Tell me why ... Mondays

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Tell me why ... Mondays
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Mon, 09-23-2013 - 7:32am

1. Do you get jet-lagged when you fly?

2. What was the last destination you flew to or from?

3. Describe your most recent shoe purchase.

4. How do you usually celebrate your birthday (if you celebrate at all)?

5. Do you believe Kerry, when he says that al-Qaeda is only a minor element in the Syrian rebellion?

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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 12:15pm
I love it when I travel with my students, and they are in their late 20s/early 30s and I am the only one getting up and going to the gym before sessions. It makes me feel all smug and virtuous inside.
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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 12:22pm

HA!

At my two annual conferences, I'm one of the minority working out on a regular basis.  I get that feeling some too. :)

I won't get that with the HS kids though - they'll be physically working hard enough during rehearsal and performance that I can't lord anything over them, lol. 

 

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 12:27pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p>HA!</p><p>At my two annual conferences, I'm one of the minority working out on a regular basis.  I get that feeling some too. :)</p><p>I won't get that with the HS kids though - they'll be physically working hard enough during rehearsal and performance that I can't lord anything over them, lol. </p><p> </p>

Well, then, you should go marching with them.  Problem solved.  ;-)

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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 12:37pm

bordwithyou wrote:
Well, then, you should go marching with them.  Problem solved.  ;-)</p>

Egads! Mr. Z would have a conniption!

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 12:41pm

1. Do you get jet-lagged when you fly?

Normally I don't fly more than one time zone away, so no. But I flew to Hawaii from Florida when I was 9 weeks pregnant with DS. Talk about a large slice of hell...

2. What was the last destination you flew to or from?

Manchester, NH.

3. Describe your most recent shoe purchase.

Beige grasshoppers. Work shoes.

4. How do you usually celebrate your birthday (if you celebrate at all)?

Dinner with friends, maybe drinks, maybe a concert if there's a decent one in the area. Last year I stayed in and my kids made me a cake, so the evening was spent cleaning batter and frosting out of every nook & cranny in the kitchen (the drudgery of raising kids, I guess...but it was worth it to see how proud they were to have made a cake for their Mom all by themselves).

5. Do you believe Kerry, when he says that al-Qaeda is only a minor element in the Syrian rebellion?

I hesitantly say yes. I really don't know enough about the situation to unequivocally believe anything any US official states. Plus I've heard enough bull in the past (the WMD debacle?) to take a large grain of salt with my press conference viewing.  I've found little on the UN News Centre site.

And is it just me, or is John Kerry having health issues? He's been looking really swollen lately (Prednisone?).

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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 12:58pm

"Beige grasshoppers."

What are grasshoppers in the shoe context?

"And is it just me, or is John Kerry having health issues? "

He does look really odd lately. I know his wife was extremely ill recently, but in his case, I thought it was just a facelift gone bad.


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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 12:59pm

"Religious fundamentalists of any stripe are sort of scary." Agreed, but there's scary beliefs (young earth creationism) and scary practices (Allah wants me to kill infidels so I'll strap on this bomb and obey). While people with scary beliefs can do stuff like wreck a school curriculum (by taking evolution out of its biology books, for example), they very rarely blow themselves up in order to kill other people.

And yeah, I remember the Crusade and the Inquisition, but I think that even the most fundamentalist Christians have come a long way since the Middle Ages, a few whacko abortion clinic bombers notwithstanding. The same cannot be said of Muslim extremists.

 

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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 1:13pm

I'm still only getting to the gym 2-3 times every two weeks or so but I"ve found that I  can learn one monologue of t the many I have to learn for this latest show in two miles walking on the treadmill so that has gotten me to go a bit more :-)

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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 1:20pm
Bea, I like your logic on this ;)
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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 1:23pm

whatever works yaknow?  the show is 90 minutes and I never leave the stage and never. freaking. stop. talking. my first line is 2 pages long... so.. I've learned along the way that getting lines into my body physicall helps me remember them so if it means I get some stronger calves on this fat old body in the process then mores the better!

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