Archive for September, 2006

Lameness

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Is it just me or were Survivor and The Office kind of lame tonight? The Office was funny, of course, but last week really gave me high hopes for the season and tonight let me down.

I can see now why Survivor did the whole race thing to get started – they knew the rest of the show was a snooze-fest! I’ve been saying that it’s hard to connect because there are so many people on the show, but now I’m wondering if it’s something else. Maybe the people just all suck. I’m also getting tired of hearing Jeff scream during the challenges doing a play by play. “The red team is moving to the left! The blue team is slowing down! The red team just took a step to the right! The blue team is all breathing! The red team exhaled!” Gahhhhhh. Okay, maybe I’m just tired of the show, period. Anyone else?

When September Ends

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

We’re having storms tonight, a new weather system is bringing with it cooler weather. Tomorrow’s high is only going to be 65. I guess summer is definitely officially over. Wahhh. It’s time to start getting ready for the Holiday season – they all end up running together more and more the older I get. I am actually very excited about celebrating them in our new house. I want to deck the place out especially for Christmas. I’d like to do stuff for Halloween, but I’m just not sure we’ll have the time. I’ll probably just do a fall theme kind of thing with pumpkins and corn stalks – just real traditional stuff.

I remember when I was a kid, we always had total ghetto decorations for fall: you know the big cardboard cutouts taped to the windows and doors. Heh. Reminds me of the Eddie Murphy skit when he talks about the welfare hamburgers with the big ole green peppers sticking out. Also, “You ain’t got no ice cream!”

Overwhelmed

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

I could have stayed at work until 10pm tonight and probably still not get everything done that needs to be done. I’m feeling a tad swamped and overwhelmed. It’s crunch time, though, so it is to be expected. I don’t have to like it, I just have to accept it. And trust me, I don’t like it. Some days I thrive on the hustle and bustle but today… I’m either fighting off a cold or battling with allergies and I’ve got a monster headache on top of it. Today I just want to take a nap. Not gonna happen unfortunately.

All this work is sapping my creative energy, too – I’ve got nothing. Till next time…

A 10

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

I’ve been shopping the past couple of days – getting clothes for my trip to Vegas, which will be worn here at home, too, of course. I’m trying to focus on getting clothes that are a bit sexier than I normally buy… I’ve noticed that my style is pretty conservative and I want to start getting more playful and daring. So far I’ve bought four tops that fit the bill. I’m excited to wear them even though I know I might be a little self-conscious in them at first.

Tonight I also bought a new pair of jeans and that shopping experience was an unexpected surprise. I naturally grabbed some size 12 jeans to try on along with a few shirts and headed to the dressing room, but the jeans turned out to be too big! I had to go back and get 10s! Now, not every pair of 10s I tried on fit, but that’s okay – I’m still fitting into 10s! I also noticed that I have to buy mediums in some shirts now instead of large. To give you some perspective – I am 5’11″ and 5 years ago I was wearing a 22/24. When I first started on my journey of recovery from food addiction, I said I would be happy to be a size 14 again. And today I’m two sizes smaller than that. Miracles do happen, kids. I’m living proof!

T.O. ODs?

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

So what does everyone think about the whole T.O. thing?? While I was home for lunch, we had the TV on ESPN at first because we were expecting his press conference at 1:30. It got delayed and we switched the channel because the commentators were driving us crazy with all their speculation and hype over the whole thing. It’s amazing the things that come out of people’s mouths when they are forced to fill air time.

I watched the press conference live on the web and I couldn’t believe what a joke the whole thing was. I definitely felt like Terrell was in pretty good shape for someone who supposedly had just tried to OD on painkillers. I didn’t quite understand his story about the remainder of the pills being in a drawer somewhere, though. That part seemed kind of shifty. What surprised me most, though, was how unprofessional his spokesperson was! Where did he find this chick? I could do a better job than she’s doing, ten times over. I need to let T.O. know this. ;-) I was also amused when Terrell thanked the Dallas PD since they were the ones who leaked the police report stating he had overdosed and he seemed to be extremely pissed off that there were rumors circulating about this. Um, as far as I know, the press didn’t make it up – they got it right from the police report! Maybe I’m mistaken though. Please let me know if you’ve got proof that I am. I’m all ears!