What better time to update my blog than the last day of the year? Allow me to reflect on the last 12 months to see if I accomplished anything of worth.
It might surprise you that I didn’t write my previous blog post myself. Instead, I thought it would be interesting to get ChatGPT to write it for me. I thought one of my three readers would catch on and call me out on it, but instead, my “net buddy” Mike responded to my post about cholesterol with, “Yeah, I know exactly where you’re coming from.” Or something along those lines. […]
So, I had my annual health checkup the other day, and the doctor told me something that I wasn’t expecting. Apparently, my cholesterol levels are higher than they should be. Now, I’m no health nut, but I wasn’t exactly expecting this news. I mean, I eat cheese on toast every day for breakfast and I snack on chocolates between my English classes. But I guess those little indulgences have caught […]
I’ve been doing yoga on and off for five years or so. It’s my go-to remedy for the chronic back pain I suffer through, and I really enjoy doing it. That said, I don’t really follow any plans or have any goals, and feel that the lack of structure is what keeps me from making it a habit. That picture of me is after a serious effort at getting flexible, […]
I started making a list of things I’d like to try that are out of my comfort zone. First I wrote down, “use a soldering iron”, followed by “strip wallpaper and paint wall”, then, “learn how to cut, sand and stain wood”. And then I remembered the sink we have upstairs that has a ring of dirt around the plughole, and so I added “clean sink like a pro” to […]
It feels a bit arrogant to call my computer a “gaming PC”. I mean, it’s just a PC with a graphics card in it, but I do use it for playing games – I have over 600 of them, lol. My brother, who turns 50 next year (crazy!) has recently gotten his first “gaming PC” and already regrets getting such a low-spec model, even though it’s on par with a […]
I’ve hurt my back many times, but this one was medal-worthy. Note: This is a story from Oct 22, 2020, which I posted on Medium instead of here. I’m correcting that mistake now. Have you ever completely forgotten your own limitations? Maybe you’ve drunk far more alcohol than your body can handle, or even jumped in a pool when you can’t swim. Due to overzealous weightlifting and long-distance running, my […]
I’ve been watching a lot of Andrew Kirby recently. This kid is less than half my age, but has twice the wisdom! Recently, he talked about how you can look at your past behavior to plan a strategy for the future, and included a quote about a boat needing to know which port it’s heading to, or it’ll get lost. I’m in my late-forties, which seems like a good time […]