Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stretch. Twist. Pop! Lord, I Hope That Wasn't Anything I Needed.

There's nothing like returning to a workout routine after week to make you feel really feeble and old.

The last time I went running was the day before I left for Dallas. Now I feel miserable. Stretching before the run wasn't so bad, the run and the stretching after the run, however, yeah that was a whole other story. Not so great. I swear my joints sound like a done bag of popcorn in the microwave. You know, one to two pops per minute.

But yeah. At least I forced my ass to get out and do something today. Not that I really wanted to, but it really was for the best. I have barely seen sunshine in the last few days. I've spent most of my week curled up on the couch reading.

A friend that I made in Dallas recommended a new book series to me. She said if I liked the Sookie books, I would love The Black Dagger Brotherhood. On Saturday afternoon I finally decided to hit Barnes and Nobel and see what this is all about. I looked up and down the Scifi/ fantasy section and nothing. I asked the customer service desk and was lead over to the romance section. The first thought that came to mind was, "You have GOT to be kidding." I hesitated a bit but decided, what the hey, it’s about Vampires and I've got nothing on hand that I haven't read already. I got the first book.

On Sunday afternoon I picked up the next book and on Monday night I got the third. I would have gotten the damn fourth but the bastards didn't have it in the store.

I have never really been one for the romance novels just because they have a tendency to be super cheesy and pretty much smut, but these actually have a pretty good story line, even though they are pretty formulaic: boy and girl meet and dig each other, conflict arises threatening to separate them, they fight, sexy time, they make up, they argue some more, sexy time, something happens that makes them realize how much they need the other, sexy time and all is good.

But yes, as I was saying, I've gone back to devouring books like it's no one's business. At this rate my bookshelf is going to be as overloaded as Aaron's. When we finally get a place of our own, we're going to have to designate a room as a library to house all of our books.

Ooh yes, I also went out and unintentionally bought Halloween d├ęcor for our place. HomeGoods is a damn dangerous place. All I went in for is to see if they had truffle oil. I’ve seen it there a few times before. No luck on the oil but I picked up a few items including this new apron. It cracked me up.

The problem is I know this is only going to be the beginning. I saw quite a few other things that got my attention. I swear those bastards pump subliminal messages through their speaker systems. It never fails, I go in for one item and walk out with a car-full of bags, filled with items I never knew I needed. Blast!


Optimistic Pessimist said...

isn't it amazing that a small one week break from running can kick your ass so badly. That's the bad thing about miss a workout and you're going to pay for it the next time.

Hit 40 said...

My boys and I love the book store! We need to try half priced books to see if there are any good deals.

I haven't worked out for at least a year!! Just not in the mood.

Chele76 said...

OMG that is the best apron ever! maybe if we're feeling uber-energetic we can throw a (short) run in on Saturday too.... or am I just talking crazy?

Dizzy Vizzy said...

Love the apron! And yes, you are not alone - Homegoods is one of my weaknesses!!