Random Factoid #348

11 07 2010

I’ve developed a new way of working out that makes it more fun, worthwhile, and quick.

Thankfully, I work out at a gym that had stays very up to date with technology. On most of the card machines, they have an iPod cord that allows you to play a video on the TV in front of the machine that’s stored on your iPod. I hadn’t utilized this capability until recently.

In the past few weeks, I’ve begun bringing up my surprisingly durable iPod from 2006 and watching some of the nearly 30 movies I have on it. So far, I’ve chosen three very different movies to watch: “Knocked Up,” “Crash,” and “Inglourious Basterds.” The latter took three visits to finish; the others took two. It really makes my work out a lot better because it adds an aspect that I enjoy to something I generally don’t really like to do.

So I guess the next step is to put a treadmill in front of my TV at home…

UPDATE: Thanks to my dad for telling me that I had a typo in this post before he told me “good morning” when I woke up today.





Random Factoid #88

24 10 2009

I got my second iPod in October 2006.  At that time, I had two major Hollywood crushes: Reese Witherspoon, fresh off her “Walk the Line” Oscar victory, and Rachel McAdams, who caught my eye in “The Family Stone.”  I was really into the enhanced capabilities of the new iPod, especially the ability to upload photos.  Naturally, I saw it necessary to do a Google Images search of the two actresses, download the pictures in which they looked the best (and also the ones without their significant others so I could still dream), and put them on to my iPod for some good natured fawning later.