Thursday, September 29, 2011
4 men, 1 woman
The first hour of today's Diane Rehm Show (NPR) featured the following guests: Ron Pollack, Julie Rovner, Joseph Antos and Larry Leavitt. If we're talking rising health care, why are no nurses present for the discussion? Oh, that's right Diane hates other women. And she already had one on the panel. The second hour was actor John Lithgow.
I was asked in an e-mail about my working out and how it was going?
On Saturdays, I'm on the phone with Wally, Mike and C.I. They're running for an hour and I walk for an hour while they run. During the week, I grab 30 minutes a day of walking at lunch.
I enjoy Saturdays. Not so crazy about work.
I'm about to hurt somebody's feelings but I don't give a damn.
I've lost 21 pounds since I started this. Now it's noticeable and then some.
But this woman -- who I will call "Jade" -- demands that we all praise her weight loss. And she never says anything nice about the rest of us. In fact, she says rude things about us.
She's like Rasputia in Norbit, especially in the beauty parlor scene.
Now Jade looks like she lost maybe five or six pounds.
And I'm happy with praising someone. But, again, I've lost 21 pounds and she can't even acknowledge it.
And, on top of that, we're in the ladies room yesterday and she's got a problem with a wire on her bra. So she takes off her blouse and is trying to fix it.
And I look over and see some black fabric. Straining.
"Is that Spanx!" I exclaim.
"It's just a girdle," Jade insists.
She hasn't lost a damn pound. She just went out and bought what she's calling a girdle. (It ends right before her rib cage. Is that a girdle? I've never worn one or went shopping for one.)
So she's been rude to all of us, she's said that my best friend must be cheating because you can't tell she's lost weight (in reality, she's lost over close to 30 pounds and it is so obvious, so good for my best friend). But she's been wearing a girdle.
So that's how my workout's been going.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"