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More icons! + Announcing my dirty hippyism.


I finally brought my yoga ball to work. It needs air. I have the pump but feel weird about pumping it up.
Yeah, I don't want to bring more attention to myself with it.
Self conscious over a yoga ball.
Crazy.
-- Ok, it expanded being in a warmer room, and I don't think I can actually get the plug out again. It's pretty stuck. It's pretty comfortable, the ball, really. I can feel it in my lower back which desperately needs the exercise. Anyone know a good way to ensure I'm hitting my obliques on this thing?


I've been wanting to write nonsensical poetry since I've not been phlogging regularly.
Need photos.
Need.
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Ok, been on this thing for over an hour. My back is a little sore. Christ do my thighs hurt though.
This is cool.
--
Made it two and a half hours before I had to get off. I think I'll try again at one.
I have this phrase stuck in my head for no good reason: "Leftovers are the porpoise of dinner."

Current Mood: uncomfortable uncomfortable
Current Music: Audio Book: Lies and the Lying Liars who tell them (AlFranken)

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evilevi From: evilevi Date: December 7th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yoga balls seem like they're the in thing here, so I'm not sure why you would be self-conscious about drawing attention to yours. About a quarter of my team uses them. I've thought about getting one, but when I've tried others' they're just so *bouncy* that I can't sit still!
abmann From: abmann Date: December 7th, 2006 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm self conscious because no one else on my team does it. I don't want to even moderately lose their respect. Yoga ball = yoga = new agey person = idiot = why do you work here, you see. :)

I'm generally not one for attention as well. Why I do some of the things I do, I don't even understand.

But yeah, I've been bouncing a lot. :) I nearly fell off around 8:30.
My back is starting to be sore now too.
evilevi From: evilevi Date: December 7th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think yoga balls really have that sort of connotation anymore. They have them at gyms, so I think they're more generally associated with health-consciousness.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 7th, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's certainly the hope. I'll show them, one day, with abs of steele. Danielle Steele.
evilevi From: evilevi Date: December 7th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
*groan*
abmann From: abmann Date: December 7th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Abs like a savior? Crucified Christ had some nice abs.
nidea From: nidea Date: December 7th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
My husband uses one at work too. He likes it a lot. And he's definitely not new agey.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 7th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure. You're saying that just because you don't want to be married to a hippie.
smed From: smed Date: December 7th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
So are you just sitting on it? Or rolling around? Or bouncing?

Is it the good sore or the bad sore?

I would certainly be the first person to get one here. Not sure how it would go over.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 7th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes. Yes. yes.

Bit of both. Any time I work my lower back it feels weird, but it doesn't hurt badly.

Laughing. Tons of laughing.
smed From: smed Date: December 7th, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, that's my fear. Maybe I should get one for at home... instead of the couch... hmm... Would be good for things like doing laundy, etc. But I would probably fall over a lot. Hrm.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 7th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
They're actually pretty comfortable.

I'd say take it to work any way. You'll be more likely to use it. Plus, you'll use it longer eventually than at home.
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abmann From: abmann Date: December 7th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is nifty. Though I dislike the redundancies as well as the bad gamma properties.
annan_dum From: annan_dum Date: December 7th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
What's wrong with writing nonsensical poetry? I do it every time I'm in a lousy class. In fact, I have a lousy class starting in seven hours, and I plan on completing some of my worst and most nonsensical work yet.

In iambic pentameter!
abmann From: abmann Date: December 7th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I prefer photography because it presents a coherent view of the subject and my interpretation thereof. I haven't written poetry in so long that I don't want to subject people to my ineptitude. Further, don't want to display that ineptitude either.

I'm also lying. I want to write because I've found some other writing journals that I friended and wish to emulate them. I don't want to present my theft directly. ;)
annan_dum From: annan_dum Date: December 7th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahhh...sneaky sneaky!
Who are the writers? Everybody who mostly posts poetry and creative writing that I've friended over the years has petered off and left me bereft so I'd love to look at new people.
chuzhuzhe From: chuzhuzhe Date: December 7th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
To work obliques, lean to one side. Or make circles with your upper body while trying to hold your lower body still. If you actually attempt the circles for the first time at work, start off REAL easy. Unless you change your mind and want people to point and stare. :)
abmann From: abmann Date: December 7th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool. Thanks.
And I have an office so I only need to worry about my officemate laughing at me.
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