I remember a poem from primary (or secondary) school, called Still Here.  The poem was accompanied by a photograph of a rugged, old man.  And it read, in part, “I been scarred and battered.  My hopes the wind done scattered…But I don’t care, I’m still here.”  This is somewhat how I feel right now.

I’ve been doing the online dating thing, for the first time.  I joined the site, not so much to find a girlfriend (though that would be nice), but to motivate me to get out and exercise.  My health has never been poorer.  I eat the wrong foods, have developed high cholesterol in addition to my high blood pressure, drink too much coffee, and don’t get any exercise at all.  Shortly after joining the online dating site, I joined a health club down the street.  I really wish I would have joined the health club first.  Because, instead of motivating me to get out and exercise (decreasing my risk of stroke or heart attack, under the self-pretense of becoming more attractive to women), the online dating has kept me indoors more, worrying with the online courtship of the same women.  It’s strange how personal plans work so well, in theory, but not in practice!

I’ve also been having one hell of a time with my psychiatric medication–one in particular.  This medication has always been the most helpful for my OCD, but it’s very difficult to get the dosage right.  Too little, and it doesn’t lessen OCD symptoms enough–too much, and it causes OCD symptoms to increase.

I write all this not to vent (though I appreciate your kind attention), but to let you know I haven’t forgotten you, my readers and fellow bloggers!

And to uphold my reputation as a connoisseur of hot women, let me post the following photo.  This actress, Sandra Gould, is best remembered for her role as Mrs. Kravitz on Bewitched, but she was well-known long before that.

6 Responses to “STILL HERE”

  1. 1 iamheatherjo December 6, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Getting motivated to go to the gym is tough. I struggle with that, myself.

    I’m glad you’re still around and was happy to see that you posted when I checked my reader today.

  2. 3 Allison December 6, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I’m very glad to see something from you. I was starting to get worried! Hang in there– with your online dating adventures; your quest for good health (both mental and physical); and keeping us aware of hotties present and hotties past.

  3. 5 territerri December 7, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    If you can get into a regular routine with the gym, it gets easier. Instead of trying to convince yourself to go, you’ll feel guilty if you don’t.

    THAT is Mrs. Kravitz? Who knew?!?

    • 6 solosocial December 7, 2011 at 6:34 pm

      Thank you, Terri!

      Yes, it is hard to believe that’s “Mrs. Kravitz”! She was definitely a good actress, wasn’t she?

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