Inspiration, You Have Failed Me

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I'm feeling profoundly uninspired this morning after struggling with insomnia last night.

So here's a list of things I really can't ever see myself doing:
  • Become an Amway rep
  • Start exercising "for the fun of it"
  • Advocate the overthrow of our Constitutional government
  • Become a missionary
  • Wear a size "2"
Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments.

29 comments:

John the Scientist said...

The second and fifth bullets are related. Just sayin'

I'm working form home today (snow) about the head out for a 5 mile run on the treadmill. Care to join me?

:p

The Mechanicky Gal said...

NOT knitting!

(John, take your treadmill and Oh, what? Time to get to work? Oh, OK, later John)(I like to exercise, but since the knees , and hip, and now the back have decided that they are going on strike, fuck that running thing. Yes, I'm bitter.)

Random Michelle K said...

I'm not going to become Miss America.
I'm not going to become a physician.

Janiece Murphy said...

Yes, John, they are.

Which is why they're both on the list. See how that works?

And MG, I'm at the ready to come out for your hip replacement. Just say the word.

mattw said...

I too am not going to become Miss America.

I don't think I'll ever stick my arm up a cow's butt, like you see on Dirty Jobs and such shows.

While I don't exercise for fun, the Wii Fit makes exercise a little fun.

Janiece Murphy said...

Matt, I think you'd make a stunning Miss America.

And I didn't say I don't exercise. I do. I'll just never do it for fun.

Because it sucks.

John the Scientist said...

But, but, but, that endorphin high you get somewhere around the 5 K mark!

It makes the second 5K a wonderful experience.

Is your endorphin thingy broken?

Random Michelle K said...

Janiece, almost anything can be fun if you're silly enough.

Janiece Murphy said...

John, my endorphin thingy (aka masochistic tendency) is not broken.

It's just...sweat.

Ew.

MWT said...

I think the key is to find some kind of hobby that's highly active. Like, snowboarding or whitewater rafting. Then you'd be enjoying the exercise because it wouldn't be exercise. ;)

Wendy said...

Oh, geez, the insomnia must have been universal last night...and I'm feeling it today!

All of the above, (I'm with you on the sweat issue...ick) plus
I can't ever see myself:

-growing up!! There ARE certain conventions to adhere to if you're named after a character in "Peter Pan!"

-hiking up a major mountain

-winning an Olympic medal. I've been a volunteer for the Olympics and it was a blast, but the skills involved were my expert knowledge of our fair city and a clean driving record.

However, I do recommend white water rafting to anyone if you ever have a chance. Start with Class 2 or 3 rapids, then move up. I've actually done the Class 4-5 rapids on the Ocoee River in Tennessee many times, including once on the upper section where the '96 Olympic rafting was held. What a RUSH!!!

WendyB_09

elsue said...

In the realm of never say never... I'd never thought I'd exercise for fun, but along the way it suddenly was.

In my early fifties. It took a while.

Janiece Murphy said...

Welcome, Elsue.

It would sure be nice if I suddenly changed my attitude about exercise, but I'm not holding my breath.

Through 17 years in the Navy and several more where I've forced myself to exercise regularly, I've never liked it. Never.

The only reason to run is if you're being chased by a Giant Squid.

John the Scientist said...

But what if the giant squid has amorous intentions? :D

Janiece Murphy said...

Then you run faster.

Unless you're Shawn.

Tania said...

I can't see you opening a daycare. I don't think you'd put up with crap from other people's kids even if you were getting paid for it.

Tentacle love. Is it wrong?

Janiece Murphy said...

Tania, you got that right.

Carol Elaine said...

* skydiving
* bungee jumping
* work on a farm

Random Michelle K said...

Tania,

Yes. Yes it is.

MWT said...

Unless it's on a plate next to pickled ginger and wasabi. ;)

How about modern dance? Martial arts? Yoga? :D

Keith Wilson said...

Running from a giant squid... (head tilted to side).

Wouldn't that be swimming?
Or have you been involved in some secret experiment involving land based sea creatures.

Random Michelle K said...

What? You've never sen Lio?

Janiece Murphy said...

Keith, quit discussing UCF Sooper Sekrit bidness in such a public forum.

Because there's no doubt that some Mensa certified genius will come along and crack the code.

Wendy said...

Well, you could be running from a giant squid if you were inside a underwater habitat of some kind.

Only problem is the squid would look into the portholes with its giant eyes and follow you...

WendyB_09

The Mechanicky Gal said...

RMK are you my long lost sister? I love Lio! And aren't you the Jezebel reader, too?????

The Mechanicky Gal said...

Oh wait, that was Tania. Michelle, maybe you would want to check it out! Oops, NOT threadjacking!

The Mechanicky Gal said...

Oh wait, that was Tania. Michelle, maybe you would want to check it out!

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Saqib said...

Well I am US National Reserve no matter what...so that makes me a defense contracter at best.

here's are my two cents...pull out!!!!!