Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Some people shouldn't...

I love my family. But one thing about them is that I'm awfully clumsy around them. Those of you who know me well are saying, "You're clumsy around me, too!" Don't deny it. I know the thought crossed your mind! :) But something about my family brings out the worst in my coordination and physical abilities in general. This Sunday was no exception.

We love to play softball and this is the first time I've been able to play because of the pregnancy and recovery and whatnot. So I was the second one up to bat of the whole game, hit a pop fly, and decided to watch it and see if it got caught WHILE running my chubby self to first base. Unfortunately the lovely grass around the path JUMPED in my way and I slid as if sliding into home base. But I was only half way between home and first. My pride was injured and my only saving grace was that EVERYONE else was watching the ball, too, so no one saw me take a flying leap.

It wasn't until I slunk (is that a word) into the dugout that I realized I had this wicked awesome scrape. It hurts like a bugger but if anyone asks, I got it sliding into home and won the game for us all!

Maybe next Sunday we can play a nicer sport like... badminton? Or pillow-fighting?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Poh-TAE-to, Poh-TAH-to

Take a good look at the picture. What would you call that? Not ice cream, but the other word. Got it in your head? Okay, now read on.
Because of my journalist/teacher background, I tend to be a stickler for spelling and pronunciation perfection. If I read a word and don't know how to say it, it haunts me until I figure it out. Or if I hear a word and can't figure out exactly how to spell it, I go crazy until I find the answer. So I am, you might say, CURSED to no end. Especially if someone around me makes what I would consider a silly mistake, I have to really bite my tongue so as to not appear like the snotty girl in the class. (i.e. - DUH everyone knows how to spell RECEIVE - "I before e except after c." It's easy!) Poor Jon has to put up with me a lot. And poor me has to put up with Jon! (I know... that wasn't grammatically correct.)

So, here is the next debate I place before you. Is this delicious frozen delicacy SHERBET or SHERBERT? I must say I was apalled that Jon and I disagree to the bitter end on this one! I'll bet you can guess who says what. Please help me win this battle!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Debate #3

What is yuckier? An old lady showing too much cleavage or an old man showing too much in a speedo? (I saw both in LA the other day. Ew.) Sorry to bring up bad memories, Caity!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Great Debate

VH1 has started doing a series called "The Great Debate" in which they vote on silly pop culture things, then comedians comment on them. It kept me entertained through 4 flights in two days with an infant. I even laughed out loud a couple of times, then realized that I was on an airplane and getting weird looks from my neighbors. So, I want to start doing it. I thought of lots of things I'd want to vote on, but forgot them all last night. So, here are just a couple. Leave your vote and, if you wish, witty comments so I can laugh aloud again!

#1 - Working out outside or in the gym?

#2 - If in the gym, elliptical or treadmill?

Let the debate begin!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wipeout Workout

One of my guilty pleasures is this crazy show - Wipeout. I'm slightly obsessed with this show AND trying to shed the pregnancy pounds, so I'm going to call my exercise regime my "Wipeout Workout". I would LOVE to go on this show, but I'd have to wear a helmet! Come on! Who's with me?

I just hope that if or when I happen to get on the show I can look more like this:than this: