Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

The Past Few Days

September 26, 2007

I haven’t posted for two days, apparently, and that seems to be worrying some people. This goes out to you.

First of all, I haven’t been feeling well. It’s nothing more then a minor cold sort of thing, but on top of the recent heat we’ve had, it’s left me wanting badly to just lay down and pass out.

In addition, a friend of mine has recently been going through a tough time. It’s not anything I can really talk about, here or in private, but it has been weighing on my thoughts lately. Taken together, those are the reasons I haven’t been writing.

Now, to the future! I am happy to share some news with you that I’ll also be posting to my new Etherbooks blog. The final book is officially out and on its way. I got word from the professor that she received it, and would add something and pass it this weekend. So I am excited. That makes three confirmed to be on in circulation, with the other two presumed to be, you know, out there. I don’t have them, anyway.

Thats all for tonight. See you tomorrow!


Garden (And Health) Update

June 30, 2007

Still feeling a little under the weather. Not much else to say about it really.

Today has been a wonderful day for the garden though! To my amazement and joy, we have both peas and tomatoes. Both are still too small to eat but it is very close. Yay! We planted the onion seedlings too, which hopefully will fair better then the first round of onion. Ditto for Fennel.

All for tonight, more tomorrow when I will hopefully feel better. Knock on wood!

Under the Weather

June 29, 2007

Well, night comes around and I am feeling okay. In the immortal word’s of Moi’s sis upon seeing my tonsils, “They’re like too big balloons!” Or was it Moi? I forget, but either way, they do look pretty bad. That said, I don’t think it’s strep, which makes me happy. And they don’t hurt so bad tonight as they did this morning.

Besides that, I’m mainly just disappointed that I didn’t accomplish anything today. Well, I did read a lot, a good book I will talk about soon.  In fact, I am hoping to talk about a bunch of interesting stuff.. tomorrow. For now, goodnight, sleep well, and have pleasant dreams.

Taking Care of Business

June 14, 2007

And working over time. *Unattractive dancing follows*

Anyway, today has been a busy day. I fixed my headlamp for a mere ten dollars (I was sure it would be harder/more expensive). I helped Moi and her father finish demolishing their basement. (Over the past few days we have yanked up the carpet, pulled down the walls and the ceiling tiles, and pulled out the wall framing to fix it up.) And tonight we three walked a solid four miles through the cool night air.

My point, in all of this, is that I’ve been really busy today, and not just busy, but active. I’m sore. I’ve never used a crow-bar before, and now I’ve used it to disassemble a wall. And I am in a great mood. All of which led me today to an interesting conclusion.

I like getting exercise, but I don’t like to do exercise.

That is, the exercise that involves treadmills and stationary bikes and free weights. I’d rather get a workout accomplishing something. This is something of a problem, since i never started four years (with my major change, maybe five) of college to become a handyman or farm laborer.  So I am, left wondering how, when Moi’s house is finished being rebuilt and the compost doesn’t need to be turned I will find ways to keep active. I am especially concerned about this coming school year, where, aside from walking a lot daily, I don’t get much in the way of strength training.

For now at least, I can count on walks every night after dinner to help my full stomach feel settled. As for the future, I will have to keep my eyes peeled.

A little more about my resolutions

March 12, 2007

A little about myself to get things started and explain a few of my resolutions a bit. Nothing too serious, naturally. I got a lot of flak from my girlfriend and family for the salad resolution. I’ve been told – and I willingly concede – is that one salad a week won’t make any real difference for my health. And this is probably true. One salad a week will not make any real difference in the quality of my diet. But I’m not looking at it as a way to improve my diet directly, just as a step in the right direction. Healthy eating is an acquired taste. I have to start somewhere.

I spontaneously bought bread and fruit as a meal the other day. I dare say it is working.

Oh, and it’s achievable. So that’s good too. Speaking of achievable, yes, I know $1000 is a paltry sum. I’ll say in my defense that I am only a college freshman. But still, I set the bar low because it is achievable. I know I can manage that in a year. And yes, I will do my best to save more than that, as much as possible. I’ve been taking an interest in personal finance lately and am looking forward for ways to pay off a chunk of my student loans in three years when I graduate. Just to set myself up for the rest of my life a bit better.

More on that, but you’ll have to wait.

We’re up and running!

March 8, 2007

Well, this will be short and sweet. This blog is a temp until I can create my own at City of Shalom or find someplace better to move it. I will be posting more then just a blog here, but not for a while.

For anyone who stumbles upon this through wordpress, I run a website called City of Shalom which has been in, frankly, disrepair, and is currently undergoing renovations.

I am not sure what I will be blogging about here, but I am going to make an effort to post a few times a week at least.

To get things started, my New Years Resolutions, or, “Stuff I Should Do Before I Turn Twenty.”

  1. Complete a working portfolio (photography, probably, but perhaps other graphic arts work too)
  2. Organize writing collection (old fiction, etc)
  3. Save at least an additional $1000
  4. Get into Columbia University
  5. Keep an up-to-date resumee
  6. Revive City of Shalom
  7. Have at least one salad per week (hey, it’s a start)

So thats it! My plans for this year.
More to come.