It’s all about balance

By Mir
January 24, 2005

I was supposed to go to the gym and work out this morning with a friend. I do not belong to the gym; she thought she had a free pass, but then couldn’t find it. She called me back later to say she found it but it had already expired.

I was sort of bummed, but then I remembered that I’m a lazy slug and didn’t want to work out, anyway.

Still, I’m as interested in fitness as the next health-conscious person. I have an elliptical trainer here at home, which I gave some thought to using. You know, since I was already in the workout mood. But then I realized that rather than working out, I could sit here on my ass and buy sneakers online, which is practically like actual exercise. Thank goodness.

Then I worried that perhaps I was oversimplifying matters a bit, when I received this excellent pearl of wisdom in my email:

Have the managers already loved shouting?
Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.

Dude. That’s deep. I may need to buy another pair of shoes.


  1. Suzanne

    I once bought an exercise machine. It was a fold up treadmill. The commercial kept showing how wonderful it was, and how it neatly folded up to fit just perfectly in your closet or under your bed. I rushed out to buy one.
    Guess where it’s been ever since I bought it?
    They were right! It folds up rather nicely.

  2. Ben

    When I feel the need to exercise, I sit down on the couch until it passes. Works for me!

  3. Liz

    Am I the only one here who is gnashing my teeth because you didn’t link to a picture of the shoes you ordered? Lord, people, where are your priorities??

  4. Ben

    About tomorrow:

    I just want to say, good luck, we’re all counting on you.

    About the shoes:

    I know better than to ask for a photo, since everyone’s already convinced I’m a big perv. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, diversity and all has its place.

    But are they New Balance, by chance? My favorite brand. Hmmm.

  5. Kym

    Hey amiga… Good luck tomorrow. The bone is a great idea. You are *so freaking smart* :)

    Come home and post all about it!

  6. udge

    Ah, my early morning laugh-out-loud for Tuesday. Thank you very much, I can get on with some real work now.

    Good luck with the interview.

  7. Bob

    I’ve got an excellent exercise machine for you. 60 lbs of puppy. I’ve lost 20 lbs trying to keep up with him on our daily “walks”. He trots, I try to keep up.

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