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

br

I might be, i do come from a hopeless town. As for the picture, it's a nice shot, good field depth, it plays well with the rule of thirds, the coloration is splendid. It does look odd without the boy and the boot, which by the way if i remember correctly isn't even the original boy and the boot...

Anonymous

This "Blog" is attached to a newspaper, it is not the place for little shout outs and inside jokes.

Anonymous

Oy! With the Blogger already! This chick has gone down the tubes so far. So, all of this preaching to us about how to vote, and how to live our lives. Why no opinion on the fact that 2 prominent politicians were in Sandusky last week? I bet that she does not even know who these two were.

Teenage life...what you do while you are waiting for reality to set in!

Anonymous

That darn boy and the boot is one of the gaudiest things that I have ever seen. Downtown Sandusky should be proud to have it representing them. it fits them nicely.

Anonymous

Good Blog Michelle! Thanks!!

Anonymous

When your very first column was published, I was impressed with your ability. Too many don't speak or write well these days (whether via ignorance or laziness seems immaterial), but you were a welcome exception to that rule.

I freely admit I haven't read all of your 'blogs, but I have read some of them. I'm sorry to say that the quality has continuously slid downward until this column with its significant grammatical errors beginning with paragraph one.

Are you trying to sound more like your My Space space? On My Space and within your normal teen persona, do you forget English? Or is it just cool to pretend that you have? Whatever, please stop doing it here. Some of your columns have been annoying enough without me wanting to take a red pen to my computer screen.

Anonymous

what's with this STUPID,LAAAAAAAME expression "oy with the poodles already? it's NOT funny, or cute or clever, its just STUPID!!! people are like,"what the h*ll is she talking about?" --bt the way, its spelled "OUI".........GET IT RIGHT. NOW, GO PARTAKE IN "NORMAL EVERYDAY TEEN ACTIVITIES" LIKE SMOKING WEED.

Anonymous

Jason you are toooo funny!!! Keep up the good work.

Crackhead

this blog is attatched to a newspaper? since when is the register a newspaper? are you kidding me? if you don't like it, don't read it. i do not read the whole paper. then again i have Adult ADD. i try to skip over rufus's rant about the plight of the man as he sees it. he is way off base most of the time and he gets to write his opinions and thoughts. in the words of steven wright the comedian--- 3 simple words to live by---"acknowledge, move on." simple, yet genius...

br

i think we should get a big boxing ring and have a fight over the spellings of oi/oy/oui. We could have the 50,000 english professors that critique the spelling on here everyday judge. We'll call it a charity and raise money so the city can waste it cleaning water based paint of the fake boy-n-boot by rebuilding the whole thing, and what ever is left over we can give to a church so they can let their youth group go homeless camping for a night!

Anthonee Jones

Wow what does it matter how oi or oy or whatever it is, is spelled instead of dwelling on little things that you shouldnt waste your precious time on this earth worrying about how something spelled or complaing how something doesnt appeal to you comment are just that,comments. No one has to read this if they don't want to and those who write mean and stupid things stop what purpose do you seek to complain about something when there are bigger issues that are worth complaining about. So yea just stop the madness.

Anonymous

I hope Anthonee is coming to the Teen Town Hall!!

Anonymous

Wow your kids will be so proud. Just another way to embarass them in the future.

Anonymous

you should wear that when we play madden so i can see your point of view when i beat you.

Anonymous

blah blah blah shloopmf

Anonymous

If you people don't like her writing DON'T READ IT! I happen to enjoy it. She is a good writer.

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:

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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

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