Saturday, March 28, 2009

Yes, I am still "blogging"

I just don't have much to say lately. I'm focusing on my recovery. I'm getting better as the days go by, but I'm realizing that the idea that I'll feel *good* all the time just isn't true. I've had a spate of bad days, of sleeping too much, etc.

I've also been watching tons of TV and movies via Netflix streaming.

Hope all is well.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Books read in 2009: #7 Following Foo (the electronic adventures of the Chestnut Man)

I have to say that I found this book challenging to read, for a few reasons.
There were parts I had to skim, sections of the book I really didn't read, but I did hang on until the end, so I consider it "read".

Better known for his acting (on Law and order as resident Psych guy, as well as numerous theatrical and film rolls), B.D. Wong's account of the birth of his children (and the loss of one soon after birth) is at times mesmerizing and at others repetitive.

One of the reasons that I found this book difficult to read is that he includes well wishing email from so many people, it reminded me how small my circle of love and support is, and that just made me feel very sad (I don't get sad much these days, but I cried over this particular feeling).

Shoot, it's 1:30 in the morning!

Comedian Wanda Sykes on sex and women faking orgasm.

For the record, I've NEVER faked it.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Life and other events

My life is fairly boring these days. All of my "real" friends live far away, and I have a hell of a time making new friends now. Sigh.

So everyone and their mother has told me I ought to volunteer for something. Yesterday I looked up our local United Way volunteer line and sent out an email to the one thing I thought would provide me with human contact while not actually being scary or difficult. We will see how that pans out.

On February 28 I made a pact (with myself) to try something new for March. I'm not going to say what it is until I either:
  1. abandon it
  2. finish it
I don't want to jinx it. That's all I'm saying.

Another thing I'm looking at this month is my physical health. In many ways I am healthy. But I think I have lost some lung capacity and definitely lost muscle tone from my sedentary lifestyle.

Ugh. Oh well. I'm working on it.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Instant Happiness

These adorable kids are my second cousins. Watched this video twice today and both times felt so happy afterwards.