I feel if you start the day with something with just plain revolting like David Hasselhoff in a speedo, things can only improve from there, right?
Monday, March 31, 2008
"That would involve me speaking to a woman I have already had sex with, which frankly is like changing the oil in a rental car." - Barney from the TV show How I Met Your Mother
I think the biggest thing will be planning. When I take the time to plan out food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we do great. When there is no plan, we eat junk. So I must stay focused on having a plan.
Dale and I did not work out today. We practiced dragging our asses out of bed early this AM though, so we are prepared for tomorrow. I felt it was important to start with getting up early and eating right today. Tomorrow we will add sweating.
Without goals and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination. - F. Dodson
"March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb."
Well, I have woke up to snow two days in a row now. Today is the last day of March. I have to assume the lion ate the lamb.
This is madness I tell you. Madness. I'd better get some April showers that bring May flowers.
I depend on these childhood rhymes to keep my life on track.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
I have decided to lose 36 pounds by my 36 birthday. My birthday is 83 days away (June 22), so this seems like a reasonable goal. Plus, getting healthy is one of my resolutions this year, which I have neglected horribly in February and March.
So, say hello to:
- working out at least 3 times per week
- being more active
- eating healthy
- eating smaller portions
- eating more often
- at least 8 glasses of water per day
- one free-day per week
- ice cream
- my chunky self
So keep me positive and ask me how I am doing on my diet and goal to be healthier. And most of all, wish me luck.
- I had meals with some great friends - thanks Dilworths & Krouts.
- I got to drive Elvira in the sun with the top down.
- I had a wonderful breakfast at Toast.
- I now love chai tea infused french toast.
- I bought new jeans at Steve & Barry.
- I got a haircut, which always makes me feel good.
- The house is clean.
- Lunch is ready for tomorrow.
- Dinner is already made for tomorrow.
As always, we had a wonderful time. Becki and Brent are such a wonderful couple, but what I love most about them is the fact that are two people who were truly meant to be parents. You see the joy Lily has in her face every time she is held by Becki or runs into Brent's arms. It is wonderful to see such love. It is beautiful and inspirational.
My thanks to Becki, Brent and Lily for a wonderful evening. We had too good of a time. Before we knew it, suddenly it was 11:30 PM and we were still at your house. We probably over stayed our welcome, but you are all so much fun.
I took this picture this morning. The Denver Botanic Garden (they are a client of Indigio) must be having a huge impact on me because when I saw this flower fighting off the overnight snow, I ran inside and got my camera.
I hate small talk. I am fine with a comment on the weather and then just cutting my hair.
Is that wrong? Is it mean to not want to listen to or talk to the hair stylist?
If I went to the same person I would chat, but I am not into chatting with strangers.
Am I a bad person?
How much is two bits anyhow?
There are a lot of tattoos here today. Must be a theme this weekend.
Tom - "Did you know it is snowing?"
Dale - "Shush, I'm sleeping."
Tom - "What are you doing?"
Dale - "Sleeping!"
Tom - "Oh, but did you know it was going to snow?"
Dale - "What?"
Tom - "Shush, I'm sleeping."
Am I the only one who likes to annoy his spouse at times like these?
- It is snowing right now.
- It was 65 degrees yesterday.
- It was sunny.
- I had the convertible top down.
- I had the car cleaned.
- I had on shorts. It is almost April.
Dale is asleep on the couch. The dogs are asleep next to him. I am yawning. I guess that means bedtime.
Besides I just stumbled across this photo, so this should give me plenty of bad things to dream about.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
The fact that I watched it is not the shameful part. I actually liked it and found it amusing. I mean it is no Shanghai Knights, but still pretty good.
I wonder if there is a support group I can join.
This show came up at work the other day and we could not remember the name of Bill Cosby's show on Nickelodeon in the early '90s. Jim Halligan did. I forgot how bad it was. Well, except for the theme song...picture pages, picture pages. Also, WTF is up will Bill's accent. Weird.
Some weird car wash attendant with crazy eyes is in Elvira right now. I bet she feels a little violated. I do.
We are 8 cars deep.
Some woman just let the tip blow out of her hand when giving it to an attendant. There are now 5 guys chasing it under cars. If it blows this way, the $2s are mine. Too bad they got to it first.
5 cars deep. Brown Eyed Girl is playing on the loud speaker. Great song.
Lots of tattoos here today.
It is strange how some people feel like making out while waiting for their car is not weird. There is kissing and there is making out. I think I may see 2nd base. Yup! Definitely 2nd base.
3 cars deep. But there is a really cute car wash attendant now, so I am not minding the wait. He should clean cars without his shirt. I think it would help with tips.
The largest truck....a few feet higher and we are talking monster truck status...is in front of Elvira. I bet Elvira could fit in the bed of it. She probably is feeling little and scared.
This is taking forever. Stupid monster truck.
More tattoos. Oh, an eagle.
There goes the monster truck of death. They used ladders to reach the top to clean it.
Funny. Most people do not tip the attendants. I guess everyone in their Lexus, Hummers and Monster Trucks are poor and cannot afford to throw a few bucks to the minimum wagers.
Here comes my girl. All shiny and pretty. Time to head home.
What the hell happened to the Outlets? 1/2 the stores have gone out of business and the other 1/2 were barely stocked and/or filthy.
I used to love the Outlets. I used to find a lot there. It is a shame that the trip included only a soup mix from Harry & David. Pretty much a bust.
If anyone tells you we are not in a recession. Tell them to visit the Outlets @ Castle Rock. It is a clear sign.
It is Dale's fault. He scheduled Bruiser's (our blue mini cooper) for his first doctor appointment (oil change, brake fluid flush) for 8:30 AM. Ugh! Since the dealership is in Littleton, it meant we were up and out way too early for a Saturday.
They had all day available for appointments, but Dale wanted to "get it over early" so here we are. Since it will take a few hours, we both drove.
Dale has taken me to Toast for breakfast to make it up to me. Yeah. Food is here!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
It has been a bit of a chatic week, so I did not get a chance to blog about American Idol this week, but I will tell you this:
* It was MUCH better than previous weeks...FINALLY felt worth watching
* Brooke should keep her hair straight (she looked gorgeous) and her song was amazing
* Chikezie was sweet and cute, but I think it was his time
* Kristy truly made the best song choice ever....who can vote out a person who sings about America
My top 3 favorite performances:
...tell me I am not the only one who things that cat may be hurting the puppy at the end. I know you are thinking aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh how cute, but I bet you the next 15 seconds of video you do not see if the cat drawing blood from the puppy. I personally how the puppy grows up and kicks some kitty ass.
Thanks to my sister, Rachel who posted this video on her blog (which I stole).
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Ashlee - the waitress full of miles at the Canyon Ranch Spa restaurant on Friday. It was her birthday and she was working, but she made Dale, Sara and I feel special. Sweet, kind and warm. She took care us for breakfast and lunch. I tipped her my winnings from Thursday night because everyone deserves a nice birthday. Only $40, but not bad on a $40 check.
Jackie - our waitress at Le Reve. Or as I called her Jaaaackay! She was kind and our glasses were never empty of champagne. She even hung out with us until the theater emptied after the show, chatting about the training it takes to be in the show. Thanks for getting me drunk!
Veronique - our classy waitress at Corsa Cucina who had a beautiful personality and equally beautiful eyes. She was so real and sincere. Even though the gratin potatoes were not ready when we ordered, she made sure when they were ready during our desert we at least got a tasting sample. She shared her hate of having to wear a tie to work and I loved her for that. It was nice to have someone be real and not so formal.
Georgio - our waiter at David Burke. A total sweetheart. 50% entertainer and 50% flirt. He is the waiter that makes you feel at home and instantly becomes your friend. We loved him so much on Friday night that Sara, Dale and I went back again Saturday for a second helping of laughter and desert. He a great as you can tell he is a man who enjoys life no matter the situation or location. He is worth the trip.
Eddie - the manager at David Burke. Dressed to kill in designer suits, but as real as they come. He made it a point to get to know us night #1 and remembered us night #2. The sign of a good manager. Best of all he understands people will come for good food, but it is great service that brings them back. A simple guy from NY, who is all class.
It is people like this who truly made a memorable and enjoyable vacation. The impact of these people is so much more than a few wins at the slots. These people are Vegas!
My thanks to each of them, plus Dale, Sara and Barb for a great 4-day trip. Happy birthday Dale!!!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
This is our final night in Las Vegas, so we are ending it in style with a fine dinner and VIP seats at Le Reve at the Wynn. Our seats come with champagne service and chocolate covered strawberries. I personally plan to skip the strawberries, but will be drunk.
After some gambling today I am up about $350, however Dale is down $150. We are still ahead, so that is all good. Of course our winnings have gone right back into dining, treats and other fun, but that is Las Vegas.
Dale refuses to get ready until this Lifetime movie with Joanna Kerns (Mom on Growing Pains) and Grant Show (Jake on Melrose Place) is over. Ugh!
We are living on fruit, cheese and crackers from Barb's birthday gift basket.
Please send help.
"Check at that one over there. Definitely a paid escort." - Dale to Me, Barb, Sara and our waiter, Georgio.5 minutes later.
"I went over and checked her out. She is not a paid escort. If I ordered that and opened the door, I would send her back!" - Our waiter, Georgio to Dale, Me, Barb and Sara.If you are ever in Las Vegas eat at David Burke at the Venetian. The food is amazing. You will be very happy.
Ask to sit at Georgio's table. You will have a wonderful time, as Georgio is a true entertainer and his warmth, humor and personality make the experience that much better.
"I'm gonna get pilaged." - Dale to Barb.
"It's 11:11 make a wish." - Sara to everyone.
"I want an Icee." - Dale back to Sara.
"What could I do to get this ride for free?" - Barb to Kelifa the cab driver.
"Come on up to the front seat sugar tits."- Kelifa to Barb.
"Stupid double tower of the Venetian." - Sara to hotel.
Friday, March 21, 2008
"The hostess has a nice rack." - Dale to our waiter Georgio.
"I would make out with Erin." - Sara to Tom.
"Tell them how my boobs are too big to Georgio." - Sara to everyone.
"That makes my insides feel funny." - Sara to Barb.
"This is where I saw Telly Savalas."- Dale to everyone.
"Men find me attractive. Oh, poo!" - Sara to Dale.