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400 Curls w/ 20 pound dumb bells
200 Shoulder raises/Chest presses w/ 10 pound dumb bells
400 Leg lifts
200 Back flexes
1:05 hours of yoga over 2 days
I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “In Waves”
I exercised to “Finger Eleven” the album “The Greyest of Blue Skies”
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The outright murder of George Floyd is front & center, as it should be until we all see/hear a MASSIVE change in society EVERYWHERE! Yes I’m white and grew up priviledged. I never had a serious encounter with any type of law enforcement. I’ve had some parking tickets, & that’s about it. I’ve never had to deal with racial discrimination of any kind, yet a LOT of people have to deal with it every day. I’m white, priviledged, & don’t have to, that’s not right! I had to turn the news off this week because I couldn’t take it. Lots of people can’t do that. They turn the TV off but who knows what they’ll have to deal with when they open the door?
Canada’s Prime Minister.
We can’t do anything other than what we’re doing already with the Coronavirus. Follow health officials orders, that’s who was hired to do this job.
My body has been EXTREMELY sore & tired since my MRI on Tuesday, May 19th. I haven’t fully recovered from that. I spent the majority of this past weekend in bed, all the while not completely awake. Monday I just did a bunch of stretching REALLY sore everywhere! I don’t know if it was “one thing” or a combination of things that sucked the energy out of me?
I watched the news on Friday, May 29th as all of the protests & riots started, that seriously choked me up & depressed me. I had my last coffee on Wednesday May, 27th. I had one beer on Saturday. I am and was still tired & sore from my MRI scan. “Hold still for 3 hours” I was REALLY sore after that. You have no idea what it’s like unless you’ve done it, I can’t explain it for you either. I’m claustrophobic but got over it before I went in, my shoulders were pressed against the sides of the tube the entire time. I figure I’m just tired this week because of all those things combined.
The news REALLY got to me. Writing Wednesday’s post I had tears running down my face. I’m just a guy trying to do things the right way. So was George Floyd. He was killed because he bought cigarettes with a counterfit $20 bill? He didn’t even resist the arrest, but they used enough force on him to kill him? It’s a terrible situation to think about & it’s been eating me up ever since I heard about it.
Saving up for a guitar should really improve things for me. Save by having less alcohol, a bit of rum once a month if that. No more coffee, which has always been sugar & cream free. Our fridge is packed with vegetables, yogurt, cottage cheese, & hummus. It might take me a bit to get everything clear from my system, but “in the end” I’ll feel better.
As of Tuesday everything seems to be back on track for me. Physically I’m feeling good yet a bit tired overall. I’m hoping the weekend will be enough for my body to recover?
I don’t shop for guitars anymore. I do watch a few www.youtube.com channels to see what they’re playing & hear what they have to say about it, why they have it, etc. Hopefully I’ll be able to order my guitar late next year or sometime by mid-2022. I need 10% down to order it, then pay the rest when it gets here 3 or 4 months later.
Each time I practice I run through a couple of scales a few times to get my hands loose, run through a bunch of open chords, run through a few songs, & then practice what was a bit off & other things I know I need to work on.
I’ve actually learned more songs that are new to me than the songs I played before. What I need to do more is play my acoustic guitar more often. More so to work on the strength in my hand than anything. If it sounds right on the acoustic, it’s almost a guarantee that it will be easier & sound really good on electric.
A lot of people are going to talk about what’s going on right now for quite a while I hope. Nobody’s perfect & maybe the proper words won’t be used, which I know I’m guilty of. There’s no sense in expecting anyone to be perfect. People are angry, sad, confused, etc. Ask them to explain what they’re saying or tell them you don’t understand what they’re trying to say. With so many people talking, who’s going to listen? For thaat reason I’ll be skipping Tuesday’s post for a while & just give you my progress update & random thoughts every Friday. Nobody needs more noise in the world right now.
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