- Girl on the bus: I really like your tie.
- Me: Thanks! I love this tie.
- Girl: I wish I could wear ties, but people tell me I look like a lesbian.
- Me: What do lesbians look like? <laugh>
- Girl: I don't really know. It's never made sense why people say that. You look nice in that tie.
- Me: Thanks. You know, it helps if you just plain don't give a fuck what people think.
- Girl: Yeah, you're right. Thanks.
So, with the federal tax refund burning a hole in his wallet, hubs and I (but let’s be honest, mostly him) decided to join a gym. Again. But lucky for us, there’s actually an unpretentious place here in Tualatin that we’d been toying with looking at anyway, so we looked it over on Sunday and decided to join up on the spot.
Week one has been a resounding success, but damn are my legs sore! The bike is not the old comfortable friend I remember! We’re reestablishing our friendship though, with the assistance of the treadmill and the elliptical (Who invented that, btw? That thing is like the love child of the Marquis de Sade and the Spanish Inquisition.) with a little help from the weight machine things. But yes, I feel like I’m gonna frakkin die. I’ve been told that’s a good thing, but the thought of imminent death does not seem like a happy thought.
I welcome my newfound torture system however, as I enjoy a challenge. I figure if I look at as a competition with myself I always win, right? But I don’t think I’m going enough. Hubs says starting slow (we’re going 3x/week) is probably best to ease into the routine, but I feel like I should be there more. Like I should be doing 4x/week maybe. Hmm…maybe week 3 can start that way. 4x/week for weeks 3 & 4, then 5x/week for the rest of the time? I like it there, and I just feel like I should be using my time as wisely as possible since I’m not working right now. So instead of being at the gym all the time, I’m playing on the Wii fit and the Kinect. Ah video games, is there nothing you can’t do?
Also, Apple TV is absolutely badass. I love it.
And I finally got my hair and esthetics licenses!!!! Next step is finding a job! I’m trying to find something in my area, but I’m looking as far away as Portland. I just wanna work! I miss having a place to go every day.
Forgive the rambling, I’m bored.
Ever have one of those days where someone casually says something that makes you think seriously about something you probably wouldn’t have even begun to consider otherwise? Yeah, that’s what I’m having today.
Hubs got this record for me to go with the record player I got for Christmas. Because he’s awesome.
I possess a device in my pocket that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man.
I use it to look at pictures of cats and get in arguments with strangers.
I love this so much.
Spent New Year’s Eve home with hubs and the 12yo, watching Netflix, listening to stuff on iTunes and eating pizza. We actually almost forgot to note when midnight arrived. And I have to say I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Two of my favorite people (the other two were hanging out with my parents) laughing, watching goofy tv, listening to music, just being weirdos is a pretty nifty way to end a year and begin a new one if you ask me. No big resolutions, no big lifestyle changes planned, none of that cliche stuff, I think I’m just gonna keep being the best mom and wife I know how to be and we’ll see how the rest works out from there. :)
Well, this year I gave myself a Christmas present. I finally graduated beauty school. Took almost three extra weeks to do it, but I got there! Lots of relief, and I’m very very glad to be able to take the holiday break off with the critters and hang out with them. :) I’ve definitely missed them. School seriously kicked my ass the last couple weeks, so this is a nice break. Next step: state boards, licenses, and looking for work! I’m so excited to just go get a job doing something like this. Feels good to have this done. :) A great way to finish the year and begin a new year. Have a wonderful holiday guys!
Captain genius over here spaced her tumblr password and now cannot log on on the website to look for an awesome band. Ugh. But hey, you guys can (and should) go check them out, they’re called Lavender Mirror, and they’re rad. I saw them open for Octopus Project last night over at Holocene and they were really badass.
Lavender Mirror sounded like music you hear in a dream after a major sugar binge. It was soft and dreamy but bass heavy and loaded at the same time. The only disappointment was that they don’t have anything recorded yet to purchase (I asked, I wanted to buy stuff and hear more). On the bright side however, they’re local, so I’ll keep my eyes open for more shows to be able to see them again.