It’s all much ado about nothing…

If not for the fact that I am on a highly-planned meal week and have two meals which must be eaten today in the office I might have exercised my luxury of considering conditions too dire to come into the office. Hell, Goethe cancelled all classes today so I have no incentive there either.

I can give myself a little credit today for getting my exercise yesterday by walking to the Amazon Store after leaving the office last night. Good on me!

While trying to be a positive person I am battling a handful of nagging injuries and genetic deficiencies, literally from head to toe. Dangen.

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 211.0 pounds (+1.0 from last week’s weigh-in); huh, wasn’t expecting that setback.

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36 Responses to 2019-01-29

  1. Bonnie says:

    I’ve decided I’m done posting my weight here, at least until it’s trajectory can fulfill its initial purpose of helping motivate Paulie, which it’s certainly not doing at this time.

  2. Having gotten my whine out, I think today will be a good one after all.

    My commute to this nearly-empty office was superb, and i expect to leave early with dinner in hand to keep my week in order.

    Also, I am hopeful that my toe will soon be on the mend now that I have ascertained that it has a slight infection (odd since I have been taking Amoxicillin since Friday).

    With no German class tonight I will force myself onto the trainer for an hour’s worth of exercise.

    • Bonnie says:

      Did your tooth start hurting Paulie?

      • No, I decided to take the Amoxicillin anyway since my dentist prescribed it. The pain killers are still in their original packaging.

        • Barb says:

          I’ve been told never take antibiotics unless you really need to – your body can get used to them and then they won’t work when you need them.

          I get to go to the dentist today to get my filling, I hope it helps them damn dull ache I’ve got.

          • That’s a good point. However I did (and still?) have an abscess in my gums which I why I decided to take them. The only reason I didn’t start immediately upon prescribing was because I was told to hold off until I saw the root canal specialist as the meds could mask some of the symptoms.

          • barb says:

            if you have a gum issue, its probably ok.
            my periodontist keeps calling, but since I just had an exam & cleaning Friday (trying to figure out this damn tooth ache) I get to push them off for a few more months. If the office wasn’t out by Six Flags, I wouldn’t mind going so much.

  3. Question: to what music do you turn when you want to improve your mood?

    • Bonnie says:

      It depends, sometimes it’s what I call “comfort music” like Aimee Mann, the National, Elliott Smith, Rufus Wainright, Jarvis Cocker (which I see how you may be confused how some of these artists may improve your mood). Other times it’s loud hard rock, punk or industrial—Dropkick Murphys or NIN are top choices. DKM ALWAYS put me in a better mood.

    • It will not surprise anyone that I usually turn to fast, drum-driven music. However, it may surprise you that I also turn to classical (mostly cello concertos) and “happy” bands such as The Polyphonic Spree.

    • ITP Lurker says:

      Depends how dark my mood is. My Hail Mary go to when things feel really bleak is Pink Floyd’s The Wall from start to finish. My daily go-to bands tend to be from the late 60’s and early to mid-70’s. I’ve very much been in a Velvet Underground phase for months now. I also draw upon loud and angry 90’s grunge as needed, that typically works best if I’m in the car. But sometimes it’s solo piano from Ethiopia, or a klezmer music jag. My musical tastes are definitely vast and varied.

      The best recipe for mood improvement for me is to find one song that I can fixate on and loop over and over for a couple of hours. That always works. When I can find the right song. There’s something about knowing what to expect that gets my brain to latch onto the song and let go of whatever it shouldn’t be affixed to in a given moment. It’s a type of mediation.

    • Barb says:

      Some good ole 80s (high school for me) rock – REO, Styx, Loverboy, etc, etc.

      this has nothing to do with that question – but Shiny Happy People is stuck in my head since last night. I’m very tired of it.

    • Bonnie says:

      Oh, also I guess you’d call it 70s and 80s rock / soft rock. It reminds me of my childhood and all that. Basically anything that my parents played on the radio (the radio was on all the time). Very nostalgic for me.

  4. Bonnie says:

    Went to Super Bowl Live yesterday from 4:00-8:30p (Centennial Park, free). It was fun if you’re into that kind of thing. Mostly sponsor booths that had games you could play, etc. and a lot of free swag including some food/beverage and gift cards! Of course you had to fill out surveys to obtain some of the swag, but I know how to delete spam and click unsubscribe. Live music, DJs, SBLIII retail store, food trucks. I GOT FRIED CHEESE CURDS!!! 😋 Saw a lot of the SB advertising on the downtown buildings and the NFL wraps on the Ferris wheel thingy. Good people watching. Oh, and met and got a photo with Roddy White and Dikembe Mutombo, which was cool—again, if you’re into that kind of thing. Watch the facebooks for (too many) photos…

    Tonight we’ve got tickets to the Super Bowl Experience—that because school is cancelled today is likely going to be overrun with a shitload of fucking kids, which is precisely what we were trying to avoid by purchasing weekday daytime tickets… 🤬🤬🤬 (Apologies to you if you fit into this category—I’m not talking about YOUR kids of course…)

    • Fried cheese curds… 😋

      You may be surprised how many people will fear going downtown in the “snow”. Enjoy!

    • ITP Lurker says:

      Best laid plans, Bonnie… 😉

    • Barb says:

      I guess you didn’t see Allan on the bike team? he was around & about there, some of the guys wanted to listen to the music, so they hung out near wherever that was.
      And watched people going into (& then out of) State Farm Arena for that event last night. Today – he gets the day off, since the city is somewhat closed.

  5. Steve says:

    There were noticeably fewer cars on the roads. I’m pretty sure my forecast will stand at 0 to negligible. And this place is as empty as a weekend, almost.

    Scallops over pasta last night was really good.

    While it sounds like fun, I have no interest in crowds at something like the Superb Owl.

    Since nothing much I listen to was created in the late 20th century, let’s just say my go to is “standards”.


  6. I think I would benefit from daily stretching and/or yoga.

  7. Added some chili lime cashews to the leftover butternut squash / sweet potato / tofu curry that I made last week; damn that was tasty!

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