Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Almost done with the 200 Squat challenge... I hope

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Quote du jour:
The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
- James D. Nicoll

The quote and the picture have nothing to do with anything except perhaps that fact that it's a Tuesday. I can survive a Monday by pretending it's just a one-shot deal, but having to get up and go to work all over again on a Tuesday always gets to me.

Exercise du jour: Almost there. Day 2 of week 6 of the 200 Squats challenge. This is getting to be quite the workout. I hope I can pass the test this weekend.

Done! Not fun, but done. Well, the last set was not fun. But the others... y'know something? I didn't mind them. It's gotten to the point where 20 squats feels like a warm up.

HBBC: 2 3 (walked and ate my veggies -- plus did squat)


Keith said...

Love the quote! That's one of the things that makes English so delightful, and so complicated. I've worked with foreign born people who already speak English pretty well, and we've had some wonderful conversations about why we say things a particular way, even though it might be considered incorrect by purists. Some people have a knack for putting together words in a way that says so much more than you'd think could be expressed. My best example of this was Safire summarizing a long Supreme Court opinion on pornograpy, "It isn't the teat, it's the tumidity". Genius. You might like this.

JavaChick said...

Damn those Tuesdays.

I admire you for doing this 200 squat challenge. I think I would get bored with it. Or not be able to walk after trying.

Kelly the Happy Texan said...

I shot the serif. Priceless.
And since you've posted that link to Hyperbole and a Half I've become a big fan. I've got to get one of their t-shirts.

Great job on those squats. I'm super impressed.

Dr. J said...

I agree about English! If it wasn't my birth language I wouldn't understand the sense of it at all. There are more exceptions to the rules than followers.

Judith said...

Haha! Love the quote, love the graphic! Good luck with the squats.

messymimi said...

English is an exception to its own rules.

Yes, you can do it.

Merry said...

I can? Right now I don't feel that i can. I'll have to pretend I feel it.