Ship’s Log

Training Recap: 2019.02.11-2019.02.17

This week, I got exceptionally good at shoving an icepack down my pants. I ran some pathetic miles, biked some pathetic miles, swam some pathetic…mile. For running and biking, I’ve read that it’s valuable to push through the pathetic miles: you’re teaching yourself how to perform when you’re tired. For swimming, though, at least for … Continue reading “Training Recap: 2019.02.11-2019.02.17”

Alchemy In Plain Sight

For whatever reason, I had to refresh my knowledge of the origin of the term “hermetically sealed” today on my lunch break. I vaguely recollected that it had something to do with alchemy and Hermes Trismegistus, but forgot…well, whatever it was that connected them. I was going to write this one out, but then I … Continue reading “Alchemy In Plain Sight”

Hey Fellas…

I’m off murdering pretend people, so please enjoy this song from one of the greatest Disney movies of all time, The Great Mouse Detective. how exactly is she going to “be good to you?” I’m not sure how exactly this concept made it through a gauntlet of writers, animators, censors, and parents to become a … Continue reading “Hey Fellas…”

The Insomniac’s Sputtering Mind

When I get really bad insomnia, I try to convince myself that I’m actually the normal human, and everyone else is trying to fool themselves that sleep is a natural process. My favorite tidbit of history relating to this is that segmented sleep actually was really common in times of yore. Or, you can pretend … Continue reading “The Insomniac’s Sputtering Mind”

Training Recap: 2019.01.28 – 2019.02.03

Woo! Did slightly better this week. I really need to get back into running but it’s been super icy, and I hate running on the treadmill no matter what the movie is. But it’s like four weeks until that half marathon, so next week it’s crunch time. Today’s new exercise adventure was yoga in public, … Continue reading “Training Recap: 2019.01.28 – 2019.02.03”