10 pounds down 32 pounds to go!

Monday, September 27, 2010

"Did the corporation once touch you in a place that made you uncomfortable?"

So, I've been too busy to really put any time into blogging.  I've been shopping way too much for one, and I got a haircut that requires a lot of straightening, Jolie pup had her annual exam and Knox has an ear ache. There's a lot going on.  Especially with the hair thing.  It's a little short.  I'll post pictures later but yeah it's a little short and a little wide, like a house trailer, when I don't spend 12 hours straightening it.

My job is a little crazy too.  It's only part time but they're training me like I run a nuclear power plant or something and apparently you have to wear nylons while running a nuclear power plant or EVERYONE DIES!  I really hate nylons.  Or panty hose, which is the word they used when they explained the dress code to me...slowing with small words.  I think panty hose must be the worst phrase in the history of ever, let alone the worst product.  I'm doing my best to flout the system with brightly colored and obnoxious tights, and very short skirts to go with them.  Also kickass shoes, because that's how I roll now.

Monday, September 13, 2010

"The company feels that if we ease up because someone dies, it will only encourage other people to die."

My sister recently learned that she is pre-diabetic.  It was something we expected because she had pre-natal diabetes three times and hasn't been any more successful than me in becoming a supermodel since.  Now that it it official and she has a sincere desire to keep her feet she's trying really hard to get to the gym.  So, I want to encourage her the most I can.  I gave her all my tips, for as much as that is worth, and I want to get her a special water bottle.  Why a water bottle? because she doesn't drink enough water and it's kind of important, at least in my book.

I want to make her a customized Sigg bottle that says something like "My sister is awesome" heh heh.  Actually, I'm stuck on what to write on it exactly.  Something motivating, without profanity because Handing Diabetes it's Ass!  while probably awesome she'd probably never use because her kids would read it and say it at school and get detention and then she'd miss her gym hour.  Do you have a great idea?  Let me know in the comments and if I choose to use your totally awesome catchphrase on her bottle, I'll mail you your very own personalized Sigg!  So, WOW me with your suggestions and help us all get motivated to shake our booties!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

"Uh, twice a week after work, I put on a totally realistic bear costume and hang out in the park."

In the same day I saw a beautiful bald eagle soaring above the ocean and a cyclist smoking.  Not just a guy on a bike going to pick up a six pack, a genuine spandex wearing cyclist lighting up in a national park.  Weird, weird, weird.  Well, not so much weird as anachronistic.  Is that the right word?  Spellcheck didn't give me the underline of shame so I guess it's ok.

I'm making an effort to get my blog on.  I haven't been managing my time very well.  Actually, maybe I just don't have enough time.  After work and walking and gardening and cooking we have dinner around 8.  And then we go to bed.  Everything in the garden is ripening at once and we have a lot of harvesting to do.  We have a slew of baby pumpkins and one butternut squash I hope will make it into the fall.  The tomatoes are all green and plump and ready to ripen any day now.  We have been seriously drowning in snap peas and green beans and I've been eating stir fry like it's going out of style and now the zucchini are taking over.

Everyone else has been handing me zucchini for weeks and ours are now at that stage where they're cute and adorable one minute and the incredible zucchini hulk the next.  I have some chocolate zucchini cake recipes that are enticing and the words zucchini and relish keep popping up.  I personally hate zucchini relish but I relish using up the zucchini in a suzy homemaker way so that might be the way I go.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

"Friendship. It's the same as stealing."

So many people checked in yesterday, what did you forget it was a holiday?  The one where you're supposed to celebrate a year of industry by eating charred meat and jello salad?  What were all you people doing online?  Don't you care about the jello salad?  Have you no humanity?

I don't know where that came from.  I think it's a sugar rush.  I had a cinnamon roll for breakfast and I think I might be tripping.  How much sugar do you need to eat before it's lsd.  Is there a rule for that, like switching out applesauce for oil in a weight watchers cake recipe?  Unless it's the runner's high from this morning's run.  I wouldn't say it was my longest run ever you know but I hit an endorfin place at a really good point and it was awesome.  And I'm wearing purple leggings to work today so yay for color.  I guess I'm just in a really good mood this morning.  I didn't lose my doggies on our walk and I'm watching a cute french movie on netflix.

Jolie is curled up on two pillows so Knox has to sleep on the floor.  I wonder if she thinks about how many pillows she'd like to sleep on or if it's an accident of pillow location.  Knox used to move pillows around for the best advantage but he doesn't do it lately and I wonder if Jo has become queen of the pillows and is now in charge of all pillow usage.  These are the things I think about.  I like to imagine their dog hierarchy like a married couple, I imagine they argue over the remote and chicken pot pie.  I've got to get out more.