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getting old is stupid [Mar. 20th, 2018|12:58 pm]
Hemlock B. Bootsalotta
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[Current Location |the salt mines]
[mood |:-/]

You know, I never think of myself as having SAD. But Axel replaced the bulbs in our lightbox and by the next day I'm able to force myself up the stairs to sit on the stationary bike for a half an hour.

The "move more" project is not going so well. My arthritis has been really making me miserable and I find it hard to push myself to move when it hurts so much. But being sedentary makes it worse, so then it hurts more, so I want to do it less so it gets even harder, so you see where it turns into such a big stupid Thing.

I know it's partially my own fault since I have supplements I'm supposed to be taking for my joints. I haven't been lately because they are these massive hard horse pills and I literally gag every time I try to swallow them. So trying to do that has become a big stupid Thing. But c'mon, I should be able to find a solution for this, says I and so I ask Axel to break a couple up for me.

So he grinds a couple into powder. And I scoop up a big spoonful of the stuff into my mouth and...

Boy howdy, do I not recommend.

It turns out that the supplements are oily which I guess I should have expected since they are literally lube for your joints. So the power sticks all over the inside of my mouth and it is foul stuff. Much choking and gagging and making faces complete with watering eyes and trying to rinse it down with my coffee later and I have to admit this is even worse than the horse pills.

So my next experiment will be buying some gelatin caps and stuffing the powder in there. I'll have to take about 50 of them that way, but (I hope) at least I'll be able to actually get them down.

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2018 books: 1 - 20 [Feb. 24th, 2018|05:25 pm]
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I have now officially cleared off another entire shelf, this one just of comics and comic-related books.

There were actually more than 20 titles, there were a fair number I started reading and they just couldn't hold my interest.

the good, the bad and the oh so datedCollapse )

With that done, I'm taking a break from purging. I might go back to the "read a bunch of good books and one bad one" formula I was following last year, my writing has been lagging and I really found that really encouraging.

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retrospective [Jan. 1st, 2018|08:02 pm]
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This year for NYE I decided what I most wanted to do was a quiet night at home with a few beers and a couple of old movies. 2017 was a year of long hard slog for me, and although the work is getting me where I need to go it has left me pretty tapped out.

So that's what I did. BC and D joined me on the couch and we ate nachos and watched Casablanca and Arsenic and Old Lace until shortly before midnight.

If I have a resolution for 2018 it's to get off my ass more. Writing is a hobby that has helped me tap into the need to be creative, but I think I need a hobby that helps me blow off steam as well. I spent almost all of the last year sitting at a desk and I'm really starting to feel the physical impact of that. So more movement would be a good resolution to keep.

Other than that, I know better than to try and make plans. Because who the fuck knows what's going to happen next.

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2017 books: 58-60 [Jan. 1st, 2018|07:41 pm]
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One of our shelves was completely full of comics, most of them titles I got from my sister. So I'm now sorting through those and trying to figure out which ones I want to keep.

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2017 books: 55-57 [Dec. 25th, 2017|11:41 am]
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loosely in the category of spirituality and religionCollapse )

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content generator: the year in firsts 2017 [Dec. 24th, 2017|01:31 pm]
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[mood |winter wander land]

Stolen from [personal profile] redbird.

Here are the first lines of my first post for each month of 2017:

January: Welcome to the LJ refugees who have recently stumbled over to Dreamwidth.

February: I haven't been much on updating lately.

March: Who has two thumbs and is going to be in a two hour meeting with the VP and department Directors and just started getting the trails and hallucinations that mean an incoming migraine.

April: A good breakdown of what the new LJ TOS actually means.

May:

June: I am suffering from a chronic case of having nothing interesting to say.

July: One of the guys I work with was born in 1995.

August: The Toronto Comics Anthology comes out about once a year-ish and features stories and art by Toronto artists.

September: I am incredibly prone to earworms.

October: One of the big things that worries me about our current state of brokeness is figuring out what house repairs can be deferred until we have some money to spend on them.

November: I have like four things I am working on right now and I don't really feel like doing any work on any of them.

December: Axel discovered on the way home from his last LARPing trip that he had been crossing the border all summer on an expired passport.

Not much of a showing. Although to be honest I thought it was going to be 100% book posts.

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coming up for air [Dec. 23rd, 2017|01:04 pm]
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[mood |capitalism sucks]

Work has been absolutely busting my ass. I am so tired. I keep going in early to deal with time-sensitive Stuff(TM) and thinking that means I get to leave early - and then it just doesn't happen.

This past week I was training but I was also the backup for a co-worker who was on vacation so I was logging into work at 6 AM, sending numbers to the people who needed to get Stuff(TM) and then traveling to the opposite end of the city to get to the training site in time for 8:30.

The training itself was great, it was mostly people who have been using the software for the past six to ten months trouble-shooting and asking questions, so I got tons of useful information. But it started two hours before I usually get to work and was twice as far away so holy crap, am I so ready to not be doing that again for the foreseeable.

Things should start to get gradually less stressful as of this week. We're still busy but all the people who have been buggering off on vacation will be back. We also have a new guy who started this week and a second new guy who starts in the middle of January - it will be awhile before they have system access and can get up to speed, but even little things they can do will be a load off of the rest of us.

Maybe if we get things a little more under control I can have a life that isn't just about work.

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I missed my calling as an international man of mystery [Dec. 9th, 2017|12:56 pm]
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[mood |itchy feet]

Axel discovered on the way home from his last LARPing trip that he had been crossing the border all summer on an expired passport.

So I checked mine and yep, I have to renew both of them. Irish one expired six months ago, Canadian one expires in four. Not that I have the money to go anywhere, but it's such a pain in the ass to get a new one if you let it lapse that it's worth it to me to eat the cost of renewing them now.

(It suddenly occurs to me that now I'll have to get my English passport as well because of Brexit. And that one lapsed so long ago I'll have to start over. Buggeration. Well, that one can wait.)

So I must seek volunteers to be my references for the Canadian one. And I hope that's not a requirement for the Irish passport, because I honestly don't think I know anybody who isn't a relative.

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the pornographer's dilemma [Nov. 27th, 2017|02:27 pm]
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Because of Getting Rid of Stuff reasons, after I read my books I usually put them out in the free library on our front lawn.

There are a lot of kids in our neighbourhood, so I'm reluctant to do that with the porn. I'm trying to figure out what to do with them instead. Anybody want them?

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2017 books: 51-54 [Nov. 25th, 2017|02:43 pm]
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here there be pr0nCollapse )

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