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Merry Monday - Sitting Around

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I spent a lot of today at a doctor's appointment. Telemedicine is wonderful except when there are technical difficulties. If the chairs were comfortable, I think  people wouldn't mind being stuck waiting as much. Do medical offices ever test the chairs before they buy them?

They say that sitting is as bad as smoking now. I suppose streaming services have contributed to this. Before, I might watch one episode of a TV show at night and during the commercials, I would get up and do something in between like put a load of laundry on. I would get up several times during an hour long show. Now, I watch several episodes in succession only getting up to use the washroom or grab a snack.

But I'm an active person at heart. I like taking walks. I love skating. I'm a passionate martial artist. I like geocaching. When I play my guitar, I'm almost always standing.

As a writer, I sit a lot. It's on my mind, lately. It has affected my posture to some degree. I notice it at martial arts.

I'm going to start writing from a standing position at least part of the time.

I'm going to take more walks too. I got out of the habit because of the heat waves, but those should be ending soon. I like walking with the Charity Miles app. It's the perfect thing for me because I have a hard time choosing between charities. I can pick a different one each time I go walking. It could use a random button, but I think I'll pick a charity for each month.Since it's nearly 11pm, I'm going to wait until tomorrow to start regular walks. My neighbourhood can be dangerous once the sun goes down and I like all of my bits in their current configuration.

Off to do some research for my next short story. It's working title is, "The Language of Love." It's a Steampunk Romance. For research tonight, I will begin reading "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" as I've not written a Steampunk story yet. I'm going to have to watch my tendency to turn romance into erotica as I don't think this publisher is looking for that. What can I say? I can get a little carried away in my writing...

Oh, and I forgot to post Friday's post on Friday. Sorry for that. It's up if you want to read it too.

Ciao,
R~

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