Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Feeling better

I dragged my a$$ out of bed at 5:10 this morning and made it to SWAT. They are charging $29 a month for it now, so I really need to commit to doing it. I am glad I went although driving there I was so sleepy!

I have been in a scrapping mood lately but don't know what to scrap....
But here are the last of my 35 random facts...I guess I could scrap these!
9. Sometimes I secretly wonder what it would feel like to be a buxm Barbie-type. I don't want to become one, but I want to know what all the fuss is about.
8. I tend to hoard things. If I find stationary I like, I don't want to use it because it's too nice. Likewise, I am finally starting to use my massive supply of supplies to scrap with. What else are they there for?
7. I have a thing for earlobes. The bigger the better. I like to squeeze them. Joe's are respectable.
6. I also have a thing for grooming other people (and by other people I mean Joe). I like to pluck his eyebrows and any random hairs he has growing. He used to hate it but I think it's growing on him.
5. I am the world's worst procrastinator.
4. I am a very fast reader. If I really like a book sometimes I devour it in one sitting. I think I finished The Da Vinci Code when we flew back from Cabo San Lucas. And I read one of the Harry Potter books on our way to Maui. Granted, they were long flights with nothing else to do, but still.
3. I dream about what I would do if I won the lotto. Of course, I never buy a ticket, but that doesn't stop me from dreaming (did I already write this one?).
2. I tend to fixate and obsess on things, which causes me to lose sleep. I need to learn to LET GO.
1. And FINALLY, although I am 35 I feel more like I'm 25. Why do we have to get older?!?!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


blah blah. That's how I have been feeling for the past couple days. I'm sure it has NOTHING to do with staying up late all weekend. And that's all I'm going to say about that!

Friday, August 25, 2006

Lazy Friday morning

Yannis had me practicing backbends for almost 15 minutes last night so my back is SORE this morning! Needless to say, I was unmotivated to do any working out. I kind of like having quiet mornings to tidy up the house, surf and blog.

We are having dinner with Ken&Peg and Alan&Patrick tonight. So I would like to get a little cardio in beforehand. Maybe at our lame work gym right after work. Or maybe not. {I think it's funny how I refer to about 80% of our friends in terms of couples, not like each person has their own identity!}

Thursday, August 24, 2006


I confess. I am loving JT's new single. It's a great dance song. Having it has the final song for So You Think You Can Dance helps as well. I can't wait to hear some cool remixes.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Visitor this weekend

Our good friend Alan, who moved to London earlier this year, is coming back this weekend for a quick visit. His 20th (!!) high school reunion is the main excuse for coming back, but we know he just really misses us (not! I think he and Patrick are having too much fun over there.)

Here is a picture of us at his friends' Rob and Amy's apartment in New York circa 2001. Our first big trip to NYC. We are getting ready for dinner and then on to the Roxy! That was a go go go weekend. We visited the Statue of Liberty (my first time there in all the years I've been to New York visiting relatives), the floor of the NYSE (apparently a really big deal. Unfortunately Amy and I were a little to hung over to care!), and differently clubs every night we were there. Our favorites were the Roxy of course and Body and Soul, a Sunday afternoon party that played cool house music. Too bad it's no longer there (Body and Soul, not the Roxy).

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Back from Arlington

I hung out with my optometry school peeps this past weekend: Ann, ReeDee and Annie. We also had a couple munchkins with us as well: Carrie (Ann's 6 week old) and Jett (Ree's 18 month old). We didn't do much. Ate some lunch. Hung out by the pool. Ate some more. Talked and talked. Put the kiddies down for their naps. Talked even more. Had pizza for dinner. Talked more. I can't believe we used to spend like 24-7 with each other and now we are lucky to see each other together once a year. And now, instead of taking pictures of my friends, I take pictures of their babies. With cuties like that, who wouldn't. I am starting to understand why parents take so many pictures of their kids. I took over 50 of these kiddos and they are not even mine!

However, the best part about someone else's kids is that you can give them back when you're done. Not so much when they are your own. That's why we don't have any yet ;).

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Exciting morning

So as I was leaving around 5 this morning to go to the gym (finally!), I hear glass breaking. I look and see some feet hanging out of the Jeep parked across the street. Then this skinny bearded homeless-looking guy with a backpack comes out and casually (but quickly) walks down the street. I am stunned. What to do? So I call Joe and he tells me to call the police. I dial 911 and a cop comes about 5 minutes later.

Turns out, the guy stole the neighbors' Sirius radio thing. Which is the same thing that got stolen out of Joe's car last week. That stinks! I don't know if they will catch him, but I feel better for reporting it.

I wonder if the neighbors were freaking out when they heard the police at their door. I know I would. You know nothing good is coming when the police comes round at 5 in the morning!

On a more light-hearted note, I ran intervals with Joe and Jim this morning. 6 800's. They were tough, but I ran faster than I anticipated. Next week Jim is going to do 4 1200's. Ugh - don't know if I'm ready for that! But I do feel better for running. My arms are just sore from yoga.

Going to see my girls this weekend - can't wait!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Benji won!

I kind of figured he would. He was definitely my favorite from the beginning. Who? Benji Schwimmer of So You Think You Can Dance! I am very sad the show is over. And even sadder that the tour is not coming to Houston! What a travesty!

Two days in a row

I am feeling slightly inspired. Lazy, but inspired. Scrapping fun, boot camp/gym no fun. I don't know why, but I just DO NOT feel like gettin up to work out these days. I am really enjoying yoga, which is good, but I really should be doing some more cardio. Just haven't been motivated to go. I like getting up early, because I then have time to surf. But the working out, not so much. I do run every other morning. But I really need to step it up - I am getting lazy! Next week, I promise...

Today looks like work is going to be slower than usual again. At least we filled all of our treatment spots!

More later...

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Back to bloggin'

I feel like I have not been posting on a regular basis. I need to write more often, if not for the sheer sake of honing my writing and journalling skills. Who knows what inane moment of a day future EE would like to remember.

One funny little tidbit from yesterday: Joe has the slimmest hips of anyone I know, and doing all his Ironman training has slimmed him down even more. Needless to say, all of his shorts are very baggy on him. When we came home from the movies last night (World Trade Center, excellent, moving piece) I couldn't resist "pants-ing" hime: i.e. I pulled his shorts down while he was unlocking the gate. I only meant to pull down his shorts, but the boxer briefs came down as well - hee hee!! Luckily it was dark and no one was around, but we got a good chuckle from that one!

Joe and I have been trying to go to yoga more regularly now. Once I get into it, I really enjoy it. It's just getting my butt out there. A body in motion stays in motion, but a body at rest doesn't like to move!

Work has been very slow these last few days. I'm thinking it's cause summer is almost over and everyone is either on vacation or going back to school. I'm kind of liking the less hectic schedule. Might as well enjoy it while I can!

The air is incredibly humid today. I can never remember if it's always this way, because every year feels worse. Hopefully I'll still be blogging this time next year and can compare.

Joe is making dinner tonight and it smells yummy. More tomorrow!

Thursday, August 10, 2006


I go through phases where I obsess over scrapbooking (this is an ongoing one), lipsticks (haven't in a long time, though. I have enough make up to last a lifetime and I hardly even wear it!), clothes, shoes and handbags. The handbag one has just hit me again recently. I contemplated bidding on a KOOBA bag on ebay, but read a review saying most of the bags were fake. I would really like to have some nice, REAL bags, so I am saving $$ until the new year. After all Christmas gifts are bought I will splurge on a bag for myself. Maybe do this once a year. No more fakes! Have enough of those to last a lifetime as well! I have also been eyeing the Fendi Spy Bags, but unless they go on major sale, still out of my price range.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Birthday time

Our cute little Marc is celebrating his birthday today! We will be having drinks at Absinthe and then who know where the party where guess would be South Beach.

I treasure all my friendships. Without them life would definitely be less interesting and less fulfilling. Marc is one of those friends who makes my life better. My life is more fun and full of joy because I can call him my friend. If you ever stumble across this, Miss Marc, I love ya!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Another month gone by

I can't believe it's August already. I would say that summer is almost over, but it's certainly not going to feel over for another few months here in H-town! I ran this morning for 30 minutes, and while my workout was not too strenuous by any means, I was drenched with sweat by the time I got home. That humidity will do it to you every time!

I've got so many thoughts in my head for scrapping projects that I am frozen into indecision. That's always my problem. Just gotta do it!

We made our goal for work last month - yay!! Momma needs the cash!