Monday, May 17, 2010

mental imagery

**Warning: Mild toilet humor ahead.**

Commercial I saw recently:

Background: Ac-tiv-i-aaahh! (music)
Jamie Lee Curtis: Recently, we asked people to film themselves at home taking the Activia challenge.

Think about it: taking the Activia challenge.

What is the Activia challenge? It's a guarantee, really. You can read about it here, if you want. The gist: Dannon guarantees that if you eat Activia every day for 14 days, your, um, toilet time will be more regular. So really, there are two steps to taking the Activia challenge. Step 1: eat Activia for 14 days. Step 2: poop.

And Activia recently asked people to film themselves at home taking the Activia challenge.

I continued to watch the commercial, and I realized that Jamie Lee Curtis didn't ask people to film themselves at home taking the Activia challenge. She asked people to film themselves talking about taking the Activia challenge. I wonder if anybody actually took Activia up on the offer, though. Be careful what you wish for, Dannon.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

couch to 5k: injury fail

Two weeks ago, I started a running program called Couch to 5k. My friend Emily tweeted about it a while ago, and after looking it up, I decided to give it a try. After all, it's so appropriate, given that I sit on the couch during approximately 90% of my free time.

On my fourth day, I felt a twinge in my left knee. I decided, stupidly, to run anyway. That was seven days ago. Today, I am still limping around like an injured old lady.

My ultimate goal: to get better so I can finish Couch to 5k. The goal I'd be okay with reaching if nothing else: I'd love to be able to walk normally again.

Anybody else have any joint issues? How long before you weren't in ridiculous pain?


Hobbles McGee

Saturday, May 15, 2010

graduation day

I graduated from law school today. I'll post some pictures later, but for now, I wanted to let everyone who reads this know that (a) I'm sorry I haven't posted lately, and (b) it feels good to be Leah Ward, J.D.

Stay tuned for updates this week!

Monday, May 3, 2010

meet abe

I'd like you to meet our new puppy, Abraham Laboriel Ward:
We rescued Abe from Ross's parents house. Had we not, we're certain he would have been a victim of the Brenda Ward Mass Throwaway/Auction spree of 2010. And we're so glad we did.

Abe is the greatest puppy a family could ever ask for. He's quiet, he's polite, and he's very considerate. He doesn't eat much, and he's completely housebroken. He's really good at sitting and staying, too, although he does have some trouble fetching.

We'd love for you to meet Abe next time you're in our neck of the woods. (When you do, though, don't tell him he's stuffed -- he doesn't know!)