Sunday, December 10, 2006

My eyes are bigger than my motivation

So I didn't get as much done as I'd hoped this weekend. I blame Lego Star Wars II.

Part of the reason, though, was that I've done something to my knee. I ran four miles yesterday, but today I started on my six-miler and realized that it hurt to run. I have no idea what's wrong. It feels like a bruise just under my kneecap, but I can't see any bruising. A bone bruise? Still, it wouldn't be the first time I've had random, unexplained pain that's just as suddenly gone away on its own, so no need for panic just yet. Somehow I always seem to injure myself without remembering where the injury came from.

I got my "chores" done (except for apartment cleaning/organizing--only part of that done), but none of the fun stuff! This was because I spent most of Saturday doing stuff, then Sunday I was too lazy to do more than sit around. I didn't read a word, and I didn't touch my MP3s. Once again, I blame Lego Star Wars II. And I got five hours of work done--which will be much appreciated this coming week at work!

Other than that, it was a nice, relaxing weekend. I am trying not to feel too nervous about my knee pain.

Here is a fascinating site I found a few days ago: Astronomy Picture of the Day. Interestingly, the pictures I find most engaging are not those of far-flung nebulas and galaxies, but the weird cloud formations and other earthbound phenomena that are interspersed among them. Many are simply views of the moon, stars, or planets presented in an appealing or unusual way. The one I adopted for the wallpaper on my laptop is a time-lapse photo of stars over an icy mountain. There are hundreds of pictures to look at; the archive dates back to 1995.

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