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    • Need to make post surgery strength training plan

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      ptath Actual Archivist

      I got to have an oh-so lovely emergency appendectomy back in February and I got the all-clear today from the doctor to return to full levels of activity and exercise (provided I ease back into it).


      I have access to a decent gym at work that has cardio equipment, free weights, kettle balls, and various strength training machines. I haven't done a series strength training program in several years. Does anyone have suggestions for starting a new program after three weeks of doctor-ordered low activity?

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    • 3 years ago

      ptath Actual Archivist
    • Bad karma?

      4 years ago

      ptath Actual Archivist

      Hopefully there will be no updates to follow this post but things are shaping up to be a pretty crappy day.

      1) Woke up late and had to rush to work, adrenalin pumping like crazy. Then it turned out that the boss won’t be in till late.

      2) Got to recount to my sympathetic coworkers the “chat” my boss and I had yesterday where she was so concerned that I wasn’t happy since I was almost being “challenging” or seeming to be “put out” whenever she asked me to do a research request. I “need to get used to doing research requests” even though I was only hired to do cataloging. I’ve only been doing research requests for 10 months now.

      Oh, and I need to speak up when I see an issue with our (multiple and redundant) tracking systems. Even if the issues are obvious the status quo and have been like that since I got here. And there’s no way they’ll actually change since the department head is the one so attached to them and won’t let us change them.

      3) Discovered a big hole in the sleeve of my favorite (heaviest) sweater. Have enlisted the maternal unit’s assistance in locating replacements.

      4) Took 3 tries and 1 paper jam to print out a report for a volunteer project. The issued turned out to be random blank pages in the report. Ended up having to babysit the print job and pull out every other (blank) page while it printed over 30 pages.

      It’s 10:30 in the morning. Please, please don’t let the day continue like this.

    • New OTP

      4 years ago

      ptath Actual Archivist

      Had a realization on the drive home from work.

      Grif/North has replaced Grif/Simmons as my headcanon OTP.

      When did this happen?

    • New Fav

      4 years ago

      ptath Actual Archivist

      He's not replacing Grif as my no. 1 favorite but I have so much love for North.

    • Rain and thunder to do a commute make

      4 years ago

      ptath Actual Archivist

      Well, I had an unpleasant night/morning.

      It’s busy week for me. Family’s in town, a certification test is looming, a performance will be attended…it doesn’t seem like a lot but it’s all large-scale and as unstoppable as a juggernaut.

      This morning, I was supposed to meet up with a study group that’s prepping for the Certified Archivist exam in four weeks. With our various schedules, we have to meet at 7 in the morning near where I work. In order to get there, I have to be up and out the door by 6.

      As a committed nite owl, this is fairly horrific for me. I don’t wake up properly until 10. And mornings never get easier, they’re the opposite; they get harder, no matter how much sleep I get.

      I’ve developed a nifty trick for the night before a study group session: massive insomnia.

      I can never get to sleep the night before study group. The night before I have to get up at 5:30 in the morning.

      Last night was no different. I ended up getting out of bed at 2 am as just lying the dark feeling exhausted yet wide awake is fairly pointless. I read some fanfiction for about half an hour before going back to bed and ended up half awake, half asleep.

      At 5, the storm hit.

      This week is rainy. All rain, all thunderstorms and lightning.

      A huge, major cell two night ago dropped almost 3” of rain over night. A similar sized storm parked itself over the house last night at 5 and still hasn’t budged. Come 6:15, I decided that it was too nasty out to leave the house and texted one of the study group people to let them know that I wouldn’t make it. I’m sure conditions were much better closer to work – the problem would have been getting there first.

      I ended up leaving the house at my usual time but didn’t get to work until after 9:30. Yay for bad weather and stalled vehicles along my commute!

      So now just…here…

      I had a 10 am meeting that went well (although one participant kept saying “digitalized” instead of “digitized” – drove me nuts).

      I know have a long to-do list that I get to tackle. Also, job security. Yay?Well, I had an unpleasant night/morning.

      It’s busy week for me. Family’s in town, a certification test is looming, a performance will be attended...it doesn’t seem like a lot but it’s all large-scale and as unstoppable as a juggernaut.

      This morning, I was supposed to meet up with a study group that’s prepping for the Certified Archivist exam in four weeks. With our various schedules, we have to meet at 7 in the morning near where I work. In order to get there, I have to be up and out the door by 6.

      As a committed nite owl, this is fairly horrific for me. I don’t wake up properly until 10. And mornings never get easier, they’re the opposite; they get harder, no matter how much sleep I get.

      I’ve developed a nifty trick for the night before a study group session: massive insomnia.

      I can never get to sleep the night before study group. The night before I have to get up at 5:30 in the morning.

      Last night was no different. I ended up getting out of bed at 2 am as just lying the dark feeling exhausted yet wide awake is fairly pointless. I read some fanfiction for about half an hour before going back to bed and ended up half awake, half asleep.

      At 5, the storm hit.

      This week is rainy. All rain, all thunderstorms and lightning.

      A huge, major cell two night ago dropped almost 3” of rain over night. A similar sized storm parked itself over the house last night at 5 and still hasn’t budged. Come 6:15, I decided that it was too nasty out to leave the house and texted one of the study group people to let them know that I wouldn’t make it. I’m sure conditions were much better closer to work -the problem would have been getting there first.

      I ended up leaving the house at my usual time but didn’t get to work until after 9:30. Yay for bad weather and stalled vehicles along my commute!

      So now I am just...here...

      I had a 10 am meeting that went well (although one participant kept saying “digitalized” instead of “digitized” - drove me nuts).

      I know have a long to-do list that I get to tackle. Also, job security. Yay?

    • Concerts and Sparkles

      4 years ago

      ptath Actual Archivist

      Tonight is going to be so much fun! My family and I are going to the symphony tonight to hear "The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses.

      Featuring dynamic and compelling video on a large screen accompanied by a live symphony orchestra, "The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses" brings 25 years of the world's most popular video game series to life!

      I have my Legend of Zelda shirt on under my work shirt -- no need to dramatically change clothes between work and the concert! If this is half as good as "Video Games Live", then this will be a very good night, indeed.

      VGL is coming back to Texas in January 2013, btw. Eeeee!

      Another fun thing is that I get to eat whatever I want today! As the institutional archive, my department has all the records for our institution and my coworkers and I (four of us total) pulled boxes for a hour in preparation for our biannual destruction. My primary job was to be the one on our stair ladder (thing?) pulling boxes off the top two shelves that were flagged for partial or complete destruction.

      Honestly, some of the boxes were so heavy that you wonder if whoever packed them actually lifted them at any point. Just because there's space doesn't mean you need to fill it up.

      It's days like today that explain why archives job postings include a physical fitness requirement such as "Must be able to lift [30/40/50] pounds."

      I basically stocked shelves for an hour. It was quite the workout.

      That's me for now. My plans for the weekend are:
      --Mail the boyfriend the phone headset he left behind during his last visit.
      --Mail a package to the friend stationed in Afghanistan as a civilian contractor *sob*.
      --Get ribbon to border a cross-stitch I did for friends expecting their first child.
      --Continue leveling my WoW alt, Sparkles the Retribution Paladin.

    • Health rut

      4 years ago

      ptath Actual Archivist

      Health-wise, I'm stuck in a rut. My weight is trending the wrong direction thanks to a sedentary job, a 45-75 minute commute, living with my parents (for hopefully just one more month or two), and a definite lack of proper sleep.

      I have no one nearby interested in doing anything health or fitness related. I don't know what my rent will be so I can't get a gym membership. It's over 95 degrees outside when I get home so I can't go run like I'd prefer.

      I really want to drop ten pounds and nail my target weight. It just doesn't seem that I can do much to work on that right now.

    • iPhone app

      4 years ago

      ptath Actual Archivist

      Cam someone help me figure out the iPhone app? I can't figure out how to check the threads I watch or how to comment on forum threads.

    • New tech fun

      4 years ago

      ptath Actual Archivist

      So far the new iPhone is great. Haven't gotten to try Siri very much but I'm sure the opportunity will come.

      I testing out the Rooster Teeth app. It isn't bad...although I'm still figuring out exactly how it works.

      Current plan for today is:

      Go to Best Buy and get a case and screen protector.

      Go back to the grandparents for dinner. If it goes the same way as last night, I'll be eating with my cousins and younger sister away from everyone else. Yeah, that's totally how you make me feel like you consider me to be an adult.

      Get on WoW and help Kavall shoot all the Alliance leaders. I did it last night, actually, but it was too much fun not to do again.

  • Comments (383)

    • noirakita

      3 years ago

      Hello!
      I have returned, pretty much for good! Sending this comment to any friends who have been here a month or less. Hope to catch up with you soon!
      -noira

      • ptath FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Actual Archivist

        3 years ago

        Great to see you! Here's hoping things pick back up around here.

    • BrooKiki

      5 years ago

      The hacker outcome amuses me more than it should. I take it you're gearing up for graduation, then?

    • BrooKiki

      5 years ago

      So I see you're every bit as choosy as me on the job front, then. Anything specific you're interested in?

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      5 years ago

      Well, right about now, I was originally planning to be announcing that tickets for RvB:TX were on sale. Unfortunately, that's not going to be the case. You might have heard that the RT staff has their own event planed for late May. We, the organizers of RvB:TX, don't feel it will be possible to compete with a larger and better organized event, so we're officially canceling our event.

      But all is not lost! We're keeping the group page for two reasons:

      1) RvB:TX will now be a hub for all RT fans in and around Texas. We'll keep people up to date on RT related events in and around Texas, from small meet ups to the RoosterTexas event the staff is planning. If you have not already done so, please watch the group to stay up to date on the news.

      2) We're planning a smaller get together in Austin this winter. It won't be as big as our original plans, but it'll still be a chance for fans to get together and have fun.

      For more details, please see the journal here.

    • BrooKiki

      5 years ago

      Thanks! I've joined and it looks pretty interesting. I need to do a major kitchen clean out and restock this week so I can get back on track. Also, how are things going with the last semester? Got any post graduation plans lined up?

    • hotacidbath FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Sure! Go ahead and make the thread and I can promote it in a news post. I'd love to see it and I'm always open for some good meal ideas. I get a little stuck in simple meals day after day so I'd love some new recipes.

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      LOL I'm actually quite flattered! smiley0.gif

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Er... I didn't start happy homemakers. That was hotacidbath

      But your idea sounds cool! If you made it, I'd definitely like to be involved. smiley1.gif

    • keithOAR4eve

      6 years ago

      HAHA happy thanksgiving to you as well old friend

    • MichyGeary FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Red vs. Blue Forum Moder

      6 years ago

      Thanks, hon! Happy Thanksgiving! smiley12.gif

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving. smiley12.gif

    • Izzi

      6 years ago

      In reply to ptath:

      Yeah I hate it when that happens, too. But that's why it's so important to make sure everyone is on the same page.

    • Izzi

      6 years ago

      In reply to ptath:

      Now that's what you needed to say from the start, because I was talking about the removal of federal subsidies. That's a different issue from what you are referring to. I would have to look up about these supposed to changes you are talking about because I haven't seen anything written regarding that.

    • Izzi

      6 years ago

      In reply to ptath:

      And yet there seem to be people who don't say the same thing.

    • Izzi

      6 years ago

      In reply to ptath:

      Again, that doesn't make sense because companies have been providing private, unsubsidized student loans this whole time.

    • Izzi

      6 years ago

      In reply to ptath:

      If that's already the case, even before the bill, then why haven't they stopped loaning all unsubsidized loans all together? That idea doesn't make sense because unsubsidized loans have been out there this whole time.

    • Izzi

      6 years ago

      No, the government is not saying that people can only get public loans. The law doesn't say that, the law doesn't directly cause that, and the government is not sending that message at all. And no, government subsidies of student loans don't work that way.

      Federally subsidized loans are simply student loans where the government pays the interest while the student is in school and nothing more. That just means that now students will be responsible for all the interested gained while they are in school on all their private student loans. That is certainly significant, but it doesn't make the loan companies lose money and it doesn't make people unable to get a private student loan.

    • Izzi

      6 years ago

      No subsidies won't make all companies unable to lend. As I said in my journal, most of my student loans are actually unsubsidized. I would still be able to get those loans even if subsidies weren't there.

      But it is true that there would be secondary effects on private student loan companies due to the bill, and they may change their policies because of it. It's not the same as the government telling everyone they can only get public loans.

    • Kyrianne

      6 years ago

      rvbfics.com/viewstory.php?sid=53

      I should update with some more chapters... I'm up to chapter 14 with writing, but I stopped there.

    • Izzi

      6 years ago

      No I don't write fanfiction. Can't help you there, sorry.

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      6 years ago

      Friendly Neighborhood RvB:TX Admin here! Just a few updates on the group today:
      1) We officially have 200 members! Sweet! You Guys Rock!

      2) We'd really appreciate it if everyone watches the group and checks the forum every few weeks or so. We post polls and messages on the group and we need YOUR input to make sure that this RvB:TX will be the best yet. If you already watch the group, thanks a ton! If not, go here and click the watch button. There are also polls concerning likelihood of attendance and optimum ticket price in the group forum.

      3) The event is being tentatively scheduled for next March. Hope to see you there!

      4) We could really use the help of a Web Designer. if you or someone you know could help us get even a bare bones site running, it would be greatly appreciated. However, please note that this will be an act of volunteerism on your part. We'd love to pay you, but we just don't have the money. But isn't being able to say that you designed a site in order to celebrate the greatest Machinima series ever reward enough? If you are still interested, please contact myself, or one of the other group admins.

      5) Keep active in the group. The planning staff is constantly looking for cool ideas for events, and they are the best spot to get yours out there.

      That's all folks! Keep your eyes glued to the screen for further updates.

    • megafire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Woohoo! Just before I had to leave.

      Have fun with it.

    • megafire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the heads up.

    • megafire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Well, I've had a lot of people help me, might as well make myself feel good and do it for someone else. Let me know as soon as it runs out.

      Post edited 8/04/10 10:14AM

    • cpribilski FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Wow.

      Just wow. That was amazing.

    • mynameistex

      6 years ago

      I was just browsing the homepage and saw the FU for today was someone from Austin. So I figured i'd check out your profile and low and behold a fellow female who seems to be as in to Star Wars as me! Let alone Dr. Who. I myself moved to Austin in August.

    • MichyGeary FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Red vs. Blue Forum Moder

      6 years ago

      Holy hell. I never pay attention to featured user. I happened to look by accident today. WHAT UP FU?

    • rotors08

      6 years ago

      Congrats being the FU today!

    • brandy606

      6 years ago

      Merry FU day!

    • Celestrial

      6 years ago

      FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU

    • philippeHC

      6 years ago

      happy FU day! (:

    • StrataG FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      i think the new doc tries too hard to be quirky...but he still does a good job...

      david is my dr. too
      he's the one that really got me into DW

    • Kyrianne

      6 years ago

      Hey, chickie! Congrats on the FU!

    • Cyber_Kai FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Cyber Kai

      6 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!!! smiley0.gif

    • Dakota_GM FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dakota

      6 years ago

      She called them to ask if she could borrow a car to go to a concert. They fucking exploded and started accusing her of the weirdest shit, and she ended up admitting that she doesn't want to live with them because they're always fighting with her and each other. This ended up in a screaming match over the phone, and she ended up crying in the bathroom for an hour after that. All because she wanted to borrow a fucking car.

      It's shit like this that makes me want to call CPS on their asses.

    • BrooKiki

      6 years ago

      I was hoping you'd be interested. It seemed like something up your alley. :D That sounds like a good way of approaching it, either by individual seasons or arcs.

    • BrooKiki

      6 years ago

      Yup. My Macbook has one built in.

    • BrooKiki

      6 years ago

      That could be a very cool idea. A few friends have discussed using video chat capabilities, but we never seem to get around to it. My latest bonding thing is either watching Robin Hood on Netflix or playing L4D2....which isn't really my favorite game, but a lot of the people I like are really into it.

    • BrooKiki

      6 years ago

      Definitely. We've made it this far, we've just got a little longer to go.

      For me, I think the more stressed I get, the more I want to retreat into my comfort zone. Sleep on my natural schedule, get plenty of alone time, etc. Unfortunately, that doesn't always work. Plus, I feel like I made it through the first two years of law school without neglecting my friends too much, so I really hate to do it now. I also hate feeling like I need to ration out my time with friends.

      It's definitely easier with the more introverted people, I think. A good friend who is definitely not an introvert (though she wants to claim the title for some reason I can't fathom) really has trouble understanding the difference between "I need to get away for a bit" and "I need to get away from you." It's a balancing act.

    • Thalia013

      6 years ago

      Hey, I should be able to chat tonight. Lot of crazy stuff has happened this week. If you'll just be on and around I'll show up eventually.

    • Thalia013

      6 years ago

      I'm Queen of the World. I always deserve ice cream. How dare you suggest otherwise. You are on thin ice missy.

    • Emessai FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Grif thread's dead at the moment and I made the last post, but I wanted to talk about something. @.@ I don't know if we've touched on the whole driving thing, but I'm listening to the commentary and I just realized that despite noticing Grif's ALWAYS driven the Warthog since forever, even when explaining his duties it's not mentioned. Ever. They never actually mention, or make jokes about, or etc. the fact that he's always driving.

      I think that provides for some interesting conversation unless you guys talked about that during my absence. Anyways you can bring it up if we haven't since I had the last post, I don't want to double post even just to resume posting.

    • Dakota_GM FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dakota

      6 years ago

      Well that's good. :D Will check it out when I can.

    • Dakota_GM FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dakota

      6 years ago

      Oh God, I know. D:

    • jonreinges

      7 years ago

      Pretty good, though I would add to the end of it "Free hammock and Oreos with membership...when we get around to it."

    • Thalia013

      7 years ago

      Ok, you have to see Equilibrium! It's freaking amazing! So Good. And I can't believe you never saw Taken. It was totally kick-ass. How did I let you get away with that.

    • BrooKiki

      7 years ago

      :-) I do really like cooking and it was a bit time-consuming last night, mainly because I had to chop so many veggies. The trickiest part was the tamagoyaki. Everything else was just pretty much "throw it in the wok and push it around a bit." Woks are amazing things.

    • jonreinges

      7 years ago


      "Yeah, Grif was definitely the caretaker, so Sister's cooking skills are probably limited to working a microwave. "

      You mean like Thalia?

    • Emessai FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Off we go to lead the charge against morons in the Grif thread again hm? Link me, I'll show up by the end of the day. Today is, unfortunately, today is a bit of I-don't-get-to-use-the-computer day.

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