Keeping a Fitness Binder
Megan said I don’t post enough healthy recipes and workout stuff anymore, so here I go :) I started keeping a fitness binder of clippings I find from different magazines (mostly Women’s Health and Self, but you find a page or two in almost every magazine). It’s divided into two sections: exercise and food. In the exercise section, I have a go-to list of illustrated exercises,...
Conversation I had with a woman in the gym locker room: Woman: Ughh.. it’s Member Appreciation Day here, and they decided to hire a DJ and serve pie. Me: Gosh, yeah. Seems odd. Woman: I mean everyone’s here because they got fat on Thanksgiving. Why pie? Me: Yep… not so smart. Woman: What idiots. Me: Hmm. Yeah. Conversation I wanted to have with same woman in the gym locker...
Hello, newest addition to my running playlist. ...
Online Typing Test →
I have my second interview tomorrow that I’m pretty sure involves a typing test (since he kind of hinted at it at the last interview), so I figured I’d do a little test at home to see how I did. 75 wpm and 98% accuracy. Job, please.
Need to Borrow for a Costume-- Will Cook Dinner in...
I need to borrow the following for a costume: fake mustache white doctor-ish coat stethoscope or similar medical equipment I’ll cook you chicken marsala and pasta (maybe some dessert) in return for letting me borrow them. And I’ll wear my Minnie Mouse apron.
Trying my hardest to put on some running shoes and...
Yummy Sunday Morning Breakfast
1 egg, 2 egg whites 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 shallot, chopped fat-free canola spray oil 2 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese, softened Lightly spray a skillet with the oil and brown the shallot over medium heat. Add eggs and cream cheese, mixing in the skillet. Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper immediately. Serve with Weight Watchers whole grain bread topped with reduced sugar jam.
Do not eat inordinate amounts of food on any specific day when your normal portions are 1/4th that size. You will wake up in the middle of the night with severe pain as your body tries to figure out how the hell it’s going to digest everything at once. At least there was a Cake Boss marathon at 3:00 am.
10 Things I'm Thankful For
My family- it may not be the perfect 2-parent, happy-go-lucky household, but I couldn’t ask for a better one. My friends- who are amazing, thoughtful people. Not many people can brag about having the kinds of friends I do. Living in L.A. My health- I’ve never needed surgery, I don’t rely on medication, and I have no physical limitations whatsoever (except flying… I...
There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is...– Robert Brault
I HAVE AN INTERVIEW TOMORROW!!
Cross your fingers for me. Or pray to God, Allah, Xenu, and/or Lady Gaga. Whatever usually works for you. If I get the job… drinks all around!! No offense to Dicky or the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, but THIS has now become the best part of my day.
If you were a celebrity, would you stroll down...
Because this guy did.
Surreal Is a Word for It
Watching Dicky Barrett from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones sing his own song on Rock Band. Best part of the day.
Playing Wii Rock Band at work to unlock a Mighty...
This is such a hard job. Seriously, I don’t know how I make it though the day.
The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped...– John E. Southard Just in time for Thanksgiving :)
Maggie, Remarking on My Driving Skills on the Way...
Maggie: You drive like you're in a videogame.
Me: No, I'm way better in real life. If this were a videogame, we would've crashed about three times already.
Worst. Flight Schedule. Ever.
Tampa to Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles. If it hadn’t been a difference in $200 in ticket price… I wouldn’t be sitting here dreading the trip ahead of me. The man next to me is playing air drums to whatever song he has on his phone while bouncing his legs, humming, muttering, saying “aahhhhhh,” and petting the stuffed cartoon cat he has sticking...
Why I Love Tampa... and Why I Hate Tampa
Love: I have a 3 bedroom, brand-new condo to myself. With a washer and dryer. My whole family lives here. I can walk to Mr. Empanada. There is a Chik-fil-a really close, too. Hate: MacDinton’s, one of the the last halfway decent bars in Tampa, has turned into an all-out douchefest. My father goes on about how lucrative a career I could have with the local news station. My...
That’s why girls like assholes. Because the nice guys are assholes, too,...– Maggie This explains so much about my last relationship…
Must un-hangover self right now. Must go to funeral. Must stop burping rum. Must. Have. Coffee.
The Start of Something Great(ly Frustrating)
Know what’s the best way to start off your evening? Working off NO sleep since Wednesday (thank you flight attendant who woke me up to ASK IF I WAS THIRSTY), rushing to get ready to go out with friends, and then finding out you’ve left every stitch of makeup back in L.A. Working with makeup I bought in high school? That’s MY version of improv. You try doing a smokey eye with...
Question(s) for the Ages
Here’s a fun one… why is Alaska Airlines based in Seattle? And if it was always based there… who the hell named it after Alaska?
Total Job Application Count: 11
If I don’t get a job, it certainly won’t be for a lack of trying.
Who died and made Elizabeth Hasselback an...
Having to watch The View for work is making me hate my own gender. Someone give me a dose of something less catty/pointless. Stat.
Tonight’s musical guest on Kimmel. Stay...
Why Seatbelts Shouldn't Be an Option... For Anyone
My dad’s lifelong best friend said goodbye to his daughter last night. The girl was in her early twenties, had a young daughter not yet two years old and had one more on the way (she was 8 1/2 months along). She was in the passenger seat of a car when the driver lost control and hit a wall. He wore his seatbelt and broke his leg. She wasn’t wearing her seatbelt, and her parents...
I applied for 8 jobs today.
Let’s all cross our fingers that I get something before I go home for Christmas. No one likes to not have an answer for the “So where are you working out there?” question. No one likes to not be able to pay their bills without putting in a call to Simon, either.
OMG. Apparently there’s a Jon Gosselin sex tape. I’d rather watch 2...– Sarah AGREED.
Spidey Arrested?! Say It Isn't So!!
Spiderman, or at least the Hollywood Blvd. version, was arrested yesterday for knocking the shit out of a passer by. Apparently he already had a warrant out for his arrest, and they had such a hard time finding him because, well, he wears a full-body disguise to work every day. When the police arrived to arrest someone described as wearing a Spiderman costume, they had a little trouble—...
I think I’ll try defying gravity/And you can’t pull me down!– Wicked … and GLEE
If you don’t get everything you want, think of all the things you...– Oscar Wilde
Kelly: (regarding her wanting to show up at 5am before she leaves me forever) Too bad your apartment isn't easier to break into.
Me: Umm yeah. Totally...
Mia's Just as Excited I Am for Her to Come Play :)
Mom: Are you excited to go to L.A. to see Brittany?
Mia: YES! I'M SO EXCITED!!!
Mom: Okay, okay, calm down and get ready for bed. (leaves room)
Mia: (extremely high-pitched squeal) Eeeeeeeeeeeee!
Dear Prudence: Should I tell my mom she has a... →
Here’s a tip: Miss Manners may say you should let her know, but if the woman herself can’t see the ‘stache that’s perched on her upper lip, then maybe you should let her live in blissful oblivion. It’s not like spinach in her teeth— that shit is there every morning when she looks in the mirror. Let her be.