Archive for March, 2010
Obama is not a brown-skinned, anti-war socialist who gives away free healthcare. You’re thinking of Jesus.
— John Fugelsang
You know, I always thought they were “tighty whities”, but recently, I’ve seen “tidy whities” quite a bit.
So which is it?
I don’t wear them, so I don’t know.
I adore this commercial.
I think Kia may have missed the mark a wee bit, though…
I have absolutely zero interest in purchasing a Sorento.
But I TOTALLY want a sock monkey!
Looks like it’s B-Team for me.
Ah well, I shall have to figure out some way to improve my training without having skaters around me who can completely kick my ass.
I suspect at this point I should just accept the fact that I am a B-player and stick with it. There’s far less risk of breaking necks, ankles or tailbones this way, at any rate!
So last night’s scrimmage was the “we’ll take a look at everyone and see how they are playing and decide who will be eligible for the list of people who could potentially make the All Stars roster in Q2.
Last quarter, I specifically asked to not be considered – because I wanted to focus more on the B team.
But I found over the course of the quarter, that practicing with people who are about the same level of skill as me is simply not getting me moving anywhere… skills-wise. I’m playing at the same level – not improving.
I leave practice feeling like I did alright… but that’s only in relation to people who play like me.
So for this upcoming quarter, I specifically asked to be considered for the A-Team eligible list. I know that IF I manage to get on this list, the most likely outcome for playing will be that I will not get on a bout roster at all in Q2. I decided that I’m OK with that, though… because what I really need is to spend a quarter practicing with girls who can kick my ass. Not girls who play the same as me.
It appears that even though I leave practices where everyone is better than me feeling like a complete jackass who should not be allowed to even lace up a pair of skates… that is exactly what I need to be feeling in order to improve my play. This is what happened last summer when I was playing on our intraleague team. I was playing with people better than me. I left every practice feeling horrible… but over those couple of months, my play improved by huge leaps. I guess it’s all about motivation.
Not that I’ll be upset if I stay on the B Team – I love playing with those girls, and will continue to try and do my best… and try to figure out some way to get more motivated in the improvement arena.
So – the A eligible list is announced on Thursday… until then I guess I’m just keeping my fingers crossed.
I don’t remember if I ever posted this picture – but I am halfway through the second season of Chuck on DVD, which I love.
I took this picture before ever having watched an episode – I just knew Adam Baldwin played Casey – and couldn’t resist the opportunity to have a picture taken on set.
(we were visiting our department counterparts at Warner Bros – a sister company at the time – and they took us out to the lot for a studio tour).
Now EVERY TIME I watch an episode and Chuck is standing at the Nerd Herd desk, I think…
“I’ve stood there”
Sadly, the only camera available was a camera phone… but trust me, that’s me.
OK, it’s more like very bright red with pink tones.
Anyway… I have highlights in my hair, and I love them!
Sometimes in life, you just have to go ahead and do that thing, you know?
The older I get, the less I am willing to not do what I want. Because, really, why NOT??
Buy a new scale.
Yeah, OK, so I didn’t actually gain 10 pounds.
I merely now have an accurate scale.
It’s not an actual difference in me. I have no intention of saying “OMG! I have to lose 10 pounds so I can have the same number on the scale!”
I merely have to change the range of pounds that I prefer my weight to stay within.
Previously, I wanted to stay between the pounds of 130 and 135.
Now, I want to stay between the pounds of 140 – 145 (although, I AM trying to put on a little muscle, so I might revise that up if my plan actually comes to fruition).
I knew that my old scale was off… but was not sure by how much.
I actually was a little worried that stepping on the new scale might cause me to freak out and get all !!! pounds!! !!!
Because I have done such things in the past.
But all my FA studies have really helped me out in this regard… I got on the scale. It said “141.6″ (Because, yo, THAT’S how accurate it is – decimals, baby!).
And my honest gut reaction was – “meh – ok, I have a new target range number”.
I haven’t decided how I like the body fat % thingy. It had different calculations depending on whether I classify myself as “normal adult” which tells me I am 24% fat, or “athlete”, which tells me I am 16% fat. They explain on the web site why it’s so different, and how the calculations work. It’s just that I feel like according to their definitions, I am kind of borderline between normal adult and athlete… so I don’t know which button I should realistically push. Again, I suppose it’s not the actual number that matters, just whether it’s changing as I try this “muscle building” thing. So probably best just to get any baseline and work from there.