Monday, August 31, 2009

'Ello luvs! ....


{trying to sound all English..but it looks like I misspelled Elmo...in brand-name diapers..}

OK, so today my supervisor comes in and while taking, he told us a story about how when he was a kid, a load of dry-wall fell on him and the doctor told him he'd probably not walk on one leg again......

"Huh" says me..."didja walk on one leg before the accident???"


Now you all know me enough to know I can't let an opening like that go by and not step in...

Same boss, different day. We were in the conference room, big meeting with several participants on the phone...he was saying our DNA tests were easier because they were a "mouthwash instead of a swab..because with waiting and timing on the swab..it's a real pain in the butt.."

Uh huh...yeah..you know it...I said.. out loud..

"Well, jeeze, you weren't doing it right...you use the swab on the other end.."

Yeah..and to think they hired me for my looks...


Anyway, it got me to thinking about walking...I really like walking. When I have some where to walk to..not so much from...

A reason for the trip.

I like to have a purpose..a goal..somewhere to be..


Like if I was walking to get..um.....home from somewhere..

Then I'd feel like I could walk a lot. But start me out from home?


Even walking the pups, although thoroughly enjoyable..I could still turn around and go back inside and say.....like.."Oh, not today pups. You'll just have to hold it."


I could just go back inside. Not that I would. But I could..and it'd be easy....just go back in..

But drive me somewhere, I'd have to walk home..see my point?

Now, there'd have to be some stipulations..

...do not drop me off more than a couple of miles from home...not too far..not after dark..


..or in the cold.

..or in the rain.

..or if it's too hot.

..or if there's mosquitoes.

..or mean dogs.

..or cats.

..or I have a blister.

..but I could walk a lot, really.

So, bet you can tell how I feel about treadmills..yep..not so much. I mean, what's the point? At least with the new gym..there's a plan..a goal..

"do fifty reps and move on to a new set.."

..kinda makes you have a feeling of....closure.

Finished one thing..now moving on to the other. Not just walking, getting nowhere..staring off in space..and tripping.

Not that I've done that...yet.

So, have a good walk home from somewhere. You'll feel so good when you get there :-)


-me..oh yeah.."Cherrio!"

9 comments:

Laurie said...

Hey I know just what you mean! It's like when you're riding a horse, and when you turn to go back to the barn, the horse switches to a higher gear and you're back there in no time! Makes me want to go horseback riding actually...

madrekarin said...

Your boss must love you. The only really safe place we have to walk here is at the cemetary down the street. It is the most popular walking path in our area! Maybe because there's no traffic and the people who live there are very quiet. When it's too hot (or rainy or cold) to go out, I set up my son's DVD player on the tread mill, pop in a movie and walk the entire time it plays, previews and all. :) It's not my favorite thing but at least I get to see movies I would normally think I don't have time to watch.

Lori R. said...

So did your supervisor appreciate the clarification of where to use the swab? I'm sure he did...
You should write a book Colleen or make a DVD. Then we could all enjoy your humor while walking on our treadmills.
Glad the chimes arrived all in one piece. That is always my worry... Glad you like them. Now when you hear that noise of clanging glass, you will know that it is just me over for a visit!

wendy said...

I really enjoy walking my dog, but to just go down to the track and walk in a circle for 2 miles is soooo boring! I have to be able to see different things on the way there and back, I get bored real easy..

Pen Pen said...

Okay, I was thinking about walking today. Now maybe I won't... ha ha! You are so funny, Colleen!

Jan said...

Oh you must keep them in stitches at work! So funny!
Well, I walked this morning FROM home....but then BACK home...4 miles....in the dark....and it was raining. But hey...I live in AZ so there were no mosquitoes so that's a plus!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I was just thinking about this last night. I took my dog out for a walk and thought about how EXCITED he is to go walking, even if I wake him from a dead sleep! Sometimes I wish I had his love for walking but then I'd be darting out the door, knocking people over everytime it opened :)
Enjoy your day!
Darla♥

Heather said...

oh my gosh you crack me up! where were you when i was still in the working world? i would have loved working with you!

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