Monday, November 29, 2010

from the chapter on Tropes

"Try, for instance, to imagine time not as money but as a plant (or organism). It may seem difficult and even counterintuitive, but it's not impossible:

'The day blossoms'

'The past is our roots, the future our branches'

'Human history sometimes bears strange fruit'"

Saturday, November 6, 2010

an update

Last week was weird.

I exercised for 4.5 hours. I ate the same way I've been eating since September. I ran for 0.75 km straight (not a long distance, but almost four times as far as I could run a year ago). I assessed my jump rope skills (I can do 60 jumps in a row). My weight stayed at 154 pounds.

But nothing I did (save one 2 km run) really felt like a workout. I felt full and heavy all the time. I felt ugly.

Clearly, I am getting used to a lighter and fitter body. I need slightly less food, and slightly more intensive exercise. I need to remember that I am in this to feel better, and if my body isn't happy, I need to do something about it.

This is what I want to do:

- 15 push-ups in a row
- 100 jumps in a row
- 5 runs

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Tuesday afternoon was a horrible afternoon. On Tuesday morning, however, I decided to prune our pepper plant.

After I had groomed it, and was about to scoot it away to its doubtful winter dormancy in our front closet, I noticed.

This year, apparently, things are not allowed to die out.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010