been a long time since i blogged. i can't believe it's the middle of february already. tomorrow is valentines day. never been one of my favorite holidays...another childhood trauma. in the second grade we all made those little folders you hang on your desk so all the kids can give you a card (whether they like you or not). anyway, for some strange reason i got it in my head to snitch a bunch of my own valentines before the big party day. i sneaked them into my lunchbox and took them home. so, as a result on THE BIG DAY i only had a few cards. i can still remember mrs. levitt (wait..it was first grade) looking at me with this look of pity because i had no friends. and i can really remember how guilty i felt, it has plagued me all these many years (and all so i could be the first to open my little puppy and kitty cards, truthfully though, i was always a fat kid so i was probably just after the candy). speaking of candy and fat. i had to take booboo to the vet a couple of weeks ago. she hurt her shoulder. we found out she has gained 11 pounds since we got her. so unfortunately her and i are severely limited on our red vine intake. i don't bring any into the house now. but i try to have some in my car once in a while, that way she can have one when we go for our walks. but, just to make sure i don't eat them all, i put them on the floorboard on the passenger side so i can't reach them while i am driving along (and mindlessly munching down the whole bag). this plan works pretty well, except for wednesday, when i really wanted a red vine on my way to work. i was driving down the freeway about 65 mph and trying in vain to reach the bag (i could almost see over the dashboard a few times). finally i gave up (some drivers get really pissy when you swerve into their lane and it looks like no one is driving your car). gees, you would have thought i was texting or talking on my cell with the attitude they took. that kind of brings me to another topic. oregon now has a fine for talking on your cell phone while driving. is this a good thing? is it even practical? i can understand not texting and driving, but just talking doesn't seem so bad to me. is it anymore distracting then someone fumbling around to light a cigarette or find a radio station or put in a different 8 track tape? (remember those?) heck, two years ago for christmas mike and i got each other new nanos. they play video now and sometimes when i miss dvring an episode of a favorite show (house, csi etc), i will buy it on itunes and watch it at lunch time. i could be watching that going down the road and it wouldn't be breaking any laws, but god help me if i call someone. tim and i also made our yearly trip to portland for the blazer vs. san antonio game. we had a great time. the blazers won the game, by 3 points, and it was really an exciting game. the blazers were behind by 10 points going into the 4th quarter, but they pulled it out. and tim duncan played. that is tims favorite player, so it was all good. just a couple of bad parts to the whole thing. "aunt flo" came to visit a day before the trip. i hadn't seen her in almost 8 months. the bitch!!! (i figured it was gods way of telling me not to get uppity because i got new undies). yep, nothing breaks in a new set of undies like having your first period in 8 months. and the rental car i got was really annoying. one of those really computerized modern things. all the way there it kept showing "change oil soon" instead of showing the mileage. then the game was over at 10:30, we hit the freeway at 11 and figured we would be home by 3 a.m. unfortunately, about one hour from home the "change oil soon" started alternating with "check tire pressure"...and about 2 minutes later we heard that old familiar womp..womp..womping sound. but i get the roadside assistance when i rent. so i called aaa (20 minutes on hold) and then the tow truck driver got there around 4a.m., then we had to drive home at 45 mph on the little donut tire. just a small question here. who decided to put that little donut tire in the trunk instead of giving you a regular spare tire that matches your other 4 tires? for the prices they charge for a car, the damn things should come with 5 real tires, not 4 tires and something they ripped off of a matchbox car. so we got home a little after 5. i was prettty tired since i hadn't got off work until 1 the morning before and got up at 7. but it was worth it. we got the same t-shirt at the blazer store. mine is just bigger than his. they have brandon roy and clyde drexler on them..a new player and a blast from the past. oh, another big news flash. not sure if i mentioned this before, but i finally went to the foot doctor. my feet are virtually pain free. i should have gone a long time ago. so, in order to celebrate i bought me an elliptical. it's the golds gym stridetrainer 595, from wal mart ($447). mike and i just finished putting it together yesterday, and i rode it a little but i had to be to winco at 10 this morning so i didn't really get to work it very much. it has 4 weightloss workouts and 4 cardio workouts and 8 target training workouts. tim did a workout today. it's really good for him because he can build up his quads (which the dr. said would help him with his knees). i am really excited about this. i have several workout dvds but i have never bought an actual piece of equipment. now, as long as it doesn't become just an expensive clothes hanger all will be good. maybe i will get healthy yet. i demoed activia yogurt today. i like yoplait light and i like dannon fit and trim (?), but that activia is just nasty i think. but, anyway, while i was demoing i would see people go by with these strange green leafy things, and little orange and red round things, and long green stalky things. i hear they are called FR-OOTS and VEG-A-TABLES. i might have to check that out in my quest to get healthy. i understand you can find them in a place called PRO-DUES. (must be in the great beyond, further than the candy and chip aisle..cause that's as far as i go). also, thanks to some people out there, i have become a fan of NCIS. i had never watched it until some people were always going on about it. so i dvred some old episodes on usa network. now i am hooked. it is a really good show. i also dvred a couple of the ncis las angelas but i haven't watched them yet. thank you, because i needed something to replace the crappy law and orders i won't watch anymore. and finally for now, i was watching tv last night and a commercial came on for welches grape juice. the guy said the grapes are picked and squeezed within hours while they are still fresh. i looked at mike and said "that has always been my motto when it comes to boogers"
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