Archive | March, 2011

Rants, Resolutions, and Rage

28 Mar

I don’t know how to start this post. There are a lot of thoughts going through my mind right now. Mostly, rage-filled thoughts.  There are also some vague thoughts about resolutions. So for now I will focus on the resolutions to see if the rage goes away.  A few weeks ago, I made this list of resolutions for my life, even though New Year’s was almost three months ago.  You see, I have this new project to create a new, improved, happier version of me. Such project requires changes in many aspects of my life, such as my eating habits, my education and therefore my finances.  Obviously, I don’t pretend to be done within a month or two; this is something that takes time and effort and commitment.

Perhaps the biggest thing I am trying to do to improve myself is lose weight. Everyone who knows me in real life knows that I’ve struggled with weight problems all my life. There was a time when I used to be really thin. Basically, because I was always starving myself which in turn made me into a grumpy, bitter bitch. But, hey, I looked awesome! Here’s a picture, in case you don’t believe me. 

I know, right?

So I am thinking I am going to print out that photo and stick it on my closet door so I can look at it in the morning when I am getting dressed which is the moment when I lament the state of my belly. Because when I’m stuffing my face with yummy steaks and apple pie with vanilla ice cream, I seem to forget how tight my pants are.  So I’m thinking, if I was able to do it one time, I can do it again. And you know what? I never go public about my losing weight endeavors so that in case I fail, no one will judge me. But this time I am making it public so that if you see me at the Burger King Drive-Thru, you do something to stop me!

Another thing  I am trying to commit to is writing more consistently on my blog. And by that, I don’t mean writing about what I did on my weekend or randomly posting pictures of myself or my friends. I mean, that’s fun and all, but I really want to improve my writing. The thing is most of the time I run out of ideas of things to write about. Then the other day I found this cool website that gives you writing prompts every single day. Maybe I will even try the posting everyday for one whole month thing. So I solemnly promise to come here more often and write more elaborate blog posts!  But alas for now, all I got is this lame entry.

Anyways, I’d better go now. I can feel my stomach grumbling now which means I need to make myself a healthy snack before I eat my weight in cheddar cheese and crackers.

QUICK RANT:

Dear Miss Know-It-All,

When people make promises, it’s because they intend to keep them. In other words, don’t make promises you can’t keep, you dumb bitch! If I call you tonight, what excuse are you going to give me? Someone tried to grab your “bobbies”? So send me my damn check already or tell me to my face that you just won’t so I can stop expecting it now!

Ahh, I feel better now.

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Birthday Recap

23 Mar
Well, I am 27 now. It didn’t feel any different until I had to tell my age to my doctor yesterday. I almost said 26 and then I realized something: I am getting closer to the big 3-o! Damn.
As I did last year, I am doing a Birthday Picture Recap. Maybe it will become some kind of tradition or something.  Here we go:
Since the weeks previous to my birthday really, really sucked, I decided to make the most out of my birthday, and so I proclaimed the weekend of March 18th until March 20th The Official Weekend Of Me, a weekend dedicated to please no one but me.  So on Friday, I chose not to go to work but to take a group of students on a field trip to the NC Aquarium and that’s exactly what we did just because I said so! 
Who am I kidding? Nothing happens in this school system because I said so! The field trip was already planned and it just happily coincided with my b-day weekend. Anyways, after a whole day of touring high schoolers around amphibians and fish, I got home to get ready for a little Birthday Party. It was nothing fancy really. Just a few friends coming  over for some good wine and food. Here are a few images:
Me and A. I swear I hadn’t had any wine at this point , although I look positively drunk.
My friend made me this awesome Lemon Pound Cake with a Strawberry Glaze! Yum!
Me, blowing out my 27 candles after my friends sang Happy Birthday to me in five different languages! Awesome!
I initially thought that everyone was going to be gone by 10:30 PM or so. But N and I ended up going to bed at 2:30 AM, which wasn’t pleasant since I had to wake up early for a certain workshop. Hey, becoming smarter was also part of my master plan to have an awesome weekend.
So most of  Saturday was spent driving to a nearby town, attending  the seminar, running various errands and checking in at a hotel. Then Saturday night I went to this restaurant with a friend where I had one of the most delicious dinners of my whole life! And the coolest part? The waiters and waitresses sang Happy Birthday to me and gave me free dessert! I always thought that was the cheesiest thing ever, but I ended up really enjoying it.
I slept in on Sunday and after a yummy brunch, I went shopping (Gift Certificates FTW!) with my friend, which he kind of hated but whatever, since it was still The Official Weekend Of Me!  Then we went for a walk and took some pictures. Of me mostly.
After the walk, we went for dinner at an Indian restaurant and with a full tummy, it was time for me to drive back home. And thus The Official Weekend Of Me came to and end. I must say it has been one the best birthdays that I’ve had. So I guess this balances things out, huh, Universe?

I Don’t Know If I Should Cry or Laugh

15 Mar

So hello there, dear blog of mine! I know I have neglected you very much lately, but you know, life gets in the way every time I want to spend my time writing you. Also, the most hilarious thing happened to me when I finished writing a blog post during a tiny break I had today. After I was done proofreading it, stupid Microsoft Word did some kind of evil thing and tricked me into hitting No when it asked me to save the changes. Can you believe that? It was such a beautifully written blog post in which I explained how I was being all mature about all the shitty things that have happened to me lately and how I was starting to let go of the little things. Like how, for instance, I was not at all bitter about those three checks I am expecting on the mail not showing up when I so desperately need them.  Or how those assholes at a certain world-wide education company shamelessly put me on hold for a whole hour. Instead I was trying to list the positive things that have come out of that certainly unpleasant situation.

So I have nothing else to tell you, Bloggy Dearest, other than I am in full-on Cranky Bitch mode and I will take it out on anyone who crosses my way.

I hope I feel better by the time I am 27.

Sayonara,

M