Insert Humorous Blog Post Title Here (or, “What? It’s Wednesday Already?”)

Yeah, I wasn't really prepared for this, after sustaining a minor but very annoying injury on an otherwise enjoyable hike this past Monday when, in my best Peter Griffin imitation, I slipped and whacked my kneecap on a very hard, irritatingly unyielding rock! Contrary to all the concerned Facebook comments I got when I posted … Continue reading Insert Humorous Blog Post Title Here (or, “What? It’s Wednesday Already?”)


Hiking for Fun and (sometimes) Weight Loss!

First, let's get this out of the "weigh" (get it?): Oh, it's funny, all right! All humor at is guaranteed to make you laugh, or you get a full refund on your admission price! OK, okay*! Here ya go, my Offishul Way-In for the Weak: 195.4 There ya go, down a little from last … Continue reading Hiking for Fun and (sometimes) Weight Loss!

Another nice Chatsworth walk!

Yesterday's walk was on the Not really a "hike," per se. To me, a hike involves hills, gullies, backpacks, and of course, mud galore.  No, yesterday was definitely a gentle, peaceful walk! And it's someplace I've been before -- in fact, I blogged about it this past January: Brown's Creek Bike Path in Chatsworth, California! … Continue reading Another nice Chatsworth walk!

Better late than never! (Unusual Tuesday weigh-in)

Hey everyone, sorry for the one-day delay on the weigh! Had to sing at a liturgy yesterday morning -- usually the weekday liturgies are on Tuesday but for some reason this week was different. And since I'm the only cantor who doesn't have an actual job, It's always down to me! Oh well, afterwards I … Continue reading Better late than never! (Unusual Tuesday weigh-in)

Lazy Friday Five: Recent Hike Photos

Good morning, everyone (yawn)! Don't know about you, but I'm savoring every second of the last remaining, and rapidly waning, days containing that beautiful extra hour we got last fall, before it's yanked from our clutching arms! So as you can imagine, I'm not too keen on spending too much of that precious, precious time … Continue reading Lazy Friday Five: Recent Hike Photos

Rare Saturday post: take a hike!

Hey, everyone, sorry I forgot about the "Friday Five" yesterday! Actually, I didn't forget so much as ... well ... actually, I did forget, sorry! But to make up for it, here's some photos from a hike I took this morning with a group of people from Anytime Fitness in Chatsworth, CA -- enjoy! This … Continue reading Rare Saturday post: take a hike!

When Nature Calls!

So there I was, Wednesday morning, debating which of my two gyms to go to for my workout. 24 Hour Fitness in Simi, with the awesome pool? Or the equally awesome Anytime Fitness Chatsworth, with the super-fun video treadmills? I was at a crossroads (literally! Roscoe and Valley Circle, for you fellow Valley-ites). I had … Continue reading When Nature Calls!

Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in: Post-Hike edition!

Good morning, everyone, and happy Monday! Yes, it's time once again for me to entertain you with the Rhymin' Weekly Weigh-in, wherein all those years of judiciously studying the classic poetic works of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Walt Whitman, and Edgar A. Guest finally pay off! Ready? Here we go! 210 Lookin' good (and if you've never … Continue reading Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in: Post-Hike edition!

Time to get out of the armchair!

I've always been a bookworm. When I was in third grade, my teacher, Mrs. Sleeper, told me, in that exasperated tone of voice that only teachers-on-the-edge know how to muster, that if I was ever in California during an earthquake, I'd probably read right through it. (Which was actually pretty prescient of her, when you … Continue reading Time to get out of the armchair!