whiski_sour: (self portrait)
I'm going to be getting rid of my paid LJ account. I can't justify spending money on something I don't use as much as I once did.

Does anyone still hanging around use the plus account? What's it like? Are the ads that bothersome?
whiski_sour: (gibbs smile)
I think it's very appropriate that my first post of a new month pertains to something historic.

Osama bin Laden is dead.

There are a lot implications that go along with that, including retaliation and whatnot, but for the moment, I'm just enjoying the success of something hard fought and I'm going to enjoy the (I'm sure too brief) moment of my country being brought together by a victory.

It feels kind of weird to be celebrating someone's death, but I can't deny the certain sense of relief that I feel.

Remembering those who died on 9/11 and thanking those who serve their country.

Goodnight.
whiski_sour: (Better with Teddy)
The Super Bowl is over.

Tomorrow baseball season begins.

Pitchers and catchers report next week.

Do you feel that, my fellow baseball fans?

It's spring!
whiski_sour: (not bad)
So I've decided to approach life differently and start thinking positively for a change. Instead of qualifying every good thought with a "but" of some kind, I'm denying doubt and going for broke on the positive. This doesn't mean I'm not being realistic; it just means that I'm looking on the bright side of reality instead of the pessimistic side.

I haven't been doing it that long so I don't know if it's working in terms of a tangible reward, but I do feel a little better. A little less stressed and a little more hopeful.

At least positive thinking works to an extent.
whiski_sour: (goddess)
So the inhabitants of the house have been talking about eating better for...I don't know...a long time.

The past month or so, we've started making little changes. First getting better lunch options than Hot Pockets. Then getting healthier snacks. Then finding ways to add more fruits and vegetables into our diet, looking for new recipes, that sort of thing.

Today I realized two things:

1. All but one of the recipes I'm making for my Spring/Summer menu features vegetables.
2. I will eat a salad if there's meat in it.

I'm a dedicated omnivore. What can I say?

Anyway, I think these changes are going to work out for us. At the very least, we'll be able to stick to them (dinner, definitely, since I'm the main cook). I mean, we're not looking to become health nuts or anything. We're just looking to do better than we have been.

Food should never be a complicated thing. It shouldn't be math. It shouldn't be racked with guilt. It should just taste good and fuel the body. Simple as that.

I happen to have a very healthy relationship with food. I'm just looking to improve the quality of that relationship, that's all.

And if that means putting chicken in salad and fruit on ice cream, then by laws, I'll do it.
whiski_sour: (orly?)
Dad's on vacation. I can definitely expect him to be underfoot for the next five weeks.

He's also put in for retirement. He'll be done working in March. Then he'll be underfoot until I move out.

I can't help but think this might be a sneaky way of getting me to move out of the house.

Sure he says that it's because after 25 years he's tired and ready to relax. But I wouldn't put it past him.

I'm just saying.
whiski_sour: (Fiona TCB)
I'm resetting my sleep schedule. I'd like to be able to get up a little earlier and achieve coherency a little quicker upon obtaining consciousness. I'm hoping I can retrain myself to do that this week.

So far it's gone okay, but I'm not ruling out the possibility of any crankiness. At the very least I expect my charm to lose a little of its luster. But that should only be temporary.

I'm hoping this adjustment will help with the tiredness and concentration problems I've been having lately.

If not, I'll just send my brain into the shop.

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