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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesdays-Movie Quotes.

Trista over at Stewart Street is the weekly host of Top Ten Tuesdays. She is much better at putting cool things in her blog than me..

Once upon a time I watched movies constantly, at home and in the theaters. Then I had a baby and we have a serious lack of sitters for movie nights and for some reason having a baby has shrunk my already depleted attention span even further. I do good to make it through an episode of "The Following" on my DVR.

Stewart Street

10I'm not crazy, I've just been in a very bad mood 40 years!..."Steel Magnolias". It was hard to not pick at least 5 from this movie. 

9.Would you please put some pants on? I feel weird having to ask you twice...."The Hangover". I think this is the funniest movie ever made-I didn't laugh hysterically but I giggled from the the beginning to the end. 

8.  I want the fairy tale..."Pretty Woman". Another one of those hmmm..can't believe I watched this as a young girl movies where you really don't "get" what is happening.

7. Yes, but there's just something about him. Something around the eyes, I don't know, reminds me of... me. No. I'm sure of it, I hate him...."Tombstone". Oh Val Kilmer, you were so hot-what the hell has happened to you????

6.Just a fly in the ointment, Hans. The monkey in the wrench. The pain in the ass...."Die Hard". I don't think I truly appreciated this movie until I was an adult and I watch it comes.on.

5.You're gonna need a bigger boat...."Jaws". Honestly one of my all time favorite movies and a truly scary movie.

4. When this baby hits 88 miles per hours, you're going to see some serious shit...."Back to the Future". I can quote the ENTIRE movie from beginning to end .

3.I just don't think that Brooke could've done this. Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don't..... "Legally Blonde". I LOVE this movie.

2. Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome. That's what momma always says. She says that beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it's the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up. And it will..."Hope Floats". This movie is all about second chances and I can so relate to Sandra Bullock's character.

1. Just so you know, judging from my little experience, I kind of believe in fate. It just works in really fucked up ways sometimes...."Can't Hardly Wait". If you have never seen this movie, do yourself a favor and watch it. It's about a high school graduation party and is so on point. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

So What Wednesdays (and maybe 24 things you never wanted to know about me)

I have missed "So What Wednesdays" for two weeks now. I like this link-up because I really feel like I can let my personality show. I tend to tone it down in the blogosphere and I am not sure why. I am pretty sure I have developed some kind of stalkerish crush on Jake's and Holly's blogs, so when I saw that were writing 24 things about themselves. I had to steal the idea (and add it with my so-whats)

So What Wednesday
1. So what if I am tired of vapid and shallow people (and their blogs and their Instagram pics...) you can only see so many hair and make-up tutorials before it all starts to sound the same. I hate wearing make-up.

2. So what if I hate wearing make-up but I am obsessive about moisturizing, seruming, and exfoliating. If you have pretty skin, you don't need that much make-up.
3. So what if I wear the same shade of lip gloss I wore in college. I am pretty sure that I am responsible for Clinique never discontinuing their Almost Lipstick in Black Honey.

4. So what if I drink almost 2 liters of coffee a day?

5. So what if I haven't cooked dinner in almost two weeks? No one in my family is anywhere near starvation and my kitchen has been so nice and clean.

6. So what if I hate make-up but stockpile samples and bonuses from three different make-up companies in addition to selling Mary Kay? Call me a hypocrite.

7. So what if I think my in-laws are the greatest thing since sliced bread? They raised an amazing man that I married and they are awesome grand parents. Wish I could say the same thing about my mother...

8. So what if I hate lingerie? I could care less about thongs and push-up bras. I do not ever want my husband to buy those things for me.

Now for #'s 9-24

9.  I like to eat chips on my sandwich, not with but  piled right on top of the cheese like lettuce. My favorite is ham, cheddar and Nacho Cheese Doritos.

10. I love super cheesy movies/musicals from the early 80's-"Xanadu", "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", "Rock and Roll High School", and "Annie". I can quote every.single.line.

11. I have an unnatural obsession with Ke$sha-I would totally love to hang out and party with her.

12. I am on the NTSB's watch list. My luggage gets "randomly" selected for screening every time I travel and I always get the body scan. The good thing is that I never have to pack neatly. I just toss everything in my suitcase and let them straighten it out :)

13. I do not like Judd Apatow movies. I think they suck, except for "Bridesmaids" that one was funny.

14. I get sad every time I look up at the sky and realize that the Space Shuttles will never fly again.

15. I still love The Dixie Chicks.

16. I don't understand Twitter, even though I was one of the first people to sign up for an account more than five years ago. I had Twitter before I had Facebook.

17. I can't have dirty dishes in the sink when I go to bed.

18. Odd socks are my nemesis and I will hunt them down.

19. I put mayonnaise on my eggs, not Miracle Whip or Kraft Mayo-it has to be Hellman's or it isn't right.

20. My odd man crush is Russell Brand. He's funny and that's enough for me.

21. I never want Lance Armstrong to have anything good in his life ever again. He left his wife for Sheryl Crow, then left her when she had cancer. Karma is a bitch Lance....

22. I still want to try out for the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.

23. I have no desire to read "50 Shades of Grey".

24. I am pretty positive that I am going to receive my letter to Hogwarts any day now.......

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Finish the Sentence!!!


I have been really absent from the blogosphere lately-only checking/reading a handful of blogs and not even attempting to write anything on mine. I missed Motivation Mondays, Transformation Tuesday, Weigh-In and So What Wednesdays, but no in way hell was I going to miss another "Finish the Sentence" link-up with Jake and Holly. I think Jake's blog has become my most favorite one (sorry, Skinny Meg), he makes me laugh and at this time of the year I need it. It helps that he is a fellow teacher and seems to have some of the jaded views of society that I do. I think I need to meet him-not weird or stalkerish at all....btw Jake if you are reading this my son will be attending U of A in the Fall and marching in the band. If you don't head overseas to teach, maybe a reader meet-up?!?

So, here we go:

Finish the Sentence

1. I laughed so hard I cried... when I watched "Wedding Crashers" the first time and Isla Fisher is going to town on Vince Vaughn under the table and he can't even string together a coherent sentence, and she is just sitting there smiling innocently.

2. My high school...was a K-12 school and we had a grand total of 28 people who graduated. Even though it was a small town, there was a college right up the road. I can say that 24 of us have Bachelor's degrees and a good number (6 at last count) have our Master's degrees. Only 2 have been in jail...which is really surprising :)

3. It really pisses me off...when people sponge off society for a living. I am tired of watching these parents parade in and out of school with multiple kids from multiple dads all fed, clothed, and housed on my dime. If you can afford to bring McDonald's every single day to your 4 kids, then they don't need to be on free lunch. 

4. In ten years...I hope to finally have a flat stomach and perky boobs :)

5. If I could erase one would be my second of year teaching-it nearly destroyed me.

6. In 1999...I graduated college and was ready to get the hell out of Bryan County, Oklahoma.

7. Honestly...I hate fixing my hair, putting on make-up and dressing up. I want to wear yoga pants because they are comfortable not because I am hiding my body or ashamed of my body or don't feel like I "deserve" to be pretty (and all that other bullshit). I am lazy and I like to be comfortable dammit!

8. To me, the best thing ever. I had just discovered the joy of sushi right before I got pregnant and I had to refrain from eating it for seven long months. The first post-baby date we went on was to eat sushi. I like all kinds of rolls-not sashimi though, can't just do raw fish and rice. I need some spicy mayo and Yum-Yum sauce drizzled on it. Great, now I want a Rainbow Roll...

9. Someone really needs to invent...a battery-operated portable Keurig with a 32 ounce mug attached to it. I NEED MORE COFFEE and Folger's just isn't cutting it for me today.

10. The first time I drank alcohol...I was 14, got drunk, passed out at a friend's house (where I was spending the night-not about to blow curfew), and my mother called the friend's house at 6:30 am to make me walk 2 miles to my house. I still do NOT know how she knew I was hung over..evil bitch.

11. The one question I would ask God is...did you really tell my ex-husband that it was okay to sleep with another woman (and get her pregnant) because I wasn't his true "soul mate". FYI God, he blamed that one on you! However, if you did tell him that-thanks! 

12. Lindsay Lohan...makes me sad. I love "Freaky Friday" and "Mean Girls" and it just depresses me to watch her and see how she is today. I know one morning she is going to be a tragic headline like Amy Winehouse and there is nothing anyone can do about it.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Non-scale Victories (NSV) Link up!

I hate the scale, I really do. I let it define my mood at least for the first 30 minutes of my day. Most days once I get off the scale and move around the house, look at my size 12s and my wardrobe of non-maternity clothes I feel encouraged.

This morning that lying whore scale swore I had gained 2 more freakin' pounds yesterday...not sure that is even possible. I let her make me feel bad, grabbed some 14s and tried to find a suitable outfit for work. I was NOT happy with what I had picked out to wear. I was afraid to put on my size 12s because of the scale. However, I was running out of time to be on time to work. I grabbed my new size 12s khakis and guess what? They still fit-not even tight at all. Take THAT you skank!!!

That was a BIG NSV for me. The second one happened during my morning hall duty. The size 00 teacher comes by with a box of doughnuts and do I eat one? Nope, did I want one-just a little. I had already eaten my breakfast so I wasn't hungry. I am trying very hard to eat only when I am starving. NSV#2!

My third NSV for this week was my husband telling me how "tight" my backside is getting :)

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

So What it's Weigh-in Wednesday?!?

I am still new to this linking up (and blogging) thing. So I am not sure if it is cool to do two link-ups in one blog post or not. Once again, I do NOT have any pictures to put on here. I know that the really "good" blogs have lots and lots of photos. I haven't taken in an awhile, nor do I have time to cruise the 'net looking for some today.

Here we go:

So What Wednesday
So What if.....
I did not go all out for my kids' Easter baskets. My little guy received 3 other baskets from friends and families. Quite frankly, I am tired of candy so I just didn't add to it.
I let my child watch as many episodes of "Elmo's World" as he wants. When I tell him it's time to turn the TV off he doesn't protest.
I have no idea what is going in North or South Korea.
I do not dress my child in designer clothes, nor do I buy matching, hats, socks and belts for each of his outfits.

Easter candy is the best worst seasonal candy ever! I love Cadbury Mini Eggs (no, not the gross creme-filled ones) and I think I ate like 2 bags in a whole day. Also, I have a weakness for those marshmallow bunnies dipped in chocolate and my stepdad always buys me chocolate rabbit. I HAD to eat them all. However, my binge started last Thursday and didn't stop until late Sunday night.

Is it any surpise that when I stepped on the scale I had gained 2 pounds? Nope, I wasn't shocked or disappointed. I sabotaged myself all weekend and have no reason to hope that the number would stay the same.

Monday I pulled on my big (very big) girl panties and started over. I have worked out twice this week already and stayed under my calorie limit as well. Today has started out well and I have the right attitude. I walked right past the teacher's lounge and cupcakes this morning :)

One good choice at time is my new motto. I can set goals, make plans, do all of that but what it comes down to is one choice at a time. One choice to eat the right thing, one choice to lace up the running shoes, one choice to find a quick exercise video on YouTube and that it how I am going to do this. What is your one good choice?

Happy Hump Day!!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

I am so digging the link up thing!

Trista has a great one today. Top Ten Workout Songs! I have to HAVE my music when I run. It is not optional. During my half last week I messed up my playlist really bad and it ticked me off. So here is what I am listening to right now:
Stewart Street

1. Bad Romance by Lady Gaga (my ultimate most favorite song to run with EVER).

2. My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark by Fall Out Boy (Light em up, up, up)

3. Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys (my personal anthem)

4. We are Young by Fun (heard it on "Glee" back in 2011, loved it right away, still love it)

5. It's Time by Imagine Dragons (The lyrics so apply to my journey right now)

6. C'mon by Ke$sha (I dare you to not sing/dance along while listening to this one)

7. Anything Can Happen by Ellie Golding (another find from "Glee")

8. I Love It by Icona Pop (has a great retro 80's vibe and it is fun to shout along with)

9. Sound of Madness by Shinedown (run angry)

10. Just Like a Pill by P!nk ( run just as fast I can to the middle of nowhere, to the middle of my frustrated fears-when I am really stressed this song helps me center).

So there you go!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Motivation Monday

What is motivating you today?

For me it was the three pounds I have gained since Thursday...yep lost complete and total control for almost four days. Stuffed anything and everything into my pie hole, didn't exercise at all, drank copious amounts of alcohol, and ate out almost every meal. Easter dinner at my mother's was probably the worst. I ate three yeast dinner rolls and she made a snarky comment about my weight. Ouch and there were two boxes of marshmallow bunnies that definitely didn't make it my sons' Easter baskets. Let's not mention (oh what the hell) the THREE additional rolls I poked down my gullet when I got home. Any good running a half marathon a week ago was destroyed in one, single week.

Thank goodness for restart days.

I woke up today with the mindset that I would do better, I would make good food choices, and I would do some form of exercise (other than walking). I ate a small breakfast sandwhich, had an apple, ate a good lunch and then some yogurt for an afternooon snack. I decided to go for a run, because after my little guy's bad reaction to the gym day care and the fact that it costs me $10 to drive to the gym I didn't feel like it was worth it. I laced up and headed out into warm afternoon. I started running and I started thinking. I usually play games with my mind, if you can just get to that mailbox, you can walk, just make it through this song and you can walk, a dog is chasing me-better walk (that actually happened today) so he doesn't interpret my running as aggression, so on and so forth. Let's not forget that I haven't ran in a entire week and the weeks leading up the the half marathon my running was spotty. I am not fast at all. I have a 5K at the end of the month and I am thinking anything under 40:00 will be good. Back to the mind games....

As I was running I was playing my games, but I kept coming back to "why am I doing this"? Today my answer was "because I can and I need to be grateful for my body-flabby and gross as it is". I watched in complete and utter horror on Sunday when Kevin Ware broke his leg. I was stunned and saddened by this promising young man's injury. While I was running I kept thinking about him and how he would just be grateful to be able to walk again, let alone have the ability to run. I thought about my Dad, who has had surgeries on both knees and ankles from sports-related injuries and how proud he has been of me in taking up running. I thought of other people in my life that have health problems and cannot exercise. Pretty soon my RunKeeper let me know that I had hit the two mile mark. I eeked out another mile and then I cooled down by walking another mile and a half. Grateful that my legs were able to carry me and my weight that far.

I picked up the little guy from the sitter, came home and played in the yard with him and then ate a somewhat sensible supper. I am sitting here thinking how good a Reese's egg would taste, but also how terrible I would feel knowing that I am this close to having a great day. I also got in my 50 squats for the April Squat Challenge over in the MLFC.

Good night everyone!