Hey 3.5 readers.
Your old pal Bookshelf Q. Battler here.
3.5, I have to level with you. Over the course of many years, your humble blog host has acquired a number of unhealthy habits and allowing them to go for as long as I have has generally turned my flesh into more or less a jiggly cottage cheese like substance.
Caffeine. Sugar. Not exercising. Not getting enough sleep. These are among my problems.
I’m tired of it. I don’t want to go on like this any longer.
But honestly, it was easy for me to let things go for a long time because, well, when you’re unhappy and life is having a good laugh at all your plans, hopes and dreams, it’s hard not to pop a diet coke, unwrap a candy bar, and chillax.
Can’t do it anymore and, you all should be honored, because I’m not going to do it anymore because of you, my 3.5 readers.
Yes, you fine 3.5 readers clearly enjoy my site, seeing as how you all arrive to click on it 3.5 times a day, and I want to give you many, many more years of BQB goodness.
Selfishly, I want to give you many, many more years of BQB goodness.
To quote Jerry Maguire, you complete me, 3.5 readers. You really do.
You’re the ying to my yang, the pep in my step, the apple of my eye, the cream in my coffee, the hot fudge on my sundae, the up to my down, the smile to my frown and the Denver Broncos to my Cleveland Browns.
I have no idea about football. That last statement could have been negative, positive or neutral. I don’t know what those two teams think of each other. I just said it because I needed to end with a word that rhymed with frown.
I’ve been reading a lot about making your life more efficient by getting up early. Hal Elrod’s The Miracle Morning for example is a good book on the subject.
Generally, a body is like a car and it requires a lot of upkeep, especially one that’s in, well, disrepair.
You’ve got to get your ass out and buy vegetables and healthy food instead of just letting Bookshelf Q. Battledog order pizza. (You wish you had a pizza ordering dog.)
You need to, I don’t know, make salads and vegetable juices and shit.
You need to go for walks and jogs and do jumping jacks and sit ups and all that horse shit.
You need to lift weights.
You need to plan out your day. Get things done so you don’t end up stressed, overwhelmed, and stop taking care of yourself.
I have been trying to wake myself up early in the morning just to have some extra time to do all this for many years now.
I pledge that I’ll do it but then I never do.
But you have to. Because at the end of the day, it is way to easy to tell yourself, “I’m tired. I’ll do it tomorrow.”
But tomorrow never comes! You just do the same bullshit tomorrow.
Or at least I do.
So I don’t really want to give you regular updates about the various healthy things I’ll be doing. That seems lame.
Instead, to keep myself honest and make sure I’m getting up everyday to do all this stuff, I’m introducing a new segment.
“Daily Discussions with BQB.”
Yes. I’m going to wake my ass up early. I’m going to post a quick discussion question.
It won’t be anything too elaborate. It will be something related to pop culture, self publishing, books, blogging, movies or what have you…you know, the stuff I usually write about.
It’ll give the blog a little boost. It’ll put pressure on me to wake up early. When I’m up early, I’ll start working on myself.
I’ll need your help, 3.5 readers.
If you ever see this blog without a daily discussion posted in the morning, rip me a new one. Yell at me profusely, call me horrible names, voice your unwavering disappointment with me.
Together, we’ll whip my ass into shape. I’ll be happier, I’ll live longer, I’ll be stronger and more able to work on my books which, let’s keep our fingers crossed, will earn me enough to buy a mansion in Malibu.
OK. I guess I can’t put it on you people to help me buy a mansion in Malibu.
Shack in Sheboygan?
Join in the daily discussion with me, 3.5.