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Where I dust off the blogging cobwebs with bullet points

by John on October 29th, 2013
  • At one time, I thought I was busy — then I became a parent. However, over the busiest weekend I ever remember having, I barely saw my own kids. Friday, I worked & played a show. Saturday, I woke, ran a Zombie 5k, played an alumni concert with my college jazz band, played a show, went to a birthday party. Sunday, I woke, ran a half marathon (and set a personal record!), went to a board meeting with my symphony, finally saw the kids, bathed the kids, fell asleep.
  • My daughter is three, so “just crying” is a common thing, especially when she’s tired. However, the best way to get her to stop crying when she’s in a “just because” moment? Give her the television remote.
  • Just after the Super Bowl, I got rid of cable — I was barely keeping up with stuff we had DVR’d, and everything I watched was on Netflix or Hulu or Amazon. So, we took the monthly cable bill and subscribed to those three services — I did not think through the greatest time of the sports year, however, which is right now — the baseball postseason, the height of the football season, and the dawn of the basketball season. I need an over-the-air antenna.
  • I am tempted, quite often, to ditch work & head to the movies (paying a single admission and then trying to sneak my way through showings of every movie that I want to catch that happens to be playing). The main reason I don’t do this now is because I can’t talk myself into justifying that much time away from work/gym/kids.
  • I have been making an honest attempt to log every bite of food & every drop of drink that I’ve consumed for this entire year. As such, I weigh 45 pounds less than I did at the beginning of the year, and I feel better about myself. But I am still tired — I’m always tired.
  • I think I’ve actually made NEGATIVE progress on my musical during this year.
  • I worry that my son may be growing painfully addicted to the X-Box, but it’s just so easy to use the X-Box as a reward for getting himself dressed, and then as a substitute parent as I go about getting Leila dressed and starting the day.
  • On that same token, I really hope that CJ never figures out that there is a full-version of all of the games that I have loaded demos of, provided we just pay for them.
  • I will fall well short of my goals of 1000 miles run and 2500 miles biked — I, simply, have been spending more time lifting weights where I used to run/cycle. Because of the new focus, however, I’m not going to be disappointed in the failure.
  • I still want to get myself swimming more.
  • I need to vlog myself making my morning coffee, but I’ve been making myself a blended coffee drink containing french-pressed coffee, protein powder, honey, ghee, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, maca root — it’s a very strange mixture, but it’s tasty & works as a good breakfast replacement.
  • Few pants makers make 30×36 pants — which is my size now. I believe this is just more reason for me not to wear pants, ever.
6 Comments
  1. Hey you! Hey bullet points! Good to see you and to hear that (exhaustion aside) things are well. Keep on kicking ass. And miss you!

    • Miss you, too . . . I’m trying to work out plans to get back around these parts more often, which means that I’ll be visiting your parts more often . . . and this somehow sounds like a blogging porno script, so I’ll call it a comment at that.

  2. I can’t believe your daughter is 3. she was just born when I “met” you…that’s weird, isn’t it?

    • Quite weird, but cool — it’s funny, because I can’t comprehend her as being “little” anymore, but all of the people that I’ve “met” online? Much the same (though many are missing)

  3. I’ve been on a blog break, but when I come back, I always come here.
    I love to see the bullet points.

    It feels like home.

    :-)

    • There is no greater smile that I get on my face than when I’ve seen that you’ve posted a comment. Thanks for stopping by :-)

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