Revisiting My To-Do list…

So here it goes… revisiting My To-Do list….

  1. Get rid of summer clothing that I didn’t wear.
  2. Try to fit everything into the Jetta for the drive to Vermont.
    THIS one is interesting… The Jetta barely survived the trip to Vermont. And then it needed almost three grand of work on it… SO I put that money towards a new car. I am now the proud owner of a Jetta Sportswagen. RED. I love it. Here’s to another 10 years of a great car.
  3. Have a wine and cheese night or something classy like that.
  4. Work-out for 21 days straight (habit forming, right?).
    Yeah. Right.
    New Goal to come in next post.
  5. Finish all of my internship projects before I leave.
  6. Keep my room relatively clean.
    Don’t have a room to keep clean yet… but I kept the old one clean!
  7. Leave $500 available to pay my first month’s rent…
  8. Blog some more.
  9. Write in my new “one-sentence-a-day” journal.
  10. Anddddd finish two ONE more books:
    Fifty Shades Darker (muahaha)
    and The Happiness Project

Practical Usefulness of Being a Rower

Is my title redundant? Probably. But there are some things that are useful, but not practical to everyday life, e.g., being a rower gives you ugly hands. Useful for rowing and back scratches. Not for anything else.

Also, I’m feeling nostalgic for my days of yore, rowing on American Lake with my girls. And I’m sitting at a coffee shop, getting in and out of my chair with ease… which leads me to my first reason it’s great to be a rower….


We can get in and out of seats with ease.
(Have you ever tried to slide out of a bench seat without scooting your butt 10 times? We can.)
(Unless we just pulled a 2K). (In which case, laying on the ground on the verge of tears is normal).

Our waists always seem small to us (let’s not talk about our thighs).

We have really nice butts.

Actually, let’s talk about our thighs:
They pull us out of bed in the morning and support us all day.
And they look damn good in spandex shorts. (Is this a normal thing? No.)
We don’t think we’re fat. We know we’re muscular. I repeat: we’re not fat. Even if we are. We’re not. (somehow…)

We have clothes our friends can borrow when they want to be crazy (see our assortment of colorful spandex).

We have versatile clothing for every type of weather (except warm weather).

We know how to shower quickly before class.

We know how long we can go without showering.

We can eat on the run (“back to campus by 8 am” is a lie).

We drink a lot of water.

We know what hard work is.

We know what team work is.

We are internally motivated and also care about others (because let’s be real, we don’t pull 2Ks for our coaches…)

We can handle authority. (Slash do what we’re told.. by the coxswains…)

We support our local vendors (Shakabrah, after a long practice, we have brought you tables and tables of patronage).

When we cry, it’s passion, not weakness.

We can sleep. Anywhere. (Mostly in class, but not limited to: the library, coffee shops, standing upright, at the SUB diner, in line for a movie, in a car, on the floor, on a couch, in a chair, in a noisy room, and on a bus).

To be continued…

Ex-Rower Girl in Like (actually, once a rower, always a rower. Hack hack, chop chop).