Saturday, August 27, 2011

Strive for this!

Nothing I do makes me better than anyone else.

Harry Potter

I used to think that my life right now is too boring to blog about, but who am I kidding, I have tons of great stuff.

Fun fact...I have been reading Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone all summer. And I just can't seem to get into it. I am trying, but really all that it is doing right now is backlogging all the books that I have that I do want to read. I have about 20 books waiting for their covers to be cracked. Books that should be read in the summer when the weather is all hot, that alas, may have to wait for next year.

So, Harry Potter, please help me finish you. I am trying, really. And this is just the first one!



I have restarted my exercise regimen this week. For those of you who don't know, I loathe working out. Going to the gym, or worse, running... makes me want to die. I mean, there are few things that I hate more than running. When I run, all that I can think about is how much I hate it.

So, here beings my battle.... again. Still trying to get down to smaller size since my last "going out with a bang" semester of college where I took The Freshman 15 to a whole new level, The Senior 20. I think that I can credit it all to that large bowl of Moe's queso and three bags of chips at three in the morning. Yeah, that was it.

Running, I hate it. Actually, I was running the day before yesterday, and I saw this girl in a blue (plastic) soccer jersey, and immediately, I was transported back to my own soccer practice, which in that moment, I could feel exactly what I felt all those years ago - how much I hate to run.

Twice this week I have been running. I take my dog, which is cardio keeping her up with me in itself, (not because I am fast, actually I am incredibly slow, all my running buddies have ditched me), and I run, usually for at a max for ten minutes. Then I get tired, and use her need to go to the bathroom as an excuse to all of those people who are watching me, for me to in fact, stop running.

I've been doing some reading on the subject actually. John Krasinski says that I should run for about 20 minutes a day to stay in shape. Jenna Fischer says 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weight training. I think that my answer lies somewhere in the middle.

I am going to start as slow as I want, and work up to as high as I can go. How is that for a goal. Today, I did some jumping jacks, 3 sets of 15 sit-ups, and then ran for the duration of Waka Waka, and then sprinted/walked/job to In the Ayer. Not bad for a days work.

Hoping tomorrow to go buy a jump rope and to keep the cardio up. I'll keep you posted, but really please feel free to pass and ideas my way... that includes words of encouragement :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

This is Random

Here begins an adventure, which really began yesterday, but that writing was bad and arrogant and pretty offensive so I will keep the file, but for you all, I am posting this today. My fresh start and clean slate to blog everyday. Yes, this might get boring, but it might also be great. See vignette on good music, which I have yet to post. Look for that in days to come. But in short, you have to sort through the crap to find something that is actually good.

So here I will be, laying out all my junk, in hopes of occasionally writing something that will be good and thought provoking and maybe even interesting.

Wow, does this sound dramatic….

As for today, August 3, 2011. It is Brandon Deckman’s birthday and I discovered The Ring Game, which is also known as the best game ever. More on that to come later too. I need to be keeping a list of all of these, “things that are to come later.”

I am really tired and I want to go to sleep, but I can’t because I have to write something down, and I want to watch The Office, and possibly One Tree Hill, but I can’t bring myself to justify either.

Word for this….. I don’t think that even procrastination will suffice. Maybe just plain stupidity.

My English teachers spent years trying to get my writing to not be wordy, but there is such a fine line between wordy and artful detail, will I ever be able to make the distinction…. I hope that I am somewhat close.

I need to commit to something. Need to pick a direction.

Something upbeat? I need an upbeat song. Ideas?

That’s it, I need a goal. A blogging goal, a topic. What am I reaching for? Need an assignment.

I am really tired and look I almost have a page. If this doesn’t strike you as random, I don’t know what will. What a bummer that this is what I am submitting for my first day of my blogging everyday goal. But I guess that it is good to start at the bottom, from here it can only go up.

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


What!! What! I got a comment! That was cool. Very cool.

On another note. I have been up to virtually nothing these days. I need a job.... anyone hiring? But really, recently my days consists of cleaning my room, watching The Office, cooking dinner, and the occasional run.Which is fine, but I think that I'll burn through the excitement that those things have to offer pretty quickly.

So to go along with my random life, here are a few of the random life lessons that I am currently learning.

1. I got glasses and who knew, leaves actually have trees. That and I have also discovered the reason why I make so many typos!!!

2. The top 5 Office episodes that I have been watching and that no one should miss are:
      1. Fun Run
      2. The Delivery Part 1 but mostly Part 2
      3. Casino Night
      4. The Dinner Party
      5. The Injury

3. Don't go see:
      1. Cowboys and Aliens....... Unless you are a guy, then go now
      2. Crazy Stupid Love...... It was a Crazy Stupid Movie

4. Kings Of Leon just cancelled their North American tour. The reasons they gave for the cancellation were vague and bogus, but I am hoping for a juicy story. And Caleb just got married, his poor wife. Mostly I feel bad for Band of Horses who they were touring with. What a waste!

5. I am trying to be more positive. Suggestions?