Friday, August 31, 2007

No Gym for 4 Days

I never thought I would EVER be the kind of person to say: "I haven't been to the gym and now I feel gross"

This is all happening because I don't know how to prep for running and stretch afterwards or for how long.

I am a fitness idiot. Now I pay in pain. Oh my aging, aching body.

I'm going to gym tonight and using the elliptical. My friend.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The power of Salman Rushdie

His words disembody me.

The first book I read of his was The Moor's Last Sigh.

I just began Shalimar the Clown.

Monday, August 27, 2007

MoMA's last viewing of Bringing Up Baby

I have got to go! Seen this film a bajillion times. It's silly but... well, it's just silly.
I'm going to see it in the the-ate-errr. Yippee!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Hijinx with the "P" family

It was supposed to be gaming night. What it became was eat all the bread and cheese with as much red wine as you can sensibly pace yourself to drink (except Mark) and dancing in your seat to silly tunes from musicovery (thanks for that link Mark).Somebody got to the boogy down part a little early.All while we had our slave prepping in the heated kitchen w/o AC.Booo!!! No more brie-marmaladeThe Ps are randomly overexpressive.
The remaining wines M&M collected in CA.Bearing witness.And then the Juicer. But, that's a story for another day.

More fool me (this time, I ran 1.5 w/o breaks)

What the hell was I thinking?! PAIN this morning.

So, I thought, hm, let me go running again. But, longer. And, on a treadmill. Sure, that will help.

How far? 1.5 miles. Pushed myself? Yep.

Wise? Not really. Now that I know it really just meant more pain by a factor of 10.

So, I spent about 40min massaging my quads because if I nearly fell down the stairs this morning en route to meet Ann (pre gym)... then would I now make it down from the top of this building without a smashed nose, jaw and/or skull?

(I keep thinking about that one time when I joined the crew team for AM exercise... up and down those stairs... a bajillion times... and then I could not traverse the stairs in my dorm for days. It was horrifying.)

Maybe the massage worked. Maybe cleaning the apartment worked also. I snoozed on the couch while thinking. When I woke and stood, no Extra pain. Good sign, right?

Hey... maybe it wasn't such a bad idea after all. Well, the jury is out until tomorrow morning after 8 hours of inactivity overnight.

I just really want to know what the running hype is. Can you fault me for being eager?

Friday, August 24, 2007

People, I ran my first mile in 9 years

and oh god, i was hurting on the way home from the track. i'm sweating like a beast. there isn't a square inch of my pants/shirts(yes plural) that are not soaked. amazing. once i get comfortable running, wow, it will be amazing. the high. ohhhh. it's so attractive.

but, LOOK at me. i am so defeated.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Bridal Shower/Bachelorette Party for a Friend (8/18/2007)

This is Lena - the lady in question. She has the best engagement story. This girl has balls of brass. And, she'll beat you with them.MinYoung, Lena, Amy, Shimbi
Amy's friend from college and coworker.Lena's coworkers.Pointing out injustices.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Damned Franken-Bear

Edyta invited me over for a lovely light repast after work and for a bit of crafting.
Those are homemade pickles people!!! And, Edyta's Mommy made the roasted vegetable spread (yellow ochre).Poor Tomas. Exhausted from cooking for a bachelor party the next day.Tom's tomatoes.However, after a little bit of red wine... someone got lazy and t'weren't me...
Look at all the great stuff I bought in Rochester!!Edyta's new plant obsession.Final product. Forgot to sew on ears... :(

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sleep is coming soon

Ever fight against the haunting, beckoning lure of slumber?

Monday, August 13, 2007

Communist Weekend 2007 (geneseo kids)

I think this picture says it all (minus a few other commies that I will post pics of below). A little booze, a lot silly, and quite a bit of ribaldry.

We didn't get to eat at Sticky Lips (what a name!) and instead patroned Dinosaur BBQ (not the original in Syracuse, but 2nd location in Rochester, or The Roc, according to the friendly TSA guy taking our check in baggage from Jet Blue).

But, this is really how our stay in The Roc or Ro-cha-cha began. In the restroom, upon arrival, bearing witness to ourselves after a 2+ hr delay on the tarmac at JFK.

The Highland Diner fare... amazing mac n cheese... no milk pitcher, just cream pre rationed. You can see what we think about that.

And then we hit Jo-Ann Fabrics in Henrietta. Wowsers. Even Jason got excited over crafts! That's right bitches!! *clink* To kicking Mark's ass in billiards!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Fidri is a mysterious meat

((this guy is meat))

meat loves all foods

pizza. carrots. potato chips. rice. broccoli.

but he just cannot have them - it's not in the cards for him

meat is 15 years old - shoots up twice daily
((meat's days are numbered))

sometimes i feel like this...when cleaning the litter or the floor because he forgot to squat while eliminating

((meat, meat, meat ... noooooo!))

weekly visits to the vet have been spaced out to every 2 weeks - yay!

process: i schlep him down from the fourth floor in his (taxi)

to my car somewhere in a 2-3 block radius from my building. then i drive approximately 30 blocks amongst crazy brooklyn wackadoos that should never have gotten licensed.

i desperately search for parking near the office and finally park, then continue schlepping him into the office.

meat for meat

Rediscovery (ode to danielle)

She was lost but now is found. Gah, and living with a dood no less! My memory tickled and I rediscovered your blog and posted gibberish commentary for this post and you responded!! to which I quipped "______". (Jeeez, can you tell I like hyperlinks?)
***crappity crap... that last link doesn't work because the novella post i wrote apparently didn't hit her blog***
Remember this dooders? Back in the old country a bajillion years ago.

Look at that delicately blushing flower (we're both baring our teeth...) and you're sooo clutching cold cash to your bosom (or as I like to pronounce it: bazooms).

Woah I had hair!!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

coral cuteness

I think this just lovely! Thanks for the tip moonboob.

NJ Day Update


I picked up Edyta and took bqueue-fdr-hrd-gwb-46 and picked up Amy. A record 30 minute ride!

And so, we arrived earlier than expected, parked on the street ($0.25/hr for parking - this is magnificent) .

At chez Amy, I offered up a little whine/cramp-whine/whine while waiting for 11am to tick tock... *time marching*...

Then as elevenohclock-struck we went for grub at Nam San in Palisades Park, NJ. I needed to eat kalbi-jim being low on iron this week.

Edyta went the safe route with gopdol bibimbob and Amy had budechige. ~sorry, no pics of food~

Dudes!!! This all cost me $14.75!!! Sad for Rag Shop, euphoric for me. But, the day did not begin there....