The Kiss

Some of you may not know I am a fan of comics. Recently DC relaunched Justice League and I’ve been hearing things. Superman is the ultimate hero for me, I love that he’s so pure. I also like WonderWoman, I pretended to be her often. Underoos, anyone? So I was amazed and thrilled to discover that they had ditched the always needing rescue Lois Lane and had Superman and WonderWoman fall for each other! WHAT?! That is AWESOME. Here’s a the cover for the most recent issue:

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The Kiss Cover on Justice League 12

So I  stopped by a Comic shop while in Montgomery today and picked up the first 5 in this series, yeah #12 was completely SOLD OUT and I was a little bummed because I HAVE to get it. The owner of the shop is apparently at DragonCon in Atlanta and hopes to get a few there. The man at the shop today offered to put one aside for me if he gets any, so I will stop in on Wednesday to check when I go to tutor. Here’s today’s haul though:

Justice League

My Justice League Comics 1-5

I love Sundays. I am enjoying the church I am attending in the Montgomery area and am looking forward to my first tutoring session on Wednesday. Attendance was light today due to it being Labor Day weekend but my mother was able to join me which is always a treat. Afterwards we had brunch together and then did a little grocery shopping. There is a Fresh Market in Montgomery as well as a Publix and I like to stock up on things like fancy tea, Turkey PerkyJerky and my favorite chocolate bar. You most definitely will not find these things in Troy at the Super Wal-Mart, Piggly Wiggly or Food World.

We aren’t doing anything too special for Labor Day. I’ve been  laboring quite a lot lately so I hope to relax, see a movie, and finish setting up my new Marine/Afghanistan Care Package project. Fun stuff in other words.  I just need help getting a logo together for it and then I’ll launch the blog/Facebook page/Twitter as well as start advertising it locally on cable access and at local businesses.

In fitness news, I continue to meet my goals. I’ve added more Yoga to the mix after discovering I could do some pretty amazing poses. I’ve always been super flexible, and in Yoga this can really be used to my advantage to get into advanced positions that not only give me a great workout but feel amazing too. I can do two pull ups now which I am quite proud of. I will consider myself really impressed when I get to five.

On September 7th I am going to see Tony Bennett in concert in Biloxi which should be fantastic. My mom scored free tickets and we are staying the night. That’s a nice little vacation to look forward to.

The Body

I’ve been hitting the gym hard for a couple of months now and by hard I  mean almost every single day. I signed up for a plan on Bodybuilding.com (an excellent resource by the way) and have been trying my best to stick to it. I’ve learned about supplements. I lift weights. I alternate with cardio. Lately I do cardio almost every single day. Elliptical. Running. Walking on a treadmill with a steep grade so it’s like hiking. I’m actually kind of impressed with myself. I’ve gone from being able to lift a 12 lb barbell to a 105 lb barbell in 10 weeks. The goal has been to get healthier. To knock off some fat that had crept up on me from my time at Duke when I’d suffered so much downtime from endless days of migraine headaches and to try and prevent those same migraine headaches. With a strict high protein, whole foods diet I have been able to significantly reduce the number and duration. The exercise seems to help too. While my overall bodyfat percentage is shrinking, my muscles are gaining definition. My current plan is almost complete and I haven’t reached the goal I set myself so I am looking into a second one. The site offers many plans and you can put in your age, goal, sex etc. to sort them. This has also helped provide an outlet while I am writing my book. I recently held a fund raiser to pay the artist to produce the cover for it. I am happy to report that some friends and even some supporters from Twitter and Facebook pitched in and funded it so it should be ready in time for publication! I am just thrilled as heck about that. I am at a really critical part of the story right now and it is almost holy writing it. I find I can only write this part for short periods of time before becoming a little overwhelmed. I’ve gotta’ work on that!

I’ve been thinking of maybe writing some Kindle Singles on the side in between takes so I can practice e-publishing. I have been wanting to write a few other things so I am noodling around with that idea. We shall see. I am also going to try and resume posting on my blog more frequently so be warned!