Thursday, July 12, 2007


Hello! So I started a challenge with Kim and Jodi and I'm feeling pretty great about it so far. I mean, it's only been two days, but I like how I'm feeling. Apparently I'm not looking that great though, because my mom dropped off a salad for me today at the office - we were supposed to go out to lunch but I got too busy - and she said I looked really tired.

I'm okay with it because it's my mom and she's allowed to tell me I look tired and be concerned about my well being. She actually asked me if I'm running too much, now that's something I never thought I'd hear. But yeah, other people, not so much.

What is it with passive aggressive people who say shit like that right to your face? I mean let's say you get a new haircut, and someone says to you

"Did you get a new haircut? (So at this point, they've clearly noticed the haircut)
You say "yeah, I did."

Then they just don't say anything. Or they say, "oh." Or "that's nice."

Well clearly they think your haircut sucks. So why bring it up in the first place right?

I just don't roll like that. Sure I make snarky comments about people all of the time, but I do it in the privacy of my own home. Or in my office. At least I judge quietly. Dammit.

So why am I on this rant? I have no idea. I was actually in a good mood for a few hours in the office today, which is more than I can say about the rest of the week. Running is going well, and I'm doing a 4 mile time trial on Saturday to help me gauge my expected pace for the half marathon. And I'm actually excited about it!

Now if it would just be the weekend already...


Kim said...

Don't let the dweebs out there get you down Jeni! I hope that you have an excellent weekend. :)

I was totally rocking out to Fergie during my last run on the trails - you hit the title to my last post right on the head. :)

K said...

Nobody ever notices when I get my hair cut!

I actually don't mind people telling me I look tired, though, especially when I am feeling very much that way. I reckon it's better for people to notice that you're tired but still valiantly doing your best, than not to notice at all. I don't think it's an insult.

Probably all depends on the tone of voice, though.

Melody said...

I know what you mean about people and their comments. I've lost quite a big of weight over the last few years and, people get real dramatic and say, "Wow, you've lost a LOT of weight. You look great, like a different person." I usually just say thank you, but did I really look THAT bad before?