Thursday, January 14, 2016

This n That Thursday

Apparently, I didn't win the Powerball.  I haven't checked my tickets yet, but the scuttlebutt is that someone who bought a ticket in the LA area won.  And I am hell and gone from LA.  We also bought some state lottery tickets.  Haven't checked those either.  Plus we bought scratchers, but those were both duds.  Oh well.

I lay in bed last night trying to sleep and thinking about how right now our favorite fishing spot and our second favorite lake spot is totally trashed after the flooding.  I mean, it wasn't exactly pristine before.  Some time ago, it was abandoned as a 'maintained site'.  Which means no fees to get in, but also no people watching over it to make sure morons don't break shit or trash it up, and no one to maintain the paved portions, and no bathrooms, and no workers to come clean it after floods and junk.  And as I lay not sleeping, I laid out a plan for what I would do with the park after I won the Powerball lottery.  I mean, 1.5 billion dollars goes a long way toward buying a defunct park from the state. I would clean it up, fix the bathrooms, redo the road and the parking area and the boatramp.  Then I would pay someone to act as guard and caretaker.  It would be free to get in, but with the express idea that if people don't treat it nice, it'll be turned into a 'pay to play' park.  Maybe 'members only' with a nominal fee so the people who went there would care what happened to it.  :sigh: 

Anyway, since that ain't gonna happen, I'll just hope some local residents with heavy equipment go over there and move the big logs and set it right again.  I know they fixed it up after last summer's flooding, so there's hope.  Once they do that, I'll be back out with my little garbage bag picking up the small stuff like I do when we're out there fishing.  You know, the way parks could all be maintained if the people who used them gave half a shit. 

But enough of that. 

In my bird-a-day calendar, yesterday's bird was some kind of weird, ugly chicken.  Good thing I forgot to change it yesterday, so I got to spend the day looking at the day before's cute chickadee instead.  Today the bird is a willet.  (Long-legged shore bird.)  I love my bird-a-day calendar!

I'm on day 10 of 'do something active every day'.  For the past nine days, it's been every day, so that's something.  I'm keeping track of it in my day planner.  The unfortunate side effect of upping my activity level is that now I'm hungry all the time.  That's seriously farqued up. I'm sure it's all in my head.  I'm not exercising that hard.  So, I'll just have to uncover some willpower somewhere and get over it. 

What this n that have you got goin' on today?


  1. For the hunger I recommend walnuts. They're a healthy snack, and (for me, anyway) calm the snacking pangs.

    Aside from work, I went for a hike in the woods with the kid. Since she got out of breath and asked to stop for a rest before I did I take that as a small fitness victory. I was pretty wiped out at the end, though.

    Today I'm writing. :)

  2. Walnuts and dried cranberries are good, in moderation.

    I cleaned up the boxes huddling beneath my gazelle, with the idea that I might actually get on the darn thing at some point. Then Stormageddon discovered it. Little dickens can actually make it "go." LOL However, his favorite way to ride is to have Jammie on the foot rests, him sitting on the top crossbar and working the handles. *rolls eyes*

    I turned in my revisions yesterday, have typesets (due tomorrow) today. I'm behind on my daily word goal. I'll try to catch up rather than take a little time off. I have to write some synopses for the next proposal then I can get to new projects.

    I didn't win either. :(