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Today’s Daily Challenge
Lie face-up with a towel in your hands, lift your shoulders off the ground, and repeat four times.
Can you feel your abdominals working? This challenge calls on the muscles in your core in order to lift your upper body off the floor. Strong core muscles are an important part of good posture, balance, and stability; they are also necessary for everyday activities like bending and lifting. Finally, a strong core contributes to a healthy, injury-free back.
I Don’t Know When To Say When
Last night a group of “adults” went out for dinner and drinks. We started the night at Pasta da Pulcinella because I thought that would offer a fair amount of vegetarian fare (I was not so right about that) but no one went hungry, nor anyone complain to me, so I guess we did alright.
In the growing cold we wandered to some bar in midtown which turned out to allow smoking, so we wandered further and landed at Ri Ra, which turns out to be a much larger Irish bar than I imagined, and was having “live band karaoke” last night. I’d tell you all about the karaoke but in the two hours we sat drinking the band did little more than set up for their gig. I was feeling no pain at the time, but I wasn’t quite drunk enough to either sing karaoke, or talk to any of the women I thought were attractive. While at the bar we endlessly discussed the history of Cheddarhead, much to the chagrin of ITP-Reader Randy’s brother Kevin, a hasher who has no interest in hashing. We never did figure out the proper order for the past six years; turns out the Atlanta Hash’s Cheddarhead History page was last updated in 2008.
ITP Flickr Pic
“What, You Don’t Own Corduroy Chucks?”
They scream “2009” (I bought them in 2010 and finally started wearing them last year — go figure) but I love them.
The Most Inane Television I Have Ever Watched
After returning from our night our we went to Sanitary’s house (Randy’s mother’s house) and had a final nightcap. While doing so Randy and I watched what is perhaps the most brain-dead tv I have ever seen — TruTV’s “Guinness Book of World Records Unleashed”. One the show we watched the following Guinness Book of World Records be attempted:
- a dog removing socks off of people’s feet
- a woman eating an entire pizza, using only one hand, in under two minutes
- a guy breaking plates by serving tennis balls, blindfolded
- a guy trying to be launched further than anyone else via an inflated bladder by having three friends jump from a platform and landing on the opposite end
This is what “American television” has become.
Perhaps we watched it because it went with our Irish bar theme, or perhaps we were just too tired and sloshed to change the channel.
I arrived home some time after 1:00am (which explains why this blog post is late).
I’m taking this weekend for myself, no drinking, no carousing, nothing. I need a break.
Hope everyone has a good weekend and will catch up again on Monday.
Today’s Personal Project
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – tired, so very tired
Current Music – music too loud, lights too bright
Website Of The Day – If you are looking to sing karaoke CBS Atlanta raked the best karaoke bars to visit. Warning: like my Chucks this list is a bit stale.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – Monday
Foot Mileage – ~0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
TBD by Monday
2014 Goals: Measurable
TBD by Monday
2014 Goals: Unmeasurable
TBD by Monday
Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2013