… To keep my attitude up.
The good news? I’m feeling better today, after having been sick yesterday.
The bad news? That’s relatively speaking. And entailed sleeping until a quarter past noon. Which nonetheless I badly needed to do. Plus – well, there are problems.
The cats aren’t eating, even their much-desired wet-food breakfast. Which may [...]
So I was thinking a thing even as my birthday rolled around here on Jupiter, and I thought I’d go ahead and write it down.
I’ve already been replying to a mess o’ Happy Birthday wishes on Facebook – thanks, everybody! And I expect – if last year was any guide – to spend much of [...]
(Ha! There’s an SEO-friendly title! Have at thee, caitiff rogues!)
I’ve gotten fed up with not being able to breathe through my nose, much less smell or even taste very much … after the better part of a year, now.
So I’ve opted today for the Nuclear Option: full-on Sudafed, (generic) Afrin spray, heavy-duty nasal irrigation (don’t [...]
So yesterday Emma Dog and I went for a walk in a place we hadn’t been in a while.
The Way Ahead….
When we got there, I was struck by the particular beauty of that place, that day, that time. One of the reasons I bought a house down here in Albuquerque’s North Valley was [...]
So I just had a very good day. Hope you did too.
Got some writing done. Then went out, had a fine dinner with friends, watched a good movie -
- for the second time in a few days (still good), came home. Then wrote some more!
How was your day?
Except, wait! I totally did*.
Again. Yes, it’s something I haven’t done a lot of the last few years.
This afternoon I did something I (rather inexplicably) have never done before: stepped out my front door and walked two blocks to Red’s barbershop on North Fourth. It’s in a small storefront in a block of [...]
So as periodically happens in the Spring, Albuquerque has been overtaken with a Moth Deluge.
Mostly what I object to is the way the cats go into Total Instinct Mode, suppressing all individuality and judgement (such as they even have) and blasting around the house after the moths in frenzy fueled by rage at the cosmic [...]
So tonight my friend Joe and I had our customary Thursday dinner at Sadie’s, followed as usual by a four-mile walk along the bike path that runs by the Rio Grande Nature Center. During the course of which I laughed so loudly at something he said that I set off a whole pack of coyotes [...]
So, having finally got my Exercise/Anti-Goathead Mat last weekend, I finally assayed the Turkish Getup in my backyard.
Actually, to start with, I did what Pavel calls the “Half Getup,” which means after you hoist the weight you push yourself up on one elbow. Thus:
Only you stop halfway.
Even the Half Getup turned out to [...]
So I’ve been taking off the last few days. I hadn’t really intended to. But there you have it.
So one thing I’ve been doing is playing around with … guess.
Just your average, everyday Thalassodromeus. If by "everyday," you mean, "108 million years ago. In Brazil."*
Yeah, so if I can’t play with dinosaurs (and their [...]