Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Today was kind of... well... just another day, really.
It was gorgeous out, so we had the house open most of the day with my iPod plugged into the surround sound system, the tunes cranked on Shuffle. I'm sure our neighbors got sick of bouncing between genres. *giggles* Nothing quite like a Nocturne followed by Pump It......
I didn't drink quite enough water today, but I consumed plenty of liquids (if that makes sense?!) So I'm pleased with that. Water is a huge battle for me - but I'm getting there. I DO feel better after drinking enough water (or water with a splash of juice. *shhh* I won't tell if you won't.)
I'm itching to run more and more often, but it's more of a luxury than a necessity... I'm gonna talk to the family about me being out and about more often during the week. That, or purchase another treadmill... we had one, but I gave it to a friend before the move to Japan. We weren't sure if we'd be in base housing or living out in town and I couldn't fathom finding a place for a treadmill in a Japanese style apartment!
In other news, I'm still working my way through several books -My friend and I made up a classification system. Wheat Germ for the brain and Tapioca for the brain. In the Wheat Germ section, you have things that can be difficult to get through or things that make your brain cramp on occasion (some of the classics fall into this category, books on philosophy, educational stuff, business management stuff, etc). IN the other corner, we have Tapioca. This is the fun, lighthearted, read-it-cuz-you-love it section. I always have some kind of urban scifi, a trashy romance or a mystery I'm reading through in this category. My friend and I basically decided that it's good to have balance between the two. At least you're never without a conversation topic!
In the Wheat Germ category I HIGHLY recommend "Do You Think What You Think You Think?" It's basically a book full of quizzes that challenge you to see how your thought processes work, and describes your results. So fun! Also "Blink" is a great book as well, that discusses how split second judgment compares to well thought out, logical decisions.
Over on Tapioca's side, I recently finished the latest in the Dresden Files, which I'm a huge, huge fan of. Go Harry! If you've seen the TV series, try to books. The books are better. (Isn't that always the case?)
I'm also reading Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin. This is my first brush with Mr Rankin and I"m enjoying it so far!
Anyone have any book recommendations??? I'm all ears! Er... eyes! Err... you know what I mean!