Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bionics

I treated myself to Season 2 of the Bionic Woman this past weekend and have ripped through it with only a few episodes left. I can't even tell you how much I wanted to "BE" Steve Austin and I wanted Jamie Sommers to be my mom. LOL It was all I thought about at that age.

It has been great re-living some of my youth by watching the first 2 seasons and seeing hollywood stars in their early days. Hillarious. However, I have noticed some odd things about the show. Things or comments that kind of stick with me.

1. Probably the most obvious: Why does Jamie have to move her hair out of the way to hear sounds with her bionic ear?

2. In almost every episode, she uses her real name and shows her bionics to someone. Criminals back in the 70's must have been really stupid and not shared espionage information. It isn't like the news of a bionic agent wouldn't spread like hotfire.

3. Did you know that all the close ups of Jamies hands and ears when she is using her Bionics is a body double? Yup.

4. For such a powerful woman, she sure did whine and cry ALOT in this series. Holy cow. And her whining voice is irritating as fuck.

5. Did you know that for the duration of the series, it is said that Jamie never once held a gun. Lyndsay Wagner refused to as an actress.

6. Jamie almost always used both hands when lifting something like a car. Why when only one of her arms were bionic? Balance?

7. Do you know there have been 3 Bionic Men and 3 Bionic Women? Sandra Bullock was one of them!

Check it out...

 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Seriously

Ladies!  Seriously.  Why on earth do you wear these things.  They are NOT a fashion statement.  Men hate seeing you in them.  They are just plain ugly.  Would you like it for men to be walking around in their fur slippers? 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Awesome long weekend ride....

Headed up to the Petit Train du Nord path in Tremblant this past long weekend for what ended up being an awesome ride.  In fact, it was the longest ride I have ever done in one go.  73kms along the old train tracks from Labelle to Nominigue Quebec. 

On the way back my body was letting me know it had reached it limits.  I could have done another 10k if necessary but I was quite thrilled when I got to disembark and stretch out.  My upper shoulder blades and neck were spasming so to move those guys around was bliss.  I won't get into the groin and butt soreness.  ;)

I should have taken a pic of the gang.  Forgot.  But here is a sat pic of the route.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

P.S.

That post below isn't necessarily about me.  I just remember what it was like at 240.

Make no mistake

When skinny people say things like "it is so hard to gain weight, I've tried everything". Don't think for one minute that they have the same battle as overweight people who say "it is so hard to lose weight, I've tried everything".  AND, if you are a skinny person, here is a piece of advice.  Don't try to comfort a heavier person by exclaiming "I WISH I could have some of your weight".  It does NOT make it easier to relate to you.  It just makes us want to punch you. 

It is soooo much easier to be socially accepted while trying to reach your goals than have the constant burden and ridicule of a society.
 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Curse that Peter Doucet

Peter D over at speedskateworld.com will eventually pay a price for posting one of my stupid pics (below) onto his website.  Especially since it has nothing to do with skating at all.  However, the reference to the "stupid parents" post I will forgive him for. 

But still, he is now on my hit list.  ;)

Monday, May 16, 2011

One more on the auction block...

This one is for sale as well.  100$.  36x36

Friday, May 13, 2011

Painting Sale - 50$

Trying to clear out my last pieces people.  First come first serve.  And yes I do deliver...AND ship internationally.  All are 24x24



Thursday, May 12, 2011

Santa?

Last night was the first outdoor skate I participated it.  I prepared myself for a slow pace and a relaxed mindset.  I put on my compression belt and was ready to go.  Or so I though. 

It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either.  I went a few kms further than I should have gone and some boy parts were protesting the exercise but I survived in the end.

THEN, when I got home, I had a present waiting for me in my mailbox.  A nifty book all about back pain from one of my blog readers!  My favorite blog reader!  ;)  It was such a nice surprise.  I will devour this book in a few days and report back on the progress. 

Many thanks to http://www.rabidrunner.com/ for being my spring time Santa.  xoxo

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Stupid Parents

Last night, while doing my ride on the Quebec side, I noticed a shocking phenomenon.  Almost none of the parents of small children who were out on their bikes or blades, were wearing helmets.  I find that just so aggravating. 

Forget the message it is sending to the kids that grown ups don't have to follow the same rules...to me that is not the most important message.  When parents decide not to where helmets, they are basically telling the world that they don't care enough about their children to ensure that their caregivers are safe.  In other words, they are more willing to die or get seriously hurt at the detriment to their kids than put on a helmet.  How thoughtful. 

The lives of children are just as important as the lives of the parents who care for them.  Wear a fucking helmet!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hesitation

I had a great ride last night.  It was my first somewhat real ride since hurting my back.  Sure it was only 21km but that was enough for me.  Back was pretty sore by the time I got home.  Thank god for advil and heating pads. 

The one thing I am still hesitant to do is skate.  I haven't skated in months and I am just fearful that being in that bent over position with my hips and legs moving is only going to aggravate an already tender area.  Just not sure if what I am experiencing is fear or common sense.  The line between them is so close sometimes.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Promise.

Yesterday was my first full day back at the gym for weights.  I did the whole program except for squats.  I didn't want to put any pressure on that lower back just yet.  Took the normal time to get through it all and by the end I felt great.  Not sore at all.  I threw in 30 mins of cardio just for good measure and to loosen up the legs.

The funny thing about it all is that I can do a full 2 hours in the gym with weights but as soon as I try to walk for more than 5 minutes I have to stop and sit down.  Cycling doesn't hurt, eliptical doesn't hurt...but walking does me in.  Very strange. 

However, this is promising because at least I can get back to my weight program.  Only 5 weeks to go!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Bummed.

Kinda getting a bit bummed out.  Back and groin is still an issue and now that the weather is getting nice, my ability to do the things I love to do is greatly reduced.  Like tonight... a group is going indoor climbing.  I would love that.  Then tomorrow, they are going skating, hiking to a cabin and then cycling on Sunday.  I couldn't plan a better weekend myself and yet I can't do any of it because I can barely walk for more than 10 minutes at a time without needing to sit down.  I can cycle for a bit but not anywhere near the distance and pace the group will be doing.  GRRR, I hate being less than me. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Montreal

So I am deep into week 2 in regards to this back issue.  I have started to go for longer walks and do some very light weights, upper body only, but the discomfort is still there.  The back pain has changed to stiffness and over all soreness but the groin and ab pain is the same.  It actually rotates from side to side which I find strange.

If things continue this way, I don't see any way that I will be able to do the Montreal race in early June.  I haven't even been on my skates yet so it is looking slim.  Unless I can get some time in on them in the next few weeks and I can jump onto a team that is going a bit slower, it looks like I am going to be a no show.  Sigh.  Looks like another summer plagued with injuries.  Seriously, what is going on with me.  Year after year of mishaps.  Thankfully life is good in all other aspects. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

This one is for DUG

Although I am pretty sure he doesn't read this blog, I am posting this for a blogger that "I" read who seems to be a bit pre-occupied by bathroom antics.  It is quite funny actually. 

Anyway, I thought of him when I saw this pic.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Funny Pic

Mixed emotions

The problem with the concept of "an eye for an eye" is that it doesn't end. This is sooo NOT over I fear.