Why do I even bother?

Hey, look! I have a blog. One I haven’t used in over 2 years, but one nevertheless.

I normally just tweet stuff since I usually have little enough to say that it fits in a tweet (even an old style 140 character tweet). But tonight, I felt like I had more to say that would fit in a tweet. And I can probably be a lot freer with my ramblings since it is likely not many people will see this…

I tweeted earlier (paraphrasing since I’m too lazy to embed the tweet here) that I didn’t why I bothered logging what I eat in an app since I don’t seem to care at all whether or not I go over the calorie quota I set for myself. Is it just because I like to feel depressed because I cannot stay within that quota, or is it because I just don’t want to break my almost 5-year string of daily logging.

Hard facts: for the first 3 years of logging, I managed to lose 125 pounds (or so), and for the last 2 years, I put 25 of those pounds back on. Not that I really wanted to gain back the weight, but rather I got really tired of depriving myself for the sake of staying within a certain weight range. I know I can eat the stuff I love as long as I portion it so that I can stay within that quota, it’s just what I like to call my lack of “won’t power”: if I love what I’m eating, I will keep eating it regardless of whether or not it takes me over my quota.

I’m sure this could be said much better, but I just felt like putting it down on “paper” so to speak.

Overeat -> gain weight -> get depressed -> Overeat.
Rince and repeat.


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Bethlehemian Rhapsody

I just saw this and just had to share. I’d be willing to bet that most of you could watch the video with the sound off and you could still hear it sung in your head just by reading the lyrics. But do listen to it tho!

A very clever mash up of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and the Nativity Story. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Merry Christmas!

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A hard day’s night

and I’ve been sleeping like a log 🙂


So I sat down in front of the computer after a very filling family dinner where I had a couple of beers. Apparently I needed to take a nap just then. As you can tell, I am a neat freak 😀


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Stargate: The movie

So my wife and I just finished watching Stargate: The Movie once again.

I must confess that all the actors looked wrong, since they were in their roles for the movie only and other actors took over for the TV series based on it, Stargate SG-1. Those are the actors I identify with the roles.

It was fun watching the movie again, and you could see why they created a TV series out of it – a series that we really enjoyed watching as well as the following spin-offs.


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Share Your World 2015 Week #50

I thought I would give a go at this weekly “challenge”, if you want to call it that. Well you can call it Share Your World 🙂

Favorite thing to photograph? Write? Or Cook?

I’ve always been drawn to taking candid pictures of faces. I remember fondly taking photos of my relatives whenever we had family get togethers. Since I used to be really quiet (still am really) it was very easy for me to kind of disappear into the background and take my time framing each photograph. Of course, after taking one I had to wait a while for my relatives to forget what I was doing so I could do it again. I don’t seem to have as much luck doing the samething now. Probably because I’m trying to do it with my cell phone and it takes too long framing the picture and my subjects realize what it is I am doing.

Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing? 

I don’t think there have been many instances where I have gone by a swing without getting on it for a few swings. Trying to get as high as possible was always the most exciting for me.

What has surprised you about blogging?

What I like the most about blogging is how you are invited to share as much of yourself as you are comfortable with, and that you can feel like you know others the more of their entries you read.

List at least five favorite desserts.

Chocolate cake
Chocolate chip cookies
Oatmeal raisin cookies
pretty much any type of cookie actually 🙂

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Well I am on vacation this week and next so that is really what I am grateful about: to have the possibility to take some time away from work to recharge my batteries.


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Star Trek Beyond

And so it begins. The first trailer for the next Star Trek movie has just been released. If you managed to miss it, here it is:

Something to look forward for next summer.


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I should

… play the guitar again
… sing more
… read more
… stop saying “I should…” so much and start doing.

I have been doing a lot of enumerating why I can’t do the things I should be doing instead of finding the way to do them.

I like to sing and accompany myself on the guitar while I do. I haven’t done any of that for quite a while despite the fact that for a long period of time we had a room set aside as a “Music room”. Now that my granddaughter is using that room as her bedroom I am using that as an excuse for not getting back into singing/playing. We have a guest bedroom where I could be doing it, but now I’m going “we have not heated that room for a long time since no one has used it for years and now it’s winter and I don’t want to worry about the heater giving me issues”.

I guess this has come to the fore because I was just sitting in front of the computer thinking that I was bored so I was thinking “What could I be doing?”

Welcome to my brain 🙂

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