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[Sep. 8th, 2004|02:59 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
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Dear Gym People: Please do not make me discuss the music again. You had me with several good songs this morning. And I do like David Bowie. But, my hand to God on this one, if you play "Space Oddity" while I'm doing my cardio again I'll be forced to drown you in your own smoothie maker. No love, Melly.

This morning featured some truly atrocious traffic... and my tummy is still cranky from yesterday.. but She Who Watches My Comings and Goings is gone today.. as is the Bossman. So I'm actually in a terrific mood. Plus, NPR did a great thing on opening lines in books and I've been trying to remember the best ones I've ever read...



"The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world." Which is from the fabulous "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" by Barbara Robinson.

"I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills." From Isak Dinesen's unforgettable "Out of Africa"

"I am on my mountain in a tree home that people have passed without ever knowing that I am here." "My Side of the Mountain" by Jean Craighead George .. a book that is so fundamental to my memories of childhood that Ican't remember a time when I hadn't read it yet.

"It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression 'As pretty as an airport.'" Douglas Addams's "The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul"

"The only advice I can offer, should you wake up vertiginously in a strange flat, with a thoroughly installed hangover, without any of your clothing, without any recollection of how you got there, with the police sledgehammering down the door to the accompaniment of excited dogs, while you are surrounted by bales of lavishlou-produced magazines featuring children in adult acts, the only advice I can offer is to try to be good-humored and polite."
</small> Tibor Fischer's "The Thought Gang" which isn't his best book but has a better opening line. For real fun, read "The Collector Collector".. just.. fucking trust me.</small>
and always this one

"In the last quarter of the twentieth century, at a time when Western civilization was declining too rapidly for comfort and yet too slowly to be very exciting, much of the world sat on the edge of an increasingly expensive theatre seat, waiting - with various combinations of dread, hope, end ennui - for something momentous to occur." (that one also wins the award for best *last* line ever) Tim Robbins's "Still Life with Woodpecker" which I read almost entirely in hottubs. That made it even better.



My weigh-in had me down 2.2 .. which was nice given the 5+ I put on since just before Pennsic is now coming off. After the meeting we did dinner at Cait's ... I couldn't actually finish mine. I just got really nauseated and finally just gave up and quit trying to finish the sandwich. A taste of her steak got it in my mouth though and so that's what's on the menu for tonight.

I was late to the gym this morning so I did cardio and then just inner and outer thighs. Given how sore they were after their last workout I know I can't afford to go too long without working them. Tomorrow will be more cardio (and finishing my book) as well as upper body weights. Friday I'm going to try some more butt exercises. Those of you doing the gym thing, what are you doing for your butt?

Tonight's food, as I mentioned, is steak. Matt's getting a nice organic ribeye while I'm doing a buffalo ribeye because I like it better. I got potatoes and a nice crumbly bleu cheese and I'm going to have salad and all that good stuff. Maybe candles. I'm not a bad girlfriend sometimes.


For those in the MD area: I'm going to the faire on Saturday. Oh yeah. You heard me. Maybe even in garb. Who's coming? ravenscathedral and kiltsandlollies if you'd like to go.. and you'd like to wear the corsets, I can bring them. Just saying. A

I am, as always, exhausted. And planning on leaving early. Just try and stop me, mister!

Now tell me, what's your favorite first line?
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From: listersgirl
2004-09-08 12:26 pm (UTC)
My favourite first chapter ever is also Tom Robbins, from Jitterbug Perfume. It's a whole chapter about beets! How can you not love that?

And I haven't really found a butt-isolating exercise that I like, so I do squats and lunges, which are great for the whole lower body, and do the leg press with my feet higher up on the pad, which works the butt over the quads. I like walking lunges, even though I wobble a lot while crossing the floor.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-09-08 06:00 pm (UTC)
Walking lunges strike me as something I'd be fine doing with a trainer but if I were trying to do them myself I'd be worried that people were staring at me like "Now.. what's wrong with her that she can't just walk normally?" :)

And y'know what? I forgot about the first like to "The Princess Bride" .. "This is my favorite book, though I have never read it."
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From: listersgirl
2004-09-09 05:29 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, that's a wonderful line.

There was a woman at my old gym who used to do walking lunges in a very complicated pattern around the gym floor. It was nerve-wracking watching her, because I always thought she was going to walk into a machine!
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