I have so many issues with modern technology and one of them is how available we all are, or really, how available people expect that we are because we are so easy to reach.
Kids today not only have cell phones, they now have the ability to text their parents from class to say they are bored and want to come home.
I had to suffer through my middle school classes and my child will too.
In fact, I am so bothered that I couldn’t send these texts to my parents when I was a kid more than anything else. I am jealous, okay? And this jealously is what will keep him sitting in class as I LOL back at him. If I couldn’t leave, you can’t either. Deal with it.
I am surprised he didn’t text to say he was hungry considering he is still on the breakfast before school is for losers kick.
Exhibit A: The whole grain waffle topped with peanut butter left sitting on the car seat. I think he took a small bite.
While on the topic of school, every time my mother reads my workout recaps, she calls me to say that if my evil high school gym teacher isn’t dead yet, she would drop dead to know that not only can I run, I can run fast and long.
Oh hey, Ms. Tirado! I may have fainted in your gym class and thrown up too when you tried to push me too far but look at me now! And no thanks to you and your early morning gym class detention time when you had me running in circles at 6:00 am as punishment for not wanting to change into my gym clothes.
Ms. Tirado even told me that in all of her years of teaching gym, I held the record for WALKING her required fitness test mile the slowest in history. I didn’t RUN the required mile back then because I had a doctor’s note to excuse me from such a strenuous activity 🙂
I still walk slow you know.
My son routinely gives me a hard time about my walking pace at which point I usually remind him that I already ran my miles with speed intervals too so I am entitled to walk however slow I wish. I mean, don’t my legs ever get a break?
A few more modern technology complaints for today while I have your attention:
1. I wish my Keurig machine held more water in its tank. Every other minute that blue light is staring at me letting me know it’s time to refill. I don’t want to keep refilling! Hold more water at a time would you?
2. All Pin It! buttons should be required to be positioned in the same corner of all pictures on all websites. My goodness, I am forever hovering over images looking for the darn pin it button.
Some sites it’s the upper left corner, some its the center, some it’s the bottom right, top right yet never the bottom left. It drives me nuts! And what really puts me over the edge? When I finally find the pin it button on the image and a message pops up telling me there’s no image to pin. As if that makes any sense whatsoever.
I am off to run now, 8 miles on the treadmill here I come!
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Anyone else have an awful gym teacher growing up?
What’s on the workout agenda for today?
Are you forever refilling the Keurig water?