High score

I have been struggling with my weight for years.  Until a little more than two years ago, I had my weight to a reasonable level.  I mostly did it by exercise, so when I got an injury, my weight skyrocketed.  I keep telling myself that now that I am released to use the gym again, I should be getting serious about losing the weight.  I need to get up early and do the exercise before work, since I can’t seem to get there after work.

I will get serious when I am back from my trip.

Opening a book

This is a wonderful poem about how reading can change you. I loved it and felt that I had to share. It is along the lines of this post, but says nothing about knowledge. Just that books can change you.

I have read some books that stick with me for a long time. I will randomly think of certain passages in a book and be reminded of how it made me feel. Occasionally I’ll change the way I think about things.

Even when I reflect on how bad a book was, it makes me think. I think about what could have been better. I think about what went wrong. I think about the good parts of the story.

Each book has something for me to think about and each book changes me. I welcome the changes.

The Perfect Couple, by Elin Hilderbrand

The Perfect CoupleThe Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I got into this book right away. About a third of the through, I had it figured out. I thought. I did not. I suspected what happened at several points in the book. I really didn’t have it fully figured out until the last chapter.

I enjoyed being in suspense the whole time. The book kept me captivated. I am going to have to find more of the author’s books.

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Slow news day

It hasn’t rained here in a while.  We’ve been in drought for years.  This winter, the universe is making up for lost time.  Unfortunately, the heavy rain came on a slow news day.  At the beginning of the news, they showed a large sinkhole that had gotten an SUV.  They showed pictures of the pipe that caused the sinkhole, and reported that the pipe had been laid in 1902.  Roosevelt was president.  Apparently, who was president was an important thing for this sinkhole.  Then, they went to surprise that the pipe broke after 117 years.  “After all this time, what caused the pipe to break?”   Well, could it have been that it’s a 117-year-old pipe?

The next story was about an Acura that got stalled trying to drive through a puddle.  “Well, I saw that a large truck went through it, so I thought my car could, too.  I do it all the time.”  Well, your car is lower than than the truck.  Then there was five minutes of video of the Acura being towed out of the puddle.

There was the weather report.  Rain.  Storm.  More rain.  Flooding.  Snow where it normally doesn’t snow.

Then there was a story about a police cruiser stalling in the puddle.  They didn’t show video of it being towed out, but they reported that it got towed.

When they broke for commercial:  “Coming up… more updates about the rain”

There was 45 minutes of only rain coverage.  There was a tiny blurb about Kaepernick not being appropriate for black history month celebrations, so that was briefly touched upon.  I turned the tv off after that, so I don’t know if they had more rain coverage or not.  I guess there wasn’t much else going on.

Reading makes you dumb?

This comment has been going around my online book club.  It raised discussion, but most of the discussion was about how wrong the original author was.  A lot of the comments were about how the author’s comment muddied up the thoughts in the brains of the book group members.

I don’t really read for knowledge.  I read for entertainment.  I don’t read to write more books.  I don’t write expecting to give knowledge to anyone.

The final decision was that the author is just attention seeking and trying to get others to talk about him.  It seems that it worked.

What are you reading Wednesday #1


I am always reading multiple books at a time.  Here are the books I plan on finishing this week:

The Perfect Couple I plan on finishing this for both of my group challenges this week.

Educated I plan on reading this for my Vegas book club.  We all hated the previous book, so we changed mid month.

Google Your Husband Back  I am reading this one just for fun, but I am sure it will fit into my group challenges somewhere.