April 20, 2018

1971


This is my favorite of my recent resolutions. There are a few great things about it. 
1- Hearing a song from a TV show or movie and realizing that they carefully curated music from the right year.
2 - Seeing a song that you love but have totally forgotten about. Today it was Maggie May by Rod Stewart.
3 - When someone asks about what year a song was released, knowing the answer. 


As I was talking to one of the emergency medicine doctors, he said he thought it would’ve been better if I chose to listen to the top rock songs from every year, because I’ve just been doing the top 20 songs in general. I think he has a good point because when I hit 1973, I don’t think I’m even going to hear Dream On by Aerosmith and somehow that just seems wrong to me. 

True Friendship



April 16, 2018

Universal truth

Today I acknowledged fully that sometimes when you feel like you are a sad fatty you just have to go back home, ditch the scrubs and Nikes and change into a dress and some put some pink lipstick on. 



And in the ultimate extra move, my shoes match my lipstic. 
BAM. 

March 26, 2018

Pep Talk




This is when you know you have the best friends. They tell you to drink water to avoid getting headaches and then when you realize you have a headache because you've had nothing to drink but soda all day they give you a pep talk.

And they don't care about run on sentences or sentence fragments. 

Also, my phone tried to correct pep talk to Pepsi. It's probably a sign or whatever. 

March 16, 2018

Algorithms

Hi Steve, 
You might want to adjust your algorithm. 




March 13, 2018

Lent, reloaded.

You guys. Instead of failing at Lent, I just chose to start it over! Most nights I've been sleeping with my phone in the living room. Last night I didn't even have to take anything to help me sleep! Granted tonight I can't sleep and I'm in the living room typing this from my phone, so small victories okay? Some is better than none is my new life motto and I'll stand by it. 

Additionally, I took my bike in for a tune up and it turned into a complete overhaul. New toys, New chain, New hardware, pretty new bar tape. She looks great. 

I also added that stem extender to see if maybe having it more upright will make my hips happier. We shall see. But man, I do love my bike. 

Also, daylight saving time happened and it's a game changer.  Getting home from work or what not and having light outside has made my mood like 50,000% better. Thank goodness. November-February can be a little rough on the old "get out of bed and do something with my life" part of my life. 

Springtime also means swimming with the puppy. Here she is today after the park where she could barely stand up because she was so tired. Love that dog. 



March 2, 2018

Lent

Lent was a big fat fail this year. Might I make a new goal and start again? I wouldn't rule it out. I wouldn't rule it in either. 

February 28, 2018

Make up box

Well this is my new makeup box which obviously I love. 


Nail Files

When you are an obsessive nail biter, there's a fun thing that happens called a nail file emergency. Monday on the way to the gym, I had one. I stopped at Walgreens then found myself sitting on a stationary bike with blood red nails filing like mad. Obviously this fits my very stylish and extremely  extra persona. 

But the best part is that once I was done filing my nails down to nonexistence, a sixty some odd year old guy came up to me and said "Can I borrow your nail file?" And I thought he was kidding (Obviously) but he said that he had a nail that kept catching on his gym shorts and he was serious. So basically my obsessive compulsiveness saved this guy's workout. You could probably say that I'm a hero. 

February 24, 2018

Pretty Girl

In 2002 when things were really stressful with dating (for example, I had to talk to a guy), I would listen to this song on repeat :

The song actually had nothing to do with anything related to my life, but it was early in the Millennium and everything was very EMO. 

Little did I know that 16 years later I would be listening to this song on repeat again when distressed about dating. Again it has nothing to do with what's happening in my life, but if there's one thing I have learned over the years it is that if I need to process some EMOTIONS, music from high school is one of the most effective ways to do it. Please remember that the height of Dashboard Confessional awesomeness was in my high school years, so the emotionally raw material is multitudinous. 

Needless to say as I got really for yoga, drove from yoga to guitar lessons, got ready for my massage etc, I have been listening to Pretty Girl on repeat. The song has been at the back of my mind because that's often what I call Gracie, pretty girl. "Hey pretty girl," soon turned into "Hey...pretty girl is suffer while he confesses everything." And then I remembered that listening to songs on repeat is top five ways to cope with difficult emotions. I had already done yoga guitar and diet coke, so it was the only thing left to do before a nap. A nap that I'll have you know I am about to take. As in, I'm typing this in bed. Which is a big fat Lent failure as my goal was not to use my phone in bed until Easter. So now that I've failed at that and begun to emotionally processed my distress, I will be headed for a nap. Like resetting a computer and feeling much better upon awakening.