Monday, February 22, 2010

What's Your Passion?

My friend and fellow blogger, Jen recently posted about her passions. I have decided to be very uncreative and "copy" her post. Imitation is the biggest form of flattery, right?

What are your passions? What are my passions? Jen says that they can change and I feel that's true.

1. New Orleans - My first visit in 2002 changed my life. I fell utterly and completely in love with the city. I emersed myself in it. I love the music, the architecture, the history, the food, I even love the smell (as gross as it can be on Bourbon Street). I have taken to reading anything I can find on it. I was devastated when Katrina hit only 4 short months after my second visit. I love the city and would do anything to have a second home there in my retirement years.

2. Books and Reading - If you know me, you know that I feel naked without a book. I always have to have a book with me. It doesn't matter if I'm at a baseball game or going to a restaurant, I have to have a book with me. I love to read. Reading is like breathing. I can't live without it. I will read anything. As long as I'm reading, I'm keeping my mind active. I obviously love fiction first and foremost. I also love history books. If you saw my collection of books about the Titanic, you'd probably think I was a nut. At last count, it topped 80 different books. I can't learn enough. There's too much out there. In a fantasy world, I would have a room that was a library like in old homes and had such high shelves that you have to have one of those rolling ladders to reach anything. I love my books however, I have come to realize that in this day and age, I might actually benefit from getting an eReader; perhaps the Kindle. I think I'm moving toward keeping the books that I really love and buying those that I love and moving away from buying everything I want to read and then hanging on to them forever. As much as I love them, some books aren't worth the space they take up or at least they're not worth the space for so long.

3. Crafting - I love to craft. I'm no good at it but I love it. My mom is spectacular at it. She does everything. She bakes, makes gifts, does beautiful gift baskets, sews, scrapbooks, quilts, crochet, papercrafts, everything! None of it is tacky either! I have an entire room at my house which is my crafting space. Although it was put together when I was pregnant, I haven't used it. In fact, it's just my catch-all room right now. Part of the problem is I didn't have a radio or tv up there to listen to and I hate the quiet. Now I have one of those little portable boom box things for my iPod so I can listen to a book or something. Hoping to get the cable run up there as well. I don't have time for any of it. Knitting, I love it, finally kind of got the hang of it but there's no time to work on a project! Crochet as well. It's a lot faster but I haven't had the opportunity to do anything. My scrapbooks are obscenely behind. That may change. A girl (you can see her blog here) I went to school with and that I'm going to be in a wedding with invited me to a local open scrap she goes to every last friday of the month. I'm going to go this week. I'd like to at least get a couple of pages done. I'll post the results :)

I suppose that's it for now. Nothing life changing or worthwhile. As my friend Jen says that she's passionate at being a good wife and mother, I am as well. I'm no good at that either but I try. I worry most about Emily. I want her to be a good girl and I doubt myself anytime she gets sad or upset. I just don't want her to be what I call "a sticky-kid." Sticky kids are the kids that kind of never had rules and stuff growing up and just kind of got dirty and had kool-aid rings around their mouth and got in trouble and stuff. I don't want her to be a sticky-kid. My husband, he knows I try to be a good wife. At least I hope he knows. Lord knows we've been through enough that has tested me (no, nothing like Tiger Woods or anything..other stuff) but I try.

I had it coming...

This week wasn't too much of a surprise. I haven't been eating well lately. Time to get it in gear and get back on track and start getting my butt out at lunch for a stroll around the block. Two other coworkers do this and I have hesitated to go thinking they would think I am following them or copying them. However, I don't care what they think anymore. I have a new book on my iPod and I'm going to take a 20 minute walk.

Weigh In: +0.6 lbs - not too bad considering

Total to Date: -20.2 lbs

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Biggest Regret biggest regret was not going to grad school.

I feel like such a loser.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Feeling Bleh

I'm pretty sure I had a bad week this week and I'm not looking forward to the weigh-in. I'm guessing I'm up about 3 lbs or more. We'll be continued....

Edit: 2/15/10, 9:05 pm
OH MY GOODNESS...I lost 1.2 lbs. I am now ....

Lost: -1.2 lbs

Total to date: -20.8 lbs


Thursday, February 11, 2010

L O S T: Recap and Questions Ep. 2

I'm going to say it. You may not like it but I'm going to say it. I did not like this episode. In fact, I thought it sucked. Suckedy-sucked.


In the alternate LOST universe in which flight 815 lands safely at LAX, Kate escapes from her Federal Agent and hijacks a cab which contains a pregnant Claire. Claire begs her to let her go but Kate keeps pointing the gun at her and telling her no. Kate finally lets Claire out of the car but makes her leave her wallet and her bag behind.
Kate then manages to get her handcuffs off and goes to use the clothing assumed to be in Claire's bag when lo and behold there's a bunch of baby things in the bag. All of a sudden, Kate seems to feel very guilty and drives back to where she left Claire and asks her to get in and she'd take her where she's going. Here's where it gets unbelievable - even for LOST. Claire gets in the car! Seriously, would you do that if some handcuffed maniac jumped in the cab you were in and pointed a gun at you and your pregnant belly and then dumped you off somewhere, but then came back? Would you get in? Heck to the NO!
Anyway, Claire tells her that she's giving the baby to a couple and would Kate go up to the door (of the couples' house with her)? Really? Again, a gun-wielding crazy woman who just carjacked your cab...whatever. At the house, the lady is a douche and never told Claire that her husband left her and she can't take the baby. Claire goes into early-ish labor and they take off to the hospital. Kate by her side (gun-wielding maniac!) they see an ultrasound of Aaron performed by (AHHHH!!!) Ethan! It seems that Kate and Claire are now BFFs. They hold hands and everything. It was so effin' bizarre! Later, police come looking for Kate in the hospital room and Claire lies to them - says she hasn't seen her since she brought her in. LIAR! Why is she protecting Kate? Why are they so buddy-buddy so instantaneously? This whole storyline bugged the heck out of me.
In other news, the Others in the temple try to poison Sayid with a pill because he's probably the bad guy reincarnated using Sayid's body or something like that. Sawyer grabs a gun and takes off back to Dharmaville to mourn Juliet while telling "Freckles" not to follow him which of course she does. Jin goes along as well and at the end, he is acosted by a gun-toting woman - much like Danielle Russo - it's island Claire! *Poof* (then the L O S T comes on the screen).
This was a very rambling post but really, this episode wasn't the best. I'm tired also. Later...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


This week: 0

Stayed the same.

Total Lost to Date: -19.6 lbs

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My EXTREME wish list

My birthday is coming in just a few short weeks. I tend to have bad birthdays. I don't mean bad as in "my cake is dry" or "my friends forgot" bad, I mean close family members dying, having heart attacks on, house burning down kind of bad. For would-have-been (grand)father-in-law, the man who raised my husband, passed away on my 21st birthday. My dad had a heart attack about 10 years ago on my birthday. AND (drumroll please...), our condo burned down while we were out on my birthday, in 2002. Nothing like coming home to find your front door busted in, no power, furniture tossed everywhere, no signs of your kittehs, and your home filled with black nasty smoke. But I digress...
I try not to think about my birthday but it's kind of hard because it's the only holiday that's just for me. Being completely selfish in this blog post, I have decided to make an extreme wishlist. Some of the things are silly, and you'll probably be like "really?" but it's me, it's how I am, I can't help it.
  • A Kindle - the 6" would be fine, the other one is way too expensive
  • The movies "Just Friends" and "Role Models"
  • Brighton Fleur De Lis Heart charm for my charm bracelet
  • Princess cut diamond earrings
  • White gold or Platinum ring with Emily's birthstone
  • Dharma Initiative Swan Station t-shirt
  • A new pink skin for my blackberry curve because dude at the store totally gave me one that was "supposed" to fit mine and the package even said so but it sucks.
  • A new pink skin for my new iPod nano 5th generation. These are kind of a pain to find. As soon as I find one, I'm getting it.
  • Time to sew, knit or crochet at least one project. I am anxious to sew a small idea I have for a stuffed animal for Emily. Not sure if I can do it but I would like to try.
  • Skechers Shape-Ups

To be continued.....

Edit 2/9/10: Oh yeah, the 3rd season of Designing Women comes out on my birthday. So I want that too. As well as the 2nd season of The Patty Duke Show (duh!) that came out today.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

L O S T: Recap and Questions

So L O S T blew me away last night but I have to say...I was confused from the beginning! Isn't that what we all love about LOST, though? I'm going to just type out some questions I have, observations that I'm sure most of you noticed and try to keep this up this season. I'm hoping it will help me remember things as the series comes to an end (*weeping*).

*Flight 815 is in tact and the way Jack is acting, it's as if he knows something has happened but can't quite figure out what. (mind you, it's been a long time since I saw season 1 so if I'm mistaken in any facts, please please forgive me).

*DESMOND IS ON THE PLANE!! WTH brutha? Jack thinks he seems familiar but is this a result of the island meeting or way back when they ran into each other running up the steps of the stadium?
-In relation to this, as the plane is landing at LAX, Desmond has disappeared from his seat. Jack notices this but it's not shown what happened to Desmond...did he simply switch seats again as he had to sit by Jack or did he literally disappear.

*HURLEY IS THE LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE - things are obviously a lot different in this alternate universe. We all know that Hurley is not lucky at all.

*BOONE COULDN'T BRING SHANNON BACK - Boone is talking to Locke about their time in Australia and says that he went to bring his sister back from a bad relationship and that she ended up staying and not leaving with him. We all know what happened to Shannon in the plane crash scenario.

*WHERE ARE WALT AND MICHAEL? - we haven't seen them yet.

*WHY WASN'T CLAIRE ON THE PLANE? - we haven't been told why Claire wasn't "shown" on the plane, maybe she was there but we didn't see her..I doubt it. However, she was in the taxi that Kate jumped into in the end of the episode when running from the Marshall. Also, is Claire pregnant? We didn't see her below the neck...yet.

*CHRISTIAN SHEPHERD'S BODY NEVER GOT ON THE PLANE - could this be why the plane didn't crash as it did? Remember, the flight that the Oceanic Six had to take to get back to the island, they had to recreate events as close as possible, including taking Locke's body with them (as Christian's was on flight 815)

==tangent: Arnst! Remember him? He is shown on the plane, he's the science teacher who blows up early on in the series and Hurley says "Dude, you've got some Arnst on you."==

*WHY DOES JIN HAVE ALL OF THAT CASH?? - I haven't drawn any conclusions about that yet.

*We now know that "man in black"/Locke impersonator-guy (I hesitate calling him "evil Locke") is the Smoke Monster as indicated by him saying to Ben "I'm sorry you had to see me like that."

*Richard was very frightened to see impersonated Locke - what was meant when alive Locke said to Richard, "it's good to see you out of your chains" (or something like that)?

*Hurley could see Jacob - he listened to Jacob in order to help Sayid

*The temple is a healing place of some sort. Jacob told Hurley they had to take the guitar case and Sayid to the temple to save him. At the temple there are a bunch of hippies. I don't know who this new group is but I'm assuming they're like or are the Others. The stewardess from flight 815 is one of them as well as the 2 children from early on in the series. (Do you all remember them being spotted walking in the jungle after being "taken?")

*The group at the temple is a bunch of hippies, or at least they look like it. I'm not sure what this group is all about but the leader doesn't speak English (because he doesn't like the sound of it).

*The spring in the Temple is supposed to be clear. The temple people take Sayid into the pool and basically drown him. This is very strange considering they said that if their friend can't be saved, it means bad things for all of them.

*Bad things will come if Sayid dies? What does that mean? What is it about Sayid?

*Juliet DIES. I'm actually not as surprised about this as I thought I would be. I mean, she's on ABC's new show "V" so I'm sure that had something to do with it and that she did make an appearance alive in this premiere only to die early on, frees her up to go to her new show.

*Miles talks to/hears the dead - Ok, I totally forgot about this LOL but he finds out what Juliet was going to say to Sawyer .. "It Worked."

*What worked? What does Juliet mean? They're still on the island so what does she mean, "it worked?" hmmmm....

*Bernard and Rose! - still adorable but does Rose, not being on the island, have cancer in this alternate universe? My guess is yes because as we saw, Locke still can't walk.

*...and the OMGWTF moment, Sayid wakes up after being dead. Dead for awhile! In the words of Hurley, "Dude?!"

*Edit 2/5/10: OMG, I totally forgot...what about the island being shown under water near the beginning of the episode. ????

I'm sure I forgot a ton of stuff but I have one more thing to add that I never had a chance to before. These LOST supper portraits of the cast that were released prior to the start of the season. Notice Locke is in Jesus's position and Kate is actually positioned as Judas in both pictures (unless I have them tagged wrong). The difference between the 2 pictures are Claire and Miles's positions, and Sun and Ben's position. I think Miles and Claire's position switch is more important but I can't figure out why. What do you all suppose that means?

Anxiously awaiting your thoughts, comments and theories!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


....that is all.

*edit: 9:08 p.m. est - HOLY MOLY what an opening!
*edit: a LOST recap/questions post is in the future...stay tuned.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Romy & Michelle diet...

If you know the movie, "Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion" (which most of you don't know word for word like myself and a select few other "special" people), you'll know that:
1. Getting mono is usually the best. diet. ever.
2. The newest diet to be on is the fat free diet consisting of gummi bears, jelly beans and candy corn.
3. OH! And always deduct 16 lbs (to account for your shoes).

Anyway, I didn't have to do any of that, although the mono thing was close but not quite (I was sick, but not with mono).
I lost 6 lbs this week! There is no way I lost that whole 6 lbs just from being sick but I'll take it and run with it.

Lost this week: -6 lbs
Total to date: -19.6 lbs

If I could just lose 1 lb this week, I will be so happy. Ok, it's bedtime. Later taters! Have a Romy & Michelle day!

Am I the Only One or...?

Ok, no offense meant but I am very tired of hearing about this Taylor Swift person. I'm sure she's very talented and everything but I'm just sick of hearing about her. I don't mean this to be mean but it's just a whole media thing that's on my nerves. Seems like I can't turn the channel or go to a website without hearing or seeing something about Taylor Swift.
Her eyes bug me too...I don't trust people who resemble cats.

I rest my case.I know it's not her fault but they bug me.
Whatever, it's late, I'm tired and I don't feel well and I'm obviously being a biatch. Time to call it a night.