Friday, August 17, 2018

What I'm Reading This Week #33

The Mr and I went on our walk yesterday morning, and a quick check of the radar showed a blob moving into the vicinity so we knew we'd need the umbrellas.  We walked the first 1/2 mile in a bit of a mist, and it picked up to the point that it would've been fine had we been walking to our cars from the grocery or something but in two miles, we would've been soaked.  We passed a neighbor walking his dog, and he's like "you kayakers in the water all the time, and you've got the umbrellas out for a little rain?"  We laughed and walked on not really thinking much of it because the dude is burly and bald and we figured he probably just lets it roll off his head and bead up on his muscles to make them gleam as the single ladies drive by.  Then not even five minutes later, we pass our usual couple (umbrella-less), and they say something I couldn't hear, and they laughed and said "if we didn't know you, we'd think you were tourists!  Only tourists use umbrellas!"  We laugh and pass by.  What???  I was unaware of this tourist rule.  What does that even mean!?  The Mr is like "WTF, we're being umbrella shamed!!"  (In that sarcastic tone because we both hate the phrase
"(insert object/behavior here) shamed ")  I said "Eleanor Roosevelt yo!  No one can make you feel inferior without your consent!  I do not consent!!!"  Seriously people, I know it's not a torrential downpour but walking two miles in sprinkles will result in me entering a wet t-shirt contest at the end of 45 minutes.  Even when the rain let up to where we could've put the umbrellas down, we didn't.  I know my reasoning was "eff you, now I'm not letting you think you won by passing you and having you think you strongarmed me into putting my umbrella away."  We both agree getting a headbrella would be the way to go.  (affiliate link)

But enough about our wet weather antics, let's get to...

One Super-Surprising Strategy to Improve Your Workouts  (Something to think about.  I've felt pretty broken lately.  My back is tweaked and my scar tissue issue is getting worse, to the point I'm dropping weights due to it giving out.)

Why Eating More Might Actually Be the Secret to Losing Weight    (I've been reading about this a lot lately.  According to weight loss goals of 2 lbs per week (which rarely happens) and what my BMR is to my activity level, I should be eating 2200 cals a day.  That scares me and I can rarely sustain it without freaking out.)

How to Keep Alzheimer’s Disease Out of Your Future  (Honestly, that is the biggest reason I exercise now.)

12 Reasons You're Tired All The Time  (Because you wake up in the middle of the night wondering what fresh hell the next day will bring with the patio.)

5 Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Optimistic  (Not bad habits to get into anyway.)

Release Your Tight Calves In Less Than A Minute With This Triggerpoint Move  (Yep, I can vouch for this one.)

A Road Trip Workout So Your Body Won't Cramp Into a Ball of Sadness  (This is a joke, right?  I got all excited at first, but then I saw the actual exercises and could not stop laughing.  If I saw someone doing this shite at the gas station, I would roll my eyes so hard they could hear it.  I have a hard enough time not getting stares at rest stops just for touching my toes and doing gastroc stretches against the curb much less doing "suitcase swings.")

41 Reasons Fall Is Our Favorite Season Ever  (I sure as heck don't need a list but for those of you Fall-aphobes. Bring on the new seasons of your favorite shows! (36 days-squee!) )

This Grand Charleston Home Comes With an Equally Grand Price Tag  (I remember this place when we were sauntering the Battery.  (One saunters in the south, anything faster is just impolite.)  That porch, those moldings, that staircase!  *swoon*  Can't wait to go back!)

‘Back To The Future’ Cast Reunion Photo Is A Perfect Blast From The Past  (So cool to see them all together again.)

Today my friend comes and I get to meet her fiance for the first time.  It should go without saying given the week we've had that neither of us is in the mood for it but I suppose we'd better get in the mood.  *forcing smile*  I'm sure it'll be fine.  If not, we'll have interesting post visit conversation.

Oh and thanks for hanging in with our patio adventures this week.  I needed a place to vent and your jokes all made me laugh!  So thank you for that!

What's cookin' in your neck of the woods this weekend?  

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  1. Umbrella Shaming is real, yo! I'm still proud of us for standing up to it and continuing to use them even in shame. Have a great weekend everybody and if you need an umbrella, use it! #umbrellaproud

  2. I remember that feeling when I was in WA earlier this year. I remember a lady super dressed up walking in the downpour as if it was not raining.
    Have a fantastic weekend!

  3. Have a wonderful visit with your friends! Some good old-fashioned laughter is in order after the week you've had.

    This weekend I have a meeting I'm not looking forward to going to, then a trip out to the burbs to see my uncle for his birthday. Sunday will be grocery shopping and cutting the lawn and the usual house stuff. I am soooooo ready for this week to be over. It's nice and cloudy right now and I'm happy to be able to open the shades again after a lot of heat and humidity.

    Have a super weekend!

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