2005.04.08

Malaise, again

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I don’t understand! I was feeling so good yesterday, but now it’s Friday afternoon and I’m just exhausted & feeling like a failure. Earlier, I was frustrated by the fact I’ve missed morning pages two days in a row, evil taxes and other things too numerous to mention. Oh, and then there were free drinks, and…

Ah, I think I see where things went wrong.

[Windswept]

As an exercise, let’s move on to happier things:

Our Cobalt Flux dance platforms arrived in the mail the other day! So I’ve been getting a lot of exercise lately, which is all kinds of good & lots of fun too, even if the pads do tend to destroy any illusions of how good you really might be. No more blaming things on the equipment! Am working my way back up to speed, though there’s still a long way to go.

But! It’s a lot cheaper than the gym (correction: okay, no not really — more like about the same as a full year of gym), and closer to home, too.


Continuing tea experiments: pu-erh was described to me as very “earthy,” and it’s a pretty apt description: taking a sniff of the tiny, individually-wrapped brick reveals a pungent aroma, not unlike mown grass after a day of sitting around in compost — not something you’d be inclined to think of putting in your mouth. Still, once brewed it’s much more pleasant than expected (though still grassy), and I had no trouble finishing a few cups, after which I felt… surprisingly nice.

Oh, and on flickr, I made a set for photos of tea leaves — since the visual experience of tea is as much a part of these experiments as fragrance and flavor, they might make a nice appendix. I’ll try to add new teas as I try them!


Finally, from girlhacker: Ginger Soother, from The Ginger People. Words cannot express how much I want to try this! I just hope there are stores around here that stock it.


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\n\nAs an exercise, let's move on to happier things:\n\nOur Cobalt Flux dance platforms arrived in the mail the other day! So I've been getting a lot of exercise lately, which is all kinds of good & lots of fun too, even if the pads do tend to destroy any illusions of how good you really might be. No more blaming things on the equipment! Am working my way back up to speed, though there's still a long way to go.\n\nBut! It's a lot cheaper than the gym (correction: okay, no not really -- more like about the same as a full year of gym), and closer to home, too.\n\n

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