Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The F Word

We've started watching "The F Word" on BBC America and I love it! We were already huge fans of Chef Gordon Ramsay, but this seals the deal for us. He's so different on this show from how he is on Hell's Kitchen, for the most part. He still has little challenges for wannabe chefs and is pretty rotten to them, but he's way nicer and more friendly to his other guests. Moving on... I have been m.i.a. on here for the past week or so for a couple reasons. My roommate got pneumonia and was in the hospital for 4 days last week. He hasn't been able to work in 2 weeks and tomorrow is his first day back. It was incredibly stressful for me while he was sick and in the hospital. I was worried about him and worried how he could let it get to the point it did. It's hard to take care of a grown person on such a infant-like level without letting it affect the relationship. My boss is still up in the air about my hours which put a big strain on my attitude about juggling work and the roommate. Part of me is scared to get my hours cut even though I do have a make-shift plan put together. I really want to look it this as a blessing though. I will only have to work 20 hours a week - 4 hours a day! I can finally have my life back and focus on doing things for my future instead of spinning wheels for my present. I've cut back on a few of my expenses and I feel more in control rather than freaking out because things are changing.
Finally, I got my free issue Body+Soul magazine in the mail today and I love it! The one I got was the January/February issue and it has this "challenge" to transform your body/soul into "a new you". It goes week by week with tips and tools to follow. Day 1 has a few questions to consider:

1. What are the healthiest-and least healthy- aspects of your diet?
-healthiest = I drink at least 4 glasses of water each day
-least healthy = probably my one a day ramen habit and my need for chocolate after every meal

2. Do you have particular weaknesses?
-I think I do = chocolate, chips, and take out when I wait too long between snacks. I hate being hungry and I make bad choices when I get to that point.

3. What, if anything, would you like to change about your food choices?
-I would like to choose more fresh foods instead of ready made ones. I want to eat more vegetables and fruits every day as a habit, not out of forcing myself to do it

That's all for now friends. Take care of your body, you only get one!


Saturday, March 7, 2009


I finally figured out how to post blog entries from my phone! an hour later....

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Yay Mary Kay!

This evening I attended a Mary Kay Bingo rally with a couple friends. One has recently become a consultant and invited us to go along with her to score some free products, or so we thought. We were crammed into a small(ish) hotel conference room with about 100 other women and 2 bags of Cool Ranch Doritos; right away I noticed it was not a good ratio. The emcee was a woman from our area who had crazy high sales and was at the top of the chain in whatever region or section she belonged to. She, very enthusiastically, proceeded to tell us how wonderful and lavish her life is and how her goal is to get every consultant to the level she's at. She called up the upper levels of consultants for testimonials and goals and more enthusiasm about Mary Kay makeup. I hate to say this because I know it sounds like a stereotype or a generalization or whatever, but at one point it started to feel a lot like a cult (or a non-denominational church with too much confidence. Sorry I had to say it, you know what I'm talking about). Anyway, even with the foundation caked smiles and over-the-top enthusiasm I did manage to take something away from the experience: a plan b. These women have managed to create a business and a backup plan for themselves. That's definitely more than I can say for myself at this point. I work for an insurance broker who I'm sure is crapping his pants daily in fear of the government nationalizing health care. There have been other assistants in our office who have had their hours cut already and I didn't think it could happen to me. Well, it's time for me start creating a plan b. I could panic and worry and not do anything OR I could take control of my future and see this as a blessing in disguise. I'm not really into the idea of being a make up, party food, or sex toy consultant, but I would love to have my own small side business. I am considering my options carefully and will post updates and hopefully a conclusion will be reached within the next month.

Thanks for always being there for me,