January 10, 2007
___ is the new ___
Bloop is the new bleep. Who the hell ever came up with that? Who thought it would make ordinary joes sound like pop-culture insiders? Ugh. The only instance I can forgive is a line from a song by this guy Ben Lee that goes "awake is the new sleep." I like that, partly because I like the sentiment and partly because it seems to take a gentle dig at the obnoxious little turn of phrase itself.
Monday: 6.2 miles in the morning, 5 after school, very recovery
Tuesday: 12 miles, the last 9 of which were supposed to be at 7:04 pace, only got 7:11 pace instead
this morning: 10 daydreamy recovery miles, 8:35 pace, only got going that fast because the cold front finally came through, yyyeeeaaaaagghghhhh!!!!!
Posted by joe positive at January 10, 2007 7:08 AM
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Oprah said that fifty is the new forty.
Posted by: duncan at January 10, 2007 11:40 AM
>> Oprah said that fifty is the new forty.
Posted by: joe positive at January 10, 2007 11:51 AM
I do, however, like Diana Vreeland's observation, half a century ago, that "pink is the navy blue of India."
Posted by: pendejo at January 12, 2007 10:55 PM
Funny you should write this. I've considered (and may still finish) writing a blog entry titled "6:15 is the new 6:45," referring to pace per mile on a certain type of training run this year vs. last year. Hey, it sounds less ridiculous than those examples from the fashion world.... (e.g., "Green is the new red!")
Posted by: crowther at January 13, 2007 10:08 AM