I don't know if I will be posting much this next week. I have started developing some numbness in the pinkie finger of my right hand which probably doesn't surprise too many people considering how must I do type during the day. I am going to rest my hand entirely and see if that makes the numbness go away or reduce in severity. Of course this is all complicated by my recent diagnosis of Diabetes as this is one of the symptoms of the disease.
It's kinda scary to actually feel the result of not taking care of myself in the way that I should have all these years. I focused too much on things that made me feel good in the immediate (like a poor diet of rich sugary foods) instead of thinking of the long game.
It was easy to blame my weight or my work for the fact that I rarely had a girlfriend or any real permanent relationships besides work and hobby acquaintances (the baldness was never a problem because I have a beautiful head for it and it's feels so good on the pillow after a nice head shave).
I was okay with that.
I traded those things for the ability and time to pursue interests like comic book and toy collecting, movies, music, art, design, history, teaching, writing, travel, computers and now blogging. I really don't think I would trade away anything I have been able to learn or do for the other side of life. Nobody gets everything.
So maybe this is all part of the challenge for me to experience another side of life. In the past year I added more exercise and a better diet to my life to avoid the diagnosis I recently received anyways.
Sometimes it feels like it wasn't worth the effort at all but of course I know that is 'stinkin' thinkin'. I just have to take everything to the next level with even more attention and intensity and if there is one thing I know how to be is intense about something I am interested in. My blog and Tumblr are testament to that.
I am not looking for validation from anyone in your comments. Just preaching my truth.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.