My Life Lacks Meaning (And Hydrated Skin)

1 Dec

Wow, where have I been?

Well, forget about where I’ve been. Right now I’m sitting here in the basement with the hood of my hoodie up snug over my ears (basements blow in the winter) sipping a blended salad (don’t worry, I haven’t gone all “normal” since I last posted). This beast is a mix of green leaf lettuce, grapefruit juice, ice, raspberries, one medjool date, stevia, spirulina, cinnamon, water, and pineapple. No salad dressing if you were wondering. I can call it a salad because it’s mostly lettuce. It’s a beautiful forest green in color.

One reason I stopped writing is I caught a nasty case of “I suck.” I would type a  sentence and then I would delete it and think to myself: I suck. Then I would type a sentence, read it five times, shuffle a few words around, delete it, and then say out loud: I suck. After sucking for awhile you should be able to see why I would just stop trying.

So instead of writing I’ve been reading about nutrition and philosophy, mainly. I’m trying to figure out the meaning of life, not something one can figure out in a month, so, yeah, I’m still working on that.

I’m having what some call an existential crisis. Some go through this once in their life; it seems I push through 4 per year, this being my 31st (I’m throwing a big party when I hit my 100th existential crisis).

Let’s see what else has been going on:

  • I fell down the steps
  • I fell trying to run UP the steps
  • I’ve been eating mostly raw, vegan foods for the past two weeks
  • I lost five pounds
  • I’m exercising regularly again
  • I backed into a bush
  • I’m now shaving (my face) regularly for the first time in…I have never shaved regularly
  • I’ve decided that three showers a week are better than one, but five is too many.
  • Following the advice of my dermatologist, I’m trying to get in the habit of moisturizing my body from head to toe…every day.

This is what I look like now since I took up grooming.

Slathering myself with lotion completely sucks in the winter and it’s in the winter when I need it the most. If I could turn the oven on “warm” and get in it without killing myself, I would do this damn moisturizing routine in there. Brrrr! Is there some kind of lotion warming trick? Can I simmer some Jergens in a sauce pan? Anything?

I suck.

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4 Responses to “My Life Lacks Meaning (And Hydrated Skin)”

  1. Nurse Wrachette December 2, 2010 at 1:15 am #

    Ultrisound technicians use a warmer similar to a baby bottle warmer. You could try that 🙂

    • fightn4it December 3, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

      That would work!

  2. me December 2, 2010 at 7:31 am #

    Santa might bring you one if you’re good 😉
    http://www.amazon.com/Chattanooga-Mini-Lotion-Warmer-Non-Electric/dp/B000J03QMK

    • fightn4it December 3, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

      I’ve been pretty good all year.

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