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Nowhere to put these fragments with WorldCrashing down, so here they will go.

How can people be so heartless?
How can people be so cruel?
Easy to be hard --
Easy to be cold.


Y'all who are also doing the 100 Push-Ups thing: I did mine today; day 2 of week 1. I was sitting here trying not to fall asleep** and I needed to move around, so I found an empty conference room, shut the door, and went to it. Feeling better now.

I really miss yoga. I think my hip flexor may have healed enough to start it again. Hey, you know when your orthopedist tells you it can take 6 months to a year for a torn muscle to heal? It's no exaggeration. And if you blow it by jumping the gun because you're too impatient to wait and you reinjure the muscle, you're screwed for another 6 months. I injured myself last October, and it's only since early August that I have been pain-free. Needless to say, I will be proceeding at a glacial pace and with agonizing caution when I start yoga again (even though it wasn't yoga that tore the muscle -- it was SEX).

There are a number of things I need to do to get myself right with the world. Some obligations I need to fulfill, too, even though I'm dreading them. More on all this later -- I think I've lingered on the subject of "me me me" long enough.

**I'm not tired -- it's a stress reaction. Big-time stress can make me uncontrollably sleepy. I've been known to fall asleep at the most unusual times. . . .

Here's something succinct and irrefutable to have on hand when talk around the water cooler turns to politics:

"We all know that modern political campaigns choose their issues from the cafeteria line after market-testing them and then having them professionally framed. Rarely, though, are we offered such a clear and unarguable example. How could anyone truly believe that Barack Obama's background and job history are inadequate experience for a president and simultaneously believe that Sarah Palin's background and job history are perfectly adequate? It's possible to believe one or the other. But both? Simply not possible. John McCain has been — what's the word? — lying. And so have all the pundits who rushed to defend McCain's choice.

This is especially damning to McCain because his case for himself (besides not being Barack Obama, a standard under which many of us might qualify) has rested on his honor and integrity. The North Vietnamese couldn't break him, and neither could the Brahmins of his own party in the Senate. He was a maverick who always told it straight. So much for that."

Michael Kinsley in Slate

Comments

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sixen
Sep. 3rd, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
oooh a sex injury! The problem with muscle healing is that it never seems to be as strong as it was before so don't forget to stretch before the SEX.

Also, yay for sticking with the push ups. I haven't done any since Sunday.
lauri8
Sep. 3rd, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
I still think all the time of the wish you made here for your friends that they enjoy walking and not take their physicality for granted. {{{sixen}}}
roseyv
Sep. 3rd, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
We actually have a room in our department we call the Scanner Room/Pilates Studio. I even made a sign when we first moved here. It’s still on the wall/window.
lauri8
Sep. 3rd, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
Do you have a Gettin' Jiggy room? Law firms are notorious hotbeds of conference-room sex. I know the score.
cleotyne
Sep. 3rd, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
I've never heard the 3 Dog Night version! That was cool. Here's the only version I've ever heard before today:

cleotyne
Sep. 3rd, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
OMG "Hair" is so corny. I loved it so much at 12.

lauri8
Sep. 3rd, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, if by "corny" you mean AWESOME!

This year's free show in Central Park was Hair . . . wouldn't you kill to see it?
cleotyne
Sep. 3rd, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
YES BY CORNY I DO MEAN AWESOME!!!! I was afraid to admit it though.

I would love to see it live. Not with a bunch of hippies though.
mckennl
Sep. 3rd, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC)
They're not using seat belts!!!!!
cleotyne
Sep. 3rd, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
They're rebels, man! Plus who wore seatbelts in the 70s? My family certainly didn't.
mckennl
Sep. 4th, 2008 12:39 am (UTC)
no, nobody did -- especially not rebels!
(Anonymous)
Sep. 4th, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)
Seeing old stars
Isn't that Beverly Whats Her Name of National Lampoon Christmas/Summer/European Vacation fame?
lauri8
Sep. 4th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Seeing old stars
If you're talking about one of the old Hair clips, I think that's Annie Potts you're seeing, not Beverly D'Angelo.
crepedelbebe
Sep. 6th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
Dig that drummer, singing along. That always blows my mind.
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