An Ear for an Ear

Most of the time I am blissfully unaware of the fact that I even have ears attached to my head. I mean, I use them for the helpful hair tuck. They seem to be instrumental in holding up my sunglasses. They are home to my earings. And I’m told they are useful when it comes to being able to hear things. But there are occassional days, like yesterday, that I have to question their existence.

You see, yesterday I started my semi-annual “Exercise for a Month So You Appear to be Out of Shape Instead of Ridiculously Out of Shape.” Catchy, isn’t it? Would it surprise you if I told you I thought that up myself? So yesterday I decided I would go for a little jog . . . outside. Sure, it was only 32 degrees, but when you’re running that shouldn’t matter, right? Well, for the most part it didn’t, but there were two tiny little factors that came into play because of the cold:

1) It’s kind of hard to breathe in the cold. Now, I’m not going to put much emphasis on this point because, let’s face it, I’m so out of shape that it would have been hard for me to breathe even in perfect conditions.


2) At some point my ears became so cold that they gave me a horrible ice cream headache. I don’t know about you, but if I’m going to get an ice cream headache, I’d much rather it came from eating ice cream than from doing something like running. Seriously, you’re enduring the pain of running AND giving yourself a splitting headache? Where is the fairness in that?

So this is the compromise I’ve come up with: I’m going to sit in the warmth (for those of you that have been to my house lately you know I use that term loosely) of my own home, switch from Moosetracks and all of its chocolatey goodness to low fat yogurt, and call it a draw. Who’s with me?

Ok, that actually isn’t going to work just now because I’m actually “training” for a purpose (more on that later), but in a month, that is going to be my plan all the way. I said, WHO’S WITH ME?!?

Alright, Already!

I’ve had many people (ok, so it’s more like two) ask me why I haven’t updated my blog lately. “You’re unemployed!” they say. “You must have plenty of time. What’s stopping you?”
Well, to all of you naysayers out there, I’ll have you know that just because I am not earning an income for the things I do, it doesn’t mean I’m not gainfully employed. For example, I still have to wake up every morning, eat, shower, and get dressed. I still have to do laundry and go grocery shopping. Ok, the grocery shopping was a lie because, let’s face it, I didn’t do that before. But still, there’s plenty to do to occupy my time. I’ve even taken the time to read a book. That’s right! I read a book. Sure, it was only 150 pages long, but still, I read it! I’m even considering reading another one. . . just because.

(This is the book I read. I recommend it. I usually like the books I read, I just don’t usually take the time to read. Mostly, I just had to put a picture of something in this blog post because my sister Jan gets mad if a post doesn’t have a picture. So here you go.)

So you see, I have an excuse for taking a reprieve from the blogging world. Ok, the real excuse is that while I have been keeping busy, I’m not sure how interesting any of my daily activities are. Nevertheless, to satisfy my demanding public, I hereby commit to be a better blogger! (I kind of sound like I should be running for some sort of office. Hey, maybe that should be my new career path. Vote for Melanie!)