I mentioned in an earlier post that one of my time-filling strategies would be to lock into some TV series that I never connected with. I know I'll be killing some sacred cows here, but here is how it played out. I started by watching Breaking Bad. Everyone raves about it. I got through a season and a half and found it to be a bit too jolting for my delicate soul. I moved on to Arrested Development, two episodes convinced me that it was too silly for me to get deeply involved with (strange evaluation from someone who can watch Three Stooges episodes dozens of times and reveres Caddyshack as high art). Last few days, I locked into Mad Men and I'm liking that a lot. I like the story lines, the acting and am probably most drawn to the retro-nostalgia aspect of it. I'm admittedly very stuck in the '60s. Further evidence....I finished reading 11/22/63, Steven King's new book which involves a time traveler going back in time to stop the JFK assassination. I blew through 800 pages of this. Normally that would take me about a year and 1/2 reading two pages every night before I fall asleep. I've never read a Steven King book before, but found this one addictive.
Health wise...nothing much has changed. I still get periods of mild queasiness. I don't get fatigued much anymore, but then again I'm not doing much to tire me out. I'm still rather fussy about my food. My friend Bridgette has concluded that I'm pregnant.
Tomorrow, I'm thinking I might try riding an exercise bike to see how long I can manage that. I've been a bit reluctant to do this....mostly because I'm conditioned to be a germ-phobe and I consider gyms to be petrie dishes for fungus and other yucky stuff. But my plan is to wipe the bike off with OCD gusto before I start to ride. If it goes well, I may keep doing it for a few days and then see how I do riding a real bike on flat ground.