What do I have to measure up from last week?
- On the healthier lifestyle front I think I did fairly well. I’m not weighing or keeping a food journal/exercise log except mentally. I am noting that I feel smaller (LOL) and that is enough for me right now as well as the fact that my Saturday jog check in noted I am up to 10 minutes without stopping which is up from last week’s 8. This week I play to have at least one day where I try upping my interval speeds (jog 2.9 from 2.8/walk 2.0 from 1.8 on the treadmill) and one day where I up my other interval from 4 min jog/2 min walk to 5 min jog and 2 min walk. This will up my overall time spent jogging. So onward work in progress.
- I worked in some wonderful time watching films and documentaries. I’m going to go back to some old ones on my list like the fact that I finally watched Rango and then the next day a documentary called Rango and ILM: Perfect Asymetry that discussed the process of making the film. Considering one of the episodes of “Farscape” that I’m discussing in my critical essay (still waiting on one of my readers before I did back into revisions) is called “John Quixote” makes me love how worlds overlap. If you don’t know at all what I am talking about watch Rango and/or Google Don Quixote references!
- I also dug in to some reading this weekend and last week during bits of the conference. I finished two books on my Kindle: Moon Women by Pamela Duncan which is just a terrific southern read and Lori A May’s Low-Residency MFA Handbook which I’m actually quoted in a few times! Woot This is a terrific resource that combines interviews with alumni, current students, faculty and directors of low-residency MFA programs to really get into the meat of what the programs individually offer. Speaking of my Kindle Fire real quick. When I went to pick out a new book to read after these I found it frustrating to use my wishlist because it doesn’t necessarily show you that there is a kindle edition unless you SAVED it as that. You actually have to go to the main website (not even mobile) to get a good view of all editions of a book. Seems like a slight design flaw? Or am I just extra picky?
- But who am I to speak of flaws? I love that this new review of An Amateur Marriage by Kathleen Kirk in “Prick of the Spindle” mentions some that still show up in my chapbook. DOH! This is why i’m not a copy-editor I love her review though. It has fun with the book and is honest. That is all I can ask for in a review.
So has anyone else been keeping track of anything? Any other reflection that you are working on? I’m getting ready to dig back into the few drafts I wrote last week to work on revisions and I have those few new ideas that need some tender love and attention. Here is to Monday! Let’s celebrate it for a change