Friday, March 21, 2014
Another useless date and what I'm reading this week
It is the end of the work week y'all, can I get a what, what...a woot...or an expletive?
Yesterday was one of those useless date days I spoke about before. It was the birthday of my 5th grade crush. Man, he was dreamy in his 5th grade hotness. His cubby was right above mine and when we were in between classes, he would basically put his feet on the wall behind me and straddle over me to get his stuff while I was at mine. I think that was the first time my hormones began to froth. He was the class clown but also super nice and was a young smoker the following year. I always knew he had some bad boy in him. Years later in high school, he suffered a serious accident at a bonfire and was in the hospital. My neighbors knew his family and knew I went to school with him and told me. I hadn't seen him since my freshman year in passing but I had to visit him. I was in the burn unit dressing room with his parents who were so happy to see someone coming to visit. He couldn't believe his eyes. I was horrified to find out his girlfriend didn't visit (she was a bitch anyway) and none of his friends at that point and it had been four days. We caught up a little and I cried and told him how sorry I was. He said he was so glad to see me, how much it meant to him that someone who hadn't talked to him regularly would come to the hospital and be so nice. Then the nurse came in to change his bandages and he said I could stay but his hands looked like hamburger so it was up to me if I wanted to stay for that. I opted out. I saw him one more time after that and he was healing well. I Facebook stalked him a few years ago and saw he's married with an adorable little girl he calls his princess and his hands show no signs of that fateful night. His favorite songs back in the day were La Di Da Di by Slick Rick and Easy E (I had to look that up. I'm not that funky fresh) and Oh Sheila by Ready for the World. So Chris, put on your Slick Rick and party like it's 1985.
But enough of my useless dates, let's get to...
Flutter Your Way to Flat Abs (These are getting done on the next vacay. Never thought of using the bands on mah feet)
17 Things To Actually Try This Year (Instead Of Just Talking About Them) (Pretty cool list)
16 Habits Of Highly Sensitive People (Basically from 7 on)
15 Things I Always Wanted To Say To Customers When I Worked In Retail (There are a few not listed that I've actually said. Man, I couldn't work retail again!)
Limber and Lean: Easy Hamstring Stretches (Stretch dem hammies!)
16 Things Northerners Know About Driving In The Winter (Basically anyone who gets more than 5" of snow per year. Big time on #10)
33 Moments In A Day In The Life Of A Hawaiian Surfing Pig (Cute pig. Too bad the kids look a little miserable)
A Colorful Midwestern Home Filled With Flea Market Finds (I love the mix of modern, mid century and antiques!)
Band Performs in Hospital for SXSW Crash Victim (I don't know who this band is but what great guys to do that!)
Oil Pulling Might Be The Next Big Thing -- Or Not (I've pulled twice, both for 20 minutes so I don't get why people "gag" 5 minutes in. I don't think it's some big health miracle but if it means I don't have to use those damn whitening strips and make my teeth numb, I'll give it a go!)
86 Films You Will Never Be Able To Look At The Same Way Again (I knew most of these but in case you didn't. I'm cool like dat)
Gym tells woman to cover up because her toned body 'intimidated' others (Okay for real?! I don't consider what she was wearing inappropriate and the people who complained about her are lame. Planet Fitness' "judgment free zone" should go both ways.)
Ivan Reitman Will Not Be Directing Ghostbusters 3 (Courtesy of the Mr)
Just When You Thought You Couldn’t Love Kylie Minogue More, She Starts Teaching Sex Yoga (Something tells me this is the "Physical" of this generation but sorry Kylie, Olivia Newton John is cuter)
Mick Fleetwood Goes His Own Way: Motoring nostalgia (If nostalgia was a mental disorder back in the day, I'm certifiable. Because I, like Iona of Pretty in Pink, OD on nostaglia)
Keep your diet on track (Tips if ya need 'em)
This Infographic Shows the Phytonutrients You Need to Stay Healthy (I was glad to see how many of them I eat!)
Health Myth: Low-Intensity Workouts Burn the Most Fat Calories (Straight from the mouth of Mike Donavanik. If you're newer here and missed it, here's my interview with Mike.)
Pharrell's Happy Remixed Featuring Dogs (Sure to make you happy!)
We don't have any plans yet that I know of but I don't want to waste a weekend again like we did last weekend. It's supposed to snow a bit and I just want to go on a road trip or something to pass some time.
Anything on tap for the weekend?
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