Thursday, April 29, 2010


I just killed a gnat with my hands. Gross. I have gnat guts on my left hand.

Why do we spell gnat this way? Wouldn't it be easier to spell it n-a-t?

Did you know male gnats often assemble together in large mating swarms, particularly at dusk, called a ghost? It's true, Wikipedia told me.

Ok, I'm done with gnats.

This morning I tried a new drink at Starbucks, Awake Tea. It's too much caffeine. Currently, I have an attention span of a gnat. Alright so maybe I'm not done with ghats.

Guess who I saw at the OKC Memorial Marathon? Tattoo Girl from the Redbud. I can confirm that her tattoo is roses. She has a huge rose on her left shoulder. I wonder why she decided on roses? I should have asked her.

Last night I worked out with my trainer. She made me do 85 lunges. I'm not kidding I did 85 lunges. legs and butt hurt really bad.

Remember how I wanted to learn how to fold a fitted sheet? Well now I want to learn how to make homemade cookies without burning them. What is the secret to perfect cookies? I'm really asking.

These ramblings are lame.

My weight loss competition isn't going so well. Yesterday, I weighed and I've gained almost all my weight back. How is this possible? I've barely eaten anything and I ran 13 miles. Don't tell me it's all muscle! This just confirms that to win this competition I will no longer be able to eat. I will live on liquids for the next two months. Hey, I'm willing to do whatever it takes to win $1500! I want to go to the beach!
Disclaimer...I will eat. I'm being dramatic. I basically have to eat every two hours, which could explain why I haven't lost weight.

This weekend I'm attending a Pub Crawl. Do you know what this is? I didn't until last year. I'm on a team of about 12 people, and each team goes to 5 different bars and drinks 5 pitchers of beer at each bar. I hate beer with a passion. I don't plain to drink anything. I just wanted to see what a Pub Crawl was like, so I joined a team. I'm beginning to think it was a dumb idea, and I don't really want to go anymore. Imaginary high five to the person that can give me the best excuse to get out of the Pub Crawl. Heck, I might even send the winner a surprise if they can give me a good excuse. Hey...I'll send the winner homemade cookies! Not my homemade cookies.

Ok, I'm done rambling.

Over and out.


Tarren and Erin said...

My secret to not burning cookies is to bake them on a baking stone. They distribute the heat more evenly than a metal pan. You should try it.

Stacey said...

Baking stones work and so do air bake pans. A timer is a good investment too. ;o) Maybe your oven cooks too hot. Try setting the timer to go off a few minutes before the recipe says they should cook and check them. My oven is not accurate, so that is what I have to do.

Karla said...

You have to take them out of the oven before they look done...still kinda gooey looking and then let them sit on the baking sheet another couple of minutes to finish cooking out on your counter.

Anonymous said...

Say you are going on a date to get out of the pub crawl!!!

Sister #1

Cap'n John said...

Go on the Pub Crawl, just attend as the designated driver so no drinking.

You won't use your own car, of course. Rent a mini-van and get everyone who wants you to give them a ride home to chip in for the rental fee. I would think most folks would be happy to have someone offering to drive them home, rather than shell out for a Taxi at the end of the night. Make sure you get destination addresses before people get too inebriated, and request a Minivan with a GPS.

Renee said...

tell folks you don't feel can fake some food poisoning... bad something at lunch. totally not catching, you'll be over it in time for the fun the next day and who can prove it?

as for the weight... my friend told me that she thinks it is all water weight. so perhaps you had something too salty and are retaining water.

Anonymous said...

I like mine doughy so I never burn mine. I sit in front of the oven and watch them like a hawk!

My cookies are amazing! They are my Christmas gifts! My dark chocolate macaroons have caused riots!

Okie Dude

Bone said...

I knew gnats were always in a swarm when I was running in the park. But I had no idea they were mating. Eww!

Anonymous said...

I don't think I would ever do a weight loss competition as I think that purely relying on weight loss isn't a good way to trim down. I know I've had periods in the last 6 months that I've put on weight and I'm pretty sure it was muscle as my clothes seemed to still get looser. I also think that losing weight slowly is better for you in the long run anyway and you'll keep it off.

Sometimes I get frustrated that my weight loss is so slow, but I know it's ok. I've lost around 30 lbs and over 3% body fat now... and now I have more muscle my metabolism is faster anyway so that means I can eat a bit more if I want.

I really need to come to the US and do some shopping though as all my newer clothes are getting rather loose! :-)

TC said...

Cookies... good quality baking sheets and watching them like a hawk.