Heart-Healthy Weight Loss

I’m very pleased to share​ my weight loss progress with you. I have lost 20.5 pounds since mid-January, mostly through changing what I eat, and exercising a bit. I’ve switched to a heart-healthy lifestyle, and it’s really the best thing I could have done for myself right now. My boyfriend broke up with me about…

Self-worth and the fashion industry

As I used my semi-designer bag (which I got on clearance) as a library book bag the other day, I thought about fashion. I thought about the irony of using a designer bag to carry library books, and I thought about how there are probably some people who would be offended by that. (I like…

Biology Notecards

My biology professor gives his students extra credit for making notecards and turning them in before the exam. That’s nice of him, and although I’m doing pretty well in that class, I’ll take any extra credit I can get. My classmates turn in huge stacks of notecards, but many are blank or don’t have a…

Cheetos never prosper!

I just did something I haven’t done in about a month: I ate a bag of Cheetos. I used to love Cheetos. Especially the red-hot ones. I enjoyed the jalapeno-flavored ones too. However, after a month of eating heart-healthy– which Cheetos are definitely not– I decided to have some. I was not expecting what happened….

If you could be any character, who would it be?

What character do you identify with most? I’m talking about any medium here. It could be a character from a TV show, a book, a webcomic, you name it. But if you could be any character you wanted, who would you pick? Would you choose differently if it was only for a day, versus for…

Musings

What do I want to be when I grow up? It’s still a question I’m asking myself, and I’m not much closer to answering it than when I last wrote about it. I’m listening to Cut Copy and Empire of the Sun right now… I have a thing for catchy indie bands. While I’m technically…

Growth

Due to an unexpected turn of events, I haven’t much felt like posting lately. I harvested the first batch of radish sprouts, but I was dealing with some other things and so I didn’t bother taking pictures. I tasted one… It was peppery, just like a radish. So that experiment worked well. I took down…

The Power of Music

Music is amazing, isn’t it? A song can touch even the most jaded person at their core. Music can be lighthearted, sad, soft, or powerful. It can hurt or heal. It can help us be more in tune with our emotions, or it can transport us back to a memory from an earlier time. It…

Time in a Bottle

Do you ever hear a song and have a profound emotional reaction or connection to it? This is that song for me today. If I could save time in a bottle/ The first thing that I’d like to do/ Is to save every day/ ’til eternity passes away/ Just to spend them with you If…

The radish sprouts are growing fast!

When the package said the radish sprouts grew fast, they weren’t kidding around. They meant it. Take a look at the crazy progress that happened overnight! Yesterday morning (I already posted this pic, but just to compare): Last night: Wow! Detail from last night: And then there’s this morning: Again, these are being grown aquaponically,…

Aquaponics: Growing radish sprouts

Look! It’s Day 4 of having an aquaponics tank set up in my apartment, and the radish sprouts are, well, sprouting! Top left: spider plant. Top middle: currently empty except for the grow stones. Top right: feeding hole for the fish. Bottom row: sprouting radish sprouts! These are not baby radishes, by the way, as…

Tank updates

So… Sadly, my new female veiltail betta already died. I exchanged her for a different fish, and he seems much healthier. He’s a little shy of the camera, but I put the tank in a better location that gets more light. Meet Spock. I also moved Michaelangelo’s tank back to the living room… I missed…