“Lazy” is a symptom of a larger apathy

Exercise just isn’t a priority right now Well, it’s true, that even after a couple decades of self-motivated effort that any break in the discipline can take root in a short period of time. This is why it wasn’t at all a waste of money to keep purchasing HR monitors when the old ones failed, especially if you consider the difference in costs between that and a … Continue reading “Lazy” is a symptom of a larger apathy

Had a chat with a former surveyor @ the bus stop this morning

He’d had some injury & can’t work (but he flashed a seemingly involuntary thumbs up gesture as he said this) and is staying at a friend’s place in the neighborhood. There’s a lot of that in Portland! It used to be that creatives could get together, rent a house cheaply & get by on part-time jobs. Honestly I don’t know how average people survive here. … Continue reading Had a chat with a former surveyor @ the bus stop this morning

This is going to be a pretty good week

Art Plans It’s suddenly springtime and for all of its deficiencies, the natural beauty of Portland springs are glorious. Yesterday when I got the cats outside I looked ahead at the weather and realized it’s finally plein air painting time again! I’ve really lagged on using my oils downstairs. I can’t get the lighting right. I’ve had to back myself into an awkward corner to … Continue reading This is going to be a pretty good week

Well I figured out how to set my new plyo box at 16″ anyway

I was SO excited to see a big box on the front steps last night. Got this hefty piece of equipment out of the box and up the stairs immediately. Looked at the manual this morning & set it from lowest to 16″. Then I stood in front… Will I be able to jump on it? I’m not even sure!! This is the same one … Continue reading Well I figured out how to set my new plyo box at 16″ anyway

Funny that the people interested in saving me are those I haven’t seen in 30+ years

One of them is a liberal intellectual, more like myself. The other’s a cocaine dealer. The former wanted to marry me in first grade, and is now a VP at a Massachusetts based startup.  It’s a bit hypothetical at the moment, but he’s got enough clout to possibly secure a “support based” gig for me at his company. I’d be making less than half what … Continue reading Funny that the people interested in saving me are those I haven’t seen in 30+ years

Coaxing oneself along with planned rewards & Meditation

Here’s a night time post. That’s three today! I need a break from The Road though. First day in and I’m already at 53%. This book was published in 2006. I was surprised! Thought it was older than that. The movie was only three years later, which is pretty rapid turnaround. I looked it up on Amazon but it’s not available for streaming, not that … Continue reading Coaxing oneself along with planned rewards & Meditation

Ilani, my first ever casino experience #portlandia

I tried it once! Sort of. It’s not really going to a casino if you don’t gamble and don’t spend any money whatsoever. I came out of there with a bunch of goodies though, thanks to H and her points. Breakfast. A new water / coffee bottle. Cake, coffee, some safety gadget for your car… I forget what it does. I think it’s for busting … Continue reading Ilani, my first ever casino experience #portlandia