denny: (Dangerous Steve has defeated gravity!)
On NYE I did ... )

Not a bad effort, all in all. I completed 12 quests on Fitocracy, [personal profile] helenic got 14, [personal profile] bard got 13 and [personal profile] hythloday got 10.
denny: Me, topless, being a tart. (New and improved)
body-shaping ... contains topless photos )

Tomorrow I'm off to eat Xmas dinner with my family, and then Boxing Day dinner with [personal profile] helenic's family. Should be a nice couple of days :) Have a good xmas if you do xmas, and otherwise have a good week in general. :)

Oh, and have a good New Year too. This New Year's Eve, in the daytime, I've organised a fitness-related party! Not sure if I'll have time to post between that and going out clubbing that night, but if not then I'll try to write it up early in January. We're going to try to complete as many Fitocracy quests as possible in one day... it should be quite silly. :-p
denny: (Dangerous Steve has defeated gravity!)
Okay, started making some progress again (I think)... body-shaping )

I eated it

Nov. 12th, 2011 03:33 pm
denny: Photo of me wearing my beloved silly hat.  It's wuzzy! (Default)
I've started trying to keep track of what I eat on a Tumblr blog, to see if there are any obvious deficiencies or easy improvements I could make to back up the exercise I'm doing. So far I've just been trying to eat more protein and less chocolate and carbs, but not in any particularly systematic way...

Moar pix

Nov. 10th, 2011 10:08 pm
denny: Me, topless, being a tart. (New and improved)
Getting back into the exercising (including some personal training sessions) after a few months off, so thought I'd take some more photos as a reference point...

Topless male flesh (mine, sorry) )
denny: Photo of me wearing my beloved silly hat.  It's wuzzy! (Default)
To: "Greenman, Holly" <>, "Jenkins, Carys" <>, "Kelly, Tom" <>, "Hayward, Abby" <>, "Spear, James" <>, "Kandola, Varinder" <>
Subject: Re: Various 'opportunities'

Dear illiterates,

I am not a PHP developer. I am not a Python developer. I do not hold a PhD, I am not a project manager, and I am most certainly not a MCP-qualified Windows sysadmin. Please take 30 seconds to read each CV before you email potential candidates, instead of just relying on keyword matches.

All you need to do is check whether people claim any competence in the required primary skill before you send them an email, it's not bloody difficult!

This is not the first time this year that I have contacted your company regarding inappropriate emails, nor is it the second. So, for the third time - take me off all of your lists, databases, etc. I do not want to hear about future 'opportunities' from you or anyone else at your company, you bunch of incompetent lazy fuckwits.


PS: While you're learning to read, some of you may also wish to look into grammar-checkers for your emails. You should probably fix your broken website as well (look at the bottom of every page).

[ enclosed: half a dozen random job offers from the last month alone ]
denny: (Dangerous Steve has defeated gravity!)
My flatmate is moving out soon, and the magic scales of body-fat measuring belong to him. So, I've bought some new ones... body-shaping )


Oct. 2nd, 2011 08:06 pm
denny: (Plink...  FOOM)
It's been all go here lately... the job is going okay, but commuting was such a total pain in the arse that I dug my old microscooter out from under the bed, blew off the cobwebs, and started riding that in. Same speed as the bus journey on an average day, but without the random and sometimes significant delays added by buses not turning up, buses turning up too full to get on, buses being diverted halfway across London, etc etc. And of course, I get some exercise every day this way!

body-shaping )

Finally, I got an invite to Fitocracy recently (thanks [personal profile] katieastrophe!) so I've started tracking what exercise I am doing on there. I have some invites left if anyone is interested in trying it, and obviously if any of you are already on there then please find and follow me so I can follow you back - my username on there is dennymeta


Aug. 25th, 2011 09:49 pm
denny: (Unhappy Star)
I've spent most of today writing code with tears streaming down my face. This should not be taken as a comment on the quality of my code, but probably does indicate that I'm not exactly out of the depression woods just yet.
denny: (Stretch)
(Warning; half-naked photos behind the cut) body-shaping )

In other exercise-related news, I've been trying to figure out how to install a pull-ups bar at home, but I suspect it's beyond my DIY skills. To be honest, even putting up a picture hook is beyond my DIY skills, and I'm not likely to get injured if one of those comes crashing to the ground - a pull-ups bar really wants to be solid. Might see if I can hire someone to do it once I've finished this contract I start tomorrow, as I'll have some money then.
denny: (Hand staple forehead)
I think I'm either getting, or have been, depressed again. Notoriously, depression in oneself is always tricky to spot. In fact I'd say it's one of the main defining characteristics, that you don't realise that your emotional state is abnormal - which makes it all the more crushing.

Anyway, lying in bed this morning, I realised that I didn't want to get up. Nothing new there, those who know me will grin. Well, yes, but it wasn't because I was tired... I was lying there wide awake, and almost palpably scared of getting up and facing the world. I thought about it and realised I've been this way every morning for days, at least. Maybe weeks, I don't know.

Anyway, you hardly ever get to catch a glimpse of this stuff when it's happening, and so I thought I should take this opportunity to let people who know me, know. Often, afterwards, when you snap out of it or drag yourself out of it, and start talking about it, people will say "You should have said!" and you'll say "I didn't realise until it was over". This time I think I've noticed while it's still happening.

As I hinted at the start, I don't know what that means about the timing - maybe the very fact that I've noticed means that it's all but over anyway. If so, great. If not... well, at least I managed to say something this time. Hopefully that'll help.
denny: (Stretch)
Is there any way to work on improving your posture other than 'be mindful of it until it sinks in'?
denny: (Ouch!)
I had an interesting weekend last week. For reasons mostly related to my citizen journalism project Police State UK, I decided to put myself on the front line of the recent riots in Tottenham.

Somewhat to my surprise, it wasn't the police who beat me up. Instead, it was half a dozen young rioters, who thought I might be an undercover policeman! (I am greatly offended by this suggestion, as you might imagine.) Fortunately some older wiser heads intervened, and I got out of it with nothing worse than mildly bruised ribs, badly bruised arms and right hand (from blocking kicks to the ribs, I think), and a fairly impressive black eye and bruised jaw.

body-shaping )

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