Thursday, February 18, 2010

Great morning workout on Thursday

I had a great workout this morning. I added four new lower body exercises from my new book. I love this new book. It not only has hundreds of great exercises, but also some really good tips. I detest lower body workout days. If I could do only upper body workouts I'd be a happy girl. Of course, it's my hips and thighs that need the most work.

I was at the gym at 5:30am and left at 7:10am. When I was driving home (about three miles), I saw something I see every day if it's daylight and not rainy or cloudy. Usually that's a rare day this time of year, but not this week (57 degrees and sunny). Every day when I see this I think I should really stop and take a picture, and every day I don't do it because I'm in a hurry. Today I took five minutes, stopped and took a couple pictures (love my new camera!).

Mt. Rainier

I've always been fascinated by contrails. Probably from growing up in Alaska in the sixties. Very few jets flew overhead and when they left a contrail I thought it was really cool. This one is from this morning.

When I can't figure out what a vanity plate means it makes me a little nuts.  I saw the one below on my walk during lunch today. I asked a few of my coworkers if they knew what it meant. No one had a clue. It was on a shiny, bright blue PT Cruiser. I thought maybe "kill American Airlines too". Honestly, I'm not a terrorist and love American Airlines (well, kind of). It was the only thing that came to mind. I know, totally stupid

I once drove twenty minutes behind a big, red pickup truck with RDFRTRK plates. I was going crazy trying to figure it out. Obviously it was a red -- truck. A red "fur" truck? When I got close enough I could see the Firefighter's emblem decal on his back window. Oh...Red Fire Truck.

This one stumped me:

I finally Googled it. It's the name of this guy, from The Day the Earth Stood Still. The guy on the alien ship. Keanu Reeves played Klaatu in the 2008 remake (not anywhere nearly as good as the original). 


Pamela said...

Way to go on the workout, Diana! I love figuring out license plates, too. When I saw the Klaatu one, I knew I had heard it somewhere, but didn't realize where until you explained what it meant. I really liked the Keanu Reeves version, but have never seen the original! I might have to add it to my netflix queue.

Lisa said...

Good job with the workout! Great pics. :)

Carrieheff said...

Wow- what a change in your attitude in just a few days. GOOD FOR YOU! You are doing so great!

Thanks for figuring that out because it would have driven me crazy too!

Helen said...

What a gorgeous view and how nice that you took a few minutes to smell the roses and share with us!

lindalou said...

Glad you figured out the license plate so that I didn't have to go crazy thinking about it!!

Rettakat said...

What a fun license plate! I loved the original movie... the new version sort of changed it up too much for me.

Mary Joy said...

What a great workout! Love your pictures. I like to try and figure out license plates too. I have personalized plates on my car too but nothing that would stump you! They read "MARY JOY". :)

antgirl said...

The original rules! I own that. But I love the old sci-fi movies. They're my favorites. Even the really bad ones. :)

Glad you got your mojo back. Doing a shakeup helps, huh? It is reenergizing. I still suck at tae bo, but its' fun.

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

Love the pics!

I need to post some.

PS: You're beautiful.

Ida said...

Beautiful pictures. Good job on the workout.
Now....figure out my vanity plate IBRICH
and no, it is not a financial statement! lol

Graciela said...

Even though I knew who Klaatu is, it didn't explain why someone would have it on their license plate. Maybe the person was from outer space???

The weather has been lovely, hasn't it? We've been so lucky, especially considering what so many other areas are going through.

Good for you on the workout. I love how you always bounce back...very inspirational.

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