I have been cleared by my doctor to resume weight training and swimming. I thought I was going to have to wait another five weeks, so the "clear for launch" signal made me feel like I was let out of prison early. Of course, then, yesterday I went bananas, and I did a half hour of cardio warmup, a half hour of weight training, and then an hour of swimming. That means today I feel like my arms are made of lead, and I can feel every muscle in my body screaming "Bella! Stretch more before you do that stuff!" I also need to figure out some better strategies for keeping my hair from turning into straw and my skin from breaking out in itchy dry patches from all the chlorine. But it's great to feel strong again, and free to do whatever I want.
I'm sitting in my office using my teeth to slowly scrape all the candy sprinkles off chocolate nonpareils, or as I called them when I was little, "nonparallels." I have a terrible habit of wanting to eat only the tops of things, or the filling, or, as in this case, just the tiny white candy molecules affixed to the main section of the candy, also known as "chocolate." I regularly drive people, especially foodie types, crazy with my twitchy eating habits.
Hopefully this will be the last in this series of "look what others are writing about me" posts. I may have reached the critical mass of blog celebrity in Chicago. I'll have to move to New York or LA to gain more (questionable, and still geeky) fame.
Here is an interview with me conducted by Chicago comedian Mike Bridenstine, ringleader of those silly Blerds boys, who perform stand-up in Chicago and elsewhere, and produce some really great short comedy films. (This interview is part of his "Talkin' Comedy" series of interviews with Chicago comedy folks. It will soon be up on a proper site, but for now it's posted on his MySpace page.) Check out Blerds videos here, and, for dragon-chasing-its-own-tail meta screwiness, here's my interview with Mike a few weeks ago on the Bastion.