Sunday, August 01, 2004

Sunday Brunch

Good morning, my friends...or what is left of it. I just woke up about thirty minutes ago. I still can't seem to get enough sleep, no matter what I do.

I had a fun night last night. My husband took me to Jack Astor's, where I had cheesy garlic bread as an appetizer, garlic bud steak with elephant ears of garlic, French fries, and a salad with low-fat Ranch dressing, and then coffee ice cream with Heath bar mashed in from Marble Slab. Then later that night we shared two candy bars and I made some microwave popcorn. That was the extent of my free day. All in all, definitely one of the tamest that I've had in a LONG time! I feel like there is hope for me after all! I didn't feel the incessant need to eat crap all night! I ate my one free meal, and I was satisfied. I hope this is the start of a new pattern. I have the sneaking suspicion that not being all Nazi Nutritionist during the week all the time is sating me enough so that I don't feel the need to binge all day least, that's what I'm hoping.

Or it may have just been the sushi lunch I had Friday that kind of offset Saturday.

After dinner, we went shopping at Old Navy...I got a pair of camel corduroys for work (which I hope look a LOT better after the bloat from the salt from dinner dissipates), some socks, some new underwear, some racerback tops for working out, and three pairs of lounging capris for around the house. All my sweatpants are still 2X and my husband begged me to get some pants that fit better, and these sure do! Plus they are super comfortable.

Then, we watched Starsky and Hutch. I wasn't really sure what to expect from this since I never not once saw the television show (too young) and I'm not a big Ben Stiller fan, but this was actually pretty darn funny. I do love Owen Wilson...I just think he's too cute for words. And Vince Vaughn was still pretty hot, even if he did have that cheesy mariachi band/porn mustache. And the plot was pretty entertaining! I would recommend renting it if you are looking for something to was worth the $4.50 or whatever I paid at Blockbuster. We rented two other movies too to watch...One Date With Tad Hamilton and the unrated version of Bad Santa, so that should be comical. And I stitched on In the Arms of an Angel last night, which was fun...I didn't get as much done on it as I had hoped, but it's looking nice and colorful. I'm kind of disappointed that I most likely won't be posting any progress pictures on my webpage this weekend...but due to my workathon Friday night and yesterday, I guess that's to be expected. I think I have about five hours left on both the Ark and the angel, so it's possible I might finish a block on one of them. We'll just see how today goes.

Today will be a busy day. I need to walk my dogs and eat breakfast, first off. I have promised myself that I am working out today come hell or high water and whether or not it means dragging myself to the gym or working out here. The beauty of back and biceps day is that I have everything that I need to work out here, but I just feel like I'm more motivated to push through it quicker at the gym. Plus, their treadmills are a lot nicer than mine, and as well they should be...the gym treadmills are probably $4K treadmills while mine was only $800! I need to throw in a load of laundry if I can squeeze it in between my husband's is his laundry day. I also would like to work for just a few hours, but only a few, and then I have the rest of the day free to relax and stitch in front of the television!

No profound thoughts really for today other than I'm not looking forward to tomorrow. On Friday right before I left, a fire in Fort Worth came in that I know my boss is going to give to me first thing in the morning tomorrow since the other two fire adjusters on my team got two fires apiece last week. And my cause and origin investigator is only available tomorrow. So, it looks like I'll be in a dirty fire scene Can't wait!

On to the meme for today...Sunday Brunch! The meme today deals with amusement parks, and I am sad to say I am not a big amusement park goer. I think it has to do with seeing my sister throw up whole pickle slices when I was about thirteen or something?! Ha ha ha.

1. Which amusement park is your favorite?

My favorite amusement park is Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida. I have family that lives there, so I have been quite a few times, and I never get bored going there. They have so many neat things to look at, the countries are fantastic (you really feel like you are in the country, sort of!), the rides aren't the kind that jolt you around and turn you upside down, and Disney has the crowd control thing down pat. Plus, every time I go they have some new ride or exhibit open and that's always neat! I guess they kind of have to do that...who's going to pay $40 over and over again to see the same thing?

2. Are you the kind of person who loves to go on most rides or just a select few?

In general, I don't consider going to a basic amusement park an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday. It's expensive, it's crowded, you spend a lot of time waiting in line, and most of the rides make me nauseous. That being said, when I DO go though, I try to go on all the rides that I can to make the experience a thorough one. I wouldn't say that I specifically don't enjoy some rides, because sometimes it can be kind of fun to feel like you're falling, but overall I just don't enjoy a lot of them. It's just not relaxing. I'd rather spend the $40 for the ticket to go shopping or have a nice dinner. I know, boring! I'm sure if I ever have kids, I'll have my share of theme parks then.

3. What is the scariest ride you've ever been on?

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at the Disney MGM Studios Theme Park in Orlando, Florida. The ride involves a thirteen-story drop down an elevator shaft. Need I say more?

4. Do you prefer rollercoasters, water rides or the kind that go round and round?

The kind that go round and round make me sick, period. The only time I've ever thrown up at an amusement park was at the same one as the pickle incident and it was after I rode the Devil's Whip, which is where little cars basically rotate around with gravity on a track that also rotates around. No thanks. Rollercoasters are okay, but most of the time the wait to get on them is too long and the ride too short. I prefer water rides to the other two. My fondest memories of childhood were parties at Golfland, which at the time was the biggest waterpark in the Phoenix area, and that was a lot of fun! And water rides are a great way to cool off when you've been waiting in the hot sun!

5. What is the longest amount of time you would stand in line to get on a ride?

One hour would be the absolute maximum, and it would have to be a ride that I was dying to ride to make me wait that long. The longest I ever waited to ride a ride was 90 minutes for Space Mountain at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and the only reason I waited that long was because I remembered how fun Space Mountain was at Disneyworld in Orlando, I wanted to compare and see if they were the same, and I was in Los Angeles on business and had nothing else better to do on a weekend day so waiting in line killed time. (Just FYI, they aren't the same...Disneyworld's Space Mountain is better.)

I hope everyone enjoys what's left of their weekend! Thanks for reading!


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