Life lessons from a Fitbit called Boris

In an effort to exercise more, I befriended a Fitbit with a number of annoying habits. Fortunately, he’s also had a lot to teach.

I recently gained a new friend, a Fitbit Charge 2 by the name of Boris.

I was happy to make Boris’ acquaintance because over the past cough cough months my level of activity has been somewhere between low and catatonic. I thought Boris might help inspire me to get moving again.

The start of our friendship has been a little rocky, but we are slowly learning each other’s quirks, and I believe we have a bright and possibly even active future ahead of us.

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How to fail at eating better

No matter how virtuous my intentions are where it comes to eating better, I always seem to end up at pizza.

Periodically I resolve to eat better. That means less pizza and more green leafy things. I also figure I should eat more than one meal a day. (These all sound like good things, right?)

It sounds so straightforward, but I have failed at eating better in numerous ways.

Method 1: The Healthy Supermarket Trip

I resolve to clean up my diet. No more pies for lunch, eating chips when I get home from work, or muffins when I can’t be bothered making lunch.

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Answers to questions on Quora

Quora is a goldmine of questions begging to be answered. Here I respond to some of the more pressing ones.

Every few days I get an email from Quora with a tantalising subject line such as “Are British people actually polite?” or “If aliens landed on earth, how likely would it be that they take over the planet afte…?”

Darn limits on subject length!

I have 150 such unread emails sitting in my “Quora” folder in Gmail. It seems the world has a lot of important unanswered questions, so today I’m going to answer some of them.

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The bacon personality test: What the way you cook bacon says about you

The way you cook bacon reveals a great deal about your personality.

Pick your bacon personality type, and read on to learn about your strengths, weaknesses, greatest fear, and romantic compatibilities.

Type A: The chaotic frying pan
Bacon personality test: chaotic bacon
Type A

Identification: The strips of bacon on your frying pan are more chaotic than an earthworm family reunion. Individual strands head in all directions, they’re folded, and entire pieces aren’t touching the base of the pan.

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Interviewed by M L Moos

My good friend M L Moos interviewed me recently and asked all kinds of embarrassing questions about me as a reader, writer, and dysfunctional human being (my words, not hers).

It was a fun interview to do and you should absolutely check it out.

From the interview:

1. Tell us a little about you and what you’re working on.

My name is Alecia and I’m definitely not obsessed with cats or dragons. Sorry, I can’t say that with a straight face.

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