Monday, March 3, 2008

On to week 3

"Although I search myself, its always someone else I see
Id just allow a fragment of your life to wander free
Cause losing everything is like the sun going down on me"
Elton John
I'm going to wrap up a few loose ends from the weekend for you before we move on to week 3. First off if you want to be rich build yourself a chuck-o-rama. Apparently getting people skinny is good business, getting them fat is great business. This place had a line out there door on saturday at 5 pm. They get 11 bucks a person for mediocre food but it's all you can eat and people thinks it's a great bargain. Sunday was really sad saying goodbye to some of the people who had been with me for two whole weeks. You really wonder if these people who you struggled together with will ever be in your life in a meaningful way again. Anyway special thanks to Stella's parents for they made my two weeks much more fun. My only mention of Maryland's total fiasco sunday night will be to say that I would rank it in my top 5 most disappointing sporting events ever. It hurt and I can't stop thinking about it. I missed orientation and meeting the new group to watch it and as if by divine intevention the first thing I see this morning is a new girl sporting duke shorts. Atleast she turned out to be a real fan and not some sort of fashion statement dukie.
Week 3 began with my favorite breakfast they serve here. Eggs, a bagel and some turkey bacon . On the bus to the hill for my 13th trip up the hill, i felt pretty good but still pretty sore.. I will say that the improvement from day one is a good feeling. The actual walk is still a painful experience. I made it up to west galoot which I know means nothing to many of you guys, but it gives me a chance to tell you that Galoot got its name from John Wayne who filmed a couple westerns on the hill at that spot. The wild life is starting to be more prevalent as spring approaches mostly bunnies so far but they say the rattlesnakes should be waking up anytime so that should help with my speed. Speaking of speed I heard someone made it up the hill in 45 minutes today. That's impressive and scary.
I really can not complain about the weather here especially with what many of you are going through but damn it was windy and cold last night. So windy it blew the cover off the pool and the water ended up being about 72 degrees today. My nipples were not happy and it was too cold to do laps after circuit class. The best thing about circuit class was I ended up on a treadmill next to Chef Cameron who has delivered time and time again with excellent food. I mentioned that I felt sorry for the anorexic chickens who had been sacrificing their tiny boobs for us and he hooked me up tonite with a decent sized breast. Not Morton's mind you, but I was happy to pick up that extra 1/2 ounce of protein.
Thought I would give you a little Elton today as his music was the music of choice for today's walk. Not to mention I get to see Jacky two weeks from tonite( I can not wait) and we will be seeing Sir Elton at Caesar's Palace that week. It's been about 20 years since my last Elton show and I am excited because when it comes to producing hits in the last four decades Elton is virtually unmatched in his ability to have big hits in each decade. The man is a true genius and has lived his life without compromising his beliefs and has seemingly found happiness by embracing who he is. I salute his courage but mostly his great, great music.

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