Happy Guy Fawks Night! Nothing like celebrating with a burning effigy.
Obviously, we’re into November. As promised, I’m back to posting. (yippeee!) Thanks to all for the super nice compliments and very flattering links. Particularly to Bree and Hello with Cheese. I really enjoyed SPX and it was mostly to do with the awesome folks we met there. Already looking forward to seeing y’all again in 2010! (see that? “Y’all”. I’m practicing my American.)
Speaking of cheese, I went ahead and posted the Halloween strip…and back-dated it. You’ll have to just go back one to see it.
As mentioned, the plan is to get back to regular posting, so there will be a Monday strip. (Very exciting!) Also I’ve been looking into my own diet and exercise maintenance (OK, reboot) for the upcoming holidays, so November/December we will talk a lot about making time for our own wellness as well as ideas about making sure we can all squeeze into that little black New Year’s Eve dress! I’ll pass on whatever I can dig up, see about getting some of my svelte friends to share their secrets and if you have a nugget that works for you that you’d like to share, drop me an email. I can’t speak for the whole Internet of course, but if you’re as sick as I am of magazines featuring gorge-worthy goodies and giant headlines, “Lose 20lbs by Festivus” only to find the recipes sponsored by the Fat n’ Fatter lard co. and an ad for liposuction…Well, I say it’s time to start building our own pool of reasonable, sensible, affordable, manageable resources and community with a bit of good humour to keep things interesting.
See you at the gym!
I was getting caught up on some of my favourite sites and blogs today and found this video linked to webcomics.com. I love that site, I think it’s a terrific resource. I’m posting it here, because I think John Cleese is a brilliant man and I found this talk really inspiring.
He talks about making time and space for creativity, which applies directly to me and my goals with this site of course, but it also applies to so many avenues of life, I’d like to add an ammendment to anyone viewing this to swap the word “creativity” with “_____ goals”. It applies. Whatever you want to achieve, you have to block in the time for it. Uninterrupted. I remember telling my doctor once that I just didn’t have time for an exercise program. She rolled her eyes and told me that when she was in med school she still managed to find the time to run 5k, 5 times each week and if I couldn’t find 30 minutes, 3 times a week to do the barest minimum to keep my body healthy, then I was in need of a serious lifestyle adjustment and I needed to start asking for more help. She was absolutely right.
One of the things he says is that “To know how good you are at something requires exactly the same skills as it does to be good at that thing. Which means if you’re absolutely hopeless at something, you lack exactly the skills that you need to know that you’re absolutely hopeless at it.”
I love that.
So, enjoy the clip and make a point of blocking in some time for you and your goals this week.