These underpants are making me awesome!

My running life has surged over the past few months. Tina and I run about 3 to 4 times a week. I went from about 3.5 miles per exercise day to about 4 to 6 miles.

My routine is running to the gym, working out (swimming or weights) then running home. Lately I take a longer route to and from.

You may not know this, but with more running, there’s a chance your butt is going to chaff like your thighs are sandpaper and your perineum is a sensitive nerve factory.

I grew up athletic. I played soccer and basketball in school. And, despite the warnings to wear scrotum hugging active wear, I have rarely succumbed to the advice.

In high school, if I wore tighty whiteys to work out, I would get a stomach ache that felt like I was kicked in the pants a hundred times over. I played soccer in boxers.

Lately, I haven’t had that problem. I will run in a bathing suit with underwear built in, and no pain issues. Since I swim, I would wear the shorts two or more times before washing (gross, huh?).

With more running comes more stinky, sweaty clothes. So Tina and I walked over to Target, and I bought a pair of Champion underwear like the ones above. I thought surely, these things aren’t going to work for me. I thought surely I’m going to hate them.

But you know what?

You can’t get my ass out of them. I want to wear them ALL THE TIME!!!

Seriously, they make my genitals feel warm and cozy.

I mean, I’m this close to taking Anthony Weiner style photos and sexting all of you!

When I run in them, there’s no chance of chaffing … none, nada, zilch.

Remember when you were little, and you got a new pair of shoes, and suddenly you thought you were faster and could run forever?

That’s what these underpants do for me.

When I pull them up, and head out the door, I’m faster.

I can run longer.

I am awesomer!

I put on Runkeeper, blast a little Metallica or Foo Fighters, and I’m zooming down the road. Hell, I even run to Mute Math. I hear they’re a Christian band … and yet I’ve not turned away from non-belief yet. How about that?

When I’m running in my new underpants, people may not know that I’m awesome, but that’s the look I try to have on my face.

“I am awesome in these underpants. Watch me run!”

From now on, these are my underpants of choice … and I recommend them to you and yours … so you can be awesome, too.




Maddow Read My Mind (via SomeMusician)

I wanted to reblog this post, because I enjoyed Maddow’s response. And I am enjoying some of what I’m reading over at SomeMusician.

So I’m killing two birds. Go check out this blog. And go listen to Maddow’s response to Weinergate.

I commented over there too. So just keep the conversation going!

I was debating on whether to post my thoughts on the Weiner scandal. Let me first say that I am an avid supporter of Rep. Weiner. He was the Progressive movement's loudest voice and I loved watching clips of him chastising members of the House. Well, as it turns out, I don't need to write something, because Maddow, rather succinctly, articulates my thoughts on the matter. There is one thing, however, that I disagree with. This will not impact our … Read More

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Was that a pig that just flew past your window?

Out of almost 3,500 career Café Witteveen posts, let it be known that I have NEVER posted from Perez Hilton, the queen of Internet gossip.

Tina sent me a post that I had to reblog here.

I couldn’t agree more that the multi-faced Christian douchebaggery on this one is hands-down typical of the “Christian stereotype”. Way to go Young Women’s Christian Organization. You have successfully perpetuated a stereotype!

Keep up the great work.



How interesting. Hmm. It’s funny how some people in the Christian community believe that homosexuality is a sin, but they’re more than willing to forgive infidelity. We seem to remember that’s against some set of 10 rules or something. Can’t really remember…

Anyway, point is Traci Nobles, the Christian cheerleading coach who carried on a sexual email exchange with Rep. Anthony Weiner, is keeping her job at The Young Women’s Christian Organization. She’ll actually be teaching a class at the center’s summer program and when contacted about her employment, a rep from the YWCO would only say:

“Traci does still work for us, but as a matter of professional courtesy we do not discuss personnel issues.”

Fair enough. Still, we can’t help but wonder how much longer she’ll stay employed there. We imagine that there will be more than few complaints from parents who don’t want their daughters learning cartwheels from a mistress, even if she was just an “online” mistress!

What do U think? Should this woman get canned for her indiscretions or should she be left alone?

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