"Same old story, a lack of consistency. 6% body fat, half-marathon runner in colle and post college, but then came the kids and a stressful career. add to it adrenal fatigue and overtraining with CrossFit, I was in a bad state. Took some time off…"
Studying scripture, debating politics, writing, reading and discussing classic and significant pieces of literature, exercising specifically running, traveling specifically in western Europe, speaking French, eating foreign cuisine, collecting personally significant quotes, watching unique and meaningful films, playing board games such as Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit, studying all areas of history, reading about the lives of obscure yet historically significant individuals or extremely infamous individuals, learning to appreciate and understand the value of a good riddle, working outdoors partaking in activities such as mowing the lawn and gardening
The Bible, The Decameron, The Chronicles of Narnia, Faust, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, A Tale of Two Cities, Frankenstein, The Iliad, Utopia, Hamlet, Voice of the Martyrs, Crime and Punishment, Great Expectations, anything by Jules Verne or H.G. Wells.
Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, V for Vendetta, Moulin Rouge, Apocalypto, The Beach, Godfather series, Great Expectations, Passion of the Christ, Shawshank Redemption, Elizabeth, The Fifth Element, Super Bad, Being John Malkovich, 300, The English Patient, Schindler's List, Fight Club, Braveheart, The Patriot, The Last Samurai, and way too many more to list.
Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service, Owl City, Hellogoodbye, Damien Rice, ATC, Beethoven, Ella Fitzgerald, Enya, Haddaway, Hans Zimmer, Kylie Minogue, Moby, Phil Collins, Vengaboys, Regina Spektor, Jimmy Eat World, Basshunter, Jenna Drey, Sarah Brightman, Hayley Westenra, Josh Groban, Aqua, Berlin, Chopin, t.A.T.u., Keane, Mono, Stefy, Sugar Ray, Tori Amos, Natalie Walker, Kate Havnevik, PlayRadioPlay!, etc.
"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company."
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"That's a good point about the average physique as well. At one time, I weighed 75 pounds more than I weigh now. I still went shirtless as I've always done. It shouldn't be a privilege to be earned by looking "acceptable" to…"
"That's a teaching moment for that mother. If the mom doesn't approve of the men in her life going shirtless, she can still teach her daughter a 'live and let live' attitude toward it and other nonoffensive behaviors. "