Need to Whine

the insanity rant

June 10, 2010

I may be at a lifetime high in terms of cardiovascular fitness.  I may be able to walk up the hill from the beach to the house at the cottage without getting all huffy-puffy out of breath like.  I may be able to leap small buildings in a… ok, not so much that. But I […]

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thou shalt not save bridesmaid dresses **UPDATED**

June 1, 2010

Today I decided to give my closet a massive heave-ho.  Maybe once every couple years or so this mood hits, and I really purge out stuff.  I’ve been beyond frustrated lately with my serious commitment to the Insanity workouts (not joking here- cardio 6 days a week for 5 weeks now)… with no visible results. […]

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do it right or don’t do it at all; or why i’m not rushing to visit a certain winery

May 24, 2010

In what could be construed as a loosely connected follow up to last week’s post “what’s next?“, I’d like to talk about why I’m not going to post bad writing, stupid ideas, or just plain shit.  (And I’d like to suggest you not read on if you haven’t an ounce of a clue about wine […]

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what’s next?

May 17, 2010

The other day my mom wrote on my Facebook wall, asking “What’s next for the ambitious procrastinator?” My answer was that I was living up to the tagline, but I don’t think that’s actually the case. In truth, I’m not sure what’s next. There is a big cloud of waiting swirling around everything I’m involved […]

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what’s the life expectancy of a blender, anyway?

May 5, 2010

In a calamitous event on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 4th, 2010, the pitcher from the avocado green Hamilton Beach blender circa 1970-something suffered a fatal injury. I’m ashamed to admit that the blender pitcher/ sink faucet collision could have been avoided, and was purely a result of operator error.  (Please don’t ask me to […]

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i hated p90x

April 26, 2010

Yup… hated it. I know, I know, in the first month post I was all “Woo Hoo!  Look at me!” Month two demonstrated how skilled I am in the art of justification, regardless of reason. Now month three is done and I appreciate your kindness in letting me just quietly sweep it under the rug. There […]

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how’d i get so SMRT?

April 5, 2010

Grocery shopping to me is a hobby.  Maybe you could even call it a leisure activity.  Simply put, I love it.  List or no list, I can wander those aisles aimlessly for hours, any time of day, regardless of how busy the store is.  Wegmans has always been a fav of mine, and visiting my […]

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chirp, chirp

March 22, 2010

A week ago I left my position at a bar just outside of Rochester, NY, where I’d been since they opened this past July.  There will be no sharing of the reasons for leaving on here today; I may someday, but not just yet.  (One of my favorite bloggers, Heather Armstrong, expounds on why you […]

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cringe-worthy

March 13, 2010

Cringe verb 1 she cringed as he bellowed in her ear: cower, shrink, recoil, shy away,flinch, blench, draw back; shake, tremble, quiver, quail, quake. 2 it makes me cringe when I think of it: wince, shudder, squirm, feel embarrassed, feel mortified. The second entry is our focus today.  None of those other words seem to properly convey what cringe does so succinctly.  (Mortification is a good one as well, but it doesn’t have the same physical […]

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haven’t i seen you before?

March 3, 2010

I’ve got friends who have gone on successful dates with online dating programs. I’ve got friends who currently have profiles up with online dating programs (and I wish them, male and female, all the luck and happiness in the world with results.) I’ve got friends who have gotten married to the men they’ve met with […]

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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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