I realized I have been doing this countdown in a ‘Day 60’ ‘Day 52’ ‘Day whatever’ format but really it is the opposite of that… until today, today is both ‘Day 30′ and ’30 to go’ so as of today I am changing my countdown title format to be more accurate and less stupid. I actually realized this a while ago, but I was waiting for today to change it because the halfway point seemed like a good place to make a change.

Street art of SoHo

This morning I did my yoga and weights in my apartment. I was up late last night dealing with the most absurd plumbing issue ever, so I was not feeling getting up in time to hit the gym. For some reason now, every time you flush the toilet in my apartment it keeps flushing for between 1 minute and 10 minutes. Let me tell you, 10 minutes seems like an eternity when it’s 11:30 pm and you thought you were just gonna pee real quick and get back in bed but now the toilet wont stop flushing and you’re naked so you have to get dressed because you might need to go wake up your super who won’t be able to do anything but call the plumber and might have to shut down the water to the whole building…

It stopped just as I was about to walk downstairs to wake up the super… I resolved not to flush again til I had time to deal with this in the daylight…

But I forgot and had to panic all over again a few hours later…


I made my own lunch again today. Saving cash and calories! I am going to do my best to keep this up. In general, the habits that I have been developing over this 60 day streak are habits I would like to continue. I’m going to start thinking of a new challenge to begin after the half, probably blogging every week rather than every day for whatever the new challenge is.

As always, here is some information about St. Jude’s and the impact your donations make. Your donations are appreciated! Please donate to this wonderful cause here!



Donations make a difference

Every dollar donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital counts! Take a look at some of the possibilities that your effort could provide to the kids and families of St. Jude.

Infant Care Supplies for 10 Babies: $50

These supplies help parents and nurses care for babies in treatment and include items like diapers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, footies and heel warmers.

Wagon: $70

Wagons can make traveling through the halls of St. Jude easier for parents and more fun for a young child.

Parties to celebrate birthdays, holidays and “coming off chemo”: $75

St. Jude provides parties, decorations, cakes and more to keep spirits high during the holidays and to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and a child’s completion of chemotherapy treatment.

Creative Toys: $100

Play is an essential part of every child’s life, and it’s important for the children to have fun as often as possible. At St. Jude, colorful, toy-filled play areas are just as plentiful as exam rooms.

Delicious Meals: $210

St. Jude provides meal cards so that patients and families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of good, nutritious meals in the Kay Kafe, our cafeteria.

One Day of Oxygen: $447

Oxygen is key to keeping the immune system strong. A gift of oxygen can help a young body thrive and help fight cancer at the cellular level.

Child-sized Wheelchairs: $700

These special wheelchairs help children move easily through St. Jude.

Airfare for a parent and child: $1,000 Average

For a patient referred to St. Jude, the hospital covers the cost of airfare for a child and one parent or guardian.



  1. I have called Dad with this issue before and then it just sort of stopped and we all moved on with our lives… but now the problem is back… maybe it will just go away again…


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