This time, really, for Zia

Zia has taken up my challenge, and left me quite a list of topics about which to babble. I will endeavor to do my best. (Side note, you can tell Zoe is napping decently today because I have time to type!)

Dumbbell: I’m assuming she means the kind you use for exercise, not the name you call someone when you think they’re stupid. I actually prefer dumbbells to weight machines, because they make you work harder. I used to go to this great little gym at a defunct high school that was so tiny (the gym, not the high school) that the guy running it was able to give everyone one on one training. He was an awesome guy. He made the women use free weights before he’d let them near the machines because in his experience women relied too much on the machines, and he made the guys work the machines before he’d let them near the free weights for the same (well, inverse, converse? ) reason. I went there for a summer, and by the time I left I was up to bench pressing 50 lbs. That doesn’t seem like much, but I’m pretty small. I wish I’d kept it up, I was in pretty good shape! Then I went back to college and joined one of those mega-gyms and ended up paying for two or three years of membership and never going.

Cherry cordial: I’ve don’t think I’ve ever had cherry cordial. I’m not really sure what it is. Hang on, I’ve just looked it up, of course I’ve had them. They’re candy! I used to not like them because I didn’t like cherries, but I’ve come around to the cherry way of thinking, and have now embraced the cherry candies as well. They’re not my first choice, but they’re yummy.

Microsoft: Microsoft makes my computer go, so yay Microsoft! To be perfectly honest, I often forget if Microsoft does Windows, or what their deal is exactly. I realize that makes me sound kind of dumb (especially along with the whole cherry cordial thing), but there you go.

Atlas: I don’t have an atlas. My parents have a really neat atlas that I remember looking at as a kid. I’m sure they still have it, I should go look at it again.

Bamboo: What to say about bamboo? It’s pretty; I have the bamboo room set in Animal Crossing, but no bamboo in my actual home. At least I don’t think I do. No, that’s a lie, B’s kendo shinai are made out of

7 thoughts on “This time, really, for Zia

  1. Becky on

    I haven’t seen James Bond but I do love strawberries. My birthday is around presidents day so I like to have cherries…you know the whole chop down the cherry tree thing and telling lies? It isn’t cherry season but canned cherries on cheesecake will do!
    Have you seen Akeelah and the Bee? Now my kids want to have a spelling bee! I really suck at spelling, don’t tell them.

  2. Omigosh, Maryanne! I’ve been saying for the longest time that Clive Owen should be the next Bond! We’re kindred spirits!

  3. bruce on

    whatever! It was MY idea that he should be Bond! ATTICA!

  4. Maryanne on

    Actually, I don’t remember if it was or not. Maybe it was. I don’t know. All I know is that he should be Bond. In my imagination he is Bond. And yes, I do imagine him as Bond, running around getting the bad guys, in all my copious free time to imagine such things. Not really. But I should. Next time I have free time I will.

    Apparently I’m channeling Kim for this comment.

  5. Maryanne on

    YOUR. PANTS. ARE. ON. FIRE!!!! Going back and adding archives doesn’t count!

  6. These are awesome! You took what I was working on (a Microsoft project) and what I saw from my desk (the rest) and made them a lot more interesting than they actually are!

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