?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Five Entries Make A Post - Off the Cliff

> Recent Entries
> Archive
> Friends
> Profile

Links
tags
my stuff
woxin memories
all gall

Sat Jul 12th, 2014


Previous Entry Share Next Entry
10:34 pm - Five Entries Make A Post
1. Super moon tonight is invisible because the clouds rolled in just before sundown. Better luck next month.

2. Tim Pratt's Marla Mason is not grabbing me the way Gail Carriger or Patricia Briggs' series did. Have read that if the first book doesn't work for you, one should try another set back in Marla's home town. I doubt it, but I need no excuse to buy books, so I picked up the second just in case. Wikipedia tells me that indeed Blood Engines is the first one, and all the alluded-to-in-passing backstory hadn't appeared anywhere when first published, so that solves that head-scratchy bit. But pace all the authors who decry people who say 'But I don't *like* the characters!', not liking the characters is a great disincentive to keep reading. And I don't like Marla. Kickass heroines are tiresome, end story.

('M. John Harrison never wrote a likable character in his life!' is a debatable statement. But Harrison is a stylist and Pratt so very much is not.)

3. I may not feel any thinner now than I did twenty-five pounds ago. But to prove me wrong, there's those lime cargo pants that I bought in 2003 and stopped wearing when they wore out and ripped in the seat. I kept them because I never throw anything away; and now I've mended the seat by taking in a two inch seam, and they fit just fine, thanks.

4. Kind google solves my long-standing perplexity: apparently the gay roommate in Dick Francis appears in The Edge, a book which I didn't care for because it was set in Canada and didn't feel like any place I've ever seen here.

5. Have turned down The Little Girls tomorrow and in theory have no shifts Monday. If I can calm my adult ADHD sufficiently, shall spend two days coughing reading and relaxing before seeing the doctor Tuesday morning. At any rate, shall possibly be more rested than I currently am. And in spite of triple duvets these last two nights, have turned the AC on tonight rather than deal with chills *and* mug. This may still require triple duvets, but at least it's a rational reason for them.

(7 comments | post comment)

Comments:


[User Picture]
From:mvrdrk
Date:July 13th, 2014 07:03 am (UTC)
(Link)
I quit the gym because I don't use it enough. I'm gonna get some weights and do strength training, would rather be lifting babies. LOL!
[User Picture]
From:flemmings
Date:July 13th, 2014 11:48 am (UTC)
(Link)
Alas that hefting babies evidently isn't repetitive enough to build muscle. Was advised to do the same as you; have 3 lb weights, and find just lifting them ten times tires my arms amazingly. So yes, weight and endurance training, here we come.
[User Picture]
From:mvrdrk
Date:July 14th, 2014 01:09 am (UTC)
(Link)
Do you have a do it yourself home program? If you do, I'll join you in doing it.
[User Picture]
From:flemmings
Date:July 14th, 2014 01:34 am (UTC)
(Link)
No, not really a program. Just the stuff my chiro told me to do- lift my light weights in sets of ten until arms get tired in umm 'flapping like a bird' motion, 'lifting a barbell' motion, 'pulling arm backwards' motion, and curling forearm up. Can manage one set of ten per motion. -_-;;
[User Picture]
From:mvrdrk
Date:July 14th, 2014 03:02 am (UTC)
(Link)
All arm/shoulder exercises? Let me see if I can guess! (I have no idea of this web site is any good, but the animated gifs are hilarious!)

flapping like a bird' motion - lateral raise? http://www.dumbbell-exercises.com/exercises/shoulders/index.html#8
lifting a barbell - overhead shoulder press? http://www.dumbbell-exercises.com/exercises/shoulders/index.html#5
pulling arm backwards - triceps kickback? http://www.dumbbell-exercises.com/top-10/index.html#4
curling forearm up - bicep curl? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biceps_curl
[User Picture]
From:flemmings
Date:July 14th, 2014 08:15 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Old FF doesn't show animated gifs alas.

Yes to the lateral raise and the biceps curl. Overhead shoulder press but with the hands facing out like this. Not a kickback exactly-- you're supposed to do this with a cord but I haven't got one. Arms at side, squeeze shoulder blades together and pull arms back at the same time.
[User Picture]
From:mvrdrk
Date:July 14th, 2014 08:56 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Ah, so a true shoulder exercise rather than a triceps exercise. That's cool. I'm familiar with all the other ones and will grab my 5# weights and do them in sympathy with you! Besides, these are all the things the physiotherapists wants me to do for my neck, plus shrugs.

> Go to Top
LiveJournal.com