Saturday, September 27, 2008

You know you want it - IV

The green criteria. What it took to make the Domino Magazine green list.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Blog Wordle

I saw this website a few weeks ago and played around with it, but I found out you can just enter the url of your blog and it creates a cool! So here's the wordle developed from this blog.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I feel so old today

Like my previous post mentions, my ankle still hurts...oh and did I mention I have to bowl tonight? Joy! That should feel good. But maybe the Motrin 800 I'm taking to ease the ridiculous womanly cramps I have will numb any pain in my ankle as And my shoulders are killing my from my yoga session on Tuesday...being in that damn downward dog position forever was the culprit!

Of course mine doesn't look as pretty since I can't put my feet flat on the ground, but it doesn't still hurts.

Here's a cool thing I saw in our parking lot this morning though - it's one of those leaf bugs. It's kind of a crappy picture since it was with my phone, but you get the idea.

C25K - Week 2 Day 2

Ugh...yesterday was really hard for me for some reason. When is it supposed to get easier?? Running for 90 seconds seems like an eternity! And my ankle hurts like a mother, so that doesn't help. I don't know what the deal is. Friday during a running interval, all of a sudden it started to hurt. I finished the workout and it wasn't swollen or anything and only hurt when I walked on it. By Sunday there was no pain at all. So Monday rolls around, we start running and it hurts again. I went out yesterday and bought an ankle brace to wear which seemed to help a little, but it hurts again today. It doesn't hurt when I'm just sitting in a chair, it's only when I walk on it. So I'm wondering if a bone is out of whack or if it's a tendon thing or what. My chiropractor says shes adjusts ankles, so I may have to check that out. We shall see.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day! I heard this on the radio today and was cracking up!

Here's the official site.

Top Ten Pickup lines for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day
10 . Avast, me proud beauty! Wanna know why my Roger is so Jolly?
9. Have ya ever met a man with a real yardarm?
8. Come on up and see me urchins.
7. Yes, that is a hornpipe in my pocket and I am happy to see you.
6. I'd love to drop anchor in your lagoon.
5. Pardon me, but would ya mind if fired me cannon through your porthole?
4. How'd you like to scrape the barnacles off of me rudder?
3. Ya know, darlin’, I’m 97 percent chum free.
2. Well blow me down?

And the number one pickup line for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day is …

1. Prepare to be boarded.


Gotta love those Detroit Red Wings

A nice perk about the job sometimes is unexpected visitors. I found out the day before, that a few of the Wings players were going to stop by and bring the Stanley Cup with them! Of course I went! I've never been able to go to an autograph signing or anything so I was pretty excited. Below are a few pics. It was so awesome!

Here's the guys (Osgood, Cleary, Lebda and Draper) during the question and answer session

I finally got to touch the Cup!

Cleary and I - such a nice guy

Ozzy and I - awesome goalie

Lebda and I - yummy!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Mmmmmm, delicious sparkling drink

I've seen these in the store, paused to read the label, picked it up, thought about purchasing it...put it back on the shelf and walk away. I needed something to drink with my italian sub at lunch today and once again, came across these in the cooler.

The dialogue in my head:
Just buy it, what can be so bad? It's juice and sparkling water. Okay, but does it have that gross "diet taste". You know...the crap that make Propel taste awful? I don't know, how about you read the label? Okay, it doesn't it say it, but you never know. Just buy the damn thing! Fine!

I ridiculous over a drink. So I bought it and it was yummy. Grab yourself an Izze today. I had the grapefruit.

Monday, September 15, 2008

You know you want it - III

And once again...a bunch of fun stuff I found while browsing through BH&G

I just may have to buy one of these...they look so comfy

I just really liked the look of this bedroom. It's in a townhouse so it gives me hope for our condo

West Elm faux-bois mirror
I've seen this type of mirror in so many magazines and I'm intrigued by it. It's out of stock on the website, but I still had to post it

Kashuk Tools blending sponge
A better sponge for makeup application

Just a few recipes I want to try

I've been tagged!

Ok so I've been tagged by A Perfectly Cursed Life. I've never been tagged before so here goes it. I guess the deal is that I'm supposed to list eight things about me and tag eight people to do the same.

Eight Things You May or May Not Have Known About Me:

1. I can play piano...started taking lessons when I was 9
2. I love beets
3. I'm a pretty shy person until I get to know you better
4. I'm the oldest of three
5. I've never been pulled over
6. I went to Europe for 3 weeks with school when I was 18
7. I hate mushrooms
8. I'm quite sarcastic

And here’s who I tag:
1. Life as Mr. and Mrs.
2. Journeys of Mangonett
3. Life in the Fun Lane
4. All Things G&D
5. marital-bless
6. Beyond the Smile
7. Life with B&A
8. Home is Where Your Gnome Is

Friday, September 12, 2008

so sore

So like I mentioned in my last post, I started the C25K program. Well I'm feelin' it today that's for sure! I can't believe how sore my legs are! I've run on the treadmill before and never felt anything like this. Must be a combination of not having actual running shoes, being a lazy ass all summer, and never running outside before.

I'm guessing I should probably get some actual running shoes. I'm not sure what I actually need since I'm just a beginner to this running thing, but I imagine the right shoe is the trick. Any suggestions from anyone out there?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

C25K - Week 1 Day 1

I hate working out, I hate it! It's not fun, I'm never motivated to do it and it just plain sucks. Well I came across this couch to 5K thing earlier today and thought it was probably something that Jim and I could do together. I brought it up to him when I got home from work and he liked the idea too. Now, I don't necessarily want to run marathons, but running is the easiest exercise to do. Not easy like I can go out and run 10 miles no problem easy, but easy like all it requires is shoes and someplace to run. So I'm very proud to say that I made it through my first 20-minute session. I know it doesn't sound like much, but when you've never run before, oh sweet lord...20 minutes was plenty of time. Oh you think I ran the entire 20 minutes?? HA! No way! Below is what the first week looks like. Unfortunately we started it today which kind of sucks, but oh well. We hope to get the next session in on Saturday.

Week 1 - Workout 1
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

Week 1 - Workout 2
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

Week 1 - Workout 3
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

This is pretty much how I felt afterwards though...

And my yoga fitness class starts next week too and I really liked that class the last time I took it, so I'm looking forward to that. I mentioned to Jim that we could take Tai-Chi together, so that might be an option too.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

You know you want it - II

Once again another addition of stuff I found while browsing through my magazines. These things were all found in Domino Magazine.

Get it made - chic laundry hamper

I just thought this next thing was so cool!! How cute is that table??

As a 2008 National Sponsor of DIFFA's DINING BY DESIGN, Benjamin Moore is proud to be part of this extraordinary outpouring of design genius and support for DIFFA's ongoing commitment to fight AIDS

Mmmmmmmmm, fish tacos

Dining room on a budget - I thought these were so awesome!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

One last summer hurrah!!

We went up to the cottage over Labor Day weekend for some end of summer fun. Luckily Will was in town, so Melanie and Will were able to join us up north for the weekend. We had a great time! The weather was beautiful! Of course here's a few pics to go along with the weekend.

Hangin' at the beach

Hangin' by the fire

Me and Melanie

Me being stupid...of course

The guys

When making a hobo pie, do not drop it in the dirt. It's not delicious at all

Do make sure it lands on a plate, dirt-free.

And here's a nasty bigass spider we saw...gross!!

And some other nature shots