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Is it just me, or should we all be avoiding the soul-sucking vampires?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

In my head, a rather sunshiny place, I dance thru green fields dotted with big daisies. A reward for my adherence to the PLAN.

--Listen to the music
--Dedicate time to goals, but no more than reasonable, then walk away.
--Do something fun everyday. (even if it is only kinda fun)
--Tivo and enjoy it.
--Keep a clean house, within reason. Comfortable
--Keep moving.
--Eat foods that are whole/unprocessed.
--Cook from scratch
--Care for people who deserve it.
--Go forward
--Breathe deep
--Hug my friends
--Sleep as much as I really need
--Drink my water

--Avoid icky people, dark demented zombies, soul-sucking vampires, professional victims, politics, extremism, bad air, rap music, etc.

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    Avoiding the soul-sucking vampires is 90% of what we need to do. Living healthy and having fun is a cake-walk if you can avoid the professional victims and dueling borderlines.

Great Plan!

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50 things that you now know about me.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

1. What time did you get up this morning? 10:36am

2. How do you like your steak? NY strip - med rare... Prime rib - rare

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Netflix!!! Monster, Inc.

4. What is your favorite TV show? Psych

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Montana

6. What did you have for breakfast? Chai tea with creamer

7. What is your favorite cuisine? I seriously eat anything except organ meat.

8. What foods do you dislike? Brain and scrambled eggs...any organ meat...I just can't...ugggghhhh. Sometimes I get grossed out if I find connective tissue in my steak or roast.

9. Favorite Place to Eat? ?? Cheap and home made...that would be my house.

10. Favorite dressing? Home-made Bleu Cheese or Dilly dip.

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? Pontiac Grand Prix SE

12. What are your favorite clothes? Running pants with the cute pink stripe, sport bra, and a black t-shirt that is soft and comfy.

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Heaven... for family hugs, dog kisses, and kitty cuddles.

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? About 100-300 calories depending on what it is.

15. Where would you want to retire? In the mountains away from the city.

16. Favorite time of day? Grey light of dawn.

17. Where were you born? Anchorage, Alaska

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Dressage, so beautiful.

19. How many siblings? 1 blood...many adopted.

20. Favorite pastime/hobby? Reading, gaming, and cooking.

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? hmmm, more curious about other people's witty responses.

22. Bird watcher? If they cross my line of vision or are pooping on my car.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person? night

24. Do you have any pets? All in heaven.

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Not really...everyday grind.

26. What did you want to be when you were little? Horse trainer

27. What is your best childhood memory? Me and my brother together doing whatever.

28. Are you a cat or dog person? Depends upon the personality of the animal.

29. Are you married? No, sigh.

30. Always wear your seat belt? Adamant seat belt wearer...wait till you see some guy in the ER with his skin peeled off his face! You will wear yours too.

31. Been in a car accident? Yepper, I always get hit while I am sitting still. Parking lots, stop lights, etc.

32. Any pet peeves? People talking out of their *bleep*, bad drivers, selfish drivers, inconsiderate drivers, unconscious drivers, druggies, college alcoholism, marijuana smokers "Dude, like...it isn't affecting my ability to do my job...", cigarette smokers...in cars...throwing lit cigarettes out the window...on to MY CAR.

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Light cheese, extra sauce, eggplant parm.

34. Favorite Flower? Dianthus

35. Favorite ice cream? Key Lime Gelato

36. Favorite fast food restaurant? KFC, still love their chicken!

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? None

38. From whom did you get your last email? Spark

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? I don't have credit cards.

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? this blog

41. Like your job? I love being a nurse, I only need to find a job!!!!

42. Broccoli? Sure, can you lightly steam it and spritz it with lemon, then pan grill it with garlic and cashews?

43. What was your favorite vacation? stay vacations

44. Last person you went out to dinner with? My sweety...Mr. Man!

45. What are you listening to right now? Air Conditioning Unit switch on and off and on and off...

46. What is your favorite color? Blue...

47. How many tattoos do you have? None, never found anything important enough to have it permanently marked upon my skin.

48. How many people will fill this out? huh?

49. What time did you finish this quiz? 3:09 pm

50. Coffee Drinker? Omg yes...please. One cup every morning with a chai tea bag and creamer.

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    Love these! It's funny... I almost wrote "organ meats" myself. Ugh... I can handle seeing them, handling them, but eating? Nope.

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DHALYIA 8/10/2010 4:47PM

    I can eat pate...ummm, at Christmas only. I just don't think about where it came from. Foie gras...never tried it. Both goose livers, lol.

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SILLYBERRY 8/10/2010 4:07PM

    Lots of fun stuff about you! I've never been a fan of organ meat, and have always teased my mom about her love of the yucky stuff, but lately pate and foie gras... I can't get enough!

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Here is some whining.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It has been sooo fricking hot! And humid!!! I can be up at 6am for a run, but golly...I am hot and sticky just walking to the bathroom.

I can't sleep till I get a job. I am taking Tylenol PM two hours before falling asleep...then I am drugged for 10 hours and feel like crud.

The wonderful state of CA is holding up my endorsement application for RI over $60. I sent in my application to RI over two weeks ago....waiting, waiting...finally, CA BRN (board of reg nursing) sent me a letter saying they can't endorse me as a nurse because I didn't pay $60. It is a freaking rubber stamp saying that I am an actively licensed nurse in CA! $60!!!!

I came with enough savings to get thru a month....with some expenses like this I will be tightening the belt more and more.

On the plus side: I have a wonderful life and the potential to earn money to support myself quite nicely. I want that potential to be actual.

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TIPYRAIN 7/22/2010 11:01AM

    I swear anything for a buck! I think everyone can relate to your BLOG in one way or another. My stuff is different but it's all bureaucratic CRAP!!! emoticon It's not funny at all, I know.

I very much like your parting statement! emoticon attitude!

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    Are you licensed in RI, and trying to get reciprocal licensure in CA? UGH, it sounds like a crazy bureaucratic nightmare.

I totally stopped seeking doc psych licensure --family stuff and no extra thousand-dollar bills to throw around at the bureaucracy that governs license exams and supervision hours. Oy! They kill you with these weird but expensive requirements.

Hope you get some good news, and a great job. Glad you are with your man! That's why I'm going for the R.N.... need that UK visa to be with him


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MADGM66 7/20/2010 8:57AM


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Some favorites...

Friday, July 02, 2010

1. Yahoo mail...it links to everything in my life.

2. Nikerunning...who can do without that awesome little coach program? Links my runs then shoots them over to facebook to show off my miles!

3. sparkpeople...my fellow warriors in action

4. facebook...guilty pleasure, or sick addiction?

5. bing images...anytime i need a reminder why I am doing the getting in shape thing...type in "Abs"

6. yellowpages...nuff said

7. 43things...list of everything i want to do, as i remember to type it. A bucket list!

8. yelp...i am a yelper and proud of it. Awesome site, wish the businesses weren't able to remove some of the bad reviews....they earned them.

9. What should i read next? A site that you put your read books into, and it links to other people's read lists and suggests new stuff. Quite a find.


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TEENY_BIKINI 7/10/2010 1:43PM

    2 and 3 rock my world. Woot!

Go warrior.


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Fixed the blogging button and found lettuce velcro!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Red leaf lettuce...i thought you had no surprises for me...till I went to open the green twist tie and found velcro! Green food velcro gently holding my lettuce leaves together. wow...the gal that came up with that use needs a pat on the back. Very cool!

Ohhh, and I updated to Windows 7. Mr. Man did the honors...spending two days reinstalling every single thing on my computer. What a wonderful, hardworking man. Computer knowledge is very, very sexy to me.

Now, I have to remember all the sites I loved to visit and all the passwords to them that were automatic. Sigh, no slam dunk here. My brain is swiss cheese in the password dept.

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TIPYRAIN 7/4/2010 2:29AM

    LMAO!!!! emoticon Swiss cheese huh? I'm happy when I can remember my name most days & I don't even work outside the house!!! Thank goodness, right?

My brother-in-law knows all about macbooks cuz he has the same one as me but he lives across the country so he can't help me and if we, my hubby, my sister, him & me I spend all my time with sis!!! Not time for a tutoring session. So I just stumble along like an idiot!!! emoticon

Have a wonderful day! Cool 'bout the velcro! Has to be easier to deal with as well I would think!

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