Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Keeping up with those Christmas folks....

No, really, I don't need this. Thanks though...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Winter comes, styles go

My first attempt at dealing with this was getting rid of crummy sweaters and replacing them with fleece isn't quite a step but they get me to get rid of my old, they pill less and might even keep me warmer. I feel so blah in the winter and its cause I'm trying to stay warm and everything starts to look dowdy.
I also took the step to remove the small shirts i won't wear because a) my breasts pop the buttons and b)I don't want to look like coworker i don't like.
I need to get new button downs and new black and gray pants that fit nicely. I don't want to be pure jean girl. If i had my way there would be some plaid slacks in there but that would be a pain to find and hurt others ;) Frankly my nicer sweaters are not even containing wool so I'm not warm. stardard outfit, t, sweater, scarf, all day long.
I need to lose 5 lbs by the holiday season. jeans and undies are getting tight, is it shrunkeness or new bodonakdonkness.
So heres the deal. I want five lbs to be found around my mid section gone.. I started with the crunches and need to continue into something else. Biking in my basement, working on my basement, walking to and fro to work, workout dvd, etc. I am i woman of some control so I need to aim for a monitary price that will help the winter clothing blues. I'm thinking boots with a heal, my blacks are meh, browns are a bitch to walk in and I'd like a new skirt to go with it. perhaps a cream, brown orange plaid skirt or if the gods are nice, with a built in slip. May have to peruse the world on etsy and i did get mall clothes I really liked before the wedding. I also need a new jean skirt, one to be bought after weight loss.
Case and point, if there gets it together she is getting some ridiculous boots so that when the color in the winter go and we all feel drab, i can still kick ass and feel sexy doing it. Now to stop looking at boots that fit in gogo categories. I'm also going to start a money pot for working out. Not sure the rates but it will me the hopeful weight loss purchase less painful. And if i don't do it by xmas, it becomes charity money instead...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Skeeved out

So I considered taking a kick boxing class, emphasis on considered..... I went to try it out tonight. First off, its too expensive.... just is.. their cheapest option had me putting out 300 bucks flat out for 3 months and I just don't know if I'm that into it. I like hitting stuff but I lack coordination. I know i have a romanticized view of some exercises thanks to chubby author Charlene Harris. The way she describes her characters when they run or exercise or clean makes me want to do all of them...possibly i should realize she probably hasn't run or kickboxed ever but damn does she make me want to do them. They are all so peaceful and soul cleansing. What they don't mention is that although these are soul cleansing and I was once okay with floor mats the idea of barefoot walking on a mat skeeves my shit out. I came home, left all goods in the car and walked right into the shower.... I'd make my bug fearing friends proud. I'm a tough girl and except for mice, I don't squirm easily.. apparently now we know I do.. floor mats, feet, ick. I knew i didn't like feet but I don't run into them often.. tonight I did... it grossed me out...

email from mom

Email Title:How was you annivesary dinner.
Email Subject: I purposely didn't call because Boo told me you were going out.

are you f-ing kidding me.. why in all that is holy would my mom call me on my anniversary to ask about said anniversary evening... I didn't marry her. This is also the woman I keep tweeting about that is making some mysterious gift that must be for our anniversary that is of some craft she hasn't done in 20 years and she wanted to know my living room and bedroom colors. Our options are, latch hook rug, crochet, stained glass, cross stitch. I am frightened. I'm hoping she starts doing stained glass again and gives us the owls she uses to make but alas, i don't see why it is only good for anniversary and not other holidays since she said it will be delayed due to technical difficulty but cannot be given for a holiday. If there is a heart involved i might mother fucking die.. like a cross stitch heart or a crochet heart.. People! My mother wearing yellow crocks to work! I can't handle the suspense of her getting crafty.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Post Stealing.

I have nothing creative to say. I'm so overwhelmed with the awesome that was last week that I'm gonna let kara post and I'll just add my tidbits of commentary.

Last Wednesday was BFFF Mindy’s birthday (Best Fucking Friends case you didn't get the reference), so naturally we drew the celebration out until yesterday.

YIP 156.365 Peach Crisp Since Wednesday night was knit night, I baked a peach crisp to bring in. One of the other regulars also brought in some fabulous brownies. Both were fantastic. I'm picky about brownies. Not big into cakey texture more chewy, these were chewing and fab.

We knit and ate and chatted and generally had a good time – just like any other Wednesday. I also got some awesome gifts which if i didn't suck I'd have photos of. The big exciting one was a skeleton nutcracker that then sent me back to remembering how bitter i was seeing my non jewish cousin's new nutcrackers each year. I wanted to crack some nuts too :P

Friday found us headed out to Pappy’s Smokehouse to try it out for the first time. The beef brisket was fabulous, baked beans delicious, and sweet potato fries divine. The bbq sauces I slathered on my food were pretty tasty, too. I however was not a fan because black pepper makes me cry and my beef brisket was covered in it.
YIP 159.365 Pappy's Smokehouse
I even tried a bit of Mindy’s smoked sausage and will definitely get that next time.
After dinner & bowling (which I did not participate in due to some serious shoulder pain), I however got a 78, 78, and 80. Laugh as you may, i was happy. we headed to Ted Drewes to get J-Dawg his fix. I had the Great Pumpkin concrete for the first time ever, and the addition of peanut butter cups as suggested by Mindy made it fantastic. can't spell awesome without me in it..

YIP 160.365 Apple Pickin'
Saturday, I headed out to Eckert’s with Mindy & her husband to do a little apple picking. I have lived in the St Louis area my entire life and this is the first time I went out there. We picked apples, ate apples, lunched at the cafe, hit the country store, then picked up some decorative pumpkins.
Other than inadvertently getting separated on the ride back (I did at least get on the same tractor), it was a good time. Now I have about 8 billion apples that I need to do something with.

Saturday night (after a brief nap), the official dinner party started at Chinese Express. It’s an unassuming little place in a small strip mall where you would not expect to get great food.

You would be wrong.

We did have a special weapon in the form of Mindy’s husband that got us the authentic Chinese food, although even the on menu items from here are better than your typical restaurant.

There was so much food. So much. Including the infamous Crack Rice.
Mindy's Birthday Dinner

I can’t tell you how yummy it all was. We all left stuffed full and I was not hungry until around noon on Sunday. Hell for me it was almost a full day later but i ate a lot......
Mindy's Birthday Dinner

After dinner, a few of us headed on to the Galleria to catch a showing of Zombieland. While it was an enjoyable movie, I can not really handle the zombie flicks because they are too anxiety inducing. Even in the non-zombie scenes I expected one to pop up and it freaked me out. It was so fucking awesome and funny and had good typography for you graphic designers out there. The intro as with Watchmen and Wolverine was fantastic. Its that slow mo action thing... and who doesn't love a stripper zombie with pasties and boobs to her belly button...Jesse Eisenberg playing not Michael Cera was pretty darn good.

As always, more pictures on flickr here (note that this years party pics are at the bottom of the screen) and here (the St Louis stuff set that includes apple picking pics) Poster Stealer out....