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[Mar. 2nd, 2004|09:53 am]
Whole lotta labia.
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My thighs hurt, I was short on time, and the good elliptical was open so I did thirty minutes on that instead. I did my abs yesterday and I've got my pre-weigh-in workout tonight so I just called it quits at that point. I called Michele on the way into work to get a recipe for something and she'd just finished her 55 minute video. *sigh*

I used to be able to get 45 minutes of cardio in during a day.. in the morning or at lunch.. but that was when I lived closer to work, or at least when work was closer to the gym. I'm on the waiting list for the gym at the office but I don't see that coming through anytime soon. The closest gym would have massive parking issues so really I'm best doing what I can in the mornings and maybe starting evening walks with Matt. Cait, would you be up for a walk tonight after dinner? I always like our walks.. they feel like short versions of our road trips.

The scale shows a nice change, but I don't trust it unless it shows up for more than a week at a time. Tonight I'm going running on the treadmill. Tomorrow I may run.. I may take it easy and do some time on the bike. After today I might need a break in the intensity.



Terrible Funk(tm) continues. It's raining, which doesn't help. My pants smell like they were dried outside (which they were) so that's a bit of a grin.

Matt and I were both asleep by 10 and I can't tell you how nice that was. Plus, he woke up being incredibly silly. Something about circus midgets. Possibly, actually, it was me joking about the circus midgets and him playing along. He's been in a fine mood lately and worried that he might be part of my funk. He's not, of course, and has been trying to get me out of it. I thought there might be sunshine on the horizon last night while we were wrestling on the bed for dominance of the remote control (History vs Hollywood: Master and Commander on tape was my choice.. I suspect his choice was porn) but funky again today.

A little side note, when your fella nicely asks you to scratch his back and then obligingly lays very still so you can straddle his upper thighs and really put your shoulders into it..... best not to straddle the upper thighs and then say "Now where did I put the lube?" Doesn't tend to go over well. Just so you know.

I'm hoping today's funk is just the weather. I suppose we'll see. Whatever lunch is going to be today I'm going to eat it outside on a bench while listening to the sailboat rigging clang against the masts. Might walk up to the Inner Harbor B&N and spend the rest of my gift card. $10.. woo!

History of Britain DVDs? Still not here.

What else?



I'm starting something a little new, inspired more than a little by ravenscathedral's procrastination thing yesterday. Just to get me out of my funk and to get me thinking. For fun on road trips Matt and I bought a bunch of those books that are nothing but questions. There's one still in my car.. or rather it was in my car until I brought it in this morning. Every morning, a new question. Just one. Answer or not as you like.

For a person you loved deeply, would you be willing to move to a distant country knowing there would be little chance of seeing your friends and family again?
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[User Picture]From: wilfulcait
2004-03-02 07:16 am (UTC)
Um... no. Or even a distant state. That's why God invented airplanes, so he can come to me.

On the other hand, if my kid ever relocates to China, I'll be learning Mandarin. Just saying.

That makes me both a horrible spouse/gf and an overly attached parent.

Also... outside in the garden right now? Sun. It's coming and going, but it's there. And tonight, chips & salsa. I'm buying one bag of chips and at least two 8 oz containers of salsa, btw, because I plan to eat it like a vegetable.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-02 07:19 am (UTC)
That icon of yours looks like a picture we'd take on one of our trips.

I'm all for salsa. I'm going to grab a box of bowties and make myself some pasta at your place (or I can grab two boxes and J and K can do pasta too) because I'm in the mood for volume carbohydrates. Many.

And then walking? Maybe torching?
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[User Picture]From: wilfulcait
2004-03-02 07:23 am (UTC)
Could you get two? Because that sounds like a plan. And yes, walking (if we can do it slow enough to accommodate my breathing problem) and torching sounds loverly.

That's a picture of Linlithgow, that's why it looks familiar. It's the hallway that I told you had given rise to the Jungian archetype of secret passages.

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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-02 07:41 am (UTC)
Sure.. anything else? Big salad? I'm going to get a big salad anyway, actually.

For walk I'm thinking out to 450 and then back up? Slowly? Nothing major?

And man, I *knew* that looked familiar. Linlithgow.

*sigh*

Remember the corbels?
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[User Picture]From: wilfulcait
2004-03-02 10:30 am (UTC)
I dunno. I"m more likely to eat salsa with a spoon than salad. Although some veggies we could add into the pasta wouldn't go amiss.

No sense of taste, that's me. And not in the metaphorical sense, either.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-02 12:28 pm (UTC)
Ok.. salad for me, veggies for everyone else.. becaues things in my pasta drives me nuts. What would you suggest? What will James eat?
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[User Picture]From: make_your_move
2004-03-02 07:21 am (UTC)
*smooch* here's hoping the Terrible Funk (tm) finds itself a new road to travel on and leaves you the fuck alone.

In answer to your question -- yes, I would ... I know, because I already did it once. Moved from CA to the east coast (might as well have been a foreign country!) in '89 and I am still here. My family is still there, and there is _so_ much of their lives I have missed, but they are still my family and we keep up pretty well. And if I hadn't moved here, I wouldn't of had Ariana, moved to VA, found the SCA (met Caitlin at my first long camping event Emerald Joust), left my first marriage, moved in with Tonia for a bit, married the love of my life, had more smart, amazing babies, and be involved with some of the most incredible people ever.
Don't know that I could do it now, don't know that I could ever leave all the blessings I've got now.

Oh, I want to read your write up of the Bryn Mawr lecture .. could you tell me how to do that?
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-02 07:46 am (UTC)
*smooch* here's hoping the Terrible Funk (tm) finds itself a new road to travel on and leaves you the fuck alone.

And man, I'm killing chickens and lighting candles for it. Because this *sucks*.

I think when you put it like that I can see how making that decision and trusting your family to always be in your life no matter the distance really puts a lot of things in perspective. Thanks :)

I didn't actually write up the Bryn Mawr lecture as such.. I just put up a link to the talks.. I"ll go back and unlock that in a bit.. The link is in the comments and I'll be cleaning up the typed notes that I took this afternoon. I'll mail them to you along with Cait. :)
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[User Picture]From: make_your_move
2004-03-02 12:44 pm (UTC)
And today, that choice is coming to bite me in the ass. My sister called and says my 17 niece is trying to sleep (via pills) her way through a broken heart .. and would I please call her. She answered the phone, gave me one word answers and then hung up. I fill helpless ... so I told my sister to remove all that stuff from the house ... and then cried in my car *sigh*
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[User Picture]From: kiltsandlollies
2004-03-02 07:21 am (UTC)
&hearts:

I admire your ability to exercise in the morning. I feel too much like crap to do it. And running, oy. Anyone who can run for more than three blocks deserves an Olympic medal in my book.

best not to straddle the upper thighs and then say "Now where did I put the lube?" Doesn't tend to go over well. Just so you know.

Hee. Give him a few more months. ♥

Your Question of the Day? Very cool. My answer? Absolutely not. Because I once loved someone deeply, and I know what a mistake it would have been to move for him if there was little chance, etc. Even with many, many chances to see my friends and family it probably would have been bad, too. But that's just my luck, you know.

*snuggles you and your Terrible Funk* The rain sucks monkey balls. I wave my fairy wand and send you back home to yell and scream and roll around the floor until your Schama videos come home to you. So that's that. *nods primly*

omg hi.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-02 07:53 am (UTC)
I admire your ability to exercise in the morning.

The only reason (seriously, the ONLY reason) I can do it is that I get up when Matt does. There's much bustling about and usually I'm parked behind him so as long as I'm up... When he wasn't working I slept until 8:30 and never exercised. Ever. Which explains Friday's unfortunate jeans incident. So I blame him.

I started running when I played college rugby.. everyone ran.. so I ran.. and like the third day of it I suddenly found the pace that would work for me. (Slow enough that Bryn could walk next to me while I did it.. but still.. running) I run because it helps me do the things I love better, not because I enjoy the act itself. I'd rather be fencing. That sounded incredibly petulant, it wasn't meant to.

Snuggles are a good thing. Schama vids are good too. I shake my fist at the usually quite reliable DVD company. I grrr in their general direction.

And hi to you too. I'd pepper you with questions but.. I bet... that is to say, if I were you, I wouldn't want to talk about it just yet. Wouldn't want to put it all down and make it one particular way forever.. just yet. Does that make sense?
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From: aelane
2004-03-02 07:23 am (UTC)
I'd absolutely move. In a heartbeat. In fact, signif other might have to chase me down. I love my family and friends but I'm not so attached that I couldn't leave them. There's always email and IM and phone calls and letters. Of course, I have relationship issues anyways, so tend not to attach myself too deeply, so the chances of a signif other anytime soon is pretty slim.

Well, that took a kind of sad turn suddenly. We'll stick with yes. Yes, I would.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-02 07:44 am (UTC)
I love watching your brain work as you type. :) I'm still not sure of my own answer.. I mean, how far is "distant?"

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[User Picture]From: wilfulcait
2004-03-02 10:35 am (UTC)
Well, they tell you how far "distant" is in the question: "...little chance of seeing your friends and family again." Not "frequently" or "easily" or even "annually," AGAIN. So, no. No way.

For one thing, I have had people give up everything to move to be with me (and I'm not talking about J, here; that worked out. I'm talking about earlier times). The pressure it puts on the relationship is enormous. All of a sudden you aren't just someone s/he loves; you're someone they "gave up everything for." You have to be the replacement for someone's whole life, and that really, really doesn't work.
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From: starfishchick
2004-03-02 07:27 am (UTC)
I wish I had something to help lighten your mood.

I choose to use the above icon, and send you big big hugs.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-02 07:42 am (UTC)
Oh honey.. and that does it more than you know. :) Jennie's got that on tape at home. I might watch it late tonight. I love the scene where the guys are all marching up to the villa and they just look so badASS in their leather pants and.. and that part where they come up over the hill on the horses. God. Man. I love that.

Thanks :)
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From: starfishchick
2004-03-02 10:31 am (UTC)
I love the first shot of Beatrice - she's just so beautiful and golden and has this amazing aura about her.

Rawr.

I did live overseas for a year, and it was really really hard to be away. So I'm not sure I could 'leave it all behind' with no chance of visits.
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[User Picture]From: ravenscathedral
2004-03-02 08:41 am (UTC)
For a person you loved deeply, would you be willing to move to a distant country knowing there would be little chance of seeing your friends and family again?

No. Again I agree with Cait. BUT.. that said, if Chelsea moved so far away, I would insist she came home at least once a year.

A little overprotective and overbearing mommy? yes, that'd be me....
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[User Picture]From: ravenscathedral
2004-03-02 08:42 am (UTC)
Thank you for doing daily questions.. I love daily questions. I will add mine from the big board and we'll see if we can't get this place jumping :)
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-02 08:45 am (UTC)
I think being a mommy and being a little overprotective go together. :) And I don't think it's overbearing at all!

I love the idea of daily questions.. just a little something to think on in the mornings. The book slid off the dash (because my car is a pigsty) this morning and I was like "Huh.. well there's an idea." I'm so glad you like it, it's up to us to keep things busy. ;)
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-02 12:33 pm (UTC)
Those who are in awe of the running are those who have not seen me run. I look like a particularly uncoordinated penguin. My first road race I ran with my friend Amy. There's Ames, all long legs and cute and we're bookin' along (at a lightning fast pace if your lightning moves at the speed of unmotivated taffy) and I hear this noise.. I said "I hope that's not the ambulance that always brings up the rear, because that would mean we're last." I didn't want to look because I knew that turning around would make me fall over. So Amy looks and says "Well the good news is that it's not the ambulance. The bad news is that it's the truck picking up the cones."

Charming.

Anyway. Thanks for the hugs, sweetie. I'm hoping to wake up normal again soon.
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[User Picture]From: marginalia
2004-03-02 10:50 am (UTC)
nope. it's weird knowing that i'll be going six months without seeing my parents as it is. of course, at the rate i'm going i'll have friends there anyway ;) but i don't want to be so fully dependant on one person.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-03 07:30 am (UTC)
A lot of people didn't even think of the dependancy issue. I watched a man move hundreds of miles and leave his friends and family to be with the woman he loved.

She then became his friends.. his family.. everything. He went where she went, did what she did, ate what she cooked. I'm not sure if it was harder on him to suddenly be without his support structure or harder for her to suddenly go from being independant and flexibile to having this guilt-induced weight to carry around.

I know the internet is a great thing and that I could make new friends.. but the idea of going the rest of my life without seeing my folks? No can do.
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[User Picture]From: marginalia
2004-03-03 12:11 pm (UTC)
that's totally the sort of thing i think about, though, because i hate being dependant. (which, on a totally unrelated note, is the only thing that bothers me about not having a driver's license, although not so much now that i live right in the city.)
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[User Picture]From: lalartu
2004-03-02 09:26 pm (UTC)
I let myself sleep through my workout this morning, I should get up early an go spin tomorrow/today whatever.

Then I should figure out what I have to do for my class tonight.

Although all of that depends on if I get called at 2am again this morning and don't get back to sleep till 5.

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I just don't know. I think I am too pesimistic to think that would work out. I have never been quick to make good friends, it would seem a shame to give up on the ones I have.

Although having said that I do enjoy a good adventure.
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[User Picture]From: baisleac
2004-03-03 08:59 am (UTC)

still catching up...

I hope I find that your mood's picked up. If not, I send you porn, chocolate and sailors to put together in any combo you like. ::smile::

For a person you loved deeply, would you be willing to move to a distant country knowing there would be little chance of seeing your friends and family again?

There lies a difficult question. Most of my friends and much of my family are already so distant that I'm lucky to see them every few years. But I do still get to see them. Then again, the chances of finding a love that I'd even contemplate leaving the PacNW for is so small... it would have to be so profound... that I have to say I probably would.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-03 09:49 am (UTC)

Re: still catching up...

I am, in fact, in a much better mood. Not 100% yet, but we're well on our way. Sushi will be helping with that shortly. ;)

But I'll take the porny/sailor combo anyway. :)
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[User Picture]From: baisleac
2004-03-03 10:01 am (UTC)

Re: still catching up...

Yay! ::sends::
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