Sunday, June 27, 2004

this is an audio post - click to play

Friday, June 25, 2004

What a let-down. I tried and tried to contact audioblog, but they were down for maintenance... and then I did the famous 'put my back out". This time very badly. Couldn't crawl without pain. I cried from the frustration. It made me think of people who face that type of debility every day.

I can't imagine.

I will try to call again...although I started to think, maybe it will cost a fortune in long distance??? Well, I plan to learn the hard way. When I get the bill. heh.

Now I am back on the computer after my brief 'sick leave'. OK, that's it, I don't feel like any depth today. Going to peruse the old blogroll.

Friday, June 18, 2004

I was too distracted and didn't settle down to compose myself for the first audio. Yes, I am like that.

Ever clean a toilet? Think about this nightmare.

I mean who thinks up these things? The new rococo .... good grief.
I am going to tryout the free audioblogger on this page. The idea of making a fool of myself scares me a bit... but I will get over it. Whether with self fulfilled prophecy or with unfounded fears shall be seen. Or heard.

I almost did last night, but two things put me off: I wasn't sure I wanted the sound of the fan in the background, and it was late at night... tempting me to late night confessional. Not good for tentaive posting.

I'd like to do just one or two to hear my own voice. It always sounds different than you think it will. Bon Chance to me. And no, I probably will not show off my horrid French pronunciation.

Also, I'm changing the page a bit. Just tweaks for now.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

I learned a new word today, "colophon". I don't know why, but there are very few new words that I learn anymore. It is not like I know them all... it is more that it is highly unusual for people to use a more imaginative vocabulary.

I'm guilty of late, aussi.

Anyway here is what that word means:

An inscription, monogram, or cipher, containing the place and date of publication, printer's name, etc., formerly placed on the last page of a book.

col·o·phon ( P ) Pronunciation Key (kl-fn, -fn)
An inscription placed usually at the end of a book, giving facts about its publication.
A publisher's emblem or trademark placed

thanks to my online dictionary of choice.

I saw it on someone's label for the usual blogging props.


I have noticed a correlation:

When I am on the computer alot, I snack alot. I don't know why -but it makes me voraciously hungry. And nothing short of a day of swimming and sunning could possibly make me that hungry.

I think this is why I gained weight this past year. Well, and the stress. Can't forget that contribution... but it used to be that I didn't eat when I was stressed......

I think I am more calm now maybe. I don't get that "stomach tied in knots" thingy anymore. I eat and be happy instead. Not good for the cholesterol levels...or anything else really.

I need to find other coping mechanisms. My husband suggests sex. I just laugh him off ;)


Again, I am blogging too much. No reason really, just sort of got in the flow and it swept me away. Maybe I just don't want to get back into my obligatory stuff. That is probably part of it.

Maybe it's the weather. Yes, that's it. I'll blame the weather.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

I am a little put out by the rainyness and otherwise oppressive dampness, but underneath is some of the sun-instilled optimism of my vacation respite. Not quite ready to break out in a rendition of "I feeeeel GOOD!" but still buoyed.

I am more aware of how the little nastiness of life and people's dogged attempts at creating mindless trouble are the sources of lots of general depression. I must learn to dismiss that... and not to indulge in it myself. I think that is the only way to stay afloat in a more positive frame of mind.

This is my post for now... I'll add to it later....maybe. I just have lots I am doing on the computer. Virus-busting for instance.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Hidey-Ho! I am back from vacation. I posted in truegrit ( twice ;)..... and now forgot what I was going say here. Oops.

Um, I think it was about how hot it is here, hot and humid. And about the herbal pro-biotic that my sister recommended. I found it while at a great health food place in South Carolina, Earth Fare. It's called Primal Defense. Hopefully it helps me; even though it was 25% off it costs quite a bit. I'm not even sure what all it is s'posed to do, but she recommended it and I thought I would give it a whirl.

I walked the beach alot, and baked in the sun, although baking is something I don't usually do. I just figured the sunshine and sea air would improve me. It did. I think I needed two more weeks though. South Carolina is a bit hot at this time of year- I prefer Apr-May.

We spent a day at Middleton Gardens, but it was not so much a garden as a historical site. Magnolia Gardens -which we visited last time we were in Charleston was a more satisfactory garden.