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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sipping on a Blue Hills Comet Tail Pale Ale at the end of a nice weekend, even tho' my Celtics lost a heartbreaker in Game 7 last night; they did have an 11 pt. lead at one point but the Heat really just took it from them. A tough loss. Had some nice lobster ravioli for dinner- yum!

Things are good here; the weather was nice this weekend, got out last night to a local establishment to watch the C's game and met some nice people, still feeling well, running and working out and all, work is what it is but hey, at least my schedule is more amenable than it had been for too long. A good friend of mine got back last week from a week or so in Florida, sounded as if he had a fun time! Another very good friend of mine, after suffering an auto accident earlier this year and facing some not-insignificant health and injury concerns, has lost over 40 lbs in about three months, lowered her BP, blood sugar and glucose levels dramatically and is determined to get off of the meds her docs have currently prescribed to her; 'attagirl Cathy, keep it up, you! And another gal pal has embarked on her own fitness regimen and has been increasing her walking regimen and mileage significantly as well; I'm trying to get her to do a 5K later this summer/early fall! So not only am I doing well but those around me are making efforts to as well- happiness and success are better when shared.

I was talking with one friend of mine recently and mentioned that I have an itchiness to be do more with my life than I have been, broaden my experiences, prespectives, those sorts of things. Increasingly I've just felt sorta stultified; felt that way even before the cancer and all but being on the clock as it is kinda intensifies my desire to do so... just need to figure out what exactly I'd like to do! The difficult thing for me is figuring out and determining what it is that I'd like to do. It's like knowing that there is something out there calling me but not yet knowing what it is or how to get there.

What I'm Reading Now: Paradise Road: Jack Kerouac's Lost highway and my search for America, Jay Atkinson

Items of interest (at least to me!)
Can you train yourself to be an optimist?  Many folks could benefit from this...
The G.O.P.’s Gay Trajectory  Just as there are some Dems opposed to LGBT rights there are some Republicans who support them...
You’re Not Special  Contrary to what your u9 soccer trophy suggests, your glowing seventh grade report card, despite every assurance of a certain corpulent purple dinosaur, that nice Mister Rogers and your batty Aunt Sylvia, no matter how often your maternal caped crusader has swooped in to save you... you’re nothing special... The sweetest joys of life come only with the recognition that you’re not special. Because everyone is.  Address to Wellesley High Class of 2012.
True Capitalists Are Pro-Market, Not Pro-Business
Psychedelic Drug Research and the Data-Mining Revolution The Web is filled with users' descriptions of the effects of psychedelic drugs. Now neuroscientists are using data-mining techniques to quantify the effects of these drugs on human consciousness.
On the Scent: Adventures in Perfume Layering I've never really layered scents; typically I go with Gap Dream body mist as my go-to/daytime scent, and I've gone with Thierry Mugler's Angel for awhile as my evening/date night scent...

Apropos of little but this ad always makes me laugh: "We gotta roll with the punches and laugh like a clown/Cry like the driving rain/Ask for forgiveness and drift like the wind/And love like a hurricane..."

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

We can make each other happy! (GREAT workout tune, too :)