Archive for July, 2009

July 31, 2009 Leave a comment

My friend wants to see The Time Traveler’s Wife. I want to see District 9, or Julie & Julia, perhaps. My coworker recommended Funny People. I like Judd Apatow movies just fine when I see them, but why can’t I seem to love them like everyone else?

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Baby steps (squats)

July 25, 2009 Leave a comment

Really trying to activate my “posterior chain” when I do squats (baby back squats at 106#). When you initiate the movement by pushing your hips back, is the load mostly on your quads, or is there more of a pelvic/lower back tilt going on (or both)? Thinking about wedging myself between a rock…and a hard place. Wonder what the implications are for wall-balls.

I’m terrible at wall-balls. It’s mostly physical (my body doesn’t get the concept yet), but I also think, psychologically, I’m fighting the feeling that they’re just a little bit silly.

The most mysterious skill experienced Crossfitters seem to show, by far, is not the kipping pull-up, but the ability to know exactly which naked bar weighs what. Like expert trackers or chicken sexers, they’ll just squint at one of a set of seemingly identical lengths of dingy metal and pronounce, “That girl bar is 33#.”

And that, my friends, is the dream to which I now aspire.


July 24, 2009 56 comments

Is it me, or has this been the COLDEST SUMMER EVER?

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July 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Why do people who never have spoken my name and have only communicated with me via e-mail misspell my name (off by three whole letters and a hyphen!), when the correct spelling is just a few lines down in the body of the e-mail to which they’re replying?

It’s not that I mind, exactly, but how does that happen? I mean, cut and paste, man.

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July 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Audiobooks put me to sleep no matter how dramatically they are performed. And I’m sorry, John Hodgman, but you have a very soothing voice! The exception, weirdly, is David Sedaris, who might also be said to have a soothing voice. I desperately need him to write more essays and read them out loud.

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July 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Taking a vacation on the week of August 2, for no particular reason but I was running out of time to to take it in. However, in my usual fashion of not seeing this coming, I have no plans. What should I do?

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July 18, 2009 56 comments

It is tempting to back out of social commitments until I can lose at least 5lbs.

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