How about you? Do you know a librarian who deserves recognition for running a reading program for preschoolers? Or a librarian who recommends the best books evar? Or, perhaps, your librarian greets you with a smile when you walk through the door. Whatever the reason, you can nominate your favorite librarian for the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award!
My head whipped around so quickly I thought for sure I had sprained something. This comment was uttered by my son as we witnessed a mild case of road rage while driving to Lowe’s to pick up some paint. “How do you figure?” I asked him, not expecting the well-thought out answer that I received.
Ok, really, I’m not trying to bring back the leg warmers but I am trying to move this thang (come on, you know you totally jammed to this back in the day). I have gained about eight pounds since I left my job almost a month ago. Yeah, I know, scary!
I figure if I keep up that trend I’ll be, well, I’ll be much heavier and a lot unhealthier than I want to be. Now I’ve tried different exercise programs before:
*Curves – quit going after a couple of weeks because my schedule was so hectic that I just couldn’t find the time to keep up a regular schedule
*Walking around the neighborhood – there was a bear spotting and that ended that
*Step machine – got totally bored with stepping on and off the platform
I had been begging my husband for a treadmill but upon looking around the house I realized I don’t have anywhere to store it. Correction, I don’t have anywhere I want to store it. What to do? What to do? On a whim, I ended up buying the Wii Active.
I used the Wii Active for the first time this morning and, let me tell you, I am impressed. I know other people have been on the Wii Active/Wii Fit band wagon for a while now but I love being fashionably late. I like the clear instructions (except for the whole nunchuck/remote thing – ok, you have to be smart enough to know the difference and apparently I am not because it took me a minute to figure out it out). I have it set to the 30 Day Challenge with the hopes that I will be excited/interested/engaged long enough to make the entire 30 days. What do they say, it takes 30 days to drop a bad habit? Hopefully, I can pick up a good habit in less time.
My stats for today are:
Calories burned: 104.2
Work out time: 23:25
Exercises completed: 16/16
Since I ended my job, I noticed that I’ve become a lot more sluggish and that I drink a lot less water and much more soda. So I was thrilled when I came across this challenge at Cutie Booty Cakes.
Experts agree that people should drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. Not only does it keep you hydrated, but it’s good for your skin too. And drinking water also promotes healthy weight loss.
Furthermore, by joining the challenge, you will help Crystal Light improve the lives of people in the U.S. and all around the world who do not have access to clean, safe drinking water.
So if you’re like me and you need a change, I challenge you to make a delicious change. While you’re there, don’t forget to Test Your Water Wisdom. And don’t forget to grab your nifty little Water Way Challenge Widget!
I did not receive any compensation for this posting, I’m just looking to make myself healthier and in the process encourage others to do the same.
There’s been a pretty significant time lapse between my last post and this one, soI know you’re wondering what I’ve been doing? Or, at least, I’m hoping *someone* out there wonders. Smile. Kinda.
Last night, I followed the tweets and pics of my friend, Greg Schwartz, as he described the destruction that had befallen his library due to heavy rains. Damages are estimated at roughly $1 million for books, servers, computers, etc.
We all know the importance of libraries to the communities they serve and how important they are to maintaining a sense of normalcy during times of upheaval. In an effort to assist the Louisville community and let them know that we are there for them, Steve Lawson and Library Society of the World have started a project to raise money for the Louisville Free Public Library. The goal is to raise $5000.
Here’s the official announcement from Steve’s blog:
I have set up the email LSW.LFPL@google.com and linked it to my PayPal account. I intend to collect money at that address until September 1, at which point I’ll send a check in the name of the Library Society of the World to the LFPL Foundation. You can just send money to that email address using PayPal, or use the button below:
If you’d rather send a check, send it to the Library Society of the World Clubhouse, PO Box 7893, Colorado Springs CO 80933. Make the check payable to Steve Lawson.
Don’t worry about how much you can afford to donate. My own contribution will be small-ish, between $20 and $50.
But there are about 300 members of the LSW room on FriendFeed. There are close to 1,000 members of the LSW group on Linkedin. I would like to think we can raise at least $5,000 for LFPL by September 1. That’s only $17 per FriendFeed member, or $5 per Linkedin member.
For this to work, you have to trust me. I promise that every dime that comes through PayPal or check will go to LFPL. (PayPal takes a small cut if your donation is charged to your credit card (rather than your bank account) and if you don’t choose the option to pay those fees yourself, so it’s possible that I won’t get the full amount of your donation. I’ll only be able to donate the money I actually receive after PayPal fees.)
On September 1, I’ll total up what we have raised and send it to the library. If you would rather give money yourself instead of sending it to me, here is the address and phone number given in the Louisville Courier-Journal:
The Library Foundation Attn: Flood 301 York St. Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 574-1709
Five thousand dollars or more for Louisville Free Public Library by September 1. Think we can do it? I’ll keep you posted.*
*Reprinted thanks to Creative Commons