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Chillin’

I woke up relatively late for me, which means my dog and my cat actually allowed me to sleep today without singing me the song of their people entitled, “Pet me! No one has petted me in eight hours,” and “My food bowl is empty, bitch! Let’s go!” I have to admit it was cool to actually sleep until 9 on a weekend. 

Since I wasn’t particularly tired, I had no excuse not to go to the gym, so I went. It was the first time I attempted a workout since the orthopedist sliced my ankle open over the summer and stitched together my ligaments, so I wondered how long I would last before collapsing. I didn’t do too badly. 

By the way, this was accomplished at an incline. I started at 6 percent, and ended the last 15 minutes at 9 percent.


Yeah, I’m pretty proud of myself. Not bad for the first workout since last summer. 

The rest of the day will be spent in pajamas, hanging out with the animals and the husband. Chillin’. 

Our plan was to find a movie to watch on one of the premium channels, because there’s not a single news channel that’s not either severely slanted left, or ridiculously skewed right. Want to see liberals losing their shit over an Executive Order? Go to CNN or MSNBC. Want to see the right collectively tongue bathe Trump’s ball sack? Tune in to Fox News. 

Either way, the vapid, dull, biased outrageary has gotten old. 

So, movies. I was distraught to find out from Snopes that Hollywood really wasn’t threatening a strike to force Trump to resign. 

I was kind of hoping they would, and then I wouldn’t be subjected to such “classics” as the “Ghostbusters” remake, the “Independence Day” sequel, and the unwatchable and boring “Fifty Shades of ZZZzzz…”

If there’s a single reason for Trump to stay in office, let this be it!

Too bad it was a hoax. 

Because maybe without the usual Hollywood histrionics, virtue signaling, and political messaging, maybe we’d have some interesting movies to watch. 

We wound up watching last year’s Tarzan movie with Alexander Skaarsgard and Christoph Waltz. It wasn’t Oscar material or anything – at least by today’s standards. It was just cookie cutter fun. Nothing complex. Nothing particularly intelligent. Just a lot of beefcake thanks to Skaarsgard’s shirtless yumminess. 

I guess I’ll spend the rest of the day watching “Charmed” reruns. At least their brand of feminism doesn’t involve parading around dressed as bloody tampons. 

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19 responses

  1. Oh, wow. I’ve been minding the store while TAH’s HMFIC is out with the sickie-poos. Geez, I have my OWN work to think about, and he has to take off for the Land of Nurseys?

    Nah, it’s been fun and instructive. I see now that it’s necessary to be more productive on my own blog, both from yours and his. Ya gotta keep the troops happy!

    But for movies, I get off on stuff like ‘Rough Night in Jericho’ (can’t beat George Peppard and Kirk Douglas for hotties on tight pants night), and some of Mae West’s classic movies. ‘Still got yer brakes on, huh? Don’t skid!’ And there are really old movies like ‘Wings’ (1927), a silent film that followed World War I, and a whole slew of late 1940s movies with Jimmy Cagney, Jimmie Stewart, and… well, I could go on forever, but, if you really want to get into it and into trash movies with half-naked men, “Troy” is it. You may not like Pitt, but fortunately, he had too few lines to really annoy me, and Eric Bana is also a turn-on. And I do have ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, with a much-younger Peter O’Toole, and ‘Lion in Winter’, Branagh’s ‘Henry V’, and the nastiest, most vicious version EVER of ‘Richard III” with Ian McKellen.

    Sometimes, Nicki, you just need to pop some popcorn, settle down in the comfy spot, and take a break.

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    1. Oh, yeah! Love Branagh’s Henry V!!! One of my favorites of all time!!! I actually wasn’t in the mood for classics today. Maybe some sci-fi, or some action. But of all the hundreds of movies available on “On Demand,” 99.999 percent of them sucked ass. Oh, and I hated Troy! Ugh. Pitt totally ruined that! LOL

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  2. Have you watched “Incorporated” yet?

    Or “Timeless”?

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    1. I didn’t like Incorporated. It was unwatchable. It bored me out of my skull. And yes, I’m all caught up on Timeless. It’s neat.

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  3. Due to circumstances truly beyond my control (family illnesses/deaths), my daily gym workouts ended about the same time yours did. With everything finally resolved, I went to the gym one day last week…to find it had gone out of business, without any notice given. Pretty damned sucky; they had all our email addresses. Anyway, enough bitching.

    I found another gym yesterday that had just opened a couple of months ago. It’s almost as close; much nicer; and much larger and better equipped. So Monday, I’ll find out if I do as well as you did today, Nicki. Can’t let a “girl” show me up, can I? πŸ™‚

    And good on you for starting back. Good numbers, too. Keep it up.

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    1. You kick some ass! Get into it and do it! Let me know how you do and good luck. πŸ™‚ Hope it doesn’t hurt too badly afterward.

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      1. I just went back and saw the incline info I overlooked at first. After that long a break, that’s really impressive. You’re one tough bitch, kiddo. πŸ˜‰

        Happy the ankle is doing that well.

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        1. Awwww. I’m blushing here. I will admit to having taken 800mgs of ibuprofen this afternoon, because I was a bit sore. Hey, it’s motivation, right? GET TO THE GYM!

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  4. All I can do is echo Ghost Rider 6 did he said “You’re one tough bitch, kiddo. πŸ˜‰
    Happy the ankle is doing that well.” I had to sign in a new account to get back to WordPress I’m still delftsman3 LOL)

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    1. Apparently, I’m not THAT tough. I have raw spots the size of quarters on both heels from the new running shoes. Going to sit it out today.

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      1. Don’t be a pussy, Nicki. That’s what big Band-Aids are for. πŸ™‚

        Of course, I’ll be singing a different tune come Monday, after I start.

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        1. So I did. I went to the gym. After 5 minutes on the treadmill, the pain was unbearable. The bandages slid off the hot sports, and they leaked all over my socks. I’m stupid. I’m stubborn. Shouldn’t have done that. Sooooooo… going to wait for them to heal.

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  5. Last night my wife and I had the pleasure of watching (again) “The Quiet Man” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. A most charming movie of a time long gone, or one that possibly never existed. 100% pure Irish stereotyping, so it’s not Politically Correct (whatever that is).

    For a most interesting take on a Shakespearean play, might I suggest “Richard III” starring Sir Ian McKellen? Of course, what Shakespeare wrote was pure political propaganda, the new Tudor monarchy just had to trash the old Plantagenet monarchy that they had overthrown, but still an enjoyable interpretation of historical events.

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  6. Props for the effort, Nicki. Did you use the Extra Large (1.75″ x 4.00″) Tough Strips? If so, I’m surprised they didn’t stay on better.

    But yeah, give them a few days to heal over, then still use the bandages until your new shoes get broken in. I’ll even loan you my personal motto: Non deficere. (Never give up.)

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    1. I used the hydrocolloidal blister bandages. Problem is when you start to sweat, they start to slide around. 😦 so I cleaned them off again, put on new ones, and then covered them with extra large band-aid bandages. Staying on so far. Sigh. 😦

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      1. Non deficere.

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        1. I shall persevere and all that shit. AFTER this crap heals!

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  7. As to the point you made in this post about taking more personal time, Nicki, I’ve decided to put a self-imposed moratorium on the consumption of “news” and concentrate solely on self-improvement for at least thirty days. (Not that I expect to be able to escape “news” entirely, of course, but the phrase “urban hermit” comes to mind.) A cartoon I saw recently said it very well: A woman tells her husband something to the effect that “My desire to be well-informed has run afoul of my desire to keep my sanity.”

    I will read only books and spend as much time exercising and improving my diet as I can. In a month or two, I expect to be smarter, healthier, and certainly in a better mood. Also, at least some of the childish shit happening now will hopefully have sorted itself out by then. (Yeah, I know…good luck with that.)

    Oh, and I will continue to visit here during that time because exposure to any “news” that bleeds over will be more than compensated for by the enjoyment I get from reading your unvarnished take on matters. Also, I’ll expect you to give me a heads-up if you think the shit is about to seriously hit the fan. πŸ™‚

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    1. Good for you!!! You’ll have to keep us apprised of the progress and the result. πŸ™‚

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