Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Random Thoughts for Today-edited-

I haven't had random thoughts in awhile. Well, I haven't posted them in awhile, I always have them. Anyway, I'll spitball some ideas and see where this post takes me.



Reading - I've been making a strong attempt to "thin the herd" of books amassed on my bookshelf. While I feel I've made some progress, I somehow doubt I've done enough. So I'll be making another attempt this weekend (or this week if time permits). I already have a few titles up for sale on my site, so maybe I'll get some more added soon.

I'm currently reading Conquistador by S. M. Stirling. Odd that one of the main characters is a descendant of John Rolfe of Jamestown fame. 2007 marks the 400 year anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. Anyway, Stirling has mixed things up in the past before with plot, characters, time lines, etc. It's a bit of an adjustment for the reader, but it's bearable. Each change in pace is clearly marked on the page, so you don't get too lost.

Added to this, I'm listening to Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan again. It makes the drive to and from -edited- much more bearable. And as before, I tend to "snap out of it" just as I'm pulling in driveway and cursing that I don't have just a few more minutes to listen to a little more. Most surprising though, I remember most of the storyline. I assumed I'd forget most of it by now (it's been nearly a year since I listened to it).

Body Wash - Odd topic, I know, but there's a bottle on my desk and it gave me something to talk about. I've been making another attempt at going to the gym on a regular (or at least semi-regular) basis. In being honest with myself, I know I have a few more inches on my waist than I need and, as I haven't found a way to stop the aging process, I need to consider my future health. I've gotten some motivation from outside sources, but my hardest obstacle has been my own lack of motivation. I like to eat and I hate to exercise. But I look at myself in the mirror in the mornings and hate that suitcase-sized gut.

Oh, the body wash is for the showers I take after I work out at work.

Genealogy - -edited- I've found some neat stuff, but there's so much more to learn. So much more.

Stormtroopers - You've likely noticed the plethora of Stormtroopers in this post. Thanks to my aunt-in-law for taking the time to make a little Photo DVD of my sister-in-law's wedding. And thanks for adding these photos to it. I can now increase my level of Dorkiness to +50.

And to think she was worried I'd be upset. I nearly peed my pants from laughing so hard.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dude, you had me scared for a moment, I thought, "Shoot, the Empire is upon us already? Which path do I choose?" But, instead it's your mom who's messing around... or wait a minute, is she with the Empire?

I feel for ya, bro, about the working out thing. Oh man, going to the gym is just sooooooo boring, I can't take it. I've resigned myself to curb my eating in order to lose weight. It isn't drastic, but I know I'm not going to kid myself over going to the gym. So, I keep my calories down much more than I used to. Nearly a thousand or so, maybe up to 1200-1300.

The good thing is that I have school, so that cuts into me thinking about snacking. "Mr. Pibb and Red Vines equal crazy delicious!" (Lazy Sunday, by SNL crew)

Random musings are always good, though I tend to find out that I have more to say than keeping on a topic. If you saw my post from last night, you'd see what I mean. :-D

Talk to you later, dude!