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Monday, May 09, 2011

Okay, Tim Curry in the 80s. Rawr.

All righty then.

So, life is mixed. On Thursday the 5th, I called my pals at Unemployment. Oh, answer these questions. Ah, you're still not working. Extension until mid-August! Score! Then this morning, I put in for a check and their computer spits out, oh no, you've exhausted your benefits. WTF???!!??!?

So now I have to call them again, and of course they are busy, fast busy signals. Gaah.

But there are also a lot of job calls suddenly. I am guessing that one of the sites where I am listed ( ) must have offered some sort of a May special. It's all centered around May, and these recruiters all seem to say that they found my name on Dice.

Prospects but nothing concrete yet, of course. And prospects don't pay the bills.

As for weight loss and working out, that's also less than optimal. I gained a pound since last week. Thank you so much, experiment in eating more calories so that the fitness tracker stops screaming at me. I am still continuing with the experiment, it'll end at the end of the month, but this is annoying and dispiriting. My measurements are meh, some slightly up, some down. My calves are slightly firmer, I suppose. This does nothing toward getting me back into size 12s.

"Hey baby, I dig your hot calves!" I do not hear this too often.

I walked a good 25 miles this week and went to my gym 3 times. Part of the walking/jogging included a 5k that totally was not a 5k. We did it for brain tumor research (God, that's an awful disease to have) and the course was absolutely not laid out long enough, as Mr. J and I both got honkin' amazing PRs that had no basis in reality. Others also said they felt the course wasn't long enough. I am guessing, based upon my usual speeds, around 2.85 or 2.95 miles, as opposed to 3.1. I mean, I did it in 36:10 (they did not have an official timekeeper; this was by Mr. J's watch). Since my best before that was 38:12, when I weighed a good 24 lbs. less than I do now, well, no. That was so NOT a 5k. But it was nice, and our finisher medals look like dog tags so we are all set if there is a scene of M*A*S*H ever filmed here - we can be extras.

I am going back to the gym today, and I am going to call my friends at the Commonwealth and try not to turn purple as I explain to them that they TOLD me I had an extension, so couldja please enter that stuff properly into the computer already???

And I also wait for news for a relative, who needs treatment (I am being deliberately vague about this but it is not a happy disease - not a brain tumor, though) and so that is tossing me on edge some more.

And I am workin' on my hot calves.
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    never ends does it. You will get thru this.
    3546 days ago
    Ugh. Unenjoyment. I do hope you get a great job and that is the end of them.

    You know much more about Spark than I do so you probably know how to do this, but did you check the mileage on the "map your route" feature of the fitness section of Spark? I suspect it is not not precise but it is better than nada.

    Sorry bout your wait over the relative's illness thing. Having just gone through a 4 month cancer recurrence check I know waiting for results is harrowing. Hugs to you.
    3548 days ago
    " 'Hey baby, I dig your hot calves!' I do not hear this too often." - Well, maybe your husband isn't into calves that much! emoticon

    Good luck with the job search and the unemployment office. emoticon

    - Karen
    3548 days ago
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    Sounds like a lot of stress right now - and stress can make the scale unkind. I hope you get the extension... and a new job. Keep working out - it's great for stress relief.
    3548 days ago
    Just LOOK at those hot calves!
    All the best with relative, the missing benefits hassle and here's to those prospects turning things around. You're so good with the exercise and I love that you and Mr. J do 5k's together!
    3548 days ago
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    Hang tough, Honey. Keep on keepin' on. ; )
    3548 days ago
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    I have my fingers crossed for you and your family member. And those hot calves will come in handy when you are ready to wear some capris this summer!
    3548 days ago
    GL in pushing the Commonwealth to get their act together! Great to hear of job prospects...keeping fingers crossed!!

    3548 days ago
    Here's to hot calves! Which lead to strong achilles tendons and staying injury free.

    Tim Curry makes nice bkgd music for perusing your blog.

    I also ran one of those 5ks that were a little short. It was my first 5k, so naturally I was thrilled with my time. Big LOL! Never been able to match that time!!!!

    Sounds like your exercise is going great!

    Just hoping that you get that dratted extension after all and that some of those prospects become a real job.
    3548 days ago
    Hey baby, I dig your hot calves!

    It just needed to be said. :-)

    Good luck dealing with the Commonwealth. Let's hope one of those leads makes them moot!

    When you're done with your experiment if you want help troubleshooting, feel free to join the HIT squad. They're sharp and on the ball.
    3548 days ago
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