jennythereader: (White Owl 1)
I really don't like what pain does to my perception of the world around me.

It's not exactly visual (or any other sense), which makes it hard to describe, but I'll do my best.

In some ways it's a little bit like looking through a polorized lens. Some colors seem brighter, and some seem duller. Everything seems a little sharper around the edges without actually being any clearer.

There's something that's kind of like nausea, and a not-quite headache. My mind doesn't work as clearly as normal, and I have a hard time thinking.

Everything feels at a tiny remove, like I'm moving through life wearing thick gloves. I get clumsier than normal.
jennythereader: (White Owl 1)
I really don't like what pain does to my perception of the world around me.

It's not exactly visual (or any other sense), which makes it hard to describe, but I'll do my best.

In some ways it's a little bit like looking through a polorized lens. Some colors seem brighter, and some seem duller. Everything seems a little sharper around the edges without actually being any clearer.

There's something that's kind of like nausea, and a not-quite headache. My mind doesn't work as clearly as normal, and I have a hard time thinking.

Everything feels at a tiny remove, like I'm moving through life wearing thick gloves. I get clumsier than normal.
jennythereader: (Default)
On the plus side, I don't feel like I'm getting sick any more.

On the minus side, my knees are screaming bloody murder at me every time I move.
jennythereader: (Default)
On the plus side, I don't feel like I'm getting sick any more.

On the minus side, my knees are screaming bloody murder at me every time I move.
jennythereader: (Default)
Body: My right hip and knee keep feeling like they're about to fail, but nothing actually hurts. I can live with that as long as I don't have to do too much walking.

Stress Level: 1

Book Review: Everyday Foods in War Time by Mary Swartz Rose. An interesting look at what sort of nutrition advice the experts were giving homemakers during WWI. The government was asking people to reduce their intake of meat, wheat, sugar, and fat; and this book was written to help women figure out how to make healthy and satisfying meals while still keeping those ingredients to a minimum. It's clearly written and most of the broad advice about how to eat a balanced diet is still useful, but it's incomplete by today's standards. I hadn't realized that they still only knew about a couple of the vitamins that late. The recipes at the back look interesting, and I may actually try a couple of them. Rating: 6 out of 10. If you ignore the detailed advice and just look at the recipes and big picture suggestions it might go as high as 7 out of 10. Not loanable through the Kindle, but since it's a freebie that doesn't really matter.

Reading: I started Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain. I didn't get very far in, but so far it's pretty good.

Hearing: Musical pinball. My iPod is going from Glam Rock to Frank Sinatra to Doo-wop to Folk to The Grateful Dead to Santana to CPR to Arlo Guthrie to Broadway.

Etsy Find: 6 "_____ More" buttons

Project Follow-up: We tried someplace new for dinner last night. Mr. Aisan has wonderful sushi and very good tempura. The stuff Jaime and Jenn ordered looked good too.

Tonight's Project: I'm getting out of work at 3:30 and hitting the road for a weekend downstate with friends.

Randomness: Look at the above sentence and see if you can figure out which word in it makes me think I've been living in New York for too long.

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jennythereader: (Default)
Body: My right hip and knee keep feeling like they're about to fail, but nothing actually hurts. I can live with that as long as I don't have to do too much walking.

Stress Level: 1

Book Review: Everyday Foods in War Time by Mary Swartz Rose. An interesting look at what sort of nutrition advice the experts were giving homemakers during WWI. The government was asking people to reduce their intake of meat, wheat, sugar, and fat; and this book was written to help women figure out how to make healthy and satisfying meals while still keeping those ingredients to a minimum. It's clearly written and most of the broad advice about how to eat a balanced diet is still useful, but it's incomplete by today's standards. I hadn't realized that they still only knew about a couple of the vitamins that late. The recipes at the back look interesting, and I may actually try a couple of them. Rating: 6 out of 10. If you ignore the detailed advice and just look at the recipes and big picture suggestions it might go as high as 7 out of 10. Not loanable through the Kindle, but since it's a freebie that doesn't really matter.

Reading: I started Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain. I didn't get very far in, but so far it's pretty good.

Hearing: Musical pinball. My iPod is going from Glam Rock to Frank Sinatra to Doo-wop to Folk to The Grateful Dead to Santana to CPR to Arlo Guthrie to Broadway.

Etsy Find: 6 "_____ More" buttons

Project Follow-up: We tried someplace new for dinner last night. Mr. Aisan has wonderful sushi and very good tempura. The stuff Jaime and Jenn ordered looked good too.

Tonight's Project: I'm getting out of work at 3:30 and hitting the road for a weekend downstate with friends.

Randomness: Look at the above sentence and see if you can figure out which word in it makes me think I've been living in New York for too long.

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jennythereader: (Flying Owl w/Full Moon)
- I overslept by a tiny bit. Not enough that I was late, but enough that I had to rush.
- My right knee screamed at me when I went down the stairs from the apartment.
- The idiot quotient on the road seemed much higher than usual.
- The parking lot of the gas station was full of crazily parked delivery trucks, making getting in and out... interesting.
- An icepick headache hit just as I pulled into the office's parking lot.
- When I went to turn off the ringer on my cell phone for the day I discovered that I left it at home.

I have a feeling it's going to be a long day.
jennythereader: (Flying Owl w/Full Moon)
- I overslept by a tiny bit. Not enough that I was late, but enough that I had to rush.
- My right knee screamed at me when I went down the stairs from the apartment.
- The idiot quotient on the road seemed much higher than usual.
- The parking lot of the gas station was full of crazily parked delivery trucks, making getting in and out... interesting.
- An icepick headache hit just as I pulled into the office's parking lot.
- When I went to turn off the ringer on my cell phone for the day I discovered that I left it at home.

I have a feeling it's going to be a long day.
jennythereader: (Default)
Body: I was on my feet a lot over the weekend, and they still hurt a little, but the new insoles seem to have kept the pain from creeping up past my ankles. My right knee hurts... about as much as usual. Also my right shoulder hurts enough that it's making me a little nauseous.

Stress Level: 1

Book Review: The Fox (Inda, Book 2) 7 out of 10. Just like the first book, it was good but not perfect. In my opinion, the biggest weakness to this book is that the back-story doesn't come out smoothly. I had the same problem with the first one.

Reading: I didn't start a new book after finishing The Fox. It was late, and I was tired.

Hearing: the BBC's World Book Club, Celtic Roots Radio

Project Follow-up: The errands got done on Saturday, and I made it to the Sheep & Wool festival on Sunday. I was mostly good, but there were a lot of pretty yarns that were hard to resist.

Tonight's Project: Picking up some bits and pieces for a Halloween costume, dishes, maybe some knitting.

Randomness: My newest accomplishment is a grasp on the very basics of makeup. I'm not good yet, but practice will make perfect. Unfortunately, it still takes me about a half an hour to put everything on. I don't have 30 minutes to spare in the mornings, so wearing makeup to work is going to have to wait until I get good enough that it takes less time. What's a new skill you've learned recently?
jennythereader: (Default)
Body: I was on my feet a lot over the weekend, and they still hurt a little, but the new insoles seem to have kept the pain from creeping up past my ankles. My right knee hurts... about as much as usual. Also my right shoulder hurts enough that it's making me a little nauseous.

Stress Level: 1

Book Review: The Fox (Inda, Book 2) 7 out of 10. Just like the first book, it was good but not perfect. In my opinion, the biggest weakness to this book is that the back-story doesn't come out smoothly. I had the same problem with the first one.

Reading: I didn't start a new book after finishing The Fox. It was late, and I was tired.

Hearing: the BBC's World Book Club, Celtic Roots Radio

Project Follow-up: The errands got done on Saturday, and I made it to the Sheep & Wool festival on Sunday. I was mostly good, but there were a lot of pretty yarns that were hard to resist.

Tonight's Project: Picking up some bits and pieces for a Halloween costume, dishes, maybe some knitting.

Randomness: My newest accomplishment is a grasp on the very basics of makeup. I'm not good yet, but practice will make perfect. Unfortunately, it still takes me about a half an hour to put everything on. I don't have 30 minutes to spare in the mornings, so wearing makeup to work is going to have to wait until I get good enough that it takes less time. What's a new skill you've learned recently?
jennythereader: (* J)
Body: My right knee is really bad. I walked too much yesterday afternoon, and then I sat in a funny postion at my desk in the evening. Owie.

Stress Level: 3 Starting something new. Higher number = worse.

Reading: Inda

Hearing: The New York Times Book Review podcast, The Stuff You Should Know podcast

Etsy Find: I'm not a big fan of diamonds, but this is a diamond necklace I like.

Tonight's Project: I'm going to hit the mall after work to pick up a few odd'n'ends.

Randomness: This random question is for the women on my list - If you had to pare your make-up kit down to the bare minimum, what would you keep?
jennythereader: (* J)
Body: My right knee is really bad. I walked too much yesterday afternoon, and then I sat in a funny postion at my desk in the evening. Owie.

Stress Level: 3 Starting something new. Higher number = worse.

Reading: Inda

Hearing: The New York Times Book Review podcast, The Stuff You Should Know podcast

Etsy Find: I'm not a big fan of diamonds, but this is a diamond necklace I like.

Tonight's Project: I'm going to hit the mall after work to pick up a few odd'n'ends.

Randomness: This random question is for the women on my list - If you had to pare your make-up kit down to the bare minimum, what would you keep?
jennythereader: (Flying Owl w/Full Moon)
Body: Both knees are bothering me.

Book Review: I read World Made by Hand: A Novel over the weekend. It was good but... superficial somehow. For all that the topic is pretty serious, the author seems to only touch the surface. 6 out of 10.

Hearing: Nancy Pearl Book Reviews; This American Life (Episode 400 is not one of their best, although the last story was pretty good); and Dan Carlin's show Common Sense. This episode of Common Sense is pretty depressing (starting with "honor" killings in the middle east and going on to human rights in general and what we as a nation can really do about other nations not living up to our standards), and I think when I'm done with it I'm going to put on my "Good Mood Music" playlist and cheer myself up.

Etsy Find: Etched Silver Carpe Diem necklace.

Project Follow-up: I got a little bit of cordialing and a little bit of knitting done this weekend.

Randomness: If you could meet a character from a book, who would it be? Why? What would you want to ask them?
jennythereader: (Flying Owl w/Full Moon)
Body: Both knees are bothering me.

Book Review: I read World Made by Hand: A Novel over the weekend. It was good but... superficial somehow. For all that the topic is pretty serious, the author seems to only touch the surface. 6 out of 10.

Hearing: Nancy Pearl Book Reviews; This American Life (Episode 400 is not one of their best, although the last story was pretty good); and Dan Carlin's show Common Sense. This episode of Common Sense is pretty depressing (starting with "honor" killings in the middle east and going on to human rights in general and what we as a nation can really do about other nations not living up to our standards), and I think when I'm done with it I'm going to put on my "Good Mood Music" playlist and cheer myself up.

Etsy Find: Etched Silver Carpe Diem necklace.

Project Follow-up: I got a little bit of cordialing and a little bit of knitting done this weekend.

Randomness: If you could meet a character from a book, who would it be? Why? What would you want to ask them?

Ow.

Sep. 18th, 2010 08:13 pm
jennythereader: (Bunny: Ugh!)
I think I overdid it today... my knees are not happy with me at all.

Ow.

Sep. 18th, 2010 08:13 pm
jennythereader: (Bunny: Ugh!)
I think I overdid it today... my knees are not happy with me at all.
jennythereader: (* Chocolate Ice Cream *)
Body: My right knee hurts whenever I try to actually use it.

Reading: More sample chapters, but nothing that seemed interesting enough to read the whole book.

Hearing: I wanted to listen to podcasts today, but my iPod didn't sync correctly. When I went into the podcast section... there weren't any there! So it's another all music day.

Etsy Find: Choker, made from crocheted silver wire.

Randomness:
[Poll #1619850]
jennythereader: (* Chocolate Ice Cream *)
Body: My right knee hurts whenever I try to actually use it.

Reading: More sample chapters, but nothing that seemed interesting enough to read the whole book.

Hearing: I wanted to listen to podcasts today, but my iPod didn't sync correctly. When I went into the podcast section... there weren't any there! So it's another all music day.

Etsy Find: Choker, made from crocheted silver wire.

Randomness:
[Poll #1619850]
jennythereader: (Default)
Body: My knees are a little painful, and I still have this not quite a migraine hovering behind my eyes and making me a little nauseous feeling. My back is also unhappy.

Reading: I had another evening of sampling a bunch of titles, but none of them grabbing me enough to get the whole book.

Hearing: I tried listening to podcasts, but they were just irritating me. So, music all day.

Tonight's Project: Dinner with friends, and I'm not sure what else.

Randomness: What play would you like to see Hollywood attempt as a movie? Or what movie would you like to see remade? Personally, I'd like to see a new version of The Music Man (my all time favorite musical) with a good cast, unlike this mess. Another thing I'd love to see would be Les Miz as a movie, if they re-did the instrumentation to get rid of the cheesy 80's synthesizers.
jennythereader: (Default)
Body: My knees are a little painful, and I still have this not quite a migraine hovering behind my eyes and making me a little nauseous feeling. My back is also unhappy.

Reading: I had another evening of sampling a bunch of titles, but none of them grabbing me enough to get the whole book.

Hearing: I tried listening to podcasts, but they were just irritating me. So, music all day.

Tonight's Project: Dinner with friends, and I'm not sure what else.

Randomness: What play would you like to see Hollywood attempt as a movie? Or what movie would you like to see remade? Personally, I'd like to see a new version of The Music Man (my all time favorite musical) with a good cast, unlike this mess. Another thing I'd love to see would be Les Miz as a movie, if they re-did the instrumentation to get rid of the cheesy 80's synthesizers.

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