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  • mjperry1 7:58 pm on January 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 300 workout, French, , ,   

    Chose My Own Adventure 

    Okay friends. So adventures usually find me. I’ll get lost someplace and follow where the spirit takes me, meeting people and making plans as I go. So planning adventures in advance is a bit of a new thing for me. As a result, I’m not very good at it. The first 20 that I’ve come up with are below. The rest, dear friends, are up to you.

    I am hereby committing to engaging in any and all suggestions that you offer that are legal, adventurous, feasible, and at least arguably safe. Come friends, we have 32 more adventures to discover.

    1) Polar Bear Plunge – Chicago Illinois – January 1, 2010
    2) [Redacted]
    3) Fire a handgun (non-wimpy)
    4) Appear onstage sober
    5) Learn to cook a French dish
    6) Host a dinner party – and actually cook things, having removed the sweaters from my oven
    7) Redo counters and floor in Kitchen/bathrooms
    8) Find a job
    9) Complete the 300 workout
    10) Finally found my foundation
    a) Develop a way to avoid unnecessary alliteration
    11) Design that second tattoo I’ve been imagining for years.
    12) Get it – from a tattoo artist with a scary name – paid with tips.
    13) Memorize 1 Corinthians: 13
    14) Memorize the last monologue from Jumpers
    15) Build a fire, spend all night tending it and watch the sun rise
    16) Learn to do a standing backflip.
    17) Go on a squad car ride-along.
    18) Take nephew to attend his first play
    19) Snowball fight
    20) Poetry slam

    • mjperry1 7:59 pm on January 3, 2010 Permalink

      Okay, wordpress is a tricky minx. It totally changed my number 8 into an emoticon. You should all just know that I didn’t do that on purpose.

    • Jen 8:16 pm on January 3, 2010 Permalink

      Okay I keep hearing about this 300 workout. What is it?

    • mjperry1 8:26 pm on January 3, 2010 Permalink

      Well, the guys in the movie 300 worked out many hours a day, many days a week, for several months before shooting began (sidenote: they also ate a diet of wild game). The 300 workout was originally conceived as a test for those guys. I think it was something like they had to pass this fitness test in order to actually be on screen. Or something. But it wasn’t an actual workout that they did regularly. The list for the test is:

      25x Pull-up +
      50x Deadlift @ 135# +
      50x Push-up +
      50x Box Jump @ 24” box +
      50x Floor Wiper @ 135# (one-count) +
      50x KB Clean and Press @ 36# (KB must touch floor between reps) +
      25x Pull-up

      you can find more about it at http://www.gymjones.com/knowledge.php?id=35

    • Jackie 10:51 pm on January 4, 2010 Permalink

      Ok, I couldn’t figure out how to start my own comment, so I’m replying to yours. But pretend like this is a new comment altogether. (Although I enjoyed reading your list)

      This is what I have so far, not necessarily to be done in this order:

      1) Get accupuncture
      2) Take a “hot” yoga class
      3) Get a Brazillian wax
      4) Take the kids to Medieval Times
      5) Spend a weekend with the kids in Amish country
      6) Volunteer with the St. Bernard Project in New Orleans
      7) Take a pole-dancing class
      8) Let my friend Jon teach me how to knit
      9) Eat only raw food for a week
      10) Milk a cow
      11) Visit an Indian reservation, sleep in a teepee

      Looking forward to completing some of these 🙂

    • mjperry1 12:32 am on January 5, 2010 Permalink

      To create your own posts, you have to (1) register for an account with wordpress, and then (2) email kimberlyhula@gmail.com. She’ll set you up as an author.

      ps – I love that wordpress keeps changing the number 8 to a smiley.

    • yearof52adventures 2:54 am on January 5, 2010 Permalink

      Jackie, let me know if you need me to set you up as an author. We would love to have you. AND, do all the aforementioned adventures! They are wild and awesome. I’m all about the teepee.

  • Berton 8:52 am on January 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Jucy Lucy, ,   

    Week 1 – Jucy Lucy 

    For those not sure what a Jucy Lucy is, it is basically a cheeseburger with the cheese cooked on the inside of the hamburguer.  They were created at Matt’s Bar in south Minneapolis.  I have always wanted to original, so tonight, my friends and I set out to have one.

    Check out this line.  It extended outside.  Now, to many a line that reaches outside a building may not seem extraordinary.  But in Minnesota, that means something!  The air temperature was -4 degress fahrenheit, -12 with wind chill!  It was that cold, and yet people were waiting outside for the food.

    Man, look at that cheese drip.  It was amazing.  One of the best burgers I have ever had.

    For a more detailed post, check out my blog at http://bertons52.wordpress.com/2010/01/03/week-1-the-jucy-lucy

    Until next time, be easy, space cowboy.

    • screeech 1:58 am on January 7, 2010 Permalink

      In San Francisco, there is a vegan juice bar called Juicy Lucy that I used to go to a lot. Maybe it’s the same owner!

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