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Exercising My Rights (And My Lefts)

I confess, I'm not the most energetic of people. After all I'm a guy whose Facebook status reads "I'm not lazy. I'm just energy efficient". In fact, few people know but if you look up couch potato in the dictionary it has my picture.


At my house, we're so lazy even my cat is a couch potato.

But I've decided it's high time to do something about it. I've decided to undertake cross-country skiing. And, speaking of which, after our little session this morning, an undertake-r is something I could have really used.

We're quite fortunate where we live. The ski trails are a five-minute walk (more exercise!). But miracle of miracles, I stayed upright the whole time. Putting the skis on was interesting.

"You put your right foot in, you take your right foot out..."

The trail itself was gorgeous, with hardly anyone else out at 9:30 in the morning. Which worked out fine for me. I didn't have to pull over to let faster skiers (read: everyone else) by too often.

And after about 50 minutes of using muscles I never knew I had, but do now, we decided to make for home...
"Hey, wait for me..."

Now, if I only have enough strength left to kick the cat off the couch.

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Bonnie said…
I think your cat is halarious, my cats sometimes watch TV, when we catch them watching it, we cant believe it! It must be nice to be in the snow, here in Australia its now autumn or fall, but its so hot its hard to sleep at night because I dry up! It sucks and I wanna be cold like you and wear jumpers and stuff, so please consider yourself lucky.
Jayne said…
I would have stayed on the couch and stuck in a DVD of cross-country skiers. Kudos to you.
nonamedufus said…
Nice to see you reading some of my older stuff, Jayne. Don't need a DVD. Actually went 2x last year. Maybe this winter I'll break my own record!
Jayne said…
Twice?! Well, now you're just trying to make me feel bad. ;)
nonamedufus said…
Oh yeah, I'm a lean (sorta) mean skiing machine.
Carpers said…
I would of stayed on the couch more comfortabel and relaxing. Also I enjoy couch scenery such as the TV skybox and any other interesting tehcnical box's lying around. The cat is cool I would love to own a cat like that I would call him greedy the gorilla even though he is cat. I would also like to be the couch potatoe as it reminds me of Wayne Rooney and he is my idol specially when he was dating older women.

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