Monday, August 08, 2005

What's With Me?

Scott called today and said I hadn't been posting regularly, so I figured I ought to say something. It was great talking to him today. We chatted about the possibility of him coming out for a visit sometime soon. I'd really like that -- and I think he'd have a great time out here. Hopefully we can hook up when I'm back in Wisconsin. I miss Scotty, and I'm sure all of you who know him feel the same way.

Oh, Saturday I kept my appointment to get a new car stereo installed. It was relatively inexpensive (well, the new system cost as much as getting the old factory-installed one fixed, so there you go) and it's super schmancy with a detachable faceplate and it plays CDs, MP3s, and I paid $10 to have a hookup installed so it can play music off my iPod. Pretty dang cool.

I had the work done in Issaquah (it was recommended by the dealership the car came from) and while they were working on the car I sat on the curb by the nearby gas station and read comics. Even at the time I thought that was pretty funny; a grown man reading comics behind a gas station.

Speaking of which, I've been catching up on my comics and in the past couple of weeks I think I've read about 200 comics. In some cases I'm catching up on a year's worth of a single title's books. What?! I was busy... with City of Heroes.

I had my thyroid checked this week. It's normal. I had my resting metabolic rate tested. I burn 2300 calories a day, just sitting there. So, what that tells me is this -- my weight is my fault. apparently I eat and live unhealthily. So, tomorrow it changes. I did this 5 years ago and it made a big difference in my life and tomorrow (today as you read this, probably) I start again. Not a diet, but a lifestyle change. That's a better way for me to think about it. Diets are lame and restrictive, this is more about shifting they way I think about things. Eat less, eat more healthy food, cut out empty calories (chocolate, soda, etc.), get more exercise, that sort of thing.

Hopefully it goes as well this time as it did last time.

Okay, time for bed. I'm sleepy and I have to figure out what I'm doing tomorrow for food and exercise.


At August 08, 2005 6:16 AM, Anonymous Dr John K said...

As I also need to take my lifestyle in hand and optimize it for better health, I wish you the best of luck, Jon.

At August 08, 2005 9:25 AM, Blogger Matt Wilson said...

Dude, I know - or used to know - a guy who does stereo installation in Issaquah. I wonder if that's the place you went.

Healthy Lifestyle = cool.

You gonna be at GenCon?

At August 08, 2005 9:42 AM, Blogger Seth said...

"a grown man reading comics behind a gas station."

Choice, man. Choice.

At August 08, 2005 2:00 PM, Blogger Jon said...


The fella who installed my stereo was named Karl Heussey (I think. We got into a conversation about how similar our names were). Nice guy.

I'll be at GenCon from sometime Wednesday until whenever I leave Sunday with the guy I'm bumming a ride off. See you there?

At August 09, 2005 10:01 PM, Anonymous Becca said...

Choice man. Choice.


At August 09, 2005 10:15 PM, Anonymous Becca said...

Jon, I'm glad you had your thyroid tested, and I'm glad it's all normal. I've known you for a long time and I've never said so, but since you brought it up, I think you should also have the doctor (or appropriate specialist) check your Helengurlybrown for unusual growths and get a reading of your Dalechilulhly. Those suckers can really get out of whack. I've also been reading about men who have too many flavins and stupendirific cartogenoids, but I think you have to go to the Al Sharpton Globonormous Clinicospital to get that checked out.

At August 10, 2005 5:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I think you should hire Becca to sue the States of Wisconsin and Washington, who have apparently entered into a collusive arrangement whereby your Dalechilulhly is enlarged at the expense of your Helengurlybrown. Those bastards.


PS Becca: how's law school?

At August 14, 2005 7:06 PM, Anonymous Becca said...

Jon, I apologize for using your blog to answer Rob, but that's what the internets are all about, I guess. Strategery.

Rob, law school is ... well, exactly as you described it - that is, it sucks. It's not hard, intellectually, but it's time consuming. Like an annoying and very needy co-worker or maybe an elderly pet. I had an awesome summer clerkship at a new not-for-profit public interest firm, and I got to do a lot of fun stuff. This, of course, makes third year seem even more useless than before. Who really needs to take "professional responsibilities" anyway? I just want to be done. Being a mom is much more fun.

Where are you going to learn to be a doctor?


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