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nanowrimo 2010


Diary of a Blind Madman

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nanowrimo 2010
Today's Movie Quote: "My God. I haven't been fucked like that since grade school."

         Day one is uneventful personally. My sis begins a new job at a local Bee Line Snack Shop. I gather this is basically a 7-Eleven type place.

         I plan to keep no resolutions this year. Lacking any pressure to perform, why not make some? More in the form of some plans than any high-aiming goals —

         Creativity: I've long intended to put aside some space in the house for creative endeavors. I think I'll take over my basement for the purpose. I'm not precisely sure that that will entail as the things I know how to do, painting and sketching, are pretty much out due to my vision. Perhaps I'll set up a table for some sculpting or modeling of some sort. I will try to get out my Dad's leather working tools and use them but have little hope of success, just not my medium.

         Health: I've been losing weight. I've no specific goal other than to continue and to generally be in better control of my diabetes. This means eating better, taking my medicine more religiously, exercising more routinely.

         Intellect: I've become a dullard by my own standards. I read little. I learn nothing. I converse with virtually nobody and when I do so, on topics of no value. My vocabulary has deteriorated and my accent sounds as though I belong in Missouri. I want to fix all of that.

         Energy: I lack it. There must be a way to improve the situation.

         Vocation: I've long sought that thing which I can make for which people will give me money. I intend to seek it a little more assiduously.

         Friends & family: I have neglected all my friends. I can't seem to bring myself to regret it terribly. I think I'll continue the process. That sounds hostile, but it is not. There are many people out there that I love but at the moment there is no room for me to do so.

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I've had problems with energy levels, due to my heart condition and obesity. I actually found that increasing my exercise levels gave me more energy! Sounds a contradiction I know, but the exercise releases serotonin in the brain and makes you feel better.
I took part in a 12 week gym course at the local heart support centre. It was supervised by cardiac nurses and over the 12 weeks I managed to increase my exericse levels and confidence levels. So, if you can get a doctor to give you the go ahead to start a gentle exercise regime, you might find it gives you a big boost. I had to have an exercise tolerance test on a treadmill before I started.

Re: health and energy

good advice, thank you. I *do* exercise somewhat, doing 20-30 minutes on my recumbent exercise bike at least twice a week. I hope to begin some walking of my dog Jirel soon (when weather permits). A more organized program might well serve me better but I am reluctant to go the gym route again. I have had little luck with such for more than 25 years. *sigh*

Re: health and energy

That's a really good start using your exercise bike, least you already do some exercise. I enjoy swimming too, the water takes the strain off my obesity. I've managed to get over the fact that I have scars from heart surgery and look like a beached whale when I get in and out of the pool. I tend to think that everyone has the right to use the pool no matter what they look like. Besides, if most people knew what I've been through over the years with heart surgery etc. they would be supportive.

Re: health and energy

I've never enjoyed swimming (I get swimmer's ear drinking when entering a humid bathroom) but know many people for whom it is a wonderful solution to exercise.

I think you are right on the subject of people being supportive. "To know all is to forgive all" turns out to be untrue all too often, but most people tend to be more understanding when they gain more direct knowledge of one's situation.

Fight Club is as close to an anarchist manifesto as I've encountered in film. That would be enough for me to like it without its other merits.

I've been a fan of Edward Norton since I first noticedhim all the way back in Primal Fear. By the time he did American History X I was convinced he would be a *great* actor. I believe he will be recognized as such in time.

I will also watch any movie whatsoever with Meat Loaf in it. Call it a quirk.

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