February 2010

the workout, month one

February 27, 2010

Intro. Day 1- Ok.  I can do this.  Even though the dvd player did this funny skipping and rewinding thing and I couldn’t finish the last 10 minutes, I think I’m going to be able to do this. Day 2- No way am I getting out of bed @ 7am for this shit, so it’s [...]


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the workout

February 27, 2010

One month of P90X workout videos down.  Two to go.  Before I share the daily trials, I’ll fill you in on the details. I’m using the basement as my “workout room”.  There is a heater in the wall, indoor/ outdoor carpet on the cement floor, a tv, a dvd player, large spiders, a low ceiling [...]


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kitchen sink hummus *Updated*

February 25, 2010

I’ve been desperate to make hummus in my new food processor since the moment I arrived home with it.  I’ve had two recipes (both raw, vegan and gluten free) that I’ve tried previously, but discovered that making hummus in my mothers’ 1970-whatever blender is a bad idea… it makes sad noises, takes forever and the [...]


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bug eater available for hire

February 24, 2010

Legitimate Prowess displayed in: bug stalking & catching with consumption (consumption is new skill), mouse stalking & catching without consumption, opening closed doors, feather toy destruction, drooling while purring, leaving evidence trails of fur. Level of Mastery achieved in: being adorable.  (Qualification: 7 lb. pile of fur = adorable.) Hourly rate negotiable.  Also available for parties. [...]


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smoothie experiment

February 24, 2010

Email, 10:12 am From: kyle@thatgirlkyle.com To: Lisa@home tried a smoothie experiment today- only spinach, fruit and water into the blender.  no oj, no yogurt.  it’s good!  very thick, but good.  i like it with the yogurt, but i think i need to stop consuming it everyday. so, we’ll go a couple days without , and [...]


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old memories

February 23, 2010

From an old friend in Australia with whom I have lost touch.  She sent it to me after I’d returned back home to the US.  I love it more every time I read it. “Kyle, This is one of my writing folio pieces for school.  I thought maybe you would like to read it because [...]


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my green thumb, part duh

February 21, 2010

I present to you a brief follow up to the guest post My Green Thumb I wrote for my friend’s blog .  If you’ve read it you’ll know I recently bought the awesome new book, Grow Great Grub, by Gayla Trail (who has a blog about gardening that I really enjoy) and I was all excited about [...]


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the. cat.

February 20, 2010

Meet the kitty in meh life, Leenah. We celebrate her birthday in August (I can’t quite remember the exact day… or really if August is the exact month either but hey- it works for us.  Don’t judge.)  She came home with me in 2001 when I was going through the “breakup of epic proportions” in [...]


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love me some greens

February 17, 2010

I just know you all are curious about that green smoothie breakfast I mentioned in my last post.  Thanks to my friend Lisa for introducing me to the idea (in fact, this week she’s posting a smoothie recipe everyday!)  I won’t expound upon why you should have breakfast or whatever.  All you need to know is [...]


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new years general resolution

February 16, 2010

I turned 30 last year and unlike most people who lament their second 29th birthday, I didn’t have a hard time with it. I was done with the post high school find-yourself period, the college studious-but-stupid spell and the find-a-job-and-act-like-you’re-grown-up stretch.  I’d had the “lots’o’fun” that is expected of everyone in their 20’s (including that [...]


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mom can text, but i think she’s jealous

February 13, 2010

Mom 9:28pm: Are you watching the opening of Olympics? Kyle: 9:29pm: now i am. i forgot it was on, thanks! Mom 9:32: Skier from Bright lead Aussies in. (FYI, Bright, Victoria, Australia is where I spent a year as an exchange student in high school.  Although it is a very small town, the idea of [...]


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