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Hey everyone! I have random questions I'd love to have answered by you...

1) What are you reading? - I just finished Storykiller, by Kelly Thompson, and have finally moved onto a book that keeps getting pushed aside: Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline.

2) What's one thing that surprised you in a good way? - I'd been dieting (eating right/clean, avoiding gluten and most starches) and exercising (a little cardio followed by weight-training) for damn near two months now, with no budging on the scale, and I've finally gotten a routine down, and as of this morning, have lost 6lbs since the beginning of this month!! Either my scale is screwy, or my lifestyle change is FINALLY starting to pay off! don't burst my bubble on the scale bit.

3) What is something you subscribe to that you think others might enjoy? - I got on the email list for "Nerd Fitness" a little over a month ago, and it is AWESOME. No bullshit, really well-written articles/emails, and most importantly, it doesn't flood your inbox like others do. I also just today joined a brand new site called "Creature Effects Forum" which is for practical creature/makeup/prop fx (rather than CGI).

4) How long have you held-it-in because you were busy doing something else and didn't want to break your stride (or hadn't the opportunity)? - I'm going on 2 hours right now (will pee when I hit "post"), but my longest time was about 5 hours (from the first feeling of having to pee), and it ended with a terrifying first UTI on my birthday.

5) What is one thing you dreamed of doing for a long time and finally got to do? - for me, it was meeting Voltaire, and we are now friends. I also dreamed of dating Crispin Glover, have met him 3 times, and actually asked him out on a date twice!


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Jun. 13th, 2014 05:10 pm (UTC)

I might check out that Nerd Fitness thing!
Jun. 17th, 2014 04:41 pm (UTC)
And he giggled at a question I asked and thought it was clever (I asked about a weird little trend in 'What it is...' but I can't remember what it was). I MELTED!!!! Really, I'd be the worst date because if he ever said yes, I'd faint on the spot (and probably soil myself).
Jun. 13th, 2014 06:48 pm (UTC)
I'm going to have to check out Nerd Fitness, it sounds like it's right up my alley.

I'm super jealous that you've met Crispin Glover! He's one of my favorite actors! I'm also in awe about how you've asked him out on a date twice! I wouldn't ever have the ability to do that. I honestly am 99% sure that if I ever meet one of my celebrity favorites I would just freeze up and go stupid for the duration of meeting them, then have everything that I wanted to say or ask rush to me after they left and I'd be left wondering where all of that was when they were available for questions.

01. I'm reading My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can't Ask Martha by Jolie Kerr. It's about cleaning, but it's heavy with humor. I've only just started it, but I really like what I've read so far. It's pretty funny (but I honestly haven't learnt anything that I didn't already know, I am only in the chapter about cleaning a kitchen, though). I just finished the first book of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series and plan to either read the second in the series or read Prozac Nation, it'll depend on what's available through my library's ebook program.

02. I'm surprised that my husband has adjusted to his new job as well as he has. Especially considering he has a really bad case of Fibro and a REALLY, REALLY bad back and sitting around doing a whole lot of nothing but complaining about how much he's hurting for the last (almost) two years, to working a job that has him standing in one spot for the majority of 10 hours on concrete and lifting somewhat heavy shit. I'm also surprised that he likes his job, he was told that it was IT but it's actually factory work (though he does need to be able to differentiate between computer parts and know how to take them apart... sometimes with force). The morning after his first day was pretty rough, but he's adjusted very quickly otherwise. That's not to say that he's not hurting, his knees and his legs hurt quite a bit and he's covered in cuts, but he's doing really well otherwise. I'm so incredibly proud of him for not giving up (not that he would have, he's got a great work ethic, but he gets desperate with his pain sometimes and it clouds his judgement). I think this might actually be our chance to get ahead in life a little. Now if I could just find a job!

03. I don't subscribe to much, I've got a couple of Marfan/Marf related blogs that I follow and then all of my sex toy reviewer/sexual health and positivity blogs that I follow. She's not been writing much this year, but heyepiphora . com (sorry, I don't want to be marked as spam) is a really great sex toy reviewer if you're into that. So is ArchVixen, be warned though, their sites are NSFW.

04. I can't hold it in for very long. I think the longest I've ever gone is like, 4 hours. But usually when I get the feeling it's one of those "OH CRAP. HAVE TO PEE NOW." Of course, I have a tumor in the area that the nerves to my bladder/bowel are at (it has been shunted, so it's not a huge problem) so some days are better than others. However, I have the bladder the size of a pea, so it seike I'm ALWAYS going.

05. I can't think of anything that I've wanted to do for a long time that I've been able to do, BUT I can tell you about some things that I'm working towards!
- knitting or crocheting an adult sized sweater
- be able to walk a 5k
- learn to cook
- get my knitting/crocheting business off the ground.
- ride my bike a WHOLE BUNCH this summer (I have an awesome cruiser, there's no reason I shouldn't be on it at least once a week)
- stick to a workout plan and try to take off some inches 'round the middle.
- eat healthier
- take at least one vacation with Dain for a date weekend to ourselves somewhere away from this godforsaken town.

Jun. 17th, 2014 05:07 pm (UTC)
I'd be a terrible date for Crispin, because if he ever said yes, I'd melt into a puddle of l'amour (and probably pee).

I definitely have to check out My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag! That sounds like fun! Prozac Nation was really good, but so so depressing. I read it when I was 20, going through soma major changes in my life, but it didn't hold the same punch at 30. And the movie was just awful. I mean, it was okay, but Christina Ricci really didn't do justice to Liz. But if you read that first, the next Hitchhikers will cheer you up ;)

I'd love to see your adult-sized sweater! Let me know when you get your business going :)
I also haven't had a chance to ride my bike this summer (I lost the key to the lock on it). But that will soon change!
Planking! And crunches. Those are my go-to core exercises for reducing the waist :)
Jun. 18th, 2014 03:29 am (UTC)
I can definitely relate, I'm pretty sure if I ever saw him or was near him I'd just become a dumbfounded, stuttering mess. That's part of the reason why I'm not all gung-ho about going to conventions or author meet-and-greets because I can't keep my composure around people I really admire/enjoy (this even goes to friends, I'm a social mess).

My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag is great so far! And it's motivating me to clean! It's really weird how it's worked. I've got a supplies list going and I've already started on my bedroom, the kitchen will be started next week and then the bathroom and so on. it's strange how that works. I look forward to reading Prozac Nation, I've heard good things about it. There are a couple of other books along those lines that I found through my library's e-book lending system that seem equally interesting, so we'll see. I like books along those lines, though. So I'm remaining hopeful they'll be good.

I will let you know when I get it going! I've got a few regulars (family members) who keep asking for stuff and paying me for it. It's not terribly lucrative but it's something! Once I have a little more funds and can by yarn that's not just crappy acrylic I should be able to get things going a lot faster and get some sellable products up on Etsy/Facebook (though I do have a facebook page for it already!)

I can't wait to get out on my bike! I hope you can get out on yours, too!

I love planking, and squats. Crunches are hard for me because my thoracic spine is almost completely fused so I can't bend in the location that you need to bend at to do crunches. :( I'm sure I could find a suitable replacement though (standing crunches!)
Jun. 19th, 2014 04:36 pm (UTC)
Yikes! Well, anything that keeps your abs locked is awesome. I've recently up'd the weight on my barbell and now my core is ALWAYS fully engaged. Weird how that works - I never thought lying down would pump up my core ;)
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