07 December 2010

Yup...

...bout sums it up!

28 November 2010

The Wagon of Healthy

I fell off of it!!! Bah. Going to start up again tomorrow... exercise, good foods, etc. :P

15 November 2010

Get Healthy (Again) – Day 15

Hrmph!

Last week sucked. Didn't work out, but I didn't eat any junk food, either... kinda carb overload, though...

But I made chili yesterday and ate well today, and exercised tonight. Feeling unmotivated and gross... blah.

14 November 2010

Choppy McAwesome!

Every once in awhile, I buy as-seen-on-tv things... sometimes they're great! Sometimes they're pointless.
But the below object is one of those GREAT things!









Ta-da!!! Perfectly chopped peppers... :)

11 November 2010

The Universe...

...is really kind to me sometimes. :)

Been awake since 6am, on my day off, wallowing in self-pity, contemplating my life path, blah blah... trying to read a book because I can't seem to pull myself out of bed, when I get a phone call from a strange number — it's the Center for Reproductive Medicine, and a couple has chosen me for their egg donor! :D It literally put a smile on my face and kicked me out of bed. :)

Nothing is official yet, because we have to see if they can wait until I'm back from my Cancun vacation this January, but if they are okay with waiting, I'll pretty much start the day I get back.

Woots!

08 November 2010

Get Healthy (Again) – Day 8

Well, things are pretty good... the first few days were rough, but I kept up my exercise. The fourth day I was too exhausted to do anything but yoga (and I barely managed that!).

Eating is the hardest part... I bought Eddy's no-added-sugar popsicles, 25 calories each, which help the post-dinner palate-cleanser craving. And last Friday was the first Friday in a LONG time that I haven't allowed myself an after-dinner treat... was pretty tough. But Saturday I cooked taco's — my favorite that I haven't made in a long time! Then I had a mini Skinny Cow ice cream treat, which compared to Ben & Jerry's, was blah, but at least it was something.

Last night I had a brownie for my sister's birthday dinner. I didn't even really taste it, or the Chinese dinner; I just shoveled... :| I read somewhere that your body craves the amount of sugar you regularly have, so if you eat a ton of junk the day(s) before, your body will crave sugar (junk food, in my case) to level it out, which is what makes starting a diet so difficult. Oh, and I totally forgot how much I LOVE fruit!!! Yummm!!!

So onward I go! I don't see any differences yet, but I feel a bit better... slightly more energy and I feel like the cravings are dwindling. Mentally it has been a ride! I'm confident one hour, then the next I think, 'fuck it, why bother'? Bah!


Workout—

elliptical: 40 minutes, 325 calories, 2.5 miles [not a drastic difference than last week, but I pushed harder this time, earlier]

muscle building:
- RED Fitness
- 4M* Push-Ups (9 first rep [didn't do them fully correct last week... and I haven't been doing this as often as I should!])
- Calve-Ups (25 first rep [not so keen on doing these anymore, as they perk up your butt, and I really don't need any more of that :P And my calves aren't the issue...])

01 November 2010

Get Healthy (Again) - Day 1

I never log this shit, but maybe I should... might keep me on track.

Girly-girl and I are going to Playa Mujeres in January! 10.5 weeks, to be exact. So I think I'll do a weekly update to see my progress... and there WILL be progress!!! Arrarrraggg!

So aside from exercise, I'm also not eating any junk-food... meaning cookies, cake, etc. Seriously! Of course I'll indulge a bit on the two holiday's I have to survive, food-wise, but no taking junk home and eating it the next day.

Workout—
elliptical: 40 minutes, 315 calories, 2.5 miles
muscle building: RED Fitness; 4M* Push-Ups (13 first rep); Calve-Ups (25 first rep)


*4M Push-Ups = this new push-up style my Chiro taught me, that works 4 muscle groups at once!!! Tri's, Bi's, Abs, and Pecs... I'm feelin' it already. :|

29 October 2010

Sunrise

It's great facing East sometimes. :)

23 October 2010

Sunset

Super-cool window reflection during most of the sunsets this summer! I love facing East. :)



Makes the building look like it's on fire!!!

The Itchies

So apparently I'm allergic to something... :|





Woke up last night around 4am with, what I thought was, terribly dry skin. I set up my humidifier and fell back asleep an uncomfortable hour later.

I noticed a few red spots on my thigh before bed last night, but when I woke, my legs were covered in these strange red bumps! The rest of my body was sprinkled with them, but not nearly has nasty as my legs had gotten. So I researched a bit online and hoped they weren't bed bugs, as I'm really not in the mood to buy all new sheets, or an entirely new bed...

So I got dressed and went to my nearby Target Clinic (since I had to shop anyway). The doctor basically looked at me two seconds and said 'go to an Urgent Care!' Ugh... so I shop, drop off my things at home, then drive down to the newly-built HCMC facility on 28th and Nicollet. I pull into the lot and before I barely get out of my car, a nurse comes out and says everyone has gone home — for you see, they close at noon, and it's 12:07 according to my phone. Arg... should have gone there first!!! Target Clinic FAIL. :P

I hop back in my car (with the top down, at least, enjoying the beautiful weather!) and drive past my house, contemplating whether or not I want to just eff the whole thing and use the 'wait and see' approach that everyone in this country is so accustomed to. ;) But alas, The Itchies won, and I navigate downtown's cluster-pile of one-way streets, to finally find a parking lot for the main HCMC facility.

After paying my $1 parking fee, I find the information desk near the ER department. He instructs me to go to Triage in order to use their version of Urgent Care. The triage nurse takes my information and I sit down in their horrible chairs in the waiting area (while memories of my visit last summer to this place, via a 2am panic attack, flood through my head). Luckily, I didn't have to wait long for the nurse to call me back, take some vitals, then send me to the Admit desks. There I talk to another woman about my insurance, and she instructs me to go to the door with a big 'E' on it (can't remember what it stands for... something equivalent to Urgent Care).

I go through the door to a much more comfortable waiting area, with only one other person around, and have a seat. A few minutes later I'm called back by another nurse, and she takes my history. I change into one of those elegant 'about to get poked and prodded' gowns, and the nurse practitioner comes in. She takes one look at my leg and says 'oh, hang on... I need to go get the doctor'. Oh, great! Awesome... I'll wait here. :S

The doctor enters and all three of us discuss The Itchies and she decides that it's either some form of psoriasis (unlikely) or an allergic reaction to something (hence my red, swollen ears). In a blink, she calls in two prescriptions for me, and I leave.

So, yet again, it's back to the downtown Target, not 2 hours later, to pick up my prescriptions. I barely make it in before the pharmacy team was going on their break, and I pick up my super-cheap Prednisone and Hydrocortisone. Because the latter has a side effect of drowsiness, I've been watching shitty movies, half conscious, for 4 hours on this gorgeous Saturday... /big sigh. I'd rather stand a few Itchies than waste another weekend day lying on the couch!!!

But, I'm happy to report that 6 hours since taking the steroid, The Itchies have disappeared by 80%! My ear swelling is also minimal and the cortisone is wearing off, so I'm finally able to sit up without fatigue. What a day... :|

Now to track down what caused the reaction... it was either something in my dinner last night or that Up&Up community lotion in the bathroom I used yesterday afternoon for the first time ever... I think... psh.

08 October 2010

Good times...

Classics! Watched all but a couple of these shows...



[thanks for the image find, benito!]

27 September 2010

HP7

The last book is dark... full of torture, blood and violence. I'm curious how much they're going to change or edit out... even more so that I read recently about a Death Eater torture scene that was cut, because it 'was like watching Saw'. :|

Though I trust Yates to make these last two films as amazing as he possibly can, I hope he doesn't censor too much of JK's vision, just for a PG rating... because the last two books are not PG.

For example, in the book, the statue behind these ministry officials (and nasty Umbridge!) is supposed to be a throne, upheld by Muggles, (men, women and children) — who are completely naked. I see they're fully clothed and mostly men here...



For your viewing pleasure:
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/harrypotterandthedeathlyhallows/

17 September 2010

Droid

Gots me a new cell phone!!! :D



It's like going from a tricycle to a sports car... eehehehe!

04 September 2010

Sons of Anarchy

Just saw this in the finale of S2! I don't think I've ever seen Up&Up (Target-brand) in a TV show before... got quite a kick out of it. :D

:P*

I need to post more shit on here! Yeah? Whuh!

03 August 2010

29 July 2010

Coincidence

So this past weekend, I watched an ep from ER S13, which had Leland Orser starring (Dr. Dubenko). Once I was done with that, I jumped into X-Files S2 where I had left off ('bout half way), and to my amusement, Leland Orser was in that episode as well! Though he was about 10 years younger and not a famous actor yet...

So odd coincidence there, except it has been happening to me A LOT lately! Kinda creepin' me out... :P Or maybe a lot of actors are just so recycled in their careers, that mathematically, it's bound to happen every other weekend. Sneat.

23 July 2010

Legal



He's got a point...

WASD

Damn straight!



I will admit that when I started playing WoW, I was completely perplexed about using the WASD keys to move around — especially since I was so used to using the (logical) arrow keys in Tomb Raider, and the mouse in Diablo... but one gets used to WASD very quickly when properly motivated. ;)

14 July 2010

Really?

C'mon, really? We're still talking about this? YOU LOST. GET OVER IT! Gawd.

13 July 2010

I love this game!

And all of its little nuggets of joy... four years later and I'm still finding them! :D

01 July 2010

22 June 2010

Conundrum

I don't want to exercise because I'm tired, but I'm tired because I don't exercise. Pbbbtthhhh! :P*

21 June 2010

Neighbors From Hell...

...sucks!!!

The pilot had a few moments... today's ep, not so much. Perhaps it'll get better with time, like Family Guy did... not holding my breath. :P

12 June 2010

Hmm...

Can't handle this world sometimes... makes me sick. It's exhausting and I don't feel like I'm making any sort of difference. Not like my predecessors before me, anyway... who went through hell and back just so I could exist in this century with a few more conveniences that most people take for granted.

I probably wasn't meant for this time period... I feel like I should have been on this earth long ago or in the near future. Perhaps then I could contribute something more to humanity than peddling cheap merch and playing high school.

01 June 2010

It comes in pints?

Yup... just downed a pint of B&J's Cookie Dough ice cream... /big sigh! Seemed like a great idea at the time... great way to start the week. :S

24 May 2010

Lost

Is over. The finale was good... not as epic as a lot of the episodes prior, but sufficient. But it's all about the ride, as JJ would say! And ohhhh what a delicious ride it has been.

Special thanks to my buddy Heather for 'making' me watch the show! :)

And here's a creepy fortune cookie #'s I got that evening: 5 9 15 17 29 42

08 May 2010

06 May 2010

Noms!



Good news... third Riddick script is in development! Eeeee!

22 April 2010

WoW Chart

Eee!



Thanks for the link, Benito.

20 April 2010

Epic Fail WIN!

/drool!



http://www.cafepress.com/shirthappens.430431481

18 April 2010

Lost Hatch in WoW

Epic is too pale a word to describe the awesomeness!!! :D





Kudos, Blizzard... kudos.

Get Back In Shape This Summer...

... part two!

Last year didn't go so well with the jogging... shin splints, sore knees, etc. But this year, I've researched and started an 8-week 'running for beginners' trial. It already feels slow... my heart can handle jogging, but my legs, not so much.

So basically week 1 is a power-walk warm up: walk for 6 minutes, jog for 1, x3. Per week, 3x...
Week 2 is an increase — walk for 5, jog for 2, x3...

I started today! Walked around the neighborhood... forgot my sunglasses, but other than that, I felt fine physically. And I'm sure my winter elliptical workouts helped.

On the off days I plan to do light muscle building. My doctor recommended I build my shin muscle to avoid the tendons pulling away from the bone, causing the splints... ewws.

So yeah... hooray for being physically fit!

08 April 2010

Wow...

So many fails! I was searching for ant poison...

26 March 2010

06 March 2010

Never settle...

...for anything less than what you truly deserve.

28 February 2010

Eeee!!!

The best fucking chocolate/candy/heaven EVER made! Seriously. And they always start selling around my birthday. :)

21 February 2010

You Decide!

Black car FAIL or silver car parallel parking WIN?

14 February 2010

Ninja Win!

Epic doesn't even begin to describe it...

09 February 2010

Nitrous Oxide

Is the most amazing stuff ever! Needed it for gum surgery I had yesterday... couldn't stop shaking/crying from my lovely first wisdom teeth extraction experience – done by a regular dentist who lied to me to not go to a surgeon!

So yeah, the pocket-filling bone-graft went well... stitches and all... at least I got some vicodin out of the deal. :)

31 January 2010

Save It

Just heard a great line from Six Feet Under!

"Well you know, love isn't something you feel, it's something you do. And if the person you're with doesn't want it, you know, do yourself a favor and save it for someone who does."

30 January 2010

NPC's

I love this!!!



Hope I can go to BlizzCon someday... /dreamy sigh
Better start working on my costume, huh!

27 January 2010

Good To Know!



Oh, okay then...
(via failblog.org)

23 January 2010

Clarity

I've been meaning to write about this for weeks — it was awhile back one day, at work, when all of a sudden, I felt this overwhelming moment of clarity... life was just so clear and open... that's the only way I know how to describe it. It only lasted a few seconds, much like deja vu, but I had never experienced anything like it before. It wasn't even a particularly good or bad day, or moment in time... it was just... there. And in that instant, I felt compelled to tell a select few people how much I care about them, and to express how happy I was.

But the moment passed... and everything became hazy again.

20 January 2010

13 January 2010

Saturn's Return...

...is kicking my ass!!! >:|
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_return

So, that being said, here's a list of things I wanted to do last year, but never did:
• play tennis
• get back in shape
• cook new recipes
• take a dance class

I did try a Modern dance class... once. It wasn't for me... although I heard the teacher we had isn't that great overall... oops.

Here are things I did do:
• biked a ton!
• bought an elliptical machine (in place of the treadmill)
• jogged a little bit (until I got shin splints and knee pain)
• hired a personal chef for two weeks a month
• played WoW

So the goal for Spring is to use the elliptical and do yoga until the weather is nice, then SLOWLY introduce my body to jogging, while continuing to do yoga most nights. Oh, and also play WoW!