Friday, December 24, 2010

Your Gifts to Me

So the current header was intended to be seasonal.  I had expected that it would last a few months and then when the snow started to fly it would have to be replaced.  Yeah, about that.  Seeing as it is supposed to be almost 60 degrees on Christmas I suppose it will do for a little while longer.

So I'm currently doing background work on a 27 part series about "not listening to the voices".  To prepare and to do research I've been listening to the voices for the last week or so.  The voices say things like "You don't need to run" and "Hey I bet we can find the last hidden stash of peppermint bark!" and "couches are a most lovely invention".

Running is lurking, but that voice can't currently be heard above the din of the mob calling for seconds of deep fried Twinkies coated with chocolate served with a cup of "schnikes! how'd I get so fat?"

On that festive note, Merry Christmas to all.  If you were still struggling with what to get me as a gift, what I would like is a nice hard run done by you, on my behalf.  Think of it as a training gift card that is good for one tempo ten miler.  That should do nicely... thanks!  (For my birthday I'm hoping for a 30 mile training run on trails, just so you know.  The ones that are under six hours are really nice.)

Merry Christmas

p.s. My coach told me I needed to post more often.  I'm not sure this is what she had in mind.
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Laziness is Good

Hello internet denizens.  How are you today?

I am lazy.  And this is a good thing.

Or at least I have decided it must be a good thing.  Here is my rationale:

I need to lose the piano (it might be down to a harpsichord) I've been carrying around for the last few years.  Add to this the fact that I am quite lazy in many regards.  My understanding is that being lazy means that you sit around and don't do anything.  Thus I should be good at NOT doing things because I have a whole boat load of practice being lazy.  Also, scientific research seems to show, that NOT eating gratuitous amounts of food will lead to you NOT having to ask for an extender belt on the airplane.   (mmmm tasty double negatives...) The problem is people don't take their laziness far enough.  They are lazy enough to sit on the couch and watch a 24 hour Pawn Stars marathon, but THEN (horror of horrors) they decide to do something like reaching over to the built in sofa fridge, pull out a mound of cheese-covered side pork, and start the very strenuous activity of noshing.  If they were really taking their laziness to the next level, they wouldn't think of making the effort of lifting their arm and grabbing something, and then raising a utensil (fingers, dive into the bowl?) to their mouth repeatedly.

Thus emerges the equation -  If L then D, which causes NE.  If you are truly lazy then you won't do things, like eat gratuitous amounts of food, which causes No Extender!  Yeah!  For the first time, not doing things, will lend themselves to my benefit!  And to the lifespan of my belt!  Here's to not doing a bunch of things.

This is what I like to call logic!  :)