So yeah, it's Valentine's Day, but let's say the hell with it here at Cranky Fitness, shall we?
It's not like there aren't a million card-and-flower-and-jewelry pimping commercial enterprises out there, urging guys to fork over big time, or making gals feel crappy that they are single and haven't rounded up a husband yet which is of course supposed to be their primary mission in life. Or worse, that they've picked some unromantic loser who forgot the occasion entirely or grudgingly offered up a mylar balloon and an insulting card and a Snickers bar and called it a day.
Plus, I didn't want to round up a Valentine's Day image...because yay, I finally found the perfect (and appropriately CC licensed) photo for these links posts! (Not that rusty chains resembling giant pretzels aren't fine and all). But I wanted something fun enough to be permanent so I didn't have to think about it and could plop the same thing in here every time.
And am I the only one immature enough to think it's awesome that the woman pictured appears to be an actual Official Wiener Inspector? Though I have to say she doesn't look impressed.
Anyway, so here are a few fun blogs and other links I've bumped into recently while wandering the Wondrous Worldwide Web.
Humorous Fitness Blogs!
So I've been on the lookout for blogs that combine health and fitness themes with humor. Finding perky earnest wholesome fitness advice is not hard--but I prefer my tales from the trenches to contain at least a few swear words.
(In fact, at some point before too long, I'm going to be asking for your favorites so we can compile a list of the the Best Funny Fitness or Weight Loss blogs and have them all in one place. Jot down a few ideas and stay tuned!) But in the meantime, here are a few I've run across recently.
First up is iFuckingLoveFitness. Katy is a snowboarder who likes monkeys, progressive house, and 18th Century France, plus she is a poutine-eatin' Canadian! Cranky Fitness loves all things Canadian and would relocate there in a second except for the whole weather thing.
And another fun one is Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat?
Blogger Rebecca is also the inventor of The Twitter Diet, which, fear not, does not require that you subsist entirely on dishes made from small chirpy blue birds. I think.
So I couldn't find much on the "about" page for Running Is Funny, so I don't know what we might be in for if some of us go over and insist that Mike make good on his promise to model this pair of B-Skinz: ya think we should we give it a shot though?
Next up: Some of you may have wondered what was up when Cranky Fitness actually used an animated gif in a recent post on music and exercise. (And I am still unclear if this will get me sued by elderly disco dancers bearing high-priced copyright lawyers.) So why this sudden crazy move into the 21st Century?
Clearly I was under the influence of Vodka and Soda! Kat, yet another Canadian, is a foul-mouthed IT geek and fitness freak and she totally cracks me up. She will also whore out your blog for cheap if you want to sponsor her ass, now why didn't I think of that?
Did you know Cranky Fitness has a Facebook Page? Should it?
I'm trying to post and share a few things on the Cranky Fitness Facebook Page other than belated blog posts, but it's sort of a Catch-22: hardly anyone ever sees, likes, comments on, or shares the posts, so it's hard for me to motivate to update, so there's not much over there, so nobody goes there to see or like the posts... blah blah blah, you get the idea.
Also, because it is a blog facebook page and not a personal one, Facebook won't even show the postings to 95% of those who have actually bothered to like the page... unless I hand over $$ to the Facebook overlords. Which ain't gonna happen.
I think you have to add Cranky Fitness as an interest, interact with it a bit, or go directly to the page itself to really have much chance of seeing anything. So the next few months are kind of an experiment to see if it's worth any of us hanging out over there.
Note: but thanks to a helpful Facebook commenter, I have now discovered one of the wonders of art history: the Japanese Fart Scroll!
See what you've been missing?
Seek and Ye Shall Find:
And finally, a few more random queries that led readers to Cranky Fitness recently:
"Kelp noodles anxiety"
"Crabby cat singing happy birthday"
"Going to the gym after age 35 useless?"
So, what's on your minds this Fine Friday?