Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Daily Thoughts for 2/17/2009

Engraving of Noah Webster, from the frontispiece of Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, Revised and Enlarged

Daily Thoughts for 2/17/2009

I am going to start including the date in my daily thoughts post. This will make it more distinguishable from previous posts.

Yesterday, I went out and bought a copy of I Can Make You Thin by Paul McKenna. I had been listening to the tape for several weeks and decided it would be better to have my own copy than the library copy.

I listen to the CD for about half an hour every night. It is working. I have lost nine pounds since I read the book and started listening to the cd. The cd is also very relaxing to listen to.

I also put Regenesis by C.J. Cherryh on hold after seeing it at the bookstore. It is part of the Cyteen series.

I am on vacation this week. I am not planning on going anywhere, just relaxing. I took a walk to my local library near my house. The library was packed with people. All the tables were full. There was a two hour wait on the signup list for the computers. This makes sense to me. Libraries are a free source of entertainment and education in a very tight economy.

I picked up some material to read, Extraordinary Engines The Definitive Steampunk Anthology, Edited by Nick Gevers. It is c2008, published by Solaris Books which is a new publisher. Vorpal Blade by John Ringo and Travis S. Taylor. John Ringo was on the New York Times Bestseller list for his science fiction. This book is a military science fiction novel published by Baen Books, it is a paperback, the paperback came out in October of 2008 so it is fairly new. Finally, I picked up a copy of Slam with a foreword by Tori Amos, edited by Cecily Von Ziegesar. It is a young adult title about poetry slams. I think it might help me better understand the concept of spoken word.

In addition to books, I got a copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on dvd. It is a three day loan. I rarely go to the theatres these days because it is so expensive and it takes so much time. I prefer to sit and watch my movies at home.

Web Bits

If you are on Twitter I really like the New York Times Books http://www.twitter.com/nytimesbooks It has excellent coverage of evrything book related.

I am definitely going to the Open Access and Libraries 2009 Conference


Jane Turley said...

I tried the Paul Mckenna CDs; I found them relaxing too although they never kick started me into weight loss. Perhaps I didn't try them for long enough - maybe I'll give it another shot since you've been so successful.

Book Calendar said...

It may have worked for me because I am very suggestible. I understand a little bit about meditation as well.

I also stopped eating as much sugar, soda, and candy before I started the tapes. I think it helps if you decide beforehand how you are going to eat.

My doctor told me to lose weight. It might have been a reinforcer more than anything else.