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Ahhhh

Aside from covering for my boss for 3 days (wipes me out, with this influx of new summer students coming in), my days this past week or so have been really nice.

BEST FRIEND:

Brian visited me at work yesterday, and we had a really nice conversation, and he even laughed and smiled, which is a rare treat these days. And he only mentioned Hitler once (and not as loudly as he usually does)! It was almost like the old days of him being medicated. He also seemed really sad that he couldn't hang out with me because I had to work late, which is new, and kinda nice, as I don't always feel wanted among most of my friends, him especially.

Anyway, dang, he's always at the top of all my entries, isn't he... Everyone says the first year with him is hardest, but I'll get used to it. Every time I think I am used to it, he always surprises me...


READING:

I took a break from making art to read a couple of comic books. I read the first volume of Giant Days, which I originally thought was by Faith Erin Hicks (her art isn't really similar to Lissa Treiman's; I just thought I saw her name on the cover at some point). It's super fun, and I'm ordered the second vol. next week.

I also finally got Mara's final volume of Clues in the mail. Clues is a French comic, and Mara (Margaux Kindhauser) is one of my favourite artists, and Face Friend, and I have translated all of her comics into English, with help from her, for some colloquial bits I couldn't figure out.

I finished Miss Peregrine, and am starting on the second book, Hollow City - I feel as though the upcoming movie will combine the two, but I can't be sure. Either way, the first book was a damn cliffhanger, so I have to read the next.

Ron suggested I read a book called "The Girl With All The Gifts" and sent me a picture of the cover from his phone. It said "M. R. Carey" in the author spot. I didn't put it together until I added the book to my "want to read" on my Goodreads, that this is Mike Freakin' Carey, author of Lucifer and The Unwritten (among other comic books). That bumped the book right up my list!



EXERCISE AND EATING RIGHT:

fuuuuuuuuuuck. Need to Paleo again. Need to NerdFitness again. Got a Fitbit Flex, which helps keep me moving, but counts calories, not carbs.

And now I'm off.

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irispearls
Apr. 28th, 2016 12:45 am (UTC)
Ooooof...I'm on the paleo grind and it's NOT EASY! Cravings are intense. Let me know if you'd like me to share some yummy recipes with you though!
diello
May. 3rd, 2016 03:27 pm (UTC)
I'm always up for new recipes! Going paleo wasn't TOO difficult... at first. Because I was gluten intolerant before I got on some medicine that inadvertently helped combat it, I already had experience cutting out the bread and pasta. And cereal. And pizzaaaaaaa D:
Anyway, yeah, it's the cravings that kill. Especially around that time of the month.
kurikuribebi
Apr. 28th, 2016 10:51 pm (UTC)
What is Nerdfitness?
diello
May. 3rd, 2016 03:23 pm (UTC)
Nerdfitness is this really cool site that explains exercise like a video game or other 'nerdy' reference. It's really great, because there's no fluff, and they don't fill your inbox with a million emails. They focus on weight training and the paleo diet, as well as general lifestyle changes to maximize productivity.

The Nerd Fitness Academy is their virtual gym membership (instead of monthly payments for however long you use it, there's a one-time payment of a hundred bucks, and it's for a lifetime membership). It includes full access to all their workout plans and meal plans (they don't send you food like some diet programs do, they just give you something to work with).

The free site is almost as good, and it's email-subscription based (they blog on occasion, and the blogs from the site go to the email list).
pax_athena
Apr. 29th, 2016 10:10 pm (UTC)
"The Girl With All The Gifts" is REALLY high on my to read list. Not my usual genre, but yeah, Mike CAREY. LUCIFER!!!!!

(I feel like re-reading once again. The next time I am in Germany ...)
diello
May. 3rd, 2016 03:31 pm (UTC)
I need to get back into it - I still have only read the first book so far.
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