Ken holds out, chair doesn’t

Ken Gipe
Mar 23, 2010

Eating the week of Feb. 8 was good during the day, but I am still having some problems with dinner fitting in with all the rest of what I am eating. Because of work, swimming and a power outage, I only had two workouts this week – one with Trevor Tieche (my personal trainer) and one without. They went fine, but I overslept one morning due to a power outage so Trevor was waiting for me and I never showed up. I called as soon as I realized I was late.

As I have said before, this month will be my most difficult because of the time I will be out of town for swimming meets. I am gone four days this week and three days next week, so eating will be a challenge. I have made workout arrangements at both facilities, so I hope I hope to do some cardio.

I have received a lot of very positive feedback this past week, but I did get a bit of attitude adjustment on Feb. 13. I was sitting in a folding chair, judging the sectional diving meet in Fremont and feeling pretty good about my weight loss. In the middle of the meet, just as a diver was about to go off of the board, I could feel the hinges on the folding chair begin to give out. I tried to get hold on the ladder from the pool, which was right in front of me, but to no avail. I missed it and ended up flat on my backside with my clipboard flying and the chair right under me. Pretty embarrassing, but the people told me they have had several of those chairs give out in the past few weeks. It was pretty funny, though. I’ve lost a couple more pounds so am very close to the 300 mark.

Comments

Anonymous

If you don't like my writing, DON'T READ IT.

Anonymous

Oi With this stupid Blog already!

Anonymous

...when people who correct other people's spelling don't have a clue themselves. "Oi" isn't anything (at least they've got THAT much right!). "Oui" is pronounced "wee," and it's French for "yes." "Oy" is the commonly accepted spelling of the Yiddish exclamation. I note that Michelle has made at least that correction. Now if we can only get her to correct all the rest.

And to those who don't know what "Oi (or Oy) with the poodles already" means, Michelle explained it in a previous 'blog entry. It's still stupid, mind you, and still inappropriate not least because virtually everybody's reaction to it is "huh?", but it HAS been explained. (For those who don't wish to punish themselves by searching through previous 'blogs, something for which I cannot blame them, it's a reference from a little-watched by critically-acclaimed TV show.)

Meanwhile, I'm not sure why I bother since the one comment I find myself in TOTAL agreement with here is the one written by "Oi."

sigh

Oi and Oy are both used as exclamations, the former in certain english dialects, the later in yiddish. Not that it really matters...

Anonymous

She almost said something here. Then her mind wandered off.

Anonymous

Dear Michelle,

You claim that adults do not understand teenagers. What you and most other teenagers fail to realize is that all adults were at one time teenagers.

We do understand you. We have been there. It is you who think you are wiser than us. You think that a few years of high school have given you profound wisdom, made you smarter than your parents and teachers. Wrong.

Wisdom actually begins when you realize how much you don't know. Wisdom begins when you can listen and learn from those who have already been where you are going.

You don't need a meeting to help adults understand teenagers. We understand. Do you?

Anonymous

oui, oy , oi, its all the same. by the way mechelle, i saw you walking home from school the other day, i was gonna have you sign my register but i was too shy to ask!!lol!! keep up the good work, and "oy" with the nay-sayers already!!!

Anonymous

p.s.: i wish i thought more like you when i was your age.

Anonymous

my space mmmm.ant sexy pictures of you there????

Anonymous

...did you mean alice cooper, or is "cooper" another quote from gilmore girls? lol!!

Anonymous

here you go. All of you people that seems to be obsessed with OUI the french crap for WEE.

here direct to you from the cyber pages of dictionary.com is one of the 7 definitions for the word OI:

Online Etymology Dictionary - Cite This Source - Share This
oi
1962, vulgar or working class pronunciation of hoy a call or shout to attract attention.

Now, would you PLEASE STOP CORRECTING ME! I am tried of people that think they are smarter than me telling me what I meant.

Anonymous

woah. someone's a little "testy" . now, c'mon, how about a new blog? i need a mechelle fix!!! lol

Anonymous

Michelle has a Miley Cyrus look to her. Does anyone else see it?

Anonymous

not even a little

cmon

Well, I am sitting here waiting for the next blog. Some of the others have done a couple in the time that our teenager has done nothing. Way to keep on top of things kiddo.

Anonymous

Very well-put "Cart before the horse".

Indeed, understanding requires some experience and life lessons learned.

I believe that teens these days are dealing with the same types of stress and peer pressure we did in the past except maybe at earlier ages.

It's quite easy for me to remember when I was growing up and facing those issues... it's even easier to remember how I dealt with them and where I went wrong in making decisions or choices out of inexperience. I definitely understand that it took making those mistakes to learn from them and our children will also make mistakes that mold who they are. I'm okay with that too. The important thing is that we educate our children and maintain open communication with them without judgement or critisism. All we can do, as parents, is hope that they will remember and trust us enough to apply that knowledge when faced with difficult situations in their own lives.

Anonymous

DEAR CART B4 THE HOURSE!!!
Adults went thru a very difrnt time they have no idea wat lif wud b lik as a teen in these days. I HATE THE WAY ADULTS THINK THEY KNOW EVRYTHNG!!! THEY HAVE NO IDEA!!! i mean wen they grew up they didnt have cell fones, ims, they lived in a simpler time, a much easyr time!!!!

Anonymous

Writing still stupid

br

well put michelle

Anonymous

I walk and drive past The Boy often and had wondered where he is.

Anonymous

Why is there an ad for the Funcoast Bar Guide flashing on this blog???????

Seriously

Is this paper seriously letting her give little shout outs to her peeps? If this paper wants to be respected, end the agony already. Is this the place for "inside jokes"?????? Until the little greeting cards, her writing seemed half-way iformative this time. But, then she ruined it. Where are the editors?????????????

br

paintballs are water based, and would rinse right off. Yay for Sandusky!

Winston Smith

"Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia."
- H.G. Wells

Crackhead

this is called a blog. it is where the author can discuss whatever is on her mind at any given time. these are everywhere on the web. what do you not understand about that? why don't you get off her back? i for one am proud of her.
in a high school world, which you obviously don't remember, your opinion can get you blackballed. at least she has the guts to get on here and have an opinion about anything.
nowadays, these kids don't seem to stand for anything, let alone have an actual opinion which they would attach their name and picture to.
i am proud of her and only wish more would follow her lead.

Winston Smith

Benevolent dictorships are an oxymoron. As Frederick Hayek pointed out in ‘The Road to Serfdom,’ tyranny will always be the result.

The idiot socialists look at the ‘evil’ socialist govts. of the past and think to themselves, if they have good intentions that they can make socialism ‘good.’ It's a Faustian bargain.

It's the negative unintended consequences of the well-intentioned actions that always get ya. And there are ALWAYS negative unintended consequences.

Recall the words of the American Socialist Norman Thomas:

“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Anonymous

Why in the world would anybody do such a thing? It is unbelievable how people act today. I wish they would have gotten caught!

Anonymous

It sounds to me that they are just going to refurbish the Boy w/ the boot just because it needs it not because of the paintball, they are working on it anyway. What is wrong with that? They shouldn't put it back up anyway...too many weirdos walking aound that just feel the need to destroy nice things.

br

how many times can you refurbish and/or replace a statue though. Seem's that the City would find something more pressing to spend its money on. Im not saying that it deserved to be vandalized, the money involved with a complete strip down and repair is huge when compared to a city worker with a hose and a scrub-brush

Anonymous

YOU ARE HOPELESS...

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