Archive for April, 2008

Twittering In My Sleep

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

I recently started up Twittering again. I was turned off by it for some time because of the sheer amount of nonsense posting people did on it. However, I realized I was missing stuff by not participating, so I decided to get back on the bandwagon. Thankfully it seems as if the volume of tweets has gone down – now that the newness has worn off. The majority of tweets I see are much more meaningful than they used to be.

The other night I was sleeping, but when I woke up in between – you know how that happens? – a blog post formed in my mind. It seemed amusing at the time, but I’m not so sure how it will do in the translation from my sleepy, dream-induced mind to the Internet. You be the judge.

What happened was every time I rolled over or had to get up to pee or the dog got on my nerves, I thought, if I had a computer next to me, I’d Twitter my every move. Here’s what my middle of the night Twittering would look like for the record:

Just rolled over to my right side. My left shoulder was really hurting laying on it for so long. Must see doctor about this soon.

The damn dog won’t move. Why won’t she move? She is like an 80 pound log in my bed and now I’m missing 2 inches of covers on my back and ass. Miserable.

Getting up to pee. When did I stop being able to sleep the entire night without getting up to pee? Is there help for this?

Listening to Rob snore. Trying to get back to sleep.

Woke up and looked at the clock to see how much time I have left before morning. 3 hours – sweet!

Just had a great dream. Lost it when I rolled to the other side because of my shoulder hurting. Bummed.

Hitting the snooze button. Is it really morning already? Those 7 hours flew.

Hitting the snooze button again. Must get out of bed to go pee. Now.

And so there you have it, middle of the night Twittering. It was way more interesting in my mind in the middle of the night, I’m sure. :-)

What would your tweets look like if your brain could automatically send the info to Twitter through out the night?

Stop. Just Stop.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Dear Spammy Commenters,

Please stop commenting on my blog just to get a link back to your site. If you’re not here because you’re genuinely interested in me and my life, that’s fine, but don’t leave meaningless comments to commemorate your visit. Just move along. I will not publish your spammy comment, and even if I did – this blog is no longer a “Do-Follow” blog, so you wouldn’t get any link juice from your inane comment anyway. And for those of you who think you’re clever and thereby exempt from this, I have news for you: you’re not nearly as clever as you think. Your comments suck, too.

I now have about 100 comments in moderation from the likes of all of you and it’s getting really old. Please do me and the rest of the blogosphere a favor and knock it the hell off.

Much love,



Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Today I celebrate another milestone on my path of recovery.

Six years ago today I walked into my first 12-step meeting and I haven’t looked back since. I’m celebrating being abstinent from compulsive overeating as well as being sober – two very big things! Looking back, I don’t think I would have willingly decided to do both on the same day, but it just worked out that way for me since I landed a food plan that had no sugar. No sugar = no alcohol.

On this date six years ago, I was nervous and excited. I was eager to try something new where my eating was concerned, but I had no real idea what I was getting myself into. In the following days, I would go through a horrible detox that kept me in bed with massive headaches, cold sweats, and bouts of vomiting and diarrhea. The withdrawals hit me hard. I don’t ever want to go through that again. And if I keep doing the same thing I’ve been doing the past six years – one day at a time – I won’t have to.

For the visuals among us, here’s a little photo trip down memory lane.

Almost 7 years ago, partying at Colleen’s family shore house:

A llittle over 6 years ago at my sister-in-law’s baby shower:

About 5 1/2 years ago, 4 months into my journey:

About 1 1/2 years ago with my friend, Deb:

And a more recent one, a couple months ago:

I need to take some updated pictures of myself. I’ve been slacking in that department for some reason! I got my hair done on Saturday and it looks fabulous. I’ll try to remember to do that this week.