First up, how is it that yet another week has gone by?
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Is it bad that I don't remember a large chunk of my walk to the station the other morning? I clearly remember standing at the end of the driveway and deciding to turn left to the train station instead of right to the bus stop and I remember the last few hundred meters ... but nothing in between.
|apparently a black hole as well a park|
Is it wrong that I find this comic so amusing? I seem to be surrounded by pending first time parents at the moment ... but this sums up how The Sparky and I feel so very well!
Is it just a coincidence that this quote landed in my Reader on the same morning that this post from Hannah did? Or is it the universe speaking to me? Not that my current dream involves dropping everything and touring the US and Canada (wouldn't complain if it happened but it's not on my agenda) but it does involve great leaps of faith and a fair amount of hard work and just the thought of it is nauseating ... but then the thought of staying here in my comfort zone kind of makes me want to shoot myself, metaphorically speaking of course.
|apropos of nothing, I just like this picture|
How in the world do I motivate myself to get back into eating properly and exercising? I need to. In fact I really, really need to. We're in the process of making my work out space a bit more Winter friendly which should definitely help, the room is an ice block at the moment! I know that ultimately the motivation needs to come from within but any suggestions would be most appreciated ... I'm thinking of maybe posting about it again as the accountability certainly helped but it also makes for fairly boring reading.
|I will start by reaffirming my to walk down the scary concrete steps at work instead of taking the lift.|
Am I too old to still want one of these, particularly so long after the movie?
Finally, what should I read next? As a general rule it takes me about a week to read a book on the train, less it it's 'can't put it down' good and therefore gets read in my lunch break as well. This generally means that I'm scrounging around for something new to read early in the morning when I should be trying to get out the door! For the first time in the eight and a half years that I've been commuting into the City I am in a position where I actually have a selection of books to choose from. This is in part because I went on a blogger recommended buying spree with my Christmas bonus earlier this year. So, the candidates are -
- Into the Silence by Wade Davis
- The Zero Option by David Rollins
- The Guns of August by Barbara W Tuchman
- Shock Wave by Clive Cussler
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- Assegai by Wilbur Smith
- The Shooting in the Shop by Simon Brett
- Out Lady of Pain by Elena Forbes
- Micro by Michael Crichton
- Jayne Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by E. Scott Fitzgerald
- a selection of more mature Roald Dahl books