Friday, June 26, 2009

A little bit of everything...

R.I.P. Michael Jackson. I don't care what they say you did to little boys, or how weird of a person you were, your music changed my childhood. Today, I listened to an old interview of Michael Jackson talking about his abusive father beating him till he was near death... well, Papa Jackson, you finally finished the job. You screwed up your son so bad he died at the young age of 50. For that, I hope you rot in hell. ... Anywhoo... my favorite Michael Jackson song growing up was "Beat it." My sisters and brother and I used to dance around the living room acting it out and having dance parties to the tape we had with all of his songs on it. Thanks for the childhood magic, old buddy. Hope the after life treats you better than this one did. Man... all the recent deaths in the media have kind of bummed me out. I guess it's hard to really grasp the concept that, Yes, people can die... and that includes me. It's scary. I don't like thinking about it. But I swear people are dropping like flies lately. I just want it to stop.

MOVING ON... in other news life has been going slow. The house is slowly getting put back together, we finally have some paint on the downstairs walls. We have the flooring ordered and the kitchen planned out and saved at Lowes. I have been spending a lot of time working out and hanging out with the sister-in-law and yesterday we went and saw "The Promotion" starring Sandra Bullock. Hilarious. I laughed the whole movie, and I was never super uncomfortable like most romantic comedies make me... so I give the movie a solid A. Afterward, Liz and I went to the outlet mall and I FINALLY got some clothes that fit me! Hurray! It's been hitting tripple digits all week here in Austin (today it was 107 degrees), so I decided that I need shorts BAD. The shorts I owned previously are a size 6 or 8 and were falling off me like dead skin. I found that Calvin Klein has the perfect fitting shorts for me! Hurray! So from now on, me and Calvin Klein are tight like tigers (aka best friends). I also got 2 new shirts and a shirt for Jeff at G Star, where they are having a EVERYTHING UNDER $30 sale!!! Love it! I'm just so glad I can now face the blistering heat with some shorts on instead of saggy pants.

Recently I have been having truly vivid and bizzare dreams. I know I always have weird dreams... but recently they have been even MORE bizzare and VIVID than normal. Like I had this dream where I attacked my mom because she had some information and was going to share it with a bunch of people, so I threw her into a bookcase and we got into a horrifying fight. I woke up completely confused because I have no beef with my mother, I don't have any desire to fight her at all. lol. And then last night I had a dream that my mom, Valerie, and I were all going to fly to Germany together and we missed our flight because my mom wouldn't get off the computer. I was SO mad, and SO irritated when they told us we couldn't take another flight till the next day. So we had to stay with one of my mom's weird friends, and then we went skydiving to make up for it, and this guy fell out of the plane but didn't have a parachute, so when he landed I watched him throw up volumous amounts of blood. It was horrific. I don't know what all this means. Meh.

Jeffrey and I were going to go on a last minute cruise if we could. It didn't work out cause the cruises were all too long, we wanted something for 3 days or so. Sad. I was really hoping. I also tried to plan a water fight today and that failed too. I'm starting to think the universe is conspiring against me. The only for sure thing I can count on is my 3 day training course in July. I know I will be there because I already paid for it, and I REALLY need to get certified already. I'm really really looking forward to it. I can't wait to just jump in and start training. I think I will be fantastic at it. There is just so much I already know and want to share! But I have so much more to learn! I can't wait! I really really love this industry I am getting into... every industry has it's dark side, but the good outweight the bad parts with personal training. Because I control my own destiny. I decide whether or not I am going to dedicate myself enough to become good at what I do, to help people get healthier and stronger. It's a beautiful thing.

Anyways, I am done rambling for now. Till next week.

Blog OUT.

Friday, June 12, 2009

For those of you who enjoy sugar as much as I do...

Please check out my trainer, Jake's blog. It talks about how incredibly bad for you sugar can be... and for me it's a huge wake-up call. Because yesterday I swear I pigged out on sugar like there was no tomorrow. And then to read Jakes blog this morning, I just want to go vomit. That's it, guys... I'm off sugar again... it's only natural to eat, well, natures form of sugar. Like fruits. So, please read it. The link to his blog is under the "People I stalk" called "Train with Jake".



Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Neighborly love...

Today Jeff and I went to the house to see how far along it is getting. I am somewhat dismayed, and somewhat pleased at the same time. I took some photos but don't have the equipment to upload them right now. Anyways, as we were leaving this lady came up to me and introduced herself as our neighbor. Let me just say that she had me at the initial greeting. I'll describe the encounter:

Jeff puts his hand out and says "hi" and she says "huh uh" "I am in medical (something or other) and shaking hands is one of the fastest ways to spread diseases like scabies. You need to learn to bow." She bowed at us. I laughed and said "Oh, like the chinese," and she said "yes, like the japanese." hehe. She is a mature black woman in her mid-forties or fifties. You can't quite tell because most african american women have a timeless look to them. At least for me. She went on to introduce her husband, a retired airforceman who walks with a cane and has a kind smile and a salt and pepper beard. He had very kind eyes, as did she. Then she asked me to show her the back yard, because she'd noticed our grape vine had grown over into her side, and also our rose bush was peeking through the fence, and she wanted to see what else we had. So we led her through the overgrown fence, and showed her the magical wonderland that has become our backyard. In the few months it has been neglected, our yard has become a forest of beautiful flowers, weeds, and tall grasses. The woman was absolutely pleased to see the rose bush and refered to it as "she", she also refered to the the grape vine as "she." I liked it. She told me she is a vegetarian and believes that all plants and life in general have souls and spirits living inside them that need to be nurtured. She asked if she could have some of the seeds coming from our cumquat tree and any other fruit trees. I told her of course! She also informed me that she had been taking care of a beautiful tree in our front yard, watering it and such!!! I am SO greatful to have these neighbors! Not only are they unique and eclectic, they are a HUGE change from the roofers that lived there only weeks before. They care about their yard and their home, and want to be friendly neighbors. I absolutely enjoyed meeting them, and plan on planting organic fruits and vegetables and bringing them over to my new neighbors. I think this could become a beautiful environment that Jeff and I are about to live in. Not only do we have great next-door neighbors, but our across-the-street neighbor is also a very kind police officer who I remember from when I worked as a 911 operator. So I just have to go over there and re-introduce myself and meet the family and perhaps we will have a neat little neighborhood family??? Who knows, maybe I dream big but I can't wait to get started!

Blog OUT!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sims 3...

I just got SIMS 3!!! I know, I'm a freak, but I love the Sims, and I loved the Sims 2 even more... so today Jeff bought me SIMS 3 to cheer me up! (it's been a rough week for me). I absolutely love it! I created a Jeff and Caitlin Hartung and Caitlin is currently expecting their first child, and Jeff is a bedpan cleaner. Muahahaha. Good stuff! Anyways, I know I haven't written in a while... life for me recently has been fairly difficult, and I haven't had much to say. Hopefully soon something really fantastic will happen (like our house being finished) and I can blog again with whitty remarks and hilarious commentary... (at least I make myself laugh). Until then, I leave you with only this: