I won't lie--I have a bad habit of over-preparing for things and overestimating how much I can actually get done. Realistic time assessment is something I've always struggled with. I spent most of September and October working 60-90 hours a week. November and early December I spent working at and/or driving to an alternate work-site … Continue reading Revolving Headaches lasting over a week–tension or something else?
Out of curiosity, I took the Briggs-Myers personality test a few months ago. They were right when they said the results might be eerie...they called me a "moderator" type (at least some of my fave actors, scientists, and writers have the same type--makes me feel a bit better). I felt like yes, okay, it's just … Continue reading Learning to say “no” for your health
I think we're all in a pretty lousy place this past year. There was a meme people passed around that became my mantra on New Years Eve, 2016: "The first rule of 2017: do not talk about 2016" What sucks is this year is shaping up to be more of the same, if not worse. … Continue reading #045–What do you do when you need a mental health day, but can’t get off work for it yet?
Okay, my gym membership is running out and I can't afford to keep it. My Kickboxing is up in February and I can't afford to keep that. And thanks to my crazy work schedule the past two months, either too many hours or at all the worst times for the gym, I've gained quite a … Continue reading To buy or not to buy a cardio machine for the home…
This is something I've noticed about myself when it comes to working and getting in the groove. I just want to keep going. I will avoid breaks just to make sure things go smoothly and I can finish my project when it's a doozy. Sometimes, though, I am forced to take breaks, so as long … Continue reading Work, work, work all the time…but my breaks are exhausting!
I've always been a Radio Flyer fan, still have two I use for hauling stuff around. This pic cracked me up. I want that! Anyhoo-- Time to get things going (after Labor Day weekend--oh joy). I've never cared for it, but at least this year the parties might be more akin to neighborly-cleanup work parties … Continue reading Getting back on the wagon when all the pieces are up in the air
DISCLAIMER: Written on 8/31/2017. This is the third and last Harvey entry because I got my internet back several hours after initially writing this thought entry. Any other Harvey-related news and info that I decide to post will be in real-time, not retro. This post is partially edited for privacy reasons. Part 1 (of 3) … Continue reading The Harvey Diaries (Pt 3, 8/31/17): Isolation & Guilt from a Not-as-Affected Houston-Area Resident
I woke up after some restless sleep. I’m annoyed and a little freaked out because I heard that wind and rain getting worse (or maybe it was the wind shaking the rain out of the trees, I can’t be sure—no news or Doppler to speak of, dammit). Either way, I had some morbid half-asleep dreams...
I suppose if I was smarter and less susceptible to my own bullshit, I'd have been going through my short stories and writing more on these impromptu days off instead of playing "Clue" and watching Akira for the umpteenth time on the desktop.
Header image from The Night of the Hunter (1955), a WAY too creepy movie. I think we know the plot device by heart. Hell, they're probably the main reason why we ended up with so many damned Scary Movie sequels and other tribute/parody films over the years. For this immediate example, I'm going to take … Continue reading Walking Killer vs. Running Victim: a theory about survival from a fitness perspective.