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Experiences in Baltimore, MD

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Berger cookies are a Baltimore thing, or so I’ve been told. That’s one argument for me to try them before leaving, and another argument is “Why not?”. So try them I did, and was sorely disappointed. It’s a crummy little wafer with a ton of chocolate fudge frosting all over it. OK sure, chocolate fudge frosting isn’t the worst thing in the world, but what the heck?  Though coming from the land of sild, leverpostej and akvavit I suppose I should hold my tongue.

Needs more fudge frosting

In other news, today was terrible. Problems with a paper, experiments cancelled because of a missing password and absolutely couldn’t get in the zone for making a presentation. Bleh. But somehow it wasn’t quite as bad as it should have been, because I for some reason felt that it was only a short period of crap which would naturally be followed by a terrific day or two. I do find that the pendulum often swings like that, but to straight up expect it? I’m wondering whether it’s a byproduct of my intermittent fasting, where I’m so used to hardships lasting only until the next day (which is what makes it so doable). And perhaps also the fact that I get a shot of hunger-induced euphoria every other day, coupled with a total lack of food-induced drowsiness. Or it could just be psychosomatic truth that I’ll soon get better. I guess we’ll see tomorrow.


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2012/10/24 at 23:01

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It’s so hard to keep all your shit together at once. Trying to adopt good habits is like plugging leaks with your fingers; as soon as you focus on one thing, something else falls apart. Exercise every day; go back to eating cereal just before bed. Finally get some miniatures painted; stop sticking to designated email checking times. I guess I’m just underestimating the task of reconfiguring a lifetime of synaptic reinforcement, but for a perfectionist it’s annoying that it has to be “two steps forward, one step back” instead of “get better at everything all at once”.
Alas, just keep pushing the rock up the mountain.

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2012/09/06 at 09:10

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