Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Long Road Ahead

I have not missed a single work-out this entire week. Except for yesterday when I hurt my back trying to lift a 300 lb. patient from the floor (that's a story for another time). I wasn't hurt badly so I made up the work-out today. I tried something new this week and I am most sore indeed. You whole fitness "thing" started when I found Skwigg's website last year. If you're not already familiar with it, you should check it out fo sho. Anyway, long story short, she's got herself on this pull-up challenge. She's doing 50 of them. Now, I realize I'm no where near in the shape that this woman is, but I thought "If she can do 50, I can surely do 1." 1 pull-up...doesn't sound like much? If you've never done one...just try it. That's what I did. I tried it. It was embarrassing to say the least. So Skwigg may be up to 50...but me...I'm just going to stick with the one for now, and we'll see what happens. And thanks, again, to Skwigg for all the inspiration!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

To the gym....

Well, the hell cramps have passed again, and I'm off to the gym today. It's only about 109 degrees here, so wish me luck on not passing out on the way there. Some updates: More shoe pics coming just as soon as I get the chance to take the photos, eyebrows still falling out, growing back, falling out, etc, etc..., my hideous hand eczema has mysteriously disappeared (yeah!), and I'm still working on watching all those bad movies. You guys sure can come up with some doozies! I may have to pick more than one winner.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


...I've been so quiet. I'm having the PMS from hell. Or as the medical community calls it "premenstrual dysphoric disorder" PMDD. Great...

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Top Picks

I only have one top pick for this month and it's the latest CD from Mary J. Blige - The Breakthrough. I've not been a fan of hers in the past, and I'm not particularly into hip-hop R&B....BUT..if you haven't heard the CD, you should. It's some of the best produced, written and performed music I've heard in a long time. And I don't get all that excited about music. I'm not one of those people that has an IPod or owns 500 CD' fact, I probably only have about 30 or 40. Basically, I'm a U2, The Cure, Dave Mathews Band fan. Come to think of it, I've seen Dave and U2 in concert, so now I still need to see The Cure, Andrea Boccelli, and Mary J. You have to have goals. Speaking of Bono...On the new MJB CD, there's a sort-of duet with him, singing "One". When I first saw it coming, I was like, "No, no, Mary, don't do it!" But you know what? It's pretty darn good. And since it's different from the original, I can actually listen to the song again without all the baggage. At least it's easier, anyway. And don't be tellin' me ya'll don't have a "One" story...I think we all do...

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Shoe of the Week - Issue #20

Here's a pair of gift shoes I got from my friend, Collingsworth! There's no greater friend than the one that buys you shoes! And...New shoes cure the blues! And I can't think of another shoe phrase, so let's move on, shall we? Anyway, the shoes are made by Citicross (a brand I'm not familiar with) and feature a very cushy sole. Unfortunately, the shoes are a wee too narrow for my wearing, but I treasure them dearly, because they came from a friend. Therefore, I give them 5 stars! Happy shoe-hunting!
And btw, if *you* would like to "be my friend" too, send me an e-mail and I'll tell you where you can send the shoes. ha ha!!!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Bad Movie Contest

I really, really love bad movies. I used to hide this fact, but I'm getting older and I don't care anymore. Now when I say bad, I'm not talking about the new Star Wars series or the new King Kong movie...I'm talking about movies that are so bad they're funny OR they're just kewl...I have some pics here of just a few that I like. Space Camp and CHOMPS were turkeys from back in the day, but they really made me feel like life would be worth living if I could go in to space with my robotic dog. Ah, youth...Then there's Reptilicus. You must see it. There are no words to describe how truly awful it is. Here's a taste...the movie starts off with a bunch of scientists digging in the arctic. Pretty basic right? Except the arctic looks a heckuva lot like Florida. I know, I've been there. I also have a special affection for The Mummy. In fact, I own it, and I've watched it so many times that the DVD is about worn out. (...can't believe I'm admitting this...) I think this one falls under the "so bad it's funny" category, but also I'm a big fan of Arnold Vosloo and Oded Fehr. These men are hot. The Transporter also stars a hottie, and is a terrible film, but the movie just has some really awesome fighting. Underworld and AVP are both bad films. You know it and I know it. Still, I'm a sucker for a mucho cool science fiction film. Which brings me to my latest favorite, Aeon Flux. I've avoided watching it until last night when there was nothing left to rent. I remember the cartoon from Liquid Television, and as much as I like Charlize (who doesn't?), I just didn't want to see a good thing gone bad. But I was delighted. It's pretty bad alright, but I liked it anyway.'s the contest part...e-mail me me a suggestion for the worst/best movie ever. Include the title and a short description. No porn! I'll make every effort to watch and review the movies. Then after a time, I'll chose a winner. What do you win? A Fuzzy Fitness and the Shoe Cow bumper sticker, of course! I'll announce the winner when I darn well feel like it. I look forward to your movie picks!

"There's worse things than being centrist, honey..." #7

#1...So, I'm on my way home from work the other day, and here's what I saw. Two cars pulled off the road. There's a man on the side of the highway bent over the open hood of a mini van. Next to him is a woman, also bent over the hood. And on the pavement, in an uncovered child safety seat, next to the adults, is a baby. SO here's the thing. It was like 100 degrees outside. So, it got me to thinking...Should they have left the kid in the "good" car with the air conditioning and risked getting a ticket or arrested...Or, did they do the right thing in letting it bake in the sun on the side of the road perilously close to heavy, fast traffic? I've asked alot of people this question and seems no one can really commit to a solid answer. hmm....

#2...Have you heard these Phillip Morris radio commercials? I heard one that went something like this:
Woman: I'm so concerned about what to tell my kids about smoking.
Announcer: What's important to you when it comes to smoking?
Woman: I don't want my kids to ever start smoking.
Announcer: Go to Philips Morris dot com to learn ways you can talk to your kids about the dangers of smoking.
Woman: I'm so glad I had Phillip Morris dot com to help me safeguard my kid's health...yadda, yadda, yadda

WHAT?!? Is this a joke? I hope no one seriously falls for this. It's such pure evil. Do you really expect me to believe that this company is trying to put itself out of business by discouraging future customers? It makes me sick to think about all the "experts" they hired for this little campaign. I bet the meeting went something like this:
PM: We need you smart guys to help us convince adults that we care about their kids, but we want to do it without losing any future business...if ya know what I mean.
"Experts": No problem. We do it all the time. How much can you pay?
PM: Are you kidding? We have all the money in the world...*evil laughing*
"Experts": People are sheep. We can give them all kinds of tools to combat smoking, but what they won't know is that they'll really be using language that will encourage smoking.
PM: Can you really do that?
"Experts": George Bush is president, isn't he?

Paranoid? Just think about it.

#3...Have you seen this new Kool Aid commercial? It's got the big, fat Kool Aid man stranded on an island. He's written an SOS in the sand. These children are flying overhead in their helicopter and realize he needs their help. When they land, the kids discover it's actually SUS not SOS...I can't remember what the SUS stands for but it's an acronym for these new single packet Kool Aid powder things. Next thing ya know, everyone is dancing around the island drinking Kool Aid while an announcer talks about how they are only 50 calories. OK, on to the point...Here's what bothers me: Why do they have to tell us they're only 50 calories? Because America is so d*** fat...but they don't really care because if they did, the Kool Aid man wouldn't be so huge. Sure, you say, he's supposed to look like a pitcher...Why not put him in a skinny tumbler? Because they want to say: he's ok, you're ok. Fat Kool Aid addicts have a good time at the beach as anyone, I'm attacking an icon, sue me. And I'll bet that 50 calories comes *before* you add the 2 cups of sugar it takes to make the stuff so yummy.....OK, I'm rambling now, and kinda foaming at the mouth, sorry....but here's the most important thing that concerns me with this commercial? Why does a pack of 8 year olds have its own helicopter?

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Shoe of the Week - Issue #19

We all have cheapy shoes, and here's a pair of mine. I got these "Tates" by Xhilaration at my local Target store. I wasn't shoe shopping, but I saw them, and I thought, "These will be great for the beach and clam digs!" So I shelled out the 10$. That was last year. I've never worn them. You, see, I don't "do" beaches, and what century is this? Clam digs? I have no idea why I do the things I do sometimes, but every now and then I get a cute shoe out of the deal. I can't really rate these since I haven't worn them, so I'll just say, "Happy shoe-hunting!"

Friday, June 02, 2006

Insert fireworks here...

I just realized that it's been over a year since I started my blog. Happy Anniversary to me!

Goll, darnit, Crushinator, jump!

I tried to win a call-in radio contest today. And since I *never* participate in such things, I just knew I was gonna win. They were looking for the 101st caller. I was number 6. And then I never got back on. I need a nap...