The alarm went off at 7:01 this morning (really 6:57 because my clock is 4 minutes fast and I'm too lazy to reset it), and I actually got out of bed with a minimum of complaining, put on my workout clothes, and went to the gym. I was planning to use the elliptical on Erin's advice, but someone was already using it (disadvantage of having a gym in your apartment building: it's very small), so I wound up on the treadmill. I did a modified Couch to 5K workout where I ran for as long as I could stand, then walked briskly until I was ready to run again.
And it wasn't fun. But it wasn't awful. And I did it, and I'm happy about that. Although I'm still waiting for the alleged endorphins to kick in and make me feel energetic for the rest of the day.
Moving on: you people are crazy with your comments! I practically need a whole separate blog just to respond to you and your questions (or, more accurately, DEMANDS).
First of all, in response to the people who asked to see the china: I don't have it yet, because it's going to be a wedding gift, so my ability to respond here is limited. However, you can see the red version of the pattern on the company website; ours is in lilac, which you can see a little sample of here.
Second, the lovely Maxie has awarded my blog an E for Excellent, because (she says) she loves my writing AND because she wants to know what my blog name means. I have actually posted an explanation of the meaning before (also, re-reading my first-ever post is pretty funny now, since I stated that I couldn't imagine anyone I didn't know personally ever wanting to read my blog). Then a few months later I posted a modification when I learned that my Wolof is not as good as I thought (this is also where the tagline in the masthead came from), but this is not the first time I have gotten this question. I should probably put the explanation in my Blogger profile or something, so that new visitors can see it if they aren't the type to go hunting through my archives for hours to find something that may or may not actually be there.
So for those of you who don't feel like clicking the links, the short story is that when I named the blog, I thought that "du wax loolu" meant "shut up" in Wolof, but I discovered a few months later that I was slightly off, and that it really means "he/she doesn't say that." Not having much of a choice, I decided to embrace the new name. And here we are.
Oh, and by the way? Remember how I said that when we were on the Kiss Cam, I was afraid that we might look totally ridiculous? Well, I got over it by reminding myself that at least we didn't know anyone there. Until yesterday, when a girl in my office stopped me in the hallway yesterday to say, "Hey, I saw you on the Jumbotron!"
Okay, one last thing. I watched American Idol last night. And that girl from the Air Force? I thought she was really good. Now, to be fair I can't sing for shit, but more often than not I agree with the judges, and I can usually tell if someone is decent or not. And I loved her audition, even though she sang Black Velvet, which is a dangerous song for an audition. I was shocked that all three judges voted no. So, those of you who also watched the show last night: Is it just me? Was she actually bad, and I didn't notice?
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