Hello khavers (that means friends in Yiddish)! I hope you all had a joyous and relaxing Henry Day yesterday. I know I did!
Scary smile spin girl
Last week I was in spin class and I glanced over to the girl on the left of me. She was smiling, and it looked like she was sharing a joke with someone on the other side of the room. I assumed she had a friend spinning on the other side and thought nothing of it.
A little later into the class I happened to glance over again. She still had the smile on. It was a huge smile. I looked over at the other side of the room and no one was smiling back at her, much less looking at her. Weird.
I looked away but found myself being pulled to look at her again. Still the huge smile — and I mean HUGE smile, as if she was posing for a picture or found something that made her very happy. I kept looking at her. The smile did not leave her face.
It was creepy. Really creepy. I looked away, but then looked back again. STILL SMILING. A really big, wide smile. While spinning. Very creepy. I was disturbed and distracted from the class. I couldn’t stop checking to see if this girl would ever stop smiling.
What kind of strange people have you encountered at the gym?
Oikos sent me a bunch of coupons for free yogurts so I can try them out and review them here! A big thank you to them! According to the website:
Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt has 0% fat, just 90 calories per 5.3 oz.-serving, twice the protein of regular yogurt, and fewer carbohydrates. Because it’s organic, our yogurt is also better for the earth. And we think it’s better for you, too.
I am very excited to try these and let you know what I think — but I probably won’t get a chance to for a little while because there was a sale on Chobani at Jubilee yesterday and I bought every single Vanilla they had at the price of $1.50 a pop. So I need to eat them all before they expire (some on 4/3 and some on 4/13). I will be sure to blog all about Oikos as soon as I have one and let you know what I think!
**DVD PLAYER HELP NEEDED** – UPDATE: NEVERMIND
I went to my mom’s over the weekend and we were very busy on Saturday, so I had no time to start my 30 Day Shred challenge, so Sunday was my first day. I used my 2 lb weights. After a warmup, I was not happy to see that the first eskusize was push ups. I HATE push ups. As much as I hate the rowing machine! I did the modified girl push ups, of course, and before I even had a chance to get really annoyed with it, that part was over! Wow!
I loved this workout because it was all like that. You don’t have enough time to get sick of any one exercise because it switches to the next one so quickly. That is my kind of workout!
I will admit I was a bit lazy with the push ups I did do, but I plan to work harder the next time. The rest of the exercises were great and I really enjoyed it — especially the fact that the 20 minutes goes quickly and it got me to do strength training and abs work that I would just never do on my own. Today, my calves, the insides of my arms and my tushie are sore. It’s working!
So when I got to the boy’s, I was ready to set up my DVD player so I could do day 2 this morning. But then I saw a bunch of cords going from his TV to his cable box. I had no idea which ones to remove from the cable box and put in the DVD player! In my apartment there are only 3 cords, so it was easy. I tried some trial and error but got discouraged and wanted to go to sleep. Tonight I plan to play around with it some more, but I would love if anyone out there on the webnets can help me:
How do I hook up a DVD player to an already-connected TV and cable box??? Update: I strongly suspect it is the yellow cord. Testing will commence.
Also, I can’t find my DVD remote! I hope I don’t need it for this. Anyway, I REALLY appreciate any advice you can give me here so I can move on with my 30 day challenge! Please help!
In opposite-of-shredding news, look what exists!
Pumpkin Cheesecake ice cream! I took a picture on my phone at the grocery store so I could show my friend since I know she would love it as much as I do. I didn’t get it. But I am glad I know it exists. Maybe one day…
The next vegetable I will try
Butternut squash! I bought this in two forms: organic in a can, and a whole squash. It is large. The can will be good for at work and I will attempt to cook up the actual squash. I’ll update you on my progress!
Now that you all know more about my doll Nicole, I just wanted to give you some insight into our relationship. Please keep in mind that I will be 26 in a couple weeks and I am discussing my relationship with my doll.
- In college, we would occasionally have fire drills in the dorms. I would always take Nicole with me during these fire drills in case it was a real fire.
- If I bring her on a plane (this hasn’t happened in a very long time) she stays with me; I will never check her in case my luggage gets lost.
- One time in college, my boyfriend at the time and I were driving home for the month-long winter break, when I realized an hour into the (3 hour) ride, as my heart dropped suddenly, that I left Nicole in my room. I made him turn around and drive back to school so I could get her.
- When I discovered my apartment was broken into and basically broke down and went into a hysterical state, I held Nicole tight in my arms as I called 911, as the policemen came over and questioned me about the break in, as the locksmiths came to change the locks. Nicole did not leave my arms this entire time.
- I was friends with a photographer who came over and took a beautiful picture of me and Nicole. I have a prin tout of it, I need to get that onto the computer so I can show you.
Yes, I am almost 26 years old.
In other child-like news, thank you to reader Becky who told me of the existence of this blog, http://claudiasroom.blogspot.com/. I haven’t had a chance to really read through it yet, but from what I understand it is someone who decided to read back on all her old BSC books and write about them. Brilliant. Wish I thought of this myself. I can’t wait to get reading on these recaps and relive some good old times.
Another thing I got very into when I was younger with Ghostwriter. My brother and I LOVED this show. We would sit in front of the TV with our own detective notebooks to try and solve the cases. We took it very seriously and planned our strategies for the show and the cases all week. The episodes were really interesting and cool. The one thing that bothered me was how SLOW they wrote. Omg. That was torture, watching them write in their notebooks as slow as humanely possible, in very careful, clear handwriting. They also typed extremely slowly too! What the hell.
Please click here for a hilarious webcomic about Julia Stiles’ stint as a hacker on Ghostwriter.
He’s a ghost, and he writes to us – Ghostwriter!
Who else loved Ghostwriter?