Just tired of the old journal so I'm jotting down a bit of what I've been up to in really fast point form:
First off, There is the reading. I got really into some books lately and that ate up a good portion of my time. Candide by Voltaire and Clockwork Angels by Kevin J. Anderson, which follow similar themes, and the 50th anniversary lines of Doctor who stories are all taking my imagination for a ride. I specifically recommend Beautiful Chaos, a 10th Doctor and Donna Noble story if you are leaning in that direction at all. I am also getting into some Phillip K. Dick since my brother recently discovered he likes reading and needs somebody to read along with him and discuss it.
I am watching some classic Who. Really getting into the old eps. Halfway through the Troughton era and loving it! The man is half bumbling buffoon and half genius chessmaster. Brilliant!
Work is keeping me busy. They have decided that the solution to all of their problems is to teach me more stuff. They don't seem to understand that this is going to backfire eventually. I'm good, but having me do the work of 2 people (pretty much what is happening) will cause problems down the line. I do love my job and look forward to work every morning, but a client is bound to complain eventually. As it is, I'm now supporting a 6th program (and the largest one of our programs in terms of market share), and I'm learning Spanish on the side. Because Why not? I can currently have a conversation in very broken Spanish with lots of pointing with the other Spanish speakers in the office and they only laugh at every second word. A 200% improvement over the last month!
I have been exercising again. Not a lot, mind you, but some. Some situps, pushups and squats at lunch to get the circulation going, some circuits at night and plenty of walking. I'm not looking any better, but I feel better in my own skin, and that's really the point. I also tried Yoga and I rather enjoyed it. I'll have to go again next weekend.
I was having an issue where I seemed almost manic and finally traced it down to a combination of too much coffee and my overcompensating for the depressed phase of my bi-polar-ness. Anyone with bi-polar problems can tell you that catching and correcting changes in mood is very hard. So I overcompensated and ended up manic when I just thought I was positive. So ya. Cut down on the coffee, started meditating a bit and the exercising and I seem to be a bit more balanced now.
That's about it. Stay tuned next time for more of The Cory Show!