Friday, May 30, 2014

FFF- 5/30-Distracted

Word Count:  250
Bonus Words: 
Tell us about your last naughty phone call (+50)
Required Phrase:  Put the phone down
Forbidden Word:   Answer, Respond
Extra Credit:  Make a naughty phone call from work, or to someone at work

"Look at him.  It's pathetic.  Dude needs to get a life.  Minecraft!?  I mean really."  Mark looked at Jason sitting on the sofa and shook his head.  The girls were getting friskier by the minute. 
Jason got up and wandered over to the bar to get a distracted that he hadn't finished the one in his hand.  Mark and Scott joined him and tried to point out what he was missing. 
"Dude, Chrissy and Sherri were all over each other next to you on the sofa." 
Jason looked up and asked Scott, "Hey man, I just saw the best video on YouTube!  Wanna see it?" 
Mark punched Jason on the arm.  "If you'd put down that damn phone, you had a chance at an actual threesome with those 2 chicks beside you!!  You could have been a legend, man!"  
Looking around, Jason asked, "Who's the topless chick?"  
"Who cares?" exclaimed Scott.  "This is the best party ever.  I'm doing a lap.  Gonna go watch some girl-on-girl action. you two chumps, have fun."
They each downed their drinks and all headed off in opposite directions.  
Jason laughed to himself as he headed out the door.  "Those two idiots.  Minecraft indeed.  Do they honestly think I didn't notice the hot chicks making out next to me on the sofa."  He approached the stranger next to the car and greeted him.  Leaning back against the car he grinned when he heard the girls heels clicking on the sidewalk and their giggling.  The stranger sprung into action and opened the door for Jason and the two girls.  
"So ladies are you ready for some fun?"  Chrissy and Sherri kissed Jason on the cheeks as they sat on either side of him.  
"Wow Jason I didn't know you had a limo.  This is great," said Sherri 
"Oh I didn't come here in a limo tonight.  What do you think I was doing on the phone?  I reserved it and asked them to send the car here to pick up the two most beautiful ladies in the room.  Champagne, anyone?"    
Hi There.  Hope everyone is having a nice Friday afternoon!  I love short work weeks.  New job is going well and I seem to be settling in.  Hope you all have a nice weekend.  Please go see Advizor for all the other great entries this week. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Time to Shape Up!

First of all let me preface this by saying that I'm writing this for myself as a way to hold myself accountable.  I have no intention of turning this into a weight loss blog.  If you read further, consider yourself warned.

Now that I am back on somewhat of an even keel being employed and working a more "normal" schedule, it is time to get back in shape.  I lost a lot of weight a few years ago and in the past year, more pounds than I have wanted have crept back on.  I know the reasons for that.  I fell back into some old habits and I got lazy on the exercise front.  Depression had a lot to do with it and just sitting at home all the time, bored and "it's just so easy to hit the fridge rather than the gym."

It's summer now and I have no more excuses!  I know myself and I have never been able to stick to a workout program in the morning.  I have tried in the past and find that I just don't stick with it.  During the time when I was losing the weight, I would exercise in the evening.  I know that if I come home and sit down on the couch--I'm done.   I have to get into my exercise clothes and sneakers right away and get right back out the door.  During high summer when it's very hot out, I attend the free water aerobics classes.  I know some people consider this a rather geriatric activity, however, in our town the classes are run by a former Marine Corps drill instructor.  Not at all geriatric!  This is an excellent way to get in shape and stay cool.

Another fun way I found to lose weight is to dance.  I love it!  I don't know if I'm any good at it and at night on my porch or my room, it doesn't matter.  Just get moving!  I will also incorporate moves from an aerobics tape to the music.  A little $20 MP3 player was the magical "machine" that really jump started my eventual 80 lb. loss a few years ago.   It is fun and I think it's a very good way to keep things interesting.

I know that candy is my weakness and potato chips and breads.  And french fries. And pizza.   I did a very good job of avoiding those foods before.  My rule of thumb was that I'd wait and if I was still craving it after an hour, then I'd go ahead and eat it.  9 times out of 10 the craving would go away.   I'd also wait to eat after I exercised because I would generally "behave".  If I had a good workout, then I didn't want to "waste it" by splurging on a big meal.  Plus exercising on a full stomach in the summer just tends to make me sick.

So here I go again.  I have a short-term goal in mind and know the total amount of weight I'd like to lose. Thankfully it is much less than before.  I know that even with the yo-yoing, I am much healthier now than I was before.

Of course as I sit here and write this, I'm staring down a full bag of Hershey's kisses...ARGHHH!  They are going straight into the breakroom at work tomorrow.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Working for the Weekend

Well I have (almost) survived my first week back in the "real world."  Best of all I will actually get a paycheck tomorrow too!  I won't know how to act.  Actually I have already been invited to go out with my neighbors tomorrow night so I'm sure it will come back to me quickly.  It really does feel great to be a productive member of society again.  And being back on a regular 8-5(ish), M-F schedule.  For 6 months before being out of work completely, I was on 2nd shift and that was pretty deflating.  I was working but still couldn't go out or see my friends much.  I am a very sociable person and value going out with my friends as much as I love my downtime at home alone.

I actually haven't had much time alone lately.  My sister-in-law and the kids are with me for awhile.  Of course I love them but at times, they drive me crazy!   This makes hosting for any "fun time" impossible at the moment too.  I haven't really been pursuing any new adventures lately.  I was very focused on finding a job first and foremost. Mission accomplished and hopefully as the summer draws near and the weather gets warm, those opportunities will be there.

I hope everyone has had a great week!  Thank you for all the kind words and emails wishing me well.  I know for certain that Rob has been a LOT more productive at work this week.  And possibly others as well. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  I certainly am going to try!  

And she walks off singing "Back in black, let loose from the noose...."