Archive | March, 2012

Having a Bad Day?

28 Mar

We all have bad days. We all have times when we can be negative and bratty! But we should all stop and be grateful that we didn’t fly into a window and die. Much like the poor bird who hit the window at my office did.

Rest in Peace Mr. Pigeon




The Hunger Games, Zombies and my first Hobby Trial!!!

26 Mar

This weekend I was one of the millions who went and watched The Hunger Games. I also read the book awhile back, and I thought they did a fantastic job with the movie!  Like most people, I always wonder what I would do in that situation. Unlike most people, I would have just jumped off the podium early and blown myself up because there is no way in my current athletic form I would have survived.

I also love the show The Walking Dead (see a pattern) – and again putting myself in a post zombie apocalyptic situation – I might survive a little longer since zombies tend to be a lot dumber than the evil tributes of districts one and two.  However, if I got lost from the group and had to run away from zombies for any length longer than the 50 yards it takes me to get from my door to my car – I would be a zombie for sure, or a zombie snack.

This brings me to my first hobby trial. I am going to start running! Just in case I get stuck in a competition that requires me to fight to the death against my peers. Or WHEN the zombie apocalypse happens (yes I do believe it will happen one day and I have a plan – running is the first step in my plan. More posts to come about that later) I will be ready in the cardio area

I am not a runner. I am 5’1’’ so basically I am short, with short legs. I am not a long distance runner – I just wish I was. So, I am going to try really hard to make that happen. I am going to commit to a 30 day period of running at least three days a week outside. The weather is beautiful so I have no excuse. If after the 30 day period I still cannot stand running – I will try another form of cardio. I will start small and just go by time – 30 minutes of running at least 3 days a week. I will report back – hopefully this will be the first step to better health, better body and better chance of surviving crazy unrealistic, I mean totally scary plausible events of the future.

Not with a Fizzle but a BANG!

22 Mar

So I realize I made this blog seem to be only about hobbies – however I would like it to be a little more. I want to try some new things that are not necessarily hobbies but are fun and could be great habits.  For example – I want to try to buy more organic food – not really a hobby but something better for me. I also want to post fun things that happen in my life because I think it will be fun! And it’s my blog so I shall do what I want. This will explain the title of the post – I just love that expression – Not with a Fizzle but a BANG!


21 Mar

So I need a hobby. I find that as I get older (ugh) – I do less and less.  I go to work, go home and watch TV. Sometimes I find the energy to cook dinner – or as my husband would say “assemble dinner” since I rarely cook. I mostly “assemble” tacos or a salad. I am only a good cook in my head. However I like to think I am an amazing baker!  Which is a great hobby for some but not my waist line, or my husbands or my brothers (who is also my roommate – I know but that is another post for another time) So I guess my baking hobby is not that great for everyone – it’s something that I really should limit myself to doing for special occasions only. And since I have so few hobbies I will document each baked good creation I make for your viewing pleasure and because you care so much!

I love to read! That is definitely my number one hobby. But, I need an active hobby. I need something that gets me off the couch and out into the world. I need to have experience and fun stories to bore my future kids with when I am old. Also, I read for pleasure not for educational purposes. I don’t care that a book won an award or if it’s a classic. So basically if there is some equivalent of magic, vampires, witches, wizards, some kind of murder mystery, ghosts, or Chelsea Handler in the book I am reading it! I will occasionally read a book that does not have anything listed previously if a trusted friend or Oprah recommends it.

But back to an active hobby – I need one. So I started this blog to try new activities that I can potentially make the ultimate commitment to and dub a hobby – i.e. brag about, put on a resume, and talk obnoxiously about to friends, family and coworkers (your welcome) – I will document my hobby trials and tell you what I think and what hobby will get a second chance/date. I am basically dating hobbies.  If you want to join let me know and we can make this a group effort!  Hopefully this will inspire others to get off the couch and live a little.