Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Memey Memey

Thanks, shesays and scooter:

Because my daughters are napping at the same time (!), and my body is too sore to go on the bike trainer, i meme.

In my life, I have ….

(X) smoked a cigarette

(X) crashed a car
(hey, did that just 2 weeks ago!)
(X) got drunk with a good friend

( ) stolen a car
(x) been in love

( ) been dumped

(X) shoplifted. Yeah, yeah, scooter. I shoplifted a happy birthday card and pin saying something like "Spank me, it's my birthday!" for Ray Kreevoy, mom's friend.
(X) been fired. From freakin' don pablos for serving alcohol to someone who forgot their id. They called me back 3 months later and apologized and offered my job back. Wish i could say i preserved my dignity and said no....
(X) been in a fist fight. Nobody calls me "chinky chinky chinaman" and gets away with it!

( ) snuck out of my parent’s house
( X) been arrested. After shoplifting. By my brother's friend.
( ) gone on a blind date

(X) skipped school. With approval from my parents.
( X) seen someone die

(X) been to Canada

(X) been to Mexico

(X) been on a plane

( ) purposely set a part of myself on fire. Who says 'X' to this one??
(X) eaten Sushi

(X) been skiing
(X) been moshing at a concert. Moshing to alanis morrisette, baby!
(X) taken painkillers

(X) love someone or miss someone right now

(X) lay on my back and watched cloud shapes go by

(X) made a snow angel
(X) flown a kite

(X) built a sand castle

(X) gone puddle jumping. Like, in a small plane? Yes.
(X) played dress up

(X) jumped into a pile of leaves. We used to have a huge yard, i would gather them up and practice doing flips/gymnastics into them. Fun fun!

(X) gone sledding

(X) cheated while playing a game. I used to all the time with my brothers, but they would still win. Damn it!
(X) been lonely

(X) fallen asleep at work/school.
( ) used a fake id
(X) watched the sun set

( ) felt an earthquake

(X) touched a snake

( ) slept beneath the stars

(X) been tickled

( ) been robbed

(X) been misunderstood

(X) pet a goat
(X) won a contest. Um, a hula hoop contest, baby!
(X) run a red light

( ) been suspended from school

(X) been in a car accident
( X) had braces

( ) eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one night
 [try in one sitting]
(X) had deja vu. Let me clarify, it was deja vu, as in: "It feels like i've had this experience before." Not deja vu like "I'm having a psychic moment," as my brother explains in his meme.
(X) danced in the moonlight

(X) liked the way I look

(X) witnessed a crime

(X) questioned my heart

( ) been obsessed with post-it notes

(X) squished barefoot through the mud

(X) been lost

(X) been to the opposite side of the country

(X) swum in the ocean

( ) felt like dying

(X) cried myself to sleep

(X) played cops and robbers

(X ) recently colored with crayons

(X) sung karaoke. For the first time in korea. It's true what they say: Koreans do have pretty singing voices.
(X) paid for a meal with only coins

(X) done something I told myself I wouldn’t

(X) made prank phone calls

( ) laughed until some kind of beverage came out of my nose

(X) caught a snowflake on my tongue

(X) danced in the rain

(X) written a letter to Santa Claus

(X) been kissed under a mistletoe

(X) watched the sun rise with someone I care about

(X) blown bubbles

(X) made a bonfire on the beach

(X) crashed a party

(X) gone roller-skating

(X) had a wish come true

(X) worn pearls

(X) jumped off a bridge. Illegally bungee jumped in california!
(X) ate dog/cat food. Mmm...tender vittels
( ) told a complete stranger I loved them

(X) kissed a mirror

(X) sung in the shower

(X) had a dream that I married someone

(X) glued my hand to something

( ) got my tongue stuck to a flag pole

( ) kissed a fish

(X) sat on a roof top

(X) screamed at the top of my lungs

(X) done a one-handed cartwheel. Try NO handed cartwheel
( ) talked on the phone for more than 6 hours

(X) stayed up all night

( ) didn’t take a shower for a week

(X) picked and ate an apple right off the tree

(X) climbed a tree

(X) had a tree house

(X) been scared to watch scary movies alone

(...) believe in ghosts. Unsure...but *love* hearing peoples ghost stories.
( ) have more then 30 pairs of shoes

( ) worn a really ugly outfit to school just to see what others say

(X) gone streaking

(X) gone doorbell ditching

( ) played chicken

(X) jumped into a pool/hot tub/lake with all my clothes on

(X) been told I’m hot by a complete stranger

(X) broken a bone

(X) been easily amused

( ) caught a fish then ate it

(X) caught a butterfly

(X) laughed so hard I cried

( ) cried so hard I laughed

(X) cheated on a test
( ) owned a Britney Spears CD

(X) forgotten someone’s name

(X) French-braided someone’s hair

(X) gone skinny dipping in a pool

( ) been threatened to be kicked out of my house

( ) been kicked out my house

(X) had a fantasy over someone I love as a good friend

(X) sun-tanned naked

( ) ran naked in the rain

And you?

Fittest of them all....

I admit: I love group exercise...aerobics, spinning. I love the challenge of getting the steps. I love the loud dance music. I love sweating. A few years ago, i found a gym that really gave me a challenge. The aerobics and spinning there were really for the fittest of the fit. Going to this gym along with training for a marathon got me the fittest i have ever been. Even after having a baby, i was able to get strong enough to pick up some classes at the gym here and there. And now i've had two babies...and have been on my bike every other day...I thought i was ready to go back. So i did last week. And almost died.

I am used to being a strong athlete. I enjoy physical challenge and am used to being one of the strongest, quick to pick up the steps in an aerobics class. But when i went back to the gym last week, i felt lost, hot, weak and old. After 20 minutes of the too-loud music and huffing and puffing, i had to excuse myself because i thought i was going to faint. Seriously. Once i returned, i couldn't follow the complicated step work. I had to be that person...the one who just marches in place until they catch their breath and can follow allong. I used to secretly laugh at that person. And here i am.

And the day after (and day after that) was extremely painful. I used to enjoy feeling sore after a good work out. It was a satisfying feeling of being sore--feeling my muscles grow and stretch. But after going back to the gym last week, my muscles were stiff and angry.

I've gone back since then and hope it gets easier.