Thursday, August 31, 2006


Well, I finally had the acupuncture today. And yes, some of it hurt. But not too bad and not for long. I will say it's not for the squeamish, for sure. A couple of the needles reminded me very briefly of the times I've had various parts pierced, and several of the needles, I didn't feel coming or going. I had 5 needles in each ear (not on the lobes...IN my ears) and 1 needle in each hand. Then some of the needles were hooked up to electrical currents - kinda like an e-stim device. Then I just reclined in the dark for a while. Afterward, I must say, I felt very peaceful (for lack of a better word) and decided to go home and nap. I found I just couldn't sleep because I felt too good - it wasn't that I felt so good so much as I just didn't feel bad, if that makes sense - so, I drove across town to my favorite car wash and detailed my wheels. Then I came home and cleaned the house and washed the dishes and did the laundry and, and somebody stop me!! I'm finally winding down, and I'm looking forward to a lovely night's sleep. The jury is still out on the whole thing, but so far so good.

Did anybody watch that 20/20 special last night? It was totally kewl.

Go Team Fuzzy!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The clock is ticking...

...on my last week as a filthy smoker.

I've been neglecting ye ole' blog being that I'm all preoccupied with this addiction thing. Sorry 'bout that. I got my patches and everything, so...we'll see.

I've also agreed to yet another challenge. This one is a relay marathon with some gals from work. I'm supposed to run the 3 mile part. Lordy. again...we'll see.

I promise things will get more interesting very soon.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

I'm afraid there isn't much to report as I've been having another go at it with the hell-cat. So I haven't worked out in over a week and am feeling rather smushy. Also, my eyebrows are raining again. Poop poop poop. I so wanted to report the events of my acupuncture, but the doc cancelled my appt, and I didn't make it to the re-schedule. Anyway, tomorrow is another day!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Shoe of the Week - Issue #21

Yeah! Shoe of the Week is back! And in honor of this momentous occasion, I decided to give the people what they asked for. My feet. Buncha weirdos. Some of my new pics actually turned out pretty good, so yeah for that too. Although, some of them are just plain bad. Like this one is kinda blurry, but at least it hides my hobbit features. So, here I'm wearing some very worn flip-flops I got at Old Navy once upon a time. They get a 10 'cause they're good friends that I'm afraid I'll have to retire soon. Shhhh....Happy shoe-hunting!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

2nd night at stop smoking class...

...was stressful. But I'm workin' my steps. Here's the plan: 6 more group classes. Nicotine patch for 6 weeks. Wellbutrin for 8 weeks. Acupuncture. Possible one-on-one counseling. I'm takin' all they're offering. Quit day is supposed to be 9-5-6. oh lordy... I'll keep you posted - so to speak.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Spanx Update

Well, ladies, I finally got my Spanx in the mail. It took about a week for them to arrive - not bad. Now that I've tried them, I have two words: LOVE IT!

Friday, August 11, 2006

And the Winner of the Bad Movie Contest is....

...Bryce from the U.K. for his entry of "18 Fingers of Death". It was made this year, so we'll see if it stands the test of time, but I must say, it was truly awful. There were so many times, however, that I laughed out loud, it was worth it. So thanks, Bryce...your bumper sticker is in the mail!
Want to check out the movie, get more info?
Click here, and read the review at the bottom of the page...and yes, it's that bad :)
The official website of 18 Fingers of Death

What in the world have I gotten myself into?

Where do I begin? So I'm startin' a little somethin' I like to call the Team Fuzzy Initiative. It's mission is twofold:
1. The Pull-up Challenge - There's this young buck at work that I have challenged to a pull-up contest which is set to go down on Monday, October 28th. He's 10 years younger than me and full o muscle. Sounds crazy, right? Well, I happen to know that so far, I'm ahead. I can do 1, he can do zero. I'm banking on the hope that he won't apply himself...and I'd really like to kick his butt! But honestly, I'd be happy to get kicked if I can pump out just 3 of those puppies! And I'm rallying all the troops at work to get behind Team Fuzzy. I think we might actually get some other co-workers to compete, and that would so totally rock...but we'll see - I'll keep you posted! A side note: You know, it's funny...I work in a nursing home/rehab center and in announcing this "pull-up" challenge, alot of co-workers were wondering what in the world I was thinking trying to start a contest with adult diapers. ha!
2. Fight Club - Here's the 2nd half of my initiative...I have *finally* started my stop-smoking classes! It's this 8 week program that so far seems like it might be workable. The class itself is very reminiscent of a certain Brad Pitt/Edward Norton film where I'm Tyler Durden and this lady that sits next to me is Bob with testicular cancer. And yes, I wanted to cry. But my homework this week was to go out and get support, so that's what I did. I passed out flyers to everyone at work which "outed" me as the filthy smoker I am, but also asking for patience, understanding, yadda, yadda, yadda...Before the day was out, one of my buddies had put a banana on my desk with a sticky note that said "Go Team Fuzzy". Again, I wanted to cry. So the cool thing about the program (and my health insurance, apparently) is that as long as I participate in the class, they'll give me patches, acupuncture, "other meds" free 'o charge. I haven't decided which options I'll take, but I think I'm well on my way to being a "normal" (at least in a sense).

So let's review:
1. kick big guy's butt
2. kick the butts

Go Team Fuzzy!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Top Picks

Here are a few of my favorite things this month:


While you're making yourself all gorgeous with my "Girly Things" picks (below), you can listen to the first album from Shiny Toy Guns, We Are Pilots. Four words: Awesome to the max. This is how I met them...The other night a friend begged me to go out to a club to hear an 80's cover band. And since I hate the fact that everyone says I never go anywhere or do anything, I agreed to go. So we get there, and the music is loud and I'm feeling very, very old. There were some opening bands that weren't much to speak of, and the buzz about STG was growing. Finally around 1:30 (in the A.M.) when I'm REALLY feeling old, the band takes the stage and apologizes for being late. Apparently they were supposed to play for a couple of hours, but now only had 1/2 hour left till close. (Their tour bus got stuck in the Mojave) I gotta tell ya, it was the best 30 minutes of live music I've heard since I saw U2 and Dave Mathews in concert (not at the same time). And they're NOT an 80's cover band....more like an 80's kinda sounding band. It's these 3 guys and 1 gal (very No Doubt). Anyway, we met the band after the show, bought the CD and got autographs. They were telling us about how they've been on tour all over the world. I think they're really going to be huge, and if you get the chance to see them it!

Girly Things:


1. Notice - So, I met this family that invited me to a "Sample Sale". Probably some of you ladies out there know what this is, but I had never heard of it. I'm a shoe-cow, not a clothes horse. Anyway, that was maybe a year ago, and now I'm so hooked on these clothes (sample sale prices rawk!). They're well-made, exquisitely designed, and fun to wear. I met the designer too, and she was totally kewl. The sales come around every so often, so now I have about 20 dresses, several skirts, a couple of tops, and I acquired the coolest pair of black satin slacks on this last go around. I finally have clothes to go with all the shoes! if someone would just invite me to something fancy...

2. Spanx - Perhaps you've heard about these hotty-po-totty undergarments...Everywhere I look, people are talking about them. So far they sound like a dream, but I haven't actually gotten mine in the mail yet, so more on that later...

Beauty Supplies:

1. Iredale Shimmer Dust - I've been using Jane Iredale makeup for a long time, because it's all natural and good for your skin. I always recommend it. It can be pricy, but your face is worth it, right? This new shimmer powder is amazing. Try it and you'll see what I mean.

2. Bead Head "Eyes Love It" mascara - Last time I went to stock up on my Iredale stuff, the makeup gal introduced me to this great mascara. I've got pretty long, thick lashes already, but with this mascara, my lashes seem like they're a mile long. Every time I put it on, I hear "Tarantula" by This Mortal Coil playing in my head.

3. Schick Intuition Razor - I'd been wanting to try this thing, but I just didn't think it would be as good as it sounded. My mother included one with a care package she sent (thanks, again, Mom!) And all I can say is, WOW! I have the leg hair of a sasquatch, and the sensitive skin of a.....what has sensitive skin?...hmmmm, well, you get the idea. Get the one for the sensitive skin, and you will be hooked on the smewthness. It does take some practice to wield the bulky thing, and I don't recommend it for your hobbit toes (ladies, don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about), but it's really genius...

Bummed I didn't mention any work-out stuff? Well then, alls I can say is "Get a pull-up bar!" I know I could never have gotten that one pull-up done so quickly if I didn't have 24 hr access to the bar. Oh...and I almost forgot...I'll be announcing the winner of the Bumper Sticker/Bad Movie contest next week, so keep reading!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Mark your calendars, folks....

...because...drum roll, please....I DID IT!!! I did one pull-up. One glorious, G.I. Jane, no cheating pull-up! When I did it, I was high from the adrenaline that was caused from my getting pulled over by Fresno's finest for having expired registration. NOT MY FAULT. They sent the re-do form to the wrong address, and thank you, thank you, thank you to Mr. Cop for not giving me a ticket. So, do you think I cheated? Maybe, but after a long while of waiting for the 'drenlin to dissipate, I did another pull-up! Ha! So now I've met that goal, and need to set new ones...someone suggested getting to 10 pull-ups by years end. Wish me luck!