bodldops: (cute kitten)
I know that exercise is good for me. After nearly a month of no regular exercise other than dashing around the hospital, two days in a row is fantastic.

What's not fantastic is my currently-not-as-fit-as-it-was body feeling like it has been beaten with particularly large sticks.

Remember 'Run Fatboy Run', the scene riiiight after the spin class, where Dennis is sprawled on the locker room floor? Yes, like that, just without the powder (say thankya). Though there was the greatest line in that movie, and one you know I'll be thinking every time someone feels the need to comment on my weight.

Anyway. Two more days, and then it's back to the hospital grind. Maybe I'll get some cool cases. Maybe with the power of Ettinger backing me up, I won't be as much of an idiot. Maybe it will be much like last year, just with a graduation ceremony in the middle.

Got my hair cut today. Once it dries and goes all curly-like (which is does much better, at the moment), it only just brushes my shoulders. Which means I really do need to discover a good way for keeping it out of my face while on duty, without succumbing to the horrors of the minuscule pony-tail. The hair that was cut off is just about long enough for Locks of Love, so it'll be heading that-a-way once I find a padded envelope. Yes, it had been a really long time since my last hair cut. Try years. Srsly.

Have discovered that while I am finally able to beat Civ III by world domination, I can only do that on the default difficulty setting. Up one level, and everyone wants to go to war with you, and develop tanks entirely too fast. Spoil-sports. I'll go back down a level and return to beating up on archers with my mechanized infantry. Neener.

Saw little shelves for plants, that have full-spectrum light sources built in. I'd have to get some of those if I ever moved up north, to defeat the winter BLAH due to the sun mysteriously disappearing and betraying all of us who need natural light to not go wailing to Ben & Jerry's for Chocolate Therapy.

Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!



Why? I'm not entirely sure. *eyes result skeptically*
bodldops: (Urahara)
Finally didn't wake up feeling like someone'd busily stuffed my airways full of cotton overnight, so I went for a run.

Totally did 5 miles. So even if I didn't meet my weight-loss goals this year (by a lot, sigh), I still am more in-shape than I was one year ago, and that's heading in the right direction. *nods firmly*

In other news, I need to figure out how to get music on my iPod. This should not be difficult, considering I had one before (albeit the very first model) and it's all rather self-explanatory... but the last time it synched with my computer, I know I had some music on iTunes, and there is still none on the iPod. Curiouser and curiouser, yes?

Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!
bodldops: (Sarah Jane Smith)
Managed to not fail at adulthood today and got up early to vote. It helps that I don't have to be in to school until 10am. :D But the line was huge, even at 7am - there was a group of old folks ahead of me (defined by how they kept using the term 'young folks' in loud patronizing tones that made me want to wallop them over the head with my purse) that talked the entire time (repeating themselves frequently) about how they've never seen a turn out like this before.

That's what happens when you have the combination of Presidential race and hot-button propositions on the ballot as we have in California today. The news ought to be interesting tonight, anyway.

In other news, maybe free ice cream tonight? *eyes the Ben&Jerry's thing and wonders if it is worth it*

In other, other news, I managed to go for a run for the first time in two-ish months. It was in the rain, and while it was getting dark, but I still did it. *wins*

Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!



OMG NATIONAL BOARDS IN SEVENTEEN DAYS I IS SO FREAKING SCREWED HALP.
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I do not like how this rotation is leaving me cranky and tired, with very little to show for it.

*SIGH*

But, in other news:

a) Found a used book store and got a bunch of books for cheep :D (Including 'Castle in the Air' which is freaking adorable and a Peter Wimsey mystery that I haven't read yet yay).

b) Finally got my test file from my big sib. Yay.

c) Found out the first board review is tomorrow from 6-8pm. Hopefully we'll be back from the shelter by then. Whee. *cries*

d) Am supremely jealous and envious and all those words of the Olympic runners. They are cheetahs and gazelles to my penguin. Someday. Someday. I'll never be that fast, but maybe I can move up to somewhat adorable mutt.

e) Ticks are gross. Also? Gross. Bleeeeh.

f) Annnnnd that's all I got.

g) Oh, wait. I've found Bella whatshisface the ex-gymnastics coach is much more tolerable when he doesn't have little girls to make cry. He's still impossible to understand, but he doesn't inspire the same level of 'omg hate your guts' that he has previously.

h) Favorite race win thus far (discounting all Phelps wins 'cause those were just made of utter awesome): The runner from Beirut winning her heat despite being forced to run in a full body suit while her competitors ran in bikinis, basically. And the runner from Romania winning the marathon, after having lead for a good half of it because the pack didn't believe someone could take off that soon. Kee-kass, gals.

i) And I just heard a woman runner being compared on equal footing with male runners. Rock on. :D

j) And I kind of love the Budweiser ad with the dog and the Clydesdale. It's silly and ridiculous and so freaking cute. *sigh* I'm such a sucker. :D
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On one hand, am proud of myself for getting up and running this morning.

On the other, getting dusted by another runner who didn't even look to be trying hard? Not fun.

*siiiiiigh* Someday, I'll be able to run fast. Surely.
bodldops: (cute kitten)
Am home, for the weekend. This is good, as it puts more distance between me and the rotation that starts next week, which felt the need to page me at 5pm yesterday to make sure I was still showing up on Monday.

Um. I wasn't aware I had a choice in the matter. *eyes rotation leader*

Anyway. We're watching the opening ceremonies for the Olympics - most of it is very pretty, but there's a few sour notes that have raised eyebrows.
Also, our announcers are in love with the basketball team. Here's hoping they actually have their act together. I just want to see the running.

SPEAKING OF. I am determined that, no matter what else, I'm going to run in the Turkey Trot in November. This will require I actually get a bit more serious in my training. Doing the 10K would be fantastic, but only if I'm actually training to that point - a strong 5K would be nice too.

Also? So glad the temperature is starting to drop. I'll bitch again when it gets cold, but it's been boiling the last few months.

Am also determined that I'm going to drop the last bit of weight between me and my goal before Christmas, or at least make a solid attempt at it. This is getting ridiculous.

And now, back to the opening ceremonies, with only an hour to go.
bodldops: (cute kitten)
You are in a mall when the zombies attack. You have:
1. one weapon.
2. one song blasting on the speakers.
3. one famous person to fight alongside you.

* Weapon can be real or fictional; you may assume endless ammo if applicable. Person can be real or fictional.


1) Phaser. Weapons on 'deep fat fry', Mr. Crusher.
2) Ooooh, I'm not sure. Something fast and possibly latin. Something by Ricky Martin?
3) River Tam. Let's not be silly here, I wanna live.

In other news, forced myself out for a run today and nailed a 9:30 min/mile pace. Makes e happy.

In other, other news, am drowning in tests. Augh. Please, no more.
bodldops: (cute kitten)
1) No tests this weekend, YAY.

2) Saw 'The Visitor', which is not as depressing a movie as it could be, but still.

3) Belly-danced in a restaurant. No really. There's even pictures. Wasn't going to say yes to the offer, then thought '... why not?', because really, how many times are you asked if you want to belly-dance in a restaurant? I was horrible, but I had fun, so. :D

4) Just got back from watching 'Prince Caspian'
Spoilers Ahoy! )

5) Running a 5K on Monday. I just want a PR, that'd be awesome - have to beat 30:03 for that. Miiiiight be able to do it. We'll see.

6) To the dudes sitting behind us in the theater - you are over 18. You should know you don't talk in movies. No, we weren't going to stop shushing you. Idiots.

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