Friday, February 22, 2013

In Which I Post A Picture Of Me Pointing At My Crotch

I'm three days late to the party, but

There are fat people with a thigh gap.  There are malnourished African children whose thighs touch. A thigh gap says more about the side and shape of your pelvis than it does about your anything else.  Of course, since like -4 insecure teenage girls read my blog this doesn't actually matter.  But I made this stupid picture and wanted to post it.  Forget the thigh gap.  Do some weighted squats to work on your ass instead.

I have lots of work to do in that regard.

So, let's talk business.  I got a check for $22 from BlogHer for the ads you have to tolerate.  $22 is a lame number, so I'm bumping it up to $25.  Amazon gift card.  Anyone who comments gets entered.  Random number.  No bonus points for anything, just a "thank you" for tolerating my bullshit.

Yesterday in the gym my arms felt like I hadn't picked up anything heavier than a carrot in months.  No clue what that was about, but it was frustrating to be doing shoulder presses with 15lb weights and have it feel like it was almost impossible.  THAT IS LAME.  I am stronger than that.  Boo.  Hiss.  Also, planks can go fuck themselves.  Though, the way they stretch out minutes reminds me of this:

“Dunbar loved shooting skeet because he hated every minute of it and the time passed so slowly. He had figured out that a single hour on the skeet-shooting range with people like Havermeyer and Appleby could be worth as much as eleven-times-seventeen years.

“I think you’re crazy,” was the way Clevinger had responded to Dunbar’s discovery.

“Who wants to know?” Dunbar answered.

“I mean it,” Clevinger insisted.

“Who cares?” Dunbar answered.

“I really do. I’ll even go as far as to concede that life seems longer i—“

“—is longer i—“

“—is longer—IS longer? All right, is longer if it’s filled with periods of boredom and discomfort, b—“

“Guess how fast?” Dunbar said suddenly.


“They go,” Dunbar explained.




“Years,” said Dunbar. “Years, years, years.”

“Do you know how long a year takes when it’s going away?” Dunbar asked Clevinger. “This long.” He snapped his fingers. “A second ago you were stepping into college with your lungs full of fresh air. Today you’re an old man.”

“Old?” asked Clevinger with surprise. “What are you talking about?”


“I’m not old.”

“You’re inches away from death every time you go on a mission. How much older can you be at your age? A half minute before that you were stepping into high school, and an unhooked brassiere was as close as you ever hoped to get to Paradise. Only a fifth of a second before that you were a small kid with a ten-week summer vacation that lasted a hundred thousand years and still ended too soon. Zip! They go rocketing by so fast. How the hell else are you ever going to slow time down?” Dunbar was almost angry when he finished.

“Well, maybe it is true,” Clevinger conceded unwillingly in a subdued tone. Maybe a long life does have to be filled with many unpleasant conditions if it’s to seem long. But in that event, who wants one?”

“I do,” Dunbar told him.

“Why?” Clevinger asked.

“What else is there?”

And now I need to go back and read the book again.  I've read Catch-22 dozens of times.  It's fucking lovely.  Everything about it.  So maybe I should do more planks.

Ummmmmm......Still running with the dog.  Haven't progressed beyond that.  I'm officially in a curling league.   The rest of the team emailed me to welcome me aboard and instruct me to purchase knee socks with a rooster on them so we could match.  I think I'm going to like it.

We're tearing up our carpet this weekend and having someone refinish the floors on Monday.  Yay homeownership and all the costs that come with it.

At some point I'm going to need to start run-training again.  I'm scared to start, because I'm afraid I'll quit again, which is silly, because that would place me where I am right now, which is not really running.  Blarg.

So.  Hi.


  1. THANK YOU for the thigh gap commentary. UGH SERIOUSLY.

  2. I remember an interview with an actress eons ago who said you should have three diamonds when you stand with your legs together. Between your thighs, below your knees and above your ankles. I'll never forget it because it was such a WTF moment for me. I never realized anyone cared about such things. It's funny to read your post about it.

  3. I remember in college my roommate was obsessed with her thigh gap, I hadn't even known people cared that much until then. She was a bit unusual though.

  4. I loved that blog post.

    I'm pretty sure the 45 minutes of plank i did in some STUPID 3 day challenge is what jacked up my neck, so fuck a plank.

  5. Coming from the land of pancake butt, sorry Honey but you have an ass. All squats do for me is give me menacing quads, the better to terrorize the spindly legged boys in the gym. I'm jealous about the curling. It looks awfully fun.

    1. I have an ass, but I want a better ass. I'm greedy. Muhuhahaha.

  6. There are so many things in Catch 22 that make me mentally reference various forms of exercise. This post made my day.

  7. I haven't been blogging too much lately but it's always entertaining to see what you might have in store for me. LOL. My friends call the thigh gap the "speed gap".....anyway. I don't have one, my thighs is what it is.

  8. of course you have a thigh gap... you get too skinny when you don't train with your trainer! I wish I had the too skinny problem ;)

    1. I only have a thigh gap when I do the ridiculous pigeon toe stance. Which seems to be how most bloggers pose anyway.

  9. I think I used to have a thigh gap. no longer do.

  10. I have never understood the whole obsession with thigh gap. Legs are for strongs and fasts, not for irrelevant standards.

    Also, I can't wait to see you rock your cock socks. Can I say cock socks on the intarwebs?

  11. Oh Catch 22, I remember writing a really difficult paper on PTSD in High School using that book as a jumping off point. It was awesome.

  12. My thighs touch. Will forever unless I get skin removal surgery. I figure it's a good reminder that I don't want to be 245 again.

  13. You're going to be wearing cock socks for curling. I think that's perfect for you, and I mean that in the best possible way.

  14. The only use I have for thigh-gap is this: "While sitting down, I use my thigh-gap to hold my beer can." (Yes, I believe I did just quote myself)

  15. Thigh gap. never had it. no matter how much I work out my damn thighs still touch. I've never read Catch 22. Maybe I should. Lame high school I went to. I'm surprised I even got into college.

  16. Yeah... Don't have a thigh gap, don't really care :p
    I need to read more too. I always tell myself I am going to but it doesn't happen hahaha

  17. Fuck! My damn thighs - I didn't know I was supposed to worry about a gap. Guess I'll add that to my to-worry-about list. Dammit!

  18. I had to google what curling is. I now have one more piece of unnecessary knowledge that could come in handy during a trivial pursuit game. :)

  19. A curling league?!?! You are cooler than I thought!! My old boss is a curler. He's awesome, too. Of course I didn't know what curling was before him, but whatever. Still cool. Where does one curl in California? In New York it makes more sense. Oh, and by the way, I'm officially upset with you for not telling me that you, too, had a blog. I thought we were friends. I mean, friends in a FB stalker sort of way, but I'm ok with that, if you are. You gotta start somewhere!

  20. I'm never gonna have a thigh gap, so I'm glad there are people smart enough to know that that doesn't make me worthless :D