Wednesday, March 27, 2013

the junk mail parade continues

I think when you follow the trail down the rabbit hole of "opting out" of junk mail and pre-selected credit cards, they actually put you on a list to receive twice as much junk mail. My life has been measured in school semesters lately and at the peak of my studies, I end up just stuffing the mail into a junk drawer. So the other night I pulled out said stack to start the process of removing my personal information to recycle this forest of mail, and this is what it looked like:

I've been preselected for a lot of stuff. 

It would seem where junk mail is a scourge to landfill and recycling efforts, it's a boon to the many people it probably employs.

On a completely unrelated note, I've been working hard over the past couple of years to simplify my life, eat well, and engage in regular meaningful exercise (more then just power-walking around the mall before it opens). I've been trying not to let anxiety get the best of me and I've had an increasing level of success. Through regular cardiovascular activity and stretching I've also been successful at keeping the aches and pains associated with aging at a minimum. When the pressures of life start to get crazy or the doldrums of monotony begin to wear me down, I think of this advice: