The Rise and Fall...

Of a borderline crazy sheppie


12-12-08 - Christmas...
Taillone
angelod
I guess it's that time of the year again. Getting dragged off to a Christmas concert at my mum's church seems like a sure sign that Christmas is indeed here. *chuckles*
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Heading home...
Taillone
angelod
Currently at Dublin airport, waiting to board the plane.. I really do not want to go home, but hopefully I'll be able to visit him (my brother) in December or January, if I just work on it a bit.

Heading off to Copenhagen tomorrow. That's going to be interesting, I think.. Though I feel more like relaxing, but hopefully I'll be able to do so while over there.. Also need to do some work, as I haven't done much while over here. :)
Heading home...

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Oh my..
Taillone
angelod
It seems that I'll be going to Dublin for a few days with my brother. I'm rather excited about it. :)
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Why??
Taillone
angelod
I always seem to underestimate the amount of work needed to do a full reinstall of Windows (or any other OS).

Started locating and backing up files about 10 hours ago.. But at least I seem to have a nice, fast, and functional system.. There are a few things I need to do still, but all in all it seems ready for use.
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And they wonder about obesity...
Taillone
angelod
This is just the third school in about a month where I've seen the school menu, and found the cheapest item (compared to the amount of food) to be pizza. That's just not okay..
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Right so.. Update..
Taillone
angelod
Weight loss progress...Collapse )

That was.. Unique.. I hope..
Taillone
angelod
I had set my alarm at 8:30 this morning, and I'm always a bit hazy when I wake up, so when I heard what sounded like fluttering of wings against paper or something like that, I was a bit confused. At first, I thought it was one of the budgies that had somehow managed to escape (which seemed unlikely because I'm not in the habit of forgetting to close the cage doors), but I decided to check it out. I mean, it could be other things as well, and when I saw a plastic bag I have, tilting a bit to the side (it's at the foot of my bed, so I could have hit it with my foot quite easily), I figured maybe it was that which caused the noise (told you I'm hazy when I wake up).

I decided to investigate it, and so crawled toward where I'd heard the sounds coming from, and what did I see? A tiny little juvenile House Sparrow, squeezing itself into a corner, looking ever so scared. That just made my heart melt, and I wondered what to do because obviously I'd need to get it out of there, and preferably leaving as little scent on it as possible, and without hurting it.. I decided to go grab a totally new pair of rubber gloves (the smooth kind, at least they are until they get wet, so I could avoid accidentally tear its feathers off), because I assume that rubber scent is less intrusive to their sense of smell, and also if it started biting (I know how hard birds can bite) I would prefer not to have to get a tetanus shot, as there is plenty of things I need to do today.

So after a few tries I managed to catch the little one.. It was so tiny it could fit inside my hand.. Poor thing was really scared, so I went to my window, opened it, and stuck my hand outside, opening it, at which point the young bird flew away.

But how did it get in? Well.. I had my window open most of yesterday, and since I live in a basement, the window is at ground level, and so it's likely that it had just been curious, maybe tempted by the sounds of my budgies.. In any case, it must have been there all night.. Poor thing..

Oh well, I hope it'll be okay, but from what I understand.. Once they can fly, they can pretty much take care of them themselves, which is good. :)

*stumbles onto the stage after being nudged*
Taillone
angelod
*coughs* Umm.. Heh.. Hi everybody.. I'm Angel.. You might remember me from such posts as "Smokers.. Give up hope?" and "No more postponing".

I'm here to give a short update on how it's going in my life and such.. Mostly my weight, actually, because I know that some people have been quite concerned about me.. My mum and my brother included.

Back in November, I think it was, I posted something in regards to try losing weight by cutting out certain things.. But I honestly didn't have the spine for it.. I said I would only drink soda at special occasions, which I did.. It just didn't take a whole lot to be a "special occasion".. Eventually even going for a walk outside was special enough to warrant drinking soda.. Not much of a weight loss plan to be honest.

So after a while, I started gaining weight again, and it got to the point where my body started to squeeze water out through a wound in my leg (TMI, I know, and I'm sorry..), at least that's what the doctor told me, so they borderline begged me to try and lose weight. At that point I was at 152 kg (335.1 lbs / 23.9 stone), which isn't the worst case I've heard of, but it was very very bad.. Got exhausted over practically everything that involved moving around.. But I decided to try counting calories again, and this time do it right, making it as easy as possible for myself to keep track of, so that I wouldn't get tired of it, and then keeping track, getting weighed at the doctor's every second week.

Well I've been at it since June 6th, which means that on this upcoming Friday, I'll have been at it for 8 weeks. Thus I cannot really say what I'm weighing right now, but at my last weighing (July 18th) I was at 138.1 kg (304.5 lbs / 21.7 stone) which gives me an average weight loss of 2.3 kg (5.1 lbs / 0.4 stone) per week..

Anyway, I'm still going at it, of course, and I'm sorry if I've bored you with this, but I wanted to update people who may or may not have been concerned about me.. Or have an interest in my life. :)

Exam grades so far
Taillone
angelod
Actually I've only gotten one so far, but if it's any indication of the general grade level, then it's looking good.. I managed to score a 12 in spoken English (as opposed to written), which is the best grade possible now.. Used to be 13, but the new scale consists of: 12, 10, 7, 4, 02, 00, and -3.

Aaaanyway.. I'm hoping the written exams went well too. :)
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This man is a genious...
Taillone
angelod
I'll say that I would've wished I could've found him before because he is brilliant.. Don't think so? That's perfectly fine. Just wanted to share it with those who do think that education is very very important.

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