Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lack of Motivation

I am feeling incredibly unmotivated lately. Is unmotivated even a word? Well, whatever, it is now. I’m unmotivated in EVERY aspect of my life too. School, exercise, work, blogging, etc etc. See! I’m even unmotivated when it comes to listing what it is I’m unmotivated towards.

The point is I need to get back on track. This whole sitting in front of the tv snacking for hours on end must STOP.

What do you all do to get your butts in gear? OR if you want to be lazy like me go ahead and peruse this hipster puppy tumblr I stumbled upon this morning: http://hipsterpuppies.tumblr.com/. OR take this color career test: http://www.careerpath.com/career-tests/. Which just happens to be the second career test I’ve taken in the past two months that says I should be a secretary.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

She could talk to dolphins!!

I’m part of a book club and several months ago somebody picked Twilight as our book of the month. We try and choose a variety: some classics, nonfiction, modern fiction, etc. Anyway, somebody decided to throw mindless fiction in there. Not that I really have a problem with that because it was an easy read and I had a good time making fun of it and the movie, which we watched as a group while drinking red wine. I also enjoyed reading parts out loud to Chuckles forcing him to leave the room therefore leaving the couch all to myself. Jackpot.

We ended up getting into a discussion about what romantic books/movies we were overly obsessed with when we were teenagers. Of course, the typical answer for somebody my age is Titanic, but I only saw Titanic once and could barely follow the plot thanks to the incredibly annoying girl sitting in front of me who was crying so hard she had hiccups.

So here’s my confession: my obsession was with a book called The Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engel. Here is how I described it to my friends: “ It’s about a teenage girl on her summer vacation who can communicate with dolphins and there are three different guys fighting over her: the college guy, the rich guy, and the boy next door. AND she’s NERDY.”

Of course, my friends were doubtful about the whole talking to dolphins aspect of it, but I’m telling you it was AWESOME. Apparently, there was a whole other story line about her grandpa dying and, well, actually, death seems to be a theme in the book. But I completely overlooked the boring death parts for the BOYS. AND it was apparently made into a TV movie starring Mischa Barton. I’m kicking myself for missing that one.

Did anyone else have a similar Twilight obsession when they were a teenager?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Poor, Ugly, Deformed Feet

I didn’t run as many miles this past week because I have midterms coming up, but I am still working out regularly. I am encountering a problem though. I am getting HUGE calluses on the sides of my big toes. Everything I have read on this says that I am wearing the wrong size shoe. This BLOWS because it’s not like I have a money tree in my back yard and can buy a brand new pair of running shoes when the ones I’m wearing now are only six months old.

The calluses only really hurt when I wear high heels, but I wear high heels ALL THE TIME! There is no way I am going to let running interfere with my shoe hobby. No. Way. Not to mention the calluses are making my feet look even more deformed than they already are (Chuckles has always been creeped out by my long toes)…so I need to get this fixed before summer comes. I would feel way too guilty getting a pedicure right now – nobody should have to touch my feet.

There is a place by Green Lake called Jock and Jill that I want to check out because they analyze you while you run to determine exactly what shoes you should be wearing, which is apparently what I need. Anyway, if I have any extra time in the next month or, for that matter, money just lying around just dying to be spent I’ll be heading to Jock and Jill to be told what shoes I should be wearing.