Thursday, March 19, 2009

Blogger Butt Be Gone!

When I got my driver's license renewed I was sad to see how things have changed since the last time I got my picture taken courtesy of the Michigan Secretary of State. Things are a little wider. A little softer. A little fuller. And that was only my face.

Time to get serious and reexamine exactly what I've been doing to fix the problem.

Plan A: Pepper the Puppy

When Pepper arrived, I vowed to be the best dog owner ever. She would be pampered. She would be loved. She would go on walks with me every day.

Then winter happened. Pepper is still pampered. She is still loved. But she is pampered and loved from the comfort of my house.

Plan abandoned.

Plan B: The Wii Fit

Oh how I glowed with love when the Wii Fit joined our family. I was working out daily and had the sore arms to prove it. In no time at all, I was certain to be thin, tight, and ... something else that starts with a "T." Then someone moved the Wii into the den, and I determined that the den is not a very hospitable place to host the Wii.

Plan abandoned.

Plan C (for current): The Gazelle

When I first brought home my Tony Little Gazelle, we were greeted by a host of naysayers. "It's worthless!" "I don't even sweat on it!" "HOW much did you pay for it?" Yes, that's just a portion of what the naysayers said.


After a couple of years of it being moved farther and farther from any room where I might use it, my gazelle was in danger of being listed on Craigslist. Then, the epiphany.

What if... What IF... WHAT IF I forced myself to walk to your computers every day while I blogged? What if I had to physically move in order to visit with you?

I went to the chief naysayer, and because he loves me, he said, "Sure. I'll revamp the Gazelle. Let's build a desktop on it." One trip to Home Depot and a little brain power later,

I present the 2009 model year Gazelle-Pimped:


When I get your computer each day, please have a snack ready. I'm sure to be exhausted after walking all that way.



20 comments:

Decadent Housewife said...

You know - GG just the other day told me he was going to wire my laptop to the frontend of my treadmill. I brushed it off as another Geek Guy Gadget - more than my fingers will be skinny!

Jeannelle said...

Looks like a plan! I've never seen a Tony Little Gazelle before. Hope you don't get dizzy trying to read and glide at the same time. Best wishes!

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

LOL! Okay this gave me tears in my eyes!!
Somehow, my butt has expanded since I started blogging....let me know if this works....I WILL attach Rocks laptop to my treadmill! :)

Living on the Spit said...

That is the funniest post EVER! This really made my morning...and I so needed it!

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is SO flippin' clever!!!
Good for you. I was thinking of putting my computer on the dogs back and sending the dog around the yard chasing the cat chasing the mouse. Your idea is much better.

mom x 2 said...

What an ingenious idea!! I want one :) I have to figure out how to hook my laptop up to my treadmill!

Kelli Nørgaard said...

OK I LOVE THIS!!!! I think you should patent it! :o)

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

Great Idea although typing and walking at the same time would probably be too much for me..LOL

Mental P Mama said...

You should patent this. Seriously.

Treasia said...

What a great idea. Seriously. Now I need to have Trucker rig mine up to the treadmill. BTW, I've got some powdered sugar donuts with your name on them here. Will be waiting and I'll even save you a few.

Lucy and Ethel said...

Oh no - blogger butt! Something else to worry about.

Too late....

Will be eager to read how you and Tony do!

Lucy

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

LMAO!!! I H.A.V.E. to have one! There may be hope for me yet!

ladyfi said...

LOL! You're a genius! Let's hope this is one plan you don't abandon!

Now - what kind of snack would you like for when you walk all the way to Sweden?

Ashley said...

This is hilarious! I'm not sure I'd be coordinated enough to blog and exercise at the same time. It might look something like this:

grat pst bout exerCising, Caition

Does that make sense? No... yea... that's what it would be.

Good for you, though! Much more motivated than me. Ha!

Betty said...

Great idea! This looks like something my hubby would build.
Yours did a great job!

Colleen said...

I'll have milk and cookies waiting...(no sugar cookies and fat-free milk, of course!)

jojo said...

Brilliant!!! I think I would get dizzy trying to do two things at once...oh three things if you count eating...anyway..I'm a long way off so you should be fit when you get here..then we'll go to Starbucks!

Debbie said...

I'm in agreement with MPM. Patent. Now. Before someone else sees it...I have heard of offices putting computers on treadmills so the workers can exercise. We need a home model and you have it. I love it! I don't know if I could do it or not though...LOL

Sue said...

You could market that and make millions!

addhumorandfaith said...

What a great idea for your computer! I agree with Sue that "Chief Naysayer" could probably sell those! :)