LAZY, HAZY, CRAZY
DAYS OF PRE-SUMMER
7 June 2002
First things first. I've started a recipe
journal on Diaryland. I decided I wanted a good place to keep track of the recipes
that I have tried and liked, with WeightWatchers points indicated, where possible, and
thought I might as well put them on line for anybody else who wants. I don't know how
often I'll update it, but there are 4 of recipes there for starters.
It's a lazy day today. The kind of day when the air saps your energy and you can't
really think of anything to write about. (Obviously this bothers me a lot, since I just
woke up from a nap during which I dreamed that I had nothing to write for a journal
We got into triple digits yesterday (104°). Today is a little cooler, but not much.
The air conditioner doesn't seem to be working properly, so I haven't moved much from the
fan sitting here on my desk, except for the nap. I did go into the office for a bit, but
not for long. No patients today, so I can spend the day trying to get caught up on the
The weather persons say that the temps will start to drop tomorrow and we might even
have breezes by Saturday. Just in time for our Ride for Hunger Saturday morning. Olivia
and Haggie are both going to join me and I'm very much looking forward to the first Boob
event. Jealous of the snazzy new duds that Haggie
and Olivia have both purchased (Olivia has out-spent both of us, however), I got some
biking sox for myself. Unfortunately, I've realized that these fat legs are not built for
elastic-enhanced, ankle-hugging footwear as they begin to cut off the circulation. Owell--it will save me money!
Yesterday, I was on a deadline with a tape I hadn't finished transcribing because I
fell asleep the night before, so I didn't make it up to the club in the morning. But I was
back "in the saddle" (literally!) this morning. The weather was pleasant enough
that I was able to bike up the 0.63 mile in shorts. It will be a long time before I need
my jacket again. By the time I left the club at 7 a.m., it was already starting to feel
warm. I took the usual ~5 mile ride home and the breeze made by pedaling into the air felt
At the club, I was talking with a woman who was mentioning how much she hated The
Dreaded Overpass when she goes biking on the greenbelt. So it's not only me. This gal is
pretty physically fit, and it made me feel good to hear she huffs and puffs over the
overpass as well. Just to underscore that, I managed to take the overpass in 5th gear this
morning, and was going 7 miles per hour when I hit the top. That felt good.
The journal world has seen the start of a few new burbs lately, three of which I've
joined. First was John's Fellow
Traveler's Burb, whose philosophy is that "life is a journey toward an
ideal," and the members of the burb are those whose journals reflect their journey
through life. Well, I think this one qualifies, so I've added his link to my front page.
Now that I have recipes to share, I also joined Home on the Range, a collection of people who
have journals which include links to recipes.
Third is "A word to
the wise," which is kind of fun. People who join this burb are asked to find one
key word to describe their journals. An interesting study, coming up with one word to
describe this journal. "Funny" doesn't quite do it, despite the title. I suspect
this is only funny occasionally. I liked Quixotic, but Elle of "The Windmills are Winning"
already chose that. Stephanie of Yer Blues has
a great word: "Whangdepootenawah." I thought she'd made it up herself until I
checked the Internet and discovered it's an Ojibwa word which means "disaster; an
unexpected affliction that strikes hard." (See the kinds of things you can learn
here?"). Doug of Nilknarf News chose
"Eclectic," which certainly describes this journal. I also liked Charlene (from
"Are We There Yet?"), who used
one of my favorite words: serendipity.
I finally came up with a great word for this journal. People keep telling me I never
stay home. It's bike rides. It's following Steve around
the world. It's trips to England or wherever. The "Word to the Wise" site also
will either provide a generic graphic for you, or you can make one yourself. I borrowed
part of a picture that Secra created
for us Boobs, futzed with it for a bit and came up with this graphic to describe my
My brain still feels like silly putty and I think I'm going to take another nap.