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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Catching up...

This winter didn't start out too badly but yikes, the past month or so has sucked! I can deal with the cold as long as it's not super cold, but I hate when it's snowy and icy, makes getting around sooooooooooo much more difficult. I can't remember the last time I've run outdoors; I've been stuck on the treadmill most mornings for the entire month of February, and anyone who runs on a treadmill knows that it is mind-numbingly boring! I've been keeping up my running, and all of my working out, pretty well, but nothing beats running- comfortably!- outdoors. Hopefully the weather, and the temps, will begin to moderate soon- spring cannot come soon enuf for me!

Had a nice lunch yesterday afternoon; yes, I took an afternoon off! Went to The Yard House a short way up Brookline Ave. (great craft beer selection and, as anyone who has read this over the years knows, I like good beers!) and had a very enjoyable afternoon- thank you! :)  My schedule and such is becoming more amenable than it has been in years (plus, for obvious reasons, I suppose I'm a lil more inclined to make/take time than I had.) And with the weather due to improve...

Shopping- picked up a few items over the last couple of weeks, nothing outrageous, just a few things I sorta needed, a few blouses (pink and white, red and white, blue) and some workout wear (black running tights, black yoga pants, socks.) Sometimes (again for those obvious reasons) I feel a lil funny about buying stuff these days but what the heck, I'm pretty thrifty.

Kinda limping to a less-than-stellar end to the regular-season of college hoops, with conference and post-season tournaments approaching. I'll finish well ahead for the season (and my entire wagering season) but down somewhat from my peak a lil over a month or so ago, dammit...

Items of interest:
What Happens To Your Brain When You Get Black-Out Drunk? Haven't experienced one of these in quite awhile, whew!
The Rules of Attraction Science illuminates the differences between the sexes.
Independent Work May Be Inevitable The recent global downturn has accelerated the growing trend toward some type of independent work. Of course, this state of 'independence' isn't always of our own accord. Layoffs are rife. Productivity gains are not necessarily leading to job creation. Even so, approximately 43 million people, or roughly 35%-40% of the private workforce in the U.S., are currently doing some type of contingent work; this number is expected to grow to 65-70 million within the decade, well ahead of the 1% rate at which the labor force is growing.
The Overlooked Health Benefits Of Semen For all of you nutritionists out there!
What Kind of First Impression Are You Making? 5 surprising ways others judge you.
40 Things To Say Before You Die Before you’re sprawled on your deathbed, there are some things you really have to say. They’re not complicated. They’re not poetry.They’re just short sentences with big meaning.

"And freedom, well that's just some people talkin'/Your prison is walkin' through this world all alone..."

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

You're always dancing down the street
With your suede blue eyes
And every new boy that you meet
He doesn't know the real surprise...