…Happy, Doc, Grumpy, and Bashful. Those would be the Seven Dwarfs. I could be any of those first three. I’ve been cleaning my room for the past hour and had to take a break before I sneezed my brains out my nose. I am so allergic to my house! And I’m up past my bedtime, which seems pretty dumb, too. Meh. Also, why are they “dwarfs” and not “dwarves”? I think that breaks some rule of English, doesn’t it? (Plurals change Fs on the end to Vs?)
I digress. Lunch!
Lunch was another wrap, but no rhyme this time. One is enough for a day. Probably the whole year. We’ll see
This baby was Caprese salad style, and contained
- FlatOut wrap
- fresh mozzarella
After trying desperately to catch up on my blog reading I decided to get the mail and hit the gymbo. Pre-workout snacks included a little chunk of tomato (the leftover from my wrap) with salt and the leftover GM from yesterday’s lunch (it was too much for my travel mug!).
The last little bit of my GM was in the weirdest cup we own. Also, the weirdest cup I think I’ve ever seen. Do you get it? I sure don’t.
The gym was pretty great. I warmed up by running a quick mile, did some upper body/abs strength stuff, and then hopped on the elliptical for 2 miles. And I got to see (parts of) Blue Crush, Real Housewives of Orange County, and Lou Dobbs! Score one for the Sarahmeister! What a weird mix of things…
I ate this bar to fill my belly after I had showered and changed.
And, as is often the case, I wandered over to the chocolate shop to sit with the girls for the last 30 minutes of their shift. I bought some fancy shmancy truffles to bring my bf’s family tomorrow. I hope they like ‘em! I’m trying to remember what I got… 2 hot chocolates (made with habanero chile), peanut butter, caramel, cafe au lait, just (dark) chocolate, strawberry cheesecake, and malted milk, I think.
Christina, Jack, and I ordered take n bake pizza for dinner. This monster was huge! I had two pieces of our onion/chicken/artichoke pizza to start, and doused it with oregano and crushed red pepper.
Then I had some leftover salad from last night.
And maybe a brewskie?
While eating, we settled in with some friends who had put More to Love on TV. Have you seen it? What do you think? Personally, I thought it was a really negative show, and exploited the women on it. For one thing, if the show wants to portray “real women” I think that they would be better off choosing women of all shapes and sizes (not just considerably overweight) and of different races/backgrounds (the women were only white or Hispanic). Then, the focus seemed to be on the women’s size and the number on the scale. For every individual interview it displayed the woman’s name, age, height, and weight. Is that really necessary? It is turning the “contestants” into exploitable freaks by focusing on their size, and diminishes their personal qualities. You’re too busy reading the gal’s stats to hear what she’s saying. However, what she is saying isn’t much. Most of the personal interview snippets seemed to reiterate the theme “I never thought I could find love [because of my weight]” or “this is my last chance at love [because I feel badly about my size and don't think a real guy in normal circumstances would like me].” Maybe it is hard for me to judge because I have never been overweight, but in my opinion, I think this actually reinforces negative thinking; it was easy for me to read between the lines and fill in those brackets. If women see other women on TV believing they can’t find love in the real world, what might that day to overweight viewers’ self worth?
Maybe I am spouting off and not making sense, but the program really bothered me for a lot of reasons. In general, I’m not a huge fan of reality TV, I’ve never seen The Bachelor (gasp!), and don’t do well with sap, so who knows, I could be super biased. I am definitely interested to hear what you all think, though!
After that hot mess, Miss C and I ran down to rent Gran Torino. For the life of me I can’t remember how we started talking about it, but all our homies were at our house, so it seemed like a good pick to watch together. When we came back from Blockbuster I had another (unpictured) slice of pizza!
I settled in with some sweet movie treats. TJs PB cups and Joe Joes.
Gran Torino was very good. It was a bit predictable, but still interesting to see how the story developed. A (racist) old curmudgeon must deal with the changing ethnic background of his Detroit neighborhood. His wife has recently died and he is on his own for the first time. The neighbors next door are Hmong, and facing troubles that the main character grapples with how to face–leave them be, or help them out. The struggle is underscored by the main character’s actions in the Korean War. I would not recommend this movie if you are very sensitive to bad language and racial slurs. I’ve never even heard half the terms the racist main character, Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood), throws out through the film. Of course, the acting and cinematography were good.
Well, I have yet to pack for my trip. I’d better hop to it (especially since my sniffling and sneezing seems to have stopped). I am leaving in the afternoon and going to visit my bf for his birthday on Thursday in Denver, and then visit family in California for a week starting Saturday. I can’t guarantee that I will be around the blogosphere, it depends on Internet availability and what all I am doing. If I can’t blog during my trip I promise an awesome recap!