Wednesday, October 24, 2007


At the urging of my acupuncturist (ooo lala, I am so Hollywood) I am giving up dairy products for a month. See, it seems dairy causes the body to creat a lot of phlegm and since I an constantly having allergy problems, it would be best to stop putting more things in my body that create phlegm.

The best (where best = ironic) part is that I am in no way allergic to dairy. As far as I know, I am in no way allergic to anything food wise, which is good becuase I am basically allergic to everything else in the universe. Fun!

So, I have been "off dairy" for 3 days now. I believe I can see a difference already, but I hesitate to get excited about that as it could just be a placebo effect. I just hate the idea of becoming someone "who can't eat anything because it affects the delicate balance that their body is in".

I know, it's stupid. If limiting dairy means I can lead a life with less headaches and congestion, than what's the big deal? It doesn't mean I am somehow less of a person. I just relish the idea of being someone who can eat anything - like that makes a person more human somehow - and yet I Have Never Been That Person A Single Day In My Life.

Ugh, how do I get these ideas planted in my brain?

Monday, October 22, 2007

An Open Letter to Bionic Woman

Hi there -

I just wanted to let you know that I'm getting very close to breaking up with you. I have been there from the beginning, but you just aren't doing anything for me. I wanted to like you, I really did. I didn't mind that you cast a British woman as the lead, I loved that she isn't your stereotypical "pretty girl" (don't get me wrong, I think she's very striking), I completely love the fact that you cast Katee Sackhoff in your show (she's pretty much the only reason I keep watching) but - really, I can't keep letting you let me down like this. Week after week I watch, expecting to be entertained. And week after week I have to fight the urge to go brush my teeth or do the dishes because your show makes me lose interest half way through.

I don't understand what went wrong. The Boyfriend thinks it's the fact that you have absolutely no overarching storyline. I think it's the fact that you have yet to make me give a shit about any of your characters (except Katee - again, the only interesting character. Except maybe the blonde psychologist lady. She's interesting because she obviously loves messing with people's heads!).

I don't know what else to say. You have a great cast, I thought the show did a decent job of updating the story and technology. But yet, you leave me wanting.

I may stick around for a little while longer Bionic Woman, but I've got to tell you, as soon as Lost is back again - I don't know if I will give you a second thought.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I Like

I want this song playing on an eternal loop. Just always playing out of thin air, wherever I am.

Monday, October 08, 2007


Why is it Monday already?

This weekend went by so quickly, I feel like someone swish-panned through my weekend and here we are, back at my desk without any time actually going by.

Things I Did This Weekend (a list):

1. Went to a screening of "The Darjeeling Limited". Enjoyed way more than I anticipated. Harboring a crush on pretty much all 3 leads of that movie (and also a bit on Angelica Houston. C'mon, she's gorgeous!).

2. Went to dinner afterwards with Kathy, David, Jimmy, Lauren and The Boyfriend. Had an awesome time, although our service at dinner was laughably bad. Between the server asking David if he wanted something to drink literally seconds after he took David's drink order and then at the end of the meal asking if I needed a refill on my iced tea (which I explained was actually Diet Coke) the server brought me iced tea anyway, it was a thoroughly enjoyable meal despite the service.

3. During dinner - we discussed what everyone was up to for the rest of the weekend. Lauren explained that she was driving to the beach in the morning to be the subject of a friends photoshoot. We all agreed that morning photo's are not a fun thing.

4. After dinner, just as we were about to pull away - Jimmy called and let us know that the photoshoot Lauren had been complaining about was actually a ruse - he was going to propose!!!

She ended up saying Yes - Congrats you two!!!

5. Spent Saturday morning going for a run and then going to acupuncture. Leave my appointment feeling amazingly calm and relaxed and happy that my left ear is now ringing a lot quieter than it used to. Oh yes, my left ear - still ringing. But, it is getting noticeably better.

6. Went to the La Habra Theatre Depot to enjoy a showing of CABARET in support of Karl (he was great! So was the show!). Went to Applebees afterwards and made myself sick eating too much. Oh "Pick 3 Appetizer", why were you so delicious yet so terribly bad for me?

7. Spent Sunday puttering around the apartment while The Boyfriend and Adam worked on another project for Life From the Inside. Realized just how much I can get done when I really have nothing to do and no boyfriend to hang out and watch T.V. with.

Friday, October 05, 2007


Today is the kind of day where I seriously question why I do not have a bottle of alcohol stashed in my desk at work.

Happy Friday, y'all.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Catching Up

Tahoe was amazing. Julie and Vince's wedding was perfect - seriously one of the best weddings I have ever had the privilege of attending.

Episode 5 of Life From the Inside is now online. If you look to your right, you will see a new snazzy button that The Boyfriend created for our blogs. Someday soon we will have buttons for our fans to also have on their personal sites. It's on our list of "Things to Do" - along with "hire a publicist" and "get more people watching". But please go, enjoy! I truly believe this is one of our best episodes. And as a bonus, the website is new and improved thanks to the workings of Lauren! She has been amazing to work with while we sludge through making our website nice and pretty.

While I enjoy the episode, I personally find myself hard to watch in it. I would have to guess that I was at my heaviest point while we were filming this. I'm not quite sure, but it's a real slap in the face at how far I let myself go. I'm fairly sure this was right before I figured out how much I really weighed and my doctor's visit of doom that started me on this weight loss journey. Plus, I hate my hair in it. I'm full of complaints today.

But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Kathy pointed out to me that there is a striking difference between how I look in Episode 5 and how I look now (and it's not just that my hair is a different color!), so I have been making progress. The scale hasn't moved much lately, but my pants are all getting rather large. Soon I will need to work up the nerve to pull out those smaller sized pants and see how well they fit.

Soon. Maybe after a cosmo or two. Or a long run.