I like to sit on my ass a lot. I haven’t been the gym in over three weeks. I’m getting fatter and lazier by the day. Sometimes you just need a little kick in the ass. Yesterday was that kick in the ass.
As I mentioned on a previous blog, co-host Eric Rothman and I are in the process of finding an apartment. Well process complete, not only did we find one, but yesterday from the hours of-all-fucking-day to all-fucking-night we moved every last piece of furniture. We did it all by ourselves too.
Some would ask “Hey Jeff, wouldn’t it have been easier to just hire movers rather than rent a truck and do it yourself” to those people I’d say “Call me Mr. Kahn, I’m a man motherfucker”. I won’t lie, Eric and I talked about hiring people but in the end we were either too cheap or too lazy or too prideful to hire someone to move our stuff (probably not the third option).
Yes moving yesterday sucked but there’s something about doing things like that that make you happy. How many people take a shower at the end of the day out of habit rather than necessity? I earned that shower. I was one smelly bastard. When you work all day and you can prove it by the sweat on your face and the stains on your clothes, you get such a great sense of accomplishment.
This wasn’t a life-changing event or anything but it’s nice to remind yourself what you’re capable of. When I woke up yesterday nothing was packed, the apartment looked like it had on any other day. There was literally zero preparation for such an ambitious project; the fact that we did it is pretty remarkable.
Today I woke up to find that every single part of my body is screaming in pain. It’s that good pain that will stick with me for a week and remind me that I can actually do physical activities sometimes. It’s also the same pain that I’ll use as an excuse of why I won’t be going to the gym this week either.
I guess the moral here is sometimes even when there’s an easy way out, doing it the hard way can be much more rewarding. That being said, next time I’m hiring movers.