When I was in grad school, my roommate and I used to work towards the "perfect bite". On those days when we were particularly overwhelmed by school stuff, we'd hit the cupboards and look for the ingredients to a cure for life- the perfect bite. It generally came down to: a pretzel with peanut butter, chocolate and some caramel would make it better, if available. (Sound familiar to those that have tried a Take 5?) Anyway, tonight I think that Superman, while wearing his Superman costume at the dinner table, perfected the most disgusting dunk/bite ever. He had a blueberry waffle with some pineapple- okay, that's fine, but here comes what he dunked it in- hold your stomachs- tomato soup with cheese! Yuck. He eventually decided that he'd like to just have some tomato soup and then switch to the blueberry waffle for dessert, which was fine. But for those few messy dunked bites I really had to not watch him because I wanted to gag if I thought too hard about that combination.
Kickboxing class this morning was great, except that the heating/cooling system in the aerobics room at the gym is broken so it's constantly pouring heat into the room. I generally work up enough of a sweat during kickboxing anyway, so I didn't really need the added help of the heating system blowing on my spot. Being the week before Christmas, attendance at the gym, and work in general, was lower so I probably could have moved to another spot in class that wasn't so close to the heating vent. But we're such creatures of habit that I have to be in that spot for class otherwise, I don't know, I'll try a kick and knock myself on my butt. Not that I haven't almost done that while in my regular spot, but it's my comfort zone.
The last week at work before Christmas break is always a quiet one. Sounds like I'll be the only one of 11 of us still at work for Thursday and Friday. I've got a couple experiments, a paper to proof and some notebook documentation to do, other than that I should have some time to catch up on some blogs. I'm also going to get ready for the GYGO New Years Day triathlon. Mine will actually be completed on January 2nd, since that's when the pool opens again. I'm going longer on the swim, shorter on the bike and the shortest on the run- since that's my idea of a good triathlon. I think I'll go with about 1200 yards swimming, 10 miles biking and 2 miles running. At some point I'll post a season and goals for 2007, I'm working on some stuff.