08 November 2008

New again

I've changed my template again!!! I get tired of templates pretty quickly. Actually, I think the last one lasted about the longest. Anyway, I like this one because of the photo above. I'm going to try and take a photo to replace that one. I'm not sure what I want to put there yet, but I'll find something. It will give me an excuse to play with my camera anyway :) Let me know what you think. I think it's actually pretty clean and easy to read, but let me know if you disagree.

The best laid plans

I had every intention of getting up and working out this morning. It didn't happen and doesn't look like it's going to. I am exhausted. I'm just completely fried and all I want to do is lie on the couch and read. I think that's just what I'm going to do today. Every so often I get just bone tired and this appears to be one of those times. So my 2400 cal experiment will start tomorrow. Now, it's off to the couch :)

07 November 2008

Moving on

I’m pissed.  Really, really pissed.  I can’t seem to get my act together.  I have not been able to stick to my prescribed eating plan and I’m pissed about it.  School has been stressing me out.  Yesterday I had to teach my first class and I had been stressing over getting the lesson plan ready.  After I delivered the lesson yesterday I was exhausted.  Completely and totally exhausted.  I could hardly keep my eyes open the rest of the day.  The good news is that my teacher loved the job I did.  She said I was a natural teacher.  That made me feel good.  But back to my whining…. So with staying up late to get work done and stressing over my lesson, my eating has been horrible.  Just horrible.  It’s not that I’m eating bad stuff, it’s that I’m eating too much and not paying attention.  I hate it.  I know I should stop but I seem to be out of control.  And it pisses me off!!!  I’m pissed!!!!!


So it’s time to get myself back in control.  Enough of this bull!!! Time for seriousness with the eating.  Tomorrow it begins.  I know that I can’t be perfect everyday.  I know that some days are just harder than others.  And like I did with the exercise, I'm not going to shoot for perfection only for 80% compliance.  If I can stick to my plan 80% of the time I’ll be doing great.  That begins tomorrow. 


I’ve also found that I do not seem to be able to get my calories burned up to 2400 in a day.  I’m not exactly sure why but I haven’t been able to do it.  I have decided to make that my goal over but weekend.  I am going to workout and clean house and run errands and try to burn 2400 cals a day.  We shall see what happens.  Wish me luck.

05 November 2008

Just a tiny bit of politics…

I was just reading a blog that pissed me off and I just want to make a small comment.  The blogger said that we Republicans had to put away the hate and meanness and get on with healing the country.


I take offense to that.  First of all, there is no one on the conservative side saying the things that the Democrats did after the last 2 elections.  No one!!  There is no one screaming that Obama cheated.  That there was voter fraud.  That the election machines were rigged.  That is what the liberals did after 2000 and 2004.  They could not accept that the American people chose Bush.  And now they have to the nerve to tell us to drop the hate.  Oh Please!!!!


I am actually quite ambivalent about Obama winning.  I would hope he does great things.  I hope he puts together a crack team and they pull off amazing reforms.  But honestly, I don’t see it happening.  But I would love to be proven wrong because I’m that big a person.  I can admit when I’m wrong and I’m really hoping I am in this case.


As the babble about America coming together.  Please.  Let’s just do a little number crunching.  There are approximately 300,000,000 people in the US.  Of that number about 120,000,000 voted. That’s less than half.  Of those, approximately 64,000 voted for Obama.  Just slightly more then half.  Being a geek, when you do the math Obama was put in office by about 21% of the country.  21%..  That is not a majority no matter how you spin it or slice it or dice it. 


Even if we adjust for those who can’t legally vote, approximately 25% of the total population.  That’s 225,000,000 who are eligible to vote.  That’s still only 28% of the eligible voters voted for Obama.  That is not the majority of the country.  That is not a healing trend.  That is not a mandate.  That does not bring us more together then we were since 9/11 Oprah!! 


So you die hard Obama supporters, try to be good winners.  Try to stop gloating and acting all superior.  Try to treat us the way you claim you do.  And, yes, at this point I am disenfranchised.  I have been for about 15 years with our government.  Why do you think I’m moving to the middle of the country and buying land and guns??  You’ll find me clinging to my bible :) 


Anyway, Obama won, Congrats!!!  I hope he exceeds my expectations and makes me eat my words.  I pray that happens.  If not, I’m positive we can survive anything for 4 years.  Hell, we put up with 8 years of Bill. 


Hope for Change.  Prepare to be disappointed.

Heh, new toys

I’ve gotten so there is little time for blogging. I find that when I do have time I generally don’t have an internet connection or some such nonsense. Also, with my laptop and the wireless connection there are times when I lose the connection. I hate to start a post and walk away with the wireless connection. Weird, I know. Anyway, I was looking around for a way to create the post offline and then publish it without going through a cut and paste nightmare. Well I found a program that does that, Windows Live Writer. I’m trying it out right now and will be using it for a while to see if I like it. It also has a feature where you can set the publish date and time, so I can write posts in advance of something and publish it later. Cool. So I’ll be using this and checking it out for the next little while.

It's a new day

and there will be absolutely no talk of politics on this blog. It is verboten.

Even though I had class last night and didn't get to bed until late, I got up and worked out. The hardest part is just getting out of bed. Once I do that I'm fine. But I did it and I'm happy and it's a great way to start the day.

I was going to run this morning but apparently I left my knee brace at work. Since I started running over the weekend, my knee has been bothering me. Actually, so has my heel but not too bad. I do think that is on the mend. Thankfully my Plantar Fasciitis has not been bothering me. I think the orthotics really make a difference in that.

Well, I probably should head out to work. I need to shower and dress and all that fun stuff.

And then it was over....

Oh, thank god!!!! I'm so sick and tired of this election, you can't even imagine. I'm not going to discuss it here, trust me, my thoughts are best left to other places.

I have been working on a big school project and I guess it got to me more then I realized. I stayed up late last night getting it all together and apparently I was tired. My alarm went off this morning and I turned it off saying I would get up in a minute. The next thing I know it's an hour 15 minutes later. Ackkkkk!!!!! I must have been tired. Oh well. No workout today.

Now I have to head to bed so I can workout out in the morning. Did I mention I'm being sued?? I had an auto accident 4 years ago and the girl is now suing. My insurance has hired me an attorney but they recommend I get one of my own to protect me. How do I do that?? What kind of attorney do I get?? With my luck I'll end up with cerebral palsy lawyers instead of auto accident or personal lawyers. How can I get something when I don't even know what I need???? Ugh!!!

I think I need to just go to bed right now. I'm tired and don't know what the heck I'm writing. A little (or a lot) alcohol and some sleep and maybe I'll wake to find this all a dream. ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease.....

03 November 2008

I can't wait till it's over

the election that is. I am sick and tired of it. Seriously. I'm usually very politically informed but this year I just don't care. I think that's a product of starting the election 18 months ago. I don't know how I can vote for either one of the major candidates. Seriously. John McCain is no freaking conservative, he's a democrat in republican clothing. And Obama please!! I just can't get around the people he associates with. Rev. Wright. William Ayers. About a year or so ago I wrote a post about just that topic. I can't find it unfortunately or I would link to it. But the gist of it was that I had been listening to a podcast that involved an excessive amount of swearing. As I result I found myself swearing more and more, and I postulated that what you expose yourself to on a regular basis affects who you are. So Obama hung around with a man who hated America and tried to bomb the Pentagon. This man is a self described anarchist. Obama also attended church with a man who hated America and spewed some very vial garbage about the country he lives in and that gave him so much. Obama attended that church for 20 years. I just plain don't trust him. One thing very successful people will tell you is to associate with people who have achieved what you want to. In other words, you are what you consume. It works on so many levels.

Anyway, that's how I feel. We are screwed whoever wins, but I just want this damn thing to be over. I am so sick and tired of hearing about all things political that I just want it to end. I'm glad I'm in class tomorrow night so I don't have to listen to the drivel all night long. So yup, we are screwed, let's just get on with it. Oh yeah, I heard somebody say that America gets the president it deserves. Well, we really screwed up bad if these are our options.

02 November 2008

I almost forgot

since my run yesterday my heel has really been bothering me. It doesn't feel the way it used to when it hurt so I'm not sure if it's the same thing. I am so sick and tired of these problems. I'm tired of my feet giving me problems. I just want to run and not be in pain. Is that too much to ask??

Alright, back to work now.

Taking a mental break

I'm working on my school work and my brain hurts! I've been writing a lesson plan since I have to teach a class on Thursday. It will be my first time teaching and let me tell you, writing a lesson plan is no easy task. I'm only doing one for one class. I can just imagine what it's like to do one everyday for a couple of different classes. Yikes!! What have I gotten myself into???

I was watching TV last night and I saw a girl wearing UGGS!! Do you have any idea how excited I am to get a pair of these when we move to Colorado?? When we moved here to Hawaii UGGS was just making it big. I wanted a pair like crazy, I'm a boot freak, but they were really impractical here. When we move one of the first things I'm doing is ordering a pair. Maybe I'll go to UGG Knightsbridge and order a pair now and save them for Colorado :)

Well, I should get back to work. I have more work to do and I'm way, way behind.

Social media holiday

I've decided to take a break from social media. I spend far, far too much time just scrolling through Facebook. Yes, I get a lot of in...