Friday, March 12, 2010

Running out of excuses

As much as I don't like to drone on about the weather, that does give me some very reasonable ways out of getting my exercise. See, I hate exercising for the sake of exercise. Spending so much time and effort to basically go in a circle or nowhere at all grates on me. I like to walk outside, but can't really do that when the outside is covered in snow and ice. Well, along comes the most recent thaw. I can actually see the grass now, so that means I'll have to venture out sometime soon. With all the editing I've been doing, it is pretty good to stretch my legs. Plus, there's a taco place and Chicago hot dog restaurant within walking distance. I figure walking there, eating and walking back is a push. There's also a Subway, but I'm not about to let Jared from those commercials tell me what to do!

Guess I'll just go out and wander. Or maybe I'll crack open the Wii Fit again. While I'm at it, maybe I'll fire up the XBox. Ooo!! Call of Duty beckons. Does making my heavy machine gunner sprint count as exercise? Close enough.

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I'm Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the SKINNERS series. Here you'll find various ramblings about movies, video games, TV, and...oh yeah...those books I write. If there's anything you'd like to discuss, just let me know. I try to update whenever the mood strikes me, so feel free to leave comments. There may be some occasional foul language, but anyone who's too easily offended probably doesn't read my stuff anyway.

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