Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Day in the Life

7:15 a.m. - the alarm goes off. Decision time. Get up, make coffee, chant, go running, or...go back to sleep until approximately 8:55 a.m. and leave myself about 10 minutes to get ready and run out the door?

Generally, option B wins. So I'm hoping that if I blog about it, option A will start to creep forward in the running more often. This morning I woke up pre-alarm (shocking, I know) and wrote for a bit before coffee, chanting, running, taking a leisurely shower, having time to actually pick out an outfit, and heading off to work.

And it was awesome. I used to think I hated running, but I think I just hate the idea of running. Or maybe the idea of getting dressed to run. But the actual running part of it is euphoric, amazing, gives me time to just listen to music and be in my head for twenty minutes. So here's hoping that tomorrow at 7:15 when the alarm goes off, I'll remember this and I'll get out of bed. Here's hoping.

Monday, September 29, 2008

First Post (wow, creative!)

This is my blog.

It started out as NoHo Blog (Adventures of a First Time Homeowner) but that didn't inspire me. I'll hang onto the "NoHoBlog" URL just in case someday it does, but I needed something more generic. Something that would allow me to post any random thought. And to be honest, there haven't been many adventures thus far as a first time homeowner. It's much like renting, except that when the toilet breaks or the roof leaks or the chimney is crooked (as it is now), I have to figure out how to fix it myself. Or ignore it. Lately I've been taking the latter approach. But I digress.

I actually didn't even want to call it "A Jax in NoHo," because this particular Jax has aspirations of being elsewhere, but just "Jax" was taken, and "Ajaxin" sounds like some sort of weird non-necessary prescription drug that you see a commercial for on late-night tv with people running around looking happy and flying kites in nice parks. Feeling awkward? Uncomfortable? An itch in your nether regions? Take Ajaxin...it'll fix you up right.

Speaking of commercials, has anyone seen the commercial from the High Fructose Corn Syrup people? A chick with her boyfriend in the park, a popsicle...it's hilarious and odd. And hey, here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE5aSUcU3YA.

Digressing again. So...blog. I was inspired by my friend Bianca to start one, because she sent me the link to hers (hey, here it is: http://asinjagger.blogspot.com/) (I have to get someone to show me how to embed links in blogs) (Should really be able to figure it out, considering I WORK for a WEBSITE...) (Hey! I figured it out!) and I really enjoyed it. Like Bianca, I will try to post every day. Also like Bianca, I probably won't wind up posting every day. But...well, I've been trying to do the Artist's Way again, morning pages, all that, and I figure maybe I'll start out small - instead of doing morning pages (which are supposed to be private, which a blog obviously is not), I'll start a blog. Perhaps I'll learn something about myself. (Perhaps I'll learn that I like parentheses.) So...here goes. I figure if it's horribly boring, you don't have to read it. No harm, no foul. I probably won't even tell anyone about it until I've established whether I will continue with it or if it will languish in cyberland. At least I'm trying to write something, which is better than the past year of not really writing much of anything at all.

Welcome to my blog.