Tuesday, November 6, 2012

this and that...

The Sandy 15….



That’s what I heard it called on z100 this morning. The Sandy 15….like the Freshman 15 I guess only more tragic. At least I’m not alone, at least I know that there is just something about a natural disaster that makes all self control fly right out the window and almost every last one of us dive head first into a bag of enchilada flavored Doritos…..

Oh wait….the Doritos incident was yesterday…..the storm was last Monday….what’s that you say? I have no more excuses? Omg I cannot be stopped. I am so disgusting. What is my problem? Seriously. All motivation is gone. I think the hibernation effect produced by not having electricity for 5 days combined with the time change, the cold weather and imminent long, frigid winter has turned me into the ultimate sloth….I’d like to say I’m ok with it…like hey, what’s a few bags of cheetos and a case of wine on this long road we call life? It’s winter after all! As members of the animal kingdom, it would be unnatural for us humans not to pack on a few more pounds when winter is approaching in the name of insulation….I mean won’t I be glad I wolfed down that whole melting pint of haagen dazs in one fell swoop in the event that we are struck by the next Ice Age this year….or something? Did somebody say my point is not valid because of global warming? Shut up, Al Gore. Pass me a spoon.

I lost 10 lbs on that soup diet I did a few weeks ago and I felt AWESOME the entire time….I felt like I could take on the world…energetic, healthy, positive, inspired….and then the shit hit the fan and….well…..this is a cry for help.

I can’t blame it on Sandy anymore, I have to get off my ever expanding ass, get back on the soup diet, get back in the gym (the little voice in my head says "But now? Why now?? It's almost thanksgiving for crying out loud! And Veteran's Day is in 6 days! That is traditionally a big eating holiday, no? What about Christmas????? My girl Ree will be so upset if I don't make her cinnamon rolls (and eat half a pan mysef)...") ...

Death to the little voice, I say. I feel like a turd.

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Hey!!! Does anybody know about any super fun holiday blog swaps going on this year? If you do, please leave me some suggestions in the comments! I had so much fun last year doing Raven & Lindsey's's Glitz Who Stole Christmas swap, I'd love to do some more this year! So far, I am signed up for a super fun ornament swap hosted by Erin & Jessah but I'd love to do a couple more. point me in the right direction, ladies!

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Did you vote? I did. I was out there at 6 freakin' 15 in the morning with the fate of this free nation resting squarely on my shoulders (drama.). I live in a blue state, so chances are pretty good that whether I dragged my ass out of bed with the birds this morning and went to vote or not, New York will go blue, and I'm stoked about that. Still, especially in this election where everything seems to be so running so close, I felt it was even more important than ever just to make sure my small, whispering voice was heard. There are some very important issues hanging in the balance this year folks and the candidates could not have more differing views on these issues. Go vote. But only if you're voting for my guy....KIDDING. I'm just kidding. Relax.....vote regardless. It's more important than ever.



In related news, am I the only one who feels like they have to get to the polls as early as possible in order to make their vote "count"? I know that's stupid, but my husband was all "why don't you just go vote when you get home later instead of getting up at 6am like a mental patient?" and I was all "no. what is the point of voting when half the precincts already reported and the state has already been called?"....am I right or am I right? I mean, I know i'm not technically right. even the votes that come in at 8:59pm have to count, but....oh whatever ok? I never claimed to make sense.

I would like to make one small complaint about my polling place though....no stickers?? Come on people. What's up with that? We all know the only reason I vote is to get the sticker.



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13 comments:

Kim said...

I am obsessed with the words that you write. Let's go to the gym together, eh? I totally (like a mother flipping idiot) signed myself up for a 5k on Thanksgiving Day. Have I ever run, EVER? No. Did I give myself 4 weeks to prepare for a 5k on the DAY OF FOOD DELICIOUSNESS? Yes. This will end in a shitshow of epic proportions BUT it forced me to get off my ever-expanding lazy ass and go to the gym...sometimes. So. There's that.

Also, with you on the early votes. NH is all "primary central" and our measly 4 electoral votes somehow "symbolically" mean something during actual elections, so I'm always trying to get my symbolism in as early as possible before the jerks on TV are all "I KNOW NEW HAMPSHIRE> THEY ARE GOING..." but they never guess right. We're too darn plucky.

PS: Glad to see you blogging again. I missed you in blogland.

Courtney B said...

Listen... I'm going to comment and then get off my lazy pregnant (expanding, aaaahh!!) bum and go to spin. So you better do something today, too! :) (But then I'm going to come home and eat all the junk I see because I have NO SELF CONTROL! And I don't have a storm to blame it on....)

Kim Orpin said...

My place didn't have stickers either! What's up with that?!

And I've been super lazy because I'm finally getting over my sickness. I should be eating healthy and working out, but I'm eating leftover Halloween candy as I type.

noreenmarie said...

Oh, I so know what you mean. The hurricane has been long gone, but *I* haven't recovered. I didn't have to deal with no power for days like you, nor have any bad damage but it REALLY wore me down, just made me sad and depressed, just seeing all the devastation. So what do I do when I'm depressed? I eat. ha. I think I gained 4 lbs over the past 8 days. And I have NO motivation to work out. :( (I write this as I'm drinking wine, naturally)
I suppose I'll get my ass back on track soon.

Jess Casey said...

I hate Sandy too. That horrible weekend I packed on 6 lbs. Luckily I know how to get it off by starving/eating right through out the week lol!!!

Amber said...

You lost me at no stickers. Seriously,what is the freaking point?!

Niki Caron said...

Oh girl! You are not alone with the Sandy 15! I said last week that everyone's going to be fat or pregnant after this! I feel disgusting. I actually did Zumba yesterday (which, getting up off my lazy a** is a lot for me). But I am SURE you look amazing. Sometimes we're the hardest on ourselves.

Busy Becka said...

I want to do a swap too. I'm working on something right now. Well after I wake up from the sleep I'm going back to

Busy Becka said...

I'll iMessage u

Lisamarie said...

I would so gain weight if stuck inside during a hurricane. I gain weight regardless of the circumstances. And unlike you, I half encouraged my blog readers not to vote... under specific circumstances... I'm not sure people took my advice though. Hahaha. Just kidding. Kind of.

Elle Sees said...

sandy 15!! haha. so glad y'all are ok though. bless your heart. i can't even imagine. we had snow in atl (an amt that most would scoff at) and the city shut down. it felt like the end of the world and we had electricity, hot water, and the like. what idiots, right? like i said, i can't imagine.

Alisa Marie said...

I haven't been trapped in from a Hurricane lately, but I've been eating like a maniac! What in the world is wrong with me?? HAHA!!

Ali W. said...

Hahaha I love your blog. You are hilarious! Don't feel bad...we have had boring weather over here and I still can't stop eating chocolate and whatever other sugar is in the same place I am. It's terrible. AND the Holidays are coming...omgsh.