Found this card for my girl Jessie Jeans; she’s in Utah being treated for her anorexia. Perfect isn’t it? But so fantastic I needed to share.
Posted in Cheap Thrills and Silliness, tagged boobs >lemonade ...no boobs > boost LOL; east and west nipple action; pigtails, Jess on May 5, 2013 | 12 Comments »
Posted in Cheap Thrills and Silliness, tagged NeNe Leakes Love; too busy to blog but then this happened., Peanut Butter abuse, peanut butter and jelly on April 9, 2013 | 18 Comments »
That would be a Peanut Butter & Jelly Fluffernutter Peeps Sandwich.
So relevant I had to share (even though I am planted firmly in the anti-Peep camp).
Not entirely relevant - but can I get a witness?
That would be Peanut Butter & Jelly. . .Fish (Salmon).
Is it just me or is that eleventy different kinds of wrong?
Even though I’ve never been tempted to try the whole “fruit on fish” thing (blech), I know it’s gastronomically correct. Peanut butter and fish is a stretch (and I’m talking fish, not shellfish).
But I draw the line at MF JELLY on FISH.
Gelatinous anything needs to get far away from my seafood.
But I’d probably still try it.
Posted in Cheap Thrills and Silliness, General Eating Disorder Insanity, Things I Ate along the Way, tagged complicated bread, NeNe Leakes Love, peanut butter and jelly, sandwich envy on April 2, 2013 | 32 Comments »
Many things in our lives leave no room for words.
No verbal expression could ever encapsulate what we want to express.
Some things are just too beautiful; beautiful beyond description or comparison.
All words pale in comparison to the actual sentiment.
For instance, “I love PB&J.”
Just. Doesn’t. Cut It.
That being said….I love PB&J.
For so many reasons and on so many levels.
It goes well beyond the taste… for me,
PB&J is an icon. A way of life. An elixir.
It’s cultural, spiritual, sentimental…and cute.
I could go on and on and on…
but ain’t nobody got time for that when there’s celebrating to do.
How will you be celebrating today?
Need inspiration? Check out my Pinteresting Board, “PBJ LOVE”
I most likely will be spooning it up two-step style (“dip, dip, mouth” being my post collegiate version of “puff puff pass”).
There is plenty of PBJ in my life, PLENTY.
I mean… PLENTY of PBJ happening.
I put PBJ on my brussels sprouts for the sake of all goodness (the key is either apricot preserves or cranberry preserves).
However, there is one key area in which I am remiss:
I’m talking sandwich, b-ich.
(NeNe Leakes’s infectious spirit is infiltrating my soul)
That means bread.
No, not a wrap. Bread. (It’s complicated.)
(I need to start drawing my own memes).
Today, I am declaring that a LEGIT style PBJ will be enjoyed by me again.
Soon. Very soon.
And then again. I promise.
For all the days of my life.
I’ve been sad. STUPID sad.
Sad might not be the word, actually.
I’ve been all….
In summary: snakes on a plane messy.
I can’t seem to bring myself around.
And I ALWAYS bring myself around.
It’s scaring me.
So today I woke up with a mission.
I chose to wake up on the sparkly side of the bed.
I’m not going to just lay down and take this ish.
Not anymore at least.
Oh! Look! Zoe’s on the sparkly side of the bed, too.
(Sorry – it’s so rare I get her in pictures..she runs when the camera is out, which is why she’s headed under my bed).
Things are looking up. I said so.
And when I got to work my Mom came in singing some song like:
“It’s a happy day and I’ve got something that will make you hap-hap-happ-yyy”
And showed me this:
Then she told me there was fresh mahi and lobster tails waiting for me in the fridge.
I’m telling y’all, the secret to happiness starts with sparkly.
PS- Most images above are from Hyperbole and A Half. If you don’t read Hyperbole and a Half, then you’re doing life wrong.
Posted in Cheap Thrills and Silliness, Spirituality, tagged Free foods, glitter, sauna, Swim that swim, Tank of gas and passing gas, whoa I got all deep there didn't expect that - to have a post that involves flatulence and Jesus on December 14, 2012 | 19 Comments »
It’s the little things in life.
Rainbows. (I always share them).
A free lunch. Who says there’s no such thing?
Feeling strong enough to ride the elliptical.
Even if it’s on the lowest settings….
and you last 5 minutes. Because:
One less thing to worry about.
A relaxing read in the sauna followed by an endorphin replenishing swim.
Having the pool all to myself while swimming that swim.
A client randomly (?) handing me a bag full of snacks I know and love.
Colored pens to journal with. Always.
Especially when they have glitter!
I’m going to let this one speak for itself. Yes, I’m going there.
Inheriting a Christmas tree, doing a horrible job putting it up and being able to say….enough for one night. Whatever. Totally Fine.
Letting the imperfections be…and being content to curl up in the warm glow of the twinkle lights, with my girl by my side.
I’ll eventually fix it. And guess what? The pass-along bulbs are sparkly and the white ones have light interference like bubbles.
Speaking of bubbles, or “fairy globes,” my friend emailed a picture that gave me a little a moment of awe.
It’s the little things.
The little moments.
It’s being Present, in God’s Presence…wherein we can experience Him and his abundant love.
Being filled with gratitude no matter the circumstances.
*Praying for those whose lives have been inexplicably and inextricably altered today as a result of the shootings in Connecticut*
Posted in Cheap Thrills and Silliness, tagged all about me, how in the world is there not ONE bra straop to be found?, i want a rainbow glitter hoop with one collapse, I'm so puuurdy., My friends name is Moog and he reads palms and is psychic and all that kind of stuff on December 7, 2012 | 13 Comments »
This past weekend, when I wasn’t performing stupid human tricks with food, I was practicing some new tricks.
On most weekends I can find my gym-friend taking advantage of the empty studio.
The first time I saw him and his hoops I stared outside the windows until I could no longer prevent myself from being …my brazen self. I walked in, smiled pretty ….and asked if I could try. Hooping is something I’ve wanted to pick up for a while.
Since then I’ve been enjoying popping in on him and taking on the hoop for a few minutes. This past weekend I had my camera with me. Because this (below) is normal.
Anyway….I went in and he let me take his hoop for a spin (his is bigger than the one he wants me to get – 5 feet). I asked him to take a pic and he took a bunch of them in case I had “dork face” — he wanted to give me variety.
I was like “Dork face? That’s my favorite part!”
I’m glad I feel that way because ..lol. I just uploaded them and turns out my face in ALL of them is pretty stellar.
I figured I’d dump them all here. Because ain’t nobody got time to see that. And yet…
The last two tie for most hilarious.
Anyway – I want to get a hoop of my own and spend some time with this. I find it to have an incredibly powerful meditative quality too it ….like a combination of yoga, dance and working with chi flow. I LOVE to dance. Maybe one day I will get as good as this?
Anyway – I want to get a hoop of my own and spend some time with this. I find it to have an incredibly powerful meditative quality too it ….like a combination of yoga, dance and working with chi flow.
I LOVE to dance.
Maybe one day I will get as good as this?
But I’m probably not going to play with fire. I’ve done enough of that in my life.
You know what they say about laughter….
(You do it too. You know you do.)
Of possible interest: I wrote here regarding eating dis-order humor and what I think about it.
The PBJ one is so ME it creeps me out. Like uncanny valley and shiz. Like…am I being watched??
Posted in 30 posts on Health, Cheap Thrills and Silliness, tagged anniversary of my brother's death, boring, fricking frock, I'm like a freaking girl scout, peanut butter and jelly, Spanx have built in vajajays on November 4, 2012 | 28 Comments »
Speaking of imagination…
Imagine if I could afford a pair of Michael Kors sunglasses. Which ones should I buy?
I’m taking opinions because I plan on finding a knock-off pair at Target. I go through a lot of them so I don’t mess around with the pricey ones.
In Florida, sunglasses are more a necessity than an accessory … especially if you have light eyes. The UV down here can be potent and the sun blinding. #soworthit
Some other healthy things I always like to have on hand:
This reminds me of that game where you stare at a collection of items for 30 seconds and then have to go and list what you remembered seeing. Team with the most items wins. Anyone?
ANY- here is what we have here.
Coupons. If you eat healthy, you spend more so clipping coupons is vital. I carry mine in my purse. I also carry a couple of disposable toothbrushes and dental floss. Those pills are Phazyme for the gas. I also carry a couple sweetener packs.
Kleenez, a Band-Aid, nail clippers an extra set of eyes (I am blinder than a blindfolded bat) and some drops (usually a tiny one in my purse).
Listerine breath strips just in case (I don’t do gum), a pill box of tylenol, a rubber band, a barrette and a tide stick that never gets used and not because I don’t spill…lol.
I keep vitamins at home AND at the office as I have a tendency to “forget” to take them and this way my punk azz has no excuse. I’ve been keeping protein shakes around and thank goodness I haven’t needed them in ages because they make me gag –except for Orgain. Apple Cider vinegar is something else I always have. I don’t know if it’s placebo or whatever but I have grown to love it. It stays.
I keep a container of nuts and raisins in my car at all times in case of emergency drops in the blood sugar or explosions of hunger.
I also like to keep some juice around usually carrot or green stuff like this. I mix it with almond milk (so yummy) for a quick pick me up and some extra vitamins and whatever…I really just love it because it’s delicious.
This one goes without saying:
Healthy for the body, mind, and soul. ALWAYS have. It smoothes the cracks in my soul. It’s pure magic.
I know…snooze. I should have let the prompt guide me to write something more than the obvious but I had to phone it in. Today’s been heavy. Hard. I’ll explain some other time.
However – since I’m posting everyday I figured why not share some other randulums of my everyday and see how that works out for me.
Randulums like this:
Yesterday I went shopping with my mom to help her look for dresses and naturally I did some browsing of my own…hence the MK shades and ….you guys….
I know…not for everyone. But they set my heart on fire.
While shopping the dresses with Mom, I decided to try on some ridiculous (for me) dresses for the pure joy of our amusement. You can’t take me anywhere.
This one was a stunner. Stunningly hilarious.
But the real find was a frock that actually caused me to say out loud “What in the actual…WHAT is this?” lol.
It had my name written all over it.
(heehee get it?)
And yes…frock is really the only way to describe it. You have to understand that this dress is Christmas pageant green velour…and just…tassels. That’s all. Tassels.
What do you think?
Mom and I had a great time giggling ourselves silly. The real crescendo came during the Spanx experimentation. I will probably remember that for life. It was classic.
After that I came home and wrote about pizza and other things.
Because life would be better with pizza.
That’s all for now.
Can anybody see the light?
Did you realize no one can see inside your view?
Did you realize the world inside belongs to you?
Just set aside your fears of life….
It ain’t real.
Lyrics from “Strangers” by Portishead.
Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2
Our eating disorders are not reality.
Recovery, restoration is possible.
It starts in the mind, by changing the way you think.
Posted in Cheap Thrills and Silliness, Meal Plan, Things I Ate along the Way, tagged I love cereal but it's an abusive relationship I had to leave, I'm broke because of my asparagus addiction, MERUF, Who Cares on October 2, 2012 | 25 Comments »
Because you care. I’m half-joking and half serious. I mean – I read them on other blogs and I used to LOVE slam books in elementary school (remember those?). I know I’m not the only quirk who has a passing interest in what shampoo a person uses.
Soooooo here I go with a survey I saw on Amanda’s blessing of a blog. Eating three real-deal meals a day is something I have to work hard on… this is like an extra-credit assignment.
1. Favorite cereal as a child?
General Mills Corn Flakes > Kellogg’s.
I also ate a lot of Rice Krispies (Sog city!). My mom was not a fan of the more sugary cereals…so neither was I. Plus my dad always said if I wanted frosted flakes just add sugar to my corn flakes. It was cheaper that way.
But we had our family’s “special treat” and I – heck I STILL drool over [the idea of eating] this stuff.
2. Coffee or tea? With milk or without?
I’m not a fan of hot drinks so I’m-a roll with iced tea…
Coffee just turns me off but I do go through phases. I like my coffee iced, flavored with lots of sweetener and almond milk … lets just call it a milkshake. And you know…I don’t have much of a sweet tooth.
Although recently I have been a coffee girl. Because of this:
And I can even drink it black.
3. The one food you eat most often at breakfast?
EGGS. Actually, Egg yolks are … complicated. Egg whitez and Beaterz.
What would I do without them? I really hope I don’t lose my appetite for them as I have with dairy. Hard Boiled are already a turn-off.
Eggs. Such a funny word. Such a funny ..food.
1. Sandwiches are generally considered a “lunch food.” If you had to choose between a grilled cheese and a peanut butter and jelly, which would you pick?
This is just the most ridiculous question anyone could ask me.
2. You can only put four ingredients in your salad (not including greens); what do you throw in the mix? Additionally, which greens and dressing do you pick?
Only Four? RUDE. Mine would be Onion, Black Pepper, Salt (substitute style) and blanched asparagus. For greens I LOVE iceberg, arugula and my favorite salad blend:
Dressing? No thanks….but sometimes. Its hard to find sugar free and making my own requires…work. I like these ones:
3. One food you can’t live without at lunch?
To be honest, I can and have lived without “lunch.” But not very well. Whatever it is though it absolutely HAS to have produce. Vegetables especially. At least something green.
1. It’s the end of the day. You’re tired, hungry, and your fridge is empty. If a fast food (from a chain) is your only option, where do you go and what do you order?
Honestly? This would never happen. I hoard food. If I was too tired to cook or whatever I would most likely go to the supermarket for pre-cooked shrimp, salad or sushi. Whole Foods…if I’ve got a dime or 250.
BUT…let me think… I guess…. fast-food-chain wise I would head to Panera or Chipotle if there was one nearby (I ate at Panera once) or Subway and get a salad …maybe with a veg burger. I’m difficult (understatement). For now.
2. TV/computer on or off while you’re eating?
I’d love to say differently but TV ON. On the floor. Off a tray. LOL. I live alone. It’s no big deal. I mean – look at how much fun she’s having…
When I am with people or family however….TV OFF or I get stone cold ragey.
3. The one food you eat most often at dinner?
This. I eat asparagus about 363 days a year and have done so for YEARS. Really. Yes, really. I think it’s a bit of a thing if you know what I mean.
Ditto onion. Always onions. Lots of onions. It reeks (literally. ha.) of disorderly conduct. But for now? Least of my worries. Onions and asparagus and proteins. Sometimes I add other veggies…but only sometimes.
You’d think these were the same meal different photos. Oh but no. This is how I live. Asparagus. Every day. Years. No lie. My pee doesn’t even smell anymore.
PS::Those Morning Star Veggie Chik’n things? Yeah. That was (was!!) a big deal HUGE thing. But more on that some other day.
PPS:: I’d apologize for the crassnast pics but that would imply that I’m sorry.
PPPS:: Who the heck am I talking to? lol.
PPPPS::I should take a photograph of my humbling dining alone regime. Because….