Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tiki Time

The hill at the beginning and end of my near-daily bike journey is no longer referred to (in my mind) as The Hill of Death. Now it is The Hill of Slight Pain. Soon it will be The Hill of Indifference. Maybe someday it will seem like The Slight Upward Slope of Happiness. But I doubt it.

I rented a workout video and tried it for the first time tonight. I only did one of the segments, so I will reserve judgment until I try the whole thing. It is a "dance" workout video, though it is really more aerobicizing or something than dancing. Anyway, there was one move that I just could not get down despite repeated attempts. You are supposed to kick with one foot and step back with the other foot, but you aren't supposed to fall over. I don't really get how it works. H was in the other room, and I asked if he was embarrassed that I couldn't do the kick move. He said, "No, I already knew this about you." I am not sure what he meant by "this." I would like to think that H meant, "I already knew that you were too cool to follow a workout video exactly. You have to express yourself by doing your own moves." However, I fear that really he meant, "You are totally uncoordinated." Which would be an accurate thought on this part.

I needed to work out today because last night I went to a tiki bar with (the lovely)Noelle, 3 of Noelle's (very lovely) friends, and Stefanie. While they drank their classy tiki drinks and tried a few fried cheese curds each, I ate approximately 8 giant onion rings and 52 tater tots while drinking wine out of a box. Good times!

13 comments:

stefanie said...

I knew you would beat me to the blogger meet-up recap post. :-) I was writing mine when I came over to grab your URL for appropriate linkage in my similar post. And by "similar," I mean "not nearly as amusing," because "Hill of Indifference"? "Slight upward slope or happiness"? You crack me up, my friend.

abbersnail said...

I lurve the Hill of Indifference!

3carnations said...

Oh my gosh, it WAS a juice box. I have never seem the individual serving wine box before. Awesome.

3carnations said...

seen, not seem...Must proofread...

Sarah said...

Thank you for representing the box wine. Holla! I too have been known to rock the single serving box. Go Team!

Marmite Breath said...

I can't do workout videos either, my friend.

Paisley said...

I am the perfect picture of dorkiness when doing workout videos. Sadly, I have around 5,395 of them. I buy a new one each time I feel re-motivated to start my diet again.

*sigh*

I think I would fall over with a dance one. eek.

lizgwiz said...

I was jealous enough already when I knew there were fried cheese curds, but there were also onion rings and tater tots? You guys know how to party! :)

One Smart Cookie said...

Once you try the 10 minute kickbox DVD: BEWARE THE SEGMENT OF PAIN. I completed the legs section for the first time a few days ago and I still can't walk properly.

I want to try to Dance one but I'm afraid I won't be able to follow the moves (see: hopelessly uncoordinated).

L Sass said...

WHERE is the Tiki Bar in Mpls? Is it Psycho Suzi's?

(Don't you find it odd that I'm so obsessed with Mpls, given that I haven't lived there in 8 years. I do.)

The last part of my regular run in Central Park is a hill that is known by most runners as "Cat Hill" (there is a statue of a cat at the top. I call it either "Hate Hill" or "Hell Hill." It's not even THAT steep, it's just at the very end of every run.

PreppyGirl said...

For some reason, I am imagining your workout looking like the Elaine-from-Seinfeld-dance. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, consider this comment moot.

Tater tots rule.

-R- said...

L Sass, yes, it was Psycho Suzi's.

Preppy, H described my dancing to his coworkers today by saying I was all thumbs and kicks like Elaine. I know exactly what you are talking about.

Noelle said...

I still haven't had the time to work off those cheese curds. I'm guessing about 6 hours at the gym will do it!

It was great to meet you too! Hopefully I can do a vacay re-cap this week, but I knew you two would beat me to it!