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Day 13-Picture Blog

Friday, August 19, 2011

Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist

I have a really hard time finding a favorite band or artist or even a favorite song at any given time. But I will always love Jeff Buckley, and I really don't even know that much of his music. But I have a physical reaction to the songs I do know. His version of Hallelulah is one of my all time favorites.

Day 14 - A picture of you now
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you

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ELISELOVE1 9/23/2011 5:02PM

    what a fun challenge. emoticon

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Day 12-Picture Blog

Monday, July 25, 2011

I've been avoiding the picture blog because I have no idea how to define myself with a picture. I have no clue how to define myself at all really. Do I put a picture of me? A picture of things I like? A picture of me doing something that makes me happy? Well, honestly I really don't have many pictures to choose from anymore. For some reason, over the past few years, I've stopped taking pictures. I have lived in some of the most amazingly beautiful places in the world, and traveled to others, and I just don't ever take out the camera anymore. It some what started after one of my first trips when I came home and realized that no one really cared to see them anyway. At that point I decided that the special moments were good enough for me and just me. Obviously I don't think that anymore, because now I would really like some pictures to choose from.

I don't really know if this is related but lately at night before I fall asleep, I try to relax by thinking of things that calm me down. I try to think of good memories. And lately, I've been having trouble. It seems like all of my memories just stress me out and make me feel bad about myself. I can't figure out if I'm just having a mental block or if there is something seriously wrong with my brain. I haven't done anything I'm truly ashamed of. But I can't think of things that make me feel real good about things either. Why is that? I'm not really a negative person. Hmm...anywho...just wanted to spew that out...

So here is a picture that "defines" me, as much as any picture can. It is a picture from my dad's front yard. On the right side there are branches from a giant magnolia tree that reminds me of my grandma, my dad's mom. I don't remember why it reminds me so much of her, but it does. I love that view because it is one of the only places I've ever been that has felt like home. Every time I'm there. No matter what is going on in my life.

Day 12 - A picture that defines you
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist
Day 14 - A picture of you now
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you

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MIDDLTEACH 8/7/2011 5:10AM

    How fun, interesting, revealing. Loved it!

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MIAJOEB 7/26/2011 3:16PM

    pictures say many things but what you verbalized, allowed us to know what it meant to you..

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SAPPKI 7/26/2011 9:31AM

    Thank you, and last night went better with your advice! Your dogs are adorable. emoticon

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RIVERCITYTOM 7/25/2011 11:17PM

    I used to stress out before bed. Think of the positive things yu have done. How about the 3 5K races and the fun from those. I looked at my accomplishments. Sometimes it is the smallest things that are best. Your dog is probably a great pleasure. He should bring happy thoughts. My little guys always make me feel better.

Have a grewat evening thanks for sharing. That picture is awesome. You should take some more.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Saving money is hard. I'm not sure how I manage to do it, but I spend money like crazy. And I don't buy a lot of things. I don't have anything to show for it. Where does it all go?

Car payment
Cell phone payment
Credit card payment
Random necessities
Luxury items

The top three are all new ones for me. I had managed to avoid them for years! Making a cell phone bill the only real commitment I had. And while out of the country I didn't even have that. I think I'm starting to feel overwhelmed. I think I'm stressing more about these things and forgetting to focus on the important things. But ultimately I'm worried I will never feel like I'm living comfortably with all of these expenses, no matter how much money I earn. Maybe this is part of growing up that I've been avoiding all these years...phooey.

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SAPPKI 7/25/2011 10:46PM

    I have a shoe addiction too, but I actually don't even remember the last time I bought any. I've done pretty well at cutting down on buying clothes or shoes. Now, if I could cut down on all of it! emoticon

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MIAJOEB 7/25/2011 8:42PM

    I try to stay away from shoe stores. I have shoes I never wear but love.

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JENNYD97 7/25/2011 12:44AM

    what smashy said...I have alot of credit card debit that is biting me in the butt now if I only listened to my mother I would have never been in the boat i'm in now :)

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MISS_VIV 7/24/2011 8:29PM

    To reduce stress
Reduce that credit card balance.
Pay CASH when ever possible. and watch those 'luxury' items. Save up when ever possible to be able to buy those LUXURYIES down the road. A little at a time.
Yes, pack your lunch of quality healthy foods and don't skimp there.


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    emoticon Try not to stress.

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"Say you have a turkey..."

Sunday, July 10, 2011

In the past month I have moved, bought a new car, started a new job, and watched my grandmother recover from a heart attack/life support/recovery battle. If I hadn't had gray hair before, I surely would be seeing my first sprouts now.

Beyond what is going on with me, my boyfriend will be home in less than a month! Which can't come too soon, but it makes me feel a little like my fitness deadline is creeping up on me. I was doing great while I was killing time in the months before all of this excitement. I ran in three 5Ks and had a blast. Now I have to change everything about my fitness and nutrition to accommodate for this new-new lifestyle. Taking a lunch to work. Eating a late dinner. Getting enough nutrition in the morning. And when can I find time to work out? I'll tell you when...I should be doing it right now! emoticon

My plan is to start small and to stay committed. I get up an hour early to take the dog out, get in a short intense workout, and eat a nutritious breakfast. Some days the dog walk takes over the workout time, but that's ok too. I am going to be ok with minor changes to my plans, so I won't be bothered enough to scrap the whole thing. If I only lose two lbs this month (or even none really) I will still be happy if I stick to my plan...start small and stay committed. And I will re-evaluate in a month. Wish me luck!


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BOO725 7/11/2011 11:44AM

    Good luck! Sounds like you've got a very good plan going on! emoticon

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JENNYD97 7/10/2011 11:43PM

    Good Luck!
with everything! emoticon

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Day 11-Picture Blog

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

So, in my little world it is totally normal for Day 11 to actually be 5 days after Day 10. That's just how it goes...

Day 11 - A picture of your IPOD or other music playing device on shuffle, and then list the first 10 songs that play.

So, that is not a picture of MY iPod but close enough. And my iPod that I use for running is dead as a door nail, so I will be using my classic iPod to list my first 10 songs on shuffle.
DISCLAIMER: My computer crashed two years ago with all my hard earned music on it and I've since had to "borrow" music from friends and the BF. Mostly the random stuff belongs to the BF...I've even found a nice collection of Madonna's greatest hits?!
1) I Just Don't Thnk I'll Ever Get Over You by Colin Hay
2)Fade to Gray by Retro
3)The Gymnast, High Above Ground by The Decemberists
4)Skandalouz by 2Pac
5)I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) by PitBull
6)Just You 'n' Me by Chicago
7)World Go Round by No Doubt
8)Enter Sandman by The Iron Horse
9)Berceuse From Dolly Suite Op.56 by Jean-Philippe Collard
10)7 Years Down by Rancid

And for the most part I don't listen to my iPod on shuffle. I don't remember the last time I've heard most of those songs. Pretty random!

Day 12 � A picture that defines you
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist
Day 14 � A picture of you now
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you

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GOODGETNBETR 6/5/2011 11:59PM

    Anyone who likes rap, rock and whatever the Decemberists play can't be bad. Love "Castaways and Cutouts." emoticon on your progress and for using your time apart to become sexier for your mate. emoticon

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