Saturday, February 28, 2009


We got a new TV! it's not EXACTLY new. We have Josh's Mom's LCD tv that she got 2 Christmas's ago. It's very nice! All the hookups we need, bigger than the one we had, and is HD. So Josh will quit complaining about how the XBox 360 looks. It even has a PC hookup. So WooHoo!

Just thought I would update y'all on the goodness. He just put on an episode of Bleach to test the PC hookup.

Friday, February 27, 2009

I finally found it!

Ok, so now you wonder what exactly I found, right? I found something that can suck me into Facebook for hours... DnD Tiny Adventures. I'm waiting for my character the rest up and heal all her hit points back so I can go on another adventure. I just click for adventure, then fiddle in other places online until it's ready for me to do something else. WOO!

Now I can be one of those folks logged into Facebook for hours straight. But at least it easily fits in around everything else!

And I did 35 minutes of walking yesterday for the Lent challenge...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pay It Forward...Blog Style

I saw this over at Paige's blog and loved the idea. She got it from Boo Bear's Place.

For the first three great folks to comment (and you are ALL great), I'll send you a gift sometime this year. When and what are the great surprise.

The catch, you have to post this on YOUR BLOG before you comment here. I think this is a great way to share some love in these economically challenged times. So, blog away and come back here!

Something for my warmage to remember..

I love DnD, and have LOVED most of my characters. One of my favorites is a warmage that I don't get to play much. With our varied group, it is hard to get together on a regular basis.

I also love webcomics. Especially ones that are based on role playing games like DnD. I recently added anti-Heroes to my GoogleReader so I can keep up. And today was something JUST FOR my lovely warmage. If you're interested, take a look!

And now for the news...

I did well diet and challenge wise yesterday. I went three points over my target, so I'm on good ground. I can certainly live with that. I also got in 30 minutes of walking for the Lenten challenge. WOOHOO! I did not get up and go to the gym yesterday OR this morning. Maybe tonight, maybe not.

I got the first disc of Bones last night. The first four episodes. I really enjoyed it. Much better than watching the reruns on TNT, especially considering I don't miss the first ten minutes since it's a DVD.

I finally gave up on my teacher showing up in the lab and went back across the road to the test room to turn it in. Crazy lady messing up my afternoon. LOL. At least I'll be prepared come final exam, or if I have her again.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

While I wait...

While I wait for the teacher to showup at the lab to take in our bonus credit work (all nothing but a signature of it!), I decided to check my work e-mail, then hit my google reader. Here's some fun for you to share....


So apparently my eyeglasses correct my astigmatism and my contacts don't. After wearing my glasses for a week and a half, I decided to put my contacts in at lunch. It's been sunny some, and I wanted shades. Yeah, I can't see very well now. Lovely. And I have that test.

Oh well, I may go back to just glasses for a while if it's gonna be this way. At least my glasses are cute, right? LOL

Hump Day Update!

Well, even with my binging week I managed a .5 lb loss. So YAY! I'm tracking again starting today though. It can go hand-in-hand with the Lenten challenge. Giving up the laziness by exercising daily, AND TRACKING.

The doctor's office still hasn't received my test results so I haven't been able to get my next test on my wrist scheduled. I'll try them again today, then call the neurologist's office if I have too. I want to get this figured out.

I have a mid-term today. I should probably be studying for it since I haven't actually done any of that yet. But, instead I'm blogging. That's the way it goes! I'll manage it at some point this morning I'm sure. Of course, I hate that we still haven't gotten the grades for any of our assignments. She won't give the grades until EVERYONE has handed in the assignment. And some people asked for extensions on the first assignments, and the others aren't even due until Saturday. Silly considering we take the exam today, huh? Ok, enough griping about school.

Life is still going good. I'm just doing the work and class thing. And hoping to play DnD tonight. Well, off to find out the game status! Have a great Wednesday!

Update: No game tonight, but I'm cool with that. I'll actually cook instead of just throwing stuff in the crockpot at lunch!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bad News...

My tv is officially busted. It's an HD CRT. And the tube is blown. Wish I weren't broke....

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mythos Discussion

AE Rought has a great post at the Midnight Moon Cafe today about how some writers have been changing the myths of various magical creatures lately.

If anyone is a reader/viewer of vampire/werewolf/other creature stories, you might want to check her entry out. I thought it was interesting, and I (and I imagine the great Moonladies and Moonlette) would like to hear your opinion.

And, I absolutely LOVE the picture she has with it. It's worth checking out JUST for that...

40+ Days of Exercise Awesomeness for Lent

FatBridesmaid has an awesome Lent Challenge planned. 40 days of exercise. 30 minutes every day.
When she decided to do it as a group thing, I signed up quick. No sense in letting myself get talked out of it, right? Seems like a great way to get my exercise back on track. And I'm going to try to do most of it in the GYM. Since I haven't been in ages, seemed like a good starting idea. With any luck, I might even manage it in the mornings.... Yeah, not making that a goal.

Anyway, if you're interested in joining a group of folks to get some exercise in, check out her post!

Also, in hopes of keeping me going on this, I ordered a new battery for my mp3 player. I'm hoping that the new battery will have it working again. I don't do so well when my mind is left free to go its own merry way. While the poor old thing should probably just be retired, I don't have the bucks for an ipod right now. I really hope the battery is the issue and I can make it to Christmas....

Cory is an INTJ Strategist...

A friend took a personality type quiz on Facebook this weekend and shared the results, etc. I thought it was cool and decided to do it as well. I thought it was kinda cool, so here are my results...for anyone who cares....

Famous INTJs include President Thomas Jefferson and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

INTJ Personality Summary
Independent, original, analytical, and determined. Have an exceptional ability to turn theories into solid plans of action. Highly value knowledge, competence, and structure. Driven to derive meaning from their visions. Long-range thinkers. Have very high standards for their performance, and the performance of others. Natural leaders, but will follow if they trust existing leaders.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Weregeek Greatness

Love this comic today.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Joys of DD Breasts....

When it rains, you get wet from the top of your breasts up, and from your knees down...

Weigh In

I gained 1 pound this week. I'm ok with it though. I didn't really track over the weekend, and after 3 weeks of good losses, a small gain is to be expected. Nothing I can't survive, especially considering the number of 'skinny' days I've been having lately.

Looks like my current DnD game will actually be meeting tonight. We haven't met in about a month because the DM is trying to finish his senior project. It'll be fun to throw some dice around tonight. And I won't be sitting at home with the munchies. They're much more controllable when I'm at other people's houses!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Quick Test Update

I made an 85 on the Economics test last week. He's giving us an opportunity for up to 15 extra points. I'm not sure how hard I'll work on that though. Depends on how time goes. I plan to work better on studying the actual class material for the next test though...

And the verdict is...

Still unknown. $800 out of my pocket later, I know that my wrist pain is not caused by:
A. Broken bones.
B. Lupus.
C. Carpal Tunnel.

What we don't know, is why my wrists hurt. But, at least we've ruled out a few things. I wish I knew what it was already though...

I should get my economics test back this afternoon. I'm a bit anxious to see how I did. I'll be happy with whatever the grade is considering I was sick when I took it. I also took my first quiz for E-business Applications last night. It was really easy. Now I'm just going to have to study the REST of the material to take the next three quizzes and prepare for the test next week.

I'm feeling a little better than I was over the weekend (allergy/sinus problems). But I'm still not feeling perfect. I'll get better with time.

Well, I can't think of anything else at the moment, so off I go!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Yucky weekend

I've been a bit sick this weekend. Allergies or sinuses have really done me in. I'm hoping it will clear up soon though. Or else I should buy stock in benedryl!

I might get a test tomorrow to check for carpal tunnel. It's scheduled, but the doctor's office called me late Friday to talk about it. Unfortunately I didn't get to check the voicemail until after they had closed.

The hubby got me a madoline slicer for Valentines. It's what I wanted, and I even picked it out myself. I'm very happy with it, and can't wait to use it. I got him the messenger kit for the XBox 360. He complains whenever our friend John tries to chat with him on it. Now he'll be able to type back quicker.

Can't think of anything else right now. Probably just gonna try going back to bed and hoping I wake up feeling better than I do now.

Good week y'all!

Your International Spy Name is Kitty Deathbird

Your Code Name: Kneecaps

You Reside in: Geneva

Why You're a Good Spy: You're agile

Friday, February 13, 2009


So, Jeannie did a post on this site called Swagbucks. It awards points for web searches, etc. Then you redeem your points for prizes. You can also get points for searching through this site, recycling old cellphones and mp3 players, etc. It seems pretty cool from what I've seen so far.

Some of the lower level prizes are pretty cool too. $5 Amazon gift card for 45 points, $5 at Starbucks for 50, $15 at iTunes for 145... They have bigger items too, such as ipod nanos, portable dvd players, and digital camcorders.

It seems pretty cool, and it you're interested, sign up here!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dr. Visit

I didn't learn much today while I was at the doctor. I learned that my blood sugar is awesome, I have some inflammation SOMEWHERE, and I don't have lupus. At least it was all either good news, or something I know. (We knew there was inflammation since that's what I'm going for.) I have a test scheduled on Monday to check for Carpal Tunnel. Then I'll talk to my doc again in a week (via phone this time) to see where we go next. Well, I'm off to bed. Hopefully I'll catch up in the blog world tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I woke up seriously sick this morning. Luckily I got to feeling better late in the day.

I lost 1.5 pounds this past week.

I'm trying to figure out that facebook thingie since everyone seems to be doing it these days. I think I'm still confused though!

I had an Economics test this afternoon. I think I did ok, although I probably would have done better if I actually listened to the lectures. Guess I should think about that for the next section...

A couple of local chicks from SparkPeople have been trying to put together a walking group here in the 'Burg. We might even manage to get together this Saturday. Just waiting for more details.

And now, it's past time for bed. Good night all!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Genie Lift

Is walking under a genie lift the same as walking under a ladder? I can't help but wonder because they are doing roof work on the building next to the one I work in...

I'm generally not superstitious, but occassionally it just doesn't feel right to ignore one of these things...

Weekend Update

I had a great trip up to my sister's for Abby's birthday. It was a fun party and everyone seems to have had a good time. I really enjoyed the party, and it was a prety day for travelling.

My older neice, Ashleigh, was all about having me help her with the new-to-her V Smile gaming system she got Saturday. It was fun, but I couldn't figure out what to do with some of those games!

Momma had brought us some deer meat, so we're having deer stew tonight. I just hope it turns out good.

I also did good with the tracking this weekend. I wrote down EVERYTHING, although I haven't figured out the points for some of it yet... At least I tracked, and I should be able to get the points part done tonight. Luckily I hadn't used ANY flex points before Saturday, so I have plenty to cover Saturday. I was fine at home, and fine there, but the traveling part is what does me in everytime. I get the munchies in the car, and only chocolate (and lots of it) covers me. (And a McD's chicken biscuit for breakfast!)


Ok. I just did the points. I used 24 of my flex points Saturday. However, I was right on point-wise for Sunday, I have a lot left today too. And, I had actually used 2 on Wednesday. But I still have 9 to get me through the rest of today, and Tuesday. Guess it's going good this week too!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

What's Your Word?

Your Word is "Hope"

You see life as an opportunity for learning, growth, and bringing out the best in others.

No matter how bad things get, you always have at least a glimmer of optimism.

You are accepting and forgiving. You encourage those who have wronged you to turn over a new leaf.

And while there is a lot of ugliness in the world, you believe that almost no one is beyond redemption.

Friday, February 06, 2009

WOOO! It's Weekend!

This was a rough week at work, especially today. And next week will be bad as well. But, I have the weekend now. And it's almost for me.

Tomorrow we'll be making a day trip to my sister's house. It's my neice Abby's birthday party. Josh and I will be spending around 7 hours in the car by the time we get back home. But it'll be great to see the family!

Sunday will be mostly for school work. I have an economics exam on Wednesday, and either one of two quizzes in my MIS class due by the 14th. But, I'll make it through both. The MIS class has been interesting so far, and Economics is survivable, if boring.

I think I've done fairly well during the rest of the week diet wise. I've tracked faithfully and mostly made good food choices. Things didn't work out for me to really do lunch today at work, so I ended up raiding the vending machine instead. But this shouldn't be the case next week. I guess I'll see how it actually goes though.

I got a great surprise in my e-mail this morning at work. I got a thank you message from a lady that I helped yesterday. She had e-mailed my manager to thank both of us, but didn't know my last name. Nor could she find a list of iTech employees to figure it out. And my manager forwarded it to me, as well as the two folks above her. What a great start to my day, huh? That certainly makes some of the less enjoyable calls worthwhile. This lady was great to work with, and very easy going. I wish they were all that easy...

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Weight Today!

Down to 207 today. That's half a pound less than I started 2008 at. So I'm getting back to where I was.

I'm actually VERY happy with the loss. (It's 2 pounds. Who wouldn't be happy with that in a week!!!! LOL) I was really expecting a gain when I weighed this morning because I didn't track during my migraine last week. But turns out that was ok. Now I just have to make it through this week. One week at a time, that's the key!

I'm hoping to be below 200 pounds when it comes time for Josh's high school reunion thissummer. I know he doesn't care about anything like that, but it's a nice goal for me. I really easy one, just 7.5 pounds to be out of the 200s. And while I really don't care what those people think about me (I don't know them!) I do care about what I think about myself. And this is my goal. While I would love to have lost 20 pounds by this summer, I'm not going to set myself at something so high. I like the WW think of 5 pounds for short-term goals. It's a small number, and vewry achieveable. Even in a short period of time. Can't wait to see how February goes for me!

Monday, February 02, 2009

I hate Comcast...

So, while I watching House tonight I decided to get online for a few minutes. Just to check e-mail, etc. (And do my daily post for a SparkPeople challenge...). My Internet connection was beyond slow. The only thing I managed to pull up was my Gmail account, and that took 10 minutes. So, after House went off, I called Comcast instead of watching The Closer. I talked to a lady and she decided the problem was my router and transferred me to Linksys. By the time I got someone on the phone there (don't get me started on people that can't speak English well and treat me like I know nothing about computers...), I have NO Internet connection. 25 minutes later, she tells me to call Comcast back. Then to call her when I have an Internet connection again.

The hubby decides to call Comcast this time. He thinks the lady there might have been insulted when he accused her of trying to push my call off on someone else. They couldn't get it working either. So, after 1 hour 45 minutes on the phone, we have an appointment for Wednesday morning. Great. No internet at home until Wednesday. I can't believe I have to wait that long to watch The Closer... LOL I'm more upset about the fact that we don't have any Internet AT ALL, but have TV. Really weird. I wish there were more good shows on TV these days...


I find that even going home for lunch every day doesn't match a cheap and healthy lunch easy. I have a tendency to just find something that I can fix within 5 minutes or less, and go from there. This ranges from a cheeseburger, a hotdog, or a sandwich usually. This isn't necessarily healthy though. I don't get in a fruit or veggie this way. Although, I do occassionally eat a piece of fruit when I'm finished, or fix a fruit snack for the afternoon at work.

However, we're still talking 8-11 points on Weight Watchers, and not much in the way of good nutrition. Refrigerator Raid has a great lunch post today. There are some great tips on what to toss into your lunch box, or your kid's lunchbox! So, if you're short on time for lunch, or just want to carry something better than McDonald's with you, and don't know where to start...Go check out her post for some good ideas. And if some of those don't work for you...well, it will probably get you thinking about your own healthier ideas...

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Back to the Real World

I'm recovering from a 2+ day migraine that took me out of commission for the end of last week. Totally sucked. But, I'm down to a mild headache now, and work tomorrow shouldn't be too big a deal.

With the migraine, the diet went to hell. Ok, not THAT bad, but I wasn't really worried about anything other than getting a few calories here and there. I ate out more than I have been because I didn't feel like cooking. I'm glad that I'm past that though. I just have to figure out what I'm cooking for dinner tommorrow! At least I went shopping yesterday and have more food to cook. We were getting low on some items.

I'm going to focus on exercise this next week. I really don't think I've been doing enough. And I'm going to try and make it into the gym, but we'll see how that goes!

Well, since I haven't been watching the Super Bowl anyway, I think I'll go do a little homework. It's time to start thinking about those assignments. They don't do themselves, unfortunately!


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