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How typical…

Posted in Crazy Wisdom on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 at 11:07 am by flerly.

Email from Bobby at work:


[insert stupid question here]

You told me the answer, but I forgot.


What’s going on in the world.. let’s see.

I’m supposed to go see Mom again this weekend, to meet up with sis, but I’m not sure I’m going to be able to make it. Not sure I’ll have the money to spare for another road trip so soon, especially if I want her to come down later this month.

We’re thinking of planning a “family dinner” in Chattanooga so my mom can meet James’ family on her way down here. Haven’t run it by my mom or his parents yet. It’s still in the planning phase.

I’m talking to Jim. His sister is getting married (she called me). He got a new work schedule, 2-11pm, which is making his work life tolerable once more, and he’s accepting an extension on his contract for seven more months. He intends to pick up Samuel when he comes in for con, and he’s curious about the possibility of running into Maggie at con. He seems to be back to his “normal” self, and talking to him thusly makes me sort of miss having him around a little.

Talking to him also makes me miss having Maggie around. The house is very different with just JT and me. I like it, but it’s different. I’m looking forward to picking up our table in a couple weeks. I’ve already been dreaming about actually cooking dinners and sitting down to eat. Craziness.

I finally opened a new checking account yesterday to try to escape the evil reign of terror that Wachovia has had over my finances for a while. Phase two, a new strict budget. Making ends meet without roomies is a new and challenging experience for us.

I’ve considered following some friends leads and staring a second journal to try to separate life news from ramblings I guess. I’ve also been doing a lot of pining over just wanting to write lately. I think I’m going to sit down tonight and try to budget my time for a change. Need to schedule exercise, creative time, vegging time, James time, and perhaps some study time in every day. Need to feel like I’m making some improvements for a change. Work has been busy, but my level of not-caring is so high that it really isn’t to stressful. I managed to work at home yesterday, sneak off for an afternoon movie with James, then work some more in the evening while I chatted Jim and listened to Harry Potter, and I was very productive.

I really need to clean up my work space. Now that our reworks are online, I don’t have so much of a pile to look at anymore, so all this paper everywhere is just my own notes and clutter.

As weird as this sounds, as well as I did on it, I have to say that I’m rethinking the Atkins diet. Everytime I do it, I do well, I lose weight… then something happens that causes me to lapse back to normal eating, not crazy gorge-fest eating, just.. normal.. and I start putting the weight back on. Atkins really is a lifestyle that you have to stick to forever if it’s going to work for you. And, well, it’s honestly a fairly expensive lifestyle that I’m not sure I can budget in right now. So, I’ve decided to take a new approach by eating normal for a while but kicking up an exercise routine until I get used to it. Otherwise, it’s back to yo-yo city on diets, and I’m sick of that. Something else needs to change if there’s going to be a lasting change.

I’m also really considering looking at some specialized classes in web development to help get myself up to speed for finding work elsewhere. Sure, I’ve got this FNIS place down and can practically do this work blindfolded, but it doesn’t really translate well to other jobs. Think I’ll look into that tonight, too.

Billy was here…

Curse that Billy. He must still have a key. All the dry-erase boards are now sporting big black “Billy was here” writing on them. Sneaky weekend visitor.

Oh well. I think I’ve had a tad too much caffeine today. Feeling jittery. Think I’ll go get some water and try to concentrate on getting some work done in this hour before cheese.



  1. tiger66466 has made a Comment

    as you know, i’m a big ol’ pig. i love to eat. but i’ve found that by doing regular strength training – i’m still seeing results and trust me i’ve not been all diet-y by any one’s standards. i could show you the routine if you want. i do it three times a week and it takes 20 minutes if that. only equipment you’ll need is a pair of dumbbells and a kids ball.

    i can tell a difference in my thighs and stomach – and this is just this routine – not even much cardio lately and been getting a little TOO piggy with the eating lately.

    August 5, 2003 @ 6:21 am

  2. infinite1der has made a Comment

    Start exercising now… then you’ll be accustomed to doing it all the time. THEN, when you start back on Atkins and exercising regularly, you’ll lose more weight ( and more likely to keep it off ).

    Just a thought…

    August 5, 2003 @ 6:51 am

  3. flerly has made a Comment

    That is sort of the plan, dear. =)

    You could help.

    August 5, 2003 @ 6:56 am

  4. piskie has made a Comment

    its so not healthy. the two week thing is finr, but it is definitely not a long term solution.


    August 6, 2003 @ 4:27 am

  5. flerly has made a Comment

    Yeah, I’ve read as many good things as bad things about it. It’s all where you look for info. I don’t believe it’s a bad long term solution. Most doctors agree at carbs should be restricted to healthy carbs just like Atkins says, it’s just Atkins goes to the extreme to cause that good old rapid weight loss. The ongoing weight loss and maintenance phases of Atkins are pretty generally accepted. It’s that two weeks of Induction that scares people health wise.

    August 6, 2003 @ 4:30 am

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