Friday, March 28, 2008

Lost tense

"Don't you wish your girlfriend were hot like I [am]."
No, it doesn't have quite the same ring, but I think we should use the subjunctive tense.
I am trying out for The Search for the next Pussycat Doll and trying the new version out.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Variation on another acronym

WUWF - woke up while farting. I hate it when that happens.

Awesome. Someone googled TXTing acronyms, and the first page was my first batch. OK, OUR first batch. These are really going to catch on!!!

Normally, I'm a nice person,

but I hope the 22 year old singer/songwriter who got the first impression rose on the runway model-date gets booted next show. A) She is giving singer/songwriters a bad rap, and B) She is WAY too young-acting for him. He needs a sophisticated woman who knows about bowing to antiquity. I am currently betting on the woman he gave the very first first impression rose to - the one who gets hiccups. That's sweet.

Before & After

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Listen to the songs

Looking for an indoor pool in Austin, TX

I went to the J to swim today. I swam Thursday (82˙) and Friday (80˙), and today the water was 78˙ = a big boo. To some (especially non-swimmers) this difference may sound negligible, but trust me, it is very noticeable. Especially being out of swimming shape, I get way too cold in 78˙ water. I tried 24 hour fitness this afternoon, which I thought would be perfect - it's got great hours, there was no one else swimming, and the water temperature was perfect. However, while I was swimming, 1 guy got in the water 2x after emerging, covered in sweat, from the sauna. EXTREMELY gross. Another guy did the same thing, but did stand under a water shower for about 10 seconds before getting in. It was especially gross because the pool is 3 lanes (small), and the water was salty. I couldn't tell if they didn't use chlorine, or if the saltiness was a result of these chaps' periodic dunking. Either way, I am not going back.
I don't want to get all the UV radiation swimming outside at the J, and I can't seem to get out of bed at 4:30 am to make it there when it opens so I can get back so Brad can go exercise, too. When he gets home, I am too tired and don't feel like swimming. I hate swimming in cold water, and at UT there is no where to park. Isn't this such a sad, luxury problem? Can anyone think of a good indoor pool somewhere near Lamar and 53rd St?
Lifetime fitness at 620 x Parmer has an indoor pool, but that is pretty damn far. Town Lake YMCA has one, but not very easy to get to. Brad and I talked about building a 25m lane in our driveway. Wouldn't that be awesome? We would also have to have a fence surrounding it to make it 4 feet by 26 yards. I also imagine a pool can't butt up to the road, so we might not make 25 meters.

For my homies etc

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Recent News

China is stupid.
I think we should boycott the Olympics. (And the IOC should never have agreed to have them in CHINA.)
Dick Cheney doesn't care what we think. (OK, that's not news, but it happened, again.)
It's flooding in Texas, but not in Austin. TURN AROUND. Don't drown.
The kid is awesome.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

The Year of the Rat

The kid and I share the same Chinese new year zodiac symbol - the rat. 1972 and 2008.

A New Earth

I have never read an Oprah book club book that I know of, but I started reading A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle so I could do her interactive class. It's pretty cool.

A new kind of coach

I am interested in becoming a wellness coach. I think my clients would benefit from this type of consultation. Thoughts?

Best way to change behavior

If you want to lose weight, stop smoking, etc., bet someone you will. The threat of losing money is a great motivator.

Olympic Swimmers at Texas Swim Center

Phelps, Crocker, Hansen, et al. were among swimmers at the TSC this weekend.
Pool records were broken. More world records have been broken at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center than at any other pool in the world.

5 weeks of cuteness

Leading Cause of Mortality in US

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has continued to identify the leading cause of mortality in the US as cardiovascular disease.
Smoking causes over 400,000 deaths per year in the US. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the US.

Daily PA

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has recommendations for physical activity for healthy adults under age 65:
Do moderately intense cardio 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week
Do vigorously intense cardio 20 minutes a day, 3 days a week
Do 8-10 strength-training exercises, 8-12 repetitions of each exercise 2x a week.

Moderate-intensity physical activity means working hard enough to raise your heart rate and break a sweat, yet still being able to carry on a conversation. It should be noted that to lose weight or maintain weight loss, 60 to 90 minutes of physical activity may be necessary. The 30-minute recommendation is for the average healthy adult to maintain health and reduce the risk for chronic disease.

Danskin Triathlon Austin

The Jewish Community Association of Austin is offering the 4th annual training class for the Austin Danskin Triathlon. Here is the weekly training schedule. You do not have to be a member of the JCAA, and it's not too late to sign up for the class.