Tuesday, September 19, 2006

My superhero name

If I was a superhero, I would be.......MapGirl! Ta-daah!! Yes, yes, I would be a slightly nerdy superhero, but what can you expect from someone who spent 12 years as a Girl Guide? You see, I have this completely uncanny sense of direction (I always seem to know which way is north), AND I can just glance at a map and immediately figure out where I am in relation to, well....everything else.

I'm frequently told (by men) that map reading is something women are crap at. Pah! When Bike Boy and I go anywhere, I have learnt to never let him navigate. Any such attempts always end with a "shortcut" gone wrong, and then me grabbing the Melway and saying "oh, just give it to me, I'm MapGirl, remember?"

So, if I was a superhero, I could rescue lost tourists...or bushwalkers...or um...something. Anyway, I'd have a great costume, in earthy greens with a sky-blue cape (I see it billowing in the wind as I stand with my hands on my hips on a mountain top somewhere...) and a really cool rotating holographic image of Planet Earth on the front.....Oh, and of course it would be machine-washable.

OK, enough silliness. What got me onto this subject was Bike Boy calling me over to his computer last night, with the words "Hey, MapGirl, check this out, you'll love it!". And he was right. He'd discovered Google Earth, which is just TOO cool for words. He'd even pinpointed our house - he typed in our address and zoomed in on the sattelite image and voila! There's an aerial view of our house - I could see the roof, the driveway, the peppermint gum down by the shed, the almond tree.....WOW. Guess which site I'm going to be spending a lot of time on?

Gotta go, MapGirl has a mission to complete!

3 comments:

Supernanny Sandra's Blog said...

Hello!
So could you leave me any motivational things or ideas on how to get to where you are?
U look great!
Sandra xx

Debstar said...

Super MapGirl now. It just goes to show that you really are exceptional. I reckon I could read maps better if they showed shopping centres, maccas pubs and other easily recognisable buildings.

Kek said...

Sandra, anyone can do what I've done...all you need is a little knowledge, and then to make a commitment and stick to it.

You need to:
- do a reasonable amount of cardio (but not overdo it)
- lift some nice heavy weights about 3 times a week
- eat a clean diet made up of 5 or 6 small meals a day, plenty of protein and vegies and some good carbs and fats
- drink 2-3 litres of water each day
- get plenty of sleep!

That's the basics. Have a look around www.bodyforlife.com for some ideas and inspiration. Or email me for more info - you can contact me via my FitBodies website.

Deb, you really need to check out Google Earth. I'm sure you'll see the Golden Arches and some VB (or is it XXXX?) signs if you look hard. :p

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