Archive for May 27th, 2012

May 27, 2012

Scheduled or Unscheduled Chaos

by Shannon Fox

Hello everyone,

I spend the majority of my time over at Isleofbooks and on the Dark Globe writing books reviews and talking about other people’s writing. But now for something totally different! I’m going to talk about my own writing and routine (or lackthereof).

Some of you know I’m currently a full-time student at UC-San Diego. I’m graduating in June so I’m in last quarter. I’m taking a heavy class load of 20 units (in quarter system, 16 units is considered ambitious/the max you probably want to do if you want to have even a little fun). Luckily for me, most of my classes are heavily writing based. So while I’m now essentially writing one project or another (my novella, my full-length stageplay, my short film script, or a short story), I’m not getting much work done on my own front. My primary activities outside of school writing consist of working on my novel, writing short stories, jotting down some poems, and plotting my attack on the literary world. Emphasis on the latter.

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May 27, 2012

Rule #6 Put Away the Scale (25 Rules for Better Health)

by Patrick Dykie

    

     I understand that many excellent weight loss programs like Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers use scales and weekly weigh-ins as an integral part of their programs. I’m not saying to completely ditch the scale. I believe that watching your weight drop can be fun and exciting. It is also something that those of you who are losing weight should be proud of. What I am saying, is that you should not let the scale, and those big black numbers take over your life. Yes, they are important, but there are other things that are more important. Bring it out of the closest once in a while or on special occasions, brush away the accumulated dust and cobwebs and enjoy the accomplishment of all those disappearing pounds. 

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