Saturday, December 26, 2009

Stark naked travels

This is an emergency.

I must lose weight. Immediately. I am going to start a 'get naked' plan.

One of my friends lost bunches of weight doing her 'get naked' plan before she got married. No one get up in a huff, I am no where near getting married. But soon, I will have to be seen naked. Well, kinda naked. In five months I am going to Ecuador. And to get to that country, one has to board a plane. And now thanks to a crazy man, travelers of the sky variety are being subjected to stark naked travels. Ok, not completely, but the way things are going, come May, I may have to go through security with nothing but me and my naked self. As of right now though, travelers are having to go through a full body scanner. In which the random security people, who may or may not be perverts, get to see us all nice and nakey. All of us. Wrinkles and love handles and sun spots.

Now I am fully aware that by the time I cross the naked threshold of the airport security, these poor security people will have seen many many more naked people before me. But still. I don't want to be yet another overweight American in which my naked picture may or may not be able to be saved and sent over the internet through perverted security people's e-mail accounts. Or at the very least, if me in my naked glory do get sent via e-mail, I would like it to be cuz of my stunning crazy in shape body and not for my much loved love handles.

Today was the first day of the 'get naked' plan. Today I ran. Started my 13 week 'how to become a runner' plan...again. I have started it many many many times. Obviously, not once have I finished. In 13 weeks, I will be able to run a 1/2 marathon. Or so the plan boasts. 13 weeks puts us right into April. Which is perfecto as May comes right after April and May is the naked month. Stark naked travels, here I come!!!

PS- going to Ecuador for a nursing trip. My nursing school friends and I are all going for 2 weeks in May. It is going to be supremely amazing. More to come on that.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Offically 2 semesters to go

Well, I did it. I have officially passed my second semester of nursing school. I only have two left. Two. Just two. In 12 little short months I will graduate with an actual degree that will get me an actual job where I will make actual money. I can not wait. To bide my time until graduation, I have spent many hours debating on where I should go after I graduate. Where to live?? Since I currently live in freaking Antarctica, I am leaning towards someplace where it doesn't snow and there are no such things as 'ice pellets'. Actually wording from today's weather forecast! So disturbing. Anywhos...

I am free of school for three weeks. I am going to read. I can not wait! But now I am faced with the decision of what books to read. Any suggestions? Currently I am thinking I should read some classics that I managed to avoid in high school. Right now I am reading the Scarlett Letter. What a drag that one is.

And since that book is about the most boringest thing ever, second to homework, I have found myself looking for other things to do...such as clean my room. HAHAHAHA!!!! Ok, really, though. Things I want to do over winter break....

1) Throw everything I own away. Seriously. Maybe one of these days after I type those words I will actually do it. But before I move again, my goal is to have two suitcases. Just two. No more junk. Two suitcases. I have not decided if I get two suitcases per season or just two suitcases total?

2) Find decent salad recipes. I mean, seriously peoples. There are salads out there that do not have 'chef' or 'caesar' in the title and I want to learn how to make them. I have had some of them in restaurants. But who can afford a $12 bowl of lettuce? So I need to figure out how to make fancy lettuce at my house. Anyone have some good recipes out there?

3) Organize my pictures. I have hundreds of pictures. One of my friends picked up a random photo album of mine the other day. It had about 6 pictures in it. Lame. It is time to take the many many boxes of pictures that I have and put them somewhere productive. Or at least into photo albums that will fit into my two suitcases.

4) And last but not least, find a book that isn't lame. Any suggestions? In doing that, I will have a perfectly good excuse not to do any of the above things on my list. And reading good books by the fire and pretending I don't live in hell frozen over...perfection.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Really fantastic lemonade

When life hands you lemons, it is all sorts of helpful to have friends that will make the lemonade for you.

I have been reminded this week about how lucky I am. I am amazed at how amazing my friends are. Seriously. Love and more love has come from all corners of my life this week. How do you even begin thanking people who have gone out of their way to make sure that we all survived this week? Words can not express, fruit baskets can not express. Thank you, my friends. Really and truly, thank you.