Friday, April 29, 2011

Looks like Hugh should get a -- no, that's too easy

Celebrity Abs Guess Who!
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Quote du jour: You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Mae West

Okay, fine. Here's a picture of my favorite hunk. But I don't want to hear any jokes that include the words 'Hugh' and 'head.' This is a classy blog, she said with a straight face.

Site du jour: Rock, Paper, Scissors -- are you smarter than a computer? This site (might require free login to the New York Times) lets you play rock, paper, scissors against a computer that learns from watching you play. The question is: do you learn from watching you play? Can you win?

Exercise du jour: I'm going for it. Me and my cycling friend Binchy (a.k.a. the Bianchi Eros Donna). Might get wet. Might get to post 50 miles under Cycling for this month.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Where ya been, Merry? Getting a medal.

Quote du jour: People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent. - Bob Dylan

What, you noticed the silence? You wondered where I'd been?

Well, here are some possibilities...

Things I might have been doing lately instead of blogging:
  • Plotting. Creating conspiracies brilliant novels requires very little noise apart from hair-tearing and under-the-breath swearing.
  • Taking over the world. Granted, this usually tends to require a bit more noise. And minions.
  • Suffering from TITSTP syndrome. Sadly TITSTP (This Is Too Stupid To Post) syndrome can shut a blog down. I've seen it happen. You go to post something, look at it on the screen, and then come to the conclusion that pure white blank space would be a helluva lot more interesting than what you've written. Fortunately... I ... am... immune... sorta...
  • Work. No. That can't be right. I can't have been sacrificing everything else in my life at the altar of Work. Sorry. Unacceptable. I've been slaying dragons, ravishing handsome princes, climbing Everest. Something like that.
  • Exercising, damn it. Um... well, I could have been doing that kind of thing. In reality, not really. Sorta. Does that count? No, I didn't think so. I have been updating the sidebar, pitiful as it is. I need some kind of accountability. Unfortunately, I'm not sure that I need to keep this blog going the way I had been doing it.

Maybe I should be doing this differently? Is it time for a change?

I mean, I'd had a great thing going here. I set up a schedule, posted it for all the world to scoff at see, and then I'd have to get the exercise in or declare a fail. And it was great... for a few years. I'd gotten to the point where I saw exercise and those damn green vegetables as part of daily life rather than an occasional penance. Good things were happening.

And then.

Does the fact that something worked for you in the past mean that it should work for you For Always?


Um... that wasn't a rhetorical question.


Really. I was hoping someone would chime in here.


Fine. BE that way. I mean, it didn't seem that much to ask, but if you're going to be like that, well, fine. What worked for me in the past ain't doing the job now, but I'm not about to ask you for suggestions. Not if you're going to be like that. I'm going to sit in the corner and feel sorry for myself instead.

You know... I may not be good at a great number of things, but I have a clearly outstanding talent for the 500-meter Self-Pitying Whine. Do they give medals for that?

Site du jour: 5 Fundamental Practices that keep you from writer's block. (From the blog How to Plan Write and Develop a book.)

Exercise du jour: Look. I'll walk, or I'll cycle, or I'll elliptical. Then I'll come back here and say I done it. That's as good as it gets right now, plan-wise.

Hmmmn. Not sure if it's a semi-fail or a semi-win. Cycled a whole 3 miles. It's a dark and stormy night; I gave up and rode part way on the Max. Heard tell that tomorrow's another day.
Thursday: Cycled 8 miles. Want to do more tomorrow.