Thursday, October 8, 2009

Oh, blah....

Some random thoughts for the day - served up like warm Chicken McNuggets.....
  • I had energy up until yesterday. Today was pure blah and I think it is because of the terrible diet of restaurant food (from being on the road for 7 days) and junk food (from being too unmotivated to fix something real when not on the road) that has finally caught up with me. Too many carbs - too much sugar. I need to get all of that under control and I need to cut out the sodas. I probably need to at least start walking or get some sort of exercise. Now, I'm pooped. Maybe I just need to go to bed early and cut my losses.
  • Speaking of being on the road, I head out again Monday morning for a three day visit to Cincinnati. I actually like Cincinnati and have the benefit of knowing my way around (from having lived there what seems like a lifetime ago). Knowing your way around is quite a plus. I have not mastered Richmond, Virginia. I am slightly getting better with Miami and Orlando.
  • My DVR is also slowly filling up. I am behind two episodes of Flipping Out. I am behind one episode of Glee and I missed Community, Parks and Recreation, and The Office tonight. I have my work cut out for me this weekend!
  • I guess I'll watch us bomb the Moon tomorrow morning. I guess I heard about this before at some point but I don't know when. It still seems incredibly absurd to me.
  • Finally, I ordered my copy (used via Amazon, of course) of In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed by Carl Honore. It is the Huffington Post book pick and is about a subject that quite fascinates me. I'm worked quite hard over the last few years to purge as much 'material stuff' from my life as possible. I feel I still have a ways to go - for example, I have too many books and old audio tapes that I just can't let go of. I also have several boxes of stuff in the attic that really need to be taken to the thrift store. Most of this stuff was purged when I re-did my home office. The next thing I need to work on is slowing down and not trying to pack so much into what little 'free time' I have. I am working on it but the hardest part is not letting other people fill up that free time with activities that force you to drive 30 miles out of the way or stay out until midnight. It's hard to say no and you can't do it all of the time but you have to be able to say NO some of the time. It's the only thing that will keep you from losing it. More on this in the near future...
That's it for tonight. I've found myself tempted lately to write on stuff and then second-guessed myself into not writing it. It's hard to explain why. I'm going to try to get over that wall also. So, that probably means more writing and less pictures. Writing is the point of having a blog in the first place, right? We'll see how that goes.

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