shifting just pass neutral . . .

so week one is under the belt . . .

the new coffee maker is awesome

being able to toast bread is an amazing liberty

the hvac systems in each room (remote control no less) are phenomenal

there has as of yet been no need to turn on the heat – yes the insulation in the building is amazing

the proximity to the train makes commuting to the city a breeze

the fruit & vegetable stand just down the block (mr. kiwi) is amazing (fresh juice is 2.00usd & the produce selection makes me miss the north hollywood farmer’s market

did i mention how amazing the queen sized bed is with new sheets & pillows ( ?? ) . . . well it is !!

having an in house pre-installed hard-wired in-apartment network is brilliant !!

the refrigerator & stove (only drawback is they’re both electric) are stainless steel, hard to clean & pretty – very pretty

even the pre-installed lighting is slightly beyond acceptable teetering on excellent

there is an entire room FULL of boxes – shared possessions unpacked waiting for new shelves (which i will be building myself from repurposed recycled wood & half inch pipe . . . ace hotel style)

there are two cats small mammals with unique individual fully realized personalities also sharing the space learning to come out from the dark corners becoming familiar not only with brooklyn air but me & all my “ways” as well (as i am learning them)

these last nine days have opened me

i am grateful

i have been back in the city for just over three years & finally feel that i am “landing” & more importantly “taking root”

just wanted to share

Boarding: Train to Standingdeskville

interesting article . . .

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If you haven’t gotten on the train to Standingdeskville, a recent study, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise includes results that might help you punch your ticket.  Using data from NHANES (the US Health and Nutrition Examination Survey), Gennuso et al found that participants who sat the most hours every day had greater odds of elevated blood sugar, high blood pressure, a poor cholesterol profile, and higher levels of body-wide inflammation, regardless of how much exercise those individuals got during the day.  Essentially, it didn’t matter if you ran marathons or walked on a treadmill before work, if you went to the office and sat for 8 hours, then sat for 3-4 hours at home after dinner watching the telly, you had higher levels of the bio-markers that indicate overall health.

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Another study, published in 2012 by the British Journal of Sports Medicine examined the…

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