Monday, March 9, 2009

Smut Peddler

As I sit here in Danny's condo after moving in another load of stuff from my apartment, he is honoring our upcoming cohabitation by listing his porn on a used DVD website.  And I didn't even ask him!  Now if that's not love then I don't know what is.

I should be fully moved in by Sunday so this week will be full of driving back and forth to slowly make a dent in the landfill that is my apartment.  My family has been informed of what can be taken for free, and they seemed interested in a lot of it, so it looks like I'll have less to worry about moving thanks to their thriftiness.  I'm giving away the 3-disc CD/stereo system and right now it's a race to see who will make it to my place first... mom or sister.  They both want it, and I just want it gone.  Danny has a Bose and my stereo is huge so it's not like I need it.  Luckily I already had Thursday scheduled off so most of it should be moved before the weekend even starts.

Another highlight of this week is that I'm now driving a new car!  On Friday there was just too much drama regarding my shitty old Ford, so I gave up.  Really, there's only so much I'm willing to sink into a car before I realize that it won't be fixed.  Now I'm the proud owner of a 2008 Mazda 3 and much relieved to have a car that works.  

Ok, this is totally from out of nowhere, but while I'm posting here I just wanted to throw this out there...

I've decided that if I were to ever have children I would start up a "mommy blog" and dub it "Kegels & Cream Cheese".  Has a nice little ring to it, no?  I know it's kind of gross, but that's what makes it fun!  Just watch, if it's not already taken, it will be two days from now.  

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Struts? You mean cars have a fancy gait??

Don't ask me how I stumbled across this video, but if you are a fan of The Little Mermaid you should check it out.  I think my favorite (aka, the funniest) is the German version.  You just really can't pretty-fy that language.

My car is semi-broken right now and it's bumming me out.  Last Tuesday I got to the garage after work and it started up just fine but wouldn't move out of park.  After calling the Ford dealer my dad found out about some little trick to unpop it so I could drive it, but unpopping it means that you are driving sans brake lights.  And hello, that's illegal!  

Luckily for me the mechanic I use is the boyfriend of my ex-step mom (it's complicated, don't worry) so they've been extremely helpful.  They've been looking at my car everyday while I'm at work, and the ex-step mom has been driving me to and from work.  Most people don't have a mechanic who will do that for them.  It should be fixed tomorrow, with fingers crossed, but it's not going to be the end of my car problems because...

There Will Be Car Payments.

That's right, I think it's finally time that I suck it up and decommission my 11 year old junker in favor of a mostly functioning vehicle.  One that won't need repairs every few months.  One with heat that comes out with more force than that of the little elf that must be living in my dashboard.  And, sigh, one that requires a car payment.  

I know this is a fact of life for most adults, but I've been lucky enough to avoid it up to this point and I guess I was hoping my luck would possibly run for the next 30 years or so.  Four or five years just sounds like an eternity when you are paying so much money for something that loses value every day you use it.  But on the bright side, it will be really, really nice to drive a car that doesn't sound like its backside is going to fall right off every time I roll over speed bump

Friday, February 13, 2009

Don't call me Public Snort!

I totally can't help the fact that sometimes, when I'm laughing really hard, I tend to snort.  And DANNY, my FIANCE, has taken to calling me "Public Snort".

Dude, I can't help it! 

Tonight we went to Sub Zero in the Central West End to try their sushi, and I completely forgot that the reason they are called "Sub Zero" is because of their ice bar.  Oh well, I guess we'll have to check it out next time.  And there WILL be a next time because their sushi was awesome.  Man, the spicy tuna roll was incredible.  It was spicy, but at the same time the tuna had this smoky flavor that I've never experienced with sushi.  It made for a tasty combo of flavors and I'll be sure to go back.

Oh, and whatever you do, do NOT get the deep fried Philly roll from Miso.  Unless you like fishy corndogs, then I guess it's alright.  

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Tonight I rented a stupid movie.  I suppose it wouldn't seem stupid if I were 10 years old, but for someone 16 years older, Ballet Shoes was probably not my best Red Box choice.  The thing is, after spending the weekend with my fiance, I sometimes get the yearning to watch stupid girly/kid movies.  It made me wonder, when am I going to have the time for those things when we live together?  I guess I can always retreat to another room to watch chick flicks by myself, or make him suffer through them with me, but it will never be the same as sitting in the privacy of my own living room, Ped Egg-ing my feet to hearts content, all while zoning out to a good romcom.  Don't get me wrong, I can't wait to live with him and I'm quite aware that married folks have been sharing the same living space for years, but tonight I realized how my single-living days are numbered.

Another stupid thing I'm doing tonight is watching the Grammy's.  There's just something really strange about a collaboration between Stevie Wonder and the Jonas Brothers.  Oh, is it The Jonas Brothers?  Whatev.  If I come away with one thing tonight though, it's that a duo of Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift will always leave Miley Cyrus looking like a fool.  I can't figure out it it's more painful to listen to her sing, or talk.  

WHAT?!  Ok, as I type, Blink-182 are announcing that they are back together!  Ok, maybe that's the most important thing I've learned tonight.  Not quite sure how to feel about that.  I thought they all got pissy with each other a while back.  It makes me wonder if they are doing this because they truly miss playing together, or if they truly miss making money together. 

Enough Grammy re-cap... it's Sunday night and I have a sinkful of dishes and clean clothes that need putting away.  Ah, the exciting life I lead.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's floaty

I bought a wedding dress on Saturday... holy crap I'm really getting married!

That's what goes through my head every time I think about it.  

The dress is lovely and I got it for a steal.  I can't say what it looks like or put up a link since a certain husband-to-be frequents this site, but I can tell you about the awesome deal I got on it!  It's by Maggie Sottero and it retails for about $1150-$1250, but since the dress I tried on fit me perfectly they let me have it off the rack for 50% off!  And they still let me put down just half of that to save it for me.  So Thank You to Clarice's for helping me find "the dress".

Monday, January 19, 2009

How often do you hear a song and think, "That would be awesome on Guitar Hero!"

As predicted, I gained weight this week.  Only two pounds, but it's still enough to beat myself up for that Pad Thai I had at Pei Wei last night.  Can you believe that the Pad Thai with veggies and tofu is 10 points for HALF of a serving??!!  Sure, I only ate half anyway, but if I had managed to scarf down the whole thing and then came home to find I ate my whole days worth of points in one meal... well... it just would have been bad.  I took home the leftovers but left them with Danny.  Good riddance!

My good friend Marissa is coming to town this weekend and I can hardly wait to see her.  I'm sure Wyoming was a beautiful and adventurous place to live, but it's so nice having her back in Missouri.  During her short visit the girl is going wedding dress shopping five times in three days!  Only one of those excursions is with yours truly though.  We are going to Clarice's which was a convenient place to go since another friend of mine is picking up her wedding gown that morning.  I really think I've already found the dress I want (found it the first day I went shopping actually) but I guess it can't hurt to look.  At least not too much.  I'm a mess when it comes to making a decision when faced with too many options. 

Later that night we are supposed to hang out at a friend's house, where I plan on wowing everyone with my Guitar Hero/Rock Band skills.  It's been a while, but it's just like riding a bike.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

No sir, I won't tell you how many points this chili is worth

Today I didn't have to work since - blech - I'll be working this Saturday.  The head honchos at my hospital decided that they need one of us present on the weekends to try and track down more money from patients.  Ok, what I do is really not as callous as I made it sound, but I'm just annoyed that I have to be there.

The upside is that I probably never would have gone to the laundry mat and cleaned ALL of my clothes in just over an hour, or go to the gym, finishing both before 6pm.  Sure, I could have accomplished more had I not slept past noon, but I never have been an early riser so I'm not beating myself up about it.

Club Fitness tonight was insane.  I actually waited in line for a cardio machine.  In my whole life of working out (which admittedly doesn't add up to much) I've never waited behind 5-7 people just to break a sweat.  I'm glad I did though because I worked my butt off.  

Last Monday I started up Weight Watchers again, and when I weighed myself in yesterday morning I had lost 6 lbs.!  I tend to get a little too sure of myself and slack off, so this week I started back at the gym.  I don't think I'll lose 6 more lbs. this week, but I'd at least like to get close.  

A year ago I was doing really good at sticking to my weight loss plans, but then at some point my relationship bliss caused me to get too comfortable with myself.  I can only imagine how much weight I'll gain in the 3-4 months after Danny and I get married.  Ugh, that sounds so unappealing... expect this same vein of post around that time.

Monday, January 5, 2009


Was it just me, or did NYE '09 seem lame to anyone else?  It was like all of a sudden everyone got in this weird recession kick and decided that they weren't doing anything fun.  It turned out that Danny and I did have a good time playing poker and drinking games at a friend's house, but we didn't even decide on that for sure until after 10pm.  I don't know, I might have to plan a party myself next year, even if I do still live in a closet with nothing to sit on but a broke-down futon.

I started Weight Watchers today.  We get a discount through work so that was more of an incentive to join up again.  I figured that with the $20/month gym fee and the $18.50/month WW fee, I'm spending nearly $40 every month in the hopes of losing weight, or at least becoming a healthier person.  And sadly, I've had this gym membership for years and these past couple of months have been the worst for me attendance-wise.  Hopefully if I keep thinking of it that way I will start spending more evenings at Club Fitness, not sitting here watching tv all night.

I know this is all psychological, but I swear that the first few days of WW make my brain tell my mouth that nothing in the world is right unless I'm chewing on something.  Seriously, I'm not hungry at all, but my mouth just feels off.  As a matter of fact, my mouth is screaming that it wants key lime pie (damn wedding planning!) but I have to say no.  This diet stuff is just so hard!

Here's to my 10th glass of water today.