Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
so why do i continue to watch it? they talk about shit like "triad clash of the choirs," and feature jackasses who sing "amazing grace" instead of giving an actual interview. they SHOW the police video that got the guy arrested for animal abuse. they give props to wal-mart for "getting back to their roots" by slashing prices even further. they give an inordinate amount of air-time to the weather woman, who is lame with lame hair. (and the infamous "double doppler" is seriously not all it's cracked up to be.) i don't care that lottery ticket sales are up, and, yes, i know, the housing market sucks.
here are some important and pressing questions for you, local news:
why did my dog poop FOUR times today on our walk?
why can't they make pants the right length for my legs? (i'm 5'4'', this is not rocket science.)
how can a person go into target to buy tissues, and leave with $25 worth of stuff? (the car-ride-home speech-prep goes something like this: "can you believe this frame was only $3.74? and these socks were $2!!")
why is it so difficult to coordinate 10 people's schedules for a first-quarter novemberfest training session?
should i have had two glasses of wine before 5pm?
do i have to go to church choir tonight?
back at 11 with answers.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
by the way, we actually got some snow. this is what our "backyard" looked like this morning:
the trees behind our condo - so pretty at 7:30am!
and this is what it looked like around 4pm. and don't make fun our grass. there's a drought. i swear.
Friday, February 8, 2008
but - when i exercise regularly, it seems i'm sick less of the time. so, this being my first year as a full-time teacher, i've made a mostly-consistent effort to take belle on long walks and do exercise videos "regularly." i don't know how much of a difference it's made, since i've had some kind of affliction, oh, 80% of this school year.
BUT - WebMD (the hypochondriacs first choice for an "informed" self-diagnosis) has, for once, shone a tiny ray of hope on my ever-waning health:
#7 Do Aerobic Exercise Regularly
Aerobic exercise speeds up the heart to pump larger quantities of blood; makes you breathe faster to help transfer oxygen from your lungs to your blood; and makes you sweat once your body heats up. These exercises help increase the body's natural virus-killing cells.
i knew i loved you, billy. and not just for those sassy spandex numbers.