Thursday, December 15, 2005

Strange work-out day

Today my workout was successful in spite of myself. First, I lifted. I am trying to get over a newfound aversion to lifting weights. I don't know where this came from - I am not afraid of getting bulky (but at the first sign of a big neck, you better let me know). I used to do it 3x a week and loved it - you can do it at home while you watch tv, what's better than that? Lately, I've been dreading it, so it fell by the wayside. Not good, 'cause my wedding dress shows a lot of arm. Then, I went for a swim. On my way down, I realize I forgot to take off my engagement ring. It's already a little loose on me, so I put it on my fattest finger and figured it can only help my stroke by making sure I keep my fingers together (not the time for jazz hands). I then realize I forgot my swim cap. I figure I can do without it this time, hop in the pool and start out without my much needed goggles and earplugs. Sheesh! After the swim, I run on the treadmill. I liked this because with wet hair, I was cooler for longer. About 1/2 way through, a girl gets on the elliptical in front of me and let's just say, her tight t-shirt was not effective in doubling as a very important undergarment she "forgot" to wear. Without using my favorite phrase "train wreck", which I use too much, I can only say that if there was a photo of this going back to the jury - I'd have to object to it on obscenity grounds. I thought I was going to loose an eye. Despite all this, I got through my very long workout, and even did some stretching. Here's my latest endorsement of a product up to the level of my Columbia jacket (gasp!, I know!) Yoga for Athletes rocks! I have the deluxe version which has the following workouts: regular + relaxation, power emphasis, flexibility emphasis, and 6 mini workouts that are sport specific. I am familiar with most of the poses he goes through (they are fairly basic), but when I use the sport specific workouts, I stretch muscles I didn't know I could reach. Maravilloso!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Another spectacular season...of reality tv

Actually, all I watch is Project Runway. Love it! This season has great talent. I'm pulling for the Eng girl who likes her clothes to be "well researched," whatever that means. There are a number of people to watch, though. I already like this season better than last - the bar has been raised this time around, notwithstanding the guy who completely broke down after challenge two and was crying in front of the judges while he wailed that fashion meant so much to him. Train wreck. Tonight they made a design for "My Scene" barbie. I guess "My Scene" barbie is like 16-18 and hip. I'm really out of touch with barbie - are 16-18 year olds buying these, or are they for young girls to play with teenager barbies instead of women barbies? The designers had to come up with a new concept for her and show it off on a model (blonde wig included) and make a smaller version for the barbie. While the runway show was going on, the designers were sitting there holding their little styled up barbies.

Side note: last I heard about the Katie Holmes/ Tom Cruise saga was that her father was drafting the pre-nup. One look at this article on celebrity pre-nups and I understand why it's taking him so long to draft it. Apparently, they are agreeing to weight limits for the wife, random drug testing by either spouse, and many more unbelievable things!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


I've had an annoying day, so rather than whine about all the things I want to whine about, I will write about my wedding. I have 2 reasons for doing this: 1) I'm excited about it, and 2) hopefully I will be inspired to do some more much needed planning of it.
All our save-the-date / announcements have gone out and now everyone knows we are getting married in Yosemite at the Ahwahnee Hotel. We sent out puzzle boxes (also known as secret boxes) with a ribbon inside. You had to figure out that you needed to wrap the ribbon around something to read the writing. The writing then directed you to our website and the final answer of where we are getting married. We did it this way because certain people were already complaining about traveling. (It may come as a surprise to you, as it did to me, that not all wedding news is happy news for everyone.) No matter where we had it - SOMEONE had to travel, so we are making everyone travel to Yosemite. The fact that it was a surprise and no one expected Yosemite - diffused it a little. Plus, once you see pictures of the hotel and the park - only grinches can really complain. Here are some particularly lovely photos by QT Luong. We are getting married outside - with a waterfall in the background. April and May are peak waterfall months, so it should be roaring!