Friday, October 28, 2011

So Excited For This Movie

I can't wait to see this! I am considering staying in America just to see this!,,20419951_20540883,00.html

Playlist October

Here's what's playing in my car right now

Phantom Limb The Shins
After Midnight Blink-182
Release Me Jack's Mannequin
Slow Your Breath Down Future of Forestry
Always Love Nada Surf
Up All Night Blink-182
Keep You Right Blind Pilot
Ill With Want The Avett Brothers
Ten Years Older Jarrod Gorbel
A Guardian of Sorts (To Catch You) Dashboard Confessional
Helena Beat Foster the People
Mercy Matt Nathanson
Young Blood The Naked and Famous
Concrete Bed Nada Surf

Hold the phones... I've been running

So, for those of you who know me, I hate to run. I used to hide in the bathrooms at volleyball practice just to get out of our daily warm-up. But I am a Burkhalter, and if you have met any of us, you will soon see that running is not our thing, though, on occasion, we do if only to keep in shape.

Well, it was time. I have been so stagnant for so long at this point, just the thought of exercise is exhausting. My dieting method of "Eating for One," while effective, was really no fun and was something that I can never stick to for more than a few months. I hate it, but I think that I am addicted to processed foods and being full! Thank you United States, my kids are never having anything that is wrapped in cardboard and bigger than a fist.

Anyway, so the point is, I have spent the last four years packing on the pounds, it was delicious thank you, and now is time to get real. That and for me just to get off the couch for water left me breathless. So, Brandon came and slapped me into shape. It was like Barry's Bootcamp but Brandon style. All in all, while he was here, I think that I got more exercise, more sleep, and lost more weight than I had in all my time at college.

But then he left, and my inner sloth returned. For a sloth, he sure is aggressive. But then (again), by the grace of God, my sister decided to join the paddling team.

Now, for those of you who don't know, I think that paddling is probably one of the toughest sports, conditioning wise. It is one of those things like dance, or cheerleading, where you think the people are stupid when actually they could kill you with just one of their ripped muscles. But in order to become one the gods of the ocean, she had to start running, and she has been inviting me to join. So nice of her!

I have been running three times this week. First two times, made the mile, but with a break. Yesterday, I hit a new level, seriously, and made it to about a mile and half. What will this upcoming week hold? Hopefully more running because my clothes are going to look awesome and I will be eating whatever I want! Ahh, the small price to pay for gluttony!

That plus I love wearing my ankle high Vans socks with my bright yellow West Virginia shorts.... I look so cool!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nothing Today

Tried again today, but nothing to say.

To make a mountain of your life
Is just a choice
But I never learned enough
To listen to the voice that told me
Always love, Hate will get you every time
Always love, Don't wait til the finish line

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I think that I sprained my middle right finger. Typing is killer. Oops

All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you're not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they will say you're the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no, until all the no's become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly.

Hopefully this applies to typing.

I am so bored lately, I have literally nothing to say. I think about blogging all the time. I don't do it, I don't really have much to say. So let's raise a glass to next week, with the hope that that promise of inspiration will strike!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I'm Back

That's right people! I am back in the blog world. To be honest, I even don't know where I have been. You would think that when one makes a promise and public as this one, to write, each and every day, that she would at least follow through for a little while. Well, obviously I didn't. And it wasn't because I wasn't writing. I just wasn't writing to you, mostly to me. So there.

But yes, for all of those keeping me in check, probably just myself, I have been writing, frequently. Not everyday, but frequently. But lately, it's been so abstract, not really anything tangible to share, that posting it here would have just been some sad attempt at me writing something that tries to have meaning, but really doesn't. Welcome to the blogosphere world of the 21st century.

I am trying to stay away from that. Here, at you get the cold hard facts. I bring to you the coolest points of the days happenings! Who am I kidding. Once in a great while i'll come up with something cool that I saw or found, or maybe i'll write something that on some level is interesting to the general public... but no guarantees. That's why I write here, and not for something else, right?

So get ready, I am back in full force to share my mediocrity with you all. And please, don't feel bad for me, calling myself mediocre and all. Because honestly, that's where I am right now. I'll be beyond mediocre soon, maybe even great, but right now, I am learning and honing, and taking it all in. Everyone has to hit the middle before the top!

Alright, to wrap this up and not make it all about me.... I just finished reading the three books that make up The Hunger Games trilogy. If you are a girl, or maybe even a boy, but probably you should be a girl, go get a hold of these right now. I don't care if you don't like to read or you don't have time. These books will solve both of these problems. I posted them on the books tab so no excuses. These are like the best things that I have ever read. (Don't take that too literally.) Read them, read them, read them.... Read them now!!!