Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Amphibian

So I'm in a packaging class and each week we have a different challenge - like project runway. You can see what we've been doing here but I had to post this because it just makes me laugh. We had to "re-brand" either Barbie or GI Joe - you know, make a new version of the doll that hasn't been done yet. I was assigned GI Joe and I don't know about you, but have you ever seen how freakin' violent those toys are? Anyway, I wound up using Ken and just called him GI Joe - he's THE AMPHIBIAN - the Ironman Triathlete for the new Post-Bellum line of GI Joes. The series would continue with Tour De France Joe, Mt. Everest Scaling Joe, Scuba Joe, Michael Phelps get the idea. I just giggled to myself the whole time i was making him. His swim cap is the thumb of a rubber glove. And he has a bike too - I haven't downloaded the pics from my camera yet... more to come.


Okay, okay, I know I promised I'd post. But just as I was getting some blogging momentum, my neighbor moved and so did my free wireless internet connection. I'm working on getting up and running again but did you know when you order a comcast set up it takes them FOREVER to come do it?? Who knew? Losers.

Anyway, quick update:

First, I've found THE most fun and compatible training partner and she's keeping me totally on track and motivated. Training is fun again!!! Check out her awesome blog here. We've been having a blast biking around town and running afterwards...and we even swam TWO MILES one day!!! My shoulders hurt.

SO, I've been swimming a lot in an outdoor pool which ROCKS and have been riding my bike a ton and running some too. It's all good. Balance is back! Now I just need to get thru this silly design program and find a job and life will resume it's normalcy. One more year...

OK, will at least post more when I get my internet back. Sorry for the lameness!!

Train hard!