No Sweat

I wonder how much of the issues that occur from getting older are really from neglect and not from natural ageing. You always hear people 40 and up say, “that’s what happens when you get older.”

Am I supposed to believe that you just get fat because of age?…”your metabolism slows down when you get older.” I think it’s more accurate to say that it’s easier to get fatter as you age, but some people give you the idea that it’s not a choice.

Another thing I’ve been told is that when you get older you just don’t sleep as much. It’s easy to believe because you always hear of old people sleeping at midnight and waking up at 5 AM and working stiffs in their mid-life running on 5 hours of sleep a day.

I’m not sleeping as well as I used to and I think it has to do with not doing anything. My body might be sending adaptive signals to my brain telling it I don’t need to sleep much. The only time I sweat is when the steam from hot food hits my face. Sure, I walk fairly long distances sometimes but there’s still no sweat.

When does the average person exert maximum force on a monthly basis? Carrying groceries? Running to the toilet?

Sleeping was never an issue when I was working my previous job. I’d be moving all day and sweating on most days, profusely sweating every day in the summer.

Not perspiring regularly can’t be good, in my opinion. Sweating because you’re overweight doesn’t count.

I started jogging recently and the goal isn’t distance or time but to sweat. My recent purchase of one of those Under Armour shirts that are supposed to wick away sweat has found early use. I only bought it because it was on clearance. I was thinking I would wear it in the summer when I would be sweating while doing nothing.

 

Boring Stories

A piece of dental floss got stuck between my molars. Being unable to get it out I went to the internet to search for answers. My search seemed hopeless for answers while also frightening. On a student dental forum the consensus was that you might have to pull a tooth out. On another website some guy said a stuck piece of floss between his teeth caused an infection. I couldn’t believe that I might have to see a dentist for a piece of floss stuck between my teeth.

Brains work extra hard to solve urgent problems. Should I try to stick a needle in there? How about lighting a match and burning it away? I slept on it hoping my saliva would melt it away. After a whole day of eating and drinking I finally managed to get it out using another a piece of floss. I’m realizing now how this was such a boring thing to write about.

Boring Story #2

Last week I came to the conclusion that toy collectables increase in value faster than precious metals such as gold and silver bullion. People laughed at me when I had them drive me to meet up with some dude through Craigslist who was selling toy musician figures. A few years have passed since and the value has increased 3 to 6 times.

I went to IKEA to look for a shelf for these toy figures I’ve been buying recently. When I got there I saw a shelf that would work that was price at $25. I thought about the room it would take up, assembly, the money and I reverted back to minimalist mode which had me decide on plan B which was to take the stuff from my existing bookshelf and put it in a box.

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I buy figures for one or more of the following reasons:

  1. I think it will go up in value
  2. It’s on sale for a deep discount
  3. Childhood memory
  4. It’s so funny that I can’t help myself

C’mon, The Golden Girls! JAJAJAJA

You laugh now at my perceived immaturity but you just wait a few years and I’ll be sitting on a goldmine!

Detox From Yourself

The mental heroin of your life can exist without your acknowledgement. You’ve been hooked since birth injecting your environment to fuel your beliefs to get you by. Twenty years of being an addict will likely make you a junkie for life.

You’re strung out from your life and the solution is to stay on the same path rather than begin a detox and start over. Dropping a decades old habit is excruciating and to do so without the belief it even is a solution seems foolish. It’s not a problem unless enough people say it is.

Many would rather choose the momentum of comfortable misery if the option of a smooth transition to the next desired level is not available. To defer discomfort is often the path of short-term gain in exchange for long-term pain.

Rejecting what you thought to be most important in your life is the process of purging the poison from your mind. You feel you can’t live without it until you continue to live without it.

Questioning what you’ve always thought to be true is a process that places you in withdrawal. Fighting through your denial and letting go of your comfort ravages your mind which will fight you to keep its dominance on the throne.

Recovery is long and hard but the alternative is a life of sickness.

 

 

 

Another New Year’s Post

On my desk there’s an unopened bottle of wine that was intended to be open sometime during the holidays but it never happened. Last night on New Year’s Eve I decided on Blow instead. Netflix didn’t have the 2001 film starring Johnny Depp so I pirated it through the internet.

I’m turning into all those old people who have little desire for current films but instead would rather rewatch films from an era when I was younger. Mid 90s to early 2000s would probably be my favourite…Goodfellas, The Fifth Element, Rounders, Gladiator, The Big Lebowski, Tombstone, Fight Club are some that I’ve watched 10 times. Movies were better back then…ohh my back.

I can’t even remember the last time I went out on New Year’s Eve. The whole idea of it just pissed me off after a while.

One year while everyone was toasting at midnight and saying foolish things I walked outside and stood alone for 5 minutes until the nonsense subsided.

To a better year!

Happy 2018!

Like the universe gives a shit that the 7 turns to 8 in our imaginary calendar system. If your life stunk in Dec 2017 it won’t change just because you and your drunken friends want it to at midnight. 2018 is going to be my year! I can feel it. 

Negativity aside, the cultural idea of change in the new year can be a catalyst for some people to make moves they otherwise wouldn’t have. If you want your life to change dramatically you might have to make some bold moves but any move is better than nothing.