Tokyo, Procrastination
not a knock against anyone. Just genuine surprise I have any today.
Published on April 13, 2009 By momijiki In Just Hanging Out

Three more weeks of the kindergarten assistant gig.  It's been fun but those mornings play havoc with my system.  Despite my best intentions, I return to my night-owl ways every weekend.  I started taking vitamins so that is helping with my energy level and since it finally warmed up, I don't feel like I'm eating like a pig all the time.  Best of all, I finally got over my cold.  At last!

Did some pictures for an event.  I think it could be a good way to get some more business but I'm not perfectly happy with the color of my sample prints.  There is a video loop of the photos on a screen which has a better representation of the color so that makes me feel better.  I'm disappointed because this is the first time I've gotten off color from the store I go to.  No time to get them redone not to mention the hassle about who pays for reprints.  I love the composition of the photos.  Wish i could say I was as enthusiastic about the color which is just okay.  This isn't a really something where people will spend lots of money on prints, either.  Hitoshi is telling me I have to balance out my effort versus return on things.  I just want things that represent me to be as perfect as possible. I'm having a hard time getting over it.



I've been spending a lot of time looking at dogs for adoption at  Just dreaming.  My husband has too many allergies.  I also worry about having to work while the dog stays home alone.  I love, love, love dogs.  No more traveling if I get a dog, though.  At least no travel overseas.



Bought new running shoes and a cute little running skirt in an effort to get myself to run more often.  I bought the stuff two and a half weeks ago and have been running twice.  I feel like I have a lot of energy until I walk through my door.  Then I seem to deflate.  Trying to work on a healthier diet.  Tummy is rebelling.  Not nice to be at work in that situation.



Cherry blossoms have come and mostly gone.  Did two nights of shooting (three hours of wandering around each night in lieu of going jogging).  Got some okay pictures.  Wanted to shoot more stuff but lost steam. 


Not to mention my mac was in the shop for two weeks because the logic board was broken.  My data was fine though it gave me some large amount of panic.  I had done 6 hours editing for some photos for people.  While the data was fine, I had to do it all over again because I wasn't going to get my computer back before the due date.  I know, I know.  Always back up.  I had my original data but had burned the midnight oil to the wee hours of the morn and was more worried I'd screw something up by trying to back it up then just going to bed.  I had done that one time while doing my B.Ed.  I had done an all-nighter on a 40 page document and cut and paste something and then saved it. I woke up the next morning and nothing was there.  I had to retype from various hard copy rough drafts and some short documents.  This time I thought to avoid such tragedy.  This time when I woke up to do the back-up I got the white screen of death.  What are the odds?


Podcasts.  LOVE them.  Mainly listening to Scott Sigler, Tee Morris, Slice of Sci Fi and Dragon Page Cover to Cover. This is worth an article of it's own.  That's assuming I ever get the mental mojo together to write something cohesive.  I feel like my thoughts are pinballing around inside my skull.  DHA vitamins are helping but my attention span... whoah!


Which brings me to...

I LOVE my iPhone.  Love it love it love it.  Except the show notes for podcasts doesn't come up and only the first part of a title which is not helpful if many episodes start with the same words in the title but vary the endings.  Irritating.  Must look again at the settings.  I think the camera is rather rubbish  but it beats my old camera phone.  Which was worse rubbish unless one wanted to make all people in photos look possessed by aliens.


Bought a new sketchbook and a book about using watercolor pencil crayons.  Have been doing little pics on the train when I can get a seat for longer than 10 minutes.  No cohesive pics, just practice sketches and technique things,  Fun.  I want to start back using the real thing and bought some real water color paints but the watercolor pencil crayons are great fun for the portability.


Small things about my house are starting to annoy me.  The glitter of love in my eyes for this house has not diminished, just that I feel like I need to do better by my house.  Things like better size garbage cans for the kitchen, a real side table for the bedroom, getting rid of cheap, ugly, plastic baskets and getting something more aesthetically pleasing.


I could go on, but I have a spurt of energy which I want to use for a really short jog in order to justify purchase of new shoes and running skirt and get some inches off my butt and tummy.


Back another day, JU


on Apr 13, 2009

That is definitely random thoughts. Talk about a busy week (weekend?). If I was only distracted half as much as you. I spend to much time thinking about how much of an idiot I am.

on Apr 13, 2009

That's where the DHA supplements come in.  I totally feel a difference in my cognitive process when I am taking them.

on Apr 13, 2009

Dang.... didn't go running.  Hubby got a movie and dangled it in front of me and next thing I know, my lazy but was on the couch.  Great movie though... "Akeelah and the Bee."

on Apr 13, 2009

"Akeelah and the Bee."

Not good, great movie.

Maybe I should consider some kind of medication of supplement as well. I hate to think I would have to deal with depression pills. Not sure these pills will fix my personal problems, they may only make me ignore the depression they give me.

on Apr 14, 2009

I should be clear about this.  I am not taking anti-depression medication.


DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) is the kind of nutrient one gets from fish oil and it is good for the brain.


If you are feeling blah, you should take a close look at your diet.   A lot of the symptoms of  vitamin deficiencies are depression or feeling blue.  I'm not talking fall-down dead deficiencies, just lacking the stuff to operate at premium.  Vitamins are not a magic bullet. I usually try to get more nutrients from my meals than depending on a vitamin.  I'm just finding that the supplements are helping me through a tiring patch of work as I noticed I don't have as much time to prep my meals as well as usual.