quidditchgrrl: (Ravenclaw sexy)

Before the neo-cons start wharrrgarbbling: Stephen Colbert is so not selling men's clothing in Iran. (GOOOOORRRRRE!)

Also, an ISTJ? ORLY? YA RLY!YA RLY! )

 

You Are An ISTJ
The Duty Fulfiller You are responsible, reliable, and hardworking - you get the job done. You prefer productive hobbies, like woodworking or knitting. Quiet and serious, you are well prepared for whatever life hands you. You are conservative and down-to-earth. You hardly ever do anything crazy. In love, you are loyal and honest. If you commit yourself to someone, then you're fully committed. For you, love is something that happens naturally. And you don't need romantic gestures to feel loved. At work, you remember details well and are happy to take on any responsibility. You would make a great business executive, accountant, or lawyer. How you see yourself: Decisive, stable, and dependable When other people don't get you, they see you as: Boring, conservative, and egotistical

Jesus, I hate futzing with HTML. >:P

I have a mini-meetup with some folks I went to school with...high school...in my hometown. GOD I DO NOT WANT TO GO. But I'm dragging my bff from high school, not drinking, and leaving as early as I can get away with. What appeared at first to be a small gathering has now turned into a monster (which I should have figured on, considering that the majority of the people I went to school with never left home). KILL ME NOW.

Saturday is the St. Patrick's Day 4-Miler. Then maybe Irish Festival? I think it's far from the race site, hm. (Crap, I forgot to pick up my race packet early. Drat.) We shall see.

Then I will collapse and have a nap.

Have a good weekend, everyone!!!
quidditchgrrl: (Run)
1.  Muchas gracias once again, friends, for all of your kind words and encouragement about Bernie dog.  He is doing very well.  The vet agreed with our decision in light of that, and listed him as not requiring further vaccination.  We have some "oncosupport" food supplement, and the vet cleared him to eat rawhide and popcorn again.  My puppy is a happy boy!

2.  A group of former co-workers and I have started a new tradition for first Fridays - International Supper Club.  This month, it was Spain Restaurant, which is one of those places inside a hotel where you could never imagine there could be food so good, yet you realize that culinary yumminess is inevitable.  Next month is Ha Long Bay.  *anticipates*

3.  1,000-calorie Saturdays are back!  I did my Spinning class, then an aerobics class Saturday morning with my friend Shannon.  I will get her to join a gym yet - I know she loved the Y, if she was a little salty with me about the intensity level of the aerobics class.Read more... )

Next week will be the Dublin Irish Festival 4-miler, then I should be back to 8-milers on Saturday mornings.  Ah, warm weather!

4.  I promptly ate up my 1,000 calories by having lunch at The Dube, and dinner at Bonefish Grill.  (Hey, I was carb-loading!)

5.  Today I ran the Arnold Classic 5K with my friend Andrew (who is the cutest, sexiest, and NICEST gay man on the planet).  Set a new PR, too - 29:42!  I know it doesn't sound impressive, but that's about 6 minutes faster than my last 5K, and I am a big girl.  But yay me!  My inner thighs are super-sore though (WTH)?

Being at the Arnold is very, as Andrew put it, distracting - imagine every type of person, of every fitness level, walking around - and this is the important part - confidently and without judgment.  It was crazy, I loved it!

The 'roided out women are also crazy, I couldn't stop staring.

6.  Then I went to The Dube, again, for lunch.  Mmmm.

7.  Uninterested in Watchmen.  Utterly.

8.  Totally interested in Chester French.  Totally.

9.  In the realm of the shitty, I'm now deep within the life of quiet desperation illuminated by Henry David Thoreau as regards my marriage.  Literally no conversation, and sometimes I just leave off in the middle of a sentence because it is so obvious that I'm wasting my breath.  There are times when I am so lonely I want to cry, and I don't cry.

10.  Other than that, life is great.  Really.  :-)

MORE RANDOM

Feb. 1st, 2009 10:35 pm
quidditchgrrl: (Default)
First off, Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] abigail89, you sweetie, you!

Second, it was ABOVE FREEZING today!  And sunny!  Glorious.  I went on a nice long run at Sharon Woods (the kids were still sledding down the big hill in back), washed my car, and shoveled the blackened crud from the carport.

Wooooooooooo.  At this point, the little things mean so much, eh?

Third, next Saturday is the Big Ride.  Not sure how to taper for a...three-hour indoor bike ride?  Should I take a complete rest day on Friday?  Hm.

Took care of my niece Natalie on Saturday evening.  She's getting to the fun stage (she just turned 3) where she can tell you what she wants/needs and is independent enough to do things like potty on her own.Read more... )

On the other hand, my second-oldest niece is moving to Italy with her family tomorrow.  The fact that she and the kids are getting out of the South thrills me to no end.  Too bad she can't get away from the military wives, but you can't get everything you wish for.

Hit the scene Saturday night to catch up with old friends and listen to some mediocre music at the local dive bar.  Good times.

Hit the pavement tonight leaving the Lodge, forgetting the physical state phases of water.  Ouchies.

Also,  REPUBLICANS!  Hold up your hands!  The trickle-down is coming, just like Mr. Reagan promised!  Keep 'em high, the money will fall from the sky, like he said.  'S right.

Okay, now that those grabby fingers are otherwise occupied, the rest of us can get to WORK and fix this shizz.

Night, all.  :)
quidditchgrrl: (Bike)
Or, not zoom, as the case may be.

I'm trying a new sleep regimen in an attempt to normalize my sleep patterns (based on the book Sleep to be Sexy, Smart and Slim). It seems to be working, but leaves little time for things like obsessively snarking at the RDR/SVA wank in its myriad forums being on the internets.

I think I'll make a separate post about how I'm working this plan, since it's actually working for me, a life-long insomniac.

There is MAJOR work drama going on which is mostly all my fault, and may result in my firing. I need to learn to stand down, for real.

I have been looking at the flist, and loving the commentary on the whole RDR/SVA trial. OMG pie chart of d99m. I do get a vague creepiness at the idea that SVA might be getting off on this whole thing, on the virtue of being in the same room with JKR. Eew. My snark-fu fails me on that one, gross.

Today is the Spring Game, which I haven't gone to for years, and yep, it's supposed to rain. We'll see. :P

Tomorrow is the Dam Fool 4 Miler, which I'm running with my sister. I'm a runner, who knew?

Hugs to you all, and especially to:
[livejournal.com profile] hermorrine
[livejournal.com profile] redblaze
[livejournal.com profile] catsperspective
[livejournal.com profile] strangerface (good luck with your thesis)
[livejournal.com profile] blue_eye and [livejournal.com profile] da_neph, who could probably use some sleep
[livejournal.com profile] annearchy
[livejournal.com profile] roguebitch (fight! fight! fight!)
[livejournal.com profile] chicagoes
[livejournal.com profile] azurerose (I hope you get the position!)

Yaay!

Apr. 12th, 2008 12:47 pm
quidditchgrrl: (one tough cookie)
I did it!

2:48:26


(Edited from active.com website chip time)


*fwumps*
quidditchgrrl: (Fascinating.  Yes.)
Well, that's right. )

Quick check-in:

--Am scared to death about the half. I was okay until I looked closely at the route - it seems a lot longer than 13.1 miles! And even though I know the route like the back of my hand...meeble. Everyone at work knows we're doing it, and I desperately want to finish first out of the four of us doing it. Is that shallow?

--It's supposed to be cold and rainy Saturday. Boo!

--I am looking forward to less sleep. More life. I hope.

--My internet is robust tonight. V. v. frustrating.

--BEST ADVICE EVER: Keep your eyes open, keep your mouth shut, and keep your hands moving. WIN!

--Our new branch library opens this week. I am going to sorely miss the folks we've been training over the past couple of months. They're super. I wish they were mine! <3

--The time for sleep is here! *snores*
quidditchgrrl: (Diaries are full of crap - Bridget)
Since I've been futzing around with my userpics for the past half-hour, I might go ahead and share my boring failyness (spelled that wrong, but it's apropo) with you all.

First, the counseling appointment. Not sure if it was good or not. I really am not the type to share my feelings, and never with total strangers. It was exhausting - I had planned to paint at the Lodge after, but went home and napped for 2+ hours. I was that tired, mentally, after just talking. I made another appointment, but if the second one doesn't go any better, I won't be going back.

Second, taxes are finally done! We'll be able to take $140 off what we owe on our 2006 federal (which is probably just the accrued interest), we owe $68 to the state...and we are getting $485 from the city! I asked if they would file and refund me if I took the return down to the city income tax division, because I want to do a VICTORY DANCE in their offices. I deserve to, after all the stress of being audited, then being pinged for $300+ for 2006.

He told me I'd better not, but I FEEL VINDICATED. *gives 'em the bird*

Third, t-minus 5 days until the half-marathon of d00m. I can't wait for it to be over. I've signed up for a 4-miler for April 20th already. I bought a new mp3 player (of course I would lose my old one when I just bought nice new headphones!) and loaded a ton of songs, have maxcool clothes, good sports bra and my shoes.

Fourth, I heard the new NKOTB single, and wow. Yes. I'll have that. ;-)

Fifth, I finally got to eat at Noodles & Company! I've been wanting to try it forever, but it's so popular around here that every restaurant is packed all the time. They have small plates! And salads! And decent pad thai, once you've drowned out the Skippy-flavored peanut butter with some chili sauce.

Finally, I am just finishing Lolita, and I'm just wowed by it. If you haven't read it, if you were worried about or turned off by the subject matter, I urge you to reconsider and give it a shot. I listened to it (narrated by Jeremy Irons), and yeah, just, wow. The language is beautiful, it's brimming with wit and dark humor, and through it all is a thread of instability that yeah, wow. There is a reason this book is on all of the "best" lists. Next up is Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence. I'm not up for Ulysses quite yet.

So, how are YOU doin'?
quidditchgrrl: (Christmas)
*listens to crickets chirping* Boy, nothing like a post about serious real-life dilemmas and issues to dry up the readership, eh!? I figure, though, that it's better to acknowledge the problem, talk it out somehow, and deal with it rather than to indulge in self-denial...that river tends overrun its banks if you don't watch it.

To add to my post about song intros that put you into a mindset..."Run to You" by Bryan Adams.

I STILL haven't finished the last of my holiday shopping...I have to get my dad and his fiancee gift cards, and find them some suitable wedding present (they're getting married on the 29th). This morning I got up at 7am to go to Sam's Club (omgggggg I hate that place, so much) - we have a business membership, so we can go in starting at 7am rather than with the suburban hordes at 9:30 - and it was blissfully quiet. Went to North Market to get popcorn for my dad, then to Polaris for a special Christmas card purchase. Got the hell outta Dodge around 10am, before the previously-mentioned hordes descended.

All the time in the car gave me time to practice my singing for the wedding - they're having karaoke. I'm down to three/four songs that I'm sure I have down pat, and that are sufficiently country enough:
"She's in Love With the Boy" OR "Xxs and Oos" by Trisha Yearwood (yargh)
"Passionate Kisses" by Lucinda Williams
"Safe in the Arms of Love" by Martina McBride
"Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer

Do you know how hard it is to find upbeat country songs!? HARD! I still might do "Strawberry Wine" just 'cause I like it, and it's fluffy enough for me to sing without going the least bit sharp. Anyone have other recommendations? I refuse to do anything Faith Hill after 1996, and while I'd LOVE to do "Jolene", that might go over like a lead balloon, LOL.

Ran 3 miles today, full-stop, in 37:30. If I can get into a groove, I can run. If not, it's a tough row to hoe...I sure as hell hope that I'm in the groove when this half-marathon comes along. Cripes. My boobs are horrifically sore from not having a sports bra on - those little oranges get heavy after a couple of miles!

Now, off to catch up on LJ and read teh pr0n. Happy holidays, and stuff, ya know?

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