You know that feeling when a big ole sumo wrestler wearing puppy slippers is sitting on your chest whilst you’re trying to walk up a flight of stairs? Anyone? That’s my definition of what it feels like when you’re out of shape (aka haven’t exercised regularly in 2+ months). It actually doesn’t take very long to get back to that feeling of I might croak walking a city block. The good news is… it’s reversible… glory hallelujah Gertrude and Beelzebub! I can’t tell you how good it has felt to exercise regularly these past 3 weeks… dagnabbed good. Of course, there will be a time when I forget that feeling… it happens… but when I do someone hire that same puppy-slipper-wearing sumo wrestler dude to come and remind me what a dimbat I’ve become… okay!? The first thing that’s semi awesome… EXERCISE!!
Numero next thing that’s semi-awesome… this literature class I’ve been taking this semester. I’ve never been a huge reader… PASS. I’ve always chalked it up to time… but mostly ADD attention span. I pretend I love to read a book on a nice summer evening out on the deck. The truth is, I have the book open, but my mind is too busy calculating the amount of Junebugs falling from the tree limbs or the fact that Mr. Neighbor who shall remain nameless is getting into his hot tub nekked again. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…. don’t tell anyone. This literature class is cool in that the literature is short stories, poetry, and dramatic plays. So, I guess my attention span doesn’t have to be as long as if it were a 5-billion-page book. And the stories have been interesting (coughcough… I said STORIES… pass on most of the poetry). It also includes stuff from all different years from the 1600s to the 21st century. I’m not going to lie… Shakespeare makes my eyes roll back into my head… but that’s just because I have to do a lot of Internet research after reading one of his poems… just to know what the helium balloons boy be talking about. Literature class… Fun stuff!
Next thing that’s semi-awesome… The Garden! I literally cry approximately 8 times per rehearsal… 5 of those times it’s because I’ve totally messed up the notes/words… but the other 3 times it’s legitimately because the material is powerfully beautiful… even if the name of one of my solos is What Good Will I Ever Be? Those of you who live in the valley and need a good cryfest/feel good program, I’d totally recommend coming to the production, April 8th through 11th at Sky View High Auditorium… Tickets!! CoughcoughShamelessPlugCoughCough… allergy season… get over it.
Things that are not awesome… my car had to be towed up to the service station tonight. Boo Hiss… I have plenty of extra money to spend on you… this arm brace I own only cost me $15,000.00… that leaves the other million I have lying around for the car repair! Beulah the Buick has decided it’s not in her best interest to start some of the time. Last Thursday I had to walk home from the grocery store. She started right up soon after though. Today, the result was not so favorable… thus the reason she was towed. Stupid Beulah! She needs to be getting with the above-mentioned semi-awesome things and changing her attitude… STAT!
Question of the Day: What’s one semi-awesome thing going on in your life right now?