Monday, 23 February 2009

Monday machine gun fire

It’s a quick one today because I really need to get back to work.
  • No LSD over the weekend so I have to make up for it today after work. Yucky.
  • This teetotaller actually had a pint of beer on Saturday, but definitely of the girly variety. My archy buddies were proud.
  • Why do tennis players always make sex noises when they hit the ball?
  • My half-assed commitment to running and fitness appears to be inspiring some people. I’ve unintentionally guilted a few individuals into pursuing physical activity and may have recruited about a half dozen people into running a local race in May. Just call me Typhoid Xenia.
  • Not surprisingly, I’ve been slacking on speedwork and strength training for a while now. However, Mike and last week’s TIART contributors have inspired me to change my lazy ways. Thanks guys!
  • My wall calendar for 2009 features views of Scotland. I’m so partial to February’s pic though I may not change it for the rest of the year.
Highland hairy coo. So cute!
  • I’m counting down the days to Friday when I take the train to whales Wales. Yay for running in random places!
Hope you all have a great week. Catch up with you later.

21 comments:

Count of Monte Christo said...

Sounds like a pretty good weekend on the whole!

The highlanders are great. There is a number of them grazing in the local bit of forest and they are Huge!

Have a great day.

MizFit said...

that third one is why I CAN NOT WATCH tennis.

I dont get it...

and hope my daughter isnt a tennis player.

joyRuN said...

Nice job roping co-workers into the race.

Beer with strawberry juice, eh? Sounds yummy to me :)

Now get back to work!

Marcy said...

I always wondered the same thing about tennis players but you know what? If I played tennis I'd probably do it myself (not intentionally). I'm a loud heavy breather while running so I can only imagine how I'd be hitting a tennis ball :-X

The Laminator said...

Wow, you're inspiring people to get off their lazy behinds and get moving? How awesome! You're infectious! Oh, great interview by the way!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

We in the beer-swilling community have a special name for beer mixed with fruit juice:

It's A F*CKING ZYMURGICAL ATROCITY is what it is!1!

What did that poor beer ever do to you?

Why do tennis players always make sex noises when they hit the ball?

By which I'm assuming you mean the squeaky sounds like those made by those "balloons" (hi, joySahasY!) in that video you had here the other day.

I don't know why. I've never heard it myself.

You're inspiring people all over the place, Xenia! That video inspired me to have my first three-way! It was me and two life-size balloons ... though this time they really were balloons. Sort of. Well ... blow-up dolls. But I used helium.

Kristina said...

I went to Wales once for a conference (Aberystwyth) and loved it. Made me want to give up academia and herd sheep.

Danielle in Iowa said...

My roommate can't stand to be around me when I am using the foam roller on my IT bands because I apparently make such noises then. So I can kind of understand why the tennis players make those sounds too...

Viper said...

Next you're going to ask why guys find female tennis players attractive.

Congrats on you beer. I won't judge.

Merry said...

Okay, I'll ask:
Why do guys find female tennis players attractive?

Roisin said...

I won't judge you on the beer either. But really, whiskey would be the way to go.

I can't believe that bovine is called a "coo".

RazZDoodle said...

did you recruit them by offering to stomp on their nuts (if applicable)? :p

Ted said...

Fruli ??? Hmmmm... sounds too good! Have a GREAT trip to Whales! Opps, I meant Wales. Take pixs !!!

Heather said...

The problem with long runs after work is that you have all day to think about how much it is going to suck and then talk yourself out of it. So have fun with that! Way to inspire your friends!

Tammy said...

It's always inspiring to ME when somebody says that I inspired them to run. :-)

I got my long run out of the way Saturday morning. If I put it off, I tend to skip it altogether.

theloosemoose said...

I've often wondered about those tennis-induced sex noises, as well. Kinda makes you wonder if they make tennis noises while having sex.

Vava said...

Inspiring others is cool, but doesn't it make you feel a little bit guilty? I feel a bit responsible when people get into exercise and tell me they're doing it because I have inspired them because I immediately think that they will somehow blame me for either getting injured or for their own feelings of guilt for not sticking with it.

I know, this makes no sense, but what they hey!

That highland bushy bull thingy is awesome! They have one of those at this little Zoo we have downtown, and the kids love it (though perhaps not as much as I do). I haven't been able to inspire the beast to work out though...

Vava said...

What "the" hey! I meant, what "the" hey!!!

Curse these inferior digits!!!

MCM Mama said...

That calendar picture is just awesome!

And that beer sounds like it's trying to be a lambic, which is acceptable. Good job venturing into beer. ;o)

X-Country2 said...

I love that you're peer-pressuring others to start running. Drug pusher. :o)

Cowboy Hazel said...

Love the photo! I've always had these crazy dreams about being in Scottish hills with the cattle grazing all around, which is odd because I've never been there...

Anyway, good work recruiting others to run! There's gotta be some good karma coming back to you for that.