Yesterday was the first class of Push Up 101 with the Scottish Companion. It wasn’t really a formal lesson as such. Just me attempting to do a push up on the living room floor. Then him telling me that my bum was sticking in the air and my hands were in the wrong spot. Then me screaming, "Yes, WELL, I don’t know HOW to do them properly so if you could just TELL me how do them, NO DON’T SHOW ME, I could watch you do push ups all day and not learn anything!". Then him patiently explaining that my hands in the wrong positon; then me doing one very creaky, not-very-deep full push up before collapsing face first into the carpet.
Push Up Count for 2006 = 0.5
It can only get better from here.
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Cheers for the positive response to the last entry, especially the idea of the healthy food blog. Now begins the typically long and tedious process of designing the blog templates and getting it all perfect before I even write a single thing. My goal is to have it up and running by the end of January. I’m currently fussing over a name for the new baby. It was much easier coming up with names for my other blogs:
- What’s New Pussycat had humble beginnings as a What’s New page for an old personal homepage, so it was a simple and unimaginative matter of adding "Pussycat" to the end of it.
- The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl started out as pure sarcasm: like my latest attempt to lose weight would be So Amazing, YEAH RIGHT! Also, I had a hilarious image in my head of myself in a lyrca bodysuit, attempting to fly off the couch (complete with cape, and mask to cleverly conceal identity on the big bad internet).
So I want something concise, catchy and not too obvious. No puns allowed. I don’t want it have the word "blog" in it either, nor any of the following: food, cooking, kitchen, eating, healthy, chow, fare, fayre, gourmet, delicious, fresh, pig trotters.
I thought of simply calling it Ginger. Because ginger is fresh, healthy and easy to spell. Also because Ginger is what British people called redheads, and I am a redhead. It makes sense to me, anyway.
The Scottish Companion suggested a few variations: Ginger Beer, Gingerbread, Ginger Cream, Ginger Snap or Ginger Root. I rejected the lot of them, despite his fierce lobbying for Ginger Root, "Come ON! The Australians will love it!".
I’ve also considered calling it Mrs Feta. This was the title of the Dietgirl entry in which I declared, "I freaking LOVE feta and would leave SC and marry feta if it was socially acceptable.". I thought that might be a good title, as I do indeed freaking love feta cheese. Plus it’s wholesome and relatively healthy, which is what the blog will be about – wholesomness and relative health 😉 And I like the idea of Mrs Feta as another wee persona to play with, a la Pussycat and Dietgirl.
So what do you reckon? Ginger or Mrs Feta? Or something else altogether. Do you have any ideas? Please don’t say Ginger Root because that is not an option!