Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thursday Thoughts

1. It's been like two or three weeks since I've seen Dirty Dancing.  That's a long time for me to go without happening upon it, and in my birthday month too! Cue the tiny violins, I feel sad inside. It's not the same when I have to pull the DVD out and work the machine. The thrill is discovering it's on TV and pouncing on it.

2. I have a really busy three months ahead, and by busy I mean more going on than usual. I'm not into the glorification of busy. Busy is a drug people are addicted to. You know those people who always just have so much going on and say it like they are very glamorous, important, and put upon?  I mean, most of us have a lot of stuff going on, am I right? There is no glamour in over scheduling. The trick is to still manage to relax and take care of yourself as life is happening around you. I'm into the glorification of that for sure.
Via
Wow, that was a tangent. Anyway...I'm very disciplined about carving out time for me and what I need to do at home (including doing nothing, see above re: taking care of yourself) and saying no to things that take away from that time. Balance is crucial to me, it's similar to what religion is to other people. Sometimes it can't be helped and weekends away back into each other, etc. That's what's coming at me. While I'm excited about everything coming I'm also feeling the crunch in advance, like my balance is starting to tip.

3. Maxi skirt time is upon us! The time in which I try on all the maxi skirts and dresses and look like a squat turd in each one. But like knee high boots, I try them on every year to no avail. The prints entice me but I hate every one of them.

4. I drink coffee a lot, but this week I am like a coffee machine. I can't get enough.

5. My main hag Kathy Biatchi at Vodka & Soda is great on health and fitness: she's realistic, not pushy, and uses terms like fitness boner. REAL TALK with Kathy Biatchi, you guys. I keep telling her to make it a radio show.

6. Currently reading and enjoying:
7. Do you want to slow your spending roll in a certain area? Join me and Marla from Luck Fupus for the April Wallet Watch. It's not a spending freeze so don't get your knickers in knot about not being able to do it. Click here to read my post on it.

8. Speaking of Marla...homegirl won the Wego Health Hilarious Health Activist Award last week because she fucking rocks. Congratulations friend! I'm heading to paint pottery and be ladies who lunch with Marla and her sister Brie from A Breezy Life on Saturday. Don't laugh when my pottery looks like a serial killer did it. I am not arty.
Straight up pilfered from www.luckfupus.com 
9. My long-time friend Gwen who blogs over at Confessions of a Gila Monster could use some good juju from you this week if you're into that sort of thing. She's crucial to my life, so please check her post out today and give her a shout.
10. I sit on a throne of lies. Yesterday I said I triumphantly gave up on The Following. Last night I watched two episodes On Demand while MFD was sleeping. Because...Kevin Bacon.
11. Ecard of the week, and F U cold temps, you are casting shadows on my soul and making me cranky:

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37 comments:

  1. I have been busier than normal and trying to take time for myself to otherwise I'd go crazy. Coffee is life!! What is up with Dirty Dancing not being on, there should be a channel that plays it 24/7.

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  2. I totally don't believe in the glorification of busy. I like to be busy--but I also like afternoon naps and sitting around doing nothing. I will always carve out time for myself. And I've gotten a lot better about saying no.

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  3. I've never even tried on a maxi skirt because I'm already convinced that they won't look good on me. You're braver than I am, with persisting through the trying on phase. I hate trying on clothes so I don't do it unless I'm already pretty sure I'm in love with whatever it is...

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  4. I hate when people act like their "busyness" is more important than everything else. There's no happiness in that if you don't have time to cook dinner or sleep in, right?
    Also, I don't think I"ll ever wear a maxi skirt. I think they add 10 pounds and why would people want to intentionally do that?

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  5. glorification of busy? i gots no time fo' dat. what i do have time for: doing nothing and drinking wine without pants. let me know what you think of Lamb; that's such a hilarious book!! and thanks for the shoutout...kathy biatchi podcast is in the works. maybe no podcast but a weekly series thing? still brewing.....

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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  6. I hate busy, and I have busy time coming up, as well. Don't get me wrong, a lot of it is fun busy (ie: Saturday!) but there is nothing better than a day of becoming one with the couch wearing the same thing you slept in and Roku binging all the live long day.
    I do like maxi skirts. I don't like shorts/short skirts on me (anything above the knee), plus it's a way for me to wear a skirt without having to sit like a lady. Or shave my legs as often. But hey, they aren't for everyone, to each their own!
    I'm excited for Wallet Watch, although yesterday looking over my planner, the freeze doesn't seem feasible. So I will come up with some guidelines instead of just stealing yours lol. I'm even trying to get Steve on board.
    I heart Gwen Coco!
    Thanks for the shout out! :-P

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  7. It is ALWAYS better to find your favorite movie on TV! And I'm the same way with the maxis, and knee high boots. I keep hoping one day, but no.

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  8. I love stopping the glorification of busy. My schedule is consistently packed and I get so frustrated when people who I know have more free time than me make terrible excuses because of poor time management.

    Sarah
    aroseinthecity0.blogspot.com

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  9. I love stopping the glorification of busy. My schedule is consistently packed and I get so frustrated when people who I know have more free time than me make terrible excuses because of poor time management.

    Sarah
    aroseinthecity0.blogspot.com

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  10. Balance is your religion - love it! I have been wanting to say that I was busy lately and I realize that I'm really not, but I am having trouble getting it all done. I find that having a more exact term for my complaining makes me sound less whiny and still lets me vent. I am way too excited for maxi dress season. Since I am oddly shaped, the only ones I like have some elastic at the waist to create shape and reduce the potato-sack look that most give me. Keep trying. There is nothing better than basically wearing a nightgown in public!

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  11. I HATE being busy, I despise it so I completely under schedule all the time.

    Kathy should just rename her blog that, it's catch and I like it!

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  12. Because...Kevin Bacon may be the best reason for just about anything, totally understandable.

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  13. Lamb is great - laughed out loud!
    I am a Scorpio; there is NO BALANCE.

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  14. I can't stand when people overuse the word busy. Everyone is busy. Everyone has things to do.

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  15. There is nothing worse than not having ME time. I know it leads me to miss out on some things, but, if I did it ALL then I'd be doing it all while feeling miserable and what's the point of that?!
    Don't you ever say you're giving up The Following again. DO YOU HEAR ME?!

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  16. I've been wanting to read Lamb for a bit, you'll have to let me know what you think when you're all done with it!

    And amazing news about your friend, Marla! That's awesome :)

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  17. Healing lights and positive energy to Gwen. I love not being busy, so many years of running around like a nut. I still have to tell myself to slow down and that I am not in a hurry. Balance is wonderful. Warm weather makes me a nicer person. What is helping now is the sun shining. Grateful to still have some wood pellets for the pellet stove. Need to get more. I cannot watch The Following, too tense and ugly. I do love The Blacklist, tho.
    Have a happy day and easily accomplish everything you need and want to accomplish(affirmation)
    Love your MOMMA

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  18. You'll be glad to know my 2 year old niece LOVES Dirty Dancing. It's the only movie she will sit and watch! It's probably just the music but i will take it!!
    The first season of The Following was so good but this one didn't catch my attention at all....

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  19. I haven't seen Dirty Dancing in SO long! My students actually asked if we could watch it today. Of course I told them no but I thought that was pretty random. I so wish I could love maxi skirts & dresses. I love them on other people but either a)they are awkwardly short cause I'm tall or b)I just feel so constricted. I like shorter dresses & skirts because I just feel so free.

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  20. I love Kevin Bacon. can't help it. also #3 YES i do the same exact thing. BUT WHY?

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  21. I watched the last two episodes of The Following last night too- it's getting good again!

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  22. hahaha I actually have black sweatpants with bright yellow letters down the leg that say "cranky pants" and I love them. Got them on etsy. She also has 'bossy pants' and 'sassy pants.' Best purchase ever.
    I totally agree about being busy - I love to do nothing. I have to have 1 weekend a month dedicated to me and my dog. it just has to happen.

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    1. Just in case you want to get some before the spending freeze: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsFromJess?ref=l2-shop-info-name

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  23. I deleted all of The Following I had dvr'd. I just got too behind and realized I don't have any cares for it. Wah wah.

    Kathy is my long distance life/fitness coach. Even though she forced me to stop eating triscuits, I still adore her.

    And everything you said in #2 is my new life and I love it.

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  24. Duddddde, I'm #2 right now. I find myself always say lately, "I'm just so busy", but I feel like an asshole. I definitely need some balance, stat! I'm not crafty either, so just drink? haha

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  25. Lamb is one of my favorite books ever, ditto on the Gwen juju, and last but not least, I'm sad that you can't rock maxis. I love them.

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  26. Maxi skirts! I can't wear them because I'm 6 feet tall and they just aren't maxi enough. I wish I could though. They look so comfy!

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  27. Dirty Dancing is one of my favorite movies ever...and drinking coffee while watching it is always fun too :)
    natalie @ findingmyownvoice7.blogspot.com

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  28. Well, The Following IS an awesome show. I love it, even though it creeps me out.

    I don't wear skirts. Maybe I should. But I mainly wear jeans or capris when it gets hot.

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  29. Yeah maxi skirts! I have one from when I was pregnant and now when I wear it it makes me feel like I look pregnant. I'm sure it doesn't really, but its the feeling I get! I have been drinking extra coffee this week, too! Must be a need to help us get through this last week of winter!!!

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  30. YES to watching The Following!!

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  31. Thanks for the love! I'm cracking up at your throne of lies and The Following. And I love that ecard.

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  32. I haven't seen Dirty Dancing in a long time. I wonder what Chris would say if I suggested we watch it. He would either laugh and call me lame...or think it was the best idea ever. It could go either way.

    I have never purchased a maxi skirt or dress because I think I look ridic in them!!! Like, I think they are so cute on other people. I love all the different prints. But on me?? NO! But that wont stop me from trying them on this weekend when I go shopping...just like you apparently!

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  33. To maxi skirts - AMEN! I do the same thing. Every. SIngle. Year. And the sad thing... in my head I think I got smaller or soemthing... NOT THE CASE! I laugh though. I am very short, so some of the skirts could be tube top dresses on me. Those can be fun laughs in the dressing room... I really wish one would look good. I would totally rock it with my converse. Just saying.... And congrats to Marla!

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  34. I totally need to bite the bullet and join the April fun. I think I want to do a full blown spending freeze and only buy essentials for the full month. I'm so afraid I'm going to fail...but what if I succeed?! What if I find it easier than I thought and I do it for April and May? What if I'm so good at it, I get out of debt?! I'm 95% sure I'm going to at least attempt it...

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