Thursday, November 6, 2008

Cobwebs

Sorry for the lack of posting from me lately. I've spent a lot of time watching the Orclette and reading and hanging out with my folks. Being here is simultaneously exhausting and relaxing at the same time.

We've got a lot of *fun* issues(looking for work, hoping for financial aid, learning to live in close quarters), so while my days have been empty they've been full of tiredness.

Turns out all my math skills have been rusting. I'm having to relearn basic algebra due to lack of use(1998 was my last class that I really used them). Its going to take a great deal of study to get them back up to Calc 1 level, and starting studying hasn't really happened.

The new dog has been a blessing and a curse. On the one hand it is -really- nice to be distracted by the dog. On the other, we've constantly had to watch her so that she doesn't do crazy things like pick fights with her brother and my parents other dog. As for picking fights she's rather passive aggressive. Acts sleepy but doesn't take crap from any other dog. Crap includes things like "looking at me funny", "walking near my Orclette", "sitting in my chair", and most famously "sniffing my butt".

Wulfa is really enjoying her new job. They seem really nice there and I think she's getting to relax while she's at work.

I have a few leads but honestly haven't started -really- searching. My mother has been kind and has tried to hunt down some, but the best two just kind of dropped into my lap. I'd really like to start working already.

As for school, it turns out that 80% of my transferred credits will not aid my degree in anyway at all. So I've got about 50 credit hours of fluff and 1 semester(14 credit hours) of things that count. Which is really a kick in the pants. On the good side it means I can pick any degree I want without losing much.

I've played a little, I keep missing Herk and Noobed when I sign into lightninghoof and so I sign back out and go piddle around with my various newb level alts. Tonight however I picked up my Alliance hunter and went out and got myself a gorilladin. They are everything advertised.

Book wise I've read more in the past week than in the past 6 months I think. Stirling's Dies the Fire was fun if a bit heavy on the Wiccan stuff for me. Saberhagen's Merlin's Bones started out great but I lost interest about halfway and decided I wasn't going to finish it. But the cream of the Cake-Pie was Hunter's Run by Geroge R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, and Daniel Abraham. This book was amazingly well written. It is about a Hispanic prospector who is little more than a thug. His story was surprisingly intriguing and I encourage anyone who likes scifi to try this book out.

Well, I think that is all for now folks. I need to lift weights quickly before going to bed. Unlike his Herkness I'm doing a piddly 95 benchpress. Mostly due to never having lifted weights before, I lack all the muscle mass. But anyways I need to get off and head to bed. Tomorrow I plan to be productive and busy.

1 comment:

ArmsandFury said...

Keep at it bro! I benched 95lbs at one time too.

Had a big Arnold size guy tell me the most important thing was showing up and he was right.

Just a few tips if you are trying to gain muscle mass.

PROTEIN you need at least 1gram per lbs of bodyweight.

Workout at least 4 hours before going to bed.

REST! Muscle grows during rest so if you went heavy on a muscle group you need to give it at least 48 hours.

I work each muscle group once per week to make sure they get enough rest.