Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Happy Birthday!

Last night was my friend Scott's birthday and today is my friend Kat's. So we had to go out and celebrate their birthday's, as well as our other coworker's Mary and Laura. (Mary for some reason didn't show up but we celebrated in her honor.) We went to Charlie's. A local bar in Coralville that is just weird. One half of the bar has the pool table and poles for dancing and the other side booths and palm trees. I'm not sure what they are trying to go for there but whatever. We usually only stay on the Pool side because we like to play, even though most of us are not very good. Like me but I am getting better. I bought a cake because it was suggested that since I got off work early that I should. I had ever intention of baking one but my luck in the kitchen hasn't been good lately. So, I got a chocolate cake with white icing and writing gel to write Happy Birthday on it. Yes, I am on a diet but since I knew I was going to be drinking beer and breaking my diet anyways, I might as well go all the way and have some cake too. We started with a couple pitcher's of beer and shots of tequila. Kat is usually my pool partner and she plays better when she is drunk so I try to liquour her up as much as possible. Joking! It was a lot of fun. It's been a long time since we all have gone out after work. I think that last time was for Jeremy's goodbye party back in June! It was fabulous! I love the people I work with! Happy Birthday Kat, Laura, Mary and Scott!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Day 1

I will admit it. I am fat. This isn't easy for me to say because well, no one likse to be fat. I have been overweight for most of my life. Over the years, I have tried different diets. I did weight watchers my freshman year in college and I lost about 20 pounds before school ended and I moved out of my dorm room and wasn't watching what I was eating. A year later Katharine and I did the South Beach Diet. That worked better for her then me because she lost a ton of weight. I lost about 35 lbs. So, it was my most successful diet but then my senior happened and I was too stress out and wanted comfort food and went downhill from there. I am now back at my heaviest, which was my beginning of freshman weight and not happy about it. I don't want to be fat anymore. So, I'm trying Nutrisystem out for a month. For those who do not know how Nutrisystem works, they send you a month's worth of food, breakfast, lunch, dinner, desert and snacks. I just have to add fruits, veggies and dairy to go along with my meals. Sounds easy enough. We shall see. So, wish me luck. Hopefully, the next time you see me I was be a couple of sizes smaller.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Wasting time

I have another 15 minutes before I can wash the dye out of my hair and then start phase two of my project. I'm being daring. Color and highlights. Woooo... I'm sure the color experts at Loreal will not lead my astray. The color I chose is Chocolate Mousse. Sounds delicious doesn't it.

I am also watching Andy Roddick playing Kristoff Vlegin at the Western and Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Roger Federer has already lost to Andy Murray of Scotland so there is a whole new excitement to the tournament now. Someone will win it now. Well, if it follows the pattern of the rest of the season then it will probably Rafael Nadal but whatever. It's great! It's exciting! I'm psyched!

I leave tomorrow for my mini holiday with my mom. I'm so ready for a few days of fun. I haven't been to a baseball game since Game 4 of the 2004 World Series. Yes, I was at the Game that the Red Sox finally broke the curse. It was sweet. Ok, time to wash my hair. Feel free to make a comment friends!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Shopping this Weekend! Woohoo!

So, lately I have been really tired and I don't know why. It's not like I'm not sleeping because I am. It's just not the quality of sleep I would like. I've been waking up every hour on the hour, from like 5am on. That sucks. I just want to sleep through the night once. That would be good.

This weekend, I am going to Minneapolis with my mom, Annie and her family. Annie's family are probably there now, having 1 last vacation before school starts. Mom and I are meeting them to go to a Twins game and do some shopping. I'm really excited. I haven't been to the Mall of America since MAY! I know, that doesn't seem like a long time but for my mom and I that is an eternity! I really don't need anything but that really isn't the point. We go to hang out and spend time with each other. If we buy something, great but if we don't then that's ok too. It's just something that mom and I do. Sometimes, people come with us and it's good and all but it just isn't the same. Mom and I usually have the most fun when it's just us or just us and Katharine. We have gone so many times that we have a routine. We try to mix it up but for the m ost time we follow our route and have a great time! I'm really looking forward to a weekend away from work!

Not much is going on with me. I work, I go home, I go back to work. This work to pay the bills thing sucks but good news! I have all my insurance issues worked out! So, yeah bring on the diseases! Just Kidding.