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Caitlin, I have "Old Blevins" stuck in my head. Help. [Jun. 22nd, 2004|10:37 am]
Whole lotta labia.
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I am, I think I can say this, wildly frustrated. The scale went up 1.5lbs on Saturday and hasn't come back down yet. grr. Ah well.

This morning was cardio morning. 30min. on the elliptical, 20min. jogging. A nice workout. Tomorrow I'm taking a day off from the gym. WOO! I'm going to send Matt off to work and then I'm going to do some yoga in my living room. I just need a day off or I'm going to burn out.

In good news for the gym, when going through my magazines for Miss Molly I found a big Shape double issue that I had gotten back in April and not read because I was "taking a break" (by which I mean "overeating and not going to the gym and yet still being surprised that I was gaining weight") so now I have another magazine! Yay! I made an appointment for a personal trainer session but I think I'm going to cancel it. She got irked when I mentioned I'd be doing this as part of my "two free" thing and when I said "pointers with free weights form" there was this long pause. So.. I think on Thursday when I go back I'm going to see the desk guy about this.

Food today will be very light. Toast for breakfast. Grapes, celery. Nothing much. Lots of green tea and water. Weigh in is tonight and I'm hoping to be down but not counting on it. Regarding dinner tonight, Cait, I'm generic mac-and-cheese broke (having gotten off my ass and actually put a large chunk in savings) so would you be up for grilling at home again? I can buy groceries, but I can't eat out.

Food tomorrow is light appetizers and then Thursday I'm doing Chicken Tikka Masala at home. I'm going to be doing some research today to look up weights programs and see if I'm missing any big muscle groups. I've been doing hyperextensions for my lower back and that's working but I fear I'm missing stuff in the middle.


Tomorrow is forced Happy Fun Time with the office. They're taking us to a ball game. I know I should be happy but y'know, I live an hour away. A 7pm game for a team I'm not actually following and where I can't be shitty and snarky with my fellow attendees? That bites. It fucks with my schedule and I feel like I have to go because if I don't I'm not a team player. Dammit.

I think Matt's managed to reschedule his bratling night to Wednesday so while we won't have a traditional date night on Thursday he'll at least be home with me while Cait and I have project night and I'll get to see some of him.


The news was talking about the discussions in the Senate regarding the return of soldiers remains from Iraq. Normally I'd listen to it like any other Senate debate. With my No-Doz handy. But two weeks ago I got a call at that camping event from my friend Jeff.

I love Jeff. Big guy, scary looking, sloping brow. Also, genius IQ, deadpan funny, and screams like a pussy at the smallest things. He always reminds me of Beast from the X-men. Anyway. Jeff called to say that he would be driving past us the next day and would we like to have breakfast or something. I asked why he was in the area (as opposed to outside Pittsburgh, where he actually lives) and he said he'd been in Dover.

Jeff's in the Air Force Reserves. About a year ago they announced they'd be phasing out his position and they'd be finding him a new position. Two weeks ago he was returning from mortuary training at Dover Air Force Base.

I got a quick and decidedly kind run-down of the kinds of things he'd learned. Of how glad he was to be learning on actual remains instead of dummies because the kinds of things he was seeing would have caught someone dummy-trained completely off guard. If you're used to doing autopsies on dummies, how do you deal with a body that has no chest cavity anymore? And then he began to cry.

The fact is, with all the talk about pictures of flag-draped coffins, I know that even if we don't get to see the evidence of soldiers coming in I feel so completely reassured by the kind of treatment they're going to be getting. Jeff and the people he trained with are all ex-military themselves. Some have seen combat. They are patriots and they are compassionate and those who are having to die in this conflict are going to be treated with the utmost care and respect when they come home. That is the best and most I can hope for at that point.

Now making sure Jeff never has to put his training to work by stopping the deaths? Well, I hold out hope. But not a lot.


Sorry about that.
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[User Picture]From: kiltsandlollies
2004-06-22 07:52 am (UTC)
*loves you so very, very much*

Can you bail out of the game come like the fifth inning or so? Lie. Make up something about the traffic or Bratling or what have you. Get "food poisoning" or a migraine. Have someone have you paged on the scoreboard for an emergency. Um.

*is suggestive*
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-06-22 07:59 am (UTC)
I'm already planning about five of those things. :) Seriously, my boss has a small child, I can't imagine he'll be there past 9:30 or so and after that I'm going to be gone so fast I leave little puff marks behind me like on the Flintstones.

*jealous of your HP Sauce night tonight*
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[User Picture]From: slightlytricky
2004-06-22 07:59 am (UTC)
oh lovey. *pulls you into a tight hug*

I was going to call last night on my drive home, because I miss our driveby chats. But I thought your date night was last night.. so I didn't. Eeep!
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-06-22 08:08 am (UTC)
Dollar drafts on Mondays (interrupt at will), weigh-in on Tuesday (PLEASE interrupt at will), date night on Wednesday, crafty night on Thursday, Friday I'm usually on my way out of town in which case you should absolutely call me.

*hugses on you*

I love our driveby chats, they make me smile all night long.
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[User Picture]From: ravenscathedral
2004-06-22 08:33 am (UTC)
You are inspiring me, really you are. I actually thought about exercising thsimorning, but then realized that I had to get in early everyday this week so I can leave out on friday for chel's physical...

So, exercise will come in the evening... I will pop in the Leslie Sansone tape I suppose and see what happens for twenty minutes.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-06-22 09:11 am (UTC)
Dude, people SWEAR by Leslie. Let me know how you like it.

If I were to make copies of some of my workout videos, would you like them?
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[User Picture]From: ravenscathedral
2004-06-22 09:51 am (UTC)
I will say yes, please.... I made a two page layout last night scrapbooking about the process that I am embarking on... so anything that can help is welcomed...
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[User Picture]From: wilfulcait
2004-06-22 09:41 am (UTC)
"Caitlin, I have "Old Blevins" stuck in my head. Help."
la la la la I can't hear you... damn contagious earworms... la la la

Sure, we can grill tonight if you want.

Where are you getting the chicken tikka masala sauce? Because I want it and haven't seen any.

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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-06-22 09:48 am (UTC)
Grilling, yay! I'm getting the masala sauce at Whole Foods and if it turns out you like this stuff on Thursday I'll get you a couple of jars.
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