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Five Random Things December 9, 2013

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  1. It’s COLD here! I know, I know. Everyone’s making fun of us in LA. But seriously, one day last week it was 37* when I left for work! That’s cold no matter where you live!
  2. I bought my first menorah last week! Irving’s Jewish so I want Adele to grow up with both traditions! I have no idea what I’m doing, but next year, we’ll be lighting some candles! And since it is my first, I got the bedazzled one with Swarovski crystals, because… why not? It was on clearance since it was the day after Hanukkah… plus with my coupon it was a steal of deal. Let the multi-faith celebrations begin! (next year…)
  3. I’ve been listening to this over and over again. It’s incredible!
  4. Tonight, we’re having a funeral for almost our our rubber duckies in the tub. This happened. Gross!
  5. I had been having some sciatic pain over the past year, and things just didn’t feel right. I had an xray to see what’s up. I thought it was a herniated disc (and I actually still do), but it’s being caused by an extreme curve that is pinching all my nerves there!

The left image is my lower spine. And the right image is what it’s supposed to look like. Yikes! Luckily physical therapy has been going well. I’m optimistic.

Lumbar Xray - Lateral L Spine NORMAL LUMBAR SPINE - LATERAL

Tell me five random things in your life right now!

 

Trophies and Chocolate November 13, 2011

Filed under: Blogging,Random — Kelocity @ 5:06 pm
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We’ve finally been at home for a couple of weeks and we’ve been spending that time relaxing, catching up and getting lots crossed off our perpetual to-do lists. I know my posts have jumped off a cliff lately, but truth is, we’ve been kind of boring and there isn’t much going on. But we’ve got some small trips coming up that I’m sure will give me more to post about in the coming weeks.

Yesterday, we found out that the MLS Cup was going to be near our house, so we jumped in the car and drove over to see it. Irving’s a huge soccer fan and has been following the championship games religiously. We’re so excited to be going to the big game next weekend too. (Rooting for the LA Galaxy, of course).
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Woo Hooo Soccer Players! lol. Sign me up!
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This morning, we got up and went for a walk and chatted about life and other musings. Somewhere along the way, I convinced Irving to buy me this chocolate. I mean, it’s limited edition, who cares if it was $4. I can’t WAIT to break into this after dinner tonight.
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I could share pictures of the four loads of laundry we did today, or the new internal card reader I installed in my computer.  But that doesn’t make for an interesting read. I promise to make my life more exciting for you and I both in the coming weeks.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some dinner to make so I can jump right into dessert. Have a great week!

 

Random Things Thursday August 18, 2011

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I spent my evening decluttering my computer desk as well as the desktop itself! I’m not the neatest person in the world, but I really hate clutter. Just did a clean sweep and it feels so good. Just a small to-do list for the week, I’m finally caught up!

I also cleared off my camera chip, so I thought I’d share a few random things from the week:

1.) Check out this awesome screensaver CD featuring “Birds of America” from what looks like the 1980s. (But maybe it’s from the 90s, it’s hard to be sure).
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Irving had this disc in a box under his desk and I begged him to keep it because it’s just so awesome. People used to actually PAY for screen savers? Kids these days just don’t know what they’re missing.

But wait…there’s more… when you open up this “CD” case…
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…you find out that It’s a floppy disc!!! I’m sad that my current computer doesn’t have the capabilities to look at these 20 images of “Birds of America”. I may not be able to use this disc, but it sure did provide a barrel of laughs when Irving told me he actually bought this himself. LOL NERRRD!

And that’s not all… on the left side of the CD case was a film envelope. BAHAHA remember those?!?!
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2.) WHO LOVES CUPCAKES? I should probably cut back on the cupcakes… FOUR of my birthday cards this year had cupcakes on them! Everyone must know how much I LOVE them. I ❤ my friends and family!
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3.) Ah-nild Pah-mah. That’s how we say “Arnold Palmer” in Boston. Irving found these drink mixes this week. Kind of cool, right? I’m excited to try them. Never seen them before!
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4.) Pour, Bake, Eat. I saw this in Trader Joes this week and I HAD TO HAVE IT! Ready-To-Bake Brownies! The guy at the register told me that I could probably just eat it with a spoon too. Whaaaa??? I’m saving this for a rainy day.
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Three steps, people. Pour. Bake. Eat. Done.
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Guess that’s it for now.

Who else has a box of old floppy discs sitting around? I kind of want to find a drive that will open them up because I often lie in bed at night wondering about my 6th grade history papers and 7th grade poetry, don’t you? There could be good stuff on there!

 

Wings, Fries and Trolls August 10, 2011

Filed under: Dining Out,Food,Random — Kelocity @ 8:09 pm
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Ahh! I was so hungry after work today that I would have seriously ate anything you put in front of me. That kind of hunger that makes you dizzy and not nice to be around. Hi. That was me.
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But Husband to the rescue! We headed right out to find some buffalo wings and fries. I felt like I was in college. But sometimes, that’s just what you have to do.

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In other news, randomly spotted in a window on Ventura:
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We are now on night FOUR of trying to watch Meet Joe Black. It’s a good movie, but it’s pretty slow moving. We are not very good movie watchers, we easily get bored and sleepy. Let’s hope we can finish it tonight!

 

Did you have Trolls? I had a bunch. Kids these days don’t know what they’re missing!

 

Hour by Hour June 19, 2011

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Yesterday was very productive. A mix of friends, working out, relaxing and getting stuff DONE!

7a – Wake Up and Breakfast

8a – Read Twilight for two hours while Irving fixes my computer!
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I know, I know, I’m really late to the Twilight game, but I’m OBSESSED now! It’s SO good!

10a – Walk to Trader Joe’s for some much needed groceries.

11a – Worked on my Travel Scrapbook! Got pages done for Helsinki, Stockholm, Tallin, Egypt and Dubai! I’ll definitely share them when they’re ready!

1p – Lunch (Salad, Trail Mix and Pickles)! I love Random meals. Delicious! Trader Joes has a new Peanut Butter Cup Trail Mix and it’s pretty stellar!

2p – Workout with the Your Shape Evolved game on the XBOX! Don’t be fooled. It’s a video game, but it kicked our butts!  We’re both feeling it today! My quads, hamstrings and calves are on FIRE!
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Irving did a long workout too, and I came out to the living room to see him doing Tai Chi. What? I never thought I’d see the day. My husband doing Zen Yoga. Really? If this is what the XBOX is all about, I would have got it years ago! hee hee.
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4p – Cleaned up, prepped dinner, continued Scrapbooking.

6p – Janet came over for dinner! We made a Dream Dinner’s Meal:  Steak and Potato Kabobs on the grill. With asparagus and bread on the side. I’m not a huge steak fan, but I really loved these. I’m sad we don’t have more in the freezer!

8p – Irving went to Lowe’s to get man things, and Janet and I went to Michaels to pick up more important things like scrapbooks and craft supplies. I have all these nice travel pages, but no book to put them in. But I fixed that. So excited!

10p – Watched the pilot of Californication. We got through Weeds, Big Love and Entourage on Netflix, and now we’re starting this one. Is it any good?

10:30p – Lights out!

 

Happy Father’s Day to my Dad and my Papa!! Love you!!

 

I Hoard Dri-Fit Shirts… May 10, 2011

Filed under: Random,Workout — Kelocity @ 7:54 pm
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Today was free coffee day at Coffee Bean. And I was very excited about an afternoon pick-me-up.
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I tried the Mocha Mint Chip. It tasted ok, but for all the sugar in it, it wasn’t very sweet. And it had an artificial flavor to it. I drank it in 10 minutes flat, but it left a lot to be desired. Needless to say, after drinking it, I felt sluggish and unmotivated.

Good thing I have healthy friends who inspire me.

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I grabbed my weights and tried to find a workout on demand…. but Time Warner pretty much stinks.
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So I made up my own weight routine while I caught up on some Secret Life.
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I haven’t lifted in a really long time, so I was fatigued earlier than normal. But I’ll just have to build it all back up again and hope for the best.

-Bicep Curls 20 reps x 2
-Tricep Dips 20 reps x2
-Lateral Raises 20 reps x2
-Crunches x 50
-Pushups (on knees) 10×2
-Tricep Pull Backs 20 reps x2
-Squats x10
-Lunges x10 (each leg)

(all of these were done with 5lb weights).

We’re heading out for a walk now too. I love fresh summer air.

In other news, I have 31 dri-fit tshirts in my closet. 31!!! That’s crazy.
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I feel guilty getting rid of race shirts (some of them are really nice!)
What’s your favorite race shirt?
I LOVE the ragnar one! And the one from my first Marathon. =)

 

Things I Love…

Filed under: Happy,Random — Kelocity @ 7:00 am
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Pineapple/Coconut Juice
This lovely taste of heaven is 100% juice. I feel like I’m on a tropical island when I drink it. It’s sweet and refreshing. Not easy on the calorie scale, but it tastes like dessert anyways, so why not, right? I’ve been having it in place of dessert this week. So I guess it evens out.
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One Pan Meals
As I said before, we don’t “cook”, we “assemble”. And one-pan meals make it happen. I love a good stirfry with easy cleanup.
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Candles that Smell like Cupcakes
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Fun Socks
It’s rare that I wear socks that aren’t dri-fit, so when I do, I enjoy being cozy in them!
I’ve had these since High School!
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His & Hers
Beer and Root Beer
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Coming home to vacuumed floors…
…that the Roomba vacuumed for you! Winning!
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What are you loving so far this week?

 

 
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