Paella

Paella
You are what you eat?

Friday, April 29, 2011

Ants

I was late finding out about the internet being from the dinosaur age of manual typewriters and like a lot of my peers, I was reluctant to accept all that which is new and potentially privacy robbing...   Well once on the web, I was ensnared in it and the spider that had spun this web had bitten my ass but good. Not a day goes by that I don't need social contact from a lot of people that I would never have met or probably would never had talked to had I passed them on the street. It occurred to me that we were all similar to ants. Our pheromone trail being the path we leave through our messages, posts, and blogs. But as ants grow old (well if you call 10 weeks on the outside (for the average ant) old) they leave the safety of the nest and go out into the harsh environment that is the world. But unlike the ant, I was above ground for most of my life and sought the safety and social contact of the nest late in my weeks of life cycle. I was fascinated with the inner workings of the nest and relished the social contact the multitude of pheromones I crossed on my path provided me. Well, my final weeks are coming up and I think my nature calls me back above ground to the harsh and cruel reality that is the world... on my own... but others have passed this way before and I can surely interact with the few that have passed this way or have chosen to never join the nest in the first place? We'll see.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Intentions

I was a yelper. Not just an occasional yelper, but a full blown everything I ate I wrote about yelper. That was 8 months and 25 plus pounds ago. I knew I had to get food out of my ever waking consciousness. So, I quit yelping. That is I am not actively yelping anymore but my account is still open. Well, the quitting did help me to use my mind for other things. Like cooking (which is probably better than all the eating out I did) but that still hasn't helped the excess baggage I am carrying around. My next priority is going to be getting into better shape. By rook or by crook it's going to happen! My life depends on it. I started this plan with a trial run of fasting. Not the best move for a diabetic. I made it through 2 days of only enough vegetable juice to maintain my blood sugar level but on the eve of the second day, I woke up feeling really sick and found my blood sugar level the lowest it's ever been. Comatose? Not quite, but if I'd slept longer? who knows? Every post won't be this somber. I enjoyed yelp mostly because it was a creative outlet for writing which I hadn't done in years. That's why this blog has transpired and will most certainly be a number of things for me. Create or stagnate. Write on.