Mike Wazowski

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  1. Mike Wazowski

    Harriet's Year of Transformation: Act IV

    I would *love* to pick your brain about roasting whole chickens sometime later this year - I'm on a vegetarian experiment kick right now (plus just trying to cook my way through everything in my freezer and pantry) but will want to add that skill to my repertoire at some point (I blame Samin Nosrat).
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    Grumble Cleans up and Clears out.

    Like this guy?
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    Grumble Cleans up and Clears out.

    Until that *deadly* crash. At least for me.
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    Mike Wazowski: Back to the Grind

    For real! I was thinking I'd want to get it set up on my very old iPad mini before traveling a bit this spring (NYC and Boston) but then randomly had the epiphany that I didn't *need* to limit e-reading to those devices when my phone works fine. Putting the books on a phone I'll already have *certainly* beats needing to lug books around a city! I hadn't even considered the transfer cost of moving carry stuff from bag to bag - yet another reason I'm happy to just have my one everyday bag in a middling grey - it'll never be the highlight of my outfit and that's A-OK. Oh yeah, I definitely do *not* have bartender brain, whereas multiple of the staff at this place do (one of the trainers knows my name). I still worry that there's something sales-y going on, but I kinda doubt it - trainerdude and I chatted a bit yesterday about how I got started with gymnastics-y stuff, cause using rings on a power rack is kinda eye-catching (don't drag me, y'all - there isn't a better spot readily available at my gym and the power racks are never at full capacity in the pre-work hours). Tragic indeed - but lets it stay a special treat for when you visit a bigger town / city? You are welcome! I am definitely turning into an obnoxious library fan, 'cause it's another way to be more minimalist-y without feeling like I can't read lotsa books (because despite how little reading time I usually give myself, books are awesome).
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    Raptron: Winds of Change

    AHHHH that sounds like a killer birthday weekend - also, I'm now officially a part of team raptronhasatimeturner after reading how much you packed into a Saturday.
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    Book Riot 2019 Read Harder Challenge

    Yesssssssss yet another reason for me to spend more time on goodreads. I half-seriously want to track my social media time and make sure I'm spending no more time on Instagram than I am on goodreads (and ideally, less on both of those than reading actual books on my reading app).
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    Mike Wazowski: Back to the Grind

    Thanks - this was a good reminder for my grumpy perfectionist self! Above image definitely captures my willingness to move before the coffee hits! But it's also mobilizing to go to the gym, so it's not like it requires as much willpower as heading in to my job (which itself requires less willpower than heading into my old job). Although fancy coffee from one of my local places is a close second (and treating myself to a lunchtime coffee, bagel, and reading at a local Einstein Bros today wasn't bad either). Forgot another important update earlier - I downloaded my local library's e-reader app (Cloudlibrary, a buncha places use it) and it's awesome; I feel like such a scholar carrying around two books with me wherever I go (currently: "Dare to Lead" by Brene Brown and whatever the first Iron Druid book is by Kevin Hearne - thanks @CourtnieMarie for the recommendation!).
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    Book Riot 2019 Read Harder Challenge

    Placeholder for my list as I build it - nothing currently on it and not quite sure where to start yet. An epistolary novel or collection of letters - An alternate history novel A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018 A humor book A book by a journalist or about journalism A book by an AOC set in or about space An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America An #ownvoices book set in Oceania A book published prior to Jan 1 2019 with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman A book of manga A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character A book by or about someone who identifies as neurodiverse A cozy mystery A book of mythology or folklore An historical romance by an AOC A business book A book by a trans or nonbinary author A book of nonviolent true crime A book written in prison A comic by an LGBTQIA creator A children's or middle-grade (not YA) book that has won a diversity award since 2009 A self-published book A collection of poetry published since 2014
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    CM's standard template

    definitely not known from firsthand experience?
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    Scalyfreak does a bunch of side quests

    Ahh gotcha - hope the lobbying was successful! Ahh fair - no pressure, we'll take your word that the dragon cave has become glorious!
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    Grumble Cleans up and Clears out.

    I agree with raptron! (tm) Also haha, forgot how much introspection I was asking for. I'm now picturing a tiny munchkin with devil horns and an evil smile and it's simultaneously alarming and adorable.
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    Mike Wazowski: Back to the Grind

    Week 3, Day 1: Holy crap, it's week 3 already! Pretty solid day at work yesterday - it was bizarre commuting in on a holiday, because there was SO much less traffic than usual (it's my first time working on a US bank holiday, ever). I met with my boss for the first time since starting (he had a two week vacation / visa renewal trip to India right when I started) and I'm getting a really good feeling about this place - I'll be challenged, but I think I'll enjoy the culture quite a bit. Didn't feel great after work (think it maybe was something I ate not agreeing with me?) but I was able to power through teaching and practice with my partner - it was all kind of ho-hum, but I got through it. I woke up today feeling refreshed though, so it's not all bad! Challenge goals: Calories, workouts, stretching, and prayer are still chugging along. I've added a short meditation (praying the first couple beads on the rosary) to my morning yesterday and today and I'm really liking it so far. Hasn't seemed to impact how fast I get out of the house, I think there's a lower limit to how quickly I'm willing to go from totally asleep to out the door and my morning routine already comes close to that. And I took time at my lunch break yesterday to sit down and learn some stuff (programming in R, since my next grad class will probably require it). All the things! Today's coffee: drip brewed from home - high chance of me running out to treat myself at lunchtime though. This morning's lifting: Warm up and Handstands - got a couple long (for me) holds in of a 10 count! Low gravity mornings feel great DB BSS: 7.5 x 12 x 3 Single leg glute bridge: 8 x 3 Side lunges: 5 x 12 x 3 Box jumps: ~24" x 3 x 8 Banded walks: heavy band x 10 x 2 Banded side plank clam: heavy band x 20 seconds x 2 Pilates leg circle thingies: 5 x 2
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    Grumble Cleans up and Clears out.

    Hmmm, that is interesting. Good on you for noticing that! Any idea why / how the two got linked? \o/ for the house being mostly unsick! Here's hoping y'all are 100% better soon!
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    Scalyfreak does a bunch of side quests

    For very different reasons than @Grumble, I also want to experience this vicariously - share the before and after pics? I'm all about the minimalism porn. Wait a sec, job interview because you found a new calling?
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    CM's standard template

    <3 sweaters - the socially acceptable way to wear a blanket at all times.