I’ll probably just go out for dinner with my husband. Usually I have a party with friends and family as well, but this year that isn’t a good idea. Just when I’m turning 65, too… :(
Very interesting! I’d like to read the rest, too.
I’m not sure that sites like that look that way because they just don’t know any better. I think they may be signaling they’re not an ‘establishment’ site, and so *increase* their trustworthiness in the eyes of their target audience.
I took 10 lessons, and I think I could probably have done it with 8. I still feel myself sagging now and again, and then I have to correct myself (and then I wonder why I sagged to begin with, because the correct posture is actually more comfortable). I have also bought a new chair ( https://www.ikea.com/nl/nl/p/kullaberg-bureaustoel-zwart-90325518/, only mine has a different color) and removed the backrest. I have found that chairs with a backrest and armrests tempt you to lean on them, and then you can end up sitting in a wrong posture for a long time without noticing. Without them, I soon notice and can correct myself.
Yes, and I had tried several times before, without success. The difference is that earlier I just wanted to stop smoking for health reasons, but I still loved smoking. After reading the book, I don’t want to smoke because I just don’t like it anymore.
Taking Alexander technique classes improved my posture a lot, and cured the tendinitis I used to get in my shoulders.
Reading https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Carrs-Easy-Control-Alcohol-ebook/dp/B07B7QRWTH enabled me to quit drinking alcohol very easily. It was almost like it just turned off my desire to drink for good. ~3.5 years alcohol-free now.
Reading https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Carrs-Easy-Stop-Smoking-ebook/dp/B0051XSN50/ enabled me to stop smoking very easily, and I’ve not wanted a smoke in 25+ years now.
I’m missing Allen Carr’s book (https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Carrs-Easy-Control-Alcohol-ebook/dp/B07B7QRWTH ) in the list of books. I quit drinking after reading that book over 3 years ago, and it was almost like flipping a switch, so fast did it turn off my desire to drink.
Almost half a century ago, when I was 16 or 17 and still believed in God, I went to a synagogue with some people of my church for some kind of exchange thing. The service was quite boring though, as everything was in Hebrew and I didn’t understand a thing. But there was nothing to be done except sitting still trying to be respectful. So I guess I fell into some kind of meditative state, and I don’t remember anything about that, but just afterwards I felt that I had been in the presence of God, and a sense of great gratitude. I’m still surprised I didn’t convert to Judaism on the spot; maybe I would have if I weren’t so shy...
OK, I’ll go first. I’d correct people’s grammar and spelling a lot, and I’d tell overweight people how to lose weight.
Oh wait, I misunderstood the afterimage thing. No, I usually don’t see them while I’m looking at something, only when I close my eyes or look away. I do sometimes get the effect you describe, but not often. I tried to see the ‘snow’ again just now, but I didn’t see any.
My behavior is a compromise between different parts of me, and I’m good enough. “Doing good the best things rather than bad good/neutral things is generally supererogatory”. I was very relieved to learn that word and concept!
I definitely see afterimages, and I thought everyone did. I get movement in textured surfaces, but it doesn’t look like ‘breathing’ at all. I get visual snow, but *not* with my eyes closed, only when I’m trying to see if it’s raining outside, which can be hard to tell sometimes.
I made a midi file of it, because I wanted to hear what it sounded like. Let’s see if I can share it.
Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking and Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Control Alcohol have helped me stop smoking (20+ years ago) and drinking (2+ years ago). Can’t recommend those enough!
Will the lyrics be included with the digital download?
Grocery line: I’d think about why I am waiting in it, wishing the supermarket had a self-checkout system like my usual one, which is so much faster and more convenient.
Youtube: background music for work, like music from World of Warcraft, ‘world music’, classical music.
Experience: compared to most people, I’m probably hyper-conscious of dogs. I like dogs, but only if they’re friendly and well-behaved, and until I’m sure a dog is in that category I’m very wary of it (and even if I know a dog is friendly, I still don’t want to startle it).