I Hate Running

The terrible & wonderful reasons why I run long distances
The terrible & wonderful reasons why I run long distances
I don’t run. There are many reasons why I don’t like running. For example… I hate sweating. I’m chubby. My boobs are too big and my legs are too short.

I forced myself to run in college, but that was a long time ago.

A couple of days ago, I read the latest Oatmeal comic, which is entitled, “The terrible and wonderful reasons why I run long distances.” The author, a runner of multi-k races, marathons, ultras, and other foot-powered adventures, illustrates and explains why he runs. Besides the running part, I can totally relate to his reasons!

“I am The Blerch.”

So, whether you love running or hate it, take a look at the post. I think you’ll like it. It almost makes me want to start running.

Great Failed Predictions

Here’s an interesting infographic for you. It’s entitled “Missing the Mark: Favorite Failed Guesses, from Pop Culture to Serious Thinkers.” It includes some of the best past predictions, some of which came to pass, and others that came nowhere near being realized.

It’s always fun to look back and remember what people thought the future would be like. I’m still waiting and hoping for my robotic housekeeper and flying car!

great predictions
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Be Careful What You Tweet (a funny thing happened on the way to Comic Con)

A funny thing happened to Felicia Day on the way to San Diego Comic Con today…

From my Twitter feed today, a hilarious exchange between Felicia Day and some unsuspecting fans, on the train to Comic Con in San Diego.

@feliciaday: “…I’m into Furry fandom…” #awesomethingsyouhearontheSDCCtrain

@irishmidz: @feliciaday feel free to join our conversation 😀 @feliciaday: “…I’m into Furry fandom…” #awesomethingsyouhearontheSDCCtrain

@feliciaday: @irishmidz oh crap are you sitting in front of me? Hahahaa

@irishmidz: @feliciaday yes – 😀 we all love you at this table – big fans but letting you travel in peace

@feliciaday: @irishmidz lol! I just got owned over Twitter! We should take a picture I can post for everyone to enjoy my own age!!!! 🙂

@irishmidz: @feliciaday that would be so awesome :

@feliciaday: RE: Furry quote, be careful Tweeting something you OH on a train, the person might follow you. @irishmidz #ownedme? 🙂 pic.twitter.com/PrGEqZc9

Zuckerberg Wedding – Will love last?

Picture yourself sitting on a small wedding chair, watching the bride and groom smiling and holding hands at the altar. It’s uncomfortably warm, and you start to perspire and doze, and… [cue dreamlike music and wavy screen effects]

“In a world where Geek meets Greed…”

fictionalized Zuckerberg wedding script

The (Highly Fictionalized) Zuckerberg Nuptials. Screenplay by ETAN COHEN, with notes by CHRIS McKENNA (co-executive producer, “Community”) and illustrations by DAVID SPARSHOTT. Credit: The New York Times Magazine

Family Guy Online Game

Family Guy online game

If you’re a fan of the funny, ridiculously offensive, animated series Family Guy, you should check out the Family Guy online game. It’s being billed as “The World’s First MMO-LOL,” or massively-multiplayer-laugh-out-loud game.

The game is currently in beta mode, but you can register for an invitation to get in early. It took just a day for my “Key to Quahog” to arrive. I haven’t played yet, but I expect the game to be weird, funny, and offensive, just like the show.

Funny Mom Stuff: Mom, you’re shrinking!

My daughter is 6 years old. She is under the impression that aging corresponds with “getting bigger.” At her age, that’s true!

On the other hand, my husband and I joke around that I’m shrinking. I’m only 5 feet tall, and the last time we marked our heights on the wall, I was 1/4 inch shorter than last time. I tell my kids it’s because they’re wearing me down as they get older. 🙂

Anyway, my sweet baby girl gave me her thoughts on the “getting bigger” vs. “shrinking” processes my body is going through. Here’s what she said:

Daughter: “Mom, I think you’re all done getting bigger now.”

Me: “Really? Ok.”

Daughter: “Yeah! And now you’re shrinking!” <giggle giggle giggle>

Me: “I’m shrinking?!” <hahahaha>

Daughter: “Well, except for your this part –” <opens arms wide to point at my midsection> “YOUR TUMMY!”

Go ahead and laugh. I may be losing height, but for the record, I’m also working on reducing the “tummy” area. Aren’t kids hilarious?!