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Diva night!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

So last night at karaoke I decided to be a diva. My voice was happy and I was in an interesting mood, so I went for it. I sang a solo version of Defying Gravity from Wicked first (Idina Menzel is definitely a diva). Then I did a duet with a friend of My Eyes from Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog (Felicia Day is a geek diva). Finally, just before leaving, I belted out Celine Dion's It's All Coming Back to Me (Holy diva, Batman!). It was pretty awesome.

Food was about the same as it's been. I did my strength/Kinect exercise yesterday. Today is a running day, in theory. Of course, it's obnoxiously cold again. Mmmm, maybe I'll bike today. I haven't biked in a while, I have tv shows to watch on hulu, and it's 29 degrees F, in April! Still. Even if I do that today, I need to set another running goal so I don't slack. Let's see what Map My Run has today ... okay, there I'm signed up for another 30 miles in 30 days challenge. Still not going today, now it's28 degrees F.

Today I have to work on my cellular respiration presentation for my interview tomorrow. Tomorrow I get to interview and then spend the evening with Mom an Dad and my sister who will be nearby, woohoo!

Today is Thankful Thursday and I am thankful for natural peanut butter. It's become one of my favorite foods lately. I figure if I'm going to over-eat, it might as well be good, natural peanut butter.

Now, I have things to do, places to go. Onward and upward!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/7/2011 11:01AM

    Natural peanut butter fan here too1

Good luck with your interview/presentation.

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CINCYDORA 4/7/2011 10:45AM

    Glad you had fun and I share your thanks for natural peanut butter. All those years I didn't realize I was eating peanuts supplemented with sugar and oil. The pure stuff is so much tastier!

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PRUPLEBEAR 4/7/2011 7:16AM

    sounds like a great night!

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GRAMPIAN 4/7/2011 6:47AM

  Hope the interview goes well. emoticon

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MARKDORENE 4/7/2011 6:11AM

    i love peanut butter

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Doing the Yogas

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Happy Wednesday Morning! So much for the nice weather, it is cold again. Crazy New England. Well, at least this morning is indoor exercise. I think maybe I'll watch some House or something on Hulu and do some kinect strength training. Yup, good plan.

Food could be better, but it could be worse. I made cajun last night, but I couldn't find my actual cajun spice mix so I had to wing it, and I added far too much cayenne so everything had to be cut with sour cream. I also made Mahi Mahi, spiced and broiled/blackened slightly, which turned out good except for being overly spicy. The husband still said it tasted fishy, but I think he just knew it was fish because I didn't detect any fishy taste at all.

I did yoga last night, yay! I think I need to do more leg stretching in general, because my legs muscles were way tight. However, I can easily forward bend my nose all the way to my knees nowadays, so that's some awesome flexibility. The set I did also had a balancing segment, and I realized that my left foot balanced better than my right. Funny, since I'm right handed, but my right big toe bends in a bit, and I'm trying to flatten it straight and separate it from my other toes, and I don't have as much strength in it right now. Gotta work on that.

It's WOOHOO WEDNESDAY! My Woohoo is that I dragged my butt up and did the yogas yesterday. My yoga practice has been slacking as of late. I'm meant to do 3 days a week, and it's been more like 1.

It's also karaoke night. Not sure what I want to sing yet, but I have a pretty good amount of voice right now, so maybe something really fun. Oh, and Nelson and I are going to do some Dr. Horrible for sure this time!

Okay, time to bang out some quick posting and then exercise!

Onward and upward!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/6/2011 7:42AM

    Good for you with the flexibility! I have been trying to do more of that myself and it helps with the tight glutes!! LOL

Have a good time w/karoke.

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PRUPLEBEAR 4/6/2011 7:08AM

    You go Girl!

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HOPESINGH 4/6/2011 6:42AM

    Enjoy your karaoke!

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Good Weather Finally!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Another Tuesday morning, planning for another run. Nice thing about this morning: my weather widgets all tell me that it's 48F, wow! That's practically shorts running weather! Well, I have capris I'll probably wear. Still, it's nice to see April being April vs before when "April had a blizzard, just to show she did not care." (via Dar Williams)

I made pesto last night which I haven't done in a while. I didn't have a lot of basil, so I made it with a mix of basil and tarragon. Still pretty delicious. Hubs said it was a bit sweet though, so next time a bit more pepper or parmesan I think. Or maybe thyme?

Today is a pretty typical day. My sleep feels like it's back to normal, woohoo! I have a ton to work on at work, but that's getting to be typical too.

I do have a Tuesday tip for you: stay busy! You are more likely to munch randomly just sitting around with no agenda. When I'm doing things I enjoy, I don't even think about food.

Just so you know, things I enjoy include my third try at the accordion last night, hehehe. I want my own, but a half-size one.

Okay, time to do, you know, stuff.

Onward and upward!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/5/2011 10:20AM

    Yeah for capris!!! It's sunny out here too (but chilly -- 38 degrees) but that's capri weather for me!!! Fortunately Spot my Wonder Dog and I will be able to walk outside, so I'm ready!!

Did you use nuts in your pesto? I toast whatever nuts I'm going to use (usually pine nuts, but sometimes walnuts)and that cuts a little of the sweetness of the tarragon to my palate. But I LOVE the combo of basil and tarragon. DELISH!

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PRUPLEBEAR 4/5/2011 7:27AM

    Have a good run

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MEATBALL44 4/5/2011 5:34AM

    Good Stuff..!

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Home Again, Home Again

Monday, April 04, 2011

So, I didn't blog yesterday, but in my defense, I blog first thing in the morning and since I took a red-eye flight back from San Diego, the whole morning concept was mighty screwy.

Anyway, I did a bunch of errand catching up yesterday, but no real exercise. Today is a fast day which should feel great after eating all the weekend/travel junk.

Man, I am still tired this morning. I think it is going to take today to get back on schedule. Well, I guess that means I need to get some exercise going on this morning. Yes. Definitely. I think I need some inspiration too, so it's either going to be to House or Castle. Mmmm, Nathan Fillion.

Also, it's Motivational Monday!

" Every great success is an accumulation of thousands of ordinary efforts that no one else sees or appreciates."
Brian Tracy

Okay, off to wake myself up and try to do all the stuff I have to do today!

Onward and upward!

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DNS9264 4/5/2011 5:16PM

    I emoticon Castle!

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PRUPLEBEAR 4/4/2011 10:46AM

    Glad your home!

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Sleep ... what?

Saturday, April 02, 2011

I figured traveling would throw off my sleep schedule, but, wow! I laid down yesterday at 8:30pm PST to take a 20min nap and slept right through my alarm until 2:30am! Of course, this was after my intense day of interview, which was the day after my day of travel which started at 3:20am EST and went through about midnight PST (some naps in there, but mostly on planes). Of course, when you adjust for the time difference, last night I slept from 11:30pm EST to 5:30am EST, which is typical for me. So, at 2:30 I got up for about an hour or so, and then slept for another hour and a half and got up again a little while ago. Today, I will probably not get any naps in, and then I'm taking a red eye out at 9:30pm PST. I should be tired enough from not napping to get decent sleep on the plane, and then get back into my naps normally and go to bed Sunday night at my usual midnight and be back on track, whew!

Normally, I'm a polyphasic sleeper. I sleep at night from a bout 12:30 to 5am, and then I take two naps during the day, one around noon and one around 8pm. Yes, it's kind of strange, and it took a lot of adjusting, but I like it. The only problem is that I get into situations where I can't nap (like this trip and interview) and then I get behind and have to catch up, like last night. Anyway, I have more info on polyphasic sleep on my blog if you're curious wp.me/pRWqn-hs

Okay, so. The interview went as they typically go, I'm a good interviewer and I give a good research presentation. Today, I get to hang with friends and have a blast exploring San Marcos and San Diego and probably learn a new board game. That excited me a lot.

In terms of food this weekend, don't ask. These trips destroy me and I know it. In terms of exercise, I only ended up doing 2 miles yesterday and I'm going to do another 3-4 today, especially since I found a nice running trail and have time today. I'm hoping to be too busy all day to think much about food, although I will be landing in Newark, NJ for my layover in the morning and this Jersey Girl is getting her Garden State Diner breakfast tomorrow. I hope they have lox!!

Okay, time to finish some stuff, do some running, pack my crap, and get moving!
Onward and upward!

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HOPESINGH 4/2/2011 9:24AM

    Interesting sleeping habits. Maybe I should try something like that, my sleeping is pretty strange lately and I don't seem to find the reason.
It's good to hear the interview was fine and that you're having fun there - it sounds like a really nice weekend emoticon

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