Friday, April 18, 2014

Some past memories are sneaky and evil

Not a real post. I just get this stuck in my head sometimes and I just have to let it run its course.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I get to run (this isn't a real post)

So, I injured myself.  I was dancing (while drunk) and fell and hurt my ankle pretty badly. It's been almost 2 weeks and it's still tender. All I've been doing is icing it and I haven't been working out, just walking. I'll see my doctor about it in a few weeks since I already have an appointment with her.

I really hope she'll just tell me to ice it for a bit longer and everything will go back to normal.  For the first time I thought about what it would be like if I couldn't run again. Honestly, I've been lucky. I've done enough stupid things that I should have been injured before, the worst I've ever had was an inflamed IT band.  Not running again, or the potential of getting injured again and having to take time off running scares the crap out of me. I know I haven't been running a lot recently(ahem, a lot), but I always have it in the back of my mind. I can't ever not think about it, even if I'm not doing it.

Maybe because of this, I stopped drinking and smoking cold turkey. So I tried to quit a few months ago, then the hospitalization happened. I'm trying again. I don't really have a plan or a mantra in case it gets bad; I just don't want to drink or smoke. And right now, that's enough.

Today is the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings. I work very close to the finish line, and the whole city seems a little somber. And everyone seems a little kinder. I love this city.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Back to work

So, the cruise was great. Amazing places, amazing sun; I had a blast.

I also made some advancements in a lot of areas, I rarely drank, I didn't smoke, and I got up at 6:30 for 3 days and exercised. I also got to see a lot of art, including some etchings by Rembrandt and Picasso. Bought some art and won some art as well!!

Emile Bellet lithograph I bought
(along with 2 other pieces by Bellet as well)
Marcus Glenn seriolithograph(?) I won
(This guy did the art for the 2013 Grammy's)


I can't wait to get all 4 pieces in the mail. It's going to be amazing having these incredible pieces in my house. Going to the art lectures and seeing the art of the greats made me feel...something like being homesick. But homesick for a place I've never been. I'm not trying to be deep or anything, but maybe I just enjoyed being around people who were so passionate about all kinds of art, and seeing the work of masters.

And I feel great (besides the sunburn I got). I'm rejuvenated, encouraged, and excited to continue working hard and feeling better.  I want to paint, get back on schedule to run a marathon next year, and maybe, just possibly, even date a little. (If the guy is worth my time...I refuse to make the same mistakes again)

And it's great that Boston has warmed up a little...I can get back outside and enjoy everything, instead of hurrying from point A to B as fast as possible. I love this city. I don't know how much longer I'll be here, but I have to enjoy it as much as I can for as long as I can.

And I want to buy a bed and a mattress within 6 months. Random, but hey, if I'm putting up art on my walls I think I should be sleeping on something better than a 15 year-old futon.