10 weeks

The boot camp I recently signed up for includes a session on nutrition to make sure we are eating properly. The sessions is more about having energy to do the boot camp activities than to prescribe a diet, but I’m already thinking that I should also use it to hack my eating habits. I don’t treat my body well and it no longer feels like it is indestructible, the myriad of little aches and pains I notice throughout the day a sure sign I need to be a bit smarter, both with what I do with my body and what I put in it (FNAR!). Part of this is education. I’ve a reasonable grasp on the basics of good nutrition …

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Levengrove Park

Last Sunday I had to pop in to my parents place to pick something up and, as I was down that way, I decided to go for a drive. I had no destination in mind but had all afternoon to kill and made my decisions as they came to me. So it was I came to find myself at Levengrove Park, the memories flooded back as I parked the car… … bumping over the low kerb onto the pavement, my hand poised on the seat belt release in anticipation. As the car eases to a stop, I push the latch to freedom. I reach over and do the same for my sister and we clamber out. Behind us, Sintra paces …

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Weekend Reading

Still managing to, mostly, avoid Trump links here. Alas not completely but I’m doing my best to read more things outside of that horror show (whilst following along as best I can in the news). Bird Man Noah Strycker spotted the first bird before I made it from the parked car to the edge of the marsh. “It’s a rough-legged hawk,” he said when I caught up to him, gesturing for me to peer through his long, 60-power Swarovski scope. I do love tales about dedication, no matter the field. David Letterman on Life After TV, Late Night Today, and the Man He Calls Trumpy Since retiring after 33 years on the late night television, David Letterman has kept a …

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Love Thyself

Entry number 792 in the ongoing get fit and lose weight campaign In this year of two thousand and seventeen I find myself, once again, looking to lose weight. I have pondered various options. Option 1: Walk home from work It’d take me about an hour to walk home. I have multiple podcasts to listen to and I enjoy walking. I’ve always enjoyed walking. I like to walk. But it’s Scotland and whilst I don’t mind some weather, we get ALL the weather in January and February so my appetite for walking home at the end of the day is not helped by freezing gales and horizontal sleet. BUT the weather is really just an excuse. I need to do …

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Things in boxes

I am done with decluttering, done, I say! Hmmm … perhaps that was a little strident. How about this; I’ve done enough that I can now start packing and move to my new flat. Yes, that seems more accurate. At this juncture I should point out that I am, of course, using the word done in the more modern, eye rollingly teenage angsty way of being ‘so done’ with something. I’m, like, totally over it, yeah? (in my head that sounds way more Clueless than I’d realised. As if!). I should also confess that I’m using the apparent difference in “being done” and “being finished” to put off making decisions about some of the more, well, frivolous items I own …

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Weekend Reading

We tested bots like Siri and Alexa to see who would stand up to sexual harassment If that’s the case, it’s time Cortana’s team—along Siri’s, Alexa’s, and Google Home’s—step up. This is weird, or scary, or … something else entirely. People Who Cry During Movies Are The Strongest People Of All I’ll admit it: I cry during movies… and books, music, and podcasts. Depending on how my hormone levels are, I might preemptively grab tissues and just watch the movie alone. Though a lot of people smirk when they see me watch movies in tears, I’m really fine with it. From a ‘big greet’ I couldn’t agree more. Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media With …

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February In Review

And then it was March. I know February is the shortest month but holy jeez how is it MARCH already!! Lived Highlights I have a new flat to move into! After several viewings, most of which were just ‘not good’ the first one I saw was the best option. Cheaper, and a lot smaller, than my current place, I am midst mass declutter as I type. Still going along to guided meditation and have started doing a little at home (using the Buddhify app to help). I’m not sure if he’s helping in the day-to-day much yet, but the sessions do leave me feeling lighter. Stepcount: 279,086. Also I’ll just mention the Scottish Rugby team here and leave it at …

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Bite me

Pop culture. Words used. Origin unknown. Meanings conferred. Brewed in the brain. Subtleties lost. Twisted timelines. Asian whispers. Playground offices. Stolen. Misused. Appropriated. Triggered disconnects. Global memes. Memories merging. Pasts colliding. A nip of this. Media unknown. Mix well. Pilfered accents. References mashed. A dash of that. Decades apart. Lifetimes passed. Fashion disregarded. Delivered without pause. “Bite me” has returned to my lexicon. Reasons escape me.

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Weekend Reading

Do Not Pass Go: Interview With The Monopoly Thimble Perhaps nobody cares about their clothes anymore. Sad times for a thimble, cast aside. The Coffee Shaman “The way a shaman comes to light is that, as a child, he’s given fairy tales that are only that: fairy tales. And the shaman has to then penetrate the veil, to understand that there’s really something else beyond.” Now, I love coffee but… shaman? 4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump Trump’s younger supporters know he’s an incompetent joke; in fact, that’s why they support him. Around 2005 or so a strange link started showing up in my old webcomic’s referral logs. This new site I didn’t understand. It was a …

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Mission to Mars

My dearest loved ones, I’m writing to all of you in the hope that my words will bring some solace and help you adjust to what is about to happen. You all know how excited I was when they announced this project, you’ve all supported me and encouraged me to work hard to make it happen, and you’ve all been there through my darkest days when I thought it was slipping out of my reach. From the moment I heard about the mission to Mars I knew I had to be on the crew, all those years staring up at the sky, wondering what lay beyond, the holidays to the Moon bases, and my acceptance to Lunar College were all …

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