radlilim: (gay Paul and Me)
A little late on this, but this weekend I hope to find a CSA to join. If I do I can get a $200 healthy living bonus at the end of the year, and that would almost pay for joining. It'd be nice to get fresh veggies all summer, but I really should have looked into this last month. Now I have to find one that drops off near us, that also has openings still.


I would have really liked to go north this weekend to see the family for Easter. But with gas so expensive and all of the trips up there I have planned for after Laura and Jack (and new baby) arrive all summer, I decided I should stick home and save up for those future trips.


I'm doing a new running routine suggested to me by my co-worker John. It's one he's been doing and got from Runner's World. It's working well, I never feel exhausted after, but the next day I can sure tell I've been working out. It's all about running/walking for a half and hour, and slowly building up your stamina. I'm not splitting it up by weeks though, since sometimes I only run once a week. I'm planning to do each group 4-5 times. I'm running on a bike path near home, which is fairly flat and means I don't have to worry about crossing a lot of roads or running by cars.

Run-Walk This Way Start and finish each workout with five minutes of walking. Then, alternate the following run/walk ratios for 30 minutes.

WEEK
1: Two minutes running/four minutes walking
2: Three minutes running/three minutes walking
3: Four minutes running/two minutes walking
4: Five minutes running/three minutes walking
5: Seven minutes running/three minutes walking
6: Eight minutes running/two minutes walking
7: Nine minutes running/one minute walking
8: Thirteen minutes running/two minutes walking
9: Fourteen minutes running/one minute walking
10: Run the whole time!
radlilim: (FF Shiny)


I decided to join the "Jane in June" read along of Pride and Prejudice over at Book Rat, a book blog I follow and have won a few books from. One of my favorites.

I haven't read P&P yet, but did enjoy Little Women last year. The boyfriend is a big Jane Austen fan, so I've become interested in it.

I've tried one of these read alongs before, I think it was with Dorian Gray, but got too busy and then got behind on the reading and fell out of the group. That copy was online though, and I find it hard to read long prose on the laptop. I picked up a paper back of P&P today used, so I can read from that. Should be fun.

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It's been a good day. I went book shopping--see above--but also picked up some cheap, discount supernatural fiction. I got to have lunch with Wendy, she is in town for a day dropping the kiddies off at the grandparents while she is at navy reserve for two weeks. I went running. And took a nap.

Tomorrow is a shift at the mall, yard work and the dog park.
radlilim: (FF Shiny)


I decided to join the "Jane in June" read along of Pride and Prejudice over at Book Rat, a book blog I follow and have won a few books from. One of my favorites.

I haven't read P&P yet, but did enjoy Little Women last year. The boyfriend is a big Jane Austen fan, so I've become interested in it.

I've tried one of these read alongs before, I think it was with Dorian Gray, but got too busy and then got behind on the reading and fell out of the group. That copy was online though, and I find it hard to read long prose on the laptop. I picked up a paper back of P&P today used, so I can read from that. Should be fun.

---

It's been a good day. I went book shopping--see above--but also picked up some cheap, discount supernatural fiction. I got to have lunch with Wendy, she is in town for a day dropping the kiddies off at the grandparents while she is at navy reserve for two weeks. I went running. And took a nap.

Tomorrow is a shift at the mall, yard work and the dog park.
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I got to see the first episode of the new season of Dr Who. I bit sad, but I've noticed that is common with this Doctor. Looking forward to the second part, though the plot jumping gives me a bit of a headache.

Wild West Supernatural was funny and cute. Lots of time travel this season. Almost too much.

I hadn't planned to pick up the Warbler's album that came out this week. I had over half of the tracks as it was and didn't really like most of the ones I didn't have. But it was like $2.50 to "complete my album", which is a lot cheeper than buying them all separate. I haven't listened to the new stuff yet. I want to see tonight's episode--and Somewhere Only We Know--before I listen to it. I think I can watch it tomorrow night.

Running on Sunday really caused my back muscles to seize up, I've been sore and had a horrible headache for two days now. I hope it goes away. Need to stretch, do yoga and run more to this won't happen anymore.

Last two days of work have been mind numbingly boring. Stuff that needs to be done, but I've been doing the easier grunt work, since I'm not fully trained on the more challenging and interesting things. Tis part of the process.
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I got to see the first episode of the new season of Dr Who. I bit sad, but I've noticed that is common with this Doctor. Looking forward to the second part, though the plot jumping gives me a bit of a headache.

Wild West Supernatural was funny and cute. Lots of time travel this season. Almost too much.

I hadn't planned to pick up the Warbler's album that came out this week. I had over half of the tracks as it was and didn't really like most of the ones I didn't have. But it was like $2.50 to "complete my album", which is a lot cheeper than buying them all separate. I haven't listened to the new stuff yet. I want to see tonight's episode--and Somewhere Only We Know--before I listen to it. I think I can watch it tomorrow night.

Running on Sunday really caused my back muscles to seize up, I've been sore and had a horrible headache for two days now. I hope it goes away. Need to stretch, do yoga and run more to this won't happen anymore.

Last two days of work have been mind numbingly boring. Stuff that needs to be done, but I've been doing the easier grunt work, since I'm not fully trained on the more challenging and interesting things. Tis part of the process.
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The Crown Conspiracy, by Michael Sullivan was well done. It had Nathan Lowell reading it, who is always a pleasure to listen to. The story was well done, though he did use some tropes I'm overly familiar with. A few of the characters seemed thrown in just for plot points or info dumps, and then walked off screen. But I think they were set ups for future books. The short preview we got at the end for the forth coming second book was cool and seemed to have more depth. It was good writing, fun characters, and an interesting conspiracy plot. Solid fantasy writing, I recommend it.

rating: B+

We had dinner at K Pepper, a newish Korean restaurant on the west side. It was a bit over priced. The atmosphere was well done and the food was fine. We had a white guy with a blonde beard for a waiter, which we both thought was a little weird. It was a nice dinner, but not worth driving to the other side of town for.

Did I mention I joined a new RP game? It's run by Gwen, X-men universe, but set in the 1960s. Any character can be played, make your own cannon. I've got Bobby Drake and Alex Summers to start. Kinda slow going though. Seems like a good group of people, I'm hoping the slowness is from busy schedules and InsaneJounral being down a lot. If the game goes well it'd be nice to pick up a few more characters. Piotor as part of the Russian mafia and/or Warren as a high society millionaire might be fun.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow, no work anywhere. I think I get to relax, do what I want and get some exercise in.
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The Crown Conspiracy, by Michael Sullivan was well done. It had Nathan Lowell reading it, who is always a pleasure to listen to. The story was well done, though he did use some tropes I'm overly familiar with. A few of the characters seemed thrown in just for plot points or info dumps, and then walked off screen. But I think they were set ups for future books. The short preview we got at the end for the forth coming second book was cool and seemed to have more depth. It was good writing, fun characters, and an interesting conspiracy plot. Solid fantasy writing, I recommend it.

rating: B+

We had dinner at K Pepper, a newish Korean restaurant on the west side. It was a bit over priced. The atmosphere was well done and the food was fine. We had a white guy with a blonde beard for a waiter, which we both thought was a little weird. It was a nice dinner, but not worth driving to the other side of town for.

Did I mention I joined a new RP game? It's run by Gwen, X-men universe, but set in the 1960s. Any character can be played, make your own cannon. I've got Bobby Drake and Alex Summers to start. Kinda slow going though. Seems like a good group of people, I'm hoping the slowness is from busy schedules and InsaneJounral being down a lot. If the game goes well it'd be nice to pick up a few more characters. Piotor as part of the Russian mafia and/or Warren as a high society millionaire might be fun.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow, no work anywhere. I think I get to relax, do what I want and get some exercise in.
radlilim: (FF Shiny)
I've been waking up 8-8:30ish this weekend. Not sleeping tons late, but that's like 3-4 hours later than I have been. It's been nice, but when I see the sun up and shining (omg, the weather has been great this weekend) I almost feel like I've wasted a big part of the day. I'm sure I'll get over that soon. I do have plans to try and do either yoga or start running in the morning though. I think I'll give the new job a week so I can get settled in, then start the following week. I like how thin I look, I'd like to keep this shape after I go back to cubical working.
radlilim: (FF Shiny)
I've been waking up 8-8:30ish this weekend. Not sleeping tons late, but that's like 3-4 hours later than I have been. It's been nice, but when I see the sun up and shining (omg, the weather has been great this weekend) I almost feel like I've wasted a big part of the day. I'm sure I'll get over that soon. I do have plans to try and do either yoga or start running in the morning though. I think I'll give the new job a week so I can get settled in, then start the following week. I like how thin I look, I'd like to keep this shape after I go back to cubical working.
radlilim: (FF Shiny)
Some random thoughts from this week's episode of Cowry Catchers, the podcast by [livejournal.com profile] faunus. If you don't listen (and why is that, BTW?), you probably won't understand.

1. When voicing to Gerard list off the things he and Dakar need for survival, it sounded just like Ishmael Wong get ready for some obstacle in one of the Solat Clipper stories. But Nathan Lowell still adds so much more emotion to Gerard that was the first time I was reminded of the other character.

2. Big Ancklvich (form the Dunesteef podacst) did such an awesome job as that Hunti slaver. I was cracking up from the accent and I never thought that hyaena-esk giggle could come from him.

3. I'm wondering if Abbie went to some audio editing class between books, cause she has had nothing but cliffhangers for every episode this book. If I didn't know what was going to happen I'd be just as crazy as everyone else on her forums. She's doing great.


In non-podcast news, I'm hovering just under 160 lbs these days. I don't think I've been this thin since college (before the freshmen 15). The diet/lifestyle change Paul has us on is helping, I'm sure. Plus the fact that I'm still pretty active at the post office. When I do get a new job I have to figure out how to keep off the cubical weight. I wish I had more time for yoga.

Nothing from Quad yet... and the applications keep going out.
radlilim: (FF Shiny)
Some random thoughts from this week's episode of Cowry Catchers, the podcast by [livejournal.com profile] faunus. If you don't listen (and why is that, BTW?), you probably won't understand.

1. When voicing to Gerard list off the things he and Dakar need for survival, it sounded just like Ishmael Wong get ready for some obstacle in one of the Solat Clipper stories. But Nathan Lowell still adds so much more emotion to Gerard that was the first time I was reminded of the other character.

2. Big Ancklvich (form the Dunesteef podacst) did such an awesome job as that Hunti slaver. I was cracking up from the accent and I never thought that hyaena-esk giggle could come from him.

3. I'm wondering if Abbie went to some audio editing class between books, cause she has had nothing but cliffhangers for every episode this book. If I didn't know what was going to happen I'd be just as crazy as everyone else on her forums. She's doing great.


In non-podcast news, I'm hovering just under 160 lbs these days. I don't think I've been this thin since college (before the freshmen 15). The diet/lifestyle change Paul has us on is helping, I'm sure. Plus the fact that I'm still pretty active at the post office. When I do get a new job I have to figure out how to keep off the cubical weight. I wish I had more time for yoga.

Nothing from Quad yet... and the applications keep going out.
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So AT&T has a deal with the post office for cellular plans, we now get a 25% discount every month and have no activation fess anymore. As long as I work there. Plus they treated me with respect and thanked me for the hard work "we" do. That was kinda cool.

I'm a bit sore from exercising this evening, so I think I will chill out online and maybe start into Tue Blood season 2.
radlilim: (Default)
So AT&T has a deal with the post office for cellular plans, we now get a 25% discount every month and have no activation fess anymore. As long as I work there. Plus they treated me with respect and thanked me for the hard work "we" do. That was kinda cool.

I'm a bit sore from exercising this evening, so I think I will chill out online and maybe start into Tue Blood season 2.
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We are out of things to do at work again, so since I have a lot of vacation time left and none of it will roll over this year, I've got half of today and tomorrow off. The house needs cleaning, but hopefully I can get some art I owe people done also.

Walked to work this morning in an attempt to not use my car if we don't need to. It was 29 degrees F on the way over. Kinda chilly. Paul is picking me up at lunch to go vote and then I'll just go home after that.

Is it bad to vote not cause I think the dems will fix things but to try and stop the reps from making it worse? That the whole better of two evils thing, isn't it?

I think Emily will be free this weekend and can go up to mom and dad's with me, so I might still get to go. She's taking me out for dinner tonight for my birthday, so I will find out for sure then.
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We are out of things to do at work again, so since I have a lot of vacation time left and none of it will roll over this year, I've got half of today and tomorrow off. The house needs cleaning, but hopefully I can get some art I owe people done also.

Walked to work this morning in an attempt to not use my car if we don't need to. It was 29 degrees F on the way over. Kinda chilly. Paul is picking me up at lunch to go vote and then I'll just go home after that.

Is it bad to vote not cause I think the dems will fix things but to try and stop the reps from making it worse? That the whole better of two evils thing, isn't it?

I think Emily will be free this weekend and can go up to mom and dad's with me, so I might still get to go. She's taking me out for dinner tonight for my birthday, so I will find out for sure then.
radlilim: (BtVS Men of Buffy)
I made it down to the bar for Keith's birthday last night. It's a new bar called the Malt House. Lots off good beer, they let you bring in your own food, seemed busy, and only a 15 walk from home. I think Keith and Pat go there a lot, so I bet I'll be down there again. They are adding a patio too, I think.

I walked a lot yesterday. Between JP, the bar, and the gym, my legs hurt today.

My work machine has kinda died, they've been trying to fix it all day. So I'm stuck on another machine. It's kinda morbid, but we refer to the open/extra stations by the people who used to work at them, before the firing. I have no idea how else to refer to them though.

The puppy is getting a bath tonight. This is a many hour event.
radlilim: (BtVS Men of Buffy)
I made it down to the bar for Keith's birthday last night. It's a new bar called the Malt House. Lots off good beer, they let you bring in your own food, seemed busy, and only a 15 walk from home. I think Keith and Pat go there a lot, so I bet I'll be down there again. They are adding a patio too, I think.

I walked a lot yesterday. Between JP, the bar, and the gym, my legs hurt today.

My work machine has kinda died, they've been trying to fix it all day. So I'm stuck on another machine. It's kinda morbid, but we refer to the open/extra stations by the people who used to work at them, before the firing. I have no idea how else to refer to them though.

The puppy is getting a bath tonight. This is a many hour event.
radlilim: (gay Softball)
I really wish I had rode my bike today. It's warm and sunny out. Gas prices are too high and I'm still out of shape. But I didn't think about it till I was already on my way into work. I considered turning around, but used the excuse that I was running late and it might rain. But those are just bad excuses. Tonight I will get the bike out and make sure it is in good condition.

Softball last night was fun. Last year we didn't win a single game. This year the league mixed up the teams to make them much more even. We only had three returning players to Orange, but a lot of the new players were people I already knew. Some new faces. But my first up to bat I hit an infield home run! And I hit it over the head of a guy that most of the league considers a dick. My pitching was at about 50%, I hope to get that back up. We ended up winning 12-8. I think that was more runs than we got all last season. After we went up to the Shamrock for a few drinks and to socialize. Got to bed later than I'd have liked, but we had fun.

I hear there is work for me today, which is good. I have volleyball tonight, but Paul is going to watch Jess play softball in the lesbian league. He seems to enjoy his job (but has today off). He says its a lot of watching training videos and taking quizzes right now.
radlilim: (gay Softball)
I really wish I had rode my bike today. It's warm and sunny out. Gas prices are too high and I'm still out of shape. But I didn't think about it till I was already on my way into work. I considered turning around, but used the excuse that I was running late and it might rain. But those are just bad excuses. Tonight I will get the bike out and make sure it is in good condition.

Softball last night was fun. Last year we didn't win a single game. This year the league mixed up the teams to make them much more even. We only had three returning players to Orange, but a lot of the new players were people I already knew. Some new faces. But my first up to bat I hit an infield home run! And I hit it over the head of a guy that most of the league considers a dick. My pitching was at about 50%, I hope to get that back up. We ended up winning 12-8. I think that was more runs than we got all last season. After we went up to the Shamrock for a few drinks and to socialize. Got to bed later than I'd have liked, but we had fun.

I hear there is work for me today, which is good. I have volleyball tonight, but Paul is going to watch Jess play softball in the lesbian league. He seems to enjoy his job (but has today off). He says its a lot of watching training videos and taking quizzes right now.
radlilim: (HEROS Peter)
You know when you are a gay geek when you use your ipod screen as a mirror.

Got in some yoga last night which was nice. I had forgotten how hard the Power Yoga Strength routine was. Too many balance poses on one's hands. I just do not have enough upper body strength to do that. And it flows though poses really fast. I might be able to pull off some of those balance poses if I had more time with them. But I'll need to either get an instruction guide or go to class again. Still, getting my flexibility back is nice.

I will have to start biking to work again. Yesterday would have been a good day for that, but I didn't think about it. Today there is afternoon rain and I start my new job at Hilldale, which is a half-hour drive after work. I got in early enough that getting there on time won't be a problem. I am a bit worried what I will do for dinner, as I can not wait until 9 to eat. There are some food options in the mall, so I might just do that until I figure out the best option.

I have joined a new HP-RP game. I feel I have enough free time again to get back into playing. It will be very different, I think, than before. I've changed quiet a bit since I last played. My focus will be more on plot and character development. I expect to get in one or two posts during the day at lunch, then a quick board check at night. With the occasional chat on weekends or on a free night (the rarity that those are). It's being run by [livejournal.com profile] calli_thaala and [livejournal.com profile] scifispice80 and has a cool premise. I'm hoping some of my old RP buddies will be playing. I'm too old to make new online friends ;) Playing on IJ will be interesting too, since the entire site was down for like 2 days this week.

I'm looking forward to the trip this weekend. I will miss playing volleyball on Friday, but they have had plenty of time to find me a sub. I'm hoping we can take in the Science Museum with Paul's family. It's been decades (god, so old) since I was there. Can't wait to see my family either.

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