A pre-Game of Thrones viewing conversation
Friend: Would you eat human meat?
Me: I dunno, depends on how it's presented.
Friend: Well, I mean, you know. If your friend was going to have to chop off their arm anyways, and you just had a spare arm around, why not? ya know?
Me: That's a good point, and you could serve it hand up with an apple in the hand. You know, like they do with pigs.
Friend: What about unicorn meat?
A gardening question
I know I only have a few followers, but I could use some real help. At my new apartment, I have a small gardening area around my patio. Unfortunately the border around my patio is a roughly 6’ tall cinder-block wall. When it’s overcast (as above) the sunlight diffuses and everything gets a little sun. However, on sunny days there is very little sun that hits the garden area. The...
Itty Bitty Update
46 days till I turn 30! Oooh man. I haven’t accomplished much, but I have changed a lot in the past year. I moved closer to the city, and my new place has a nice garden area. I planted a few things only to realize that the sun never fully hits my garden. I think I may have to rig some sort of mirror contraption to direct light. I also got one of those boyfriend things that are all the...
What a horrible Sunday.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned that I adopted a dog. A few things happened over my multi-month hiatus actually. I moved to a new apartment with a gardening area on the patio (actual in-ground gardening area), so my gardening posts should start popping up again soon. I need to start tilling up and preparing the soil for planting. Also, a small dog showed up at my mom’s house. He is...
Mashed Cauliflower & Squash Noodles & Blerrrrg.
Made faux mashed potatoes using cauliflower yesterday, along with noodles from squash. My method went slightly off from some I’ve seen, but the results are very tasty and paleo friendly! Been pretty sick the last few days. Horrible cough, congestion, and general tiredness. Doesn’t help that I still went out to bar events with my friends, inevitably drinking - which lead to smoking...
So apparently my account here was hacked.
Alllright. Gonna change my password and start updating here agian. Apparently my account was hacked and spamming everyone. Sorry about that. Please don’t follow whatever links I posted over the past 3 months.
Sorry I never post anymore (or, why I spend so...
I’m a bad blogger. I could post an update about how my tomatoes are thriving while every other plant I have is practically dead, or about how I lost 13 lbs in the past 12 weeks, and 28 lbs total this year. I could also talk about how I’ve become obsessed with the art of makeup and manicures. However, that’s not what this post is about. This post is about joining reddit, as a...
Don’t be fooled. You’re not in a competition with other women....– Tina Fey
Mega Update of Doom
A few things have happened since I last posted, dear reader. Here they are, in chronological order: I went on a really average date with a really boring man. During said date I managed to break my year long dry spell. It was very bad. I think he was trying to eat my face with his tongue, and possibly crush me to death with his body He informed me he has no hobbies. Not just “no...
Happy Mother's Day! 3 Steps of Awesome
Happy Mother’s Day weekend everyone! If you’re a mom, thanks for being awesome! If you have a mom, please thank her for being awesome! If you don’t have a mom, find the mom-like person in your life and give them a hug! Here are my super-not-so-secret plans for my Mom: 1.) I’ve purchased a fancy apron for her using a Google Offers deal from Flirty Aprons. For others interested, you can find the 50%...
I think I'm losing my mind this time, this time...
RIP MCA. While I am a fan of the Beastie Boys and am saddened by the death of Adam Yauch, that’s not why I chose the title above. I really do think I’m losing my mind this time. This weekend I performed my usual “good granddaughter” act and baby sat my grandma and great aunt (both of who live with my parents) so my Mom & Dad could go on vacation. They’re due...
Worst. Day. Ever.
Tuesday evening was quite possibly the worst evening I’ve had in 2012. It all started when I arrived home, and had the thought that it would be a good idea - this being Georgia and nearing 90 degrees - to water all the plants on my porch. Being the super genius that I am I figured watering the large hanging plant that a Dove family moved in to would be a good idea as well. It was...
The real evil behind body image issues
Body image is a weird thing. I figure you basically have two camps: the skinny = beauty camp (we’ll refer to as “SKIBUT” pronounced “skee-butt”), and the love your body no matter the size camp (from here on out referred to as LYBNMS, pronounced “lib-nims”) . There is a small group who promotes health and fitness as a way of life, but they’re boring and non-controversial, so no one gives a shit...
Blerg! Crummy day.
With Shark Week and Finals looming, let’s see what crazy things Sally has done so far today: Sent her boss a crazy IM freaking out over an unreasonable request from the accounting department Screamed at the head tech support guy (which caused him to inform her to “quit taking it so personal” - the grammar and attitude of which inflamed craziness even more) Cried in a bathroom...
Work Weight Loss Challenge: Week 4
Start Weight Week 1: 191 Current Weight: 184.2 Only lost two lbs this week. I know that’s “healthy” weight loss and all, but it’s nerve wracking to see my weight consistently go down at home and not at work. The scale here weighed me 4 lbs heavier less than an hour after I had weighed in the same clothing at home. Frustrated.
I have a date tomorrow night!
I finally landed a date with someone on OkCupid who fits the majority of my ideal man wish-list! The qualities I’m looking for that he has: An Atheist Has dark hair Has facial hair Has a dog Has an appreciation for sarcasm similar to mine Likes to text Has a full time job Owns his own vehicle Is a reasonable height to width ratio One would think these would not be difficult things...
Work Weight Loss Challenge: Week 3
Down 2 lbs this week, which isn’t too horrible considering work has been crazy and my diet has been unmanageable on this schedule. I ate pretty badly Wednesday & Thursday, so I’m happy to have lost at all. My start weight 3/16 - 191.0 lbs My current weight 4/6 - 186.2 lbs A bit sad we’re 3 weeks in and I’ve only lost 5 lbs. Since I have nothing pending this upcoming...
Weigh in #2
Weigh in #2 was today. 188.2 :( Gained .2 lbs since last week. I want to cry. I’ve done everything right. I’ve worked out regularly, I’ve eaten healthy. Maybe I’m just meant to be fat forever.
My work out today
Copied from Fitocracy. I feel great about today’s workout! Machine Incline Bench Press: 40 lb x 12 reps (+24 pts) 45 lb x 10 reps (+24 pts) Machine Lateral Raise: 35 lb x 12 reps (+13 pts) Machine Shoulder (Military) Press: 40 lb x 10 reps (+24 pts) Weighted Hyperextension: 100 lb x 15 reps (+21 pts) 110 lb x 12 reps (+21 pts) Cable Rope Rear-Delt...
How to make Moss Graffiti →
I am totally getting a plank of wood and trying this out this weekend! Click the title to see the how-to.
My seedlings are getting huge!
This weekend I will definitely be transferring some seedlings to pots. They’re getting huge very quickly! This weather is kicking ass for patio gardening! I think a window planter to latch onto the railing will work for my flowers, but a couple huge pots will be needed for the veggies. Edit: OMG. Or maybe I can get a few of these for the railing instead!
Shark Week Plateau Question
Hello fellow fitness and weight loss folks! I have a bit of a problem. Lately I’ve been working out and eating right, but seem to be stuck at the same weight. My “shark week” is coming up this weekend, so I know my body is retaining weight. Is there any way to avoid this? I don’t want to weigh in Friday for Week #2 of the weight loss challenge at work only to be heavier...
Kettlenetics kicks my ass!
Just finished doing 20 minutes of my new Kettlenetics DVD, hosted by this little lady: She looks nice, but she is EVIL. I log it as “boot camp” on Fitocracy. My gluts are gonna be killing me tomorrow.
Grr! Came in 5th place!
Came in 5th place this week (5th out of 20) in the weight loss challenge at work. Just gotta push harder and eat better next week. I work in IT, we can’t let the users win, dammit!
tumblrbot asked: WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER WHEN YOU ARE IN A BAD MOOD?
Work Challenge Weigh-In: Week 1
My Stats: Height: 5’6” Bust: 38DD Waist: TBD (need to measure) Hips: TBD (need to measure) My start weight (3/16/2012): 191 lbs Week 1 (3/23/2012): 188 lbs 3 pounds in a week?
Welcome to my first step!
Hello world! I’m one of those anonymous internet faces that has had about a billion blogs over the years, as far back as the times of Geocities and dial-up. Thus far my adult life has been what some would call chaotic. While most of my peers went to college, got a job, met Mr. Right, and got married, I stumbled from one office position into another until I ended up working in IT. During the...