Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas...Who needs a drink!

Oooo, ooo, Me!

I love me some Christmas, but Lord Almighty it is stressful. It is the second Christmas in a row that Dustin couldn't be with his family, and he misses them, bless his heart. OMG though, I'm already tired of all the dram. Dustin wanted to go sleep at his parents house, I guess because, (a) katie and logan ditched, and my mom stresses him out; and (b) because Deally is there all by herself. So I told him that he was starting shit, and to go fuck himself and stay there, because he was, and everyone thought that he was leaving because he hated them and blah blah blah. He really is trying, but being here stresses him out because he doesn't like being confrontational, and my family lives on conflict.

Christmas food is good though, even though my tummy doesn't think so. It will be glad to be feasting again, a/o January 1. Thank God, because I feel like such a FAT ASS. ugh.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Day 9: Wow!!

We are on day nine, and it has been a pretty crazy trip so far. I haven't really experienced any major detox symptoms, with the exception of a few headaches.

I've lost nearly ten pounds so far!!!! Putting me at:

188.4 lbs,

as of this morning!!! Wooohooo!

To help with the detox stuff I've been skin brushing almost everyday, taking psyllium husks and bentonite, lots of icky green powder, and some other things that I'm not sure I want to advertise : ).

I have to say the hardest part of this whole shindig is getting up and making our juice. Sometimes I just can't bring myself to make another freaking juice. When that happens, I'll force some green powder down in some "from the bottle" orange juice, and call it good. We haven't been drinking the recommended one gallon of juice either.

Anyways, we are going to the city today to get groceries. The more greens I have, the easier it is to make the juice.

Gotta go take a final

Monday, December 1, 2008

Juice Feast: Day 1

Today has gone well so far. I have only had one quart of juice so far, and 8 oz of GT's Multigreen Kombucha(i freakin' love that shiz), which is not ideal, but my days are kind of screwed up since I work nights, so I eat mostly at night anyways. We haven't gone grocery shopping yet, but we will be doing that tonight. Our last meal last night was not Thai Cafe, sadly, as they are apparently closed on Sundays. Instead we had El Vaquero, which was pretty rockin', and our last bites of food were dates. If you haven't ever tried real, fresh dates, you're missin' out. They are freaking candy.

Ok, so here are my beginning stats:

Weight: 195.6 lbs.
Yard Sale Juice (whatever was left over in my fridge)- Beets, Apples, Carrots, Cranberries, Strawberries, Cabbage, and a Pomagranate. Never try to juice a banana- it just turned to banana goo in the juicing basket.

So, hopefully I'll be posting nearly every day for this Feast, and posting lots of pictures, hopefully of weight loss.

Ta Ta.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The last supper.

Dustin and I, the night before the Feast

Tonight Dustin and I will be going on our last food date before we begin our juice feast tomorrow. I must say, the thought of not eating solid food for 92 days is intimidating, but I am confident that the health rewards of eating this way will way outnumber the sacrifice. I have seen how raw food makes me feel, and I love it, so this seems like the next logical step.

For our last supper we will be going to either Thai Cafe', or Golden Dragon, depending on how bad we want bubble tea. Mmmmmm, I love Thai food.

So, for the next few months, this will be my official Juice Feasting blog. I will be posting pictures of our transformation, our juice intake, and I perhaps videos, if we get the nerve to make any.

So wish us luck!! Woo hoo!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Slip up.

After weeks of nearly raw, I broke the seal and made myself a pizza at work.

And guess what, it feels icky, nearly twelve hours later. The pizza betrayed me, and made my tummy feel gross.

A juice would never do that!

I guess that I just needed a reminder that raw food is the best food in the long term. Pizza is only tasty while you are eating it, and it will turn on you almost immediately.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Juice Feasting

So, Dustin and I made an executive decision whilst sitting in the bath today. Because we are both in our best couple friends wedding in December, we are going to start the Juice Feast one month sooner than planned: December 1.

(As I'm writing this, some girl just left the computer lab crying, hmmm)

Anyways, so we're starting the Juice Feast, and will be fasting over Christmas, which isn't as sad as it sound, since Christmas is never a big food holiday at my parents house anyways. I say that, but I'm sure my mother with make sure to make a big deal of it just to punish us. I'm bitter, but it's true.

I'm really looking forward to it, mostly because it will mark a major turning point in my life; one that I've really been needing.

My goal is to be thinner, healthier, happier, and more spiritual at the end of this juice feast, and I'm really excited about it!

Woo hoo!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Raw again..

I'm trying raw again. I'm more prepared, and more ready this time. I've only lost a minimal amount of weight, but I think the longer I stay 100%, the faster the weight will come off.

Also, in January I will be starting a 92 day Juice Feast. More on that later.

Why raw? Because it seems that all signs point to it. It doesn't matter what I am searching for, I always end up on a site promoting raw foodism. So,I'm going to give it my damnedest, and hopefully it will take me where I want to go.

I'm discovering that I don't have to give power to the emotions that I have associated with certain cooked foods for so many years. This go has been very liberating, oddly.

Also, it's knitting season. Woo hoo!!! I haven't found a project yet, but it's only a matter of time!

And for funsies, here are the most recent pictures of me and miss kitten.

She is so squishy!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Congrat All

OMG!! It's hard to believe it really happened!!!!

Me and Dustin got totally wasted watching the elections last night, so by the time Obama made his acceptance speech I was freaking sobbing I was so happy!

Woooo hooo!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I had a nightmare...

that Obama lost by two votes-

me and dustin aren't registered, and i'm so disappointed that i don't get to vote in the most important election of my life.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Yay for being poor!

But not really.

We can't afford the lump expense of filling our GD propane tank. Sooooooo, that means we're cold in some rooms, and warm in those rooms where we have our hand-me-down space heaters.

This system does not encourage class attendance. Especially since we've started the night shift and my sleep is all over the place.

The silver lining- we've started a raw diet, and all our fruits and veggies stay good longer in the cold cold kitchen.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pea Wee : (

Hasn't been around. There was a bobcat on our property around the time he disappeared. I fear the worst, but I hope that he just found someone else to beg for food.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Down with the sickness


The sickness has come upon me. And it makes me feel icky.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Drunk Post

I have never posted drunk before, but I am today.

We bought a Wii. And it is awesome. Probably the best two hundred dollars I have ever spent. Mario brothers 3 = two thumbs up.

I had an interesting epiphany. What if Generation Y was reincarnated from the hippy generation. And that's why alot of us identify with them.

I've observed that there are liberal generations,and there are conservative generations. (The next sentence is authored by dustin) (We are the forfather of the generation to come after the next viva la reveloution!!!!!) Ok, anyways, so what if that translated into the philosophy of reincarnation. That would be nuts! For real though, what if Gen Y was a bunch of reincarnated hippies. Hell ya's.

Alright, I'm done for tonight. Time to play more Mario party.

Night, bitches.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fear and Loathing for Generation Y

Dustin and I watched the infamous "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" last night, which chronicles two drug adled trips to Las Vegas by the late Hunter S. Thompson. "Fear and Loathing" is one of those movies everyone must see once, but once is probably enough. The majority of the movie consists of the two main characters making fools of themselves in public, terrorizing other tourists, and wrecking their hotel room. But there are several jewels amongst the rubble, particularly the "Wave Speech". I had never had heard of it before last night, but apparently it, according to Thompson, was the best thing he ever wrote, and he was known to quote it often. Toward the end he says this:

"And that, I think, was the handle—that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn’t need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting — on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. . . .

So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark — that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back."

I've been thinking about my generation, and what it means to have been born to the "Y-generation". We are children of those people, who thought that their energy would simply prevail. It is ironic, then, that we now are the ones railing against the current tyranny of that generation. I feel like we, the X,Y, and Z generations, are ripples from that great wave. We, too, are angry, tired of a war that we didn't choose. Maybe, though, we aren't quite as optimistic and bold as that generation. Protests and non-violent resistance has lost the impact that it once had. Instead, I think that Gens X and Y, as we have matured, have taken a more personal approach to the whole negative energy situation. Instead of radical political activism, we have responded by becoming more seeking way to return to the earth, and to a simpler way of life. We have our "Green Revolution" to previous generations "Sexual Revolution". Our generation has embraced activities such as gardening and crafting, which is ironic considering our dependance on technology.

According to Wikipedia, the fountain of all knowledge, having been born in 1985, I belong to the "Cold Y Generation." We were the last generation to gain self-awareness in the midst of the cold war. I think that because of this, whereas previous generations had to deal with the new threat of annihilation via nuclear war, we have become more comfortable with our impending doom, making us more cynical. Also, according to Wikipedia, the fountain of all knowledge, Gen Yer's are looking to pre-Gen X to develop our social, and sexual constructs. I have to say that this is pretty consistant with my own experience as a Gen-Yer. I have found that I am very open minded both sexually and socially, and that I romanticise and idealize the hippy generation, which I think is consistant with a lot of people my age.

So, in summary, although we share ideals with the generation of the sixties, we are more cynical, and aren't as sure that "we can make a difference". I long for the optimistism of the sixties, but apparently I am a victim of my generation.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Pea Wee

We have a new set of kittens on our property, but we've only seen one so far.

He (I think it's a he) told me that his name was Pea Wee. Pea Wee lives under our back porch, is bright orange like his Daddy, and likes to torture Clementine. They happily chattered at each other this morning during Clementines daily time on the Covered Porch. I spotted him, and took some pictures, but as soon as he saw me, he scurried under the stairs. So I left him a trail of kitty treats, which were missing when I checked back. He is a cutie, but I think he prefers being an outside kitty, and as far as I can tell is taking very good care of himself, so I will leave him outside.

Our other orange kitty, Butters, has not been around since the first time I saw her, and I worry that maybe something got her. She was so friendly and appreciated our attention, I hope that she is OK.

We saw Biscuit yesterday too. She is a Torti, like Harvey was, but a little older. I've seen her a couple times, but she is very sciddish, and doesn't want to be friends quite yet.

My, my, our place is just crawling with kitties. I love it.

Friday, August 29, 2008


Insecurity is like a parasite that lives in my throat. It keeps me from having a voice, from speaking clearly, or from speaking at all. It makes my mouth stiff when I talk, making me even more aware of myself. It is causing me to resist even writing this post.

Finding a social group seems impossible when you can barely speak to people. I don't hate people. It would be easier to hate them. I fear them. I fear making a fool of myself. I fear being an awkward mess. I feel really lonely sometimes because of fear, and I hate that. I resent myself for being this way. I rarely find people (actual people anyways) that I feel like I can connect with, that have similar values, and opinions that I have. I am very fortunate to have found a mate that I can connect with, otherwise I'd feel totally alone.

I'm sure that everyone feels this way sometimes.


Friday, August 22, 2008

Project ADD

Friday, August 15, 2008

Last Day of Summer

It's a sad sad day. But not so sad.

Summer is over. We've been through alot this summer. Got a new, wonderful house. We started our rental project. We endured the loss of a pet. We got a new/old pet.

Today I'm getting my FlyLady on. I love the FlyLady, she is so encouraging.

School starts monday. One more semester closer to graduation.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Fat Squirrels

We have the fattest squirrels I've ever seen. As they leap from tree to tree, they drag the poor limbs down, nearly breaking them. When their fat little asses jump on the roof, it sounds like Santa's Sleigh has come in for a landing. They are fat from eating pecans from the several pecan trees on our property. They will undoubtedly winter well.

We got the "Rainbow Bridge" card today. It was nice, but it is kind of like a twist of the knife. For anyone who doesn't know what Rainbow Bridge is, it's a place that pets go (according to the card) to wait for you when you die. And when you have to put an animal to sleep, the vet's office always sends you the Rainbow Bridge card, which you receive just as you are getting over the grief of losing you're pet.

We also inherited Angel. She is the dog of my youth, and my parents have been trying to get us to take her ever since we got our own place. They conveniently went on vacay and needed someone to take care of her. I doubt, however, that they will be back to retrieve her, which is just as well, since they treat her like a red-headed stepchild. Since she has been at my house, she has been a very good little girl, not peeing on the carpet and such. She has also been shaved, as she has a very thick, long coat that is cruel to leave her in in the hot weather. She is now naked as she came, and is much easier to keep clean, and doesn't shed.

So that's all of my animal news. Ta ta.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sad Day

Our little baby kitty, Harvey, passed away last night. She was just too sick. This was the last picture I took of her. It makes me want to cry writing this, but I'm just out of tears.

We loved you baby girl, for the short time you were with us.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

No good deed goes unpunished...

This is Harvey. As in Harvey Two Face. Get it. She is our little bundle of agony.

Anyways, this adorable little kitten showed up on our property about a week ago, and we took her in because she was so little and helpless. After a couple of days she refused to eat or drink, so I took her to the vet. She is still there. Ever since last Thursday me and Dustin have been on a roller coaster of emotion, that has ranged from elation to despair, on a semidaily basis. It has also taken a toll on our pocket book. Kitty ICU isn't cheap. And now she needs a freakin' blood transfusion, that may not even snatch her back from the cold grip of death.

I need some answers; I need to know what to do. This waiting game is killing us, and we are both exhausted. Doing the right thing sucks.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New Hair

I dyed my hair black black last night. Maybe a little darker than I had intended, but I prefer to over do it than under do it.

I have five more days of summer school left, which is pretty cool. I'm in life span nutrition, but it seems more like a class in breastfeeding. Which, I think breastfeeding is pretty important, but we spent nearly a week on the topic, in a four week class. I should get like a certificate on the subject or something. It was pretty fascinating, though. Apparently, when a baby is fresh (just born), you can set the baby on the mommy's chest, and it will climb to the breast and start nursing. Weird, but cool.

If you are a grown up, and want to see this, here is a video from Unicef (it's a bit graphic):

Weird huh. We're like little monkeys.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Making Progress

I'm on a quest, a quest to get my shit together.

This weekend I made some major headway. Unpacking is a bitch.

Here is some excellent advice from cute with chris:

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I broke my ass...

I fell down the stairs, I swear... hehe.

No, I really did fall down the stairs, slid actually, on the slimey crap that had accumulated for years on them, until I fucking powerwashed it off, to avoid it happening again. I fell right onto my ass, in front of Nancy, and now my ass is broken. Maybe not broken broken, but it feels fucking broken. It was sort of funny, mostly painful. And there is a very visible bruise on my arm.


Ouch, people are going to think I'm battered. I look gross today too, because I wore my pajama's to school. It's raining, and I didn't feel like getting all gussied up.

Well, I'm off to class,


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Oh my goodness...

Busy busy busy.

Fourth of July was a blast. Lots of people at my house and the lake kept me very busy.

Moved into my house on Thursday, finally. I love it. We still have our apartment for the rest of the month, which is where I am writing this, since we don't have internet at our house yet. I also lost my keys, and am hoping that they are at the lake, but am not sure. This means that I have to drive Dusin into town every morning for work, which is a bummer. We also lost a box of blue-ray dvd's, including our Planet Earth dvd's, which makes me sad. I hope they are at the storage, because if they are not, they are gone forever, and i will cry.

Dustin's mom is coming up tonight to help us work on the other trailer, which is good and bad. I still haven't finished unpacking, but we really need to work on it.

Ok, that's all I feel like writing.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Can I just say...

... that I am the fucking moving Queen, with a capital Q! I have, (nearly) single-handedly moved ~ 80% of mine and Dustin's belongings, including furniture, by myself, in 80-90 degree heat.

I am sweating bullets right now.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Rent House

So, I didn't mention that we have a second, crappier, house on our property that we are going to use as a rent house as soon as school rolls around again. The only problem is that it needs tons and tons of work done on it before we can rent it out. Not fun.

We worked till about 11:00 last Thursday night pulling up carpet that refused to go quietly. And, in case you haven't ever done this nasty task, carpet pad is the most vile stuff to touch. It was gross and exhausting.

This weekend however, we were able to work on our own house, happily. Dustin's parents came down, and fixed a spot in our subfloor that had gotten wet. We also laid down wood laminate in the kitchen, which looks AWESOME, but has been a booger to put in. Dustin mowed, and made the outside look oh-so-pretty. Dustin's mom says our property looks like a park, and it does! It's just so beautiful out there!

Still haven't moved in, which is driving me crazy! But I want to get all of the work done on our house so it is just perfect when we move in! It's all been very surreal, but I'm so happy, and excited to be starting this new part of our lives!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Pandora Radio is the most rockin' freakin' thing of my life, maybe. Katie found it, and it's awesome!

Basically, you enter a band that you like, and they find music that's like it. You can add bands to the same radio station, or you can have a bunch of different radio stations. It rocks!

Here is a link to my radio stations, be my friend!

Christyna's Pandora

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

One man's trailer house is another man's utopia

So the surprise was that we were buying a house!! Woot woot!!
Here's some pics:

Woops, don't know how that last one got in there : )

Anyways, it is on 2.36 acres, with lots and lots of trees, and lots of room to garden. Yes, it is a trailer, but it's not in bad shape, it's literally twice as big as our apartment, and the property is just beautiful. I'm so excited. We have some work to do on it before it is ready to be moved into, but we have another month on our lease, so that's ok. I love it love it love it! I'll have pics of the inside soonish. The kid's that lived there before us were the hipster with a dash of country types so the inside is already decorated nicely.

Eek, I can't wait to move!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Secrets and tummyaches

Ahhhhh! I have a surprise in the works! And it is making me crazy that I can't talk about it. I haven't been able to sleep, I wake up at night thinking about it, it's even in my freakin' dreams. I could hardly eat anything yesterday because it has been making my tummy hurt. 7 days and 11 hours until I can reveal what it is.

Oh ya, I'm not on my raw diet temporarily. Cleaning out the pantry. I'm going to get scurvy from all the processed foods, or rather the lack of fresh food. Yuck.

This is me, in class writing this. No sleep + tummyache + boredom =

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I got the funk.

No really.

Watch this first... I'm Old Greg!!!

Now look, behold the funk:

It's a funky ball of tits from outer space! Crack open a baileys!

Friday, May 30, 2008

1.6 pounds down

63.4 more to go. Wooot!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Haha: Barack O'Bollywood

I almost peeed my pants when i watched this:


I went raw. I am transitioning right now, but for this whole week my goal is to be 99% raw, more or less. Why in hell might I subject myself to such a restrictive diet, one might ask. Pretty much just to lose weight. It's supposed to "cleanse" your body from "toxins," but whatever. I just want to be skinny, and the people I read about on the internet who were obese and went on a raw diet lost weight as fast as gastric bipass patients. I could deal with that.

Also, today is Dustin's first day at his new job! Yay for cash!!!


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Today was an adventure

Oh man, today was crazy.

Indiana Jones IV came out today, which Dustin has been buggin' out about for like three years. We had been discussing where we were going to go "experience" it for the first time, but hadn't really decided where and when, until today at three o'clock in the afternoon, when Dustin got a wild hair up his ass and wanted to go see it at the Harkins at midnight. So, considering he's waited for so long, I conceded, and we headed to OKC at like five. We had more time than we had anticipated on our hands, so we went to POPS in Arcadia, where we got the most expensive freakin soda of my life, which was totally worth it. We were pretty hungry post-soda, so we headed to Downtown OKC to get some grub. I wanted bread and olive oil, so I suggested Zio's and Dustin went, even though he didn't act especially excited about it. When we got there we discovered that it was Rose State graduation, and that ALL of the freakin' graduates had decided to eat at Zio's. So we wait for our table (even though their 'immediate seating' sign was on, and when they finally sat us, our table was right next to where everyone was waiting. At this point Dustin is still not thrilled, but is tolerating the situation. Then we see some girl from OCA who neither of us really talked to in high school, but who there was bound to be an awkward "hey, how are you" conversion with. So, after dodging her, and waiting like fifteen minutes with no service, we bolted. We decided to go to Bourbon Street Cafe, where nobody had decided to go for graduation, and we had a nice quiet dinner.
After a post-meal nap in the car, we decided to go into the theater, and find our seats. As we're walking in we saw Colby and Alise, also from OCA, but less awkward. We had actually kind of expected to see them there, since that crew is always at midnight movie premieres, which is pretty cool. We go inside with them, and meet up with Luke and Taylor, also from OCA, and sit and talk for like two hours while we wait for the movie.
Then the movie starts, and it freakin' rocks... until about five minutes before the end of the movie when the projector ate the reel. Bummer. Fortunately, all was not lost, and they got the movie back on track shortly. It kind of killed the suspense, but it was funny, and a good opportunity to go to the potty.

To finish up, here is a fucking hilarious video about how George Lucas might fuck up Indiana Jones IV, watch it:

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I think I've exhausted the internet. I have reached the end of what is interesting, and am officially bored with being on the computer. However, unfortunately I have nothing better to do, so I'll probably continue to try to find interesting to read, or watch, or look at.

Summer is boring. I need a job, or homework, or something.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Hey ya'll

It's World Vegetarian Week 2008!! Holla'!!!

Watch this:

and this:

Be inspired to go vegetarian, at least for this week.

Do it for the animals!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

To the bitch who flipped me off:

I hope you fucking die.

Just had to get that off my chest.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Recipe book project

I've been scanning pictures for a project that I was supposed to finish by mother's day. I've been putting together a recipe book of my mom's favorite recipes with pictures of her family and our childhood. My favorite pictures are the oldest ones, like the ones of her mom and dad when they little chillins. This one is of my grandmother when she was in her early twenties:

It reminds me of when my grandpa used to tell me about her. He used to say that she used to "turn heads," when they would go out. I didn't know what that meant, cause I was so little, but seeing this picture, I understand what he meant.

This is a picture of my mom and dad when they were first married. So cute. It's surreal looking at pictures of my parents with they were just a little older than I am now, experiencing the same things I am now.

Call me a narcissist, but I couldn't resist. This is my baby picture. I was a cute baby, I think.

Anyways, I'll probably post more of these as the project drags on.

Time to play GTAIV. Woot woot.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Ahhhh! Big Change!!!

I dyed my hair. It's dark now, like way dark:

Better now I think, but my mom is going to be piiiisssed.

Oh ya, and I have a case of the fat face today.

I'm addicted to change. But it's usually good change.

We're having my husband's cousin over tonight, so this is a short post.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New Pants!

...and finals. Boo.

I got done with my American Government final from hell and went over to the student store to spend some of my book money. I got a pair of those giant sweatpants. I've been coveting other peoples giant pants forever, and Dustin gets to go to Disney world, so I got myself some damn pants. Woot.

Just one more final, and that's it for this semester. Hope I passed all my classes!

Friday, April 25, 2008

To hell in a hand basket...

Ahhh! The news is eating me alive.

I'm not the most informed person, so I may be easily influence by any bit of new that I do come across, but today, I just feel especially affected by it.

First of all, apparently war with Iran is more likely than I had ever thought possible, which scares the hell out of me. Americans have long forgotten what war on our own soil is like. Yeah, we had 9/11 and Pearl Harbor, but people in the Middle East face bombings on a pretty regular basis. We have no idea what it's like to face our mortality on a daily basis.

I don't even understand war. I personally blame it on too much fucking male aggression that gets completely out of hand. I just can't understand the whole war mentality. Everyone needs to just CHILL THE FUCK OUT!

So, after I finished reading about our impending doom, I read about the mothers of the polygamist ranch, which I think is tragic on so many levels.

This is what I can gather from the mass pandemonium that is CNN and Nancy Grace. The government of Texas gets a prank call from a known fraud, and uses this a premise to storm the ranch and steal these women's children, traumatizing the children FOREVER!

Ok, I'm not a polygamist, or a Mormon, and I certainly don't agree with underage marriage, but I just don't think that the vast majority of the mothers involved are guilty of what they are being charged with. Yes, they are totally weird, and they dress weird and talk weird, but the last I heard being weird was not a valid for removing a child from their home, and placing him/her in a home full of strangers. And as far as polygamy goes, they weren't legally married anyways. Again, last I heard, living with other women and calling another man your husband wasn't illegal. And why the hell is polygamy illegal anyways. I mean, it's not anymore weird than being gay or lesbian. Are three ways and orgies illegal, no. So why the hell is consensual polygamy between consenting adults illegal. People should have the right to do whatever the hell they want. It's called freedom of religion. Or is it just freedom of religion, as long as it's not a fucking weird religion.

Anyways, thats my soapbox for today.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I Love the Whole World!!!

Best commercial EVER!

PS: Kudos to discover for getting Stephen Hawking to do a commercial!

On a sadder note, a guy I graduated high school with died from an overdose this last weekend. I wasn't good friends with him, but it's still pretty tragic. I went to his myspace, and he had logged in the day he died and wrote in the quotation "I give up." It was pretty chilling.

On a less sad note, summer in Stillwater is well on it's way, which can mean only one thing: Snow cone season. So, I had to go run an errand, and much to my dismay, there were no snow cone stands to be found. Bummer. They're practically on every damn corner in OKC. Oh well, I'll have to go hunting another day.

Time to make din din. We're havin' tofu curry!! Yum!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Hope for the Flowers

For a long time I had this picture of a yellow book about butterflies from my childhood burned in my mind. Besides the way it smelled old, and how it had a dry, cardstock cover, the thing I remembered the most about it was how I couldn't really understand it, even though it looked like a child's book. Even though I didn't really understand it at the time, I remember feeling like this book was very special somehow. I told my mom about this mystery book from when I was little while we were at Barnes and Nobles yesterday, and she hunted down the children's book guy and found it!

When I read it again I understood why I couldn't understand it fully when I was little. It is written like a children's book, but it is really for adults. And it is exactly what I needed right now in my life. It is about life and death and how “Life is changed, not taken away” and deciding to become a butterfly instead of trying to step on others to get ahead. It's about a lot of things, and I just love this book.

I also love the music of Kimya Dawson. I can't seem to get enough of it. She sings things that make you think "Oh thank God I'm not the only one who feels that way."

I love it! Woo hoo!


Friday, March 28, 2008


I can't express how much I am in love with the meditation classes I am taking via iTunes. Somehow they really turn on a lightbulb spiritually for me, and I'm really able to ingest the things that they are saying.

Today's meditation was called "Constructing Heaven". The lady spoke, in her lovely Australian accent, about how God constructed us in such a way that our truly important meaningful aspirations, like love and joy and peace, are free, and exist within us. On the other hand, our non-important, material desires are difficult to achieve. This goes along with an earlier lesson that spoke about discerning between desire and aspiration. Desire is that feeling we have when we want something. That feeling, however, is never satisfied, and is immediately transferred to something else as soon as we get whatever we wanted. Alternatively, aspirations are those personal and spiritual goals that make us truly happy.

Anyway, I know that was a little boring, but I can't help writing about it.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Lent is Over

And Dustin ate a hamburger. Sad day.

Anyways, life is boring. There has been much South Park watching.

Dustin's done working for his parents, and so the job hunt is back on. The waiting is driving me nuts. I want a house really really really bad. I'm obsessed.

School is almost over, and when it ends I get to find a job too. Woot.

I'm kinda bummed out. Hmmmf.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I may be a late bloomer....

But I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the Juno Soundtrack!!!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring Break

Spring break was kind of a dud. We've spent the week watching movies and lounging around in pajama's. There has been many much knitting.

We went to OKC to see the peeps, and Matthew came up to Stillwater tonight to visit us.

Lent is almost over, and Dustin has done an impressive job of staying vegetarian. I'll be so disappointed, though, the first time he bites into a hamburger now that I'm used to him not eating meat.

It is one in the morning, and Dustin is sawing logs.

Tomorrow we are going to see a documentary, and I'm pumped. It's about the men that pose for the covers of romance novels. How unique is that? It was made by Robin's (dustin's moms friend's) cousin or niece or something.

I just want to post a link to the Meditation Society of Australia. Their meditation classes are seriously changing my life.

Before I go to bed, here is my kitty in the shower:

Night night.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Dying can be messy

This is me yesterday:

And this is me today:

Somewhat of an improvement, very appropriate for Easter I think.

My blanket is almost finished. Woo-hoo. I'll post pics when I'm done.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I just heard the most disgusting shovanistic conversation

I just overheard some shit for brains freshman guy tell his bro' that he left the party they were at because his friend was busy "chubby chasing" and that when he sees the girl he was flirting with straight that he will be suprised. What an asshole.

I've been inspired by my meditation lessons to try to love everyone unconditionally, but comments like that burn me up. Arg.

So that my soapbox for this morning.

Friday, February 22, 2008

The waiting place...

... for people who are just waiting.

Me and my patient husband are waiting for the stars to align, so that we can start the moving process. He interviewed about two weeks ago for a position at a dentist's office, and we were supposed to hear back this week. Well, it's Friday, and the waiting has been tortuous. Meanwhile, we went and looked at a townhouse in town that we are seriously considering buying, but without a job, there is no way we are going to get financing. The suspense is about to put me in the grave.

My project is also slow going. I'm at a place were progress is harder to notice, which gives me little incentive to work on it.

I just want what I want when I want it, which is now. Is that to much to ask : ).

Saturday, February 16, 2008

My favorite month

February is my usually my favorite month of the year for two reasons. I love Valentines Day, and the Global Bazaar comes to Target. I know most of it is over priced crap from China, but I love it anyways. Mostly I love the Indian decorative stuff, and where I live the Global Bazaar is one of the only places to get that kind of stuff.

This year, though, I'm not really feelin' February. It's just going by so fast. I didn't even think about Valentines Day until it happened, and now its over. It may be that I've been so wrapped up in the idea of getting a house that I've ignored everything else. I needed a project after my wedding was over; something to obsess about constantly, and I found it.

I've even gotten tired of knitting, which doesn't usually happen until April(ish). Every year, in the Spring, I usually give up knitting, and pursue other creative endeavors, like scrapbooking and collage. Then, like old friend, around September, the urge to knit will come back to me and we spend the winter together. I think I'm getting tired of it so early because I've started this eternal project, that will never end. I'm working on a stripey blanket, and it's beautiful, but is taking forever to finish, and I'm at a place now it feels like I'm not making any progress. Hopefully I'll finish before I get sick of it and give up until next year. My husband wants me to make him one, but I don't know if I can bring myself to do it.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Vegan Valentines Day

So I was having trouble coming up with a romantic Valentines Day dinner, so I cracked open my favorite vegan cookbook and looked for inspiration.

It may not sound terribly inspired, but I decided on "Ultimate Shepherds Pie." And to go with, Skillet Cornbread.

And for desert, Orange Mango Sherbert, made with my most favorite piece of kitchen equipment, the Vitamix. It's a blender that has the power of a small lawnmower.

...and for second desert... ;)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

House hunting

Yesterday was house hunting day.

I've been so frustrated with my crowded apartment lately that all I can think about is moving. And until this weekend, I didn't realize that a mortgage could potentially be significantly less than our rent! Woot! Granted our parents own cars that are more expensive than the houses we are considering, but in my mind that only reinforces how affordable they are.

The thing I think I'm looking forward to the most about owning my own house is being able to paint. White walls a sad, and I've been wanting to be able to paint my kitchen aqua and red for forever.

The most important thing, though, about moving is that our stinky girl would have lots of room to run around, and lots of windows to look out of all day. She's been a secret pet for about six months now, since our apartment complex doesn't allow pets; which translates into no windows for stinky. I feel so bad for her that we often sneak her out to the lake, to have some window/outside time. We also take her down to my mother inlaw's house when we go visit because it is practically made of windows.

Well, my dirty kitchen calls, so I must end this post.


Friday, February 8, 2008

Note to self....

...cheer up.