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So much so I just can't believe it

With the dark of the year passing and the holidays over, I stepped on the scale for the first time since October; I have, as I expected, gained back a few pounds (more than a few, alas). I haven’t been paying any attention to what I’ve been eating, and I haven’t been able to get to the gym at all – and in keeping with that, my laziness kicked into high gear and I haven't even so much as been doing a few calisthenics or any yoga at home, either.

Not sure if that makes me “bad” or just relaxed. I think I’d gotten so stressed over “I must lose that last bit of weight” that it was really overwhelming me. Now if I lose some weight and get back on a nice exercise regime, that will be nice. Yeah, nice.

Work isn’t exactly stressful, but it’s not been what I used to enjoy about it.

I am dickering with getting rid of cable for Direct TV after all – it would mean a change in email address but GOD, our cable/internet package has gotten expensive, and at least for the first year the Qwest/Direct TV package deal would save me over $100 a month. I’m just not sure about the whole satellite thing, and =changing our email address=. Such a royal pain. I’d have to remember all of who has it (but then, reduction in spam, at least for a while…) and who NEEDS it…

I can’t STAND it when soundtrack recordings of musical movies don’t put the songs in the same order as they were in the movie! The songs tell the story, for the love of mud! I had to reorganize “Oliver!” in iTunes, and “Victor/Victoria,” and it looks like I have to do the same with “Paint Your Wagon.” Elizabeth does NOT sing about her cabin BEFORE she and Ben are married, and the Coach does not come in before both of those. Dang it.

Geekery. 100 Greatest Moments in Time Travel. Not sure if I agree with all of it -- after all, nearly every single instance of Star Trek time travel is listed (except one of the best DS9 epis, and I'm not talking about Tribbleations), but only TWO Doctor Who, and BOTH were Doctor Ten. Excuse me? The Time Lord, in all his incarnations, only manages TWO mentions? Feh.

Sunday was Day 123, so let's see what photos I have...


Barb's collection:




Which made Monday Day 124.


They're not allowed outside, but occasionally they GET outside...




And today would be Day 125.


Or waiting for Barb, his favorite person. Bo jumps on the sofa and looks out the window whenever Barb goes outside, so he can watch for her return... (Silhouette doesn't really care.)




I have actually done a little tiny bit of writing, the first since I simply STOPPED the Nano. Man, this has been a disturbingly unproductive holiday season...

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evil_little_dog
Jan. 5th, 2011 04:03 am (UTC)
YAY SHELF OF HORSES.
wildrider
Jan. 6th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
I think I like 'em as much as she does. :-)
evil_little_dog
Jan. 6th, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
silvrethorn is suggesting next time I make it to FL to see her, we go and drool at the Vanner horses in Ocala.
cornerofmadness
Jan. 5th, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
i can tell you satellite internet sucks and my satellite tv goes out when a) it snows b) it rains c) the wind blows on it d) whenever the hell it wants. I loathe it.

wasn't sure if you were going to bundle your internet with the tv but there are also limits to how many users a satellite can handle and they will down regulate your speed if there are too many on or if you've used up too much gig (I've been looking into this a lot since well they HAVE to be better than verizon broad band) I've played with coworkers satellilte internet and none of them are happy with it.
wildrider
Jan. 6th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
These are good things to know. I'll look around and see if there's any local reviews on it, too. I THINK Qwest (our local carrier) is actually DSL Internet and Satellite television, but I'm not positive. In any case, it's good to know. (But seriously, last month our Cox bill topped 155 bucks. SERIOUSLY.)
cornerofmadness
Jan. 6th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
yeah you'll still be damn close to that with Direct + internet.

Dish and Hughesnet were going to cost me 140 so... (and that's not with any phone service bundled in)

ETA: It would be cheaper though for the first year when they give you the sucker rate then it'll shoot up to 60$ a month for their cheapest package which is what i have

Edited at 2011-01-06 02:10 am (UTC)
wildrider
Jan. 6th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
Blah. Well, phooey.

Damned monopolies.

I went over and over the bill to see what I could shave off, but really, the few extra channels I have are pretty negligible. The real cost is the freakin' internet.

And we CAN'T do without THAT!
cornerofmadness
Jan. 6th, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
yep in fact i would have been at nearly 200 with satellite tv and internet and phone. gah.

and i'm seriously not happy with dish (and my parents have direct but that's even more expensive)
ljs
Jan. 5th, 2011 12:00 pm (UTC)
Aw, animals! :-)

Hugs for you and your holiday.
wildrider
Jan. 6th, 2011 12:14 am (UTC)
Hugs!
emerybored
Jan. 5th, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
Cute animals as always. Those ponies are AWESOME. I have AT&T UVerse. It's all run on high-speed DSL. It's significantly cheaper than Comcast/TimeWarner/etc. We have a DVR with 120 hrs of recordable time , 3 other boxes, automatic wi-fi, a HELL of a lot of channels, and the ability to set recordings and watch others from any box in the house, all for about $120. It's AWESOME.
wildrider
Jan. 6th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
Cox charges us $155 a month for the two internet accounts, ordinary land-line, and "expanded basic," which means I get several "tiers" of channels (I had to add a whole tier of things I don't watch to get BBCA) in the "over 100" channels and all the music channels. I have Tivo separately with the 120 hrs of recordable time, and that's only $13 a month. So your package would save me at least $50 a month. I'm not sure what all I'd get moving to Qwest...

And I only have one TV. My wife won't let me get one in the bedroomm. :/
sillymagpie
Jan. 5th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
Love the coyote icon.
wildrider
Jan. 6th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
I made two!
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