• Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
We’re on our way south, Bill and I, on a road trip to the southern US. Today, we crossed three states enroute to our first destination, Memphis, spending the whole day doing nothing but driving and enjoying the sights and sounds of the I-75. And I-65. And I-40.
There’ll be lots to write about once we get off the Interstate but after 1,500 km of driving over the last couple of days, here are five things we’ve learned:
• Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
I’m starting to wonder if I’m becoming high maintenance. Have I gradually turned into a diva over the last number of years without knowing it?
It used to be pretty easy for me to keep on top of myself and my life. But as I was entering appointments into my new online calendar, I noticed there are a whole lot of people I depend upon to keep my life together – people that never used to be on my radar. Just a note here: this does not include friends and family. They help me keep my life on track in many other ways not related to this blog post. more…
• Thursday, September 17th, 2009
I’ve been driving for almost 20 years. Wow, I feel old just writing that, but shockingly, it’s true.
Anyway, when I was growing up, my parents always owned standard transmission vehicles, so when it came time for me to learn how to drive, that’s what I learned on.
At the time, I was pretty annoyed about that, as it was much harder for me learn driving than for any of my friends and their “normal”, automatic-transmission vehicle families. more…
• Saturday, September 12th, 2009
Every time I get onto an airplane, I experience the same sensations.
I feel butterflies in my stomach. My hands get clammy. My face gets red. My heart starts to pound and my pulse starts to race. And it gets progressively worse until the plane is in the air and the captain turns off the fasten seat belt sign.
You see, I have a fear of flying. more…
• Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
To quit or not to quit – that is the question.
Now it may seem like I am talking about smoking or something like that here, but I’m actually not. What my dilemma is really centered around is what to do about my personal training sessions.
• Monday, February 23rd, 2009
As long as I can remember, I’ve gotten stressed in the winter. Could it be the heavier workload, the lack of sunlight or the crappy weather? Likely all of the above!
And when I get winter-stressed, I start my annual quest for the perfect comfort snack that will take the troubles away and make life good again. more…
• Tuesday, January 06th, 2009
I knew it was coming. It happens twice every year – January and September – and yet I still wasn’t totally prepared for the madness that greeted me yesterday.
What I’m talking about is the Happy New Year-induced chaos and craziness at the gym. more…
• Monday, December 29th, 2008
Our whole day got turned upside down yesterday. It eventually righted itself but not until we’d come to a few realizations.
• Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
Last night, while shopping at the Cambridge mall, I heard dogs barking.
At first I thought I was imagining things, but because I had time to kill before my hair appointment, I decided to investigate. As I rounded the corner and came to the “get your picture taken with Santa” booth, I couldn’t believe my eyes. more…