Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Now we play the waiting game.

Aw, the waiting game sucks...
Let’s play Hungry Hungry Hippos!

Rolling out...

Before I started on this diet, I can't remember the last time I saw 8:00 AM. Now, I'm up well before that every day and ready to work out by about 8:30. Some days, I'll even get up around 6:30 just so I can get my workout done with and start my workday earlier. Where has the real Marc gone?!?
This morning I'm going to go Rollerblading. As Jeremy said, I'm bringing 1994 back with style.
The last few times I've been skating, I've done around 10 miles or so, usually on the paved bike paths in the Summit County park system.
Not sure which trail I'm headed to today (probably Hudson)... but I'm hoping to get in at least an hour of exercise.
Then it's straight into another workday. More later...


Monday, July 30, 2007

Diet of Doom

For those of you who haven't seen me lately, I've been doing this insane diet over the past month or so. It's absolutely kicking my butt... but in a good way!
Why? Well, I wasn't getting nearly as much exercise as I would've liked and I was eating a lot of pre-prepared meals and take-out all the time. Working at home (alone) does that to you, I guess. And those habits were just making me feel... blah. So I took action. And if you know me, you know I don't do anything half-assed.
The first 9 days were a detox period. Getting all the bad stuff out and only putting good stuff (fruits and veggies only) in. It was exhausting, but it really shocked my system into gear.
The next three weeks, I got to have a tiny bit of meat and dairy each day, plus the occasional bowl of cereal. And again, lots of fruits and vegetables. Mmm.
Now, in phase 3, there's more meat and dairy options... and I can even add in whole wheat bread & pasta and the occasional cookie!
Still no alcohol, fried food, white bread, white rice, white pasta, potatoes or delicious baked goods (cakes, pastries, etc) for a while.
Oh, and I'm also exercising about an hour a day, 5 times a week.
So far, I've lost over 20 pounds in 30 days. To be honest, I feel great. And some have said I'm not looking too bad either. :)
Just three more weeks in this phase and then I can go back to eating and drinking anything I want again (in moderation, of course). Not a bad deal.
I know I can make it...
...but, man, I REALLY want some freakin' nachos right now...



So... I'm sorta in writer's limbo right now.
I've got a ton of projects on my plate, but I'm not able to actually work on any of them at the moment.
I have a few upcoming scripts I should start on soon... but I can't really dive into them until I get notes back from my editor on the preceeding issues.
I've got several pitches that are in various editors' hands and are being considered... but they're all just in a holding pattern at the moment.
I've got a few more FRANKLIN RICHARDS scripts due... but I need to get the plots from my co-writer before I can dive into those.
And I've got a lot of potential leads on new work that can't really be followed up on at the moment (for various reasons).
Oh, and I'm caught up on all the random art, lettering and color notes I needed to do.
Man, I hate days like this.
Maybe I'll go swimming...



Well, Here I am.
I said I would never do it.
Sure, I post the occasional message over on the Hat, but that's not really a good place to ramble on endlessly about myself and my upcoming work.
I have Sumerak.com, but it's meant primarily to be a professional/promotional tool.
And MySpace isn't exactly where I want to get too personal. Not when I have 1500 friends I've never even met.
So again... Here I am.
But what exactly is "here"?
At this point, I'm not sure what purpose this blog is going to end up serving (though I'm definitely open to suggestions).
Will it be yet another place to shamelessly pimp my upcoming writing work? (Probably!)
Will it give friends, family and random readers a deeper look at where I am in life? (Quite possibly!)
Will anyone even find it? And if they do, will they care? (Unlikely!)
I really don't know.
But again... Here I am.
And, apparently, so are you...