Monday, June 28, 2004

My Latest Obsessions

Today will be dedicated to my latest obsessions. I normally would use the word fetish in that sentence, but after watching Edward Scissorhands with the cool yellow information boxes I learned that the word fetish has sexual connotations. So I will back off of that word for now. The movie was on Fox Movies and I learned every fact that I could ever imagine wanting to know from the yellow boxes at the bottom of the screen. I think I said the words "I love those little yellow things" 10 or 15 times throughout the movie.
First Obsession: Showbiz Moms and Dads
If you have cable or satellite, watch this on Bravo. My sister and I have seen every episode and laugh at it the whole time. Its reality TV at its best, without all the fakes that The BachelorAmerican Idol seem to discover. The problem with most reality shows is that 50% of the people they cast are just despereate to get their 15 minutes of fame in any way possible. Showbiz, unlike Fox, and sometimes CBS and NBC, also doesnt use editing to draw out their characters to unbelievable levels. For instance, if anyone watched the Bachelor finale with Jesse Palmer they were doped into believing that Tara was so incredibly nervous about her impending meeting with Jesse that she leans over a wall and throws up into the bushes. If you watch it with PVR you will discover that it would be impossible for her to throw up while crouching in the position she was, without soiling that pretty champagne-colored dress she has one. See it. Believe it.
Obsession #2: My palmOne Zire 72
I was a little hesitant about spending so much on it. But I used my m500 constantly to so I know I could put it to good use. Plus I got the guy to knock $50 off the sales price. All without looking very cute (I cried my eyes out getting an IV at the doctor earlier). With a 1.2mp camera, the ability to play mp3's, a great color screen, its the pimped out palm of my dreams, until they come out with the next model of course. The memory card and new keyboard I plan on getting will be a little bit of a blow to my bank account, but I think I deserve it after an entire summer of no social life.
And then came the third: The gym where I work
So the website isnt very good, but don't let that make you think that the gym isnt. I love working out here as much as I love working here. The best part about it is the Selectorized stuff. Instead of using weights that clank up and down, it uses air to change the load. I love it because sometimes when I am lifting with the weights I let the weights fall too fast and they make such a loud clanking noise. I always get embarassed by that. On a side note, I wish they would hurry up and move to a bigger building and get aerobics classes because I would love to get back into one of those again. I get the feeling I will start being a regular when I get back to Provo. Maybe all of this getting up at 3:00 in the morning will help me get up for my classes in the Fall? Probably not but its nice to think so.
Like the best website ever: Stumptous.com
Wanna learn how to lift weights for real? This is a no fluff website. If you hate those fitness magazines that only know how to put bikini wearing models on the front, than you will like this website that (finally) busts all of those fitness lies that we hear over and over again. Visit the lies in the gym section underneath the starting tab, you will see what I mean.
The Last for Now: The Mirror Project
I am a sucker for random websites, and this is definitely one of them. Take a picture of yourself in something reflective and get your mug online. Pure Genius.

5 comments:

Chuck said...

Is it just me, or did there used to be a link to our website on the left-hand side of your page? Just curious. I like your blog. A lot of my friend back in Michigan were LDS, so I know where you're coming from. Keep writing.

Chuck said...

I just realized where it is. Nevermind my question. Keep up the good work.

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