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Thursday, May 1, 2008

It's On Like Donkey Kong!

Heather has challenged me to go down my list of blogs and leave a comment on each and every one of them. What? Doesn't she realize I have some good television I need to be watching or about a zillion other things I could be procrastinating over!! Here it is I thought she actually read my blog!! I'm up for it though. I started this looking for comments and I'll take the lead and be a giver. Just don't tell my husband I'm switching over to the giver team. It's taken me almost 13 years to get him to FINALLY leave me alone and realize I don't like to give...oh wait this doesn't need to go there!!

Moving on to other things. Here's a little bit of an update on my list of things I wanted to accomplish in 60 days. I finished my book and will have a review on it in a bit. I'm now reading this super awesome book called Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. Let me tell you this one is a page turner. I don't want to put it down but I also don't want to finish it too fast because it's one of those that I will be sad when I'm done with it if that makes any sense. This one is about a school shooting and it is just so well written and gives so many different perspectives like the victims, their parents, friends of the shooter, the shooter himself, and his parents just to name a few. I haven't read something this good in a very long time and I thought the book I just finished was pretty good!

I'm doing really good on my working out! Bet you thought you wouldn't hear that out of Miss Likes To Sit On Her Lazy Ass Eating Cupcakes And Cookies And Pretty Much Anything Junkie While Watching Mindless Television! I actually went to a slide class last Thursday AND again today at the gym! I've been going downstairs and walking/running on the treadmill, using the elliptical and using some 5 lb weights with my arms while doing sit-ups on the big round ball if not every day then there isn't any more than one day between.

I tried to use the Blowflex O'doom once but just wasn't feeling it. I figure if I can just get a cardio routine carved out I could go to that later. I haven't weighed myself at all this week. That makes a big difference. I find that when I weigh myself and the number doesn't say what I think it should or want it to then I get discouraged. I'm gauging my progress by whether or not I can squeeze my booty into a pair of pants I couldn't the week before. That's working out pretty good! I wore a pair of capris today and someone actually told me they looked cute on me. w00t!

Of course I forgot to take pictures of this but I managed to enlist the help of A1 during his spring break to clean out the front landscaping I was griping about. It was over run with weeds and looked pretty much like crap. The typical after winter look. We spent an entire day digging out weeds and cleaning that up. It looks 10x better than it did. I guess I could take a picture of it now but that'll have to wait til the morning. I want to put plastic down and add new mulch but that's another story (read: I'll have to bitch and moan about it for about a month to the hubby before he relents!).

I half assed cleaned the fish tank out downstairs. I swear it was so gross I was running on the treadmill feeling sorry for the guy. I really wanted to take him out and dump it so I could clean it all out but my husband wouldn't fish him out for me. I hate that part because he's so squirmy and it makes me squeal! I decided a little clean up was better than nothing though. The sides were so covered with green muck that you couldn't hardly see in there. I got a scrub brush (read: toilet scrubber because I couldn't find anything else) and cleaned all four sides and his filter.

I didn't clean the rocks and that's why I'm saying it was half assed. They are all supposed to be red but they look more like red and black mixed. You really have to get up close to be able to tell they aren't black rocks and really just mounds of fish poo. Yeah, I'm aware of how disgusting that is. Have you forgotten I'm lazy and I'm waiting out the husband on that one since he's the fish guy?? I guess I can't scratch it completely off my list. Maybe later I'll get around to the rocks. Don't hold your breath on that one though.

I know there are other accomplishments to tell you about but right now I'm pooped, don't feel like going back and rereading the list, and since I came home and ran on the treadmill for 30 minutes AFTER doing my slide class like a dumb ass, I pretty much feel like somebody drop kicked me in the crotchital region from all that sliding back and forth or probably just physical movement in general. (Did, I, overuse, comas, in that, sentence, or what??!!) I can seriously hear my bath tub calling me. Hell, I may just sleep in there.

So consider this a friendly warning from me to you - don't be alarmed in the morning when you hear this primal screaming coming from somewhere off in the distance. It'll just be me trying to get out of bed or seriously the bath tub because I got stuck in there.....it'll be before 8 a.m. though since that's another thing I'm doing good on!

I'll proofread this later. I've got a serious hitch in my giddy-up and can't sit here any longer!

14 Comments:

Backpacking Dad said...

This is me, 5 blogs down the list already.

Heather said...

Awesome, backpacking dad. Your blog is actually one I've been to before. I'll be back. To leave annoying comments. And, since this is your comment section DeeDee, good job on sticking to it, and getting some stuff done! WooHoo! Now I need to get my own heiney into gear. Too bad somebody else's dump is sucking up all my time! Erggggg.

Meg (Mad Woman) said...

The lovely Heather has challenged us all, so here I am leaving my comment. Although I frequent your blog anyway :)

Stefanie said...

Well, you just picked up a new reader! SNAP! I like your drinkin' cussin' style and anyone who puts a reference to Donkey Kong in their title is my kind of woman!

Heather said...

Oh you just wait! DeeDee is great at pulling "random" references to awesome stuff straight outta her ass! I love it.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Y'all and your challenge to make it through the whole list is cracking me up! Good luck, and I hope you are able to come out the other side without being cross-eyed.

Cleaning fish tanks is the epitome of suck, btw. I spent the whole morning cleaning up the carnage of an accidental kill off in our saltwater tank. Stupid chemical reactions killed over $100 worth of fish. I'm kind of still crying about it.

THopgood said...

Love'n your blog!

MereCat said...

That list is amazing! I bumbled over here from Backpacking Dad, and wow, what a find. I really enjoyed the fish tank bit. I used to live in guilt at how badly my tank needed cleaning, so I can relate.

ZooKeeper said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by. I actually beat you to it. I stopped here on Friday and left a comment on your "Blog rolling with my homies" post.
:) Backpacking Dad sent me your direction when I thanked him for visiting my space. He informed me that it was because of you that he happened upon my wee space in the blogosphere. So thanks again and I really enjoy what I have read of your blog. I will be back. You have been warned.

Chantel said...

Wow, I wondered if a group of you were on a Blog Rampage or something. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, the pink coat is awesome, I get a lot of attention when I wear it.

Dana Whitaker said...

I am proud to have been commented on by DeeDee. My name is Dana, and I am a comment junkie.

I read "Nineteen Minutes," and it was intense. Very well written and gripping, but also a bit draining. I think much of Jodi Picoult's work is like that; they are total page turners, and you feel like you've run a marathon when you get to the end of the story.

Becs said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! Good luck with your challenge!

Mumma Boo said...

Yahoo! Another person who gauges progress by the way the pants fit and not the scale! Scales are so friggin' depressing. Good for you for sticking to the gym routine. As an official 4 gym membership drop-out, I applaud and envy your perserverance! (And I love your blog - you're an excellent writer!)

Amber said...

I bought one of these suction thingys from petsmart to clean my fish tank, but honestly, the best thing to clean the tank with? A pleco....[however it's spelled] fish. Just make sure there's enough algae in the tank (sounds like you have that covered already though) or else they starve and die. Yeah, I had that happen to me. Apparently my tank was too clean.