asked C to buy the madewell voucher so that i’d have two. (only 1 per person allowed).
signed in to his account, assuming that he was too lazy to. tried to purchase the voucher multiple times thinking the website was being glitchy and then realized he bought it. yay. i <3 madewell. and c.
I have given up on buying fresh shrimp because it’s expensive and farm-raised.
I recently learned a great tip for getting the fishiness out of frozen seafood. Place your frozen seafood in milk (or cream) in a sealed container and thaw over night. really does wonders. I like to rinse it off before I’m about to cook it, but I have heard of people rinsing before putting it in the milk.
Had some heartburn/”chest pain” that wouldn’t go away. My paranoid doctor sister pushed for me to go to urgent care to rule out a pulmonary embolism (since I am on birth control) and unfortunately her friend had chest pain for a week before heading to the ER to find out that she did in fact have a PE.
Opted for a blood d-dimer test first. Unfortunately it came back elevated and sigh had to get a CT scan to rule it out for sure. I believe in preventative medicine, I had to keep on reminding myself as I paid my ridiculous diagnostic testing fee.
I had to sit for an HOUR with an IV needle just chillin in my arm because of a protocol about re-verifying the test doctor with my doctor (who was off that day). IV needles are so FATTTTTTTTTTT.
Anyway, the CT itself was meh what you expect. Fun fact: 1 CT is the equivalent of the amount of radiation you would typically be exposed to in 3 years. What really threw me off was the contrast flush! The tech described it as a hot flash. lol it was pretty awful - a huge hot pee running from your chest to your toes. Props the menopausal women of the world.
Anyway, I’m alive. : ) no PE, just some random scarring in my lungs.
Cars are one thing my dad does not mind investing in. Nothing crazy - Honda Accord and Acura TL. But my dad sure does take care of them - car wash every 2 weeks, leather lotion, etc.
And for my entire life I have been spoiled with above average vehicles. It wasn’t until today when I had to drive C’s busted ass 10 year old stock Toyota Avalon that I’ve realized how good I’ve had it. Tinted windows! Who knew how crucial tinted windows are. Although I do admit, despite it being freakishly sunny/hot during the day - headlights sure are more clear and I definitely have an easier time backing out of my spot in the garage at work.
Happy 2013. And the new year means dieting. I have realized that not everyone is as fortunate as I am to be brought up in a healthy environment and to have pretty good metabolism genes,
but here are my thoughts:
No matter what stage you are in your life, you’ll always feel your largest”.
My coworkers look at me and say “oh you’re so skinny because of your metabolism”. I’m sorry but even my metabolism can’t keep up with 5000 calories days. And yea I do have good genes, but I am the way I am because I work my ass off at the gym and I make smart food decisions. Although lately I have been slacking and I’ll probably have to diet like everyone else. But just saying. It’s not easy.
1. Managing your weight (like many other things) is a constant process. Duh, but really. I remember after I would eat 2 donuts I would feel like crap and tell myself “well f it, I already ate this much. It’s too late now.” And I’d binge for the rest of the day. What I wish I had thought was “hey, I made a crappy decision. But it’s okay. I can make a good one next time” if you eat like crap for lunch. Eat less for dinner. Choose water instead of juice. Exercise lol. It’s a never ending battle - just have to be smart and reasonable. And try to appreciate how you look now - maybe you’ll gain weight lol
2. Some studies have shown that if you’re having trouble losing weight, you should first focus on maintaining your weight. What are you going to do to not gain any more weight? What substitutions or cut backs are you going to make? A great example is that my coworker decided to not eat fast food during the week. That just shows you how naive I am. I was shocked when she told me that she ate fast food every day. But yea! Great example
3. Lift weights. I hate it when I see girls doing 14 pound chest presses. Do 30!!! But really, lift more. Lift 5 more than you think you can. You’ll be surprised. And you keep on burning calories well after you’re done.
Yup, that’s it. Don’t give up! Don’t be a victim. If you’re genetically destined to be heavier, make smarter choices. I am genetically destined to have crap shit teeth and I will make a conscious effort to brush and floss extra!! Haha this being said 3 root canals later - everyone’s human.
I have great friends. When I first started cooking they bought me a standing mixer. I know, awesome friends. Also got a food processor and food chopper from S recently. My kitchen is pretty fancy right now.
But when it comes down to it. I usually don’t wanna bust out the big guns because I don’t feel like taking the extra effort to wash everything. There are a lot of things that make life easier, but at what price. I’m such a lazy mofo what is wrong with me.
It’s creating little monsters like the #cutforbiebs hysteria.
And I’m scared for my future children. And hope I instill in them sound values and principles so that they will navigate through this digital world safely!!
I know I’m going to complain about how they’re always on their phone etc but ahhhhhh. I know there has always been crazy in the world, but it was never this publicly accessible thank Jesus I haven’t gotten into twitter
How to hang polos. Line up the shoulders with the hangar. Have to button the top button to help the shirt keep its shape. Don’t forget to smooth out the sleeves. Jeebus who knew I’d be doing that for C’s work clothes.
Gotta squat in public restrooms. And wipe the seat after she pees. Lol kind of weird but I do it too. Kind of unsanitary too lol.
It’s just interesting thinking about all of the things she taught me. And how one day I’ll teach my kids random “life hacks” (lol just found that website recently) like pulling the milk with the latest exp date from the back.
Bering Omega Hospice is for people with end-stage HIV/AIDs.
I have grown to love this place so much. Man in the beginning, I would whine about volunteering. Sometimes you are lucky enough you meet someone who stays alive longer than a week.
Lucius. I really like Lucius. I wonder if she knows that. I always bug her when she’s on her phone. I love hearing her stories. We have story time every time I volunteer. Crazy story time. And I know people are quick to judge - she didn’t get HIV from needles or unprotected sex.
Today I asked her if she regretted anything. Lol of course she said no. I know this is wishful thinking but I really hope she gets better enough to move out of the house like another resident I knew.
Sometimes life isn’t fair. I usually have to go to the far away offices or into work early because I don’t have kids and live in the city. Even though it’s annoying, I am very grateful for my life.
Same for taxes…people don’t want to pay for other people’s mistakes or laziness. Well people on welfare don’t get that much. If they’re buying cars or whatever crap it’s probably because their poor parents are still supporting them. Anyway I’d be glad that I make a lot of money period
But I still am in the lower income bracket so not really affected. C whines about tax rape all the time. One day I hope to too. Lol