For starters, as I mentioned Monday, I've been jones-ing for a good read since finishing Ender's Game again. I headed for the library on Tuesday with a list of good required readings (mostly provided by Cecilly, many thanks). Out of the five titles on my list, our library had exactly zero. Not to be deterred, I just looked for authors that I remembered. Somehow, I ended up staring at the measly grouping of Tolstoy's works. The two titles I recognized were Anna Karenina and War and Peace. I've already read Anna Karenina, so naturally I left with War and Peace
As if that wasn't strange enough, I also started working out this week. I have absolutely no idea what motivated me, but Tuesday afternoon I found myself studying the Workout of the Day over at http://www.crossfit.com/ , and let me tell you, there are some insanely fit people in this world. Tuesday's workout included muscle ups. Do you know what a muscle up is? Neither did I. You start out hanging from two rings. You then pull yourself up to where your chin is level with said rings. If you haven't passed out from over-exertion and fallen from six feet onto your face, then you "just" thrust forward, get your elbows higher than the rings, and push yourself up to a locked arm position.
Like that's gonna happen. Instead, I did the disabled elderly woman version: negative chin ups (meaning you jump up into a chin up, then let yourself down as slowly as you can) and chair dips. I also did an extremely modified version of yesterday's workout. Now I feel as though my arms and abdominal muscles were injected with venom. Picking up Madison hurts.
When I'm not trying to be Rory Gilmore or GI Jane, I'm working on our tax return, chanting "Big money!" I don't think it's helping. We're using TurboTax, and the refund amount in the top right corner of my screen just keeps going down.
What fictional character(s) have you been impersonating this week? Anyone else working on their taxes?