Thursday, January 26, 2006

No Kitty! That's my chicken pot pie!

Fact: The only thing that gets me through the bloody treadmill workouts is my iPod, with video. The treadmill is boring like Biology, and if one can load up with some episodes of The Office, time flies. To that extent, one becomes a source of amusement for all the bored ass runners around him when he's laughing aloud at what a tool Dwight is, and so therefore the love is shared and the time on the treadmill is a little less miserable for all.

It is, however, no easy task getting established on the treadmill so that one can watch television. I've found that the workout requires 3 towels, total. One to just drape on the arm rest for sweat, and two to hold the ipod. Behold: put two bath towels together - available for you at any Lifetime Fitness, or bring your own if you must - and fold the bottom up a bit until just that small section is twice as thick, and then attach your iPod arm/exercise band around the swaddling bundle. Now drape the rest of the towels across the back of the treadmill control panel in front of you, positioning the iPod so that it's conveniently in front of you, prime for watching. Adjust as necessary when foot-falls create vibrations that cause the iPod to slowly slide down. Easy as that. Note that you will, for the first 30 seconds or so of preparation, appear and feel like you're doing laundry as you try to negotiate some twenty feet of towel.

All of this is a preface to state how happy I am about today's monumental announcement from Apple that South Park is now available at iTunes. Season 1 and 2 for now, but more on the way. This will make those long hours on the ratwheel and the indoor bike trainer SO much easier to digest. Whoohoo!!!!!!!!! Mkay...

3 comments:

Patric said...

Ohhh how I love The Office....

Todd said...

"I enjoy having breakfast in bed. I like waking up to the smell of bacon, sue me. And since, I don't have a butler, I have to do it myself. So, most times before I go to bed, I will lay six strips of bacon out on my George Foreman grill. Then I go to sleep. When I wake up, I plug in the grill. I go back to sleep again. Then, I wake up, to the smell, of crackling bacon. It is delicious, it is good for me, it's the perfect way to start the day. Today, I got up, I stepped onto the grill and it clamped down on my foot. That's it. I don't see what's so hard to believe about that."

xt4 said...

Brilliant!