Tuesday, March 18, 2008

AOUS

I sold the last lot of my beloved US Steel stock today. I bought it five years ago for $7 a share, and I sold the last of it for $119.26 this morning to cover the cost of the enormous plane ticket to Tanzania.

Oh wait. The ticket is of the usual size. The bill for the ticket is of unusual size. I have never spent so much money with a single click of a mouse in my entire life.

What does this mean?

Aside from the fact that I am now a lot less afloat than I was, I am now a lot more afraid of not summiting because I am out of shape. That's right. In case you have not noticed, I have spent the last six month square on my ass in front of the computer feeling sorry for myself and sharing it with all of you instead of working out. My credit card bill is not the only thing that is enormous (and of unusual size) around here.


So I hereby request, since you all are such nice people, that the next time I post a bunch of stuff about hating everything, you kindly tell me to shut up and go run some stairs. Nothing shrinks a girl's ass and relieves her morose self pity like mind numbing cardio, and I need to do a whole lot of it to get myself back in the kind of shape I was in when we did the inca trail. (We smoked it. Non-event. I probably couldn't clear Dead Woman Pass now).

You (not I) should have a cookie. It's Tuesday.

19 comments:

Annie said...

Well, I was going to tell you to do that, but I am a wimp and did not want you to get mad at me. Shame on me. Next time though, watch out.
Exercise is the best to make you
feel like living again. Get to it!

P said...

I am worried about Fold Cheese. Are you worried about Fold Cheese? I need to get the gym somehow, and only the fear of Fold Cheese will motivate me.

Avitable said...

I love you for quoting The Princess Bride.

Em said...

I have a feeling you're going to be just fine out there, Nina. :-)

M@ said...

Good luck w/ your ass.

Marlee said...

Funny, I was thinking about running stairs today too...but here I am sitting on my ass instead. :o

DaisyJo said...

No, no, no, I will not have a cookie. My ass can't afford it.

Woodrow said...

I need a reason to get in shape. Like you have.

nicoleantoinette said...

I'll have a cookie for you if you take me to Tanzania.

DumDiDum said...

You'll probably hate me for saying this: if you run enough stairs you can have as many cookies as you'd like. It's just one of those inconvenient truths. I wish I qualified for unlimited numbers of cookies myself... Easy to say, hard to do. :)

maryse said...

my ass is considerably larger but i have no plans on climbing anything, even stairs.

but i think you should.

Mr. Fabulous said...

I didn't have a cookie yesterday, so may I have two today?

Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner said...

Marlee and I are in the midst of an ass-downsizing project, want to join us? :->

country roads said...

Damn avitable beat me to it....

Dagny said...

hehee. Of unusual size. love that.

Anyway, I am sorry. My ass is also of that size, and I want to fix it. I hate being fat and out of shape. So if you go running, I will. How's that?

xoxo

Julie said...

I ate 5 cookies today. Is that enough?

utenzi said...

Hit those stairs.... NOW!

That said, I'm very impressed with your great stock pick. Choosing US Steel back then was really going out on a limb. Nice.

Effortlessly Average said...

Running ain't the only thing that's been known to shrink a girl's ass, ya know.

Effortlessly Average said...

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