Monday, April 12, 2010

Exorcising My Exercise Demons

In an attempt to force my lethargic self to exercise, I went out and bought a basketball last week. Basketball and football (soccer for those of you residing in North America) are the only sports that I’ve ever enjoyed playing and since I have a basketball area within 100 feet of my house it seemed like my ideal choice.

(Surely it's a sign of how lazy I’ve become that the walking distance to the activity area is the main factor in my choice. My self-created mixed UFC/Yoga sport didn't quite take off. Otherwise I would be 40 feet away from my backyard , where I would be exercising by punching opponents indiscriminately in the face while balancing on one leg, draped head to toe in neon yellow lycra and trying to find the path to higher consciousness. )

Anyway, back to the original point of this post. I will now be exercising more, which will add balance to my current lifestyle of sitting, eating and napping. So, if anyone here lives in Burlington, Ontario, you can wander by and either laugh, join in, or just stare in amazement at how a grown man can be so unskilled at the simple act of throwing a ball through a hoop.

I'm off to watch the best basketball documentary ever made - Space Jam.

As I was writing this entry, and this isn't really related to my exercise regime at all, I just received a delightful spam message via Skype:
"!!! HOT CHEATING WIVES FOR YOU !!!


- FREE Live Video and Audio Chat 24/7


- 1000's Of Hot Members Joining Daily


- Anonymous Email System For Member To Keep You Safe & Secure"

Now, all I can think in response to this is; if it can use an email system, I think you should put it to far better uses than that.

Those exclamation marks do make the cheating wives!!!! sound enticing though.. hmm.

6 comments:

Kinsey said...

Space Jam - love it! One of my favorite movies when I was younger.

Heather Howell said...

"exercising by punching opponents indiscriminately in the face while balancing on one leg, draped head to toe in neon yellow lycra and trying to find the path to higher consciousness"- I think you are on to something here!!

Jenny said...

haha UFC/Yoga made me laugh, and your description of it, even more so. I can't imagine it working out in the end. I would love to see it though!

Allison said...

This is the drunk message you desereve Robert!

Thanks for coming tonight to the Rooster! Basketball can wait - beer is better (well I hate beer, but yeah)

Who do you Skype? England? Like ground control to major tom?

also, I hope you'll forever remeber that I sang sweet child of mine on my 26th birthday.

Dear other bloggers, please disregard this message.

Allison said...

Can we break dance fight?

The Mad Hatter said...

I think you are well on your way to enlightenment.