Monday, January 19, 2009

"Lately I'm beginning to find that I should be the one behind the wheel..."

So far all of my blog titles are products of Incubus lyrics. I love them.

Anyway..... many obstacles attempted to be tackled this past week. (yes, I like to make list. I am trying to be more organized in 2009).

1) Got my cat, Dexter, neutered! You have no idea how exciting this was for me. He had been spraying all over the house.... and it is the WORST possible smell you could ever imagine and really hard to get rid of. So, he's officially ball-less now (poor little guy) so yesterday I took everything I own to the laundro-mat. And I even had to throw some things away because even after washing them, they still stunk like cat pee! oh well.... EVERYTHING is clean now. And I mean EVERYTHING. I felt very accomplished.

2) I finally got rid of the clog in my bathroom sink. Sound like it's not a big deal... but trust me (And Anna knows exactly what I'm talking about), when you have lived with a clog for so long... it's so satisfying when it's finally gone!

3) Friday's are my weigh-in days. I lost 2 pounds last week! woo hoo! I didn't eat as healthy as I should have, and I didn't work out as much as I should have, but I still lost 2 pounds. It's a step in the right direction. I bought a new fancy digital scale... which somehow says I weigh 5 pounds more than my old one did.... very depressing. But I'm going to go with that. I'm still uncomfortable with telling everyone how much I weigh, but I'm hoping to get to the point soon where I can.

4) I re-decorated my bathroom. The best part of living alone.... you can decorate your bathroom in rainbow colored girlyness and people just have to deal with it, because it's MY bathroom! hee hee. See pictures below! yay! All on sale at Target!

On a side note: My boyfriend is amazing. We haven't been together that long, but it feels like we have. It's actually pretty crazy how close we are getting already... and how when I first met him I had a feeling about him. He's so sweet, caring, kind, funny, helpful, and not to mention... darn cute!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

"Love Hurts, but it's a good hurt... and it feels like I'm alive.

First blog... lots of pressure. So I decided to follow in the footsteps of my always creative BFF (whose blog is "Breaking up with Burgers") and title it with song lyrics. Besides, music always seems to express what I am feeling much more eloquently than I can.

Introductions (They will come in handy later):

BFF #1: Anna- a.k.a. Anna-Banana. Recently married (I was the maid-of-honor). We've known each other for like 13 years or something. We're "peas in an overly analytical pod".

BFF #2: Tonja- a.k.a. Tanja. We met at work and have worked together for about 3 years now. She is getting married in September (I'm the maid-of-honor at that one too). We are less "alike" but seem to compliment each other in the ways that we differ.

My sister: Sarah-a.k.a Puddy. She's really like a best friend too now that she's gotten older. She's almost 8 years younger than me. We are finally getting to act like sisters instead of the mother/daughter thing we had going on before that. She's the silliest, greatest kid I know!

The boyfriend: Alex- a.k.a "I can't believe I am lucky enough to have this guy!" I have been though some seriously bad guys.... and I mean SERIOUSLY BAD. Not that it was all their fault. I let them get to me. But this guy... he's so different. He's spectacular... which, of course, scared the crap out of me! (More on that later).

Me: a.k.a. Samantha (Sam). I'm 26, living in a one bedroom apartment with my 2 cats, Daisy and Dexter. Work my little office job (which really gets to me sometimes). I'm pretty random sometimes. I guess you could say I'm opinionated, but not overbearing. I tend to get worked up easily over things... but I just like to call it "passionate". I'm sure you'll figure that all out as we go along.

Reason for the blogging:
Really, I don't know. Because Anna has a blog? Because I read other people's on here all the time? Because I like to write? I have issues.... don't we all? However, I feel like I have reached that point where I finally want to stop complaining about it all and start fixing it.

~I want to get my finances sorted out (damn student loans and credit cards!).
~I want my house and life to become organized.
~I want to actually make a doctor's appointment and stop being so afraid of them.
~I want to lose the weight... finally! I did lose about 35 pounds last year, but it was a very sloooooow process and I'd still like to lose at least 60 more.

It just feels like it's time to start saving myself from.... well, from myself. I need to do it before things get too out of hand. I seem to have a self-destructive thing happening sometimes. And I know that nobody else can do the work for me.... I have to do it myself.

Well... that ought to get the ball rolling and set the stage. Hopefully I won't bore people (if people even read this). I post blogs sometimes on myspace, and they seem to at least get some laughs out of people.... so I'm hopeful.

Peace Out! (Yes, I say that a lot. But not in a "I'm trying to be cool" kinda way.... more in a "yes, I'm a nerdy white girl who thinks it's funny to say" kinda way.)