Note: because it amused the muse, part of this post is expressed in poetical form. However, for those who are not especially fond of poetry, a prose translation has been included at no extra charge.
'Twas the Thursday before Labor Day
And all through the blog
Not a commenter in sight
All were lost in the smog
I know, it's the day before the start of a holiday weekend, and the last one of the summer at that. That means the reading population of this blog has been cut in half (i.e. only 1 person is reading this). It's pretty lonely in here.
They were all stuck in traffic
On the road, not the 'Net,
To get away and forget.
I mean, even Crabby's
In which case, Merry thought,
Why bother with genius?
There's no one to read
Or react, e'en with meanness.
It wouldn't hurt to amuse myself. (You won't tell Crabby, will you?)
Screw it! thought she
(but poetically so)
It's Random Link time
And no one need know.
Relevant Health-related stuff
MizFit had the brilliant idea of doing lunges while cleaning the kitchen floor... and, even more brilliant, the idea of getting other people to clean the kitchen under the guise of their "getting a workout." Sheer genius, that woman.
This idea is being implemented on a larger scale at a gym in Portland
In this gym, you can ride an exercise bike (or use the treadmill, etc.) and the energy gets converted into electricity. As they put it "reduce your waistline and your carbon footprint."
If you're feeling more in the pedestrian mode, Dr. Mirkin has an article on how to increase walking speed.
Cows and humans have more in common than you thought
You've probably seen or heard of the new finding that, even without being herded, cattle align on a north/south orientation.
Apparently, humans do something similar:
Some studies suggest humans who sleep in an East-West position have far shorter rapid eye movement or REM sleep cycles, in which dreams occur, compared with North-South sleepers who got more REM sleep.
What's that doing in a random lineup? It strikes me as amusing, bizarre, and probably an indication that we've all been planted here for the aliens to pick up at a later date.
For some reason this reminds me of that classic early Cranky Fitness link:
Cow abduction site
CFLs are good for you!
In fact, here's a list of three of the best (in my view) early Cranky Fitness links:
- Complaint Choirs
- Cow abduction
- Free rice
Please feel free to disagree with me on this list! Send in your own favorites of erstwhile CFLs (Cranky Fitness Links).
And yes, in keeping with tradition, a cat video.
On bloggers! On readers!
On commenters off-the-wall!
Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!
One more day until the weekend!