Friday, October 15, 2010
"Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the internet" - Anonymous
I just couldn't help myself! Excitement abounds here at SDtS!! At least I think it is exciting! As of Thursday at 9:45pm, I am up to 19 total participants in the "SDtS: Mission 101" challenge! This means, in short: I won't have to do it alone!! Some want to shed a couple of pounds, some want to shed a lot of pounds. Some have incorporated exercise into their goals. It is basically a very personal mission, where we are all just going to do it together, and be really supportive of each other. I can't wait to get started!!
Another issue with my focus is probably because part of me might still be riding the high from the Chilean Miner rescue. Honestly. I couldn't stop watching it, and then crying, and then watching it, and then crying. I am not a huge lover of the news - I think it is depressing, and the old adage "ignorance is bliss" works really well for me. I confess, I didn't pay much attention to this story before Tuesday night. But this story was absolutely unlike anything I have ever witnessed! They are in an emergency shelter when the mine collapses - amazing. They live for 17 days without anyone knowing if they are even alive - amazing. The President of the Country (is President correct? I should know after all of that footage of him, but I don't) basically goes against the more popular vote, and decides he is going to do whatever he has to do to save them - amazing. There are 3 countries that race to drill to them first - amazing. The men in the mine all have daily tasks and daily duties, and it appears no one goes crazy - amazing. One miner has his wife and his girlfriend show up looking for him - oops. People are smart enough to get them on a special diet, and extensively plan for their evacuation needs (clothes, sunglasses, etc), like this has ever happened before - amazing. People are brave enough to go down into the cave, not knowing if this evacuation plan will actually work, to help the guys that are down there - amazing. These guys had the balls to do what it took to stay alive in a cave, 2000ish feet into the earth, in 90 degree/humid temps, not knowing when or if help would actually make it to them, assuming if help did make it it would be around Christmas, and never give up - amazing. The whole rescue operation when off without a hitch, and everyone was out like 14 hours ahead of schedule - amazing. A-ma-zing. Only un-amazing part of the whole thing? Well, only un-amazing for me, really. Realizing I would have had to stay in the mine because my enormous rear would not have fit in that capsule! For realz, y'all!
I am excited to have some visitors this weekend, and play with my new Body Bugg. I am going to be ready for getting to it on Monday, which is good because I have a LONG way to go by the first of the year!
Have a great weekend, everyone! Make sure to tune in this weekend for the SDtS: Mission 101 introductions!