Today’s weight: 139.8, down 0.4 pounds. Yay for Primal Blueprint, the magic scale fixer! Today we’re supposed to keep track of carbs, protein, etc. and take in news in only 10-minute increments. I assume Jezebel.com doesn’t count.
Today I am grateful for: 1) A new author sending me $20–inside joke–to see The Avengers. 2) Watching The Avengers in 3D–big, loud, goofy fun. 3) Discovering that I am not, in fact, immune to the pleasures of beefcake. Chris Evans, I’m talking ’bout YOU.
Today’s gym monitor gleanings:
* Diet underminers: How to stop your loved ones from derailing you.
* Does sugar make you stupid?: Signs–and the existence of Gummi Worms and Chocolate Chip Cookie cereal–point to yes.
* Go, Nashville!: America’s fourth fattest city is on the move. LOVE Mayor Karl Dean’s declaration of a city-wide “Play Day.”
* Walk farther, live longer: Exercise may keep cancer on the run for survivors.
* Good sleep or good sex?: Some folks say memory foam mattresses make knockin’ boots less bootylicious. As a loyal Tempurpedic owner, I disagree! Obviously, the smart move is to get it on in the showroom and find out for yourself.
* “Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table”: Inspiring graduation speeches.
* Aw of the day: One of these things is not like the other!
Loki is more my type
You may have Mr. Evans, Betsy. I’ll take Tom Hiddleston. Loved him in Thor, continued to grow my adoration in The Avengers. I think he may be number 1 on my Marital Exemption List. (Jeter lost the spot last year when I heard about the goodie bag he puts in the cab he arranges for to take his hook ups home in the morning. Ira Glass took his spot, but now I’m throwing over Ira for Tom.)
I did not weigh today–waiting for the bloatiness to pass. Perhaps I should do colonoscopy prep. (Joke. Bad Joke. Bulemic practices eschewed here.) Anyhow, I’m feeling quite clever because I figured out a way to move more today. Every time I hit the rest room, I’m returning to my desk by walking down to the 7th floor, then back up to the 8th. It’s not a lot, but it’s something, and I’m a huge believer in something being better than nothing.
Gratitudes: 1) Working with colleagues who obsess about open versus closed pilcrows as much as I do; 2) The internets give me lots of pictures of Tom Hiddleston. Thanks, Internets! 3) My freelance client likes my work. In a workplace where I’ve been pulled far, far away from my original career intentions, I love being able to still do good design work.