I'm feeling a bit low today... Not sure why, although nothing has happened to make me feel like this. Anyway... The 'lifestyle change' that I wrote about earlier is going well so far. I'm eating breakfast for the first time, since moving out of home 5 years ago! I'm drinking water!! And I'm getting the recommended dosage of fruit & veg every day. It's really not as difficult as I thought it would be. I have an exercise bike that I use each weeknight during the shows that I watch on TV.
I'm being careful not to overdo it though. I have to keep reminding myself that I'm not on a diet. I'm just eating healthier. At least this way I can give in to my cravings for pizza and a movie occasionally. Next thing to go will be the cigarettes... soon. I missed a few of the shows I watch last night. I got caught up in World of Warcraft. I started a new character on an Aussie (Oceanic) server, and I love it! No longer do I have to stay up during ridiculous hours to get a group for an instance, or BG. For people that don't play, WoW is an MMORPG, which translates to Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Game (I think). You interact with other players throughout the game to complete tasks and do fun things. It's hard when you're playing on a US server and everyone's logging on as I'm crawling to bed. Frustrating.Bleh... I don't really know what else to say. Definately not a hyperactive day for me. My other half seems to think I should have been diagnosed with ADD as a kid. I get these energy bursts (usually late at night) and I have to laugh/jump/run/giggle for a short period to get rid of it. The short period is generally long enough to piss him off as he's trying to go to sleep. It's weird. I'm not ADD at all. The thing that gets me, is that men talk about how women try to change them etc. They don't realise that women make changes too when entering a relationship. They think they're the only ones that like to go out with mates and bum around in bars and pubs. Wrong!Regardless... I'd never try to change anything about my partner's personality, but he's quick enough to tell me to settle down and be quiet. What about my inner child?Who seems to get younger by the day...Hmm. A whole post about nothing.What's a Blogroll?Sounds like something you wipe your ass with...
I just had this e-mailed to me. Very funny.Stupid people should have to wear signs that just say, "I'm Stupid." That way you wouldn't rely on them, would you? You wouldn't ask them anything. It would be like, "Excuse me... oops, never mind. Didn't see your sign."
It's like before my wife and I moved. Our house was full of boxes and there was a Ridgeways truck in our driveway. My neighbour comes over and says, "Hey, you moving?" Nope. We just pack our stuff up once or twice a week to see how many boxes it takes. Here's your sign."
A couple of months ago I went fishing with a mate of mine, we Pulled his boat into the ramp, I lifted up this big whiting and this idiot on the ramp goes, "Hey, you catch all them fish?" "Nope. Talked 'em into giving up. Here's your sign."
I was watching one of those animal shows on the Discovery Channel. There was a guy inventing a shark bite suit. And there's only one way to test it. "Alright Jimmy, you got that shark suit on, it looks good... They want you to jump into this pool of sharks, and you tell us if it hurts When they bite you." "Well, all right, but hold my sign. I don't wanna lose it".
Last time I had a flat tyre, I pulled my car into a gas station. The attendant walks out, looks at my car, looks at me, and I SWEAR he said, "Tyre go flat?" I couldn't resist. I said, "Nope. I was driving around and those other three just swelled up on me. Here's your sign."
We were trying to sell our car about a year ago. A guy came over to the house and drove the car around for about 45 minutes. We get back to the house, he gets out of the car, reaches down and grabs the exhaust pipe, then says, "Shit, that's hot!" See? If he'd been wearing his sign, I could have stopped him.
I learned to drive an 18 wheeler in my days of adventure. Wouldn't you know I misjudged the height of a bridge. The truck got stuck and I couldn't get it out no matter how I tried. I radioed in for help and eventually a local cop shows up to take the report. He went through his basic questioning..ok..no problem. I thought sure he was clear of needing a sign...until he asked "So..is your truck stuck?" I couldn't help myself! I looked at him, looked back at the rig and then back to him and said, "No ... I'm delivering' a bridge... here's your sign."
I stayed late at work one night and a co-worker looked at me and said, "Are you still here?" I replied, "No. I left about 10 minutes ago. Here's your sign." I read something a while ago, I can't remember if it was on the net, or an e-mail, or whatever. But basically it stemmed from some of the stupid things that people do with tools and random objects that aren't supposed to be used for picking noses and things like that. This person said that the best way to clean up the world, would be to take the warning labels off products and let the population take care of itself. I thought it was funny.Obviously it's not intended towards medical warnings and directions on items that can impact your health if used incorrectly. It's more intended to the person that stuck a drill up his nose to scratch an itch, then turned it on. Things like that.Just covering my butt. I don't want any hate mail.
I still feel a bit weird about all this blogging stuff... When I read back through my previous posts, they don't sound like something that I would have written. It's strange because I write these things as I think them, so they come straight from my head in a way. I hope I'll get used to it, because I do enjoy writing them. I would like to write kids books one day, and they say the best way to start writing is to just start writing.Anyway... The 2006 Big Brother has just started over here. I usually watch each series, but I was really disappointed last year when they filled the house with young people. It was a big change from the previous years, but it was missing the unique characters that other seasons have had. There aren't many people who I would classify as memorable from the 2005 series.I guess you can imagine my disappointment, when I discovered that this year was also full of young 20 somethings, apart from a 30 something year old woman (Karen) who turned out to be the mother of one of the younger girls. When I realised all of this, I decided not to watch the series. Until I read the profiles in a magazine, and realised that I went to school with one of the girls. I'll keep watching it, because I want to see how she progresses through the following months. I think she's got what it takes to make it to the final few. And I don't think I'm being biased!Meh... I would have probably watched it anyway. Ha ha!I'm pretty pissed about having to pay for the 'Premium' features on the website though, which were all free to everyone last year. You can't watch any of the footage, or the live cam without having to log in as a 'Premium Member', which - of course you have to pay for. I'm not a scrooge, but it's been free for so long and some people kinda get used to it.Meaning me.Ha ha. Meeting time... I better go.Later!
Holidays are over. Very Sadly!
Back to work already, and I've been that busy that I feel like I never left in the first place.
Can't complain though... I had a great time.
I'll start saving for the next one now!
... Gunna mess around with a new template a bit. Hopefully it doesn't wreck everything.
One Day Left...
Only one more day of work, until I go on holidays!
I'm starting to get really excited now. I keep picturing myself fishing and swimming at the beach and drinking at the local pub there. Sounds a bit daggy and boring, but I'm really looking forward to it. I live in a coastal city, so I'm not going that far - about 4 hours north. It's starting to get cold here, but it's a few degrees warmer up there. *Cheer*
I'm sure I'm going to forget something vital... Haha...
Like my pill! ROFL!
I think it's pretty much coffee time. (Yes, I work in an office). When I get back in, there are only 2 more hours of the day left for me to battle through, then bedlam when I get home. I have to pack for me and him.In between cleaning, doing the laundry and watching House. And cooking dinner.
I just got 'the nod'.
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I have decided to change my lifestyle when I get back from holidays.
From the start of May, comes a new lifestyle for me. Today (at work) I have formulated a meal and exercise plan. I'm not overweight, or overly-unhealthy (apart from smoking), but I'm sick of feeling like crap.
So. As on May, I will be eating balanced meals. Fruit, Veg, and lean meat. I will also drink water (something I don't do). I will do 1/2 an hour of Cardio exercise 5 nights a week, and 1/2 an hour of resistance/toning exercises.
Before I start, I'm going to weigh and measure myself. (I'll have to look up what body parts I actually measure). Then I'm going to monitor it and record weekly (hopefully on here) somewhere.
I've thought about it, made a meal plan, and now I've put it in writing. I feel better already!
I confess: I play computer games. I'm a big World of Warcraft fan, and I've been playing that for the last year. Then I bought Guild Wars. I was advised that going from WoW to GW wasn't a good idea, but I bought it, then had to upgrade my video card to play it. I logged in twice, and haven't been back on since because it just seemed crap. I didn't read anything about it, or actually give myself a chance to get involved in it. That should be on my things to do list. I will give it another chance. So then I went out and bought City of Heroes! I haven't been on there that much because I've had a few other things going on. I love it though! Doesn't beat WoW, but it's fun and great for a break.
I've sort of been abandoning the things I enjoy recently, and I've taken up a few new things. I don't know why... I'm not sick of games at all. It's just all of a sudden, other things seem more important. I think I look around me at all the things I could have done in the 5 hours that I spent in an instance.
I'm not sure why I felt the need to post something about this. I suppose (if anyone reads this) they have to know little bits about me to understand why I write about what I do...
I'm a strange specimen.
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Ooops... It's been a while! I forgot about this whole thing... I've never actually kept a journal or diary before, so it's hard to remember to get on here and update this.
Back at work today :(
Always sucks after a long weekend (which, coincidently, are never long enough). I did have a good weekend though. Went out on the boat and I caught my first squid. It doesn't sound that exciting, but I love fishing, and this was a major achievement for me! Ha ha.
I also got stuck into my cooking! I've had my nose in recipe books for the last week, so cooking is kind of becoming a new hobby for me. I'm also making an effort to be tidier in general. I'm quite lazy in that way so that's something I'm also working on. I'm practicing to become a housewife! Ha ha. Can't wait!
Anyways. I have a bit of work to do so I might have to sign off here. I'm going on holidays on Friday, so I'll try post before then. *Fingers crossed*. I refuse to let this thing die. Hopefully, as I get used to it I'll find more interesting/funny things to say.
Not a fan of the other songs he's released so far, but I like his new one. 'Wisemen' is pretty catchy. Nice chill-out song. Makes me think of a bath, a bottle of wine, and a block of chocolate.
I'm really looking forward to my holidays at the moment. It's only for a week, but it's going to be great - unless there's another cyclone up north and the weather turns ugly.
You know when you get that really run-down feeling with work, and all you can think about is having some time off? Well I've got it. I've had it since before Christmas, and the week off over Christmas break wasn't enough to cut it. The worst thing is, that feeling gets worse every day leading up to my holidays.
Anyway... I'm almost there... I'll get over it.
I got this in an e-mail today. Funny.
I hate to use it, but 'OMG!'.
I was late for work this morning, because I had to stay at home and watch a preview of the film clip for the new Red Hot Chili Peppers song called Dani California. I was quite disappointed, because it's an 'Australian exclusive' and for some reason I was expecting to see the whole thing. Turned out to be just the first verse and chorus, but the song sounds awesome, and the film clip looked pretty interesting.
Great start to the day for me! Big Chili Peppers fan.
Back later... work to be done!
After reading a few 'blogs' from other 'bloggers', I suddenly felt inspired and compelled to start my own. I've signed up, created my blog page, picked out templates and all that, and it's suddenly just occured to me that I have no idea what to write about.
I've been sitting here for at least 30mins with a little cursor blinking away in a blank text box. Thought-provoking? Hardly! So I decided that I'd start with what inspired me to start a 'blog' in the first place. 'Blog' still sounds funny to me. Ha ha.
So, as mentioned above, I've been reading a few blogs that have received (what looks like) a lot of publicity in the UK. Now I'm not one to gossip, but I found it intriguing that I was reading someone's diary/journal with permission to do so. I found it really strange that people were posting personal information and thoughts that their friends, partners and families would most likely know nothing about - yet it was out there on the net for millions of people to see, eventhough it was still private information because the writer is anonymous to people like myself.
It is. I've even confused myself trying to get these random thoughts and ideas into words. Maybe that's the whole point of these things. I thought I would be able to think of heaps of funny things to write - since I'm always laughing about something - but I guess I scrapped that idea when I realised that all of the things I find funny aren't really funny, unless you're there of course. I hate telling funny stories and ending them with 'you had to be there' because the audience isn't laughing. No - I'm not a comedian. I don't have a 'real' audience. Just thought it sounded better than 'people who I was telling the story too'.
Strange, isn't it? I start with nothing to say, and find myself rambling about nothing in particular for a few paragraphs. I acually feel a bit funny about people reading this (or am I being too optimistic? Ha ha), eventhough it doesn't contain anything embarassing or private.
So. The end of my first post. I've never been a journal or diary keeper, so hopefully I actually remember to log in and update this. Fingers crossed I have some funny/exciting/interesting news on my next post.
If you got this far - thanks!
Little Miss Q
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