The Cult of Melinda

The gAyTM is closed! No gay rights, no gay $$$!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Hijacked by Iran?

I'm home again after my lovely visit to family and friends in Louisiana and Mississippi. My train wasn't hijacked, Silverfox, but I did miss the one I was supposed to take on Saturday and had to leave Sunday instead. So I rolled in Monday and returned to work bright and early Tuesday morning.

There are many tales to tell and pictures to show, but that'll have to wait until I get time to upload my photos and get back online (at home rather than at work).

However, I'd like to put forward an invitation now.

My place. July 2008. Shore Leave. Klingon Feast. As many people as we can reasonably fit in my apartment. I seem to remember our counting 10 in a dorm bed, so I think we can get a few more in my apartment if we try. Just RSVP to my e-mail addy or phone. Bring adorable nerdlets for spoiling or you're sleeping in the SUV. Don't worry. I'll baby proof my weapons. hehe

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Hello, 21st Century!

So, I now have the full phone/net/cable set-up and I'm stoked. Okay, partly, I'm just glad it's over. Comcast kept screwing up the work order, so the first tech couldn't finish the installation and the second just did something outside and left. Third time's the charm, I guess. Call the Cliche Police. No, really.

Anyways, I now have this lovely feature called On Demand which lets me watch a variety of programs, movies, specials, etc. whenever I want instead of when they're scheduled, sometimes in advance of the actual air date. Rock on, right? It gets better. It also allows me to pause, rewind, fast forward, and save my spot for 24 hours if I have to step away. This kicks ass!

I feel like an Amish person who's seen a light switch for the first time and I think I like it.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Melinda Luck

So, I was being all bad-ass, practing my front snap kicks and side kicks, when I decided to do something wimpy, get into "chair" or "horse" stance...

(Yeah. I looked much cooler than that.)

Anyway, I get into "horse" stance and start practicing my punches. Problem? I'd stretched out the lower body for my kicks but hadn't really stretched the upper body enough. So, I pulled a muscle along the left side of my back. It hurt A LOT. I had to go run errands after that and must have looked like a complete ass when ordering my food at the diner, because I moved my shoulder the wrong way and suddenly couldn't breathe or speak for the pain. I can only imagine the "Melinda pain face" that must have been on at that moment. It's much better today but still a little sore. Sleeping on it was the suck.

Lesson: I will stretch my ENTIRE body before being all bad-ass so that I don't end up the dumbass.

Is It Wrong...

That every time I see the term "White Sale", I think they're selling caucasian people?

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Fun with Weapons

I've decided to use my new-found energy to get back into shape the old-fashioned way. So, I bought weapons.

Unfortunately, Costco doesn't carry martial arts supplies, so I had to hit the online stores. Thanks to some Jewriffic comparison shopping, I got everything I need to begin working out for about $100. I'll probably have to wait until after my vacation to start, but I'm so excited.

Once they get here, I'll have a new solid black gi with cute little black belt, training nunchucks, a training bo, and some videos to help me get back into the formal kata I really should be using and hopefully learn some new routines with the weapons. No, I don't NEED padded weapons. I haven't hit myself with nunchucks or a bo since I was a child. I'm just not used to working out in such a confined space, so I need to protect my apartment from my mad ass-kicking skillz.

I've also been prepping my bod with balance and flexibility exercises and some free-form kata for a while now and I think it's working well. I can now comfortably place my foot on the back of my kitchen chairs, which come up to about chest height, from a free standing position. In other words, without holding onto anything for balance, I just swing my foot up there and rest it on the back of the chair while I bend my other leg to get a good stretch going. I was totally rocking the kata to some old school rock today and it's feeling a lot better. I'm hoping the energy holds and I can be back in form within six months.

Wish me luck.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

I'm Eleanor! Snap!

I'm a lesbian first lady. Woo
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Eleanor Roosevelt! Nice to see you.

A Roosevelt yourself, you married your fifth cousin Franklin; despite the obvious incestuous overtones, your six kids were happy and healthy.

When Franklin got elected, you became perhaps the most controversial first lady ever - you spoke out for the rights of women; for the rights of the poor; for world peace. You were even a member of a union while your husband was in office - and when he died, you were the head of the UN Commission on Human Rights.

All of which is pretty kick ass, but to top things off you had a hot and steamy relationship with the lesbian journalist Lorena Hickok, who was so madly in love with you that she halted her career for you. Unfortunately, you couldn't give up your public life that easily - leaving her heartbroken.


What Office Moron Am I?

I'm the IT manager. Do you fancy me?
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Rum and Monkey: jamming your photocopier one tray at a time.

Okay, I don't work in IT but I am redoing the website so that counts, right?

Which Colossal Death Robot Am I?

Stolen from Angie.

ABC Warrior!
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