Day 1: Today weighed self. Ouch! Worse than I thought. This is the day I begin. I deserve to be healthy.
Day 2: Walked two miles and lifted one set. Go me! Still fat, though.
Day 10: Doing great, no weight gone yet, lifting two sets now . Also? Fat.
Day 14: Down two pounds, increased weights. V. v. good. Kids brought me a treat. Chocolate. Ate it. Patted my fatness.
Day 31: Appear to have shingles. All the pain, fever and sick feeling, but no rash. Fat still there.
Day 33: Didn’t sleep. Didn’t exercise. Suffered. Played a video game all day. Scale blinks my BMI at me furiously. Appears to be a health emergency. Decided that I ought to have some wine and chocolate and stop weighing in. Also, still fat.
Day 40: See day 33 for the last seven days. Some exercise, ate Motrin like candy, but bleh. Ill. Excruciating pain precisely at C3 dermatome area. Dr. can’t diagnose for sure w/o rash. Don’t mind, glad I don’t have rash.
Day 47: Feel much better. Weighed in. Very, very fat.
Today, Day 48: Got up early to work out and write FFP post. Worked out, and promply forgot everything about FFP post. Gave self pedicure, shaved legs to a baby-face perfection. Darling extra daughter came over for gaming session. Got too hot here in the house, daughters and self trekked to see Scott Pilgrim. Ate Raisinets, buttered popcorn and drank Coke Zero. Remembered FFP at 10 p.m. Not only fat, but also suck. Won’t give up! Tomorrow is another day.
Remember when I told you about how cold the summer has been? Today it was 99 degress, but that’s okay, Friday’s high is predicted to be 60 degrees. Oh California, YOU SO NUTTY.
This week I ended up at Farmer M’s, mile 63. Tomorrow I head out after dark to Buckleberry Ferry, hiding in the back of a wagon. Scary. In Real Life tomorrow I have to get up at the crack of dawn to get a couple of miles in before the heat turns up to the “torment” setting.
Scott Pilgrim was so fun. It was full of anime and video game references (some of which I am sure I didn’t get, but I laughed at LOT of them. NO SPOILERS.)
I was thinking about my gaming cred as I wrote this post, and remembered my dad bringing home Pong when we lived in the Quartz Hill house. I went to look up the history of Pong just now and learned that it was only an arcade game until the home version offered in the 1975 sears Christmas catalog…but we moved from that house in 1973.
Dad brought home a tangle of wires and a plastic box from “a guy at work” (he worked for Lockheed then) and hooked it up to our television, all excited and secretive until he turned it on and let us try it.
The controls looked like this Wikipedia pic from late 1975, though I don’t remember there being any graphics on it. He passed away a few years ago, or I’d ask him to tell me the story of how he got a home version of Pong at least two years before there WAS a home version available.
In college I went to the local arcade with a little of my tip money. I was cute (also not fat) back then, and the arcade quarter guy would come around and give me red quarters to play (quarters painted red belonged to the house, they gave them out to girls to keep them playing so boys would come in.) My friend Alec and I would play for hours. He’d play Mario and other cartoony games, and I’d play the tank one (the graphics were awesome) and other first-person-shooter games. BLAM BLAM.
The table games were fun, too. The restaurant where I worked (before I got into work-study at school) had red quarters, and late at night after my shift I’d play Caterpillar while my boyfriend (now husband) cl0sed out the bar.
Now we play WoW, but after five and a half years, we’re getting sick of it. (Have dabbled in Lotro and FF, not interested in playing much else.) We only log on these days to run friends though low-level content. I have 100,000 gold saved for the next expansion, so even making in-game money, usually one of my favorite ways to play, is boring. Tera Online has potential, but I don’t expect to be able to play it before 2012 (although I signed up for the focus group testing. Brb checking email again.)
I used to tell people about my gaming, but the looks of pity and disdain finally got to me. But now I’m spilling it all the time at FFP!
One time, this dear lady at church and I were on the reception committee together, and we were hosting a memorial service. We sat in the back, behind the kitchen, to take a short break and swap stories. I mentioned that I was going to play a game with my husband later. She asked me if I thought that murdering other players in the game was godly.
I was all “…” and asked her if she thought that playing chess and killing hapless pawns or murdering the king was godly (she and her husband are MASSIVE football fans, too.) Had to remind her that it was a game, and that it was just for fun. (Although, I CANNOT play an undead in WoW. They’re gross, they look like they stink [sorry, Viva] their clothes are tatty, their breasts floppy and their quests are MEAN. Poison a dog! Poison a dwarf! Be mean to people for no reason! My main character is a blood elf, an addict, which is why she’s SKINNY so of course I love her.)
Wii fitness is cool and all, but my gaming dream is for an MMORPG (game where you run around in a world with other people, doing stuff) that is controlled by voice and body movement, like Kinect, so I could work out AND kill stuff. I’d be all over that.
Am I the only middle-aged geek? I know only a couple (some of them YOU KNOW, TOO but I won’t out them. Some of them played MMO’s long before I ever did, and one of them is the best healer I’ve ever played with IN MY LIFE.) What games do you play, if any? And yes, Tetris counts. So does Farmville. Confess!