So, what all has been happening, and whence the sudden resurgence?
A few months ago, I started taking Zen classes, after seeing an advert for a class conveniently close to the station where I depart and arrive on my way to and from work.
I've made other attempts in the past to find some way to help me sort myself out somehow, with mixed results, and since the course price was easily within my budget, I figured I'd give it at least a shot. So far, I think this one is working. The effect isn't spectacular (and frankly, I'd be distrustful of any course that offers to enable you to completely change your life within two months) but I am feeling better about myself; as for those among you who insist on demanding tangible results... Well, I'm writing this post, aren't I?
More than that, there's any number of friends I haven't talked much lately, and I'm starting to discover that I want to. Re-establishing contact's always a daunting task (at least, it feels like one for me) but friends are worth it.
Moved into a new place about a year and a half ago. It's a lot larger than the student apartment, and a lot cleaner - that last came in handy when I suffered a major asthma attack that was bad enough to need a trip to the emergency room. Ah well, I got better.
Still playing City of Heroes, still enjoying it; definitely worth the $20 a month (two accounts, although I may fold them down into one now that we can purchase more character slots). Started playing EVE Online, which is pretty but grindtastic, but there's always been something about the space genre that will keep me interested despite that flaw.
Need to start taking up Capoeira again; if there's one thing I've come to accept, it's that reducing my food intake sufficiently to significantly reduce my weight. It's unlikely I'll ever be less than what my friends euphemistically described as 'cuddly', but I'd like to stay 'cuddly' rather than let it grow to 'chubby' or 'would-be Sumo'
My sister graduated veterinary medicine last week. I'm as proud of her as I was when she emailed me two years ago to tell me she managed to install Ubuntu on her desktop computer without my help.
That's all for now; there might be more soon, as I continue sorting out thoughts in my head.
Wow. It's been well over a year since the last time I tossed a larger chunk of serious ruminations into the aether at large (last month's haiku doesn't count, although writing it was a more profound experience to me than it might have appeared).