Thursday, March 26, 2009

Good Concept, Not So Great Execution

So I blew off a little bit of steam yesterday. I was at work and I was a little pissed off and I didn't have a whole lot of time, so I have no idea whether yesterday's post was even remotely coherent. And what's more, I'm not all that worried about it.

You may have noticed (or not! and it matters not a whit whether you have or not) that I have been on a Grace in Small Things hiatus. Not because I don’t want to appreciate all the small wonderful things in my life. They are there, and participating in GIST was a great exercise to recognize that. But it’s hard to come up with things that are wonderful and great besides my kids and my husband every day (say what you want about my personal limitations), and then that becomes kind of hackneyed and predictable. “Hey, she’s happily married and she loves her kids and she’s saying it AGAIN!” Snore.

I think my default setting is a little snarky, with a side of riled up. And I think that having a space where I can blog about these things lets me blow off steam, which allows me to be better – better at my spousing and parenting and job thing. So mixing the Grace in Small Things in with this blog space was not the best move for me.* It may work for other people.

Don’t worry – this doesn’t mean I’ll be pissed off here all the time. Just that the GIST thing seemed to be messing with the Blah Blah vibe.

At any rate, you know what's a good idea when you're pissed off about something? It's a good idea to channel your fury into something positive. Hence and therefore:

I'm joining Nerd Girl in the 100-pushup challenge! (How's that for a segue?) And I have to say, I'm going to try my damnedest to do it. My problem is that I start off these things with all the best intentions, and then life happens and my good intentions kind of run off the rails. While this is very vexing to me, it might be quite entertaining to you, and you know me, I'm all about the entertainment. (That's me, I'm a giver.)

Do you want to try it? What's the harm? Come on in!

* I’m moving it back over to GIST where it belongs. You are welcome to visit it there.


Cee in SF said...

I'm in for the challenge! I can do 20 already... And I wanted to start doing it again in prep for the wedding and it's sleeveless-nicity.

Los Angelista said...

Do these have to be military pushups or can they be girly pushups? Sigh, I'll do it too. Lord knows I need to!

By the way, I'm convinced we're going to run into each other one of these days and I'm gonna totally yell, "It's Mama Blah Blah!!!"

Lisa Blah Blah said...

Okay, ladies - if you look at the site, it says they can be regular military-style pushups or you can do any number of modifications, including standing pushups where you just push off the wall. I started yesterday (Monday) and it wasn't as bad as I thought. I'll post about it in a sec...

LA: yeah, pretty much every time I go into Trader Joe's or over to Wee Soles I think I'll run into you in the parking lot. (Not literally, like with my car. Figuratively.) I think we're just going to have to make a plan to meet up!

bridget in oregon said...

The standing pushups sound like my speed!

I don't mind your softer posts (GIST) and then your 'blowing off steam posts' mixed at all. A great writer can pull that off and you do it with style.

Lisa Blah Blah said...

Thanks Bridget!