Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Good Old Music

A Facebook friend posted a video of Ryan Adams playing one of my very favorite songs from back in the day. I immediately opened iTunes and made a playlist of "Old Goodies" to jam out or be nostalgic to. This is definitely going on CD and in my car in the morning!

1. No One Really Wins- Copeland
2. Uppers Aren't Necessary- Rocky Votolato
3. Cross My Heart- The Rocket Summer
4. Portions For Foxes- Rilo Kiley
5. Way You Make Me Feel- Radiant
6. The Day Forever Died- Matt Wertz
7. Such Great Heights- The Postal Service
8. California- Phantom Planet (The OC, anyone?)
9. Come Pick Me Up- Ryan Adams
10. Paint the Silence- South
11. The Brilliant Dance- Dashboard Confessional
12. Take Cover- Acceptance
13. We Used to Be Friends- The Dandy Warhols
14. Found My Place- Augustana
15. Penny on the Train Track- Ben Kweller
16. Speeding Cars- Imogen Heap
17. Pistachio- Lisa Hannigan
18. Pretend You're Alive- Lovedrug
19. Someone Else's Arms-Mae

I'd like to give a shout out to James Wetz for being awesome and sharing some of this music with me in college! :)

The Diet is going well but I'm tired of being hungry all the time. I was not aware that although I eat healthy for the most part, I was eating all the time! I need to train myself to eat three square meals a day, maybe with room for a small snack. For a woman who loves food, this will be difficult!

My garden is sprouting! I put up some cheap fencing to keep the doggies out so now it can take off! My beans are up, corn is slowly coming up, and cucumbers are growing like crazy! :) So excited for fresh veggies!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Break, at the End

Yet again I fall behind on keeping up with a blog. I thought it would be nice to try to keep up with one, but having two jobs gives me responsibilities elsewhere.

It's the last day of Spring Break, and of course, I'm not tired at all. So I'll sit and type until I can't type anymore.

What's new? I started this blog to write about books and movies I've seen. I'm currently trying to finish the Twilight series, but it's getting too weird. I've put it aside (on my Sony eReader!!) and moved on to reading "Teach Like a Champion". I feel that I should never stop reading about my profession, which is now teaching theatre (technically as a sub but I do all the work of a full time teacher). Over the break I read a few plays that have been on my shelf as well as "Teach Like a Champion". If you know me, you know I want to give it my all, no matter what I'm doing.

That brings me to running/weight/health.

It's been a frustrating year on the weight issue. I've been maintaining, which is nice. However, I still need to lose in order to be in the safe zone of the BMI bracket (and to look better in a bathing suit). Theresa has found an iPhone app that records what you eat, gives you a goal, and shows how well you're consuming other vitamins and minerals. She's been using it for a week and has results already, so I decided to give it a try. Calorie counting is my last option! I LOVE to eat, and restricting that love is not fun at all. I eat healthy, mostly, but I do have my favorite cravings (chips and salsa, ice cream) that have been bogging me down. Honestly, I would rather have all my teeth pulled than count calories and restrict my food. And you know I HATE the dentist. So. It's going to be interesting. If I stay on track, the app told me I can lose 7.5 lbs by the end of April, and make my goal weight before school starts in August. It also told me my goal weight should be lower than what I had set it, but we'll see. I don't so much care about the number as I do about how I feel. I'm at the top of the healthy range, but I'd like a little more breathing room. So here it goes!

On a better note, something kind of neat happened over the break: I sketched for the first time in over two years. I can't find my sketchbook (probably packed away) so I bought a cheap, small one at Borders to start. I forgot how much I love drawing with charcoal. Now I need to find things to draw! :)

Netflix Streamers: Has anyone else gotten addicted to the TV show "Veronica Mars"? Theresa and I are pretty obsessed- she finished the series today, but I'm still a season and a half behind (work gets in the way!). It's a silly high school show, but the mysteries are intriguing. And the drama-filled love interests. :)

Okay, well. I don't know what else to say, so I guess it's time to try to get back into "Breaking Dawn". That should put me to sleep!