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pull ups

16 Mar

Two posts in one day! Must be all that awesome coffee I’ve been drinking.  Which reminds me, I should write a yelp review for that place.  I digress.

So, I recently added a 30 in 30 goal to do a pull up.  I figured, how hard can they be?  I go to the gym semi-regularly, recently upgraded my weights to 8 lbs, piece of cake!~  My ego lied to me.  I mean, yes, I’ve only been ‘training’ for this for two days, so I still have 7 months to improve.  Well, training might be overselling it; training is just attempting to do 10 of some sort of pull-up each day.  On my first day, I had to ask SH to help me figure out how I could even start.  First of all, I have to jump a little to even reach the bar.  Secondly, I have apparently, no upper body strength.  I mean, I knew I didn’t have Madonna arms, or even Michelle Obama’s, but still.. I thought I would be able to move myself a little bit.

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self-congratulatory (read: lots of exclamation points!)

7 Mar

This past weekend I completed one of my 30 in 30 goals–I attended my first yelp elite event.  Hooray for me!  The event was to attend a film festival (Cinequest) pre-party and to then see a film for free.   It was everything I thought it would be: loud, lots of people, free drinks and food.  I took SH as my date, and we mingled with some other yelpers and film folks.   We ended up chatting/hanging out with a few film directors during the pre-party, and.. well, wait.  SH did all this–he chatted them up and asked intelligent questions.  I, on the other hand, refrained from eating a lot of food and drank my beers way too quickly.  The few things I contributed to the conversations were words like “mall-rat” and “seriously?”  Eventually, I shut myself up and just listened to SH chat it up with complete strangers, while I just tried to appear cute and in control of my crazy thoughts.   Continue reading

blogging again | an introduction

14 Feb

And here is my first foray back into the blogosphere since the early 2000s–you know, back when people were using Xanga and Livejournal (and, yes, I do have accounts at both websites; and no, I won’t share them with you).   Back then, I was mostly blogging about relationships.  Now, as I  am older and infinitely wiser (okay, just older), I’d like to use this blog as a means to find balance in my life.

The past year has been full of its ups and downs, and I’ve lost a few steps along the way.  This is about finding my way back to where I was–financially, physically, and mentally (emotionally?).

So, to start, here are a few things that my blog will be about:

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