Mrs. Patterson is used to being able to contact me almost instantly at work. This, however, has changed since I am now at a new place and in a new role as King of Nothing. Yesterday she tried and failed. I explained to her how to get a message to me in an emergency, but past that it’s a crap shoot.
Mrs. Patterson: “Just how many meetings are you in?”
- Standing meetings: 6
- Another 3-4 each week that just pop up
That many meetings makes me feel like this:
Besides the meetings and the “management stuff” I still am expected to get things done. That part I’m still working on…
In related news, this weekend I drive down south for another Tai Chi lesson. I’m excited about that so expect another post after I’ve absorbed the lesson. Somewhat related: While searching for an image on Tai Chi lessons this photo came up:
I guess the criminals in Vancouver carry dam big knives. Seriously: If a guy pulled a knife like that on me I’m not sure if I’d laugh or just ask him to chop an onion.
Exercise & martial arts practice:
- Weights at SuperFit x2 per week
- Recumbent stepper x1 per week, SuperFit
- x1 per week kettle bell workout & martial arts review (e.g. bag work, mook jong, floor drills, however the spirit moves me, etc.)
- Tai Chi forms practice x2 per week
SuperFit is an awesome gym chain. I’m paying 19.95 a month for 24-hour access to one of the cleanest gyms I’ve ever seen. It gets the Bob Patterson two thumbs up!
Where I am lagging is in nightly Qigong practice. I have been pretty good about doing Qigong prior to the Tai Chi but I’ve been not so good about my goal of nightly practice. Also, I’m still stuck at 193 pounds. Thanks to the clusterfuck that was my last job I broke the 200 pound mark. I have dropped over 10 pounds but seem to be stuck at 193. Not sure what to do about that either.
Spring? Could get ugly.
I have to finish a certification program that I started at the old zoo. Where it not for the fact that I have sunk my own money into the program I’d likely not complete it. I am already over-credentialed and this one is mostly the idea of my lame-brained, and now retired, former dean.
I’ve also enrolled in a 2 credit fly fishing course. I kid you not. Only in God’s Country will you find trophy trout waters and a college that has a course on the topic! Aside from the equipment this one is totally free. So, come hell or high water, I plan to make time.