Saturday, 20 August 2011

Just to Prove my Point

Check out this article on Yahoo
about what teens say about life online


 "If you are not online, you are completely out of the loop--you don’t have a life, you don’t really exist.”  

Just some food for thought.

Little thinking, dabbling with experimenting



I used to be really good about randomly sending out letters and cards to people.
I don't know if it was ever appreciated,
but I do know that I love receiving mail.

I do believe that (though I adore computers and technology for many things)
all of this wonderful technology has sort of robbed us of our human touch.
I never receive phone calls anymore -
only from my mother, husband, godmother and maybe two friends (maybe 3x a year).
I have mailed, emailed, called & left messages, texted, etc to many, very rarely to get more of a response than 'hey'
Yes, I know folks have their own lives, but wow.
I think it's a little sad.

Also, I have been thinking that the computer leads me to more greed and "the wants."
You know, there are so many shopping sites and new wonder products and stories of said wonderful products online.
However, if I was not aware of their existence, well, I probably wouldn't care as much or
get excited by all of the cool things.
I really get hooked in reading and looking at all of the wondrous things.

I become part of that "gimme, gimme" mentality, and I do not like it.
"But to believe that getting stuff is the purpose and aim of life is madness. "
Hubert Selby Jr. (Requiem for a Dream
 
Time flies and there are so many more constructive ways that I could spend my time.
I mean, when I do talk to other people, I do do a ton more around the house than most.
But, I used to read voraciously.
I used to draw, sew, embroider, bike ride...
oh and actually spend face to face time with people
~gasp~



I feel like I should be giving of myself to people. 
Offering something, even if it's extremely simple.
Random cards or letters sent every month.
I want adventures.
I don't know.

I just have been thinking a ton.
I know that I have been doing the shallow stuff,
trying to get myself in shape.

I just think something has been lost along the way.
We've I've lost touch with something.
Society saddens me lately.

Maybe we've I've become too comfortable with all of these conveniences.
I don't want to look back on my life when I'm old and not have anything to reminisce about.
I want to be the interesting old lady with the crazy, fascinating stories.
There's only one way to do that. 
Do it.



"So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?"
Hunter S. Thompson



In fact, I have been dabbling with the idea of taking a psuedo-sabbatical from
all of these wonderful technological networking groups and just the computer in general..
I think that I may tell folks that if they wish to communicate with me that
they will have to call or write.
I was actually given a polaroid camera, nice to have actual photos again.
I'm thinking of getting a 35mm "film" camera too.
I may even spring for an old typewriter.
I will probably still blog, though not that many people read anyway, lol. 
Like I said, it's an idea that I'm dallying with.
Maybe, I'll find it impossible to do.
Maybe, I'll find new things in myself and life that I never thought of.
Maybe, I'll find new adventures.
Maybe, I'll find the good in people again.
Maybe, I'll change my mind on everything.
Maybe, I'll find more interesting things to blog about.
Maybe, I'll just get a penpal.



Friday, 19 August 2011

Feeling Funk-a-licious

As most know, I love vintage.
I do not prescribe to any one period.
I mix them up even.
It all depends on my mood.
Today, well, I'm feeling funk-a-licious.
What does this mean?

It means I'm getting into a 70's, disco, Studio 54 groove.
So, I thought I would post pics of just great pictures of actual
icons from the 70s
(Lots of Bianca Jagger!)
and some outfits that I wouldn't mind sporting.
You'll notice quite a few jumpsuits!!
I'm feeling like I should make one now.

and at the end today's workout.
Met up with a wonderful lady who pushed me through the 1000 Rep Workout.
I am already sore.
I'm a little scared what I will feel like tomorrow!!


































And before I go off to do the hustle....


Thursday, 18 August 2011

.

I've got nothing.
I have tons that I could be doing and should be doing so I probably will go doing.
So, I decided to post pretty pictures of cupcakes.
Cupcakes that I'm not eating,
but I am craving.
My workout from yesterday is at the bottom.
Meeting a lady that I met through Allison Earnst's NLC
tomorrow at the gym.
We're going to try out the 1000 Reps workout.
A little intimidated.

Now, on to the pretty.














You should be able to click on the photos and it will go to the links of where I got them from.  =)

And the boring.


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Random picture love and stuff

I have been feeling really, I don't know,
introspective?
I've been wanting to read a lot of William S. Burroughs,
Hubert Selby, Jr. and Oscar Wilde for some reason.
Oh well.

I have been sketching again.
I haven't done that in probably well over a year or more.
Yeah, I suck.

This makes me happy.
I won a hairpiece from

 
I have probably four of her pieces already, but I love that I get another.

Lots of shows coming up again next month.
New venues, new people
drag kings, drag queens, so much
it makes me excited.
 
I have been practicing back bends and splits to try and add to some routines.
We'll see how that goes!
I do believe that when I am going to be more and more like
Isabella Blow.
(except a poor version, heh)











And these are some of her most tame looks.

She fascinates me.
I want to read 
 
 

Oh, I have been still exercising and eating clean and such.

I'll leave you with my workouts from yesterday and today.


Thursday, 11 August 2011

Chuckle of the day

I had to steal this from 

And I'm such a Star Wars geek, it just made my day.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Free! Because I do no own a microwave & the usual stuff!

I have this Tupperware microwave steamer.
It's from the early 90's, I believe.
At least, this is when I can remember getting it.
Anyway, I have not had a microwave for at least six years, nor will I probably have one again.
It's in perfectly good condition, and it has very little if any wear on it.
I do not have the little booklet, but you put water in the bottom.
From what I remember there were recipes for it, perhaps a search online could come up with something?
It would be great for steaming veggies and such.
If anyone would like it, please comment here.
I'll be happy to ship it to you.





Now, for the usual stuff.
Here's my workout log for this morning and my usual locker room shot.
Also, if anyone has any good links or sites for people who are debating future fitness/figure competitions, please share!  I would love to read up on the subject - you know, diets, workouts, etc.
As I cannot actually afford to do it at the moment, I would love to read more of what's involved.
Who knows, ya know?


Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Making a new deal (goal) with myself.

I have been doing well.  I definitely see changes in my upper body, shoulders especially.  Gosh, I'm starting to love my shoulders. ~gives them kisses~  I know the lower body will take time.  That is my nemesis, my fatty, jiggly zone.  I will not give up, though.  I am determined.

Since I am currently unemployed, I have been giving even more effort for becoming healthy and fit.  I love starting my mornings at the gym, having all of my meals planned out and being able to play with clean recipes.  However, I have decided that if I get one of these jobs that I applied for, well, maybe I'll look into a competition.  If I have the extra money coming in, I would be willing to let a little (a lot from what I read, lol) flow toward that goal. 

It's silly, but I keep thinking about it.  I think it would be a devil of a challenge to myself which is why I have not seriously considered trying. Well, that reason and the cost, haha!  I will keep working on myself, by myself, with the help of books, videos, blogs, support of others.  But, well, but if I can once again have extra money, maybe I'll go the extra and challenge myself even further.  This folks, is the new deal I am making with myself. I guess I'm willing to say that because the chances are 50/50!

Friday, 5 August 2011

I have been slacking on posting my daily pics.
I have been posting them on facebook.
But I have been working out.
She has been prepping for her first figure show.
She's just about 3 weeks out.
It amazes me the willpower and determination that she has.
The thought of doing the same flits through my head often.
Yet, I know that I probably could not be as regimented.
Plus, it's super expensive.
The training, suits, posing, shoes, supplements.....
And me, being unemployed at the moment, cannot entail those costs!
The only reason that I go the gym pretty much daily is because I bought a 
package deal for super cheap for two years last year.
Anyway, on to today's pics.

Today's workout.

Today's locker room shot wearing my 
"Suck It Up Buttercup" tank from
the Next Level Challenge I'm doing with 

Sweaty and after the workout!

Yesterday, I played with making up recipes.
One wasn't too shabby, but I think that it needs tweaking before I would actually post it.

Have a great one!

Monday, 1 August 2011

Workouts! Pics!

My laptop is on the fritz at the moment.
So, I'm fighting for time on the regular computer with the husband, which
by the way is almost out of memory!
Stupid computers,
Love em & Hate em.
Here was yesterday's workout.

(you can click on the pics to get a bigger, more readable version)




Then, today's.




and today's obligatory locker room shot



Now, it's housework, cooking, and such.
We have company coming again this weekend!