Welcome 2012

3 01 2012

Happy New Year Everyone!

So, has anyone else made resolutions? I prefer to set goals for the year. Here are a few of mine. If you have any you want to share, please do so.

  • Get rid of the rest of the books. 

I’ve gotten my book collection down to a manageable level but I still have far too many. My goal is to have only one bookshelf full by the end of the year. I have a digital copy of every single book I possible could have and have stored copies on a hard drive so my Kindle isn’t overloaded. As it is, if I live to be 150 I will never get through all the new books I have yet to read….and that is if I stop today. Oh well, I can think of worse problems to have.

  • Improve my health.

I know I’m a geek but running through Azaroth and killing Orcs does NOT equal a fitness program. I need to actually step away from the computer (shudder) every now and then and actually venture outside. I actually live in a really cool place. I’m not out on my porch for 5 minutes before I see other humans actually walking around. Kids play, pets roam. The last place I lived I never ever saw that. In 20 years I never saw kids playing outside. Spooky. Anyway, my goal is to get in a walk at least every other day. Outside. I’ll take my phone. LOL. Me without technology is NOT pretty.

  • Go to church more often

Bet you didn’t see THAT coming, did you? Yes, the resident Techno-Geek, holder of advance science degrees is a Christian. It’s okay; I’m Catholic. That means I’m from the branch that believes in Evolution, Medicine and all of the other advantages of the 21 century. I’m also a firm believer that a healthy spiritual life is as important as a healthy body and education. It’s all about balance my friends.

  • Read more books

Again, it’s about balance. A little less time sitting in front of the computer screen and a little more time sitting and…oh, wait. Anyway, reading on my Kindle is a good break from the instant communication world of the Internet. Oh, heck, who am I kidding? I just need to get some of the books read so I can buy more.

Well that’s it for now. See you all soon!


A Great Site For Information on Healthcare

28 08 2008

Hey gang, not a techno post today but one that relates to a prior post. I posted a week or so ago about the Alzheimer Walk. Well I found another site that is really great for getting more information about alzheimers and in general for caring about your older parents and loved ones. It has a great layout and tons of information. It’s called Springfield homecare and this site is really outstanding. It has information about everything from illness, choosing a home health care provider and even advice for talking to your elderly family members about various topics. That can be the most difficult, talking. It’s hard to talk to someone you love about the fact they are getting older and what services or help that they may need without them feeling attacked or diminished as responsible adults. This site can certainly help with that. I strongly urge all of my Techno-Geek buddies with older family members to look into this site. A little information now can help a lot in the future.

Are you Normal or Nuts?

24 08 2008

It’s been a weird week. For those of you who don’t know, my oldest is due to have her first child any time now (I’ve been on Baby Watch for a week) so I’m on pins and needles waiting for the phone to ring. I was looking through the Readers Digest website looking for their laughs page and came across an article asking the question “Are you Normal or Nuts?” Well I immediately figured I’d fall into the “nuts” category…..especially right now. While they didn’t specifically address “Baby Watch”, they DID address another quirk I happen to possess: I’m afraid to go to high places, like tall bridges or even the balcony at church. And it’s not because I’m afraid I’ll fall — it’s because I’m afraid I’ll jump! I don’t want to kill myself, but I do want to experience that sense of flying or floating. Of course, I know I’d go splat and die, so the desire to jump terrifies me. What do I do?

That’s ME! I’m not afraid of falling but of jumping too! Oh, wait…..maybe I AM nuts????? No, the answer presented was this: Fear of heights is very common. And lots of people are, like you, more afraid of jumping than falling. For most fears, the treatment is systematic desensitization — gradual exposure to what you fear.

So no, I’m not nuts (according to the article). That’s a relief. All of the scenarios presented were interesting and a few of them sounded like friends of mine, so it is a great relief to know we are all normal. Nice to know that there are degrees of normalcy that allow us to fit into that category, even if we are a little on the off side. Read the article for yourself and see if any quirks you have (or those of a friend or loved one) falls into the normal or nuts category!

Are You Normal or Nuts?
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