Monday, June 7, 2010

A Trillion Bees and Similes

I'm having a rather dramatic day at work. I just threw my purse at a window like a emotionally disturbed three-year old (something I have plenty of experience with).


The last two weeks have been rather more eventful than usual and require more rambling than usual... please bear with me.

1. Lately I have been able to scratch many things off of various lists. From my New Year's list, I'm at the mid point of my weight loss goal. I'm now back to where I was before I got pregnant with Rou. Only 10 more till I'm back to where I was when I got married nearly 6 years ago. yesssss. I should really be thankful for the stomach flu I got last week.

Speaking of the stomach flu.

2. The timing *could* have been better. I spent the entire night before my Zumba certification workshop puking like a co-ed in Miami on her first spring break. Nevertheless, I wasn't going to miss the workshop (especially since I'd already paid for it). So the next morning my mom, baby Rou and I drove up to Clearfield (got lost thanks to super WRONG directions on Google Maps). My amazing mom tagged along so that I could feed my anti-bottle kid. Halfway into the first master class, I thought I was going to probably die, but thanks to a well-timed glance by the instructor and a really nice compliment, I found some way to stick it out. SO, less than a week later, I was thinking about where I could use my newly attained skillz. I found a Yoga studio here in town and shot them a quick e-mail offering my services as a Zumba teacher. Less than 3 hours later I had a job. Crazy.

3. So, you really should COME to my first ever Zumba class at The Yoga Shop this Wednesday at 7:00 pm (go here for address, and class details). Yes I am completely nervous and intimidated as a Star Trek fan at a Creatine convention.

4. Is it true that all the kids say "legit" now instead of "cool"? Blair (via the kids on his basketball team) tells me that this is so, but I am hesitant to believe.

5. I absolutely love the guys on Blair's team. He is lucky enough to coach some REALLY great kids. I could listen to Jaylund and Russty talk for hours. And Weston is a total sweetheart. We went to a little tournament in Salina this past weekend, and his team totally cleaned up. They are going to be SERIOUSLY good. (Far too many adverbs in this paragraph... moving on.)

6. While in Salina I spent some time with my lovely Miss Katie Cowan. As always, she was delightful, and just LOOK at the result of our visit!
She is sew crafty. I love it.

7. I just finished When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris as part of my summer reading list. A. I loved it, B. It has totally changed my general opinion of creative non-fiction, and C. I'm now obsessed with finding humorous Japanese to English translations. Since my Brother-in-law will soon be spending the next two years in Tokyo, I'm going to beg him to send me pictures of any awesome ones he sees during his journeys. Ruth? Any awesome translations you find in Korea? Send them my way as well. Oh, and another side effect of reading/listening to this book? I now hear David Sedaris' voice in my head narrating my life in humorous anecdotal fashion. Urgh. Well, there could be worse things.

8. I just invented a drink. Coke, with lots of ice, and Dulce de Leche flavored coffee creamer. WHY I thought this would be a viable flavor combination I don't know, I blame it on putting the coffee creamers right next to the soda fountain at the Pastry Pub. Nevertheless... it's a super-sweet taste fiesta.

9. Go read something hilarious right here then acknowledge the blatant plagiarism in the next item. :)

10. Finally, and most importantly, the hottest guy I know just turned 29. The lousy part about it was that he had to not only work a graveyard shift the night before his birthday, but then had to go right back in later that same day, which is as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame, maybe from stepping on a land mine or something. But we still had a little celebration. I woke up very very early and made sure that he came home from work to a clean house, a nice breakfast, and a big kiss. I do love my Blair so very much. And since this year is officially "The Year of Blair Einfeldt", I expect many wonderful and marvelous things for him. (state championship maybe?)


  1. Congratulations on sticking with a New Year's weight-loss goal. That's awesome. So is getting certified even if you had to drive all the way to freaking Clearfield.

    Those similes and metaphors are awesome. I bet Aton would dig them.

  2. 1. I LOVED this post.
    2. I am still 15-20 lbs. from my newly-married weight. However, I am down 20 lbs. from where I was when I finished having kids, so that is something.
    3. I desparately wish I could attend your Zumba class.
    4. High five for your Star Trek fan simile.
    5. I have the best Korean to English translation of all time. There's an amusement park here called Everland. One of their attractions is "Safari World", where you ride around in a jeep and can see all different kinds of animals. In their English brochure it says, and I quote, "The only place in the world where you can see both herbavores and cannibals."
    6. You have inspired me to be on the lookout for good butchering of the English language. When I get enough pictures, I'll have to do a blog post on it.
    7. The metaphors and similis had me rolling.
    8. I didn't want my list to have an odd number of items.
    9. That seems kind of silly.
    10. There, that's better.


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