Sunday, March 28, 2010

OMG you guysssss

My stomach=full. From brunch. At 12:15. And it's 5:11pm. I'm still full. D'you think I ate too much? :D

We had brunch with my coworker and her hubby today at a place over by their house, about 20 mins from us. The restaurant had an enormous buffet, plus a dessert table one can only dream about. So needless to say, we all packed it in...hardcore. I really need to take the dog on a walk, but am having trouble motivating myself to get off the couch for more than 3 minutes at a time. So we'll see how THAT goes. At least I went to the gym this morning, right? RIGHT?!

Speaking of brunch, we discovered the greatest word ever today. TRANWRECK. No, I did not misspell "trainwreck". Let me explain.

The four of us are sitting there, minding our own business and eating our breakfast, when we all see something out of the corner of our collective eyes. A person walking towards the buffet, who we decided were 100% certain was a person who may have been born a male but was choosing to live their life as a female. No big deal, right? In our eyes, no. Here was the issue...said individual was strutting through the restaurant in four inch heels, a pair of jeans that were easily two sizes too small and just looked uncomfortable, and a top that was 1. too tight and 2. too short. Hoooo buddy.

Now, we were by no means at a fancy restaurant. There was a mix of people who had just come from church (dressed nicely) and people who hadn't (like J and I-in clothes that fit and were appropriate for going out in public on a Sunday). But this getup caught EVERYONE'S attention...including the lady and her preteen daughter next to us. Said daughter was heard to comment to her mom "Mom, that lady's outfit is just all wrong. She looks like a trainwreck." And her mom's response was "No, honey, that's a tranwreck." Resulting in the four of us doing a HORRIBLE job at not laughing. (Mind you, said wreck was in no way near eye/earshot when this exchange was occurring. We may notice inappropriate clothing, but we're not assholes.)

The moral of the story? If you have found that you were meant to live your life as a member of the gender that is NOT necessarily the one you were born with, that's totally cool. Do what makes you happy. Buuuuuut-please, oh please, pretty please dress appropriate for the occasion. By not doing so, you only call negative attention to yourself. (NOTE: this goes for those of us who do live our lives as members of the gender which we were as, too. Call it a general rule of thumb, regardless of your situation).

Regardless, I will remember the word "tranwreck" forever. Thank you, random woman at brunch.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Catching up...

It's been almost a month...oops. I be a bad blogger. Oh well. On with the updates-

Oh, wait, there's not a ton to update on. Race training is going better-taking a week off from running really helped my right quad pain. It's still there, but hasn't hampered my running at all...I mean, I had a shittastic long run (9 miles) this past Sunday, but that was due more to general burnout than pain. Thankfully, I have a well placed cutback week going on this week and am working on getting out of this rut that I've been in. Hopefully some changes in running scenery will do the trick...and some new shoes. I may switch brands, but haven't made up my mind yet-it could do more harm than good which is NOT something I want happening a month before the race. So we'll see.

Unfortunately, the weight loss piece (as in, the 10 lbs I put on after my half in October) is not coming along as well as I'd like it to...and it's all my own fault. Me and my love for crappy food :p I'm starting an "Oh shit, one month 'til my race!" diet crackdown-meaning no crappy food aside from a cheat meal 1x/week and NOT the day before tempo/speedwork or long runs. This may help me bust out of this running funk, least I hope so. I'm planning on incorporating some reviews of or recipes for healthier foods into this blog...keep an eye out!

Speaking of healthier eating, it's official-Spring is FINALLY here! This means flip flops, and capri pants, and Georgie laying in her favorite sunning spots in the backyard, and for the first time ever...planting a VEGETABLE GARDEN! Last year, we didn't get the backyard fenced in until it was too late in the planting season to really have any success with a veggie garden so we decided to hold off until next year. Well, next year is HERE :) So far, we're thinking heirloom and/or roma tomatoes, red peppers, butternut squash, jalapenos, spinach, strawberries, basil, and cilantro. The last two will probably be in pots, and J wants to put the tomatoes in hanging planters. Maybe, just maybe, my black thumb is gone for good? Let's hope so! We're hoping to make the garden as organic as possible-environmentally friendly pesticides and fertilizers, I'll be crossing my fingers that everything grows well. If not, I'll just have more stuff to pick up at the farmers markets (that start in May, woohoo!). We've been slowly incorporating more organic and/or local food into our diets-for now, mostly produce and milk. We'd love to do more, but it's just not in the budget. Meaning, that shit's expensive :p And since we don't live in an area that has farmers markets year round, we've got to pick our proverbial battles.

Between that and all the other fun landscaping projects we're got plotted for this summer (on top of the projects INSIDE the house that we haven't gotten started yet)'s going to be a busy spring/summer/fall. All I have to say is, bring it onnnnnnnn!