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Monday, December 08, 2008

Today's Miscalculations

Good Idea: Wearing long underwear while running in the winter.
Bad Idea: Wearing long underwear while running indoors in the winter. Oops. I got so hot on the treadmill that I totally kicked my own butt.

Good Idea: Changing out of down booties, and into easily-removable shoes, for a quick trash run.
Bad Idea: Changing out of down booties into flip flops for the trash run. To be fair, this works remarkably well down to about 30 degrees, or colder if there isn't snow, but works remarkably poorly when it is 20 degrees out and there are five inches of snow on the ground. I didn't realize it was possible for my feet to hurt that much, that fast.


chelfea said...

I'm amused that one of the tags on this is "failing." (Note to self: Must start tagging posts for added rhetorical value.)

I Hope So said...

i can't even imagine how painful flip flops in the snow would be. i bet you can't wait for christmas in the desert!


strovska said...

this makes me picture ellen trying to run in the inflexible long johns (a concept i'm still trying to grasp).

Teri said...

Is that a snow covered squirrel huddling on a branch?

CëRïSë said...

Chelfea, as I was running out there, I was actually thinking, "This is an epic fail." How nerdy is that?

Mandy, you are SO right--'can't wait!

Strovska, I'm sure I looked even more ridiculous, although I think you're on the right track.

And Ter, it is! I'm so glad you noticed! He was just chillin' there, getting snowed on...

Pete Sleeper said...

Nice photos and stories to go with them. You have a good "voice" in your writing.

Curly Sue said...

I also thought of the inflexible long underwear. I love the good idea/bad idea format. Wasn't that a feature of some TV show years ago? Something along the lines of "Deep Thoughts"? Does anyone remember?

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CëRïSë said...

Thanks, Pete!

And Curly Sue, yes, I totally stole it, apparently from Animaniacs. The one I remember is "Good idea: hiding eggs at Easter! Bad idea: finding those eggs at Christmas!"

Curly Sue said...

I remember now! I recall that one went: good idea: playing a piccolo in marching band. Bad idea: playing a piano in a marching band.