Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Comedy Central

Okay - that is exactly what this is.  As some are aware, I have been battling these changes that Obama put in place for the Credit Card companies.  I mean, give them a sliver of an opening and they will kill you as quickly as they can.  Well that is until the new laws take place. 

Almost every card I have had, and some are over 10 years old, have either taken this opportunity to either raise my interest rates and or slice my credit limit.  In reality, fine by me because in the next year or so, I won't have them anyway - cash is my way of life.

Now with all that said, how about my latest bill from Citibank.  I mean some would cry.  However, I just laugh.  They honestly have to be kidding if they think that I am paying this or will even try to pay.  I mean it is more than my mortgage.  Really.  New minimum payment due March 1, 2010.....


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Slow & Steady

That is the theme that I am trying to go for.  Of course, I am STILL trying to get to that 5 lb star.  Not being able to work out right now has really caused me to focus on what I am eating.  Only three more weeks and then maybe I can start really melting pounds!

I have learned that there is something about my office chair that causes me to eat.  I have no idea why.  I can work from home and stay on track.  There is temptations in the fridge that I can avoid.  But, I get to the office, heck on the way to the office, my tummy is growling and I feel like I need to eat, and eat, and eat, and eat, and eat some more.  If anyone can figure that one out - let me know - give me your feedback & comments!  I so need them!!!!

So - as you can see, my West team is staying in the lead for our mini challenge.  I am currently sitting in 3rd place.  I really need to kick it up so I can take home some money at the end! 

Friday, February 5, 2010

Climbing the Mountain

Well that is what is seems like in the dating world. I swear I can find 10 bad apples for every good one. But, I keep on plucking hoping that I have one worthy of framing.

So last night was a date with a new guy. DC has appropriately named him Ballz. Yes, it was fitting.

The background is that I have been using to meet guys to date. For every good one, there are some real gems in the other direction. This one officially fell into the gem category of one date and done.

Honestly, I really can't remember a date where I was 10 minutes in and wanted it to be over. Really. We chatted just briefly through the site and through text messaging before I agreed to meet him last night. We went to the Main Event which is an adult kids place on steroids that serves alcohol. So, when we meet, he is kind of like his photo but a little off - which isn't that uncommon. I know enough to recognize that he isn’t someone I would normally date but figured maybe personality overcomes.

Ballz decides we should do a 1/2 hour of rock climbing first. Now, keep in mind I am still under doctor’s orders to do no exercise for 3 more weeks. Well, he doesn't know this, doesn't know that I had surgery or anything. Ahhh, so not a good thing. My gosh, if you have never tried indoor rock climbing, it is a workout like no other! Don't get me wrong, I'll do it again, just when I am better prepared and dressed for it. Jeans and a blouse are not a rock climbing outfit.

10 minutes in I knew he wasn't a fit. For some reason, I felt like he was a nerd trying to prove he could be an athlete. It was like, how many walls can I climb, can we race to the top, etc. I mean, he even said to me "you’re a triathlete, this should be easy." Yeah, no.

Of course, unlucky for me - it doesn't end after the 1/2 hour of climbing. I then am blessed with an hour of bowling. Can I mention that I had to pay $20 for said bowling. I mean, who asks a girl out and then expects her to pay? Don't get me wrong, I don't mind paying my way now and then but not on a first date! The entire time we are bowling, I just felt like he was crowding into my personal space. It wasn't a I want to get to know you date, it was let's act like we were dating date. I secretly kept watching the clock, praying for the hour to be up so I could be line to my car.
Fortunately, I tried to escape with a thank you and a hug. I dodged the first kiss attempt but didn't get out of it completely. Hence, why DC named him Ballz. You got to have Ballz to try and kiss someone on a first date when you are completely sober and she has totally gone with the "She's just not that into you" attitude all night.

Summary of the story....there will be NO second date. LOL I LOVE DATING!!!

Surgery Update

Well, it has been awhile since I have blogged.  Most of my time has just been recovery time from surgery.  Honestly, I was not prepared for how miserable I would feel the first week after surgery.  It was like the worst head cold I could ever imagine.  The only catch was that I couldn't blow my nose.  I didn't really get any great sleep because I was sleeping in the chase lounger because my head hat to be at least 30 degree's higher than my body.  Obviously one does not get a solid nights sleep that way.

I never did get sick which was the good thing.  There was a couple of nights that I needed to use my nausau medicine they had prescribed because the stuff that was draining into my stomach was making me feel ill.  But really, it wasn't anything terrible bad. 

By Wednesday, I was at the pitty me stage.  I swore I would never do the surgery again, I was that miserable.  Plus, you take someone that is use to NEVER being home, to a person that had only two hours outside of the house since the day I got home from surgery....well it was CABIN fever like no other.  Not even DQ could solve my problem.

But, hats off must go to my Aunt Jo Ann and Teacher.  Both were fabulous.  Aunt Jo Ann was a trooper for me.  Going to get prescriptions, take me to the hospital, caring for me afterwards, making me jello with bananas!, she was my mom for a weekend!  Teacher was fabulous in her own right too.  She was checking in on me every other day if not more just to see how I was doing.  She even went above the call of duty by taking a day of vacation from work on Friday and taking me in to get my splints taken out!  I truly am blessed with amazing family & friends!