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Monday, February 08, 2010

Don't hate the playa, hate the game!

I have ALWAYS hated the game playing! I'm more of a straight forward, say what you mean, mean what you say gal.

In school, we had to play games to get good grades. Not for exams, but for overall grades in classes. Even if I got 100% on all my math tests, I couldn't get an A in the class unless I submitted to hours of meaningless, mind numbing homework. The homework was bullshit. If I can get 100% on an exam WITHOUT doing 80-some problems of homework per night, then I obviously didn't need to do my homework.

In orchestra I was once told that I couldn't be 1st chair because I was on a scholarship and the person who was 1st chair had parents who were donors. How does that have anything to do with being a section leader? It was a parental money game...

In college, I had a roommate that had a sexist poster about "The rules." I think it had a rose, a lipstick and a gun (?) on it. Maybe I'm remembering it wrong. Get it, rules, for THE GAME. But essentially these rules were like games for dating. And the STUPIDEST game for dating is who calls who and when. WHY CAN'T WE JUST CALL?

I have honor, and integrity, and think that if I do the right thing and work hard I'll be rewarded. But it really hasn't worked that way. I've seen good things come to those who don't deserve it, and some of the MOST deserving never get a reward.

So screw it, I'm going to play the game. And really, I should ultimately get what I want. Here I come....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sit Ups

Trainer Mike had me do these medicine ball sit ups two days ago. I remember a time when I would be sore the day after an activity or workout, but recently my greatest pain is TWO days later.
Mike has me do 20 of these at a time (alternating with a standing medicine ball activity) and then two more sets of 20 reps.
Of course, I'm sore today. When I sit up straight or laugh my abs are on fire! I just realized that the way we count these I have to sit up to put the ball between my knees and AGAIN to retrieve it. That means I sit up twice for a count of "one." Which means I didn't do 60 sit ups a few days ago, but rather 120!
120, ow!
Results are coming, slowly but surely.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

So true, so true...

My horoscope for this week:

It’s time to stop dragging past issues into your current love agenda. A new moon in Virgo sounds the wake-up call. Instead of pointing the finger at other people, take a look at your own actions. It takes two to tango, Pisces . People are just mirroring back what you put out there. If you want a different response, bring something unexpected to the table. The element of surprise (and a little shock value) works in your favor when you pull an unpredictable move. All signs point to this truth: you’re ready for a serious (or more serious) relationship. Stop dragging your feet and dive in all the way. The adventure can only begin when you fully commit yourself.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Freezing Herbs

A friend shared this and I can't WAIT to try it for myself!

Chop the herb, roll it into a log using bleach-free parchment paper and put that in an air tight bag. The point of preserving it this way, in this shape is so that you can slice pats of herb off like butter, or freezer cookies. You get just what you need and it's still super fragrant and flavorful.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

More Love

Whilst I'm posting about cousins I may as well post about my cousin Matt who is getting married this October. His Fiancee is wonderful and I think really good for him.

Here are some engagement shots. As always, click to enlarge.

Monday, June 29, 2009


I found this picture of my cousin, her boyfriend, and their dog (who shares their last names, hyphenated of course!).

To me, this sleeping family symbolizes the simplicity and ease involved in love.
I love them too!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Bad ending to an old flame

A guy I dated around Christmas/New Year's of 2008 just posted his WEDDING photos on facebook.


When did this happen?????

Also, to add to the excitement, when we were playing a wedding two weeks ago and someone asked us if we were playing for an Indian wedding, THAT WAS HIS WEDDING!!! So he was at the same venue I was for his wedding. Trippy.....

Eco Fix it!

I had this clogged sink for WEEKS in my bathroom. I didn't want to use draino or liquid plumber, because those chemicals are super toxic. I tried buying an eco fix from from the grocery store, but it didn't touch this clog.

I read online that mixing white vinegar and baking soda will clear a clog. And SURE ENOUGH it did! I am so amazed that such a cheap and easy fix worked so well! Try it next time you have one.