Weighin’ In

a-car2I bought a new scale this week.  Because of my fluid issues, I thought I’d buy one that provides the body fat and body fluid percentages along with the weight.  Hey, I learned if cannibals wanted to roast me, I’d be all fatty goodness.  I’d be basting for days.

Anyhoo, the new scale is a consistent plus two pounds from the other scale.  At least it isn’t 12 or something crazy.  On the new scale, I’m up two pounds from last week, so if I do my RT math, it seems that perhaps I haven’t lost anything this week, but haven’t gained, either.  I see this weight loss coming to a grinding halt.  It happens.

I’ll dwell on the positives:

Since last January I’ve lost 42 lbs and with the exception of that up and down thing I do every now and then, I really haven’t gained in a tremendous way.  That is a miralce, my friends.

Since the spring of ’07, I’ve lost 80 lbs.

God is in control and knows how hard I’m working.  The good things will happen eventually.

If you’re checking in,  please let us know, in the comments section, how you are doing.

Hope you all have a successful week!  🙂

Strike up the violins

a-avioDear Diary,

When Chip received his bonus, he was also given a box to bring home his personal items from his job. He’d been, (how do I say this?), laid off.

How could he get laid off?  He’s a top money-maker for his firm!  He knows I have a standard of living to keep.  How awful, and how stupid of him!

How will I tell the girls at lunch tomorrow?  Imagine, sitting there at the Plaza eating our spa lunch before we have our weekly spa day.  What?  Will I now only have $100 to tip my girl?  How humiliating!  I will probably have to start getting pedicures once a month instead of once a week!  Chip’s inability to make the proper income will force me to have to *gasp* stop getting facials.  Oh, I’m so sad.

But, wait!  That’s not all.  The more I think about this the more I see how awful my life will be if Chip doesn’t find a job that pays him enough to give me my weekly allowance.

No more assistant to do my shopping for me.  I will have to go to a gym instead of having my trainer come to my home.

The worst part is that I will now have to buy off of the rack rather than at the showrooms of designers.  I really hate how poly-cotton blends make me itch!

How am I going to survive!?!?!?

What?  Will I know have to fly coach?  Will I have to take that smelly subway?  Will I have to turn down offers for cocktail parties in the Hamptons?  What will I ever do if I can’t go to the Hamptons?

The kids will have to go to public school!  PUBLIC SCHOOL!  The only thing they learn in public school is how to curse, drink and do drugs!  Affluent people like us don’t drink and do drugs!  I’ll even have to watch my kids when they get home from school. Hey, I said I’d have them so that we could be seen at recitals and network to move up the social ladder.  I never said I’d take care of them.

Oh, my life is ruined!  Where did I put that Valium?

Chip is just going to have realize that he’ll have to work two jobs if he has to, so that I can do the things I’m used to doing.

(H/T:  Reuters)

I truly feel bad for anyone that loses a job.  I’ve been in that position a couple of times.  However, some people just need to get real about life.

Caption Contest

Ever wonder what goes on in Bob Dylan’s head?  Provide your witty captions for this photo.  I will post winners Tuesday evening.  Have a great weekend!

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THE WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4.  Deathlok
Cesar Romaro after the Batman Years.

3.  Diller
Lay Lady Lay…..cross that big ass bed…….No,think I screwed that up?

2.  Sig94
All that corned beef and cabbage …. I wonder if the bass player can smell me.

This week’s winner is. . .
1.  Rodney Dill
Eve of Distraction

OTHER CAPTION CONTESTS:

Cowboy Blob

Family Security Matters

Gone Rick Motel

Right Pundits

Rodney Dill

Wyatt

Ahem….

This is me when I leave the gym.

This is me when I leave the gym.

Just a little announcement, since I made a huge freakin’ deal over it:  I didn’t have to do any push ups last night.  I did, however, burn 660 calories.  I’m trying to challenge myself to 800 in a couple of weeks and then 1000 by the end of next month.  I’m not telling Pinboy any of this, of course.  He’d just put me on the rack or something.

He mentioned putting ankle weights on me and turning the incline up high so that I build up the muscles I need to do the treadmill with more gusto.  I told him I’d throw them at him.  Heh.

So, this weekend, I will be trying to do push ups in the privacy of my own home.  Why?  Because I’m competitive, especially with myself.  I need to see if I can do it, because I hate more than anything to say, “I can’t.”

YAY, WYATT!!!!

a-earpAt some point today, our pal, Wyatt should be hitting the milestone of 400,000 hits!

It is quite an accomplishment.  Be sure to give him a hit or two sometime today and congratulate him.

I know for a fact that he truly appreciates all of the hits and comments that you provide him.

Congratulations, Wyatt!

Billy Powell, Rest in Peace

The world of rock-n-roll has lost a true survivor.  I’m not an expert on all things Skynyrd, by any means.  However, I have always liked their music and have a healthy amount of respect for those who survived that horrid plane crash and went on to rebuild their lives and careers.

Sadly, Billy Powell, the keyboardist, passed, today.  Say a prayer for his family and friends.  I’m sure this sad event is made harder given what he has survived.  The memories of the others are not far behind, too.

I had a hard time finding video footage that provided a good camera shot of him (especially from the early years).  This video offers a really nice tribute to the original members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and has some close up shots of Mr. Powell.  It is a moving version of “Simple Man,” to be honest.