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Thursday, September 10th, 2009
1:23 am
P n P FTW!
I finally got around to watching my Blu-Ray of A&E's Pride and Prejudice on Friday. Man, it just gets better and better every time. The chemistry between Darcy and Elizabeth is white hot and they barely hold hands. All I have to say is take f**king notes, Paris and Helen. Or, more to the point, Liz and Darcy from the Keira Knightley version, or as I will now call it Diet P n P (also, Diet Darcy is in Frost/Nixon, which was a surprisingly well-crafted movie). Seriously, check it out:

And, because I am a cheap, shallow, wanton sort of girl,

You could argue that this part represents Darcy stripping off the constraints of a stifling code of conduct and society that has dictated his choices and behavior throughout his entire life, or you could realize it for what it is: Colin Firth stripping down (hee!).

And, and! I finally am getting around to reading the book. It's true what y'all said last time: every single scene made it into the movie. Not every line of dialogue, per se, but every scene. No wonder it's five hours and 23 minutes. I mean, it's rare for a movie or even a mini-series to attempt the scope of a book like that.

Holy crap! Someone put the entire thing on YouTube!!!

Current Mood: hungry
Friday, July 3rd, 2009
9:55 pm
Repression in Hi-Def
I got a coupon in the mail for 50% off any Blu-Ray movie at Border's. I went up and browsed their collection. I thought about Narnia. I thought about Nightmare Before Christmas. But when I saw Pride and Prejudice, I knew it wasn't even a question...

Saturday, June 27th, 2009
4:42 pm
Slings n' Arrows
I watched all of S1 Slings & Arrows yesterday. OMG, it is so awesome. And yes, that is pretty much exactly what working in a theater is like, although the Hangar Theatre is quite a bit smaller than the theater in the show. But in the first episode, when Oliver is talking about the bleats of the sheep giving the scene its comedy, I LMAO because I've definitely seen directors do that sort of thing.

Anyway, I added S2 and S3 to my Netflix queue and am looking forward to them...
Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
8:28 pm
Hear ye, hear ye!
My fitness blog is being moved to a wordpress blog called "Coughing Sparks," as in, I'm not breathing fire quite yet; I'm just coughing sparks. So if any of you are following this, that's where it's moving to.

You may go back to your regularly scheduled programming now.
Monday, June 8th, 2009
3:31 pm
Row row row your boat
Rowing is the one Crossfit thing that's good for tall people. Squats? Good for short people. L-sits? Good for short people. Ring muscle-ups? Good for short people. But rowing...better if you're an elvish freak of nature like me.

In which I test my 500-meterCollapse )
Sunday, June 7th, 2009
2:42 pm
Tonight, we dine in HECK!
I had a lovely weekend with linaerys. We grilled steak (and by "we" I mean "I"), mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, and onions, then drank wine and watched 300, which she had never seen, and called "beautifully-shot battle porn."

Exercise NewsCollapse )

Today is truly going to be a rest day. I'm not doing anything physical, other than I had planted all of my new container plants. Other than that, I am going to rest everything, because everything hurts.

You can say what you want about 300 but 1.) There is a lot of eye candy 2.) It inspires me to do Crossfit 3.) The soundtrack is great. I actually downloaded it and it is full of cool stuff like middle eastern drums, electric guitar, electric violin, and other goodies.
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
5:41 pm
New present
My gym just got a Concept II Rower! I used it today instead of my usual 10-minute cardio, and it sucks...so I must use it more often.

Better workout today than yesterdayCollapse )

I felt better today, although my shoulders are starting to ask when I'm going to give them a break. Perhaps tomorrow.

Now it's off to work I go.

Current Mood: busy
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
9:17 pm
Just call me Slug Girl
I don't know what has happened to all of my energy. I overslept yesterday and didn't wake up until 2:15 pm, which is OK for a work day but sort of sucks for an off day, especially since I had to be up early today for meetings. So I took two Benadryl and a Flexeril, which knocked me out by midnight, so my day was literally ten hours long yesterday. Today, I got up early, spent the first half of the day at the hospital, mostly with the meetings and housekeeping things I can only do there during the day. Then I came home and fell asleep in my chair for about three hours. I woke up and went to the gym,

Where I was sort of a slugCollapse )

I was disappointed that I had slept all afternoon because I had been hoping to kayak to the gym, as both my house and the gym are on the same body of water. But by the time I got moving it was 4 pm, and I had to go to the store too, and cook dinner, so it didn't happen.


Current Mood: drained
Monday, June 1st, 2009
9:16 pm
One-side blues
This is very weird. My left glute and hamstring are stiff and sore. Not the right, not even a little bit, just the left.

What I did the past couple of daysCollapse )
Friday, May 29th, 2009
11:34 pm
Rest day
I no longer follow the WOD as it goes because I have to practice what I have learned. I do, however, take periodic rest days. Today was one. thelostgm bought us both kayaks, red ones made out of molded plastic. We took them on their maiden voyage today, launching above the fish ladder, in the creek that is the source of the inlet to Cayuga Lake. The sky was threatening, but it didn't rain while we were out. We saw four great blue heron. Actually, that's not true: we saw the same great blue heron four times. We saw wood ducks and Mallard ducklings and their parents. It rained all night so the river was high and fast, so we fought the current all the way up and had to portage around trees a couple of times. But it was insanely pretty and about two feet from our back door.

Back to the gym tomorrow.

P.S., See Star Trek, it's freaking awesome.

Current Mood: relaxed
Thursday, May 28th, 2009
4:30 pm
Catch up/Turkish get-up
Three Days Worth of ExerciseCollapse )

Here's an adorable video of Crossfit Kettle bell expert Jeff Martone Turkish get-upping his own wife:

"I'm doing all the work." LOL

Current Mood: good
Monday, May 25th, 2009
4:58 pm
Holy crap, I just did it!!!
I'm going to work in a little while, in my scrubs and everything. thelostgm was telling me about video stuff and I wandered back into my room listening to him, saw my pull up bar and just, not thinking about anything, did a dead-hang pull up, from straight arms to chin over the bar. thelostgm witnessed it.

I guess Paleo really is the miracle diet...*

*correlations don't prove cause and effect though

The GymCollapse )

Current Mood: ecstatic
Sunday, May 24th, 2009
9:49 pm
Really drinking the Kool-Aid: taking the Paleo plunge
So, as part of the whole Crossfit thing, if you're really serious, you're supposed to be doing a diet called Paleo, or Caveman diet, which is lots of lean meat, veggies, fruits, and nuts. No dairy, no legumes (including peanuts and soy), as little salt as possible, no sugar, no potatoes, and above all, no grains (psst..it's gluten-free too). Just for grins and because I like a challenge, I've decided to try it, at least for a little while, and see how it goes.

More on that, plus workoutsCollapse )
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
2:12 pm
The last two days
At the gymCollapse )

I have a headache today, but that will probably go away when I drink some water.
Thursday, May 21st, 2009
12:48 am
I watch TV so I can stay awake
I have to stay up tonight because I am working tomorrow night (tonight, I guess), but I got up at 0630 this morning for a work thing, so I am super-tired. It's been a long day, but

I did go to Syracuse for Crossfit todayCollapse )

Oh Crossfit 'Cuse, why are you not closer???

In other news, I went to Best Buy and bought the third season of Avatar: The Last Airbender from which I am about to remove the cellophane (Squeee!!), hence the title of the post. I also went to Borders and bought my own copy of alliteratively-titled The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, and Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn, which has been recommended to me by multiple sources. So I am currently rich in all sorts of media swag...

I am tired though.

Current Mood: exhausted
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
9:22 am
Five Things Make A Post
1.) Grilled for the first time this year. Made what I thought was the best outdoor steak I've ever made: grilled sirloin over charcoal with hickory chips. Tenderized with the pointy side of a mallet and seasoned with nothing more than salt and pepper. Served with salt potatoes.

2.) Paul Klusman is back with TJ and the three cats! Advanced Cat Yodeling:

3.) I am actually up in the morning after having slept at night. I haven't done that for a while. Being up all day is weird, because the sun stays up forever. I had to synchronize for an all-day workshop tomorrow for work.

4.) And here's the workout stuffCollapse )

5.) I can't think of a fifth thing. There was something else I wanted to post about and I can't remember what it was. I'll ETA later if I think of it...

Current Mood: awake
Monday, May 18th, 2009
8:14 am
Friday, May 15th, 2009
6:36 pm
Woke up late/RPW
I woke up at 3:15 pm, which is fine, because thelostgm is out of town anyway, and because I only have two days off in a row, so there was little point in not being nocturnal today and yesterday.

Just got back from the gymCollapse )

Reading: Collapse, by Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel. It's interesting, but it reads like a text book. I was a good girl last night too and read the latest Journal of Emergency Nursing cover to cover. Every single thing in there has value to my job. I never ask, "when am I going to use this?"

Planning: Burning Wheel RPG tonight with people. Eat dinner and watch some Mythbusters before that probably. Try and call my dad.

Wearing: Stinky workout stuff.

Current Mood: hungry
5:28 am
No subject
Haven't posted in a while, so I'll try and

Reconcile all my fitness stuff hereCollapse )
Sunday, May 10th, 2009
6:12 pm
Le Weekend
Yesterday was the first day of the book sale, the third largest east of the Mississippi. I bought four books: the Cliff's Notes statistic book, The Scar by China Mieville (yes, I own it, but I long-term loaned it to my Dad and wanted to re-read it and was shocked, shocked! to see it anything by China Mieville at the book sale, esp. seven hours after the opening), Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld (a book about a girl at prep school, which captures high school perfectly; I blasted through 300 pages last night), and Collapse by Jared Diamond. All told: $16. Then,

I went to the gymCollapse )

Current Mood: sick
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