Monday, January 23, 2012

Super Sunday

Giants and Patriots

So apparently it's going to be the New York Giants versus the New England Patriots in the Superbowl in about 2 weeks. Both teams had so-so seasons, not really shining until the end, but that's when it really counts. I'd like to be excited about this Superbowl, but I'm really not. I swear these two have played each other before. I'm not really sure about that. But I don't really care which team wins. I don't hate either team. I don't love either team. It's just kind of ... eh, whatever. I might watch it. It really should be a good game, to be fair. If both teams are able to field a complete team with minimal players lost to injuries then they should pound on each other pretty hard. I expect there will be some exciting passes and catches and some spectacular runs. Both teams are pretty well-rounded.

Joe  Paterno

Joe Paterno just died. He was in bad shape already, but he almost certainly would have lived a bit longer had he still had his football program and a reason to live. That homosexual coach, Sandusky, raping boys while Penn State did nothing about it went on for a long time before the whole thing blew up in everyone's face. I feel sorry for all concerned. Except for Sandusky. We live in a country that habitually laughs at sexual abuse and assault of men and boys, so it isn't surprising that this son-of-a-bitch got away with all that he did for so long. What is surprising is that anything was EVER done about it. And even then, it remains to be seen if he really gets any sort of punishment at all or just a "shame-shame" finger wag from a judge and then he's back out on the streets again walking hand-in-hand with the likes of Lorena Bobbitt and other sex offenders like that.

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale is back as the sexy vampire that seems to have started this whole vampire fascination up again. And she seems to still be able to draw quite a crowd when she does it. Then again, the sight of her in that skin-tight black leather suit she wears is better than a testosterone patch for stirring the hormones. I don't know that I'll go see this latest one in theaters, but I did watch all the others despite not giving a flying fart about vampire movies in general and I'll be watching this one eventually, probably when it shows up in Walmart's $10 bin, if it ever does.

Hey, I only just today got Fight Club when I found it in the $10 bin, so you should really take my word on this one. I do have a little bit of self-control, you know. I'm probably the last person in the world not to have seen Fight Club before. I hope it doesn't suck.

The Australian Open

Serena Williams got pounded by a 53rd ranked opponent named Ekaterina Makarova in the Australian Open tennis tournament today. I saw her play the other day and win. I also saw what little they showed of Maria Sharapova's match. I have to say, as a guy and if it were up to me, I'd rather have just watched Sharapova play. I'm not saying she's much better-looking than Serena Williams, or slimmer and sexier and generally more exciting in a tall, hot, blonde, female sort of way. But then again, I'm not saying that she isn't, either.

OK, so anyway, that's my summation of this past weekend. Can you tell that I watched a lot of TV? Yeah, there is still crap in my lungs and I can definitely tell that I am not fully well yet. This crap, whatever it is, has really hung on with me like nothing I've encountered in a long while. I really do need to hit the gym tomorrow. I guess if my lungs are still not 100% maybe I should just do a light workout, but I think I should still do something because I've been out of the groove of consistent workouts for far too long now. There comes a point where your body is as much deteriorating from lack of exercise as it is from being sick. I realize it can be more harmful than helpful, or perhaps healthful is the better word, to work out while sick. But if it is simply the case that I am overly mucousy in my lungs (yeah, I don't know if 'mucousy' is a real word, but you know what I mean, right?) then I should think I can do something that doesn't tax my lungs too badly without harming myself. I guess maybe tomorrow I'll search it on the internet just to make sure.

* WORKOUT UPDATE: OK, so clearly trying to force my body to accept my theory that I'm not REALLY sick anymore was a definitely FAIL. I so very much am. My bench presses were ridiculous. Not only could I not generate any power, my endurance was a joke, too. I kept doing set after set, telling myself, "once I get warmed up and in the groove, the strength will come back. OK, that didn't work. Once I get warmed up and in the groove, my endurance will come back and I will be able to do more reps. OK, that didn't work ..."

In my defense, it is an unusually hot and humid day and I don't generally do well in terms of power on hot and humid days. Even so, this was more than just a reaction to that. I was awful. The only thing that didn't go badly was my 1 mile run at the end of the workout. I didn't push it, but I did alright even so. It's a bit ironic, because you really need your lungs for running. And yet this was the only thing seemingly unaffected by my illness.


  1. I'm not much into sport, so can't really comment on the football, or tennis... I hate the tennis. I know, so un-Australian. But ffs, it's on 12 hours a day here on channel 7. BORING!

    And I have nfi who Joe Paterno is.

    Never liked Kate Beckinsdale.

    As for the lung butter- We both had a really bad case of sticky lungs this Winter, and Mboy has only just started to sound better after about 6 months of coughing constantly.
    It's a case of just having to put up with it. No manner of cough mixtures or antibiotics seemed to get rid of it.
    Although, I suspect him giving up the ciggies has helped.

    Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Ute, wow, I kept reading along, waiting for the part where you said "but I liked this part of your post" and it never came! HA HA! Yeah, this lung thing is just not going away. It doesn't help that we're having completely insane weather, either. Last night we had massive storms because a warm front raised the temperature into the 60s. Then a cold front came behind it and dropped us down into the 40s. Big storms. And now it's in the 60s again. And it's dead in the middle of winter here. It simply shouldn't BE in the 60s at all. So anyway, today it is horribly humid outside and everything is flooded. It's as sticky outside as it is in my lungs.

  3. Oh! I'm sorry!

    I liked the post, truly! It's just that I'm not much into sport or stuff... ;o)

    HA! WV is 'breathil' no shit.... I'll take a screen shot and send it to you!

  4. OMG Penn states former coach died? I can't beleive it well maybe I can..maybe he died of a broken heart it could happen ..just ask me. Anywho thanks for coming by my blog..hopefully there will be funny in my future blogs! darngirl

  5. Ute, I realize you're not a big sports fan, and even if you were, it'd be a bit hard to care about NFL games all the way from Australia. I only caught maybe an hour of Australian Open tennis, although I'd have probably watched more if they'd have shown more Maria Sharapova and less Serena Williams.

    TellIt, I only just this morning heard about his death myself. Yeah, I think his broken heart really did finish him off. What did he have to live for now? He lost everything he cared most about.

  6. I don't watch football, so that I cannot comment on [and furthermore, the only football they air on tv where I live is the Superbowl].

    Kate Beckinsale is not my favourite in either Pearl Harbour nor Shooting Fish, but I like her in the Underworld series. I understand why people watch the movies just for seeing her in those tight clothes... [it's like the Resident Evil movies, where Milla Jovovich is quite exposed from times to times.. especially in the latest one, coming this fall].

    And OMG you've never seen Fight Club? I love it.

    Sorry you're still ill, hope it all turns better soon.

    I always enjoy reading your posts, they are so random - and still not both at the same time :).

  7. Confuzzled, Kate Beckinsale is an actress who can disappear into the background or be really outstanding in a lead role. It just depends on how much they shine the spotlight on her. People like things about her that can be hard to define. I know what you mean about the Resident Evil movies, too. Milla Jovovich was in several things where she was just sort of 'there' and then they cast her in those and suddenly people took notice. She can be really sexy when she wants to be.