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The new year starts today [Jan. 3rd, 2006|06:46 am]
Zoethe
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Yesterday was the last day of the New Year's Holiday weekend, which made it a strange, limbo-like day - not quite the real thing. Today work starts again, meaning the getting up early and the schedule and the catching up on all the stuff that happened last week.

So when the day started with my NordicTrack breaking, that does not bode well.

Fortunately, it was just the bracket that holds the hip pad, which after 10 years of use finally sheered off. I was able to locate and order a replacement part today (I love the internet), but it will be at least a week before it arrives. During that time I will have to use the treadmill. Which isn't all bad, except I can't read while I'm on it. TV provides enough distraction for Ferrett, but it doesn't really for me. It will be hard to force myself to work out during this time.

Grr.
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From: ewtikins
2006-01-03 11:56 am (UTC)
Interesting how just when you think you've got something sorted, the universe throws you a new challenge...
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[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2006-01-03 01:24 pm (UTC)
Has it got a dvd player on it? Maybe the right movie would keep your attention.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-01-03 02:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and it will help - some. But I'm still pouting!
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[User Picture]From: jfargo
2006-01-03 02:25 pm (UTC)
I'm starting with my trainer at the gym today, and I now have this strange paranoia that every machine I get on is going to break. Thanks a lot! :-p

Glad you have the treadmill backup at least. If my bike broke I'd have nothing to do in the bad weather here at home. I can go to the gym, but it's nice having an at home thing to do.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-01-03 02:52 pm (UTC)
We have enough equipment at home that joining a gym is silly, but when things break down there is no backup.

Good luck today!
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2006-01-03 05:00 pm (UTC)
TV provides enough distraction for Ferrett, but it doesn't really for me.

It would if you watched

JACK BAUER, ROGUE AGENT.



Seriously, I have serious problems keeping my attention when it's a sitcom or Angel, but 24 works for me. I'm worried about my schedule when it goes.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-01-03 05:12 pm (UTC)
Yes, but then you'd be subject to the whole house reverberating with gun shots, shouting and the tick tick of the clock at, oh, 5am.

You should probably solicit suggestions of other high-action shows to keep your attention.
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2006-01-03 08:08 pm (UTC)
Yes, but then you'd be subject to the whole house reverberating with gun shots, shouting and the tick tick of the clock at, oh, 5am.

I think you're envisioning someone with your sleeping habits, not mine.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-01-03 09:09 pm (UTC)
You've been more sensitive of late.
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[User Picture]From: greybeta
2006-01-03 07:46 pm (UTC)
Asians are very superstitious. Something like that breaking after ten years would have meant it was time to go. My parents would have bought a brand new NordicTrac as, um, a late Christmas present.

By the way, a certain Wolf Lady, wolflady26 punished me by forcing me to write exactly 500 words about the most influential experience of my life. I cheated a bit by rambling in an author's preface, but I think the actual story is much easier to digest as it's much more focused than my previous writings.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-01-03 07:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, I know how superstitious Asians are, but honestly it's a break that makes sense - high stress point - and can be frixed for $25, whereas a new NordicTrack costs $600.

Don't have time to read it now, but I will do it tonight.
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[User Picture]From: jfargo
2006-01-03 08:54 pm (UTC)
I'm not Asian, but my brothers and sisters are (yeah, all five of us are adopted) and Andrew was old enough when he was adopted to remember a few things from back home. He still has this mentality, and it's rubbed off a bit onto me over the years.

Although, I can see it going a little bit too far. "The tire on the car is flat? It's time must be up. Time for a new car!" If I went that far, the new car we bought last year would already be traded in. :)
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[User Picture]From: greybeta
2006-01-04 12:15 am (UTC)
Although, I can see it going a little bit too far. "The tire on the car is flat? It's time must be up. Time for a new car!" If I went that far, the new car we bought last year would already be traded in.
Money is no object when it comes to fixing bad luck.
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From: tsukemono5
2006-01-03 08:46 pm (UTC)
I have the same problem. TV and such can't hold my attention when I'm treadmilling.
So, I listen to CDs of very lyrical music and sing along. Time flies, and I practice singing!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-01-03 09:10 pm (UTC)
I'm impressed you can sing and treadmill at the same time!
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From: tsukemono5
2006-01-03 11:00 pm (UTC)
Heh. I have good lungs ^_^.
Towards the end of an eighty-minute CD, I must admit, I'm basically panting in rhythm to the song. But the principle is sound!
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[User Picture]From: susitna
2006-01-04 04:37 am (UTC)
So far, this new year has sucked.

I miss having a bed, and food when I wanted it.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-01-04 09:33 am (UTC)
I love you, baby. You know you can go back, don't you? You don't really have to do everything the hardest way possible.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-01-04 05:10 pm (UTC)
I did use the TV today, to decent success. But I do miss the reading time. I may have to consider audible.com
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[User Picture]From: ladymeshel
2006-01-05 06:39 am (UTC)

Off topic comment...

If you have the time, I would like to ask you if you would read my latest journal entry<http://www.livejournal.com/users/ladymeshel/182989.html?view=815053#t815053> and give me any advice you may have? In reading your journal I have come to admire you as a person and respect your opinion...so it would mean a lot to me. If you don't want to, that is ok too (obviously! *smile*)
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