Missives from the Edge

Thursday, December 29, 2011
So I've been getting a little compulsive about my exercise regimen in the last month or two. The reasons for this include managing the stress associated with The Project That Apparently Never Ends™, trying to ensure I continued to lose some weight during the dangerous month of December*, and a genuine desire to strengthen my body. The thing I don't get about this new lifestyle of mine is how VERY UNLIKE ME it is. Like POD PERSON unlike me. I seriously hate to exercise. It sucks, it sucks HARD, and I can't think of a single conditioning or strengthening activity that I actually enjoy. But I've been doing it anyway, and get itchy when I'm denied the opportunity to keep to my schedule. WHO AM I, AND WHAT HAVE I DONE WITH JANIECE?
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This is something I actually heard: "If I need more processing power, why do I need another server?" I swear I'm not making this up.
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I spent some time writing thank you notes yesterday. I like sending snail-mail, as I feel people appreciate the effort of a hand-written note more than an e:mail or phone call. I guess I'm old-fashioned that way. Now get off my lawn.
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I'm going to be in Kansas City next week for an overnight trip. You know what that means - KANSAS CITY BBQ TURKEY. And, oh yeah, I'll probably do some work, too. 
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I had some yucky dreams last night that included being shut up in a crack house that smelled strongly of cat urine. I have no idea what this means (if anything), but it was gross.
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The Incomparable Anne™ came over last night to cheer me up and we all went to dinner at our favorite Mexican eatery, Las Delicias. The Tacos de Carnitas were fabulous, but the company was better. Anne's a good egg.
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I added lunges to my routine this morning, and based on the way my legs feel, I will probably need a front end loader to get out of bed tomorrow. In an emergency the Smart Man can usually give me a shove to get me up, but he's got an early shift. So I may be screwed. Perhaps starting with a quantity of 60 on my first day was not wise.




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* I have. Seven pounds, in fact. OCD FTW!

9 comments:

Anne C. said...

60 lunges? You, my dear, are insane.

And thank you. I think you and yours are pretty spiffy too. :)

Janiece said...

Not all in a row. I walked a lap on the indoor track, did 10 lunges, did another lap, etc.

But yes - too much.

Stacey said...

Wish I could have joined you guys, but it wasn't meant to be.

60 lunges whether in a row or split up is still 60 lunges you meathead.

Karen said...

I have seen a few neverending projects in my time (a moment while I give thanks for being retired) and I have to say that in most cases the main problem was as you note in item 2; the insistance of the powers that be that they can achieve two or three times as much with no change in server configeration. I once had a senior manager suggest that we 'just turn it up'.

Janiece said...

Stacey, Anne passed your hug along. You were here in spirit. But people who are here PHYSICALLY get apple butter and strawberry jam. Just sayin'. And yes - those 60 lunges were certainly the dumbass move of the week.

Karen, that's because provisioning additional capacity is like MAGIC.

Stacey said...

I would have loved to come give you the hugs in person, but had to work. I couldn't think of a better person to get 'my' share of apple butter.

beatrice in Paris said...

Janiece, you are the ying to my yang. You used to be like I am now, and I used to be like you are now. It's a cosmic joke. If I can figure out the punch line, I'll let you know. In the meantime, there's some sort of equilibrium going on. Or not.

Good luck with the legs. Get a message from you know who!

Janiece said...

Beatrice, you have a medical reason for not wishing to exercise. I was just a lazy-butt with no discipline.

Not really the same thing.

Juan Federico said...

pain is weakness leaving the body. OORAH