Wednesday, November 26, 2008

And I'm Off!...

I may or may not listen to Journey's "Don't Stop Believin"

during the entire duriation of riding this:

I know that it's not midnight, and I HATE cheap perfume, but I love rolling those dice and I am always looking down the boulevard.

Oh, and happy Thanksgiving! I am most grateful for my family...SEE YOU ALL SOON!!! xoxo

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

They Still Have the Right Stuff

This past weekend, I had the pleasure, nay honor, to attend the New Kids On the Block reunion concert. I have decided that it was fate that I attended, because my discounted tickets I found on Craigslist placed me closer to Jonathan Knight than I have ever imagined. I mean check out how they have maintained their stud status over the years:

Yes, I screamed frantically, jumped up and down (sometimes with my eyes closed), sang at the top of my lungs (also with my eyes closed), danced and stretched out my arms as fas as I could reach in hopes that one of those "Kids" would stop to touch my hand. I am also convinced that Danny pointed at me during "Face Time" and said "Oh Yeah," as I danced without any inhibitions within in eye sight of the stage.

After only speaking and writing HTML over the past few days, the time has finally arrived for me to take the train down to Portland. Here I come turkey!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It all came true!

Well...kind of, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

I saw this:

And this...

And played this...

And met him...

I loved every second of it too.

Friday, November 14, 2008

What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas...

I hope that this is not the case for me. While in Vegas, I hope to see:

I hope to play some of this:

And MOST IMPORTANTLY, I hope this happens again:

Thursday, November 13, 2008


As I have begun to type this post, I just realized how old my hands are. Mind you, this is an odd portion of your body to analyze, but I do think that my hands are about 10 years older than the rest of my body. In particular, my left hand is much older than my right, which is interesting because I am right-handed. Maybe this comes from my years in retail, in which I carried most of the weight from the clothing on my left arm and hand. Pesky hangers.

I have completely reverted back to food. This evening I indulged in some pork with pomegranate goodness to accompany it. I am still mainly craving only fresh veggies though, so I am excited to pick up my box tomorrow. I am also looking forward to my red grapes that will be in the box as well. They are always so tasty.

When all is said and done, I have Vegas this weekend and only 4 assignments left in my English class. 2 tomorrow. 2 Friday night. Why am I just so darn cool?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Day 10

So, yesterday I blogged about how this cleanse coming to an end, was actually bittersweet...well...that was yesterday. Today I walked around the grocery store buying veggies for my soup and I kept thinking about all the different things that I was going to be able start eating soon and I got soo giddy.

Bring it on.

PS...I am taking the fast track out of this...Lemonade and OJ in the morning some broth in the mid afternoon and maybe some rice tomorrow night. I hope this soup is good or I am in big trouble...I have enough of it to feed a small country...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Day 9

It's a bittersweet thought process. I am excited to eat food soon, but I am getting sadder for this process to end. I am sick of the lemonade, but it has become my constant companion, my scapegoat, my partner in crime, my confidant. Soon I will be saying goodbye to it. Needless to say, Day 9 was a cinch, and went by all to fast.

Day 10=Last Day
Day 11=Lemonade & OJ
Day 12=Lemonade, OJ, Soup, &....drum roll please...BROWN RICE!
Day 13=Lemonade, OJ, Soup, Brown Rice, Rye Crackers, & Fresh Fruits and Veggies
Day 14=Whatever the Hell I want! (pardon my swear, but I feel like it was appropriate and celebratory)

Since starting this, I have begun to stock pile a lot of food from events that I have been to and freezing it for future use. I guess you can have your cake and eat it too!...not literally though...there is no frozen cake...I promise.

I would like to jump the gun and thank you all for supporting me...saving me left overs and checking in on me...I like these friends...A LOT.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Day 8

Just got a little harder. I made cupcakes this morning, and I was doing fine. I did not have one single craving for the sugar, but later on this afternoon I found myself surrounded by apples and artichoke dip that I found easy to resist in the moment, but now that I am home I just want to stuff my face with it. Okay, that was an exaggeration, but my lemonade is starting to not do it for me any more, and suddenly Tuesday seems so far away. Don't worry guys, I am going to make it. I have to. It would be terrible to get this far and then fail. Plus, my sinuses are terrible right now, so I wouldn't be able to taste anything anyways...or at least I keep telling myself that. Hopefully I am better by Tuesday, so I can taste the orange juice...

Friday, November 7, 2008

Day 7

I did it! I made it a whole week!!! Now is when the going gets tough...I was talking to someone last night and they made an excellent point: Most prison breaks happen close to when the prisoner is released. Well, this criminal is waiting her term out. 3 days left!!!

PS...I hate my sinuses more than seafood and feet put that is saying something.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Day 6

Here I am...more than halfway done. I honestly never thought I would even make it this long, but its quite easy. If I start to get hungry...I drink some lemonade and BAM! I am full. It's as close to a magic trick that I will ever get., but I am pretty content with it, because it is keeping me full.

My sinuses are starting to drain...I know this is what all of you really wanted to read...but its just part of the process. This cleanse does everything, including clearing your skin, overcoming any addictions (I haven't craved a Diet Coke once), as well as get rid of any allergies or sinus problems you may have. It basically clears out your entire body and puts it back to square one so you can start fresh.

Also, I am in hot pursuit of finishing my English class, so I might be MIA for the next month and a half!

Lastly, I am headed to Vegas in a little over a week and I can't wait to see Elvis, the Cirque/Beatles Love show, and most importantly my AmberLee!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Day 5: A Day of Hope

I am on Day 5! Half way there! I'm feeling pretty dang good today. I swear, I have turned into Pavlov's dog, because when I woke up to drink the salt water this morning, my body was already getting ready to dispose of everything inside of it. It was kind of nice, and I drank the entire bottle of water without drooling on myself...classy I know.

I feel energized and ready to go for the day!

In other news...How about those elections? When Obama reaced 283 and McCain conceded I got goosebumps. The right man was elected into office, and I truly believe that he will bring the change and hope to Americans that we need. It was such a beautiful historic moment between my goosebumps, my neighbors's party standing and cheering with gleeful tears, my downstairs neighbors dancing in the street with firecrackers and throughout the night cars would honk down the street in excitement.

Currently, Prop. 8 is at 56% saying yes to the ban. Thank you for all those who voted yes on this issue, you truly undestand the sanctity of the family. I listened in on a forum that was held at BYU just last week and it was really interesting. I have never heard the argument for the family put so eloquently and thoughtfully. The professor from Princeton put into words, what I was thinking in such an articulate manner. If you would like to listen, you can do so here.

I am back to having my own room again, and it is something or someone is missing...and suddenly it has doubled in size...which is cool too.

Overall: Cleanse is good. Future of our country is bright and in good hands. Life is good.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Days 3 & 4

Day 3: I am not going to lie, was pretty hard for me. I ended up catching a cold, which I still am suffering from today, and all I could think about all day was pizza and Mexican food. I know, I know, pretty odd mixture of food, but hey, I was on my 72nd hour without food. Needless to say, I took a very much needed bath with some Epsom salt ( a coworker of mine recommended it, because it helps release the toxins you are holding on your skin).

Day 4: To be honest, I woke up this morning and hated the idea of drinking the salt water. So I slept for 30 more minutes, and then a wonderful text message from Clarissa woke me up, so I decided it was a sign to stick to my will power. For the past two days, I have been able to drink the whole liter of water, which is nice. I will spare you the not so cute details.

The lemonade has coated my tongue so the taste isn’t so bad anymore, and my energy level has been pretty decent. I think the only hard part is that at work, I would often think about what I would eat for lunch…but I can’t think about that anymore, which I suppose would be a good thing.

In other news…

I VOTED. If you have talked to me at all lately, then you know how I have not been able to stop talking about this. Last week I read through the voters’ pamphlet to look at the different nominees and propositions for me, and made a list of my yay’s & nay’s. Particularly after reading the propositions and initiatives on the ballot, I began to realize how important this election is to me, personally. I am 23, so I have voted before, but I voted as absentee for a state I never returned to. This is the first time, I was voting for items that would affect my tax money, my house and maybe even my career.

It was empowering to be able to personalize my vote, and for those of you, who don’t think your vote matters and you opt not to vote, then shame on you. We are so lucky to live in a country where we get a right to say what we would like and what should and shouldn’t be allowed. There are so many important issues at hand this election, not only in the state of Washington, but throughout the country.

We, as a collective people, will make landmark decisions this election. We have two executive office hopefuls that will defy any barriers that were set just over 30 years ago. This is an election about our economy and the war that we are entangled in due to dishonesty of the current administration. Most importantly, in some states, this is an election about the family and the sanctity of such.

It’s when we decide to give up, and not vote, that we allow the big guys to win and stay on their agenda. I don’t care what state you live in, or who you are voting for, just go and do it. Take the time to read who you are voting for…it doesn’t take long. Most voting polls offer pamphlets with short blurbs about the various candidates, and vote for the person that is right for you.

When I filled in my presidential nominee bubble…I almost shed a tear. This election holds such importance for us and should not be taken lightly. This is a chance for our country to change and head for a brighter future. Please don’t be stagnant, and go to the polls!

And to be honest…I fear what may happen after this election. The time of change will have arrived, and it’s going to be a long bumpy road, but hopefully worthwhile. I feel that with my candidate, it will be definitely worthwhile.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Days 1 & 2

So, yesterday morning I woke up to drink my salt water...thinking I needed to use 2 TABLESPOONS of salt, instead I needed only 2 TEASPOONS. Whoops. Because I am not an avid salt fact you will rarely see me add it to anything...I had a hard time going back to sleep, because I was afraid of having a heart attack due to the large salt intake. Yes, I do realize how ridiculous I sound, but it was a real, legitimate fear.

Over all, so far so good. No pun intended...and over all my energy level has been really really good.

To make the lemonade more convenient I have put them all in little water bottles and I take them out of the fridge or throw them in my new google bag for easy travel.

2 days down...8 more to go!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

D is for Detox, It's Good Enough for Me...

Let's hope that is the case, and that I have the will power to last the ten days!

Tonight I am starting my detox...I am solid-free and a lemonade concoction lover. Per Hans' request, I am blogging everyday of this journey. He is hoping for something a failure to make it to the bathroom in time...and I can assure, though it may not be to that extreme, there will be something embarrassing that occurs. Let's be honest guys, it's me we are talking about here. It pretty much guaranteed.

So in the meantime, if you see me over the next ten days, please feel free to cheer me on. Maybe make a sign or two exclaiming your pride in my detox. I promise I won't bite, and hopefully I can make it these ten days....

In the mean time, here is a commemorative moment: My first herbal laxative tea to kick off the marathon (Since I won't be consuming any solids, I am going to need something to get the toxins out of me):

In the mean time, one of my favorite things about driving to work, is seeing all the FedEx trucks driving out of the business park on their way to deliver, and then when I leave I just line after line of DHL trucks returning for the day. I always feel like I am in a movie when I see them...but I have been stumped in remembering what scene that movie from...maybe Home Alone? Anyone?