10/30/04

You know what I hate? When I email a post and it never shows up. And when it was funny. Course, I don’t remember what I said, so I could be over-estimating the quality of the post. But still. So it may show up at some point, and it will be all out of order. Blah.

Anyway. Last night I went to dinner and bowling with Regan, Mandy, and Melissa from Barnes & Noble. Even though I haven’t worked there in a year and a half, I’m glad I have managed to stay friends with them. They are really fun girls. My arm was sore this morning from the bowling, though. (I suck, in case you were wondering. But so did they, so even though I lost the first game with a whopping score of 54, I won the second one with a score of like 76 or something. Thank goodness they were drinking more than me, or else I never would’ve won.)

Today I’ve been working in the yard. It is 87 degrees outside. Hellish. But I dug up some stuff, which is always fun, in preparation for the trees I’m going to plant. I got ten trees for ten dollars from the Arbor Day Foundation, so as soon as they come in, they’ll be ready to go in the ground. Exciting!

Found it! (this is from friday)

I posted something via e-mail yesterday, but it never showed up. Never mind, I doubt it was very interesting. Not that I have something interesting to say today, or anything. Hmm. Tonight I’m going bowling. That’s interesting! I haven’t been bowling in many years, even though I keep thinking I want to go. So that’ll be fun. I’m going with the Barnes & Noble girls. I haven’t seen them since George and I had to run out of Mandy’s wedding with his tongue swelling up. Pleasant. I hope she didn’t see that.

And we have Monday off. Yay! Working for the Catholics rule! Lucky George has Monday and Tuesday off, for election day. I wish. Anyway, on Monday, if the weather is nice (I already know it probably won’t be cool) we’re going to take the streetcar to City Park (stopping en route to get ice cream at Angelo Brocato’s) and wander around the new sculpture garden, go to the New Orleans Museum of Art, and then walk to Whole Foods and get the fixings for a picnic. At least that’s the plan. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? I hope we really do all that.

Last night I worked on my costume. Made a tutu out of many layers of black tulle. Excitingly, I figured out how to make my mom’s sewing machine work. Well, it’s mine now. Anyway, now I can sew things! Not that I will, mind you, but I could if I wanted! Like my knitting, I will probably only sew square things. Like pillows and stuff like that. No clothes or anything. I am just not that ambitious. But maybe I could try something easy, like a straight skirt or something. Except I don’t like straight skirts. Hmm.

Saturday night, George and I are going to a party of someone I used to work with. Thank goodness I have somewhere to wear my costume! I was getting worried.

Boorrrring

Have to go to some religious thing for work soon. Am not v.
pleased about it, but we do get free lunch. I’m just worried
about the free doughnuts. Must…stay…away.

Because of various biological factors (ha ha!) this morning I
weighed about 2 lbs less than yesterday. I know it doesn’t mean
anything, really, but it was good to see.

Now I have to go, to talk about God. (Nothing against God, of
course, I just don’t like to talk about it.)

10/28/04

Yes, yes, yes. I changed my blog template. But it’s so preeetttyyy! Now I’m trying to get the comments all fixed up. I know, also, I should be ashamed, as a web designer (though not a very accomplished one) to use a Blogger template that millions of other bloggers also use. So sue me. I’ll change it later. Maybe.

10/27/04

Okay, so I gained .2 this week. I want to say I’m not really concerned. I should be, probably, but I’m not. I know why I gained .2 and didn’t lose this week.

It started with two Krispy Kremes on Saturday morning and swiftly went downhill from there. Granted, the doughnuts were after a brutally hot 5K race that I ran nearly all of. (Can’t end sentence in preposition. Must figure that one out.) But ten points for two delicious rounds of fried, sweet love don’t offset the mere five activity points I earned for the race. So then it was the waffle cone of ice cream at Six Flags. And then later the half of a large pizza at dinner. I wasn’t that hungry. It’s just that it was sitting in front of me and it was so good. (Did I mention the five beers? At least they were light beers. Don’t laugh.)

Anyway, that was just Saturday. Sunday was Mexican food, Monday was leftovers. And so on and so forth.

But today is a fresh start. This week may be difficult, with dinners out and Halloween on Sunday. But I’m going bowling on Friday night. How many activity points is that? Ha ha.

Will be good this week. I swear.

10/26/04

I have yet more wedding pictures to post, but I’m being lazy. As if anyone (including, possibly, my sister) wants to see yet more pictures of the nuptials of Jenny and Rob. But post I will.

Had a fun weekend. Fun! Saturday morning Polly and I ran in a 5K. It was a teeny tiny 5K, maybe 30 people total. We didn’t even get numbers, it was so teeny. But the upside to teeny races is you get a better chance of finishing with a good-sounding place. (Or you could easily finish last.) Fortunately, I didn’t finish last, but I was the 5th female! That is terribly exciting to someone who is usually the 286th female. Okay, so this time there were maybe 10 or 15 females, but still! It was exciting! I didn’t get a medal or anything because they only gave out one award in each age group and a 27 year old girl (who, Polly and I couldn’t help but notice was wearing a THONG under her MESH RUNNING SHORTS) finished ahead of me. Ah well. I even beat Polly! Miracles do happen. She probably let me, but I don’t care!

So the race ends (and I finish in a miserable time of 37:12 – hey, we’re still having a heat wave, in fact the warmest October on record) and then they have door prizes. And this race had lots of door prizes, and since there were only about 30 participants, Polly and I each got prizes! Yay! I won a $20 gift certificate to an Italian restaurant and Polly won two sets of Halloween potholders and dishtowels. She very generously gave me one set of them. Tee hee. Okay, I came out ahead twice in this race. Sorry, Polly.

Anyway, so later, George and I and Polly and Colin went to Six Flags to use the free tickets Polly and I got at a race we did back in April. It was fun. I ate a massive waffle cone of ice cream. I didn’t ride too many rides because I am a wuss but I didn’t care. The log ride really was fun! And we got really wet! And then we rode another ride and got nauseous! And I didn’t realize George really doesn’t like rides that go upside down, until we were strapped into a ride, whirling around and I wondered aloud when we were going to go upside down. Well, the panic in his voice made me laugh, I’m sorry. So I’m an insensitive girlfriend, but it really was funny. Anyway, we only flipped around once or twice.

Saturday night was pub time and I ate HALF of a pizza. God, I love pizza. Pizza is why I will never get to my goal weight. Sigh. It’s worth it, though. Pizza or being thin? Pizza. I would rather have pizza and be fat. (I know, I know, it doesn’t have to be one or the other.)

Sunday was relaxing. Was going to work in the yard, but it is TOO DAMN HOT and I was worn out from Saturday. Then we went and ate Mexican food (hello, lots more points!) and watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. What a great movie. That reminds me, I have to return it tonight. Damn. I hate Blockbuster.

October 22, 2004

Wish I had really interesting things to say, but I really don’t. I went to Curves on Wednesday for my monthly weigh and measure and I gained weight and inches. Not that I really care – it was like half a pound and a quarter of an inch here and there. Considering I had to get weighed and measured two days after my eating orgy ended, not to mention when I’m all PMS-y and bloated, I’m not at all upset about it. (Isn’t “bloated” the most disgusting word?)

See, I told you I had nothing to talk about. Oh wait, I remembered a cool thing. I recently reconnected with an old friend from summer geek camp. (We spent a few weeks living in a dorm on the LSU campus and going to classes. No bonfires or roughing it for us, thank you. Just geek things.) I was browsing through a local alternative newspaper and I came across her name in a gallery listing. Turns out she’s a poet and a writer. And she’s still as funny as she was when we were teenagers. Very exciting. You can check out her stuff at her website.

Yesterday I worked on the yard. I decided to get rid of two bushes in the front yard. They are very scraggly and ugly. Now I just have some ragged bush stumps. Very attractive. Must get out shovel this weekend. If only it would cool down! We have been having record high temps this week. Bleech! Tomorrow morning I have a race and I was really hoping for cool temps. Hmmph.

October 20, 2004

Okay, okay, no need to panic. Yes, I’m up 2.6 this week, but this is not a terrible thing. Had it been the five or six pounds that I was expecting, then I would have been slightly upset, but this is all to be expected, and a mere two-point-six pounds is nothin’. I will lose it all next week! (Famous last words, and all that.)

So I got some new pants at Old Navy yesterday, and they are a size sixteen. That may seem massive to my skinny friends, but I have these hips that will not shrink. Well, actually, they have a bit because sixteens in trousers are a landmark. (Fourteens in skirts are fine, because I can hike them up to my ribcage. Ha ha!) Anyway, these pants will be lovely one day soon but right now they’re a bit snug and the pockets gap out just a tad so I am having to wear a longer shirt than normal which doesn’t make me feel very nice-looking. But they are very long pants, which I love. It reminds me very much of what I read in Mo’s journal the other day. (Fourth paragraph down. I don’t necessarily find sandwiches as frightening as Mo.)

So now today (I start too many sentences with “so”, huh?) I am back to counting points.

By the way, dance class last night went really well, I think. I finally felt like I was getting most things. Now I just need to get some tutoring on stinking time steps or whatever they’re called. Tap is hard!!!