Wednesday, October 07, 2009

I'm Only Brain-Dead

The rest of me is just pining for the fjords.

I can spell Judy Blume's name. I really can. But I misspelled it not once but twice on the post below before finally typing the blasted thing in correctly.

First I got the vowel right: Blue

Then I got the pronunciation correct: Bloom

FINALLY I saw what I'd typed, smacked myself in the head, and typed in "Blume."

Remember, I majored in English, people. And taught it. Plus I've only read nearly everything the woman's written, including her adult novels.

Good grief.

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As to the "pining for the fjords" comment, I just finished off Week 3 Day 2 of the Couch-to-5K program. If you need a refresher on just what this involves, please see my Procrastination 101 post and scroll down to the cut jpeg from my Excel spreadsheet.

Yeah, I'm on that week.

I upped my speed from W3D1, though, and did the running portions at 4.8 MPH rather than the 4.5 I had done. And the three-minute bursts? I think I feel about them pretty much like I did the ninety-second bursts at this time last week; i.e. much hate, but I definitely know I can do it.

I'm just going to whine about it.

Lots.

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Okay, seriously I'm tickled that I managed it today, because with the Elder having H1N1 (he's doing well, by the way) and me being naturally a major hypochondriac, I've been figuring I'm staring some sort of upper-respiratory infection in the face. But when I wasn't showing sure signs of becoming an invalid after a couple of days I figured, "What the heck, I'll do my run. If I can't finish it, I'm sick. If I can, I'm still healthy as a horse."

So here I am.

Neigh.

6 comments:

Choreboy said...

I take it you didn't die?

Angel said...

Twitter has been the death of my English degree. Oh well.

David Showers said...

I'm glad to see you lived through the run!

I'm Just Another Fat Girl said...

Yea for whining! It's my favorite!

-jafg

(my word verification is "supse" as in "Supse with that?"

Angel said...

I know this won't make H1n1 go away, but hopefully a couple of blog awards will make you smile :)

http://headacheslayer.blogspot.com/2009/10/blog-awards-make-me-blush.html

Word verification: nuslies. Sounds like something a cat would do ;)

Amanda said...

Choreboy, rumor would have it that I'm still alive and kicking. If not, that says something very odd about you ;)

David, yep! Now I've got to survive today's, LOL -- welcome to my little corner of the web :)

JAFG, whiners UNITE!!! And I love the word verification... heh

Angel awww... thank you! I'll be over to check them out. And LOL on the Twitter killing the English degree. I know my sentence structure bites anymore. I think "Oh it's just artistic license, it's fine," but then I realize that I'd be in deep doo-doo for any formal writing anymore.