January 31, 2008
groundcat uploaded a new video to his youtube account. does anyone ever go to his youtube page and dig around? he's got some wild stuff out there! of course my youtube account is...."eclectic".....
my "art gallery" blog has been update with a portrait of uncle tank!!!
phrases i hate:
at the end of the day
and now, add to the list:
it is what it is
why is salad from pizza places so good? it just crisp iceberg lettuce, mozzarella, & house dressing, but always so damn good!
that supercalifragillis song from mary poppins is stuck in my head!!!!
i am embarassed to say i spent my lunch break on myspace, looking at the page for beth from "the real world LA". i'm just fascinated with these reality show D-list celebs! fascinated and horrified!
i can't get spell check to work for some reason, and i need to head home. i'm going to post more WLS crap in the next day or 2 when i have time, and some new low fat crockpot recipes from a site that skydog recommended.
another mystery to ponder.....who is skydog?
magalotti did this one back in october, still with cleavage, but this time a crown (which is awesome!) groundcat did this one about a year ago. this is me not wanting to go to work (note evil boss on the right) and wanting to stay home (note cute, monkey-like boyfriend on the left, swinging from a microphone.)
January 30, 2008
dear anonymous, why are you hating the crayon motif so much? also, it's colored pencils, not crayons, duh!
(i just bought copax a big box of crayons for his bday....)
1. my jeep wrangler lease is up next month. should i lease again, or try and get a loan?
2. they have 2 jeep models i am considering: the compass and the patriot. while i hate both names, i'm trying not to rule them out based on name. they are similar vehicles, one with a more rounded body vs. square. has any had any experience with either?
3. me & groundcat have to start back eating healthy again. low fat, low cholesterol, booze only occasionally, and low sodium. help!!! i've run out of healthy meal ideas. we've eaten chicken breast in every form know to man, and still enjoy the morning star veggie breakfast meats. does anyone have any good recipe links to suggest?
anyone who can help answer these questions will win a ton of crap!!!! money, home cooked meals, you name it! (suckers.......)
i love e.e. cummings and charles bukowski best. funny, not a lot in common between those 2. anyways, click HERE to watch a great youtube clip of old buk talking about (as the tags say) poetry, shit and beer. days run away like horses over the hills is amazing, with lots of sad bastard poems.
(i think zines were the precursor to blogs. sort of the hard copy version of what is now online.....interesting to think about.....)
groundcat and i both love bookstores. it's one of our favorite ways to spend a lazy sunday, just going to border 1/2 priced books. we found a wonderful bookstore in larchmont called loganberry books that might be my all time fav. it's almost all used books and i could spend an entire day in there!
January 29, 2008
next email from my mom: "never mind....it's just the coupon for the free dairy queen cake you won being on the birthday list on the morning news....."
i have a reoccurring nightmare that some investigative reporter is hiding in the bushes, taking notes on what kind of groceries i'm bringing home, or how much fast food i've been eating lately......
i have so much to write about. how i got fat, the diets i tried, my medical history, etc... where i made mistakes, and how i tried my best. again, it's just "my story"....
but i am loving all the comments, good and bad. i can handle it, so bring it on!!!
as far as the WLS ads go, someone at my surgeon's office approached me about it in 2002, and i took it as a huge compliment, so congrats if you're the lady on the swing! you look awesome.... and it's good to see people who had the surgery being open about it, whether they "failed" or succeeded.
and i love the dialog going on in comments about being overweight in this society. more interesting stuff to think about.
i tried really hard in telling my story to balance it all. to own the mistakes i made, as well as saying, "i tried my very best!"
i think the one thing i am trying to say is, "i tried my very best! now let me tell you how i failed. and let me tell you how, looking back, i think i could have been helped. ways the surgical program could have helped me, or ways my family could have intervened. ways we could have been better prepared for when it got bad."
but in the end, i take responsibility.
and know this: i am still thankful to the surgeons, and think the program i choose was one of the best in the country. my friends and family were a huge support to me during all of this as well. (my mom took care of me after surgery when i couldn't get in and out of bed or fix my meals. my sister listened to me blabber about the surgery for the entire year before i finally had it!)
ok, another meeting at work to attend. i am loving my new job and people here have been really kind when i tell them about this whole saga and why i needed a day off last week. ("um, hi new boss! i need a day off so a camera crew can come to my house and film me making a salad and talk about drinking box wine and gaining weight after surgery...is that ok?")
i've got a lot more to blab about, but keep the comments coming or emailing me. ask me anything, about my story, or how the blog works, or even how to start your own blog.
yeah, this was supposed to be a quick comment.... LOL!
groundcat noticed that if you click the little map i added to my blog, you get taken to a large version of the map that includes a ton of ads for WLS! ironic! (it's like RAAIIN on your wedding day!)
my gmail is also doing something similar. when i open an email i get these actual ads:
- WLS cheap in mexico
- wedding planning (i think because i quote that dumb alanis morrisette song constantly)
- "thin eyebrows growth treatment"
- "breast feeding my husband"
i can't begin to imagine what kind of horrible things i am typing in emails to get that last ad..... i know i'm a horrible degenerate, but i didn't realize the degree to which i am hideous!!!! (i am reminded of that old HST quote.... "when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." god, i could spend all day on wikiquotes reading his stuff! ah...i miss the good doctor...)
ok, enough for now..... i'll leave you with a little HST advice he gave to a child of one of his close friends.
"Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors."