Yo Soy el Pan de Vida

June 6, 2009 at 9:52 am (Day to Day, Pictures) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I am the bread of life…uh huh.

What are you doing today??

Saturday. Happy Weekend! Just trying to get in a few posts and cracks at the church, so that I can be struck by lightning later at the party we are having for my niece after it turns into a thunder-tornado-rain disaster. It’s sunny and 68 at 9 am in the city. It’s supposed to storm but let’s all ask God to hold it off. One of his devoted graduates is having a party! Come on! Please?? Pray with me now….

Anyway, the above pic is from the church song book. I thought it was kind of funny. All the songs, excuse me, hymns, were about eating and food of life and drinking the blood…and I was SO hungry. My niece’s school uses Wednesday masses to have major celebratory type events. This is from the “ribbon” ceremony. (All 8th graders get a ribbon to take with them into high school. It symbolizes a bunch of things but I was busy taking the pictures and missed the explanation.) Who does an entire Mass, with extras, on a Wednesday morning, at 9 am, during my Regis, Kelly, and Breakfast Burrito time anyway??  Selfish.

Then, one week later, on Wednesday, (again) we are back in the Church, having another Mass, but this time, the actual Graduation Ceremony is attached to it. It was long and it didn’t start until 7 pm. Morning. Night. These people are all over the place.

But she made it! Got a few awards and a diploma, so it’s on to High School! She’s doing the Public School for this round of edumacation.

All jokes aside, the party is today. Hopefully it stays nice! Come out and have a drink—you might see a one-in-a-million lightning strike! You can stand next to me!

Congratulations Jesse!

Below is a pic of Jesse, in action, walking out of the church, from the ribbon ceremony. You can see the blue ribbon in the right of the pic. I like it better than the “formal” pictures.

And then there should be a graduation picture, and one with the sign. Proof! See you all at the par-tay!

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Obviously, we have a few problems in our family.

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Thinking about…

May 18, 2009 at 7:03 pm (Day to Day, EFS, Warrior Dash) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Being good…

Monday morning and the weekend is over. Kids are at school and BF is at work. It’s  pretty here in the big city and I have been up since 4:30 a.m. thinking about the future. And the past. And the right now. Got a big cup of coffee, checked some e-mail, and wasted as much time as I could until…

6 a.m. when I worked out with Jillian for 45. Circuit training. I am so bad at this type of exercise. I think that I am so strong until I have to prove it with various exercise positions using weights and bending and lifting, and then I realize I am weak and kinda lazy. Plus, my heart is beating out of control, I’m sweaty, my arms and legs hurt, I can barely drink my coffee and I think…yeah right…this just is a lot of WORK!

I, far and away,  prefer running. It’s easy and I can go slow or fast. I choose the lazy level. I mean, I prefer it, but I’d rather do neither. I wish I was one of those naturally tall, skinny people that eat french fries and say, “Oh I’m so hungry; I forget to eat all the time;  I just get so thin if I don’t eat at least 8 meals a day…blah blah blah.”

But at least I am healthy-er…and I do feel like a bad-ass after I lift those weights. I like seeing the bicep muscle. Round and cut like a little scoop of ice cream sitting on the top of my upper arm. I like the round shoulder and the tight back; Unfortunately sitting on the couch just doesn’t develop the look I want. And speaking of the look….

Let’s go WILD! Run Wild! It’s over. The day started, raining, at 6 a.m. when we left the house. By the time we got to the start line at 8 it was warming up, rain stopped, and the sun even came out. My sister and I finished at the exact same time. One minute faster than our last 5K in December. Took us 33 minutes. That probably doesn’t sound super fast for 3 miles, and it’s not. It’s actually slow. It’s mid way through the usual pack that signs up. But I’m not racing to win, maybe next year…it’s alot of time to shave off and train for speed. I can run a fast mile, but not 3 in a row! But the Zoo was awesome, the animals were out, and the people were friendly and happy to have us.

The only thing I was wrong about was the ease of the actual running. I thought it would be a breeze because we were running in the zoo. Like it wouldn’t be like running at all. “Wooh-hoo we’re in the zoo!! I’m just running and looking at the animals!!–Oh! is the race over already?? Didn’t even feel like 3 miles!”

No, not quite. The zoo is cool, but running three miles is still running three miles. Doesn’t matter where you’re at, you still have to MOVE.

So next up…Warrior Dash! This is the reason why I got my lazy butt up and out of bed at ungodly hours to do exercise and why, hopefully, I will get up all week and do more of this “circuit training” and keep running in the afternoons. The Dash is about 4 miles, plus obstacle course work; so I’m going to need a little more in the trunk to haul it up and over cars and buildings and stuff. And I need to step up on the diet front. I have been eating far too much junk. I even feel kind of sick from it all. So it’s back on a combo of Extreme Fat Smash (click on it for a review) See the Book, HERE, and Body For Life. (Site) It’s all low-fat, lower cal, protein and carb balance type eating. I like to mix them up and find the perfect mix of healthy and weight loss. I want to drop about 20 more pounds before I tackle the Dash. It’ll be alot easier to throw myself over things if there is less of me to lift up. Better on my legs too, and I’ll look really ripped! Ha. Pre-first-marriage weight here I come. Gotta have something to aim for! I’ll keep a little running list for you’re amusement. Right now: Pounds lost: ZERO (0). Haha. 9 (full) weeks to go! Wish me Luck! (And my sissy too! –and her hubby–she’s doing it with me. It’s how we’re spending her birthday! It’s not all just exercise–there’s beer at the end and a cool hat!)

Anyway, after that we’ll be doing the Scenic 5 (five mile run) in the town I live in. It used to be 10 miles, but the town changed it for some reason or another, and now it’s 5 miles. Either way, it’s in September, Labor Day Weekend, so we will have an event a month to keep us in training for the fall. (And that’s how we’ll be spending MY birthday! Aren’t we a fun family?!?) I’ve done the 10 miles and it’s hard. I figure five has got to be a little better and I’ll actually be fit this time around so I won’t feel like I’m dying! Next year we are planning on tackling the bigger races—the ones that use words like, marathon…and tri-athalon….and insane distances….

Well, that’s enough I for now. I ate my first meal; Yogurt and a measured bit of granola. Now I must vacuum and get to the store for groceries and things for the week. Kids need lunches and the BF and I need our specific foods. The Body For Life and Extreme Fat Smash (click on it for another review) plans use regular food that we all eat, just modified for us. Eggs, milk, bread, chicken…it’s the same food, cooked leanly and with rice instead of potatoes. The kids eat it too, I just tweak it down (or up) in portion and fat content for the ones who need it. That was a diplomatic way of description. I’ll have to remember that for the future.

I made up a real nice playlist series too…being good, being bad…made me think of angels, devils, God and hell…But to combine them all gives you a 99 song playlist—which is fine–I like them long—but for typing sake I broke them up into categories for specific flavors. You can pick your best (or worst) or combine them all for yourself. The categories are these:

Angels

Devils

God in Hell

Heaven

Posted below just because that’s how I do it. Strangely, there are few songs about God. He/She/It/They,  might be mentioned in some, but it’s  hardly the star subject. People seem to like Heaven and Angels and they like the Bad Guys, however you call them. Makes better music right?? And you can dance to it.

Ready, Set…Go!

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Angels

May 18, 2009 at 7:02 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , , , )

1. Angel / Shaggy

2. Calling All Angels / Train

3. Angel / Aerosmith

4. Earth Angel / The Penguins

5. Fallen Angel / Poison

6. Angel / Fleetwood Mac

7. Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground / Willie Nelson

8. The Angels Hung Around / Rilo Kiley

9. Sleeping Angel / Stevie Nicks

10. Angels On The Moon / Thriving Ivory

11. Even Angels Fall / Jessica Riddle

12. Fly To The Angels / Slaughter

13. Lips Of An Angel / Hinder

14. Street Angel / Stevie Nicks

15. Never Said I Was An Angel / Pauline

16. Send Me An Angel / Scorpions

17. She Talks To Angels / The Black Crowes

18. Teen Angel / Mark Dinning

19. Touched By An Angel / Stevie Nicks

20. Halo / Beyoncé

21. Angel Of The Morning / Juice Newton

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Devils

May 18, 2009 at 7:01 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , , , )

1. Sympathy For The Devil / The Rolling Stones

2. Going Down / Various Artists, Hair Cast

3. Devils And Gods / Tori Amos

4. Devil Without A Cause / Kid Rock

5. The Devil Called Me A Liar / Ash Grunwald

6. Devil Town / Bright Eyes

7. The Devil & Me / Clutch

8. (You’re The) Devil In Disguise / Elvis Presley

9. Devil / Stereophonics

10. The Devil’s Music / Hospital Bombers

11. Devil Inside / INXS

12. Shout At The Devil / Mötley Crüe

13. Devil Dressed In Blue / Right Away, Great Captain!

14. Snake Devil / Scary Kids, Scaring Kids

15. Devil / Staind

16. From The Devil Himself / Viva Voce

17. Devil With The Blue Dress On / Mitch Ryder

18. Devil Boy / Seven Mary Three

19. The Devil Went Down To Georgia / Charlie Daniels Band

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God in Hell

May 18, 2009 at 7:00 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , , , )

1. One Of Us / Joan Osborne

2. Only God Knows Why / Kid Rock

3. God Shuffled His Feet / Crash Test Dummies

4. God Of The Mind / Disturbed

5. God Be With You / Dolores O’Riordan

6. God Protect Your Soul / Ed Harcourt

7. God Knows (You Gotta Give To Get) / El Perro Del Mar

8. Why I Don’t Believe In God / Everclear

9. Dear God / Ferras

10. Thank God I’m A Country Boy / John Denver

11. The Only God / Xandy Barry

12. God Is A DJ / Pink

13. Gives You Hell / The All-American Rejects

14. Hell Is For Children / Pat Benatar

15. Hells Bells / AC/DC

16. Hell / Foo Fighters

17. Cool As Hell / Grand Buffet

18. Right Next Door To Hell / Guns N’ Roses

19. See You In Hell / Monster Magnet

20. Run Like Hell / Pink Floyd

21. Hell’s Comin’ Down / Primal Scream

22. The Difference Between Love And Hell / Sahara Hotnights

23. Walk Through Hell / Say Anything

24. Highway To Hell / AC/DC

25. Into Hell Again / 3rd Strike

26. Private Hell / Iggy Pop

27. The Hell Song / Sum 41

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Heaven

May 18, 2009 at 6:59 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , , , )

1. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door / Guns N’ Roses

2. Heaven Beside You / Alice In Chains

3. Stairway To Heaven / Led Zeppelin

4. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel / Tavares

5. Heaven / Angels & Airwaves

6. Sound Of Pulling Heaven Down / Blue October

7. Heaven Is A Place On Earth / Belinda Carlisle

8. Heaven / Bryan Adams

9. Heaven’s Already Here / Collective Soul

10. Just Like Heaven / The Cure

11. Heaven / Los Lonely Boys

12. Heaven Here / Dashboard Confessional

13. Heaven’s My Name / The Duhks

14. Heaven Sent / INXS

15. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door / Bob Dylan

16. I’m Free (Heaven Helps The Man) / Kenny Loggins

17. Tears In Heaven / Eric Clapton

18. Heaven / Live

19. Sky Fits Heaven / Madonna

20. Heaven For The Weather, Hell For The Company / Lostprophets

21. Looking Up In Heaven / Paul Westerberg

22. Monkey Gone To Heaven / Pixies

23. Heaven’s In New York / Wyclef Jean

24. Heaven / Warrant

25. View From Heaven / Yellowcard

26. Heaven’s Trail (No Way Out) / Tesla

27. Taxi To Heaven / Pray For Rain

28. Heaven / DJ Sammy & Yanou feat. Do

29. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door / Guns N’ Roses (Live)

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