Random Thoughts From Today

-That guy can grow a mean beard/stache...I wonder...
-This Snuggie is really warm. I wish it had longer sleeves and glittens.
-Walking down the stairs in a Snuggie is a really really bad idea.
-Crap. Dr. B didn't sign my paycheck.
-I'm such a silly girl. Why am I waiting? Silly me.
-I want to go dancing.
-I should be getting stuff done instead of watching albino people.
-I don't need an appetizer of pork tenderloin & mashed potatoes...but I did go the gym for a run today...so maybe I do...
-I want wings. and sushi. but not at the same time. And the wings are to eat, not to fly with.


Such A Strange Day!

it's been a really weird day and it's only half over. I woke up overly hopeful that I would have a text message I super duper wanted only to find that no, it too went ignored. *sigh* Then, to make things worse, I had the Dreidel Song stuck in my head. Yes, "dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of clay. Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, with you I will play." Unfortunately those are the only words I know, so those got repeated over and over until I was on the brink of insanity. I have no clue why I was singing Jewish Christmas songs. Except I guess they aren't Jewish Christmas songs since those don't really go together.
I about got in a fight with the Barnes & Noble salesperson who insulted my Kindle and said I should return it. She said it as though it was a crap gift. I was going to punch her in her face. But I didn't.
I went to lunch with my dad...and at the end of lunch? He gave me a hug. So weird. I know that doesn't sound that weird but for my dad, it's super weird.
I finally got back to Charleston, went for a nice little run and sat down for a delicious dinner that I cooked: Beans with mushrooms, served over pasta, along with a nice glass of wine. Also, A came over and I got to chit chat with her for a while which is always fun. She talked me out of my Plan B (not the OTC medicine, but my own crazy idea...and not for the same thing!!) and convinced me to wait it out. So, here I am...waiting, waiting, waiting.


My huckleberry friend

I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's tonight. Yet another movie I probably should have seen but haven't. It was a good movie. Audrey Hepburn is so pretty and sophisticated looking. That's not what I took away from the movie but it was an observation that I think any normal person would think. One thing I did take away? I miss Early & I am an idiot. Eh. Not what I wanted to think about throughout the movie.

Chicago-like weather conditions

It's really really windy up here today. I'm pretty sure this is what Chicago is like. I went outside to walk Evie this morning and I could hardly keep the hood up on my jacket! It kept getting blown back and then my hair got blown everywhere. Then, I was walking up the mountain and so I was leaning forward to get up the mountain, the wind was blowing me backwards and Evie was pulling me every which way. My body was so confused.
Aside from it being very windy, it wasn't so bad. I'm so ready for Chicago.


So Far, So Good

So far I've had a good day - I'm leaving in a little bit to go up to Fayetteville so hopefully the goodness will continue when I get into traffic. Hopefully.
I took Evie for an extra long walk this morning, mopped my floors (very necessary!!), went to the gym, got laundry done and took a sad shower. It was only sad because there was only 1 shower head. Also, I opened my new chapstick that I got from the Reindeer Run and love it! It's actually not that great as far as chapstick goes, I swear by my dental office stuff...but this stuff has the piggly wiggly logo on it and that makes me love it. Off to work for some delicious (though no Mr. W's) chicken salad!!


Out In The Open

I know I already posted today but I didn't want to bog down my happy story with this. I've never really talked about this before...well...I have, forcefully...but never really willingly. I've been trying to deal with it by pretending like it doesn't exist but that's not really working out so well for me. I'm depressed. There, I said it. I've dealt with depression since...well...as long as I can remember. Some people know I dealt with it at one time but few know it's still an ongoing problem. (At least from what I know). I remember as a little kid, laying in bed, bawling my eyes out. I could never pinpoint the source but I would sob until I made myself sick and couldn't breathe. I don't really remember how my parents dealt with this. I would imagine they thought I was being overly dramatic as I tended to be from time to time. Or always. I was diagnosed with depression around 16. I went to therapy, I got on medication. Maybe it helped...maybe it didn't. I don't think it really did and I think I felt weird for having to do all that. Feeling weird does not fix depression.
It's been an issue for me that I have chose to dealt with by ignoring it. I would get in a horrible mood, push everyone away and wallow in my misery. It normally appears during the winter months but occasionally will pop up other times throughout the year. Each winter, I hope it won't pop up...but yet it's always here. I tried therapy once when I was a little older. I didn't like it then either. I felt like all I did was sit and whine to a complete stranger, who surely thought my life was not all that bad. I don't think my life is all that bad. Which is why the feelings are so frustrating - because I can't pinpoint a problem and therefore can't fix it.
If you haven't figured it out yet - that's what's been going on for the past few weeks/month. I have tried my best to not talk to anyone more than necessary. People ask if everything's ok and I just say yes and try to avoid answering any more questions. I hide out in my house and try to nap as much as I can, because nothing bad happens while you sleep. I burst into tears at the simplest thing. I get mad over everything. It really is frustrating. Every day I have been needing to give myself a pep talk just to make it through the work day so I can come home and take a nap. I guess the good thing is that I don't drink. Drinking generally makes the feelings worse so I keep my drinking to a minimum when I'm feeling like this.
After a really rough weekend, I realized things needed to change. Ignoring the problem is not fixing it. It never has (unless you ask my dad). I have absolutely no desire to go to therapy or to get on anti-depressants. I've done some research and I think I can figure out a way to handle this in natural ways. Some of my methods include
a)daily walks with Evie. Supposedly pets increase your happiness level.
b)exercise. I need to make it a point to go the gym.
c)Getting enough (but not too much) sleep. I now have a bedtime & wake up time, which does fluctuate slightly depending on my work activities the next day. I'm not sure how naps during vacation will play into it. I really do like a good nap. I just need to learn I don't need to nap in order to avoid life.
d)Diet. I recently watched SuperSize Me and joked that maybe that's what's been up with me. I've been eating so much fast food lately. But seriously. Maybe that has played into it.
e)A schedule. I'm giving myself a night time schedule. I need to floss/brush my teeth every night & wash my face. It will just make me feel better.
f)Vitamins. I already take vitamins to make my hair grow faster but I'm going to take some additional ones that are supposed to increase your energy level and alleviate the symptoms of depression.

I'm also not going to pretend it's not happening either. It's real. I wish it weren't. But...such is life. I've been working on all of the above things for the past few days and I've seen a huge improvement. I don't want to murder everyone. I can't really blame people for not wanting to hang out with me lately. I haven't really wanted to hang out with myself. I know I've been difficult to get along with for the past few weeks so if you've had to deal with me - I'm sorry. I'm working on being more amenable. Please bear with me and I'll be fun again. Promise.

Scrub Me Down and Call Me Happy

I am 100%, totally, completely, head over heels, blissfully happy right now. Normally I feel this way after a really good date with Early...but the cause this time? I finally got to use my Groupon for a body scrub and OH MY GOD IT WAS AMAZING! Seriously...I was a little iffy because this place is in downtown North Charleston...which could go really good...or really badly. It was a cute little building with white Christmas lights tastefully decorating the outside of the door so I took that as a good sign. I learned from my first massage that you should always arrive early - so early I was and got to sit and relax in their waiting room wearing a soft, warm robe and with the most heavenly neck wrap thing around my neck. Seriously. I think God sent this to SoCa specifically for me. I did check out the tag, it's from Tara Spa and it's amazing. It smelled like warm cinnamon apple oatmeal, wrapped around my neck. Ahhh.
My scrubist, Jaffa, came to get me and was wearing this plastic, dominatrix looking apron and I began to wonder what I got myself into...but once she started? I was in love! She scrubbed my whole body with this scrubby stuff and made me feel super smooth - I know, it seems really weird that I would like this, with my being averse to human touch and all...but in this situation? Get me naked and rub me down! I especially liked when she rubbed my stomach.
The best part of it all? I know this is weird but you all should have come to expect oddity from me by now. The shower. I LOVE THAT SHOWER! I would live in that shower if I could. I would marry that shower. She started it up so it was nice and warm and steamy for me when I got in there and THERE WERE 3 SHOWER HEADS! Two from the corners of the shower and a giant rainfall one. I've heard of these before...but never used one. I thought she might have to come pry me from the shower. You couldn't go anywhere without being sprayed in all directions! The side ones were strategically placed about mid calf, mid thigh, stomach and chest. I loved them.
The scrub finished with a full body lotion application which made my skin feel so soft and luxurious and smooth. I just keep rubbing myself because I feel so good!
I'm a little disappointed because M told me when she got her scrub they wrapped her in foil and baked her like a potato. I was kinda looking forward to it. But I think she probably got a scrub and a wrap...which I'm looking into for next time :)


An Actual Conversation

Sadly, this really did happen.
Self: I should go to the gym.
Self: I know, but I'm tired.
Self: Yeah but the gym will make you feel more energized
Self: I have to poo.
Self: Don't be ridiculous. You can poo at the gym if you have to go that badly.
Self: I want to get home so I can clean my headlights.
Self: No you don't.
Self: I could...
Self: But you don't. You're being ridiculous. Take your lazy behind to the gym.

I'm happy to report that myself won...so...right.
I did just get back from AMK club which is quickly becoming my favorite club. It's actually just an excuse to have girls night once a month - we had a delicious pasta & salad & dessert...and my appetizer I made with questionable shrimp. I ate a few beforehand and didn't get sick..they just didn't smell so hot. I'm sure we'll all be fine :)


I Give Up

Early and I are "taking space apart" right now for a few weeks. This is crap. This is the opposite of what I wanted. Ugh. Anyways, instead of sitting around feeling sorry for myself (which I am...), I'm going to be productive and go out on as many dates as I can over the next 3 weeks. That is definitly not what I want to be doing, since I would like to only be dating him...but, alas...I would rather do that than sit and stress out over the next 3 weeks.
So, my goal...it is Christmas and New Years so that does make scheduling difficult...but think I can make it on 10 dates in the 16 days that he's gone? I'm going to try...and I would like them to be quality dates too...since I'm counting on not hearing back from Early, might as well start moving on....right? Huge, gigantic sad face inserted here.

**Update** Operation Date As Much As Possible is going quite poorly. Pretty much due to lack of trying. I don't want to go out on dates with anyone else. This blows. All I want to do is call him and tell him I miss him. Must be strong.


Still a Grinch

I'm still being a grinch. I feel like everytime I start to get into the Christmas spirit some event happens and makes me hate the whole world again. I'm about 1 stressful event away from cancelling Christmas and staying home, in my bed, by myself for the weekend. I'm trying my best to avoid everyone so that I can relax and not flip out....sometimes it works, sometimes not so much.
I went to Early's graduation today and I'm a little frustrated about that. I stressed and stressed about what to wear - I wanted to look perfect because a)I never get to dress up so I wanted him to see that if I tried, I could look nice and pulled together and b)I thought there might be a picture taken of the two of us and that his parents would see it. I wanted them to think that I looked like a nice, appropriate, not cheap floozy...so worry worry worry, I finally found the perfect outfit and get this: I even ironed it! I know, that's a shocker. I thought I looked really nice when I left the house today - perhaps my hair was a little flat but overall, it was a winning look. Was there a picture? No. Did he comment on my appearance? No. And, to make everything worse...I got a blister from the shoes I was wearing and it busted on my walk back to the car. I should have just worn my sweat pants and flip flops.


Grinchin' It Up

I'm being a grinch. Yesterday & Sunday I finally felt like I was starting to get into the holiday spirit. I was even disappointed this morning when the other employees asked if we could play something other than Christmas music. I don't know what happened...well, I do know what happened. I have been talking to my patients about travel plans for the holiday season and the more I talk about my travel plans, the less I want to do them. I mean, don't take it the wrong way. I want to go home. I want to spend Christmas with my family. But to do that, it means that a) I'll be home less than 24 hours and b)I'll miss games & movies on Christmas night. I would drive up to Fay on Thursday night, drive up to MD Friday morning, drive back to Fay Saturday afternoon and then back down to Charleston Sunday morning. I don't know what to do! It's just so much driving in such a short period of time. I could fly...but it's expensive and I don't know what I'd do with my dog. I could have my dad come down here (or I could go up there) but the idea of that prospect is depressing. We won't exchange gifts because he'll say he can't afford anything and he is the MOST difficult person to buy for in the history of difficult people. We'll go to dinner and then come back home and sit in silence. That's almost more depressing than sitting around by myself. I just don't know what to do...
I can hear C now. He'd say "Aw, buck up babe, lots of people spend Christmas by themselves. I'm doing it. You can always come down here. We'll lay on the couch all day and watch movies." Maybe we'd even make grilled cheese & tomato soup. Except he won't speak to me to say that so he is not saying it. Plus, he's got his new gf now (maybe, I dunno if that's true or not but for the sake of my pity party it is now) so there is not room for me there.
I'm just throwing a pity party for myself right now. I'm sure I have friends in the area I could spend Christmas with but it's just not the same. I want to go home. But I want to go home without stressing myself out to the max with 20 hours of driving in a 96 hour period. :(


What Is Wrong With You?!

I've had at least 3 patients in the past couple weeks who have either cancelled their appointments bc of or complained during the appointment or in some way attributed dental pain to their period. I mean, really? Haven't you been dealing with said cycle for many years? Isn't this old news? I still have to go to work when I have mine. I still have to function. Plus, I'm working in your mouth. If you weren't sure, that's the opposite end of the body. Grow up...it sucks sometimes but take some advil and move on.
Secondly, I made it to the gym again. I'm still not sure how the run will go on Saturday but Early said he's ready to carry me if I fall down and die.



I found someone to play Skipbo with me! Seriously, I am the happiest girl alive. 4 rousing games and Early & I are all tied up. I think we will know who will emerge the victorious one...um, yes, clearly the answer is me.



I'm exhausted. I've been driving for 13 hours...well not straight, I did take a 4 got break at the W's for dinner. Anyways point is, I'm tired and going to bed. It's my last day to sleep in and I plan on taking advantage of it.


Wrapping It Up

NaBloPoMo is almost over!! I've mostly stuck to it with only 1 cheat day...which I still stand by the fact that it's not my fault I missed that day. I blame Early. I feel like most of my posts have been decent too - none of that "I don't want to blog" crap and that's it. Well..ok there have been a couple of those but not too many.
Tomorrow I'm headed back to Charleston so a long day of driving. I'm going to try to set a goal for myself. Don't laugh. Or scold. I'm going to try not to text the whole time I'm driving tomorrow! I know, it's a big goal. I'm gonna try though.
Also...I feel kinda dumb. I got a text from Early yesterday that said "basically I miss you and Thanksgiving is just ok." I thought it was sweet but odd...and while it's not a lie, I would love to have him around, I don't know if miss is exactly the right word. I said I missed him too...and...no answer. huh...made me think he meant to send that to someone else (thinking maybe his family/sister/mom??) and then unfortunately, once something is sent in text world, it's gone. And I don't think it was meant for me because it didn't really follow along with the conversation we were having. We were talking about running and he came out with that. I didn't realize it didn't make sense until after I replied with me saying I missed him too (again, not really a lie...just not the word I would use. Don't ask what word I would use because I don't know)..now I feel dumb.


Happy Thanksgiving Project V!

So project v took a turn for the worse yesterday. I ate stromboli. It was soooo good. Although not as good as it normally is. Not sure what was missing. Today? I tackle turkey. Then...finally...on Sunday, or maybe Monday, I'll go back to being a vegetarian. I'm a little nervous to see what this change in diet does to my weigh in next week. Ideally I will have dropped 3 pounds to make up for my gain last week. Unfortunately I don't think we live in an ideal world.
And because it's Thanksgiving, things I am thankful for:
-good family & friends
-my usually good dog
-jobs that I mostly like going to on a daily basis
-my teeth
-that this giant zit on my head will be gone by the time I see early again.
-homemade stuffing
-santa puzzles


Mini break

I'm taking a mini break from driving. Here are some thoughts that have occurred as I was driving.
-I'm so glad I have all my teeth. It's really hard to eat on just your front teeth. Really. It is. Try it.
-I hope C has a good Thanksgiving.
-I really like Early. Maybe I should break things off with him.
-that's the stupidest idea I've ever had. Well, maybe not ever...
-shoot! (not the word I used) I forgot my jacket.
-I need a milkshake.

And the drive continues...


I'm so tired

I'm so tired and all I want to do is sleep in tomorrow. Unfortunately I have to wake up to start my drive so I'm not stuck in traffic all day. I can't wait for the days off work though...if only vacation could last forever! Oh and I finished my christmas list finally. Now I just need to type it up and send it off to Santa. And family. And the W's.


All I Want For Christmas...

...is a hip replacement. Ok, not really, there's more I want but a hip replacement does seem to be on the list. I decided that in order to a)promote my running habit and b)decrease my soda habit, I will run 1 mile for every soda I drink. Yesterday I had to make up for 2 miles - 1 on Friday, 1 on Saturday. Plus I did a bunch of lunges. My hips hurt so badly today! I felt like I was waddling during the day today and so it seemed to be a good idea to come home and go for a short, easy run after work today. Plus I needed to make up for the 5 donuts I ate at work. After my run? It's even worse!! I hurt!! All this in preparation for the Reindeer Run so I don't die. Will I be ready? Will I have new hips by then?


Hair? Pull!

I have been stressed out here lately. I'm not sure why -I guess I just feel like I'm always on the go and it's catching up to me. I'm moody and irritable and just want to punch people. Even people I like. So I try to avoid everyone. I'm glad boot camp is wrapping up next week. I feel like I got a couple good workouts that I can do on my own and that will hopefully make a difference. Now if I can just remember to do them...
I've also been working 5 days for the past few weeks - I know, that makes me sound like a whiner but most of my days are 9-10 hour days and that makes for a long day! Plus I sit in the same position, hunched over a mouth all day long. I really prefer my 4 day work weeks. Oh well...at least I don't have to worry about money since I was pretty poor for a few weeks there. That problem should be fixed.
Thanksgiving is coming up, which will be a nice break and it'll be nice to see family and do a Santa Claus puzzle to ring in the Christmas season. Things I'm not looking forward to: driving. being pestered about Early. driving. walking Evie in the cold. Evie waking me up at 6 am when she hears people moving around downstairs.
Oh right, and did I mention I'm supposed to have a Christmas list made up in 4 days? Yeahhhh...I don't really know any inexpensive items that I want or need. Right now on my list is 2 months without credit card bills or student loans, a 52" LCD tv (in working condition), oh and a new laptop would be nice. This one works and I'm appreciative to have it over nothing...but a new one would be better...eh. None of those seem to be under $30...


Oh Man!

Last night was a close one - it was 11:57 and I suddenly realized I had not blogged. I had to cut the post short since it took a little while to type out what little I did manage. So I went to go see a local band play, Permanent Vacation...they are one of my faves. They played at my friend's B & S's wedding and we've been going to see them around town ever since. Early was supposed to go with us but he pleaded sick so he got to stay in. I wasn't super excited about going since I'd had a stressful day at work but I'm glad I went. Not only did I have fun (creepy waiter story coming soon...) but I also got some good ideas for a playlist to get me up to Maryland for Thanksgiving. I spent way too much money at Itunes today and didn't even get halfway through my list. Plus I already had some of the songs!! If anyone is looking for a good generic gift to get me - Itunes gift cards so I can continue this music quest! Or...you could create a CD for me with music you already own from the Permanent Vacation playlist. Just sayin...there's a lot of oldie's on there and I know a certain uncle of mine has a lot of the songs. Just an idea.
Ok so creepy waiter - this guy walks up and looks totally overwhelmed. He's overly apologetic that we've been waiting there so long (less than 5 min) and he'll be right with us, he has 12 credit cards to run and can we believe that the table wanted all their checks separated? Just in case we didn't believe him, he later showed us all the receipts. At some point, he mentioned he moved down here about a year ago and so after he walked away, I commented I bet he moved down here for law school. S said PA or PT at MUSC. I called it - I was right. He was considering going to law school. He was amazed that I could have guessed that and how did I know? I didn't have the heart to tell him he gave off a total douchebag vibe that reeked of lawyerness. Plus I didn't want him to spit in my drinks. Apparently, he thought that my keen sense of perception meant I was interested in him - definitely not the case!! He kept coming up to us and rubbing my shoulder and it was so creepy! It got even worse when he RANDOMLY came out with "Hey, do you know homo erectus? Well this is homo erectus backwards!" and did some weird thing where he shrank into himself that I guess we were supposed to understand. It was creepy. I was glad to leave - without a phone number!


oh crap

I'm out with friends tonight listening to a band and I almost forgot to post!! Good band but creepy waiter. He kept touching my shoulder which I didn't like. I wish early could have made it out but oh well. He was not feeling well. Must post before midnight!


Sweet Computer...I Missed You!!

This month has seemed to fly by and I always seem to be so busy. Between boot camp, dating Early & just life in general...where did the month go? I've been doing most of my posts from my phone since I always seem to be on the go and unable to actually sit down at the computer. I forgot how easy it is to type on the computer!! This goes so much more quickly than the stupid Swype on the stupid phone. Can you tell I'm still not loving the phone? *sigh* I know...this is the worst thing to say, but I'm going to say it anyways - I miss texting & driving. It takes too much concentration on my new phone and I'm going to crash if I try...good news? I rarely try.
Project V is growing more and more difficult. After yesterdays crappy weigh in, I just want to go back to eating meat. Tonight, I was searching for something to eat and all I could find was spaghetti with meat sauce that I had previously frozen and pepperoni pizza. It's like fate is working against me and I should just resign myself to being a carnivore.


What A Day

It was a rough day! The weigh in went horribly...I gained a whole 1.5 pounds. I know, I can hear C now...it's your body. Don't whine about it unless you are willing to change it. Why can I still hear his voice if he won't speak to me?
The day got better after work though. I got a decent nap in, then delicious pizza at mia pomodori. Then it was on to Avenue Q, which was really funny but I felt kinda dirty when the puppets started to get it on. Yes, there was puppet sex. And songs about racism, being gay and how much everyone's life kinda sucks...plus how you should use homeless people's lives to feel better about yours.


Let's Make A Deal

Tonight, at dinner after another grueling boot camp, I made a deal with myself. If I ate food that was out of my comfort zone, I could drink something other than water. I walked past the hot bar and made up my mind. Sage tofu with mushrooms, collards & eggplant casserole. I ate most of it...didn't love any of it. Well, I liked the collards and the tofu was ok...but the texture of it is just so weird! I got green tea flavored with mint & honey. It seemed like a somewhat healthy alternative...it was also not very delicious. Oh well. There is another weigh in at work tomorrow but I'm worried that after my weekend of mac & cheese, baby shower food, and just general unhealthiness, it's not going to work out in my favor.


Plans, Shlans

My plans for today? Didn't happen....the other girl I work with had a family emergency and needed me to work for her this morning. I didn't realize it (or didn't want to...) until this morning so I got to work around 9:30 and didn't get nearly as much done today as I would have liked. I did, however, get a thank you gift mailed to CG for my Chicago trip, made pumpkin cupcakes (haven't tried them yet, hoping for deliciousness!!) to take to Early's for dessert tonight, got my car cleaned out and almost completed my laundry. I still need to get the oil changed in my car & mop my floors but I don't see either one of them happening today. I'm going to put icing on a few cupcakes to take up to my chiropracter buddy and his office staff and then it's off to boot camp. So much for my super productive day - I'll have to settle on a semi-productive day instead.



I have been in a pissy mood all day. I woke up this way and have been trying to shake it all day and every time things started looking up...something happened to make me all pissy again. I'm looking forward to sleep and then my day off tomorrow. What's in store, you ask? Boot camp, cleaning, pumpkin cupcakes, an adjustment and massage, and dinner/The Event with Early.


Long Day!

It's been a long (but good) day. I drove up to Fayetteville for MB's baby shower, getting a later start than I wanted to but it worked out for the best. I had dinner with her and The Guy (who was not as bad as I was expecting but seemed kinda...bland, for lack of a better word). I was all for heading back home after that but felt bad driving all that way and not seeing The W's. I sucked it up and drove over there and am so glad I did. I love them so much and even though I wanted to fall asleep the whole way home, it would have been worth it. I'm finally home now and ready to fall in bed.
Oh yeah, I briefly (very briefly) entertained the idea of seeing if Early might be interested in coming home with me for T-day...idea rejected! Is it too soon to ask that? What if he says no? What if he says yes?!? I tend to get very lazy when I'm up there...he can't realize the depths of
my laziness just yet!



So I went to a mac & cheese tasting tonight...too much mac & cbeese...but yet so good! Lots of fun. Off to fayetteville tomorrow for mb's baby shower. More then.


Jump Then Fall

Today was a good day! I got myself a new boyfriend - his name's Bruce Lee. He's yellow and about 8 inches tall. Plus he wears a shirt with my name in the middle of a heart. Work ran smoothly. I got to go to Early's kickball game and I'm going to a mac & cheese tasting with him tomorrow!
So I seem to like him more and more each time I hang out with him and I don't like this feeling at all. I mean, I do like it but I don't! I'm losing control over this situation (if I had it to begin with) and I don't like to be out of control. I'm just sayin...if he could be a little less likeable?!??!
I have no desire to work tomorrow, I'm tired and need a day to sleep in! But, I do have the night with Early to look forward to so I'll try to use it as my motivation to get through the day. This is all I have to say today...tomorrow perhaps I'll tell you about how I busted my lip flossing...if you're lucky!


Worst Idea Ever!

I thought it was a good idea to go out shopping for shoes. It was not. I was wrong. In my poor geniousity (yes it is a word), I found not only shoes to wear with my super cute dress but also a shirt that matched the shoes...but now I need navy blue leggings to match the shirt. This outfit is quickly growing to be very expensive! My other option is a pair of royal blue flats but they have to be ordered, which means they won't be here by Saturday...so that will suck and means I will have to find something different to wear to MB's baby shower so I don't know what to do!
This was a nice relaxing way to end the day though...I'm done shopping and get to sit and relax with a glass of wine (actually a whole bottle - don't judge me, I do plan on sharing...probably), while waiting on friends.
Now if only I could get C out of my head...I don't know how he got in there but I would like him gone. All day long he's come to mind. I want his opinion on Early. I want to tell him about stuff. I just wish he would talk to me. Is that so much to ask? Apparently yes.

Good Day/Bad Day

Good things that have happened so far:
1. I weighed in at 127 this morning!! I still have a ways to go but I've been losing 1-2 lbs a week since working out and eating healthier/less.
2. I had a delicious grilled cheese sandwich for lunch.
3. It's been a slow, easy day at work.

Bad things that have happened so far:
1. It's been a bad day as far as missing C goes...not sure why it came out of nowhere and why it's so bad but I really miss my friend.
2. My tomato soup at lunch kinda sucked.
3. I just looked at my bank account and I have no money.

I'm hoping foodie trivia tonight helps the good parts of the day win out...and I think if I have enough time I'm going to go shoe shopping for a pair of cute, colorful flats to wear with my dress I got in Chicago. I'm not sure how I'm going to pay for these since I don't currently have money...but I'll find a way.


Here We Go Again

I think I'm going to be pretty sore tomorrow! Boot camp included a lot of running and ab work. There were also a lot of full body exercises, including this stand up dumbbell thing -except since we are newbies we just stand up without the dumbbell. It was still tough! Then we sprinted for 100 yards and did 25 in & outs (which I know as tuck ups). We did it on a ladder system so we did 12 dumbbell stand up things on each arm, then the running/tuck ups. Next round was 10 dumbbell stand up things on each arm, then 8...so on down to 4. I thought I was finally done and was sooooo excited! Then she said we had more time so start on 30 pushups, 40 sit ups & 10 power burpies...I'm definitely going to feel this tomorrow!



I don't want to fail!

I'm well aware that this is a crappy post but it's still a post. The day was hectic starting with me oversleeping and getting an 8 minute shower, getting stuck in traffic after boot camp and therefore late to Early's...oh right, and did I mention I didn't get to eat dinner since things were so hectic? So crappy post you get. Deal with it.


Where Did The Weekend Go?

My weekend flew by - what, with J1 & J2 being in town, last night was a PJ Party fundraiser for the cheer team & then we let them stay the night (more on that...). Today was filled with cleaning up & cheerleading & a really good date...but tomorrow starts the work week again!?!? It's too soon!
Last night the cheerleaders had a fundraiser where they had a PJ Party - girls aged 4-11 came in their PJs to the gym and got to participate in: an obstacle course, bracelet making, & candy sushi making. The night included pizza and fun times with the cheerleaders. Afterwards, the team was invited to stay the night - 10 girls took that offer up and they stayed up sooo late! Unfortunately it was the night with the time change and so it felt like 4 am by the time they settled in and went to bed. Today was a rough day and they were definitely showing it at practice. I kicked them out 30 minutes earlier because the routine was looking horrible and I was tired of watching it. If they weren't going to put forth effort then I wasn't going to stick around.
I then got to go on a date with Early and it was really fun. We sat and chatted for 2 hours, which was lots of fun & included lots of laughter. It ended with the usual good night kiss...and...a step forward...I'm going to his house tomorrow night! Now don't go getting any wrong ideas. I'm going to watch Monday night TV and then come home. But we've been seeing each other for 2 months and still have not hung out at each other's house yet...that all changes tomorrow!! But that'll be the only change. I'm liking him more and more though :)


Hot Dog 2010/Project V

Sooo...Hot Dog 2010 continued today, which means Project V took a mini break today. I went back to Perfectly Frank's with J1 & J2. I contemplated a veggie dog but figured I might as well go all out. We arrived about 10 minutes before they opened and they were nice enough to let us inside since it was cold out and we had the little ones (lil J and I). They said they weren't quite ready to cook but we were welcome to wait in out of the elements. I think it's because he recognized me from my previous Hot Dog 2010 visit - he was quite excited to learn he was in the top 4!
We had quite the feast - 5 hot dogs, 2 orders of fries & onion rings. I got The Franky Luv (slaw, Dr. Pepper bbq sauce & crispy onion straws) and the Frankie Cuda (blue cheese slaw, chili & crispy onion straws). I personally liked the Frankie Cuda better but J1 & J2 said the Franky Luv was the best dog of the day. I'm not really a fan of BBQ sauce on my hot dogs though.
The fries were delicious although not fresh cut. The sweet potato fries were thick cut which made me like them a lot more than the usual sweet potato fries. The blue cheese crumbles added a nice touch. None of us really liked the onion rings but they were beer battered and that's what we didn't love.
LOVE LOVE LOVE the atmosphere in Perfectly Frank's though. The staff is so nice and Perry (the owner) is always nice and friendly and excited to learn that he makes a pretty good hot dog. He informed me that in 5-6 weeks they will be moving to a new, larger location where they can cut their own fries, have more seating and make fresh (adult) milkshakes - think a bananas foster milkshake with the rum...yum!!!
Project V will be starting back up tonight so don't think I won't still be needing my organic, hormone free, free range turkey at Thanksgiving when I make my next exception!!


Trapped in a Tourist Town....

Tonight, J1, J2 and I went to dinner again. We decided to listen to the oh-so-famous, oh-so-wrong Rachel Ray and head over to Jestine's Kitchen. She raved over their "perfectly blended sweet tea" and "juicy fried chicken." Well...let me go ahead and correct her: The tea was mediocre & not very sweet for "southern food" and the chicken was greasy but yet dry. *I didn't eat the chicken but have had it in the past* The restaurant brags about being a delicious southern experience but in my experience, southern food should not need salt added to it. It should be mushy & delicious & salty all rolled into one. This food tonight was none of the above. The macaroni was bland. The cornbread was dry. The green beans needed salt. The tea was bleh. I have been to Jestine's a few other times and always walk away thinking the same thing...haven't figured out why I keep going back.
Bushido's is another place that was featured on the Travel Channel's Man V. Food. I decided to check it out after watching Adam go through the Spicy Tuna Challenge. Sushi variety? lacking. Sushi taste? Lacking. And the rumor that is going around town? They had to water down the Spicy Tuna Challenge for Adam so he could make it through it. I'm just sayin....man up Adam! Man up!
Some other places that people in Charleston brag about but are not worth the visit? Hyman's Seafood - it's like Outback. Everything they cook is flavored with the same seasoning. It's overly salty and gross. Andolini's - there is WAY better pizza out there. See Pizza Quest 09 results.
If visiting a new town, ask a local - not a famous person. Also...don't ask a stupid local. Just sayin...


Dinner & A Bargain, Anyone?

I went to dinner with J & J tonight at Your Pie...and 2 out of 3 meals were less than $5!! J2 had to be expensive and order a salad (plus she bought the kids' meal) but J1 and I each had a pizza (free) and a drink ($1.64). We then went over to Yobe, this cool new frozen yogurt place in town and each spent less than $3. We had coupons for the first 3 oz of yogurt free, so we only to pay beyond that. I always wish they told you how many ounces you got so I could make sure I was not being overly piggish...but I'm sure I was being piglet like so maybe it is best I don't know. I love cheap-o but delicious meals!!! I also love the free Your Pie pizza coupons!! Glad I have 8 more of them, plus Your Pie has all the Yobe 3 oz coupons!


Just an Idea...

Just to give you an idea of how sexy/raspy I sound - a friend of mine asked if I recently had a voice box installed. Or if I'd ever dated a dipper because perhaps I had gotten second hand dipper cancer.....let me tell you, if that is the case then it was so not worth it!!
He also asked if I would say "Snap into a Slim Jim." Which I didn't think was very nice...

*whine whine whine*

If you don't want to hear me whine, you should stop reading now. Ok, you've been warned. I don't feel good!! My muscles hurt, my throat hurts and I have a general feeling of lethargicness & vomitness. I could handle this with a lot less whining if my muscles didn't hurt but the fact that I can't walk makes me miserable! It hurts to touch my legs because they are so sore...and the crappy part? I skipped boot camp today since I left work early (due to slight fever/sore throat and the fact I'm in people's faces...not because of sore muscles), so I didn't think I should go work out. I considered it though. I'm also skipping tomorrow because J & J will be in town and I want to see them instead of workout. There is only a 6 am class on Friday so let's not kid ourselves and think I'll wake up. No weekend classes...so pretty much right about the time I'm done being sore, it'll be time to go back. I don't know if I can motivate myself to feel like this more!! It hurts sooo bad!
My throat also hurts! It doesn't hurt to swallow so I can still eat but it just feels dry and cottony and gross. And I sound like an 80 year old smoker. It's gross.
The vomity feeling & fever has finally gone away...so it'll be back to work tomorrow...but this super sucks. I need to feel better NOW!


Check It

Today was Day 2 of Boot Camp...oh my gosh. I was a little sore when I woke up this morning and then suddenly at 2:00 in the middle of my date with the creepy fireman - it hit. I couldn't walk down the stairs!! I went ahead and made it to camp again today which went surprisingly well. Once I warmed up, my legs cooperated and I felt good. I hopped in the car afterwards and drove over to cheerleading. I went to get out of the car and OH CRAP! I'M PARALYZED! I couldn't move!! My legs hurt so badly! I made sure to stretch...so here's hoping I can move tomorrow since I have to work.
Ok so I told you I'd fill you in on the dude situation. Old Dude? He's out. I told him I was going to be out of town for 2 weeks (week and a half and I was home for a few days but didn't want to make time for him) and I'd talk to him when I got back...and I didn't hear from him once! I got tired of being the only one putting forth effort and him never having time. So, I saw him 2 weeks ago and haven't spoken to him since...oh well. Another one bites the dust.
Early? He's another story. He really grew on me...I like him and I like where things are going - although I'm not exactly sure where that is. We hang out about once a week but with his school schedule it's really hard. I did get to see him three times last week which was really nice. I know at first I was a little iffy about him - after all, who doesn't walk someone to their car when their car is parked in the ghetto? But...well...I dunno, that hasn't happened again so I figure that's fixed. I was also a little hesitant because he doesn't know how long he's here for - maybe December, maybe June and then who knows where he'll go? He said he's 90% sure he'll be here until June so I feel like it's not a complete waste of time. So, he's nice & cute & I like hanging out with him. Conversation flows easily, he seems to get along with the friends of mine he's met...I'm feeling like he's a keeper.
Now, as for the date today - OH.MY.GOSH! It was not good. He definitely gives off a creepy vibe. He offered to go run with me (I don't run!!) and if I wanted to come over and punch his punching bag, I was always welcome!! Ummm....why do you think we'll be hanging out again? Since I suck at saying no, I agreed to continue the date beyond pizza and we went to aquarium. The aquarium wasn't bad but the date never got any better. And 5'5"??? Yeah...ok!! I'm 5'9" (I'm not...) - why am I always a good inch taller than these guys?!?! I'll figure out how to get rid of this one...


I Couldn't Wait

So I am supposed to go on a date tomorrow with a firefighter. I was looking forward to the date - he seemed like a nice guy, went to UNC, was cute, was a firefighter, did muay thai - seemed interesting & cute. We were emailing back and forth and have just recently switched over to texting...and...big mistake! I'm tired of him already. I'm still willing to go on the date tomorrow because maybe he just comes off as clingy & annoying in text and isn't that way in person. I'm hoping...but just in case, I'm going to schedule a massage or body scrub (Groupon!!) for mid afternoon so I have a good excuse to leave.

Oh...You Almost Got Me!!

NaBloPoMo!!! You almost got me. I almost forgot to blog today!! Not a good way to start the month but it's all good. I'm on it.
I started boot camp through Fly Dog Fitness today. Oh. My. Gosh. I don't think I'll be able to walk tomorrow! I also didn't realize how out of shape I was. I couldn't run a 1/4 mile without feeling like I was going to run out of breath!! This will definitely be a difficult month but it should be super successful as long as I can stick with it.
The weight loss contest is continuing at work and they finally came to their senses and decided to judge it based on percentage of body weight lost. I don't have a very good chance in this contest since I'll have to work really hard to lose 10 pounds and everyone else should be losing around 30...but I'm doing boot camp and changing my diet. Everyone else is just changing their diet in very minor ways. One girl is doing Weight Watchers. If I work my butt off, I could take this!! ....maybe....
Tomorrow? Early/Old Dude/random date with a firefighter


get ready!

National Blog Post Month is almost here! I'm going to save the link to my blog on my phone so I can make sure to update daily. For those of you who are new to the blogging world NaBloPoMo takes place each November and you are supposed to blog every day. Prizes are involved. Not that I've ever won one but maybe this is my year.
I have lots to update you on but I'll save it for next month. Here's a little teaser of what you can look forward to: how I feel about Sally (that's what I'm calling my phone), project V, Early, Old Dude, work...and I think that's about it. Plus whatever else happens between now and then. Oh yeah and boot camp. I start that on Monday but I'm pretty sure I won't forget that when I can't walk. Until Monday...


And it continues...

So Project V (which I've been told I need to rename because it sounds like a different sort of project...one I'm not embarking on) is still continuing. I haven't had any meat since Monday at around 2pm. I've also made a delicious pasta (with zucchini, tomatoes, garlic & pine nuts), tried tofu (good at one place, not so much at another), and eaten a lot more fruit than I normally would. I also have been trying to eat lots of lentils since they are a good source of protein as well.
Tonight though - it's all going to be ruined. I'm going on a date with Early to Bowen's Island and they don't have any vegetarian items. I feel a little bit better that it is at least local seafood, and at least it's seafood instead of meat. We're also going to a local Fright Night thing with a haunted corn maze & a haunted hay ride. I'm pretty sure he's going to scream like a little girl but at least he's willing to go along!


Project V

So I'm a vegetarian now...I know it's crazy but it's true. I have not had meat since Monday, October 18th at 2:00 pm - so I'm 2.5 days into Project V. It all started when I read this book, Skinny Bitch - the chapter entitled "The Dead, Rotting Flesh Diet" or something to that affect has ruined meat/seafood/deliciousness for me. However, I did make a delicious pasta tonight with zucchini, tomato, garlic & pine nuts. I had lentil stew for lunch - so far I've had all delicious foods! I'm not sure how this will affect Hot Dog 2010...do I abandon it? Or switch over to a vegetarian hot dog? Ugh...I'm leaning towards abandonment, although it's far more likely I'll forget about what I read in a few weeks and abandon Project V.
Also, as I'm sure all of you were wondering - I'm back from Chicago and I LOVED IT! I can't wait to go back. It's such a cool city - smack in the middle of downtown has the big city feel with the giant buildings but when you get out into the neighborhood, it has a smaller city feel but everything is still so walkable. Also, I loved public transportation! I was a little scared at first and convinced myself that the train would derail because the driver drank too much the night before and would be driving too fast...but I got over that eventually.
I also got to see lots of homeless people - but just a note to all you homeless people out there: Don't ask me for money if you have a McFlurry in your hand! Seriously - use my money for canned goods, something that you can actually get nutrients from, not McDonalds! Oh, I also got chased by a street performer. It was one of those guys painted silver and he had a sign that said if you want a picture you have to donate money. Well I didn't think that applied to me and he chased me down and made me delete the picture! It was so funny!! And also the perfect opportunity for everyone else to get free pictures since he was preoccupied with yelling at me.
I got to see my buddy C.G. again too, which was great. It's been probably around 10 years since I'd seen him and I'm so proud of him! He's done so much with his life and I'm happy that he's been so successful with his work and that he seems very happy with his life. I can't wait to go back and visit him! I'm 97% sure I'm going to be moving to Chicago next summer...but who knows, that could change but I hope it doesn't.


I Did It!

I did it! I did it! I quit my job - and based on her reaction, I wish I just hadn't gone back yesterday after lunch. I feel like it would have gotten the exact same reaction. No more Team Matsy!! I get to go to work and like my coworkers and not have to grunt at anyone (unless it's before 10am, then clearly, I'm not going to speak out loud).
The only downside is I don't think she's going to have me work the next 2 weeks...so I won't get paid. But the upside is I don't have to go there ever again!


Tomorrow! Tomorrow!

I think I'm going to do it tomorrow. I'm going to give my notice at work. I had planned on waiting until next Tuesday so I could continue working there before starting at Dr. L's on November 8th...but I just don't think I can make it at that office until then. Today was a horrible day - except, aside from the fact that I didn't talk to anyone, I didn't think it was that bad. Apparently, my refusal to chit chat needlessly with the other staff members is a problem and put a "bad vibe" in the office. I did everything the other staff asked, I helped with instruments/trays...but not good enough. I should chit chat and get along and be friends. Let's go ahead and have a group hug at the end of the day - no thanks! You know how I feel about hugs.
I was thinking about it and I used to love going to that office. I looked forward to Monday & Tuesday because I just really loved work. Then things changed, there was all kinds of office drama and no one got along. Now I would rather be anywhere else than work. I usually take a 2-3 hour lunch just to not be in that building. I'd rather not get paid than have to deal with the fakeness & drama of the place.
I was pulled aside and told I was not a team player and to come in with a better attitude tomorrow. Well, I'm not going to be a team player when no one else is. Everyone else gets to do the bare minumum and it's fine so why should I do any more? I realize that's a horrible attitude to have and I feel like I don't have that attitude at my other offices. I didn't used to have that attitude there. I think that the longer I stay there the more stressed I will become and the worse off both I & the office will be. I just have to summon up the courage to let her know exactly why I am quitting. I don't want her to think that I'm leaving because a)I got yelled at or b)the one person I got along with left. She was a reason to stick around because she made my day bearable but I was still becoming unhappy..I think she just slowed the process down.
I don't want to be a quitter - but I am going to be!!


C'mon Thursday at 4!!

Oh my gosh can it get worse? Ok...don't answer that. I know, it can. I don't really have it that badly. But I got cussed at by a patient today because he was upset his gums were sore (not my fault you SUCK at brushing your teeth and can't brush the bottom half of them)...I seem incapable of running on time at work lately...and Old Dude is definitely blowing me off. Early is just too busy with school to give me attention and I just want a hug to make today better!! Since I will not be receiving that hug today...I want tomorrow to hurry up and get here so I can go to Fayetteville and everything will be ok again.
If Mrs. W saw my FB post (and if she loves me) and has time, I just know she'll make a pumpkin cake...I really hope she has time (and loves me!). She makes the best pumpkin cake - so moist with the best cream cheese icing you'll ever have. Seriously. This is an award winning cake. What award you ask? The Official Kristin LOVES This Cake Award. I did not just make that up.
For now though, I'm just going to crawl in my bed and hide from whatever evil the world has left in store for me today.


How I Met Your Mother

Tonight was a great episode. It made me feel better about the whole C situation - I totally feel like that was unfinished. And I deleted his number/any reminders of him but I can't delete his number from my brain. But at the end, Robin forgot Don's number. So eventually, I'll forget C's too....right?
In other news, I've got a couple exciting weeks coming up - going home and to the zoo this weekend, Chicago next weekend and I'll start a new job in November!! Well...not new...but I'm leaving the one that's no longer making me happy (because of dirty, red neck coworkers) and I'll pick up more hours at the job that I do like.
And, to catch up anyone who may be wondering - I'm still dating Old Dude and Early. There are things I like about each of them and really, things are going pretty slowly with both of them so I'll need to keep both of them around to get the attention that I want....at least for now. I do feel bad everytime Early goes in for a kiss though. Weird that I don't feel bad about Old Dude. I'm going to need to get rid of my guilty conscience if I'm going to keep this up. Besides, I haven't told either one of them that I'm dating only them so this is all a part of dating, right???
Also, Hot Dog TwentyTen is still continuing...but I'm getting kinda fat (def not from eating a bunch of hot dogs!!) so I had to put it on hold for a little bit. There is 1 place left to try and then Round Two begins.


YES!!! er...no....

The other day, as I was leaving my house, I went to go open my garage door. I was just opening the door to my car to jump in as the door was going up and I noticed a car behind my garage. As the door continued to rise, it revealed a black Ford F150...could it be??? Then I saw a Florida Gator license plate (which I thought was weird...but possible...). I was SO excited. I thought something had changed Casey's mind and he was in town and my prayers had been answered. I thought he stopped by to see me. Then...an old man stepped out of the truck. It was my stupid neighbor's stupid boss visiting their stupid house and he parked behind the wrong stupid house. Can you tell I'm a little bitter?
Then, the other night, I got a text from Casey that said he was ready to talk to me again!!! Sweet!! Finally!! I missed you so much!! But then I woke up...and it was just a dream.



I don't think Old Dude gets it - you can't change your mind about BBQ. You can't turn back! I had my heart and my hopes up about BBQ and he decided we should go eat with his brother and sister-in-law at the Kickin' Chicken to watch the USC game. Wait, don't get confused by USC, I meant Carolina. Oh wait, still confused??? Not North Carolina like the rest of the country thinks...the University of South Carolina, yeah...the one no one cares about?!?!? Anyways, I was not pissy about going out with the brother and sister-in-law - I like them!! But I would have been a much happier girl if we'd gone to BBQ then met up with them..or if they came with us and then we went to watch the game that I didn't care a thing about. I was also pretty hungry which didn't help my mood. After I got some food in me I did become a little less pissy...now if I could get BBQ in me I'd be the happiest girl in the whole wide world.



I think I've found it - the best hot dog in Charleston!! I know, that's a pretty bold statement but Johnny's was really really good. I really think it's going to come down to Perfectly Frank's and Johnny's but there are still a few places left to check out. Johnny's is a window beside a hardware store - they have limited hours (7am-3pm) and are always busy! I got my hot dog at 10:45 today and there was a good sized crowd already gathered. My hot dog came out in a bun that was steamed to perfection - I knew the bun was important but I think this has been the only place that steamed it and boy, did that make a difference! The hot dog was also juicy and delicious and they didn't skimp on the ketchup. I got the hot dog, a bag of chips and a bottle of Cheerwine for only $4!! Hot dogs should be cheap, after all! I'm curious to see how this place stands up when I start piling on the toppings but for a basic dog?? I think Johnny's is going to be the place to go!
Oh and the standings so far?
1. Johnny's
2. Perfectly Franks
3. Skoogie's
4. Five Guys
5. Jack's Cosmic Dogs
6. Sesame Burger
7. Halo
Starvation is starting to set in - Old Dude and I (I guess he wasn't trying to blow me off...he was sick but whatever, that's not an excuse...I should still be a priority!) are heading to try this BBQ place that I have heard it is legend...wait for it...it's gonna be so good and I can't wait, hopefully it'll be like NC BBQ which is what I've heard...dary! The place is called Moose's and it's WAAAAAYYYY out in Monck's Corner somewhere. I've been working on cutting down portion sizes so I can try to get my weight back under control...unfortunately that's left me starving and it's only been 2 days!! I think it's ok to make an exception for BBQ though - after all, it's fat free....isn't it???



No, that's not a new superhero - that's Halo's version of the hot dog. I really like the idea of a hot dog wrapped in pretzel dough...but it wasn't a hot dog!! It was more of a sausage dog - totally different and not that tasty. The pretzel part was really good though!! I'm going to have to place Halo at the bottom of my list because 1)it was was expensive!! $8 for a hot dog, chips and a soda...seriously!?!?!? I can't afford to keep up that hot dog habit!! Also, 2) there isn't any room for variation. It was a sausage dog, wrapped in a pretzel. You could dip it in ketchup or mustard or whatever...but you can't make it much different!! No room for slaw, chili, onions...no thanks!
The hot dog cart on Ashley Ave is also out - turns out I was mistaken. It's a Chinese food cart...which leads me to think I made up that I heard it was really delicious. I guess I assumed that because it was a hot dog from a cart it had to be good. But no hot dog? no good!
I also made it over to Skoogie's in Mt. Pleasant. I liked the idea behind this place (though I hate their hours!! Who closes at 4pm???). There was a couple picnic tables and a long bar to eat the dogs at. There were articles on the wall from local newspapers about how great the hot dogs were at Skoogie's. As I ordered my hot dog from the counter, the guy rang a cow bell everytime someone tipped them - there was A LOT of cow bell! You can never have enough cow bell though, right? Oh wait...you can...The meal was cheap though, at only $5 for a hot dog, fries and a drink. They had milkshakes that sounded pretty good but I'll save that for the next visit. The hot dog came on a bun with poppy seeds which I thought was an interesting touch. The dog was nice and juicy with just the right amount of ketchup. I'm going to put these guys in second place - cooler atmosphere and tastier dog than Five Guys but not nearly as good as Perfectly Franks. Next up...Johnny's and the hot dog cart on George Street - this hot dog cart is real so no worries!


What happened??!?

Today started out SO well - I had a really great brunch second date with E with the hopes of a third date, bought a super cool new pair of Pumas. Seriously, they are so cool! Bright green with white details and they are slip on sneakers! I don't have to tie my shoes anymore!! Then a really good cheer practice - how did everything go so wrong so quickly?
Apparently it's my fault that Friend A is no longer friends with Friend B...not sure how that's my fault but apparently it is. Then, I get called a bad friend to Friend A because I no longer make an effort to hang out with them - um, hello!! I made so many attempts to hang out but they were ALWAYS busy. I got tired of being told no...remember, I'm not a fan of it? Then, it's somehow my fault that Friend B broke up with his girlfriend or is having trouble or I don't even know because Friend B won't speak to me...but it's my fault that they are having issues, like I wanted that or something. I didn't, for the record. I wanted Friend B to talk to me again. Then, I'm really getting the impression that Old Dude is trying to blow me off. He hasn't come straight out and said that...but I'm wary. Eh, he is the first guy I've introduced to any of the Wilkie's in 8 years...I should have known better!! That's what I get for thinking he's a nice guy...
Also, I have absolutely zero desire to go to work tomorrow. I wish I got sick days, I would totally take one tomorrow!! I need a day to sit around and pout about how wrong things seem to be going.


Dog-gone it!

Hot Dog 2010 continued tonight. I went to Sesame Burger and was expecting something amazing. After all, they grind their own meat, make their own ketchup...this was gonna be good! Except it wasn't. It was a store bought hot dog that tasted like a store bought hot dog. I asked if they grinded (ground?) their own meat and they said no that they used to but switched over to Hebrew National Dogs. Disappointment! The dog was of the fat variety, which I know most people like but I prefer the skinny ones. The ketchup was good but didn't have a very strong flavor - I had to put a TON on to taste it. I think I have to put these guys in last place so far, which saddens me but I won't not go there anymore - I just won't get a hot dog there! So far, the standings are:
1. Perfectly Franks
2. Five Guys
3. Jack's Cosmic Dogs
4. Sesame Burger

In other news, WTF is Ninja Johnny doing back in the picture??? I "moved" back to NC (as far as Pivotal knows anyways) and hadn't heard from him much anyways. Now I used to have a giant crush and mischievous intentions with him - he was hot (in my mind anyways...more to do with him being part ninja than actually being cute) and had a rocking body. But boy, was he dumb! He might have been worse than Best Buy Boy in the brains department...well, maybe not. They were probably tied. Now, out of nowhere, he's asking if I want a private ninja lesson...I do not think he has the ninja kind of rolling around in mind. I'm gonna have to turn him down. Not to mention he has an on-again, off-again girlfriend...douche.



I do not like being told no. I know, I'm 28 - I should be used to it by now. But I'm not. If I want something, I want it then. I don't want to be told no or to wait. I don't take kindly to it.


I Should Leave My House More Often

I've gotten hooked on Minute to Win It - you know, that awesome tv show where they play crazy games/feats for 1 minute and win money? I'm a little too lazy (surprise!!) to set up most of the games but there is one that is so easy and so fun! From a sitting position, you place an oreo on your forehead. You can try to get the oreo from your forehead to your mouth without using your hands. It's harder than you would think - go on, try it! You know you want to...I was able to do it the first day I tried it. Yes, I've tried it a couple different days - today I'm not having any luck! And I have Oreo crumbs in my eye.


Hot DOG!

Hot Dog TwentyTen continued today - I kinda broke the rules (not really...I make up the rules!) and got my dog to go this time. I was headed over to this dude's house and going over there sounded WAY better than sitting at Five Guys by myself...for a couple different reasons. More on the dude later, if he's still relevant when I'm ready to discuss him...kinda hoping he is but we all know my track record on that subject! Back to the dog - Five Guys always smells SOOO good. You walk in and the aroma of fresh cut fries smacks you in the face. I always have such high hopes. The guy at the counter was chatty in an annoying sort of way. After a wait of what seemed like forever, I finally got my order - a burger for Old Dude (no he's not old...that's just what I call everyone), a hot dog...ketchup only! for me, and 2 orders of fries. I couldn't decide between the cajun and regular - cajun was definitely the better choice!
Now here's where it all went wrong. On my way over to Old Dude's house (I know...I need to think of a better nickname but Bald Dude is already taken and don't need any reminders of THAT one!) I got pulled over. I think I have lost all of my charm. I don't understand it. I used to be able to get out of tickets all the time...now, nope, nothing! Go ahead and write me a couple of tickets each time, please! Anyways I was a little (or a lot) pissy about the ticket so I wasn't exactly starving when I got over there. The hot dog was ok...it was cut in half (length wise) which was kinda weird and the ketchup was on the bun, not on top of the dog. Plus there wasn't enough. I did like that it was a regular hot dog bun...and the hot dog was juicy and had good flavor. Perfectly Franks is definitely better (plus a cooler atmosphere...Five Guys is so chain-like!) but Five Guys is better than Cosmic Jack's. I don't think they'll hold up against the other places but maybe I'll be surprised. The fries were mediocre but they were cold due to the police officer taking his sweet time writing me the ticket. I even offered him some fries...but NOOOO...he was too busy writing tickets to eat. Butthole.


I Will Never Tell...

anyone to watch "The Backup Plan." It is a really really bad movie. I mean, I know that I should have known that since it was starring Jennifer Lopez but I gave it a chance anyways. It's got the woman who's tired of waiting on "The One" so she decides to get inseminated and have a baby on her own. There's the best friend who has 4 kids already and hates motherhood, trying to convince her not to have a baby. There is the guy who she hates at first and then decides that despite her hatred for him, she'll hang out with him and finally agree to a date. They went on their date, which was over-the-top romantic in a way that would never happen in real life - candle lit dinner in a private garden..which of course goes awry when he leans over the table to kiss her and spills wine on her new dress and knocks over candles and lights the table on fire. Then she grabs a hose to put the fire out (tripping clumsily on the way) and sprays him in the process of putting the fire out. That, of course!, leads to their first kiss. Oh...did I mention she took a pregnancy test before she went on this date but her dog ate it so she didn't know if she was knocked up or not? But...clearly her dog would throw up the pregnancy test as soon as she got home from her date. Yes, of course she was pregnant! Why would you guess otherwise?!?!?
She is now on their second date and as she is pulling up to his farm, he's riding a tractor shirtless. Obviously, she got distracted by his ripped, muscular, sweaty body (because of course he looks like that, doesn't everyone!!) and she crashes into a tree. Can this get any worse? Why am I still watching? Why are you still reading?? Well, you made it this far, might as well keep on. Oh did I mention her handicapped dog that she bought from a breeder. It basically fell apart due to the inbreeding so it now uses a doggy wheelchair...wheelcart...
Oh right, and they just had sex for the first time (on their second date, mind you!) and she threw up immediately afterwards. Then tells him she's pregnant. He freaks out (a normal reaction, if you ask me) and when she tries to leave, he gets upset that she's leaving because there is more to say on the subject and suddenly he's not upset about her being pregnant anymore. Ok...I won't bore you with this horrid movie anymore. I'm going to continue to torture myself with it but I am going to go out on a limb and say they reconcile, live happily ever after on his farm, raising her sperm baby....just a guess though! You'll have to watch yourself to find out for sure.

Why Am I Awake????

I had such an exhausting day today - I went out on a boat/date, met a family, drank a couple beers and was out in the sun ALL DAY LONG. That being said, I should be exhausted! Well, I am exhausted...so I went to bed early, around 10:30 pm. Why am I suddenly wide awake at 2:30 am? I thought it was because I was hungry...so I made myself a taco but that didn't seem to fix the problem. Either problem. I'm still hungry and I'm still wide awake. I'm not used to being up these crazy hours!!


Uh oh...

What did I just do?? I got an email from a friend asking about the dynamics of my friendship with another friend and that he needed to determine how many of his friends lied to his face. I explained I didn't understand how the dynamics of my friendship with Friend B had to anything to do with him. He said it wasn't anything to do with he and I. Awkward situation!! So I explained I felt that was Friend B's business and he should speak to Friend B. I politely said I wasn't willing to burn the bridge between Friend B and I...just in case...ya know? I'm a hopeful person. Despite all the negative signs, I'm still hoping. I can't just give up. And by answering Friend A, I would have been just giving up. Friend A took that as my answer...and I'm pretty sure he'll go yell at Friend B (assuming he took it the way I think he did), who will then hate me all the more. *sigh* can I do nothing right to fix this big fat mess between Friend B and I? Pretty sure Friend A has written me off now too since I wouldn't tell him a straight forward answer to his question. Not that I'm missing out on much there though- he hasn't spoken to me in nearly 4 months so not much is changing there! All I want is Friend B back!! Fix my life, please!!



I am going to need the specialist offices (and Malinda) to consult with each other before they go sending goodies over to my office! Yesterday, Dr. Sparacino sent sugar cookies. They are the cheapest, grossest looking cookies but they melt in your mouth! They are so soft and sugar and awesome and I can't shovel them in fast enough! I was really happy when he sent them over....until today. Today, Malinda brought over a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts. They are my weakness. Just ask Mrs. Beth about when she cursed me with big hips for eating too many donuts. I'm still mad at her for cursing me. Anyways, a dozen donuts quickly went down to 7 donuts. Yes, if you are good at math I did eat 5 donuts. They are just so good and they melt in your mouth and I can't help but shovel them in! I was talking to S with a donut in hand (and mouth) and picked up a second. I had half of it gone so quickly she thought it was the same donut. It's so cruel to put Krispy Kreme donuts around me!
If all that weren't bad enough, Dr. Long's office sent over bagels and cream cheese on the same day! How am I supposed to eat 5 donuts and 2 bagels in one day, after eating 3 cookies the day before?!!? I lead such a rough life...



I need an intervention. I'm addicted to Groupon. The deals are just so good that I can't pass them up! Today, I got a facial, scrub OR massage for only $35! That's up to an $80 value!! How could I pass that up? I don't know which one to choose - I wish I could do all 3!! I've also gotten great deals on boot camp, surf (or paddleboard) lessons, yoga, and house cleaning. It seems as though every day the deals get cooler and cooler and I can't say no! I blame my mother for this. If she'd never sent me this, I'd clean my own house and face!

To Shave or Not To Shave?

So if you are a man, it's normal to grow a beard - most men can. Some can carry it well, others not so much. But what happens if you are a woman? Why do women grow beards? I mean, not all do! I do not. I'd like to make that very clear early on. I do not have a beard, nor do I intend to grow one. Now that that misconception is out of the way...
I seem to get my fair share of female patients with a beard. How do I know this, you ask? Well, because when I grab their chin to turn their head...ack! Why did your chin stab me? Oh...what's all this? 10 o'clock stubble? Hmmmm...It's not like it's 1 or 2 stray hairs - I get that (though I still think some effort should be made to control those wily little hairs). It's a whole patch that would put an 18 year old boy to shame! Now most of these patients are bigger women - do they have more testosterone running through their body? Sometimes they are on medications, but often times, they aren't.
Secondly: WHY WOULD YOU THINK SHAVING IS A GOOD IDEA??? It is a HORRIBLE idea. Absolutely horrible. Wax it, pluck it, put some cream on it. DO. NOT. SHAVE. YOUR. FACE.
Yes, I do feel better now.


I've Got This One!

So I've had a number of first, sometimes second dates lately. The issue of who is going to pay the bill is always awkward, but on a first date it's even worse! My solution is to sit there and ignore the bill - pretend like it was never put down, just keep talking and being my sweet, charming self. I always make sure to thank them for the dinner...but I'm the one being courted here! Having me pull out my wallet is not the way to woo me!
According to one party, I should always at least offer. I should say "I've got this one" and give them the opportunity to say "No, I'll get it." I feel like by using a statement they don't have an opportunity to say no. I should use a question. "Do you want me to get this?" But H said no. I need to offer, not ask. Perhaps this is a Midwest thing?
Another party said that I shouldn't even offer to pay - she's the one saying they were trying to woo me! Allow myself to be woo-ed. She said that I shouldn't acknowledge the bill because I shouldn't be expected to pay.
I tend to agree with the second (perhaps smarter??) party. Plus, if I'm trying to check my options out and date numerous guys...I can't afford to get stuck with all those bills!
I'm totally for splitting costs of a relationship - once it is a relationship. Right now, I'm still testing the waters! What should I do? Offer to pay? Keep on keeping on? I don't want to come off as a spoiled brat (no comments here, please) but I also don't want to go broke trying to date! Also, if I should offer to pay (and expect them to say no), how do I do it in a way to not encourage them to say ok? Help!!


The Girl Who Played With Fire

I've been reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy books by Stieg Larsson. First of all, I'm addicted. Secondly, I can't read fast enough! Thirdly...he can't really be dead! I need more!
I'm on the second book now and am totally perplexed. I have no doubt that Salander is innocent - there's no way she could have killed those 2 people. Her guardian? Yes, perhaps..but he was a douche that should have been killed. Plus, if she killed the other 2 her coffee cup wouldn't have been broken. She's disappeared from the book and it's telling the story from every perspective but hers! I have to know! The problem is that I can't rush through reading the end of this book because I'm borrowing them from my neighbor and she's not quite done with the third book.
If anyone is looking for a good book, check these out! They are a little graphic and the first one was a little slow to start but after you get thru the first 1/3 of the book - wow! You can't put it down. I clocked out of work earlier today just so I could read a little bit more.
I heard the movies (Swedish versions) are good though not as good as the books. That's always the case though, isn't it? Ok, I've stalled enough - I've got to get back to reading!


Left-Right, Left-Right-Left

I'm off to boot camp. Well...not quite yet. I've paid for boot camp now I just need to figure out a good time to go. Through the Groupon (love it, thanks ma!) website, I got a deal for an unlimited number of classes for a month for only $39. That's normally a $120 cost! I'll be participating at Park Circle's Fly Dog Fitness, probably sticking with the evening classes since I don't see myself making a 6 am workout session.
I need to do something. I no longer have that little persistant voice reminding me that "it's my body, my choice" and so I've gotten pretty lazy. I haven't worked out at all in something like 3 months and I'm really starting to feel blah, like all my muscle (there wasn't much to begin with) is turning into flab. Hopefully this boot camp will kick start me back into a work out plan.
I'm debating joining Planet Fitness. I really don't like the idea of working out at the mall where anyone can walk by the big glass window and see you working out - but it's cheap at only $10 a month and I don't use a lot of the extras that most gyms offer (juice bar, classes, child care, personal trainers...). I don't think you have to sign a contract with them either. The other thing I'm considering is using an online personal trainer. The website I found is Fit Orbit and it seems you email back and forth with a trainer who sets you up with a work out plan that will get you heading in your fitness goal direction and works with you on a meal plan that you can stick with. They send you videos to demonstrate the exercise and are available for motivation and questions. It seems like a good idea...I think...


What a Rip Off!

The salon I go to is adjoined with a boutique - Viola & Clyde. I always browse in there but I have never bought anything because a)most of what is sold there is not my style b)what I do like looks good on the hanger but horrid on me and c)most of what is sold in there is ridiculously expensive. Today, I found a cute shirt on the sale rack - a basic tank in a pretty blue with some lacy details. They suggested pairing it with a boyfriend jean (which I refer to as lesbian jeans because I'm pretty sure, with my short hair...I look like a lesbian in the jeans) which I happened to have at home! I liked the idea - a cute basic with girly details paired with masculine style jeans. Perfect! I bought the tank, knowing the no return policy on sale items. Well, I wore the shirt out tonight and as I was lazing about on my couch I realized there were holes all along the seams of the lace! This is crap! And even though I bought it today, I can't return it. I'm still gonna try - but I highly doubt I'll buy anything from there again, it's super expensive AND poor quality? No thanks.
As for the salon - the girl I see (also named Kristin...crazy!!) leaves wax all over my face everytime I'm in there. I even told her I had a date tonight. You'd think she'd make extra effort to remove the wax. If you thought that, you'd be wrong. I swear she left extra wax today. I think I need to switch to another stylist but I'm scared she's gonna ask me why I changed.



So here I am thinking the cheerleading season started off beautifully and I was excited about the upcoming season. But, on the first day of practice, I am already dealing with an angry parent. I pulled her daughter aside to explain (nicely!) that we (all coaches) put her on the senior team but we talked about putting her on the junior team. Her skills were some great, some not so great but her attitude was usually not so good. Her mom was uber-pissed and yelled at me. I stayed nice and didn't get an attitude back but she thinks her daughter responds with a "yes ma'am" when she has one of the worst attitudes on the team! Obviously no mom likes being told her kid has a nasty attitude but I couldn't lie! I explained she does not say "yes ma'am" and while sometimes she has a good attitude - more often than not, it was bad. I tried to say how much we enjoyed working with her and how when she works hard, she does really well. She did a great job today, we only want to see her improve and continue to progress...ugh! She didn't hear any of it! I apologized for upsetting her daughter but she talked about pulling her daughter from the team. That's not what I want at all! I want her attitude to improve before a different coach makes her cry on a daily basis for her bad attitude! It was like a heads up without saying "Coach is a barracuda. She will eat you alive the first time you get an attitude." *sigh* I tried to warn her....



Is it meant to be? A friend of mine from here in Charleston just got a job in Chicago. She leaves in a few weeks. I'm really sad to see her go...while she was not a close friend, she was hilarious and I think with some time, she could have become a closer friend. Plus she was really tall. Doesn't that just make you like someone more? When they are ridiculously tall? The job is a great opportunity for her and I hope she does really well out there! I know she's nervous about the move but it's exciting for me...if I decide to move there, I'll know 2 people! Plus she can get me all kinds of cookware accessories! (always a plus in a friend, their ability to get you free or reduced price cookware)
She'll be moved by the time I go visit in October so I'll definitely have to hang out with her while I'm out there. I'm glad I have a new vacation to look forward to, only 2 more months!!


This Is How It Should Go

So I went on another date tonight - no not Dan Dan the Creepy Needy Man. After a futile attempt to slow things down with him (was worried he might propose to me on the 2nd date...or get my name tattooed on his neck), I had to cut him off. He wasn't getting that I was not all that interested. Tonight went much better though! The new guy is the complete opposite of guys I normally would date but maybe that's not such a bad thing...there was lots of good conversation and a mutual spark (or so I thought)that didn't border on psychotic. He's a little on the skinny side and shorter than I normally would like but he's decent looking. He's also pretty involved in the church but didn't seem to try to sway me into getting involved or even going. We talked about church and all, but I liked that it was a conversation, not an attempt to convinvce me. We have a tentative 2nd date set up for Saturday.
Plus there was a good hot dog. Every date needs a good hot dog. I went to Perfectly Franks out in Summerville. Perry, the owner (who I was worried might be my date - he was in a do rag), was outside on the phone, waving friendly-like at the passerbys. As I waited outside, he offered to bring me a menu. I declined but said I'd be inside in a few minutes. It was hot so I went ahead inside and figured my date would find me. It was empty inside so I decided to chat up the staff. I asked if they had any specialty dogs and Perry was more than helpful. He said the Frank Cuda was a pretty popular one and pointed out a few more. He also said their tacos were really good but they only had a few types of fish that night. I decided to divulge to him that I was there for Hot Dog 2010 and he seemed really excited about it. He offered to pay me so he wouldn't come in last place. He was a funny guy. As he prepared my hot dog, he said he would let me put my own ketchup on so it would be just the right amount. He had prepared food for weddings, catering, fine dining events...but this was the most nerve-wracking. I took a bite and gave him a big thumbs up. The dog was delicious! It was juicy and flavorful. It was a little longer than a normal dog but not quite a foot long. He uses the same type of bun as Jack's Cosmic Dogs so I'm not sure how a super-topping-upped dog will go but he did suggest having them trim the bun so it will fit in my mouth. My date got 2 dogs, both oozing with toppings...I was impressed. He swears by their Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce that came on one of the dogs. We also had Guiness beer battered onion rings that were decent, crispy and greasy but a little bitter-sweet taste from the Guinness. I think on my return visit I'll have to try the sweet potato fries with blue cheese crumbles. As tbe evening wore on, it got busier inside and I found it hard to believe they would really close down at 7. I'm looking forward to my return visit as I'm pretty sure Perfectly Franks will be a front runner.


Suck Suck Suck

As I get home from my date, I realize that I suck at dating - an integral part of dating is being able to say no and that you think you're better off as friends. That's the part I suck at. I mean, the guy tonight was not bad and he seemed to adore me. He was willing to drop the rest of his weekend plans to hang out with me, offered to have dinner cooked for me if I wanted to come over Sunday night after cheer and I swear I could have done nothing wrong - I could have told racist jokes (which I don't), used curse words in every sentence (which I don't), scratched my butt (which I don't), and danced like MC Hammer (occasionally, I do)...and he would have thought I was perfect. I know I should look for someone that adores me but he wasn't Casey. That was the problem. No one's ever going to be Casey and I'm stupid for holding out for someone who is exactly like him. And holding out for the real Casey - well...he has no interest in me. For whatever reason, I was never good enough for him. Ugh...how am I supposed to let this guy down? Or do I just settle for someone who seems interested in me? This is one of the many reasons I don't like dating.
In less sucky news, Hot Dog 2010 kicked off tonight. Jack's Cosmic Dogs was contender #1 and was not bad. I have tried them previously and did not love their hot dogs due to too much bun, so too much room for toppings and impossibility of getting even amounts of topping/dog ratio. However, with just ketchup (I know, once you are 5 you should stop eating ketchup only on your hot dog) it was actually pretty good. Plus they make their own root beer which was delicious! AND they have Kool-Aid! Yes! It's really good. I believe they also cut their own fries as well which is a nice addition - although eat them fast or they get crunchy. Next up on the list is Perfectly Frank's in Summerville.


I Don't Get It

I don't get how you go from being someone's best friend for a year and a half and going from spending the majority of your time with or talking to that person to we're done. I mean, I get what happened - but I didn't think that would be the end result. It was never any question that I was in love with him so of course telling me that he likes some girl who is moving across the country to be with him isn't going to get an overjoyed reaction. I explained he had just broken my heart and that while it's great news for him, it is not quite the same good news for me and that I needed some space. I thought that was the mature thing to do - ask for space instead of lashing out. Apparently, I was wrong. Generally when I think I'm doing the right thing it turns out I'm wrong. I am not sure, aside from being overjoyed which I was not capable of, what the right thing to do was. I guess I took too much space though because when I was ready to calmly address it, he was gone and done with me.
No apologies seem capable of bringing my best friend back to me. Nothing I do seems to fix anything. He has his new girlfriend and no longer sees a need for me. Funny how when he was by himself down there and so lonely that he had room in his life for me. Funny how he had asked me to move down there and I wasn't able to. Now he's not lonely and so why would he talk to me? Except it's really not that funny. I'm still stuck here. Adjusting to him moving away was hard enough. Now I have to adjust to him shunning me. It's a hard thing to adjust to. BTW, if you bring this up to my face or on the phone, I will probably walk away or lash out at you so I wouldn't suggest it.

In other news, I'm headed on a date tonight with a guy who is already overly clingy. He's got our next 30 years planned out and has assured me he won't have a run in with the garbage disposal since I said I don't really like missing fingers. What happened to taking things slow? I explained I don't like talking on the phone (partially true, there are a few exceptions) so his solution is that we'll just have to hang out that much more. *sigh* I think tonight will only encourage him.


Oh, friend!

I'm so glad to have a best friend like the one I do. She understands that sometimes I can be in a funk and need space - whether I tell her or not. And despite my funkness (and sometimes hers) we can always pick up where we left off. I love her for understanding me. It's so nice to have that and to know we can disagree and argue about things but that all I need to do is send a text that says "Hey, are you around? I need someone to talk to" and she's there. And I would do the same for her too. I thought I had more friends like that but I guess they are hard to come across...it's really saddening though when you think you have one like that and it turns out they are not. Like, really really saddening. Like, makes me want to cry saddening. :(



This is the MOST random way to convince someone to get a facial - oddly (or not so oddly) I'm convinced!

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What would be the most logical number of fingers for a person? Hint: it's not 10.


Oh Starry Night

It's back to work for me tomorrow. I only had to work 2 days last week and while it totally threw my schedule off and I spent most of the week sleeping (or going out and sleeping to recover from it), I really don't think I can go tomorrow. I used to really like my job and now...well...not so much. I can't take the overly chipper attitudes first thing in the morning (I know, but really??? No need to be THAT chipper THAT early!). Ugh...I really hope it goes better than it has been the past few weeks.
At least I have cheer camp after work, so that should cheer me up - we're expecting a really good turnout. 35 kids are pre-registered and we're expecting some to just show up. The best part of this??? I don't have to teach! Just show up and smile, be nice to the kids and I get paid for it! Sweet deal, huh?


What a day...

Today has sucked. Seriously. Sucked. And I'd love to vent and just get it all off my chest but while this whole blog started as a way to vent and also keep everyone informed on the going on's of my life, it's turned into a way to keep everyone nosy and overly involved. I feel like if I put on here that I got abducted by aliens and they cut off my nose, then I would start getting calls/texts/emails asking about the aliens and would i get my nose back and are the aliens coming back? Where did they take me? And really...all I wanted to do was put on here that the aliens took me and my nose. If I wanted to talk about it off the blog, I'd bring it up...but if I blog about it, chances are I don't want to talk about it.
So, I can't blog, I've probably overburdened my neighbor with complaints and my normal soundboard isn't talking to me. Grrr...nothing like bottling it all up!


Three Cups Of Tea

I'm almost finished with Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson. Have you read it? It's amazing! The foreward warns that there are very few people who encounter Greg Mortenson who don't fall under his spell and it is so true. I'm not quite finished and already, I want to help! And all I did was read the book, imagine if I actually met him! It tells the story of an American climber who is in Pakistan to climb a mountain. He fails his attempt at the climb but encounters a village of people that change the course of his life. The children want to learn so badly, they sit out on a cold rock, scratching multiplication tables into the dirt without a teacher. He sets out to build them a school and that is where his adventure really began. He completed one school and decided to do more. He builds school throughout rural Pakistan and Afghanistan. His main goal is to make sure that girls have a place to receive an education. According to the book, if you give the poor a chance to become literate, they are much less likely to join the Taliban and the whole anti-American bandwagon. Also, I like that the curriculum is not western based and trying to teach the students things that are relevent in America.
I strongly suggest you read the book. It makes me realize how lucky I really am and how much I have in my life. Also, if you read (or don't read) the book and are interested in contributing, did you know it takes only $1 a month for a childs education? Or for $1 a day you can pay a teacher's salary? (and American teachers thought they were underpaid!!) It seems like such a small amount that would mean so little to us, but it could change a child's life! Also, if you decide to buy the book, if you buy it through the website 7% of the purchase price is donated toward a girl's education fund.

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. - Persian proverb


Talk about Anticlimactic

So here it is, the big birthday day...remember when these used to be so much fun? I did have a good night tonight (last night)...I went out for all-you-can-eat crab legs with Amy and I did. Yes, I did. Well, I tried at least. I made it through 3 baskets of 2 claws and 8 legs a basket, took a little breather and went back for 2 more claws and another 8 legs. I was stuffed. The Miami Vice's I was drinking didn't help the fullness (1/2 pina colada, 1/2 strawberry daquiri, full delicious)...I had 2 of them and was halfway thru the second when I saw a friend I hadn't seen in forever. Oh, right - we can't forget about the Fun Dip shot that BooBoo bought me (more on him later). I did turn down the tequila shot. Anyways, the friend's husband bought me another Miami Vice and I probably should have called it a night. I didn't however, and went on down to Wet Willie's (no good can ever happen there) for Metal Monday Karaoke. Now anyone who knows me KNOWS if it's not by Britney Spears...I probably don't know it. So Metal Monday was a far cry from my comfort zone but there were a couple train wrecks (myself not included) that made it amusing.
Back to BooBoo - some random guy from Redneck, SC who said we were gonna get married. Then decided we would just date until we got tired of each other. He also decided that we were going to go on a date on Thursday - he decided this 7 times within a 30 minute window. I'm pretty sure he was far drunker than I was. I did get his number but I have no intention of calling him. He irritated me before leaving the bar, which cannot be a good sign. Plus, toward the end of the evening, he decided smoking would look super cool, which didn't work out so well for him.
We'll see what tomorrow holds in store - hopefully not a hangover!


I'm Hungry but Feel Bad For It!

I just finished watching a Dateline show about poor people in Southeast Ohio. Most of them are unable to put food on their tables and don't have work. The work they do have is minimum wage and they are lucky to make $200/week.
Here I am...thinking how hungry I am and how I wish I had some Taco Bell. I feel a little bad, so I just ate food I had at home...despite the fact that I REALLY did not want it! Now I'm still hungry. I'm glad I don't live in Southeast Ohio.


Stuck At Home

Here it is, the weekend and I'm stuck at home. My car has a leaking radiator and so it's been in the shop. It's fixed but unfortunately I don't have a way to get to the car to pick it up. So here I am, sitting at home with lots to think about.
As my birthday approaches, I can't help but think of past birthdays. There are a couple that stand out in my mind - one where a boyfriend made eclairs that I swore I had eaten previously (but could have made up some of the details!). He did his best to make eclairs from scratch and they were incredibly delicious. Last year, when I had just graduated and seemed to have so much in front of me, so many possibilities. Plus a lot of my friends were there and there was an amazing dinner. This year...well...it's not looking so good. But, hey....I'm (almost) 28, shouldn't I be done getting excited about birthdays?


I Really Don't Like You

I'm watching Dear John and I can't seem to even try to like the main character (aptly named John). He's Special Forces....and a total douche. Ok, maybe he's not....but there are similarities between him and BD and I really really dislike him. I'm just waiting for him to break the girl's heart - even though I've read the book and I know what happens.
I did get some good advice from Last Comic Standing tonight - if you go crazy after a breakup, tell everyone. You're bound to find someone who did something crazier than you!