You get to choose, every day. You get to choose what you’re going to be after. I want to do a better job choosing. When I choose poorly, I don’t choose any less. I just choose stupider.
Archives for July 2013
Death is real. That occurred to me this weekend, while reading about the death of a young (53) radio DJ that we had listened to from time to time.
Death is real. For a believer, it’s not the end, but it is an ending. I’d like to make as much as I can of my time before that ending.
Read this article about Boy Meets World and the life lessons therein.
I want to develop a love for the thing itself, not just an appreciation for how ironic or funny it is. Too much cynicism in my life, for sure.
The most disappointing measurement in the world
I’m back to using My Fitness Pal to try to ensure that I’m eating healthy portions. I’ve been doing okay, but I have a confession:
Prior to this go ’round, there was a certain amount of (insert your favorite: Chip Dip, Salad Dressing, Coffee Cream, Sour Cream) that I had in my head as “roughly two tablespoons.”
And then, as I started to care about what I was eating, I started to actually measure.
And 2 tbsp of anything delicious has got to be the most disappointing measurement in the world. It’s so sad. It’s a tiny little bit.
But it’s good, too. It’s good to know that’s what you’re “supposed” to consume. That’s a suggested serving. So when you gorge yourself on something instead, you’re receiving the nutritional benefit (or excess) of the gorging process.
Still though, two tablespoons. Seriously. Go measure it out. It sucks.
I’ve been watching The West Wing. There’s an episode early in season three wherein there’s an argument about a word in the president’s speech. His staff wants him to use the word Torpor. The consultants want him to use an easier word. It’s pretty funny.
Torpor: Apathy, dullness.
That’s what you’ll find in the dictionary, right after a technical, medical definition.
I think on occasion I find myself in a state of torpor. And I want to be the kind of person who fights it with everything in me. Fight Torpor!