Today I did two important things


Issues, Personal

1) I signed up for a gym membership and 12 sessions with a personal trainer who will both kick my butt and teach me the best way to exercise so that I can drop the weight that I want off my body. I am hoping that paying for the membership and the training, having the […]

January 18, 2009

If I knew then what I know now…


Personal

When I entered my first year of journalism at Loyalist College they took us on a day long session at a local park. During that session each of the first years had to state where they wanted to be after they graduated from the program. When my turn came I declared that I wanted to […]

January 17, 2009

I need to cut the shit


Personal

If you’ll excuse my language. I was just reading through an article about reasons to slim down and change eating habits and I realized just how much it needs to register with me. I need to get past the facts that I am unhealthy, I am diseased and my body it working against me. I […]

January 16, 2009

My name is not Joe…


Canadiana

But I am Canadian. On days as cold as today I remember my Canadianess and take pride in the lessons the chill teaches me: I know that mittens are better than gloves and I wear them, even though I’m a grown up. I know that when the temperature drops like this I need to take […]

January 14, 2009

Revisiting: Working Vacation


Personal

These are the things I told myself I would do when I went on vacation two and a half weeks ago: 1) I will finish my scarf and at least one of socks I’ve got on my needles – Done – and I finished a lot more of the second sock that I thought I […]

January 6, 2009

What is at risk


Personal

I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which means several things to me, but two things are most important: 1) I have to lose at least 15 lbs as soon as possible, more is better, and keep it off to be healthy and avoid infertility and several types of cancer 2) This disease plays havoc with my hormones and […]

January 6, 2009

Prompted by a slow work day…


Personal

And the strange decision to use Space Oddity in an ad for the Lincoln Navigator, I present my list of songs that never fail to make me cry: 1) Space Oddity – David Bowie I think it’s the “And there’s nothing I can do” line that brings the tears every time. 2) In the Ghetto […]

January 5, 2009

On Monday


Canadiana

On Monday I have to go back to work after 2 and a half weeks on holidays. On Monday, though I may be sitting in my office, I will not be thinking about work. Because on Monday Canada will be playing Sweden for World Junior Hockey gold and I have tickets to that game. And […]

January 4, 2009

My life list


Personal

I have a list of 100 things that I want to do in my life (well, almost 100, there are a few spaces that aren’t filled yet) and I managed to cross off a few this year, including one very special one tonight. We just got back from the World Junior Hockey Championship game between […]

January 1, 2009