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Posts in April 2010

Running and Running and Running

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2010-04-13 10:05:11

There was a swim party recently here in the fair city of Austin. When I put on my swim suit and looked in the mirror, I decided that I needed more exercise in my life. I spoke with some helpful people who informed me that the most effective thing I could do was cardiovascular exercise. Now, I hate running. I've always hated running. Nevertheless, it is precisely what the doctor ordered. A while ago, I talked to Green about the subject of running. She told me that it took her a year of running three times a week before she began to enjoy it. What a discouraging thought. It is as if nothing in this life worth having comes easy. Fine. I would run.

I talked to my roommate about being my running buddy. He heartily agreed, thankfully, and this morning we set out on a healthy run in the healthy outdoors at a healthy pace. (prepositional phrases are my friends). At the end of the run, my roommate asked me how I felt. I replied, "good, in the same way you might feel good right before you are about to die." Take heart, dear readers, I did not expire. I asked my roommate, "how far do you think we ran ... 2 and a half or three miles?" He smiled and told me we had run just over a mile. Right. There's nothing to do but try again on Thursday. Don't bother checking the obituaries, friend, if it is my time then it is my time. 

The good ol' days (that never were)

by: Mindy Hess | on: 2010-04-11 09:01:51

Last night, as I was studying the worry lines ever deepening across my forehead, I had a realization. At that moment, I began to mourn the fact that I would never again be 26. The more I thought about it, I started thinking about how, at 26, I was pretty bummed about the mistakes I had made 5 years earlier . . . and those mistakes stemmed from angst developed 5 years before that, which was felt because I longed for the innocence of childhood. Talk about a life lived in the past. (And yes, I know what the prophets and apostles have told us about this mistake).

The thing is, everytime I look back, I wish I would have appreciated how good I had it back then now that those moments are gone. I think it's because I can't really picture myself getting older. At least, not in a life that doesnt seem to be moving forward. So as hard as it is, I think with my new independant paradigm, I am going to have to start imagining myself as a *gulp* 40 year-old woman. A single one at that. So far, most of the other frightening notions of a life lived alone have more or less settled, but the aging thing is not yet one of them. 


The Glue of Society

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2010-04-03 16:12:01

According to Oprah.com, I "couldn't be more considerate." Find out how rude or polite you are by taking the quiz: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/How-Rude-Are-You-Take-the-Test

Go ahead and take the test since it doesn't take long, then come back here and answer my question.

Is it really rude to be "chronically late?" And who writes emails while on the phone? 

Two Down, Four To Go

by: Justin Mills | on: 2010-04-01 09:47:09

I finished Sense and Sensibility last night. My thoughts are below, but if you have not finished, there is an important plot point revealed.