Get into Shape

The summer is approaching quickly, and since I have no idea if I will be employed, I need to be bathing suit ready in case I'm not and have to spend a bunch of time at the beach to pass the time. So I'm doing the 20 SB Biggest Loser thing like I mentioned, and the Jillian stuff AND I got this cool new app. for my iPhone. If you have an iPhone, you totally have to get it. It is called Nike Training.

You don't have to have an iPhone to reap the benefits though. Basically, you go online (Nike Women) and create a profile. You even get to make a little dudette and tell them what your focus is (cardio/core/strength) and how many times you will work out a week. Then it becomes kind of a competition. You can invite friends and there is a leader board and everything. It also gives you specific workouts to do each day and tracks your progress.

So if anyone wants to join me, post a comment here letting me know and I'll invite you to my competition! It will be a fun way to get into shape and support each other while we do so!


In and Out

Real quick, I wanted to write a post to say hi and I forgot to tell everyone that I'm doing the 20 SB Biggest Loser and I'm on the Green Team. Go Green! Woo! That works in two different ways. OK I'm officially out of my mind. I have two tests this afternoon that I am not at all prepared for. Shit. So I will be studying and trying to work for the next couple hours. I just thought I would mention the 20 SB thing because I recently started reading my team member's blogs and they are great. I really must explore different blogs more often.

If only I had more time. Anyways, I will be done with school work for the week today at 6, and then off to Oklahoma Sunday so I will have some free time to blog and comment and all of that jazz. Have a great day everyone!


Taking Advice From A Movie

I have so much to do this week! I spent all weekend doing work. And I literally mean ALL weekend. I even did work into the night. I have two tests on Thursday and I'm not prepared for them even though those are the classes I focused on this weekend. I'm on track to graduate Magna Cum Laude in May so I really want to keep my grades up and finish college with some kick-ass grades. Thankfully, next week is spring break and I will get somewhat of a break from school. However, I have two mid-terms and a test the week I get back, so I have a feeling I will be using the break to study for them. Wow...I complain a lot. I really do love school for the fact that it prevents me from having to get a full-time job though.

In other non-school news...there is this boy. We will call him The Neighbor, because, well, he lives in the same building. Now before I get into it, I know I said I was going to try to stay boy-free and set my mind right (i.e. learn to live without depending on a boy for happiness) but well...I can't seem to break that habit. I do feel like I have broken the dependency habit for the most part, but there is just something about the adoration of a guy to make me feel special. Whatever. I'll tell you about him now.

I've know The Neighbor (through a friend) for a while, but he just moved into our apartment complex in December. Roomie and I immediately started hanging out with him, his roommate and some of their friends. Since December 1, we haven't spent that many weekends without them. I always considered The Neighbor to be a really good friend. I used to talk to him about Dru and felt really comfortable around him. In my drunken state on New Years I went around and kissed one of my friends who had no one to kiss and then I kissed The Neighbor because he, too, was without a date. These were harmless kisses...the type of kiss I would give my mom or dad. I guess The Neighbor took it to mean more and found me later to continue the action.

Since then, we've had a few drunken hook-ups but have still remained pretty good friends. We hang out pretty regularly and talk often. Sunday night was our first sober sleepover. I don't know what to think about it. Things went so well that night but the next morning when he left we didn't hug or kiss goodbye, like I had expected based on the previous night's events.

On Valentines Day Roomie and I went to see "He's Just Not That Into You," so of course, now I'm second guessing everything. I base all of The Neighbors actions on the movie and try to figure out if he is really interested based on the guidelines Justin Long gives Ginnifer Goodwin. Silly right? Ohhh my lifee.....

It has seemed, recently, that The Neighbor is interested in more than just a hook-up but there is no way for me to tell for sure. The friend I know The Neighbor through is one of my closest friends from high school and also happens to be The Neighbor's best friend. I think my plan is to talk to my friend about it and try to get a better insight. I really don't want to just be a booty call...but I wouldn't know how to put a stop to it without hurting The Neighbor's feelings or ruining the friendship. Well that is just a problem for another day.

Any thoughts or comments are always welcome! Happy Tuesday!



I'm a freaking terrible blogger. I suck. I keep saying I'm going to get better, but I don't. There is nothing going on in my life that I think to blog about. Someone at my work just got laid off and I have no idea if I'm going to be next. I hope not because the extra drinking money each month really has enhanced my college experience.

Speaking of college, I have a test this week and 2 or 3 next week. I will be scarce once again. After next week will be spring break so I'll have time and topics to discuss. I'm going to visit family in Oklahoma and apparently they are scheming to set me up with a soccer player...we'll see how that goes. My family is known for putting people in awkward situations.

No other news on the boy front. Things are pretty boring around here. Hope all is well and I'm not loosing too many readers to my sucky-ness.


Ladies Beware - Update

I'm full of updates! But remember this post where I was approach by the fake lawyer? Well I was telling a friend about it and she has heard of women being tricked by similar approaches. She said that men give out business cards with a chemical that makes a person pass out when enclosed in a small space with the card (i.e. the car). I don't know how true this is or how it works, but apparently the men follow you to your car hoping that it will take effect and that gives them the opportunity to hurt or rob you.

So all of you ladies out there...watch out for the chemical cards!!



As I have mentioned, I've been Facebook free for about 3+ months now. Today I was creating an email campaign for my company and my boss asked me to send it out to a bunch of my friends too. Well the easiest way to get a bunch of email addresses that I don't have stored is Facebook. So I activated my account again and was looking people up when all of a sudden the stalkerish tendencies we all get on Facebook overwhelmed me. I went to Dru's page and noticed a bunch of new pictures posted. They are of him, his brother, another guy and three girls (hunting pictures). There are a ton of him and one particular girl. The two of them look alike, so at first I thought they were related...until I got to a picture that clearly indicated they are NOT related. 

It relieves me to know the split (if you can call it that) wasn't because of something I did, but because he found someone that suited him better. I have mixed emotions about it all. This is so superficial and conceited (please don't judge - I realize how shallow I'm about to sound), but she is wayyyy less cute than me. And there was even a picture of her with deer guts all over her! And when I think about it, I would be super jealous if she was cuter than me, but it makes me mad to know that my looks didn't pull through on this one (still shallow - I know). I will even go as deep as to say it is an insult to my personality. But roommie was super-smart enough to point out that if he was looking for someone to clean his deer for him, then he was totally barking up the wrong tree with me. I don't do that shit. Nor do I ever want to.

One of the biggest things that upset me when I first lost touch with Dru was the fact that I thought he was the 'perfect' guy. I'd never had a boyfriend like that, and frankly didn't think they existed. I was pissed that I let that go, but now I realize that I should be happy to have experienced it at all. Had Dru not treated me that way, I still wouldn't know what it feels like to have hope for the lesser sex (HA...still a little bitter). But seriously, I just had an epiphany and honestly do appreciate having him in my life, even for such a short time.

I'm on to find another Dru...who isn't so keen on killing animals.

PS - I'm super behind on my reader. School is kicking my ass and I'm actually doing work at work! Imagine that...But I promise I'll be back commenting soon!


Games Are Fun

I ganked this cute idea from Tasha at Biology Gal to whom I owe a big one since my creative juices are lacking this week...

The Game:

Make a list of things you can see without getting up: My computer screen, obvi. The things on my desk: phone, stapler, boring stuff.

What were you like when you were five? I was (and always have been) silly around my family and friends but kind of stand-offish to those I don't know (due to my lack of confidence).

What are you wearing now? Black flats, black tights, a black skirt, a black shirt and a red jacket (it sounds goth, but it's really cute!)

What is one thing people don’t know about you that you would like to share? I wish I had more close friends.

What’s the last thing you read/are currently reading? A book for my history class on the Medieval times. BORING!

Do you nap a lot? No, there is too much to do (like watch TV).

Who was the last person you hugged? My dad.

What was the last thing you ate today? Cocoa Puffs!

What was the last thing you said aloud? "Bye." After hanging up with roomie. She had called to probe my mind about shortcuts on Macs - she just got one for Christmas.

What websites do you always visit when you go online? Email, my reader, people.com, school stuff.

What was the last thing you bought? A suitcase for my dad's birthday present.

What are you listening to right now? The normal sounds of the office...and cars passing outside.

What is the best piece of advice you have received recently? Interview advice from my mom.

If you could have any super power, what would it be? To be able to read people's minds...I realize it could offend me or get me in trouble but it would also help me be prepared and there is nothing I hate more than not being prepared.

What is your favorite weather, and why? Sunshine and not too hot so I can leave the windows and doors open.

What time do you usually get up? 7:30AM.

What is your most challenging goal right now? Motivating myself to workout.

Say something to the person who tagged you: Tasha is refreshing and a wonderful southern girl!

If you could have a house–totally paid for, fully furnished–anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? Somewhere tropical and somewhat secluded...Fiji!?

Favorite vacation spot? Anywhere with a beach.

What is your favorite children’s book? The name escapes me right now, but it was about a monster doing something good. Vague, I know. My aunt used to read it to my sister and me each time we would visit.

Name one thing you just can’t resist no matter how bad it is for you: CHEESE!!

If you could meet anyone famous - dead or alive - who would it be? Britney Spears...haha I can't help it, I love the girl!

What is your favorite restaurant? Ruth's Chris

What do you do to motivate yourself? I don't really...it's usually just one of those days or it's not.

Step 1: respond and rework—answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.

Step 2: tag—eight other un-tagged people will be tagged (I'm not much for tagging so please feel free to do this at your own convenience!)


Award Time!

This is quite a bit late but...the wonderful Tasha over at Biology Gal tagged me for the Honest Scrap award!

1) Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design and show the 7 winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with "Honest Scrap." (since I'm so late most of the people who I would give this to have already gotten one so I'm going to skip this part)

2) List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

These are somewhat embarrassing, but hey why not go for the gold here...I'm going to be completely honest.
  1. I still sleep with my childhood blanket and a Build-A-Bear Gary gave me 3 years ago.

  2. If my morning routine gets disturbed it puts a damper on my whole day.

  3. I eat lasagna sauce and bread for lunch most days.

  4. As much as I like to pretend my body hasn't changed...it has (for the worse).

  5. Lack of determination is my biggest weakness.

  6. I didn't get my sister a birthday present this year.

  7. I feel like I need a man to be happy (working on changing this - little progress so far).

  8. I believe the human race evolved from apes way back when.

  9. My dad is by far my favorite parent.

  10. I've now been Facebook-free for almost 3 months! Yayyy go meeee!!


Ladies: BEWARE!

I was walking down a side street to my car from class this evening. It is a fairly populated street so I generally feel safe. But today something odd happened. I see a small green car coming towards me slowly. It wasn't a good car...like an old green P.O.S. The guy has his window down and leans out. He isn't dressed nice and well...looks like a Hispanic thug to put it frankly. The back of the driver's seat was leaned back too - wayyy back. So I thought well, it is still light out so I'll just hear what he has to say (thinking he was going to ask for directions or something). Instead he asks, "Do you know of anyone that needs a lawyer right now?" To which I of course say no and then he tries to hand me what looks like his business card. I said no thanks and didn't get anywhere near his car. 

I always get all of these emails about how women are abducted and this guy just didn't seem right. There was no way in hell I was going to actually refer HIM as a lawyer. I don't believe he was actually a lawyer but if he really wanted to convince some people he could have tried a little harder. 

I'm proud of myself for not taking the card from him because he could have attacked me in some way. So I just wanted to tell all the ladies to beware. These jackasses are getting crafty.

Help Needed!

I'm sure all of you already read Dana's blog Just Talk, but if not...go read it now!

Anyways, a good friend of hers is in some trouble. He is in dire need of a kidney and is hoping anyone, even a complete stranger, will be willing to help! If you or someone you know would be willing to help out a great person (and the cutest couple!) please go to this website I Need A Kidney Now and get in touch with Garrett. If you aren't ready to give a kidney up at least send some prayers and good thoughts his way!


Foodie Friday (on Wednesday)

One of my favorite wintertime meals is, of course, a big bowl of steamy-hot soup. Rachael Ray brought me this little pot of heaven:

Chicken in A Pot, No Pie (I've made a few minor changes to the recipe on Food Network based on what I like)

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
2 starchy potatoes, skin left on and diced (think relatively small dice - it has to fit on your spoon!)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 ribs celery with leafy green tops, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders, chopped
1 small bunch pencil asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 cup frozen peas

Heat a large soup pot over medium high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil and butter. Melt butter into oil then add the potatoes, onions, celery and carrots, adding them to the pot as you chop them. Add bay leaf and season veggies with salt, pepper and poultry seasoning, cook 5 to 6 minutes to soften them a bit. Add flour and cook another minute then add stock and put a lid on the pot and raise heat to bring to a quick boil. Slide in chicken and cook 5 minutes. Stir in asparagus and cook 3 minutes more. Turn off heat and add the peas. Stir to combine and adjust salt and pepper, to your taste.



Brain Fry

School/work/my future is frying my brain right now so you'll have to excuse my lack of creative writing. I have one class this semester that will most definitely prove to be my most intense and hardest class during my college career. I am not caught up in that class and I have a test in 2 days. Not to mention I also have a test right before that and one the next day.

I worked on updating my resume this weekend and that was quite an ordeal. My mom is a great help and I'm actually kind of pleased with it so far. I sound super smart and qualified. The stress of having to find a 'real' job in May is freaking me out. Come on Obama...fix this place before May...PUHLEASEEE!

I keep having dreams about Dru and it is pissing me off. He is physically and emotionally out of my life but he keeps sneaking in at night...WTF?! Can't I just get rid of him already? It is so frustrating.

Oh and I'm trying to pay down my bills so I am currently not shopping. That always adds to my stress level. But enough of my stresses. I am happy to be alive and healthy so I can't ask for too much more I guess. I will try to post some more creative things sometime this week but it's going to be incredibly busy so don't get your hopes up...but I do have a great recipe coming up tomorrow since I missed last Friday.

Have a good week y'all!