despite my over-calorie day yesterday -- I'm still on track. My last several days had been under goal thanks... Read more
Finding Peace in the Process
It's sort of late right now, and I have to work tomorrow. I get the feeling, however, that I should write something at least marginally explanatory while I'm still in a brutally honest mood.
In November of last year, I wrote a blog post abo... Read more
Damsels-in-Distress and a Love Letter to Myself
I have an interview tomorrow for an adjunct position at a community college. Teaching pre-college writing skills - not in my normal oeuvre, but still something I firmly believe in. So, at the suggestion of a friend who used to be a job recruiter... Read more
This is Why God Invented Bootstraps
A couple months ago, while I was still in the depths of depression, a stranger gave me a gigantic self-esteem boost when I needed it most. My mother told me of a coworker of hers that might want piano lessons for his six-year-old daughter. So I ... Read more
Turning Back Into Myself
No, it literally does. It sucks the life out of every day, every hour, everything that you normally take pleasure in. It makes you behave like a socially-deficient walrus around your friends (though I don't particularly kn... Read more
Confessions of a Bad Food Addict
I caught myself today.
Me: "By the way, Mom, lunch will be done in a little bit."
Her: "What are we having?"
Me: "Lemon Pepper Pasta with roasted asparagus and mushroom."
Her: "I... I was thinking a sandwich or something. I d... Read more
They Say Dogs Are Like Their Owners
So part of my summer goals is that I do a daily set of a hundred crunches. I started out being able to do ten at a time. Then twenty. Right now I'm sixty-forty. It's great, and I've felt the results of just making sure to do that, if nothing els... Read more
The title, for those of you who don't know, is an old Arcade Fire song. It seemed appropriate. (Of course, now it's stuck in my head.)
So the truth is that I lied on my status.
I lied a lot.
I'm sorry, everyone. I know I need to t... Read more
If It's Not My Inner Batman, It's My Inner Godzilla
I have a love/hate relationship with summer, as I've mentioned before. It's hectic, it's chaotic, and I run around the state like a giant, headless chicken, racking up gas mileage and raising hell -- and usually gaining a few pounds.
It's l... Read more
They Don't Make Carnival Rides Like This
My life is one of constant flux.
Sometimes, it's sort of like living in a tornado, actually. It's fast, it's furious, you're flipped every which way, and sometimes smacked upside the head with pieces of flying debris. Every once in awhile,... Read more
The Amazing Balancing Act (Summer Edition)
It's the end of the year as we know it, and I feel fine.
Okay, so minorly stressed, considering that I have to pack everything I own by Saturday. And that this is my last week living with Roommate, which is a very sad thing indeed (although... Read more
The Ugly-Duckling Days of Summer
Today, I have an ugly-duckling complex. Summer is coming (and in some places -- not here -- it's already arrived.) And I'm met with the reflection of a girl with four chins and unsightly back rolls. And all I can think is "oh god. I'm never gett... Read more
Productivity: The Results Show
Yesterday! Yesterday was more successful than not. My goals were:
- to pack four boxes
- to clean my house
- to do thirty minutes of cardio
- to make a veggietastic, low-sodium dinner
- to get my paperwork done.
... Read more
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Defeating the Blahs the Old-Fashioned Way
My last concert was last night. It went almost surprisingly well, and was very well-received -- which is unabashedly surprising from this particular community. (Long story.) But still. Woo!
Anyway. So I'm working on getting my life straight... Read more