Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Another thing on my last nerve today is commercials on the radio for action movies. I do wonder how a commercial on the radio is going to excite me about an action movie when I can't see the action happening. They try to pull action like clips and play the sounds but it doesn't work. The one i am referring to now it the new Mummy movie. Sure, I may see this one on DVD since they are mildy entertaining, but playing a clip "I really hate mummies!" and then "CRASH BOOM!" doesn't do anything for me at all. Even Batman, which was wonderful, sounded retarded on the radio. "I'm Batman" CRASH BOOM!
I am not a bad person. I am just in a bad mood because I don't enjoy all this noise!
Now on a happy note, i enjoy the hell out of Whataburger commercials. They use this old southern dude and as he describes hamburgers that have ingredients that simply don't go together, i find myself wanting one because his old man southern voice is soothing and makes the burger sound great! Today he was talking about "skeedaddling" to get one. Well hell, how can I resist when you say the word "Skeedaddle?"
Ok, i think I will turn on my beloved Radio Margaritaville and tune out the noise violations coming from my left.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
This morning I woke up and Lola was sleeping like this:
She is just too precious isn't she?
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Lee is on a plane right now and i am PRAYING he catches his connecting flight. I am checking both online to see if he lands. He is set to land right when the other is set to leave, so I hope that somehow either the second plane is delayed or that this one makes time up in the air and he lands and gets off. I am sure he has told the stewardesses that he is connecting. Maybe they will hold the plane? Do they do that since it is thier fault he is late, and not his? I am sure we will find out in the next 2 minutes!!
Other than headaches, all is well. I am so ready for Lee to come home. I am just a pathetic being without him!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
So i have my burrito bowl down to 10 points... still not great though!
I did the calculator and I get 18 points per day. Today so far I had 3/4 of a Kashi Bar for 3 points and coffee, let's say for 1 points (lots of cream... can't help it!). Then at lunch I had a bowl of 0-point Progresso soup, and then a pita sandwich with ham, laughing cow cheese, lettuce, and dijonaise. 3 points! I am totally full too. That means that today I have only had 7 of my 18 points! Tonight i am making a stir fry and left over Mocha Chocolate Cake (which is why I will need ALL 11 points!!) I made them last night in ramekins and there are 3 left so Lee, Donald, and I will finish them off..
Menu for this week:
Monday: Devilish Sesame Chicken and scallion rice (Rachael Ray recipe from her magazine this month)
Tuesday: Crock-pot chicken and veggies (basic basic basic)
Wednesday: Fajita steak salad (hungry girl recipe!)
Thursday: Chicken Cordon Bleu and side salad (from a low colesteral / low fat book)
Friday: Chicken Enchilada cassarole and side salad (a recipe from Sara!)
I get 35 "flex" points a week, which means I will use these for those Saturday night dinners and Friday nights (sometimes we go out). I am making my favorite breakfast on Saturday (maybe sunday too?) from La Peep which is english muffin, egg whites, turkey, low fat cheese, and salsa for "Healthy Eggs Benedict." I also got apples and watermelon so we can snack on fruit. ALSO I got a bunch of 100 calorie puddings and I like to add a spoonful of cool whip light on top to make it creamy. This has turned out to be a great dessert when you are dieting. You get the chocolate fix and don't feel so bad about it!
My goal at then end of all this craziness is to lose 10-15 pounds. According to the horrible charts, I should be around 110. CRAZY! So I am being more moderate and saying 120 would be awesome, and 125 will be great. So... today I am: 138.
Wish me luck!
(btw.. no news to repeat from the weekend, other than the fact I am addicted to a teenage vampire book series.. I will be the only 28 year old at the movie in December!)
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
If you look to the right of my blog, this song is #6 in my playlist. Check it out, grab a tissue.
Little Miss Magic - Jimmy Buffett
She's constantly amazed by the blades of
the fan on the ceiling
And the funny little faces she makes
can't help but be appealing
She loves to ride through the town with the top down
Feel the warm breeze on her gentle skin
She is my next of kin
I see a little more of me everyday
I catch a little more moustache turning grey
Your mother is the only other woman for me
Little Miss Magic what you gonna be?
Sometimes I catch her dreaming and wonder
where that little mind meanders
Is she down along the shore or
strolling cross the broad Savannah's
I know in time she'll learn to make up her own mind
In time she's gonna learn to fly
Oh that I won't deny
It's raining it's pouring
Your old man is snoring
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Now, my goal was to pick some colors for her. Each floor is a tad different. The 2nd floor has a grand lobby, with a stain glass skylight. The next 2 floors are basic corridors and are downright scary! Everything, everywhere, is painted white as chalk. Very dreary. The very top floor is a penthouse that is being renovated. All i am helping with is lobby/corridor colors. Here are a few pictures of the 2nd floor lobby:
Now, this floor is just painted concrete. I suggested either stripping it and staining it, or getting some commercial grade carpet. She is worried that some of the lower-grade tenant will tear it up, and showed me drag marks from someone dragging a sofa through. I wonder, if she had a nice carpet down, if people may think twice about that... There is also a rubber flooring she could use. As for paint, I am suggesting a medium toned green-teal. Downstairs is honeycomb tile and has dots of a teal. I wish I could post pictures of paint!! I think all the trim around all the doors should be dark brown, to mimick all the woodwork and elevator doors. It also helps separate the doors from the trim.
In the upstair corridors, I am suggesting a basic light beige. Nothing fancy. But again, dark brown trim. Something to rich up the hall and make it less scary. She had a GREAT idea about trying to find some carpet that looks like hotel carpet, really plush.
Aside from apartments, she wants to have some for extended-stay. She wants the place to be inviting when people step out of the elevator.
I hope I do a good job! I am sending paint samples tomorrow, i may look back through them before I do...
I was laying on the couch the other day and i looked up and saw this:
Can you believe that??? Goodness!
Lat night, our friends Jennifer and Dave came over with Tashi! Tashi is a 12 week old Tibetian Terrier. They had a great time playing with him!
After dinner, everyone found a toy and laid down. Jennifer thanked me later for getting Tashi all worn out!You can see Lola and Teddy's puppy phase was hard on the trim of the carpet!!
Monday, July 7, 2008
And Teddy was trying to give me a hug at the same time!
I sure wish the windows would come in. I need to order blinds. I am also in search of fabric for my window seat and throw pillows....