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Apr 21, 2012
By Michael Rupured
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Scene at the Gym

This morning I hit the gym at 9:30 for an hour of strength training before Zumba. Yesterday I did the new legs and abs routine my trainer put together for me that we went over in my last session with him. Since he’ll show me the second routine on Tuesday when we get together again, this morning, I went back to my old routines. To make up for them being so much easier, I combined them. On strength-training days, I deliberately go to the gym during a slow time. That way I don’t have to worry about other people being on the machines I want when I’m ready for them. When I came in, I was happy to see that …

Nov 05, 2011
By Michael Rupured
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Just Do It!

For the last fifteen years, I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time on my ass. I blame my desk job, the weather, television, genetics, my partner, friends, pets, the way I was raised, and the crime rate–just to name a few. Coming up with good excuses is my true gift, as easy for me as breathing. Besides my ability to craft a great excuse, I’m also extravagantly thrifty.  I blame a decades-long period of self-inflicted poverty.  I’ve never minded spending, even when I didn’t have money to spend (hence the self-inflicted poverty).  But when I do buy something, I tend to use the hell out of it. After wringing every cent of value from my purchase, I toss it in …

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