Boohoohaha, all alone on my birthday, not sure why I haven't slyly dropped it in to some conversation at work. Guess I'll have to do with the facebook love (got a hbd froM Australia already, that's new and different. Should befriend metal fans on different continents. And maybe a penguin to cover antarctica.)
Anyway, posted a song called worm in a bottle to a blog, it has the chorus line , happy birthday to me, see if anyone actually listens and figures it out. :)
Beauty of alternative thought space, you can remind yourself what your obscure in jokes mean, without giving away the ghost circus. Not that I'm likely to ever forget the worm in a bottle reference, it's a staple in my book.
working from home the next couple of months, and it's not off to the greatest start. Concentration issues. Had a rough first day, as the home office set up didn't feel right. Had a decent second day, though didn't accomplish as much as I thought I might. Slow start today, A groove is a must. Off I go to search for it.
2013 a thoroughly mixed bag, starting and ending roughly in the same place, with a dizzyingly high middle that ended with a crash back to earth. Overall, not too shabby, and there's some hope of 2014 improving on its predecessor.
dagnabit, annoyed by having to scroll down to reach the silly my start page link on the front page. didn't bother me until now, even though it's been that way since the redesign. New layout is also partly to blame for dearth of blogs.
they've gone and made this space harder and harder to access. too bad, since it was already hardly ever used. Up way too late today, good thing it's Sunday. But I guess it doesn't matter, not like I'm working on monday, anyway.
read an article earlier this week about how JK Rowling's new mystery novel, which she published under a pseudonym, was confirmed to be her work by comparison of the language she used, including a number of phrases which show up constantly in her Harry Potter work, and also in this new book.
I bring it up because I opened the previous post in this journal with the phrase "a sadly neglected space", and looking back over the posts I made here earlier (most recent was months and months ago", I see that that exact phrases in two of the other most recent posts. I suppose I ought to do something about that neglect, eh?
A sadly neglected space, this. Hate the fact that i might as well be half my age, the way some people treat me. Still a rat in a cage, I suppose. Think I'll stop before I turn this into a whiny teenish emo rant. A little concerned that the weekends won't necessarily be the relaxing part of the week for me, and that might the worst part of the current job arrangement.
Might have slightly overdone a shoulder move while doing the blc high TNT exercises. Right shoulder isn't happy, more so than a good kind of sore. See in the morning. Forearms are feeling rough, but that's from actually exercising them. That senior level compound moves are kind of fun, and the walk out plank is kinda fun and tough, might have to use that more often.
Next stop running again on Friday? Or wogging, as it were.
A sadly neglected space, this. Oh well. Vented on volleyball snobs in the blog space, and now feel much better. Amazing how letting off a bit of steam can make things ok. Should try and play pickleball again tomorrow, skipped on Saturday in favor of volleyball.
Annoyed by a stagnant scale. Quite often the case.
Need some new entertainment on line, keep visiting the same sites ad nauseum. Not sure why I haven't fired up netflix at any point recently, as that's capable of keep me occupied, if only I think of it. And surprised that I haven't tried to fill the boredom with any new music, what with pandora or spotify just a couple of clicks away.
really annoyed at something, but I'm not sure at what. Wish I had the space and time to figure it out without getting bothered every 15 minutes, or so it seems. Curious what my blood pressure is at the moment and pissed off because I can't figure out where I put the bp monitor. And that's just the sort of day it is. Oughta go to the gym, get away and sweat it off but just rally really not feeing like it, so I'm watching golf on TV instead, because the remote control has gone missing, and I can't change the channel. well not easily, anyway, and now I'm wondering how I survived childhood when I had to get up and manually change the channel every time I wanted to watch something else. Of course, there were only 7 or 8 channels to choose from at the time, so it wasn't as much of a challenge. harrumph
Need to break out of this insomniac pattern, for more than just being awake Tuesday morning purposes. I'm relatively convinced that it ain't good for me, although not necessarily in terms of skipping a meal - I do usually make up for that in what would be considered late night snacking if I slept at a normal time, but works out as a late supper given what time I'm actually falling asleep. Still. Don't feel good about being awake so late, and if I'm not liking the insomnia thing, it's time to change it. I usually don't care.
Annoyed by something in BLC land already. Wonder if that might end up being too rah rah positive for me, to the point that well meaning advice gets tuned out? Hope that's not the case, could stand to stick through and through. Have a forum to vent on, anyway, so that's good.
Did go to the gym Friday, and...well, as will be expounded on in Monday's blog post, it was annoying. A lazy weekend, did just past 20 minutes exercise on both days combined, but i did chase the nephew around some, so I suppose I could count that for cardio.
feeling dumpy, two ways about it. fatitude and blues. And inability to even reach out, that's bugging, grating on me, too.
Another blah day. Need to get up. Need to frakkin move. Need to, at the same time, relax. Think a gym visit is certainly in order. Think I will.
Ran out of the yum snacks purchased a few days ago, will have to do with other snackages. Good thing, probably, but the problem is only a grocery trip away from being exacerbated. Sometimes think I'd be better off in a remote area, where groceries aren't so easily obtained. But then, I'd never make it to a gym, so...never mind?
If I set goals for a challenge that has yet to begin, and fail to get to them in this pre-period, have I really failed? On the verge of doing the 20 minutes of something or another I said I'd hit daily. Not doing so good on the lunges and squats I mentioned, even though I set a low bar of 10 apiece. Have done lunges, which aren't knee friendly, but no squats the last two days. And now I'm butthurt. Literally. Right cheek has an owie. Grumble grumble.
Quite sore today, after that first bout of pickleball. Hadn't used those racket motions in a long long time, so the shoulder and low back are whining. The legs are feeling fine, though, the low impact part of it was right. And the knee never whined, even though I played for 90 minutes or so. That's a good thing, I was a bit worried. Might have to try it out on basketball at some point. After I stop aching.
Worked out and heading to the Detroit Pistons game against the Bobcats. The Pistons have a 4 game winning streak against good team, so why am I expecting them to lose to the bottom feeders from Charlotte?
Set a BLC 21 end goal of 175 LBS, which would put me ahead of a 15 lb overall loss for 2013 schedule. Wouldn't mind crashing that goal way early, to tell truth. And then be forced to come up with a new goal? Oh the horror!
Wishing for sleep, and spending this insomniac night, among other things, looking up all the horror stories about what a messed up sleep schedule will do to me in the long run. I think if I added up all the negative effects and took the worst projections....I'm actually a zombie, as I perhaps should have died a dozen years ago. Or maybe it's just the lack of sleep causing my cognitive functions to do math bad.
Michigan lost in heartbreaking fashion, and Wisconsin looks like they're getting beat up early. Do I really have to hope for Northern Illinois to pull off a massive upset in order to salvage a tiny bit of New Year's Day, in terms of football action?
Found the power cord thing for the exercise bike, and have an outlet at home for exercise/cardio. Not that I didn't already have stuff, with all the weights and crap that are here and there, but this one I'll use, especially with a laptop and wifi allowing for netflix viewing during said exercise. Righteous, dude.
Hate when I click on the status button, and then have no clue of anything to say. Default status often happens to be a line from whatever I'm listening to, which at the moment is a Scorpions album.
The super weight gain seems to be all illusion. From 187 midday yesterday to 180.6 this morning, not a bad 18 hours of lack of work. Figured that was the case, but, it's a bit amusing and ludicrous all rolled in one.
Hah! +9 in 10 days. Too bad I'm not talking about leveling up in some game, but rather weight. It's an artificial number, lots of reasons for it, and so not all of it is real, but, it's still funny to me.
So far, I'm using this community journal space for a recap or a highlight of a blog post, or as the basis thereof. Might not be so useful if it's just a blurb for the other form?
Christmas dinner at Pranab kaku's and Laura's house, with their kids and a few others, and it was essentially a Thanksgiving redux, in terms of amount of food available and eating insisted upon, except for the expectations part. Was virtuous in terms of limiting dessert intake, but if I were tracking calories, the top of the meter would have exploded. Way it goes sometimes, but lately, sometimes is often.
Scrolling through these community journals, it seems like a place to talk to one's self, somewhere to throw thoughts less developed than a blog post (well, at least the way I use the blog posts) (with "developed" being a very relative term!) but more than a status update....which, to tell truth, might be exactly what I need. It's a twitter like outlet, spark people style.
As I've gotten a decent streak of blog post days going (decent for me), I'm not entirely sure what I'll use this for...but I think it will be used. And now to find out if it's easily accessible from one's own sparkpage.
Starting gun: 182.2 lbs, 2:33 AM Christmas morning. I think my goal is 165 lbs, or maybe 168 since I was at 183 on my 1 year sparkiversary on 9/25/12.
Journal title taken from a Porcupine Tree song that I've always associated with drunk driving, but with a title that can be applied to so many things. For example, at the moment, I'm down 23 lbs from where I started, but it's not where I'm going to end up. Then again, the point of the journey is not to arrive, so let's have some fun along the way, shall we?