Friday, July 29, 2011

Bundaberg Five ... Wait, whaaaaaa?

As I've often mentioned, I would love for my life to be a living musical. X even offered to bribe the Tom Thumb checkout clerks to bust into song the next time I'm picking up groceries. It hasn't happened yet, but one awesome day in the future I shall have my musical fantasy fulfilled.

In the interim, check out this spirits commercial from Australia. It ridiculously weird, funny, mesmerizing and awesome sauce. Does that dude have one arm? Yes.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Workout Wednesday Report - Blarg

Blarg. I feel really blargy. Blargety blarg blarg. Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrg.
So, not much of a workout Wednesday report since there’s not a lot for me to be proud of. I phoned it in the previous Saturday workouts with Amy. Did I sweat? Sure. Did it make a difference? Probably not much.
Then I got one good boxing/sparing night in with her (wish the gym would get a body bag and punchy ball, that was fun.) All the other nights I was at home NOT working out but building a freaking stone wall with X. So technically, I got an amazing workout for my back, legs and arms for free and built a stone wall. (Just thought of Hadrian’s Wall and how long that monster took to complete; I shouldn’t complain about the bitty Eck Abode foyer.)
According to my Doctor’s office, I’ve lost ten pounds since I’ve been there last. Okey doke, that’s nice. Clothes are fitting a little differently but nothing significant. But I’ve lost steam, so I need a good kick in the bum to get myself back into gear. Maybe I need to post pictures of the Bahamas all over the place. To my three readers, any motivation that’s worked for you, please let me know.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Music Monday - What else could I choose?

I was sad to hear that Amy Winehouse had died this weekend. I cannot say that I am surprised, but it's a shame she wasn't able to make a triumphant comeback after a very public downfall. Should you not care to watch this video, might I suggest the three following songs, one of which would have been today's proper selection.

1) Get Higher, Paper Tongues
2) Santuary, by Gareth Emery
3) It's Real, Real Estate

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

All the World is Green

After yesterday's Music Monday selection, I must have psychologically gotten most of the office to wear green today. Check out me and Adame:

I'll call us Team Stripier. He went horizontal, I went vertical.

But the interesting thing was that a very well respected lady downstairs (who wears bright colors, was a flight attendant, and has interesting jewelry*) told me that she was disappointed in my outfit "You look too conservative! I want to see you back in something funky the next time I see you!"

Huh, I thought I looked good. Guess I need to channel my inner funky tomorrow? Maybe it's cause I haven't been drinking...

*For my two readers who work with me: Gee, I wonder who THAT could be?!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Music Monday: Money

Whether it’s a mark, a yen, a buck or a pound, a buck or a pound, a buck or a pound, we know that it does, in fact, make the world go round (not that silly, scientific thing.)

I’ve got money on my mind lately, been having dreams about it, last night was an especially bad nightmare about being stranded on a boat that was sinking, but instead of water, it was gold coins. (Before our Disney trip, a friend mentioned that his favorite Disney character was Scrooge McDuck, because he always wanted to swim in gold coins. I blame you CH3 for that imagery! *shakes fist in his general direction* )

Which is why the first song I heard today on XMU, a lovely ditty by the band Drums, quite literally sang to me of its need to be today’s Music Monday selection.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Belated Workout Wednesday Report

Mixed results this past week. Amazon Amy kicked my butt into gear on Saturday morning. There was one exercise where my legs were locked into the bench at a 45 degree angle, I’m holding my upper body up and twisting to the side, then throwing a 12 pound medicine ball on the ground and catching it on its way up. Then switch to the other side. I hope I’m explaining this well, it was intense and I barely made it through three repetitions of eight each.

On Sunday, I rested.

Then another sweaty Monday evening workout with Amy.

Tuesday, I walk/jogged for 40 minutes on the treadmill and 5 minutes on the stair-climber. I tried to channel my inner Jedi and mind-trick myself into climbing longer, but I just couldn’t. That machine is the devil.

Wednesday I was in a really foul mood. I woke up grumpy and it carried throughout my day, I haven’t really shaken it off yet (though I am wearing very bright colors and jingly bracelets to confuse my mind into thinking that I am actually happy.) I ate a sourdough turkey/swiss sammich for lunch (with lemon water!) It pretty much canceled out the workout the night before. And since my afternoon had no resolution for my attitude, I decided that I didn’t want to go to the gym. I went home where X had bubbled me up a bubble bath, drank some wine, watched Looney Tunes cartoons from the 70s and ate shrimp alfredo. Yes, I’m serious. I ate an entire bowl of shrimp pasta alfredo from Joes. It was delicious. I should feel guilty, but I don’t.

So MUST get to the gym tonight. Salad and chicken breast for dinner. Think healthy... think healthy... maybe hit the punching bags a few times to see if I can get rid of some of this bad juju.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Alice was a fraud

I would be remiss not to report back on the ridiculousness of the gal who portrays Alice at Walt Disney World. She has a ridiculous Cockney accent that could not be understood by three year-olds, let alone myself. Clearly, she was American affecting an accent, but it wasn't posh or truly British... "Ah hue gettin in ta any tru bell?" she asks before the photo was taken. "What? Travel? Huh? Lady I don't have the foggiest idea what you're saying!" Apparently, she was asking if I was getting into any trouble. It was awful, I could fake a British accent better than her. All she had going was her looks. Sad, sad indeed.

I was supported in my anger later at Epcot where the ACTUAL British citizens who worked in the England section were just as highly miffed that Alice wasn't an authentic Londoner. However, the White Rabbit gave me the biggest hug-off-the-ground hug ever (hence the super smile on my face here and note that X refused to even touch her.)

Side note, my "binge" t-shirt worn here, where the Cookie Monster has had one too many shots of milk, was a HUGE hit.

Suck it faux-Alice.

Spot the difference

There are three subtle differences between Adame and Utah, see if you are able to spot them. Winner gets to join me for lunch at The Waffle House.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Music Monday - Animal Collective

I have an evil voice in my head that sporadically shows up and ruins days at a time. He's depressed, anxious, frustrated, angry, unmotivated and basically makes me feel like life stinks. I have no idea why he came out this weekend, all I was doing was laundry and watching a Star Wars marathon, but sure enough, the bastard ruined my Sunday. Boo.

I should be thankful for what I have and appreciative that I have it so well. I can list pages of things that are awesome and only note five or so things that I don't like in my current situtaion. That's good, right?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

We return to our regularly scheduled programming...

I'm back! No Music Monday or Workout Wednesday Report this week; although, I'm pleased to say that my weight appears to be even from when I left. I was a relatively healthy eater actually! Walking around for 14 hours each day in the humid Florida climate helped cleanse my pores and sweat out intoxities (that's the story I'm going with.) But it's back to reality, focus on the jobby job, get my booty into the gym each night and keep on truckin. Catch ya in a few days when I've got something worth posting. All pics and videos from the trip live over on my facebook page.