- weeded the garden
- kept myself from buying more plants
- ate a lot of nachos
- went disc golfing
- hung out with the man - a lot
- watched a few movies
- watched a couple Y&R episodes
- researched new laptops
- picked up the new Jack Johnson cd
- cleaned the garage
- worked from home, despite being on vacation
- had (yet another) conversation with the roommate re: him moving out
- picked up a new (used) pair of shoes
- fixed the curtains in the den
- ate a lot of cheese popcorn
- went to the courthouse
- walked around by the capital
- reconfigured downstairs floor plan on floorplanner.com
- attempted to find lost camera-to-computer cables
- ate Chinese food
- ate a lot of popsicles
- played with the dog (numerous times)
I wash it down with Fresca. For some reason, I never get sick of it. Since I can't have caffeine, if I don't feel like drinking water, this is what I turn to.
- not overstuffed
- not leather or microfiber
- loose cushions
- back must be high enough to rest head on
- wide arms, but not rolled
- grey-ish in color
- removable cover (preferable)
- and, of course, comfortable
If you are also wanting to help in small ways and make yourself healthier at the same time (planting your own vegetables, using a rain barrel for watering gardens, becoming independent of pesticides, etc.), check out this site (http://growindie.com/):
Whether you are a container gardener or have acres of veg growing on your property, this site will either help you get started or share some new ideas to add to your repertoire. Every small thing we do for our environment helps. It helps us and our Earth and everything that resides here. Tell your friends about what you plan to do; pass along the motivation and ideas to make a difference.
We are the United States. We can pull off some pretty awesome shit. For example, when there is a problem at a space station and lives are in danger, we rally and get some people up there to fix the problem/save the people lickety-split. Why the hell are we not doing that now? That question has yet to be addressed. I am also upset that Obama is looking for "whose asses to kick" instead of focusing on the major issue of stopping the irreparable damage that is taking place each minute we let the leak keep spewing oil.
This video is so, so sad and sheds light on how ignorant and apathetic BP (as a corporation) is being throughout this whole catastrophe:
How about we fix the problem first. We all know who to point fingers at. Accountability should come in to play after we find a solution.
I just took a color personality quiz (http://www.testcolor.com/). These are my results, which I find quite interesting, yet not scientific. It's a fun way to waste a few minutes of your day.
My Profile :
- You are 53 % extrovert and 47 % introvert.
Independently of any order of importance :
- You are dynamic, your actions are only directed by your own will and you know how to lead people.
- You are also intellectual and intelligent, you wonder and you inquire before taking any action.
- Finally you are creative, you always have new ideas, and your inspiration comes from the inside.
This is the way I remember Blanche: a quick-thinking, lust-loving, dramatic diva.
Thank you, Rue, for all of the laughter and education you've given me over the years. I was fascinated by your portrayal of Blanche before I knew what any of the double entendres even alluded to, and you've been making me laugh for as long as I can remember.
Good-bye, my dear friend.
For example, I am pretty good about working on deadlines at work, however, I am sucking at meeting my goals in my personal life. At work, things seem to go rather smoothly (by smooth I mean there are a lot of fires to put out and I can wield my hose like a champ. no double entendre intended). At home, I get to things when I get to them. I take on too many things and often don't finish things I start very quickly unless there is a clear instantly gratifying result. At work I have to do it or I lose my job. At home, not so much.
One thing I'm doing to try to get my ass in gear is going on http://www.joesgoals.com/ and updating my success/failure on a daily basis. Joe's Goals is a goal monitoring site. I feel more accountable when I see a calendar with check marks on it for all the stuff I've accomplished. What can I say, I was the kid in class who really, really viewed that gold star sticker as a major incentive. Also, by putting my goals on this here blog, I feel somewhat more accountable as well. Accountability is the main issue. Also, procrastination...which is an ongoing battle. There are always so many things that I want to do more than the things I'm supposed to be doing. I need to get over that, but that is a topic for another day.
I have some pretty lofty goals this month, as I'm gearing up to the big 2-9 at the end of August. They are signficant to me, even though they may seem a bit quotidian to most people, but it is damn hard to avoid the chips and dip and drag my ass to the gym every morning at 4:30AM. And that is my first world, spoiled rant for the day. Here are my goals for June:
- six-pack abs, or at least a little more tone - I'm hitting the gym at least 5x per week and am going to up the cardio a bit. The doc wants to make sure I'm getting enough protein, which brings us to goal #2
- food re-do - I need to start eating more consciously again, which means I need to re-focus on protein. We're doing really well on eating local foods, but the junk food is still an issue
- plant my vegetable garden - depending on finances, this may be more of a container vegetable garden, but we shall see
- get a date on the roommate's departure - like I mentioned yesterday, seems he is "on a break" (really? what are you in high school? or an episode of Friends? who does that?) with his equally lazy-ass girlfriend, so I'm sure he'll start avoiding the moving out topic
That's it for June. Let's see how it goes.
- order glass for console table - fail. this has been lowered on my priority list.
- finish my library book before it is due - complete
- complete ottoman upholstery project - complete
- get car tire repaired - complete
- get car checked out at repair shop (and pray that there is nothing really expensive wrong with it) - complete. this was done with the man's help. I also had to get a tire repaired and my oil changed. May was not a cheap month for the car.
- secure a date that the roommate will move out - "summer" isn't very descriptive (addendum: do not throw roommate's shit out of the house and onto the lawn in a moment of unbridled disgust for his overall disposition, appearance, and slovenliness) -fail. roommate appears to have broken up with his girlfriend over the holiday weekend, also his birthday weekend, which I'm fearing he will use as a tactic to delay his departure. this makes me supremely unhappy and distressed.
- complete expansion of flower bed to encompass new shrub that was planted (photos to come) - complete. done and done again. I actually expanded three flowerbeds and added another in the month of May.
- find a chair for the living room and decide on a sofa to purchase (not to be purchased in May, but category should be narrowed to one or two options) - complete. I found two chairs (which will need a little refurbishing, to be shown in a later post and decided on the sofa we'll be buying after the roommate leaves.
- mail all Mother's Day and birthday cards on time - complete
- finish the piggy bank project for nephew - complete