Sunday, January 31, 2010
It's so much fun!
You can ask me ANY question you want and (going on a limb here) I WILL answer and I will answer honestly. So ask away!!! Anything you want! (trust me- I answered a really really nasty one about twizlers and marshmellows. barf)
So go there, ask questions, make your own account , follow me and I'll ask YOU questions!! :)
ps- whyyyyyyy is my tv's sound cutting out. Comcast you are makin me angry!
Friday, January 22, 2010
My thing of the day is old friends made new!
I have been best friends with a gal for 5 years straight and we had a falling out that was based mainly on my own frustration and quick judgement as the straw that broke the camels back, but was rocky towards the end anyways.
Well just recently, I decided to friend her and message her on facebook to see how she is and last night (in the middle of a crazy night that highly resembles a normal person's "The Hangover") we talked on the phone for over 45 minutes. It was fantastic!
It was like we talked yesterday and today is a brand new day! I love when this happens.
And the best part, even though we both admit it sucked to be apart for so long, we realized how much each of us has grown in our time apart. We've both moved, gotten different jobs, gotten stable, gotten medication, gotten new and exciting lives. And we're so happy with the growth we've seen in each other.
We have plans to meet up on sunday perhaps or next week. And I'm so pumped! It'll be so great to see her :)
So my thing of the day is dedicated to you JL! :)
Friday, January 15, 2010
If you have not clicked that link, stop. Go click. Now.
It is perhaps the funniest thing I have EVER read in my life.
I'm a huge one liner fan and love things like textsfromlastnight.com etc.
Well this is a British couple that have gone viral! Adam, the husband, talks in his sleep and his wife started writing down and recording what he was saying. She kept it to herself for a while, but finally posted it on a blog and it has gone completely viral on the net, including interviews, etc.
According to Karen, the wife, Adam is a sweet kind man during the day, but his sleep persona is a completely witty asshole.
My favorites one liners are:
"I'm baking pillows. Burn them slowly, keeps them fluffy! Mmmmmm, pillows."
"Shhhhhhhhh. shhhhhhhhh. I'm telling you: your voice, my ears. A bad combination."
"Please just walk away. I don't want to have to stand here and say something so awesome that I'll have to remember it the rest of the day. Thank you!"
"I haven't put on weight. Your eyes are fat."
"By the way, washing in rose water doesn't stop you smelling like a piece of shit."
"Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack. Goddamnit."
"Vegetarians will be the first to go. That's my plan. Vegans haven't got a hope. 'I eat air, I'm so healthy...' Bollocks!"
"Do you like what you see? No? Well, bloody look harder. Strain your eyes!"
"I can't control the kittens. Too many whiskers! Too many whiskers!"
"You know, you're not some precious flower. And if you were I'd be a weed and grow next to you and choke you to fucking death!... Love you!"
"Dance for me, go on. Oh you were! I thought you were having a spaz attack..... Doofus."
And there's soooo much more..... go to sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com to see more! There's not a ton of posts so you can probably read them all within 10 minutes.... but if you need a laugh--- go there!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
So I'll leave the website building behind at the moment and talk about my renewal of weight watchers.
I went to the doctor on tuesday morning after getting blood taken and it looks like I have high levels of insulin in me as well as high levels of testosterone. What does this mean?
Well---- my fears were correct in the fact that i have Polycystic Ovary Syndrom (PCOS) which means I will always have cysts on my ovaries which can really mess me up in a few different ways. The main thing is that it throws my hormones completely out of whack. Hence why I'm on birth control. It also makes it near impossible for someone with PCOS to lose weight. PCOSers have to work extra hard at losing weight. Which is nice to know and explains why I would get so discouraged trying to lose weight when nothing would happen and friends on diets would lose weight like it was melting off them.
So that's the first reason I'm back on birth control. The second reason is because of my high level of insulin. This means that I'm not diabetic, I'm not even pre-diabetic but I'm pre-pre-diabetic. As in, If I don't do something soon- I'm going to be sticking myself with needles for the rest of my life.
So here I am: back at Weight Watchers. And this time I'm hoping it will be better with more results. I got a weight watchers cook book for christmas, and I'm trying to be more creative with my cooking. The good thing is that Sarah, my roommate, is an excellent vegetarian cook- but she will cook the meat components to her meals. If I just watch what she's doing, and cut down on the oil and butter and stuff- I think I will be happy with some of the stuff I'm making.
The hardest part is going home and cooking. I love being able to pop something in the microwave and have it be done- but I'll have to be more dedicated. I hope it will help for the future when I'm married and I want to cook healthy but yummy meals for my husband and family.
I really need to get my butt back to the gym - but my roommate and I tried this morning and couldn't get out of bed. It's so cold!! But we'll try again. small steps.
But my favorite thing of this diet so far is my breakfast!! I got this tip from my lovely sister- and it's only 2 points!
*Take 1/4 cup of Quaker Oats (I used the wheat oats) (you only need 1/4 cup because it expands- but if you want to do this for a lunch- you can up it to 1/2 cup)
*Cut up your favorite fruit (see below for point values and measurements)
*Throw in a dash of cinnamon and about a 1/4 of a cup of water and heat it up for 1 minute.
It's delish! It almost tastes like cake! I had strawberries this morning and it was phenomenal and only 2 points! 1/4 cup of oats are only 1 point and most fruits are 1 point too!
Here are some fruits you can use:
*Raspberries - 1.5 cups = 1 point
*Strawberries- 1.5 cups = 1 point (whole strawberries - before cutting up... about 5 medium strawberries)
*1 Large banana = 2 points
*Pineapple (canned in own juice or lite syrup) - 1 cup = 2 points
*Blueberries - 1 cup = 1 point
So that's a quick tip if you want a filling and yummy breakfast! If you can afford the points- go ahead and up it to 1/2 cup of oats if you won't be having lunch til late.
Hope you enjoy!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
So I actually had a dream last night about updating this blog. My thing of the day was that I got married! Funny thing? I SAW the husband in the dream. He looked a little like...hmm.... maybe a real life Eric from the Little Mermaid.
It was strange to say the least but.... I saw a picture of him and me.... we were getting married outside at night with a white runner and this gorgeous white and vine arch tunnel that was like a trellis - and there were sparkly lights everywhere. It was gorgeous. I had my hair down and I was wearing a lace dress. kind of like:
It was an amazingly beautiful wedding. And I was BEAMING I was so happy.
And then it cut to me and my roommate Sarah packing up our apartment- but I was still living with Caitlin- my high school friend as well - and I kept taking her furniture because she was giving it away and she didn't know I had 2 cats. It was very strange.
So that's my dream. And I did update about it- but not with the picture of me and my hubby on our wedding day. But thems the breaks.
As for my thing of the day:
I usually stop off at Wawa to get some coffee and a water for my upcoming 8 hours of work. But today I thought I was running kind of late - so I bypassed Wawa and by the time I hit 30 - the traffic wasn't so bad so I decided that coffee was in my immediate future. Being sick of wawa coffee (it's not the same since they discontinued the Kenyan coffee :( BRING IT BACCKKK) - I decided to make a quick detour into the old It's A Grind Coffee that has been transformed into a Saxbys.
Now if any of you are familiar with Saxbys - you are aware of their serving of FroYo, and about 30 flavors of lattes include Grasshopper (mint), Almond Joy (coconut, chocolate and almond), Irishman (Something irish flavored).
I was entirely excited because a coconut coffee flavored business was in my aspirations for the morning. Until I realized that perhaps since they're in transitions- they don't have all the flavors!! :( Sucking up my disappointment- i ordered my standard mocha and that's when I realized....
They use GODIVA chocolate!!!!!! Music to my ears! This mocha is fantastic! It may possibly even rival the starbucks mocha! I also have a chocolate chip muffin I popped in the microwave and am thoroughly enjoying my morning breakfast!
Unfortunately it is hindered by this massive cold that I have been fighting for weeks now. I asked my boss to be moved to a different desk (a vent blows directly into my face, dries out my eyes and makes me downright sick and I can't take it much longer) so hopefully I'll start feeling better once he moves me.... which i hope is soon.
That's all for now but here are some posts that you can look forward to:
My favorite Webcomics
TV shows that YOU should be watching
My cats and the new "tricks" we've taught them
New baking experiments including hot chocolate on a stick
Leggings and my stance against them
The Items in my purse (might be a long one) and why they're there
Make up tips I've learned from the pros (literally... the make up artist to rihanna, drew barrymore, gwen stefani, brittney spears and many more)
Loves and hates
Funny stories from work
AND SO MUCH MOREEEEEEEE!!! Stay tuned! :)
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I'm a little late to the game considering it's January 7th- but.... it's always better to be late than never. So here I be.
I'm going to hopefully talk about something that I have found online or that I'm interested in.... basically: "Kara's Thing Of The Day" (or at least- every other day--- I'll try my best!!)
So my thing of today is (obviously since it's so popular!).......... AVATAR!
ok so... have you seen this yet? If not----- DON"T WALK--RUN! Go SEE IT!
I saw it at the King of Prussia IMAX theater in 3D. KOP's imax is the largest IMAX screen in all of pennsylvania. 55 feet. And the 3D? Wow. Lets just say that I had eaten pizza before hand, and i got a little sick to my stomach with the amazing graphics and 3D on such a large screen. I felt like i was IN the movie, flying around.
Avatar is quickly becoming the top grossing movie of all time, with same director James Cameron's Titanic being at the top (barf). It's so incredible- I can't even begin to tell you. I'm dying to see it again if only it weren't ALWAYS entirely sold out!! It came out 2 weeks ago- and I had to get my ticket before hand- and it's still constantly selling out. Insanity.
My goal is to see it again and soon! It's a perfect date movie as it's not too romancey and it has a lot of action. It's a perfect mix! I'm DYING to see it again! (did I say that already? CUZ IT"S TRUE)
Anyways... I heard on the radio this morning that the special edition dvd of avatar will include a special sex scene between the aliens..... oh snap! They cut it out to make the movie family friendly--- which- it was.
So anyways.... that's that for now.
To all my followers (aka--- maybe my sister--hey girl!) Happy New Year! May 2010 be all about YOU. Take care of yourself, and be happy.
Til tomorrow! Adios!