29 July, 2008

sleepy at work

Well I got the one week tryout for the calorie king software thing. It is pretty neat; its foods database is much more extensive than any other tracker I've run across in the past. It might actually be worth paying for, especially how on the daily reports it tells me how much weight a "normal person" would lose in a month with that day's eating habits. I have been trying to plan menues with it, but I usually end up eating somewhat differently than what I initially put in every day (usually less food, sometimes a little more). Like today I had made a big salad for my lunch (Tim's dinner) and entered the calories as though I'd be eating half of it, then put in that I would have a sort of naan meatball sandwich for dinner at work tonight. Well, I ended up not eating half of the salad (just like 2/3s of the half), and Tim packed it up for me to bring to work for dinner. Where I did not eat it because I'm just not hungry. I also had some trail mix and wasabi peas that I hadn't factored in yet. So yeah. It's good for like doing the basics of what I think I am going to be eating, but it is in depth enough and flexible enough to allow for easy changing of what I do actually end up having.
My scale is in need of its first new battery ever (I've had it since I don't know like 2004 or 2003?). It just registers as low battery if anyone tries to weigh themselves on it.
My tightest pants that formerly gave me one hell of a muffin top are now fitting like they should. They are still very tight, but they don't fall down and also don't make me look chunky. This is good. I wore them during the weekend a little at pitchfork (mostly just to fly out there and then home again). They were fitting like this shortly before I left, but travel and eating out a lot makes me get hell of bloated (stress and sodium mixed with a lower water intake? I don't know) so they were very uncomfortable for the flight home.
I haven't had any diet sodas for a week now. I'm a little headachy around this time in the morning due to pretty much halving my caffeine intake, but I do feel a lot better for it, and I have been sleeping more restfully too (ie, I am not waking up every two or three hours to every little noise outside or the cats getting up and walking about). The only real issue with it is that I am just exhausted every morning when I am leaving work. This makes the bike ride home much less enjoyable---not that it is terribly enjoyable to begin with.
I almost can't wait for Lynn to come back totally from her baby leave so I can maybe walk to work a one or two days a week. I don't even know if I would though considering my commute makes up the majority of my exercise, and if I get sent home at 2am, I sure as hell am not walking through the TL to get there. My white girl ass is taking a taxi home. I guess I could throw in an extra or extended weights session on those days, but that might end up being an every-time-I-walk-to-work occurance.

17 July, 2008

The Watercooler is Broken Again

This is from its breaking this week. Also coffee maker troubles.
As a post-script to this, I only put just enough water into the coffee maker's reservoir to get it to heat it and make just my coffee (which takes about 5 minutes as opposed to 20 for the whole thing) as it seems I'd been the only person refilling it for the last 2 weeks. Teach those lazy bastards.
Also I'd like this for my birthday, please.

Tim is angry at Muni Passengers

Broken Watercooler

This is from one of the first times the new water cooler broke

Holy shit maple cookies

I leave for Chicago tomorrow afternoon. Part of the way there, we will be deboarding and changing planes. The location of this being in Denver (SWA's primary hub). At this juncture, we will be joined by such as Azver and Fei; from which we will embark to the magical windy city of deep dish pizzas and shiny beans for the Pitchfork Music Festival.

Evidently I made the mistake of buying tickets for Friday as well as Saturday and Sunday as no one told me that Friday is basically a big snorefest only highlighted by the fact that both Sebadoh and Public Enemy will be playing one song each. Yes. ONE SONG. What the hell? When I bought my tickets months ago, they hadn't nailed down a solid line up for any of the days, just what some of the bands were and Sebadoh was a big selling point for me. Me and Sebadoh go way back all the way to high school days listening to them on Radio K (KUMN---University of MN main campus's radio station, listen to it anytime on radiok.org) and reading about them in the CMJ (College Music Journal). The fact that they are only playing ONE song on Friday sort of irks me on many levels, one of which being the whole feeling of "just who do these assholes think they are?". Needless to say, Tim and I are likely skipping Friday to go tool around the city with the Joneses and try to scare up something interesting to do.

In other news, Thomas (a coworker) has returned from Canada and brought delicious cookies to the office. They are maple flavour and in bilingual packaging.