Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Open Mic, Insert Foot

Is this thing on?
Well, that was a nice little speech in the last entry, wasn't it? It's been a while now and Reality has set in for a long stay. Right now I'm hovering around 300, having lost about 5 pounds due to backsliding. Seems like I need to jump back on the wagon. Time to regroup and give my commitment more "oomph."

In Other News, I found a happenin' place on the web (for me, anyway). For quite a while now I've been wanting to do books-on-tape/CD/whatever. I'm not acting all that much, so this is a good outlet for me. Besides, I haven't been on the air and I thought it'd be a good way to keep my voice sharp.

I stumbled on to Librivox while looking up something on Wikipedia, and I love it. It's a bunch of volunteers reading Public Domain literature and offering it for download as MP3's, podcasts, etc. The readings range from okay to professional quality (belive me, there's quite a few readers on there I wish I could be as good as). They've got a big selection which is growing all the time. I've done a couple of stories and poems for them (click here if ya wanna find out what ol' Smokestack did for 'em so far, under his real moniker, Glen Hallstrom - I got more short stories to come) and I'm having a ball. BTW, they're always looking for volunteers, so if you like to read, come on by and check out their messageboards. There's a lot of great people there who love what they're doing.

As for me, back to the diet. Becky's off this week, so she can help me toe the line.


Dunnyman's Castle said...

Hey, Mr. Smokestack! I got my faith in ya, you can do it, just keep up the hard work, and eating right, and you'll be OK!

SteveTP said...

Keep at it!

Dunnyman's Castle said...

I made a DELICIOUS discovery the other day! I told ya about oatmeal for breakfast, right? Well they've got these Oatmeal To Go bars, that taste like a pretty good mix of oatmeal cookies and a candy bar, they're low in fat, and they give you the same amount of good nutrition as far as cholesterol reducing stuff as oatmeal, but in a tasty, snack size treat that fits in your pocket. Give 'em a try! I've replaced my regular granola bars with them, and I've lost anothert two pounds since!!