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Bragging about exercising/doing manual labor in this weather doesn't make you look tough. it makes you look like an idiot with death wish.
July 6, 2012
Tamara J. B.
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Can I brag about sleeping in and lounging on the couch even though it's only 70 degrees here? -
You are so not your father's daughter. -
Yep. Found out that Smiley cut the grass- both the riding and the push trim, even on the outside of the fence. It was a balmy 101 here today. -
What a dumbass. Original tweet was prompted by both my boss telling me he went for a jog on the fourth (in Springfield, where it was 106) - Don't worry, I told him that he was an idiot to his face so there's no awkwardness from this tweet. And the second prompt was a blogger I read on LJ relaying how she went on 30 mile bike ride in 103 - and this woman is in her mid 50s and out of shape. I don't know her well enough to tell her that she was being a jackass. PEOPLE. HEAT EXHAUSTION/STROKE AIN'T NOTHING TO MESS WITH. -
I confess I took a bike ride last night, and got a leetle overheated. But I damn well know better than to do that in daytime; I KNOW I will go down with heat exhaustion. It doesn't even matter how much I drink; my body is just crap at shedding heat. -
Yesterday, while I was out running errands in the late afternoon (the hottest part of the day) there was a 50-ish man running shirtless along the busy, congested roadway in a heavily commercial/retail area. The sun was beating down and temperatures were pushing 100 degrees IN THE SHADE! The guy was clearly in great shape, but that doesn't justify this sort of stupidity. Excellent athletes can collapse and die in such conditions, even with support crews and healthy ambient air. Running along a smog-filled heavily-traveled traffic corridor under such conditions is pure nonsense. My theory is that he wanted to exhibit his six-pack abs to as many potential conquests as possible. I was not impressed. (And then I stuffed a few crinkle-cut french fries into my yap to calm my ire.) -
People are idiots. -
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