I've been working a lot of hours these days and I've had to put several aspects of my personal life on hold. Regular blog posts being one of them.
This will be a somewhat irregular post then.
Other things I've not had much spare time for; a structured fitness regime, juijitsu, yoga, of course time spent with Cindy and Skye, being out of town does hamper that a bit. It also makes the community garden tough to tend to. I've missed my circus training and circus friends as well as several Burner events. My personal trainer studies have pretty much been put on hold again.
But there are things I have managed to do.
I've been spending a lot of time driving around New Orleans which means I've been on a lot of bridges which has awesome because I love bridges.
It might be some sort of sub-conscious metaphorical thing. I'm sure there's plenty to be said for that.
Or it might be that I can look out over water. Expanses of water have always moved me in a way I can't explain. I think it is one of the things that makes Atlanta difficult for me at times.
There's not a lot of rivers around Los Angeles. In fact, the LA river is mostly lined with concrete and rimmed with chain-linked fencing. So rivers have had an other-worldly mystique to me.
Getting to drive over the Mississippi and take in its grandness almost everyday is a treat to me.
The surrounding swamps and bayous have a similar foreign appeal to me. So the ton of driving I've been doing is not without its appeals.
Sleep is another thing I've not been getting enough of.
That had nothing to do with me finding myself on empty somewhere on a bridge over the Pontchartrain River; that had more to do with the crazed pace I've been going at.
That and that, for whatever reason, I have never been good at keeping track of the level of gas that's in the tank.
Fortunately I didn't run out. That would have been a silly set back.
Somehow I've managed to watch a lot of TV, mostly in the background while I did this, that and the other.
I was able to plow through a season and a half of Game of Thrones, getting ready for the upcoming premiere. I've been keeping up with the family tradition of "sushi" Survivor night, thanks to my trusty DVR. I've got a fair share of Bill Maher and the Daily Show as well as other non-sense.
Today, while I didn't manage to leave the house, I did manage to watch both Ron Burgundy 2 and The Known Unknown, a documentary by Errol Morris about Donal Rumsfeld . I laughed a bit at the first flick, but couldn't honestly recommend it. The Known Unknown however was excellent and fascinating.
A big thumbs up.
I am however usually doing something else, while the TV is on; catching up on e-mails, which gets more time-consuming all the time, going over notes or at the very least stretching. I do end up falling asleep on the couch fairly regularly.
Oh, the glamor of Hollywood.