Sunday, October 19, 2008

Important lessons I learned yesterday

1. Don't eat too much breakfast before going to the gym.

Every weekend, on one of the days I will get up at my usual weekday work time and head on out to the gym to be there for when it opens at 8am and consequently is empty so I can do my work out in peace. On those days, I will grab something tiny on my way out the door to tide me over until I get home for breakfast proper (usually it's a biscuit). However, yesterday I was not coming straight home, I was heading into town first to buy some new pillows for my bed as my old pillows are shite and I've been sleeping badly for a while now. So I figured, to stave off feeling hugely hungry before getting back home, I'd eat breakfast properly first thing, before heading out to the gym.

Big mistake. I thought an hour would be enough time to let the food digest (and it's not like I ate a HUGE breakfast or anything), but I was wrong. I had a huge stitch during most of my workout and it felt a lot more challenging than usual. I'm sure it's no surprise to anyone that I sweat a lot during my 45 minutes of cardio but yesterday it looked like I'd been briefly lit on fire before someone thoroughly extinguished me.

2. Pillows are heavy.

I don't know why but it simply didn't occur to me that buying four new pillows, plus their packaging, would be heavy and cumbersome to carry home. By the time I was half way I was beginning to wonder if I would ever regain the feeling in my left arm. Was totally worth it in the end as the pillows are fab and I slept like a dream.

3. There is such a thing as too much television.

I recently discovered the joys of downloading and am currently balancing a whole lot of tv shows.

Currently watching legally:

Eli Stone Season 1
Prison Break Season 4
Heroes Season 3
Medium Season 4
Bones Season 4
Grey's Anatomy Season 4
Fringe Season 1
Breaking Bad Season 1

Currently watching less than legally:

Supernatural Season 4
My Own Worst Enemy Season 1
Easy Money Season 1
The Big Bang Theory Season 2
Californication Season 2
Dexter Season 3
Pushing Daisies Season 2
The Closer Season 4
Chuck Season 2
Weeds Season 4
Dirty Sexy Money Season 2
The Ex List Season 1
Gossip Girl Season 2
Psych Season 3
Ugly Betty Season 3

When the new year rolls around (which will be in a frighteningly short amount of time) and the mid season replacements all start up, there's going to be no room for them! Thank God I don't really have a life so I can try and fit them all in anyway.


Grouchbutt said...

What do you think of Heroes so far? I don't know how far in you are, so I won't mention any details, but it seems to me that they're trying too hard and throwing too many ideas into every episode, just to see which ones stick. I'm close to dropping it.

Popcultureboy said...

We are only one or two episodes behind the USA. What started out as a really strong season is already starting to look a lot like desperation. It's like they're going so far to atone for Season 2 (which I didn't hate) that they've gone out the other side and made it TOO busy.

Jerby said...

And I thought I watched too much TV!!!!

Alex said...

Wow. That's a heck of a list. I'm a tv addict also, but less organized with it.

Right now I'm watching the first episode of True Blood online; given that I don't recall particularly liking Charlaine Harris's novels, it is surprisingly good, so I'll probably watch the other episodes as they become available.

And you inspired me to watch BSG, so I'm on season three of that through netflix -- this season seems rather dull, hopefully once this Apollo/Starbuck drama works out, they'll get back to the Cylon/Earth plot.

Other than that, I follow Heroes halfheartedly, as the show is going down the crapper, but it's still sci-fi :) and Supernatural (sooo good).

BTW, sorry to hear about your bag being stolen. That's always a bitch.

Popcultureboy said...

Season Three of Battlestar is brilliant but it's relentlessly bleak and downbeat. All I can say though is that your patience will be rewarded.

I'm toying with True Blood since Alan Ball has one of the best shows in recent memory to his credit. But the reviews haven't been amazing and my TV schedule is already fighting for space with another four or five shows debuting in the first part of 2009 yet to be added!