jackjanderson: (Han Solo)
Apparently I've lost a stone and a half of weight since I've retired. OK there's no apparently, because I stood on the scales and they're the ones that told me I'd lost the weight since the last time I stood on them. I guess I should say that I've accidentally done it, unintentionally.

Regardless, I've lost 21lb. Or 9.5kg depending on which form of measurement you ascribe to.

I'm not saying I couldn't have done with losing the weight. Samantha has in fact been nagging me to lose weight for months and now that I've lost some I do feel better. If more continues to drop then great.

How have you unintentionally lost 21lb in 10 weeks, Jack? I hear you asking.
(You are asking, right?)

I'm not exactly sure. I'm drinking less coffee, I'm eating less cake and biscuits, I'm snacking less in general - and when I am snacking it's on the healthy things in the house; fruit & veg mostly.
This is all directly related to not being in the office. Also connected is getting more exercise - longer walks with the dog in the morning, not sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day, helping Lucy with the housework, more sex.

Shocking, I know. Eating healthy and more exercise = weight loss. I'm just not used to losing weight without making an intentional effort to do so.
jackjanderson: (Han Solo)
According to a small child in town today, I am the coolest old person they had ever seen. Possibly even the coolest old person, ever. Old people, you see, don't wear Batman t-shirts. This is what I've learned today.

While I'm pleased as punch to be classed as cool, I'm not sure how I feel at being seen as an 'old person'. Yes, I am old and yes I call myself old. But having someone else call me old is very different to knowing I'm old.
I'm not sure how much sense that makes.

Can I just take the 'cool' and run with it?
No-one's ever actually called me cool and meant it before

Samantha and Lucy, who I was having lunch with at the time, thought it was utterly hilarious. They say that I'm just old and not cool though. One day they'll both turn old, have people think they're old and then we'll see how they feel!
jackjanderson: (The Brothers Winchester)
Names are funny things. It's the first thing we tell anyone about ourselves but in reality reveals absolutely nothing about us. And yet it used to be believed that the knowledge of someone's name gave you power over them

Take my name, for example. My name is Jonathan but what does it actually mean? 'God is gracious' or 'gift of Jehovah' depending on who you ask. It's the name given to me but it's very rarely used. It's on all official documentation of course but the only person who ever called me Jonathan was my mother - or Jonathan James if I was in trouble. My father called me John, and my elder brother called me JJ - and he's the only person ever to call me that.

Most people know me as Jack. To my son, I'm Dad. According to my nephew, I'm 'Unca Ack'. My wife calls me sweetheart. My girlfriend calls me 'My J'. My ex usually refers to me as 'that fucking bastard'. There's my service buddies who still call me Commander.

I'm Jack.
But I'm more than that. I'm a father, a son, a brother and an uncle. I'm a husband, a boyfriend, a Dominant and a submissive.

It's our connections to people, our relationships, our identities, our... titles for lack of a better word, who define who we are much more than just a simple identifier like our name.
jackjanderson: (Default)
Hi, Hello, Bonjour, Guten Tag, Hola, Ciao.

Welcome to my new website, to my blog, my journal. I'm not 100% sure what I'm doing here other than talking a bunch of utter nonsense. I'm at the stage of trying to figure out what the heck I'm doing here and how things work. The website equivalent of kicking the tyres or giving the place a fresh lick of paint, if you will.

I'm Jack.
My name possibly isn't the most help though as it doesn't tell you who I am. And who am I? Well, that is the question, isn't it?

I am a recent retiree looking for a new hobby. Apparently 'annoying my girlfriend' isn't the best use of my days. Her opinion, not mine. I'm a life-long fan of science-fiction and superheroes - both Marvel and DC. I'm a voracious reader and a movie buff. I enjoy fishing, gardening and astronomy. My favourite food is roast beef. I love to fly. I'm a father and a son. I'm a husband and a boyfriend - and an ex. I have two cats and two dogs. I can't swim. I wish I could type faster.

That is possibly enough as just an opening gambit.

Love to all
Jack
xx

About Me

I'm Jack, a recent retiree looking for a new hobby. Apparently 'annoying my girlfriend' isn't the best use of my days. Her opinion, not mine

I'm a life-long science-fiction and superheroes fan, and a voracious reader. I enjoy movies, fishing, astronomy, and gardening.

I live in Wales with my wife, our girlfriend and an ever growing collection of four-legged friends.

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