16 December 2007

First Big Shoe Lift Test: Standing Around for Three Hours

Today as my takeout shift was coming to an end, I noticed several things:

a) I'm not sore. My back isn't aching, my butt and leg muscles aren't twinging, and nothing is throbbing. Also, all of my leg joints feel fine.

b) I can stand still. I'm not shuffling back and forth to counter the twinging that I'm not feeling. Also, although I'm still going through the motions of attempting to crack my lower back and knees every so often, just out of habit, I don't actually need to. And nothing feels like it's in desperate need of stretching.

c) I'm not totally exhausted. Apparently I normally expend a tremendous amount of energy just by standing around. Today I could probably have kept working for twice as long.

Maybe all this newly freed up energy can now be put to more interesting uses, like gaining strength and stamina! Or acquiring hobbies that aren't in front of the computer! Or fighting crime! Or even just catching up on all the hopelessly behind housework that I can never get done. (Or maybe I'm being hopelessly optimistic. We'll see, I guess. ;) )

In conclusion: so far this shoe lift thing seems like a really good idea. :)

15 comments:

Shawn Powers said...

It gives me great joy when "low tech" solutions save the day.

Now, you must come up with a snazzy crimefighting name. Will there be a mask? Cape?

Janiece Murphy said...

Right on! Yay low tech solutions!

I'm also interested in your crimefighting activities. Since you're already my Knight, I suggest something within that theme. But as Edna Mode says, "No cape!"

Shawn Powers said...

Gawd I love Edna... What a great character. :)

Janiece Murphy said...

Shawn, I know, I love her, too.

After the Incredibles came out, the running joke around here was the "Fight! Win!" speech.

Hehe.

Jim Wright said...

Edna? No, no, no.

MWT is in marine science - therefor it needs to be something along the lines of Aqua Man! Aqua Edna? OK, that I could get behind.

At night he puts on a Cape and wetsuit, and cruises Savannah in his customized aquariummobile, fighting crime with his trained octopus...

Jim Wright said...

Also, I love "The Incredibles" too, but mostly just for Holly Hunter's voice, ahhhh...

(Jim needs a moment here)

Jim Wright said...

Also - glad to hear the lift is working. Constant pain is no fun at all.

MWT said...

An aquariummobile with a trained octopus! Now there's an idea I could get behind. Maybe my octopus can also wear shining armor and ride around on the back of a giant seahorse.

Hmm. Name. Something tells me that "Poofy Fourth Street" would be a tough sell with this crowd. ;)

Janiece Murphy said...

I swear to god, if you name your super-hero "Poofy 4th Street" I will will never. come. back.

Seriously, dude...don't test me. I'm warning you.

Jim Wright said...

You're not fooling anybody, Janiece, in fact you're practically egging him on.

Go, Poofy, go!

Oh, and put a cape on that octopus...

Shawn Powers said...

I'm OK with the name, unless Poofy is a descriptive of the pant legs. If your superhero alter ego has bell bottoms, we'll flog you. We will.

MWT said...

Ooo... bellbottoms! How about I just put some on the octopus?


(For people who are wondering where "Poofy" came from: this thread. :) )(I think the bellbottoms are coming from here.)

Janiece Murphy said...

I'm so outta here. It's a bell-bottom conspiracy, that's what it is!

Megadeus said...

Duuuuude, you need to be a superhero.

And the Incredibles was on TV twice last night and I watched the entire thing.

No capes. Remember Dynaguy? Thunderhead?

Jim Wright said...

madadues has a point. Capes = bad. However, there is some part of me who giggles at the thought of an octopus in a cape getting sucked through a jet engine...

Yes, I am a bad, bad person.