Monday, November 29, 2010

Life Long Learning in Action

Whew...things I learned today:

1. Yoga can cause near death experiences. Don't, for one second, picture a zen experience. It was exactly the opposite.

2. Some people consider themselves to be Professional Bloggers. Did I miss orientation? Because, I can assure you, I would have chosen THAT major.

3. Some EVOO tastes like straight vodka. I know this because I cooked with it not too long ago and caused my husband to think he hated brussels sprouts more than he actually does.

4. Some bell peppers are purple. I know because I ended up with some on my receipt despite the fact that the Randal's checker claimed that "that code doesn't even exist." No, I wasn't at the self check out.

5. I'm allergic to mussels.

6. One way to enjoy "winter" in Houston is to steal your in-laws crackling fire DVD, which also plays Christmas music, and play it on a continuous loop while drinking homemade hot coco with the air conditioner cranked way down.

7. It's possible to read for 3 hours in a row, hence the second revelation of the day.

8. Withdrawals, after experiencing an eating holiday, most definitely occur. My pseudo fried rice just doesn't measure up to green bean casserole or twice baked streusel sweet potatoes (the story of which are a post in itself...)

9. Hershey's hot coco recipe tastes excellent. I'm probably going to gain ten pounds creating the atmosphere as described in the sixth thing I learned today.

Hot chocolate is calling!

Later, lovelies!

PS-I'm planning on doing a thankful type post, but I'm not done reflecting yet...hahaha. Happy late Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Countdown to Pumpkin Pie Begins

Me? Oh I'm just enjoying a nice cozy afternoon with the husband in our cozy, Falled-out apartment. Some days doing laundry and staying in seems nice. Especially as compared to going out into the dangerously wild unknown, also called HEB on the Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving (where you may or may not back into someone who's also backing out in the parking lot, but not do very much damage to your car...). As long as I stay indoors with the AC I can pretend its crisp and cool outside. Maybe I'll crank it down a bit and get a little crazy and drink some hot coco.

I'm ridiculously excited about Thanksgiving and the baking it will involve. Tasks for the remainder of the day also include Christmas lists so shopping can commence, on Friday, of course. Nothing like proving that I've got a screw loose and heading out into the frenzy of the Friday after Thanksgiving shopping bonanza.

Christmas decor was due to come out today, but I'm going to wait a bit longer, suck it up and put it all out when we get back from the Thanksgiving Tour 2010.


'til next time.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Stranger's Comfort

This is what I wrote Tuesday morning and saved rather than published:

"I don't want to live in the now, so I'm bathing in the past."

I found these words on a blog (while I was supposed to be working) my job that sounds legit, but what job really is? It's all titles and society's impression of things. All of it really means nothing. What means something are relationships. Not accomplishments or titles. But relationships can also become achievements....What it comes down to is the heart.

Anyway. This quote describes exactly how I feel right this very moment. How comforting to find someone that feels the exact same way as I do.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


"For the uninitiated, here’s how Twitter works – I have no f***ing idea. I have no idea how it works – or why it is." Jon Stewart

So.....yeah.  I agree with this quote so I decided to set up a twitter account.  So far I have one follower, which I'm pretty sure is an ad scam thing.  I have three tweets?  So.....I'm not sure if me and twitter will get along.  I feel a little like a high school kid using it.  But I'm not really opposed to acting or feeling like an immature, emotionally crazed young person in any other facet of  my lets do this thing!

My mom on twitter:  It's a thing called twitter, and you post tweets.  Is it for birds?

Me on Twitter:  It's probably just another way for Big Brother to spy on us all.

My boss on Twitter:  Are you on that Tweeter thing?

Three cheers for birds, Gale Beggy-esque encounters with the internet and awkward experiments with social networking. 

My life has meaning.

Ciao!  Until next time!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Confessions of a Running Addict

Yesterday I finished Half Marathon numero dos! I was having visions of distress and failure prior to the race, mainly because I wasn't as diligent in my workouts as I was for the first one, but everything turned out ok! It was a really fun weekend spent with my fam and old friends!! I'm already planning for the Half in OKC next spring. It might be safe to say that I'm addicted.

Some motivations during the race included, but were not limited to:

1. Beating the girl who was running like Peoebe Buffay who kept passing me.

2. Getting away from Mr. Shorty-Shorts whose right cheek was eye-level and right in front of me 80% of the first 3 miles.

3. Making it to the next water station so I could eat my energy jelly beans, which taste like candy.

4. Getting to the finish line so I could eat some free food at the end!

I will confess that as I ran I picked out people who looked weak that I felt that I had to pass. I don't know what this says about me.......but I'm pretty sure that most of the people I got in front of at the beginning of the race passed me back around mile 11. Including shorty-shorts.

Mile 11 is the bad place where you start evaluating the meaning of your life. Its the place that you ask random fellow runners to push on your back. Mile 11 is the place where shins fall off. Mile 11 are the words that cause me to shudder and have nightmares. I'm so glad that I made it through mile 11.

Now I just need to concentrate on suffering through sore muscles. It's totally worth it. Why? Because I'm an addict!!

Until next time!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Love!

I am waiting in anticipation for my beloved husband to return home from a business trip. What could be more perfect?! Dinner out, in the cool, crisp air. Time can't move fast enough!

So excited!! That's all I know in this moment.

Until next time!