Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Getting Into The Swim Of Things

I'm trying to get into an exercise routine.  It's hard because swimming is fun but the hours for the pool require you to either be a vampire or an insomniac.

I've been trying to get out and walk more but the rain lately wasn't helping.  I'm sure I could get to a place where I'll go walking, rain or shine, but I'm not quite there yet.

It hasn't helped that this year has been one of the best on record when it comes to videogames.  I was drowning in content and that was BEFORE Persona 5 dropped in early April.  I've also picked up a Switch recently and Zelda is consuming me.  The upside of having so many really great games so early in the year is that it is easier for me to resist the siren's call of the new stuff coming out now.

My stamina wasn't terribly high for the past few months, both due to the surgery and also just general laziness.  I'm getting my feet back under me at work now (it's been crazy!) and I was able to survive almost an hour in the lane swim yesterday without having a coronary.

My current goal is to try to get out to the pool at least twice a week for lane swim.  If I can do that, I think that'll be a big step towards getting my groove back

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Party Time, Excellent!

So today was my birthday.  Woo!  I'm still around and mobile, so that's a blessing.  I guess I haven't posted since just before my surgery, so as you can see, that went well.  No more crazy distended bellybutton for me!

We had a lovely party last night at our place.  Julie did a lot of work wrangling everyone to come to our place and making some delicious food and we played a bunch of boardgames all night.  Monikers was probably the most fun of the bunch.  I sometimes forget that I actually DO have friends out there, so it was nice to have a bunch of them come over and yuck it up for the night :)

As I kick off yet another personal trip around the sun, I'm looking forward to (hopefully) spending more time actually getting into some kind of shape that isn't just round and buoyant so that I'll be around for a few more birthdays.  I've also been reading more (and not just comics) so that's a trend I'd like to see continue.  As much as I like my videogames, I'm finding that it's just as pleasant to spend an afternoon just reading a book in a comfy chair as it is to save the universe on the TV... What's old is new again, I guess.

So thanks everyone for all of the well wishes and feel free to bug me about getting out there and riding my bike or at least walking regularly and maybe not eating quite so much garbage.  I'm not as young as I used to be!

Oh, and if you have a chance and are so inclined, spare a prayer or happy thought for my grandparents.  My grandpa isn't doing too well these days and that's also wearing on my grandma, who can't go to see him as often as she'd like.  They'd really appreciate it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Snicker-snack Goes The Vorpal Laproscope

Well, tomorrow (today?) is the big day.  I'm going in to get my hernia fixed since my previous healing method of 'walk it off and ignore it' didn't seem to do the trick.

It's supposed to be a relatively short surgery (about 1.5 hours) and I'll hopefully be home before dinner.  I probably won't want to eat any dinner for a while after it's all said and done though.

Any and all prayers and happy thoughts would be appreciated!

Of course I'm having the surgery the day before Julie's birthday.  I knew that the one thing she'd want more than anything else in the world is to get to spend more time with me while I complain about how sore I am.  I'm caring like that.

Oh, and in a bout of serendipity, it appears that Mike over at Penny Arcade just had hernia surgery.  I thought that this comic was rather apropos.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Good Riddance 2016

Well, we survived 2016. At least some of us did!

Personally, this wasn't a complete train-wreck of a year but I'm happy it's over. 2017 hasn't had a chance to kick us in the face yet and if nothing else, it's shaping up to be a potentially interesting year.

Next stop: it's our 18th anniversary in a day! Woot!