Ovid (publius_ovidius) wrote,


Many who meet me express surprise that I've decided to diet. They insist that I'm not overweight. For the most part, I don't look it as my arms and legs seem fine. However, I have a bit of a gut and as that is a key predictor of heart problems later in life, I decided it was time for it to go. I've changed what I'm eating and I've started jogging. At first, I could only jog a couple of blocks -- that was embarrassing and I was mad at myself. Yesterday, I jogged a mile non-stop in nine minutes. I probably could have jogged further as my legs were fine, but my chest was killing me. Rather than risk dropping dead of a heart attack in my attempt to prevent one, I elected to walk home. I'll give it time. I'm getting there.

In other news, sometimes I confess that I am seriously impressed with Donald Rumsfeld. Recently, he lectured the new Iraqi government about the evils of cronyism and told them not to engage in political purges of their enemies that would foster ‘‘lack of confidence or corruption in government." That really does impress me. I mean, seriously, how does Rumsfeld do this with a straight face? Not only does he have the raw courage to proudly flaunt his hypocrisy, he doesn't so much as snicker when he says this. I swear. This man has a future in comedy. Or maybe as a Fox News commentator.
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