Monday, January 29, 2007

A Glimpse

The best part of acupuncture this weekend (besides the fact that they magically made my ankle stop hurting!) was listening to the words "put the needles (in these 2 places - I am paraphrasing here) to get the evil out". How cool is that? There is evil in my sprained ankle!

Of course, when I told The Boyfriend about this afterwards his response was "If they only knew how many needles they would need to put in you to get ALL the evil out."

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


When I worked at iNetNow - a very nice guy named Brandon introduced me to The Gallery of Regrettable Food and I became instantly addicted.

I love this site and I now own all of his books. I haven't visited in awhile and when I had some downtime today I found myself wandering back to the site to see if anything new had been added lately. Lucky for me there are new fun things and I have been giggling all afternoon.

This is by far my favorite line yet -

"Come to think of it, "Washed the Rabbit" sounds rather naughty. Use it in conversation today, won't you?"

Do yourself a favor and head on over to Lileks. It's a nice way to spend an afternoon.

Monday, January 22, 2007

A Story

One morning I was getting ready for work and it was just "one of those mornings". The kind where I drop everything, I can't find anything to wear to work and even though I got up a little early, I was still running late.

So, in the middle of rushing around - I knocked over our toothbrushes and they fell into the bathtub. Swearing profusely at the annoyance of knocking yet another thing over, I picked them up and stuck them back in their holder.

I finish getting ready and I am off to my day at work.

Fast forward to that night when The Boyfriend and I are getting ready for bed. He starts brushing his teeth and makes a very weird face.

"Did you get soap on the toothbrushes somehow? Mine tastes awful."

Me - "What? How would I get soap on the toothbrushes? Of course I didn't!"

Cue to me realizing what must have happened and beginning to laugh hysterically.

The Boyfriend is really not believing my story and can't believe I tried to lie to him.

I was just so taken by surprise I couldn't stop laughing so the conversation didn't proceed much further as I was in complete hysterics. I mean, come on! How many people does this happen to?!

Luckily when I start laughing that hard The Boyfriend laughs as well and that was pretty much the end of that except for a few more "I can't believe you lied to me's!" and "I can't believe you got soap on my toothbrush and lied to me about it."

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


This is a picture of day 2 of my ankle injury. Notice the lovely bruising - you can't actually see all of it in the photo as most of the top of my foot is turning a lovely blue as well. And, it's still swollen as all heck. Tonight I will take a picture of both of my ankles so you can get an idea of how swollen my ankle really is!
Such Fun!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


So, in light of the fact that I was finally feeling like I was winning the battle over the flu - The Boyfriend and I decided to go hiking with Kathy and David this yesterday.

(I just want to jump ahead and say it was an amazingly beautiful hike and I had a great time despite my clumsiness!)

We headed to Topanga Park and started on 1/2 mile hike to a fork in the road. To the right - a hike to a Waterfall. To the left - a hike to some Ranch House that I can not remember the name of.
Kathy and David left it up to us to decide which way to go - David suggests the Ranch House hike. I, of course, pick the Waterfall hike because it is "easier". So we head out.
It was a really great day for a hike. After a couple of wrong turns that took us straight uphill, we get to the interesting part where we are hiking through the actual creek bed, instead of next to it. It's still fun as I make a joke about "Maybe we should have called someone to let them know where we were going" as we traverse over slippery rocks.

Then we get to the biggest rock that actually has a rope for you to climb up the rock with. I was very proud of my upper body strength at that point, plus the fact that I hadn't gotten my feet wet (seriously, some of those rocks were slippery!).
So, we are about 100 feet from the waterfall when it happens. I slip and fall. And I swear I hear a nice snapping sound on the way down. Robb and David were behind me, Kathy was ahead leading the way. I begin crying immediately from the pain and then I proceed to hate myself for crying. Fun, huh?!

Total damage - I had twisted my right ankle and skinned my left knee. Thanks to David's suggestion I immediately take off my shoe and stick my foot in the ice cold creek water to stop any immediate swelling.

Well, the good news is that it's obviously not broken. The bad news is that I get to hike the 1 and 1/2 miles back to the car on a bum ankle, including climbing back down the rock with the rope helper.

Here are pictures from last night - but I should let you know my ankle is much more swollen as I type this...

I am pretty proud of myself for making it back to the car. I know I didn't have much choice, but I also didn't whine to whole way about how badly my ankle hurt. Plus, no matter how badly I hurt, Kathy was in way worse shape and she was very upset at the fact that someone she had brought on a hike was hurt. It was the first time that had happened and I honestly think she is more traumatized by the whole thing than I am!
Now I just want this stupid ankle to heal so I can get back to running and hiking!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Happy Happy

Hey, guess what?! I have the honor of getting the freaking flu. Today is my first day back at work since Tuesday and I am freaking tired.


Someday soon I will be changing the template around here as I am sick of looking at this background.

That is all for now.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Angry Driver

On my way to work this morning, I was behind another woman who took every opportunity to do her makeup in her rearview mirror, including using an eyelash curler while driving.

I so badly wanted to hold up a sign for her that read "Stop Making Woman Drivers Look Bad You Whore." but then I thought that wasn't a very nice thing to do to someone at 8:45 am.

But still, what the fricking hell is a person thinking when they decide they HAVE to do their makeup in the car while driving? It's bad enough that they aren't paying attention, but they don't seem to realize that they are at serious risk of losing an eyeball when they ram their car into someone/something else.

UGH! People make me so angry.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year

I hope everyone has survived the holiday season. I know that I definitely had a good time, but I am very happy it's over. I've discovered that no matter how many fun things I have planned during the holiday season, I am always a little depressed by it.

Now it's the New Year and I am filled with this want to get rid of things - like clean out all closets and storage spaces and purge all of the crap we hold on to for no real reason at all. The Boyfriend is probably beside himself with angst as he is not always a willing participant when I get these urges.

We bought new running shoes yesterday as we are starting a new endeavor this week of running every day instead of every-other-day. We'll see how it goes as the temperature has been in the 40's in the mornings and that makes it extra hard to get out of bed, go outside and run around a park.

When we started running I found it so nice to have time to just be inside my own head and I didn't understand how people could run while listening to music, but lately I have been in dire need of a distraction while running, otherwise I end up concentrating on how much pain I am in or how my time is that day. My biggest problem is that I just don't think it's safe for a woman who runs (basically) by herself to have a headset on, so I try to find other ways of distracting myself by trying to get a song stuck in my head, or going over lines that I need to memorize, but that only works part of the time. I guess I could buy an iPod and then only put the earbud in one ear, but that just seems silly. Ugh, I don't think there is any real answer to this problem.