these pretzels are making me thirsty

have you noticed something new on the blog here? the ads? yeah, don't know how i feel about it. i am flattered that blogher contacted me as a 'good fit' and offered an ad contract. but the pressure! i feel like i'm obligated to write to an 'audience' and 'entertain' you to keep my traffic up. what does that mean? i have to be more funny / witty / coy whatever?  deep thoughts here. i do like what they are about though. i definitely am not the uber chic blogger that has independent boutiques and etsy seller ads. that is so not me. but oxyclean and diapers? check please!

on another note, i've been going to pump class at the gym at nights. i'm trying to use it up as much as possible until the big move. considering we live in a college town, and i go to the gym closest to the Y, you can guess the crowd at the gym. YOUNG. FIT. TAN. FIRM. PERKY. and tonight, while working out i am gazing around at the other girls. class of '08. class of '09. they are still wearing their cheer shorts and soccer shorts from high school. they just finished puberty last month. they make me feel OLD. and i honestly don't ever feel old. i am in my 20's for crying out loud.  spring has just sprung for me sisters. but after pump class, i felt old, droopy, saggy, squishy, out-dated.

i came home to find ty watching seinfeld. and all seemed ok. so what? i'm a little older than i used to be. SO IS EVERYONE ELSE. so things are a little droopier, heavier, less flexible, and squishy? i've got three awesome kids to show for it. and still have my sense of humor. because when jerry says, "these pretzels are making me thirsty" i can't stop laughing & feel like i'm 18 all over again.

and proof that i was athletic and body parts used to be in their proper place and order:



Turbo said...

That photo is el maximo. I love it. Congrats on the Blogher endorsement!

Whitney Baldwin said...

College gyms are brutal on the self esteem.
But then I went to a jazzercise class with the more "mature" ladies just once, and I felt all better.

And Blogher--good for you!

Anonymous said...

I know your pain girl! This New Year's it hit me that I am in my last year of the 20's I will be hitting the big 30 in '11. YIKES, talk about a rude awakening. Up until that moment of reality I still thought of myself as a 21 year old trapped in this strange out of place body. Where did my soccer days body go? Can it please come back to me?

Tam said...

just go to a water aerobics class (but not at the gym you're currently going to, it sounds like). you're self image will be inflated greatly while there. but i'm betting you look great.

Lauren said...

You are so funny!! I love your blog. Don't change anything or try to be something else. You are pretty, witty and cheerful and I love it! :)

Ian and Kacee said...

Annie I love reading your blog! I agree with Lauren! At least you have 3 kids to show for it! I got nothin! Just fat and old! But we do watch Seinfeld every night and it does make things better :)

Melissa F said...

Annie, I know you can still do that!
Youre amazing and not many women can hit up a hurdle and arabesque in one lifetime!
Be Proud.
P.S. You should totally photoshop a cape on!

Amanda Monk said...

It's the BAM that does it for me! FUNNY

Becky J. said...

I've become old and I know it. And I'm sort of okay with it. And that Gold's Gym on 9th is hell on earth. I hated it then and I hate it now. I love that picture of you hurdling, though! Awesomeness.

Jennifer said...

I'm fairly new to BlogHer myself and I'm pretty friggin' disappointed with the non-existent paycheck I've seen from them. I do like that it makes me look like a way bigger deal than I am though.

This is my first time to your blog and I gotta say, I love it!

Jen Henderson

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