Monday, June 29, 2009


Not about the recent celebrity deaths... I don't care about those, to be honest.

My doctor has grounded me. No biking for two weeks. I won't go into why, it's not really important. And it's probably a good thing anyway since I'll be getting an epidural for my neck on Thursday.

I went with a bunch of friends to see Transformers 2 this weekend. It was a pretty good movie. You should definitely go see it if you enjoy an action movie.

I've been trying to play a 'new' game on the DS. Atlus recently re-did The Dark Spire. It's freaking HARD. So I've switched back to playing Luminous Arc 2. It's proving a little hard since I'm more than half-way through, but I'm enjoying it a lot more.

I also read a good book this weekend. Love without Blood by Raz Steel. It's a romance novel, but doesn't really read that way. I also didn't figure out the title of the book until the VERY end.

Well, I'm off to working and blog reading, and all that stuff. Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Summer Reading

Currently, I'm reading Feast of Souls by C. S. Friedman. It's a very good book, and I hope to finish it and move on to the second book in this trilogy soon. If you have an interest in magic or fantasy novels, give it a try.

Another book I'll be reading this summer is Relentless by Dean Koontz. He's been a favorite of mine for years. I even wrote a paper about his work while I was in high school. Koontz has a terrific article on just why you should read this book this summer. Check it out here.

On the bike front, I made it to work this morning without incident, again. Although there is one pedestrian on this campus that I could shoot at the moment. Really, is there a reason you have to walk so slow that a snail will pass you? Why can't people actually move their feet? If I tried to walk that slow I would end up falling flat on my face! End of small rant.

Hmm, trying to think of something that doesn't involve the bike. That seems to be my main focus in life currently. Well, I'll be paying off the hubby's car when I go home for lunch. That's something big. I'll be nice to have that taken care of. No more worries about getting to that bank. And we'll have that money to put towards other bills in the coming months. YAY!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday Weigh In

Well, not happy news on the scale front. I was up 5.5 pounds. I hope it was fluid and will be gone next week. But if not, I can deal with that.

So, on to other things. I did make it home on the bike yesterday without difficulty. Ok. Without accident. Cause that hill is still hard. I didn't ride to work today because I had a doctors appointment this morning. My bulging disc is a little worse, enough to cause the numbness and pain I've had in my left arm. Not bad enough for surgery. Thank goodness. I'm scheduled for an epidural next Thursday afternoon for that. Just what I wanted. Another huge bill. Oh well. We'll manage.

I made a 90 on my last test in class. I think I did better on the one last night. I'm really enjoying this class, but I'm ready for it to be over as well...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Bicycle Saga Continues

Yes. I made it another day on the bicycle. Well, I still have to ride home from work, but I will do that. It is my only ride home. :)

I almost didn't ride the thing back from lunch. It was a rough ride home, and my butt is sore. I'll get used to it though. I also have a blister forming on my right hand. I guess it's from grip shifting.

I'm not going to ride it to class tonight though. Since class doesn't get out until 10pm, I'd rather not ride the bike. And it's only a two minute walk to class. Of course, the ride back from class is the worst hill of my ride home from work, so I'm REALLY not interested in tackling only that hill for a ride. I'm sure it would be great for my legs, but I think I'll stick to the walking for that.

Monday, June 22, 2009


So, the University decided to increase the parking fees from $50 to $135 a year. I live a half-mile from my office. I decided I was NOT going to pay that much to drive a half-mile one way.

So, I got the bright idea of buying a bicycle. I haven't ridden a bike in nearly 6 years. I haven't exercised for the past year. Needless to say, it was a tough ride this morning. I have an up-hill portion of the ride each way. It totally sucks. And it's really hot outside. But, even though I'm jelly-legs and have a headache, I feel good for having ridden the bike to work today. I even rode home for lunch. Go me!!!

I lost 2.5 pounds last week. I can't wait to see what this week does. I'm really hoping the bicycling helps my weight loss. Walking to work did, but it's just too hot for that.

Now, my bike is nice. It's a NEXT PowerX. I bought it used at the local bike shop. Rides like a dream. I currently have the seat a little too low, but I'll be raising it up higher once I'm used to riding again. I'm riding in traffic, and I'm not quite used to the breaks yet. I like being able to put more of my foot on the ground at the moment. But I think I'll be used to it by the end of the week.

I didn't get to go see Daddy for Father's Day. Momma had to work, and he had to mow both their yard and my grandparents' place. So my sister and I are going to visit with them on another weekend. I hope it's soon. I want to see everyone again.

School is still going well. I made a 104 on my first test. I get the second grade tomorrow night. I really like my legal class. I hope I have the opportunity to take another class under Mr. King. He's really great.

I'm learning to play Legend of the Five Rings. It's a really great collectible card game. I finally got to play my first game without major help last week. I might try to get another game in tonight with my hubby. A new friend is also starting up a game of Hackmaster. It'll be fun to play a game I haven't played before. I enjoy trying out new things, even if I end up hating them.

And, I think that's the full update on me. I'll try and post my weight loss progress on Wedneday, as well as an update on the bike ride.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

And, another update with a long break

Well, at least it wasn't months this time before a new post.

I managed to lose one pound this past week. Considering I had gained up to 215, I hope I do better this week.

I may drop my finance class this summer. I have to contact the teacher tomorrow to see just how bad my test grade was. It's certainly not good though. I think that class will definitely need to be taken as a full semester course.

I did fine on my Legal Environment of Business test though. Well, I won't get a grade until next week, but I know I did fine on that test. So at least one class is going well. I'm really enjoying this course. I hope I can take something else under the professor later.

On a different note, my bulging disc might be getting worse. I'll be having an MRI next week to compare it to the last one (six years ago).

My wrist seems to be doing better from my ganglion cyst excision. I'm still having muscle craps in my hand, but that may go on a while.

Well, that's very bland, but that's life at the moment too. I don't have much going on outside of school. Of course, that MIGHT be changing by Friday if I do decide to drop finance. I can't decide which I would really prefer!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Creepy Stalker?

I just had a really creepy guy in the office that did NOT want to leave. He just kinda kept staring at me. I had to come up with three different ways to say "I'm finished. Now YOU leave." before he would turn and walk away. And he turned back THREE times to look at me before turning the corner that is 10 feet from my door.

I've had stalkers at work before, but none as creepy as this guy. To summarize:
1. The friendly guy that I was kinda friends with who came into the office all the time to just talk.
2. The licquor store manager that came into the office twice a semester for 8 semesters to ask me out to lunch, and to ask why I hadn't called him for lunch. Even after he knew I was married.

I would like to avoid having another one. The other two were nice guys. Nothing creepy other than the constantly coming to talk and ask me out. This guy looked and acted creepy. I've informed a guy I work with that if this dude EVER comes back in the office, he is REQUIRED to come rescue me. At least I have a lot of nice men working in the office!

Been Away....

Ok. I've REALLY been away from my blog for a while now. But I'm back. No guarantees on what posts will be like for the next little while, but I'm GOING to post. I'll probably get folks up to date on what's been going on over a few posts.

Honestly, I just haven't really felt like writing. Nothing personal, just haven't wanted to. However, I had quite the little wake up call at the Weight Watchers office this morning. I was up 4 pounds! And even if I'm not writing about weight loss or how I'm doing in that area, I'm still more conscious of that when I'm writing here. Something to do with the name of the blog, I think. So I'm back.

Back in April I was diagnosed with a ganglion cyst in my left wrist. Great to know why I was hurting so much. I had it removed at the end of April. According to the doctor I'm doing well on my recovery. However, he says it will be winter before I stop having some pain. At least I have a general idea of the when. 6 months to do, and he said the pain should be gone by the time my scars go white! Yeah, a measuring stick there too.

I managed to get an A and a B in my Spring classes. Summer classes started this week, and I like my teachers. The course material is another matter entirely. My finance class is two nights a week for the month of June, and I'm taking the Legal Environment of Business one night a week for two months. These classes are 6pm-10pm. It kinda sucks. But I have to take them to graduate. Unfortunatley, this kills my gaming schedule for June. :(

A few weeks ago the hubby and I, along with a group of friends, went to Mobicon in Mobile. It's a small gaming convention. We had a blast. Some of us playtested a new game, Untold. It was awesome! I just sent in a request to get play test materials so my group can play it some more. Especially since not everyone was able to attend Mobicon.

Let's see, nothing else of major importance. I've just been lazy. I'm off to work on finishing up my homework for class tonight. 2 problems to go, or he won't give me the answers!


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