Posted May 9, 2014
A few questions. Where is Alabaster? How do I change where I live on my PS now? How long have we had ads? Can I post photos now? Is 5 X 7 still 42? Where are my old friends? What here can I blame 2legs for?
Posted May 11, 2013
Three quotes I've heard in the last week that have caught my fancy-
(On the occasion of my daughter contemplating life).
"I've heard that if you live only in the present you will live forever."
"Over protective parents raise the best liars."
(Talking about an old piece of taxidermy.)
"Smells like a Sumo wrestler took a dump on a burning tire."
Scheduling and budgeting.
Posted May 9, 2013
Radio and TV have become background sounds while I actually DO things, returning to the media area when something sounds interesting. I am reliving the days when I would drive to a location for hours, switching from transmitter to transmitter listening to CBC One. Now it has become the information and music soundtrack to my internet, my cooking, cleaning and waiting for an offer to buy my apartment. I think I preferred scenery but it is still enjoyable.
I schedule my time loosely but I budget my finances very closely now, down to the now obsolete penny. I plan for my working retirement, using the Multiple Listing Service online map to slide a frame up and down the East coast of Vancouver Island, looking at prospective properties that are near the ocean, have a good sized workshop and walking distance to a village or community (hopefully with a cafe and/or pub). So far the exotic favourites include Union Bay, Parksville and Ladysmith (they all have interesting stories as to how they got their names).
It's actually quite a bit of fun, give it a try- (avoid the Dreaded Mobile Home!)
(Zoom in with the mouse wheel or click on the icon and move the frame around with a 'grab')
Other than that I try to get in some exercise every single day and have some time with some healthy cooking (now and then I have a spoiler meal). I'm trying some new health drinks in the morning (and some different beers in the evening).
This seems to be working out!
Posted Mar 25, 2013
I find that increasingly I can waste an entire morning or evening just reading, surfing or watching the idiot box. My recent purchase of Apple TV and Netflix hasn't helped any. The problem is that unless I go for a long walk or exercise I rapidly feel tired and almost weak afterwards. I have to force myself to get up and out, whereas previously I would think "What a nice day for a walk". Now insomnia has added to my malaise (it is 4:20 AM right now).
I need motivation. Somebody give me a kick in the arse.
I dreamt that I was crying.
Posted Jan 22, 2013
I dreamt that I was crying,
And woke with my eyes dry.
I knew someone I never met,
Who only wrote a sigh.
This place is real, this place is not,
But here we are and they are not.
How real they were it's hard to say,
Just sad to know they couldn't stay.