It seemed doable, and it was: Walking my way across January…

~Tuesday~ At the beginning of this month, my friend Hugh Hollowell posted a video on Facebook called, 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health? If you haven’t seen that very compelling 9-minute video already, go ahead and watch it. I’ll wait. Can’t make the investment right … Read more

You’re repeating yourself—or maybe you aren’t

~Friday~ The prodigal porker returned to the gym today. My fatted calf—and my fatted thigh and other parts, for that matter—were like, “WTF?” I had the following short conversation with myself at about 6:00: Superego: How are you going to feel if you don’t go to the gym tonight? Ego: Shitty; down on yourself. Superego: … Read more

Hard being nice, a proposal, a new Scrabbler, unsolicited credit, & the rhetoric of underlining…

~Monday~ I am ready with my thank you to acknowledge the crew at Bruegger’s, so I drove there this morning hoping to find the same manager and most of the same crew working that was there on Thursday when I was treated so well. I went in to scope out the scene. The manager on … Read more

A listy day, looks busy when you write it that way, feeling powerless AGAIN, and a productive day…

~Sunday~  Since I didn’t get to bed until 4:00 in the morning, I had hoped to get eight hours sleep in. However, I woke up at a little after 10:00 and after two attempts to fall back asleep didn’t work, I accepted the inevitable and got up. One of my LJ friends, e-musings, often posts … Read more

Great customer service, too hot for tacos, tomato-clam-Parmesan pasta, & a sign from god to go out..

~Thursday~ I worked from 9:00 until about 10:15 at the Mission Valley Bruegger’s, where in spite of not getting the memo, it turned out to be “Gay Day.” There certainly were more of us there than the purported 10% average in the general population. I continue to be impressed with the management and staff of … Read more

A remarkably uneventful bus, not-so-smart Smart Mix, customer non-service, & locker room TV rhetoric

~Monday~ I parked between the city bus stop on Kaplan and the Wolfline bus on Gorman in order to be able to catch either home in the afternoon. The ride in was remarkably uneventful, which is different than just plain unremarkable or just plain uneventful. I expected my boss back in this morning, as she … Read more

A tomato omelet, a question for Greg, Amy passes, happy mail, savory bruschetta, & inverted biceps

~Saturday~ I woke up at three after eleven and the first thing I thought was, “Mrs. Chason’s funeral is starting right about now.” My thoughts are with you, my friend. My next thought was, “I have to run over and water Joe’s indoor plants some time today.” For breakfast, I made a cheese, onion, and … Read more

Saved by a colleague, more unsolicited feedback, another fraud check, & a holy trinity bar night…

~Friday~  I drove to work this morning, where with no all-day free parking available, I took a two-hour spot and set my alarm for 10:35 to move my car. My work afternoon was much more productive than my morning, but hey, that’s all in a day’s work. A colleague and friend, David Ladrie, dropped by … Read more

17,000 wheelchair accessible balloon rides, quiet in the office, greasy grilling, and a workout…

~Monday~  I was at the city bus stop at 8:16, where I waited on the shady side of the street until the bus arrived, late, at 8:26. I believe I may have mentioned this ad before, which was on today’s bus: Serena’s Song: The World’s First Wheelchair-Accessible Hot Air Balloon. Of course my initial thought … Read more