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3/18/08
One More Than Nine and The Day Before Wednesday

Welcome to today's 10 on Tuesday! Let's just jump right in, shall we?

One- As I was reading my bloglines of my favorite bloggers today, I noticed that one of them, Adventures of the Reluctant Housewife, mentioned me! How cool is that? It appears that she's stealing the 10 on Tuesday idea, which is fine with me since I totally ripped it off from Pink Paper Peppermints. And so the Interweb cycle of life continues. I'm such a trendsetter!

Two- I like to play a game with myself while my lunch cooking in the microwave each workday. I put my frozen meal in, key in the time, and then stand against the counter. Then I lean my upper body backwards slightly and use my stomach muscles to keep myself in place. I see if I can hold the position until the microwave dings. It's only for a couple of minutes, but I figure that if I work those pesky stomach muscles a little bit each day, then maybe they'll look good by swimsuit weather. No one can really tell that you're doing anything unusual because it just looks like you're leaned up against the counter. Try it.

Three- Well, this is the last week of the Cheerios experiment. I'm not sure that my results will count for anything though, since I have discovered that according to the official Cheerios challenge, you're supposed to eat a cup and a half of Cheerios, twice a day, along with exercise and a diet low in cholesterol, for six weeks. I've only been eating one cup of Cheerios once a day, and only on weekdays. If it works, then good for me, and if it doesn't, then no harm done. Besides, those study participants deserve to have their cholesterol lowered. I'm not sure I could stand eating 126 cups of Cheerios over a six week period. I'm pretty sick of them now as it is.

Four- I'm concerned that the new Horton Hears a Who movie will completely destroy the book. Has anyone seen it? I haven't seen it yet, but the commercials for it seem to take a whole lot of liberties with the plot. I'm a book purist, so movies based on books make me cringe anyway because Hollywood always feels the need to "spice things up". But Horton? C'mon guys, don't ruin Horton! He's a vital piece of my childhood! If you've seen the movie, let me know what you think. Is it good, or is Dr. Seuss rolling over in his grave? You gotta respect The Seuss.

Five- I'm happy to announce that I have finally jumped on the fashion bandwagon and purchased myself a pair of flats. (They've only been popular for what, a year and a half or so?) I read an article that said that you could wear flats instead of tennis shoes for the ultimate in shoe cuteness, and I thought, why not? Just slipping into a pair of flats will be faster than tying shoelaces anyway. (Always practical- that's me). So I hurried over to Target and found a lovely pair of little black ballet-like flats. They have all kinds of prints and patterns available, but I thought I'd start conservatively and see how often I wore them. (Although I really like these and these and these too.) I can always expand into leopard print later.
Six- Speaking of fashion, it just hit me that Easter is this weekend and I don't have an Easter dress. I guess I'm just going to dig through the closet for something that I already have, because I don't have any time to go shopping. Besides, with our crazy Tennessee weather, there's no telling if I will need a sleeveless sundress or a winter parka. So far, the extended forecast says it'll be 60 degrees, but it can turn on you at any moment. Fingers crossed for warm weather.

Seven- BigMama wrote a post a few days ago about her daughter Caroline deciding that it would be a good idea to color her own rear end with a purple permanent marker, resulting in some excess purple ink finding its way onto her nice white toilet seat. BigMama was wondering 1) what would possess someone to want to color their own derriere purple, and 2), how to get purple permanent marker off of a white toilet seat. After I finished laughing until I cried and then laughing some more, I had to admit that I could totally see where Caroline was coming from. While I have personally never considered coloring my rear purple, I must admit that I have in the past enjoyed drawing on myself. (Although I suggest washable markers, not permanent ones). I think it is the same thing that makes people want to get tattoos, or do henna drawings on themselves. Or maybe it's just that stomachs and arms and legs make such fun canvases. Anyway, the great thing about washable markers is that you can color all over yourself and then just step in the shower and have it wash away. I highly suggest it as your next rainy day activity.

Eight- Oh ya'll, I just realized that the due date for my thesis is only four weeks away. That's super scary, because four weeks is not much time at all, especially since I've been slacking lately waiting for inspiration to hit. I have a lot left to do on it, and I'm not looking forward to it. I used to think my topic was mildly interesting, but now it bores even me to death. I pity the poor professors who will have to read it (and listen to my presentation on it, and grade it). I won't be sad to see the end of it at all.

Nine- So here's a freaky little sibling mind warp thing: Yesterday I posted the Irish toast in honor of Saint Patrick's day, and unbeknownst to me, the Seester ALSO posted the SAME Irish toast to her blog AT THE SAME TIME! What are the chances of that? Out of millions of things to write about on Saint Patrick's day, we both picked Irish toasts. And out of millions of Irish toasts (and there are a lot of them because those Irish, they love to toast), we picked the same one! Spooky huh?

Ten- I'm going to visit an old buddy this weekend! Since I'm off for Good Friday, I'm taking a short road trip over to see Eli and his Mama from Rediscovery. We've known each other since the 6th grade, and she was my college roommate for a semester for my freshman year, and even through we haven't seen each other in forever, she's one of those friends where you can just instantly pick back up with no matter how long it's been. I'm very excited. I also haven't really seen the town that I grew up in since I left for college, (10 years ago!) so it'll be interesting to see what all has changed around there. And okay, I admit that I'm kinda excited about seeing Eli again too, even though his mama tried to totally scare me off with this post about how drooly he is. (Mental note: bring lots of towels).

So that's that. Random? Yes. Helpful? Probably not. Entertaining? I hope so. The point is, it's Tuesday, and there's ten of them, so it counts as a...10 on Tuesday!

6 comments:

Eli\'s Mommy said...

No worries, I buy paper towels in bulk.

mylablog said...

I love these random lists. I love Dr. Seuss, and like you, I hate when books get ruined by movies. Hopefully, that won't be the case here.

Jean said...

I must make mental note to do my random posts on Tuesdays. I'm so glad to know there's a designated day. :)
We're headed to see HHAH Friday, I think with it being computer animated that it will be better than say real people doing it. I prefer my Suess cartoony and not cartonny with live people acting. Does that make sense?

Becoming Me said...

Fun fun post. I love your new shoes. I don't think a Dr. Suess book could ever be ruined, although I think the movie version will flop. Have a wonderful week. Funny you mentioned bloglines. I added you to mine during the blog party.

Elaine A. said...

I got a cute dress I am going to wear for Easter at Target, it was only $20 - you know if you have time to shop there...I always do! ; )

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