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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Just a Post Before I Go-Go...

I heard that stupid Wake Me Up Before You Go Go song by Wham on the radio a while ago and it’s stuck in my head. Ugh, I hate it when that happens (don’t you dare, Bloggus!). And yes, I know it’s pitiful to listen to a radio station that still (or ever) plays Wham but this is Pigsknuckle, remember? I don’t do country. Or rap. Or Rush Limbaugh. And I’m careful about what Ryan hears. In fact, here’s a funny story about that…

I have that James Blunt CD with the Beautiful song on it. On the CD, he sings about being ‘fucking high.’ Because I never wanted Ryan to hear the f-word, I’d discreetly use the radio controls on my steering wheel to mute that bit (and I made sure never to play it in the house when she was home). So, for a couple of years, she thought there was a skip on the CD. Well, in the version of the song that plays on the radio, he sings, ‘flying high’ (FCC censors, you know). When Ryan heard it, she said, “Ohhhhhhhh, that's the word our CD skips!” I chuckled. Just last week I told her the truth about our CD. We both got a good giggle. And I still mute it (much to her chagrin) because even though she’s nearly 10 and now knows the word exists, it doesn’t mean she’s old enough for the F-Bomb! Damn it.

Anyway, we leave for our camping trip tomorrow, so I thought I’d pop in with some random stuff and to say ‘bye!’

I checked the weather for the lake and found out there’s a chance of thunderstorms every day for the next 10 days. Nice, eh? Good thing we’ll only be gone for 6. Actually, I don’t mind rain when I’m camping, as long as I don’t have to set-up or take down in it. And ‘chance of’ means there’s a good possibility we won’t get squat (as Ryan says, the weatherman lies). Fingers crossed, anyway. We’re going to spend the whole time reading, hiking, swimming in the lake, and star-gazing… I cannot wait. And we’ll spend Ryan’s 10th birthday in the woods, which sounds like a pretty perfect birthday to me. Too bad I was born in February.

The Booby Walk training is going well. I’m now doing between 6 and 8 miles a day, which, truth be told, I’m feeling more than I should. Of course, it’s really hot and humid when I walk (since, you know, I can’t get my ass out of bed early enough to get to the park before the sun’s high in the sky). I have to plan 10, 12, and 15-mile routes around town for August and September weekends (as I don’t have time for really long distances during the week). My Mussolini Heel and crap ankle are still giving me serious grief but they hurt just as much when I do nothing, so I figure I might as well do something if I’m going to be in pain either way.

The training, regardless of how painful, has been great for my weight loss effort! I’m trying not to be one of those annoying people who starts losing weight and then talks about nothing else, but it’s going well. I really like this whole Weight Watchers plan. I’ve been eating healthy – loads of veg and fruit and virtually no cravings - and I’ve lost consistently every week so far. Tomorrow’s weigh-in day and I expect more of my lard-ass will be gone then, too! I was pretty happy when, on Saturday, I got to wear a pair of cropped pants that didn’t fit a few weeks ago… whoo hoo!

And yeah, my boss still sucks. And no, she doesn’t have my blog address. I hope. And no, I don’t want her job (nor could I have it, given that she owns the company). I'll just keep mopping up her slop. What goes around comes around, right? I'm working on a way to benefit from the whole mess in the near future...

That’s about it, I think. And since I've done little packing, I really should go. Have a great week, my bloggy buddies, and I’ll see you when we’re back from the lake! XOXO

30 comments:

blognut said...

Have a great vacation, darlin'.

You'll have joy, you'll have fun, you'll have seasons in the sun...

And you'll wake up at Delta Dawn...

And you won't get any rain at all because Here Comes the Sun...

And I will totally plant songs in your head any time I want and you will love me anyway. ;)

At least that is what I tell myself.

Diane said...

I do love you. But Bloggus? Yeah. BITE ME!

hebba said...

Have fun camping! I'm so jealous.

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Ryan!

She said...

oh, oh, oh Sheee lah! (That's Prince, right?) Oh, oh, oh Sheee lah says to have a nice time and Happy Birthday, Ry!

Love.

blognut said...

Yo Shee lah! I think it was performed by Ready for the World, but it may have been written by Prince. :)

A perfect song to stick in her head, though! Good one!

blognut said...

Oh, by the way, Diane?

I don't bite... usually. ;)

And you? DO NOT SCARE ME.

Diane said...

That's 'cause I'm all the way in Virginia. 'Cause if I was out your way? I'd bring my spider friends with me and you'd be scared. Totally scared. So pfffftttt.

blognut said...

CHEAP SHOT!

Yep, it's all true! I'd be scared of that spider, but NOT OF YOU!

Bring it on, girlfriend! Bring your A-Game though, because you are going to need it!

;)

Diane said...

Big talk from a short, round, fuzzy, blue nut ;)

blognut said...

Ok, fine. It's your blog and you can have the last word.

Only, this might be later than your last word.

And you're leaving. So I can comment all over you all week long and there's nothing you can do about it.

heh.

Love you! XO

mo.stoneskin said...

Presumably there are quite a few songs out there with the F-bomb, so I'm guessing when you drive places you're continually muting and un-muting. Right? I imagine that would be exhausting!

mom seeks life said...

Enjoy your trip - it sounds like a memorable way for your daughter to spend her birthday and anywhere where you can lay back and look at stars away from all the light pollution sounds gorgeous!
As for the training, that is great, really spurred me on to get my bum in gear and get fit again - maybe I need a good cause to motivate me, like yours. Good luck

Protege said...

What a fun story about the CD!;))
Have a lovely trip! Even if it rains occasionally, it will be great I am sure.,))
xo

lizspin said...

Yeah. . . weathermen always lie! Weatherwomen.. . .however. . . .don't.

Have a great trip. It sounds awesome!

dianne said...

Hope you and Ryan have a great camping trip, may the rain stay away, may the sky be filled with sunshine and the night sky filled with stars. ♡

Ladybird World Mother said...

Have a good week and may that rain stay away...Thunder and lightning, very very frightning.... we can all do songs, girl!!

sherri said...

Now that I discovered I love camping, I'm jealous!

And I also found a pair of pants that didn't fit me last week that I'm now wearing but the sad news is-- they're one size BIGGER!

Enjoy your week!

f1trey said...

enjoy...keep a log ......im sure there will be good stories to tell!

Cat said...

I am so jealous of your camping trip! I hope you have a flying wonderful time! Remember, the easiest way to get rid of a tick that's already attached is to put liquid soap on a cotton ball and hold it over the tick for 30 seconds - they come out on their own! Have fun!

Heather said...

Have a fantastic time!!

And congrats with the consistent weight loss - I know that's gotta be pretty encouraging. Isn't exciting to fit into old clothes? Yeah.. I wouldn't know right now... mine are all a little snug. *sigh*

Tell Ryan we all said HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Chris@Maugeritaville said...

Enjoy the vacation. Censoring songs from our kids is just a way of life. I remember back in the day when the scandalous lyrics were the "Damn" in "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" and "Son of a bitch" in "Devil Went Down to Georgia".

How times have changed.

Amy McMean said...

have fun in the woods. Make some smores for me!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Have a really great camping trip. Also? No worries about the WHAM song. It should be out of your head now because it's NOW IN MINE!!!

;-)

boneman said...

folks everywhere will gladly tell you that I watch too much TV

Well, not now, because we didn't buy a converter box, nor do we intend to. Movie rental on the TV, and news from the net

But, before DC turned off the lights, there was a show on TV called Friends.
Not a bad comedy, really. Lisa Kudrow, Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, and Matthew Perry. (see? I told you I watched too much TV)
Anyway, Lisa Kudrow, playing the character Phoebe, walked in on the others watching Old Yeller.
She commented on how many tiimes she had seen it, and how the happy ending helped her through her trials and tribulations in life.
Then she looked at the TV and saw something new about it. Scenes she had not seen before.

"Timmy?! Where are you going with Ol Yeller? And why do you havew a gun? OMIGOD! TIMMY! TIMMY NO!!!!!" (bang)
"What the heck kind of dog snuff movie IS this!?" she asked

Turns out her Mom had always turned that part off when it came, and just verbally said, and they lived happily ever after.

Very funny scene.
Probably more so if one had actually seen Ol' Yeller.
I haven't I always had heard how it ended, and never really wanted to see it.

So....I don't have to say anything else about that, do I?
(The running joke after that was that she ended up renting movie after movie to see what it was that her Mom had 'censored'....)

That was a funny post for Friends (oh goodness...now I computer too much) but then, not as funny as Joey trying to talk Ross into just hitting him for wanting to make Rachel his girl friend. I still howl when I think of that one!

Moral(?)
Parental Guidence: Good.
Censorship: Bad.
Business?: Not mine.
Nose?: Leaving, now...

d=))

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Diane, if it's any consolation for the rain and bugs you are due to suffer under canvas, I am totally taking Bloggus Nuttus, our dear sis, and her language, in hand while you are away!

And I love it that you've tried to protect Ryan - I hadn't realised she's still such a wee one! Well done, but time isn't on our side with the f bomb, methinks!

Have a fab camping expo! Fhi xox

Andy said...

Hope you're having a fun vacation...

I'm pretty sure my mom used to do the same thing with me, with cassettes, when I was a kid. Hmmm. Now I wonder what I missed.

blognut said...

Damn! I think Fhina is trying to control me.

To that? I say, "PFFFTT!"

Because, really, a controlled Bloggus is a very boring Bloggus indeed!

And yeah, I felt compelled to come back and make sure I had the last word. I'll do it again, too. ;)

Sometimes Sophia said...

I was wondering how the training was going. Sounds like you're making great progress. And the weight loss thing is super.

Did you read about Polly's Walk... a woman who walked 14,124 miles around the world doing 15 miles a day for over five years. That sort of puts things in perspective. http://pollysglobalwalk.com/

Sometimes Sophia said...

PS Have a great trip. Happy Birthday to Ryan!!