Archive for November, 2009

2.5 years
November 29, 2009

Riley

just keep swimming
November 29, 2009

Good morningĀ  and Happy Sunday to you! Although the weather is chilly, the sun is out and that is just how I like it. Winter came slow this year, could be because of global warming? I wonder…

I missed the black Friday sales this year, again (just like I would every year). I could never see myself camping outside of an electronics store just to get a good deal on a laptop or a television. I’d rather just buy it full price when there is no pushing and shoving involved. I don’t like dealing with a huge crowd or people in general. I did, however, enjoy my black Friday driving home from work because, guess what? It was traffic free! I got home in nearly less than 30 minutes as opposed to the hour long stop-and-go traffic. Exciting? Sure. This is what my life consists of. Driving 54 miles everyday…in traffic.

It has been almost two month since I’ve started my “independent” diet and I think I’m doing fairly well with it. The good news is I’ve already lost 12 lbs. on my own! Round of applause, please? I for one, never thought I’d be able to diet on my own. I’ve always thought of myself as a glutton when it comes to good hearty (we don’t use the word fatty) foods. But, I did it. One day I woke up and I told myself, “Vicky, you are going to Thailand in 6 months. You want to wear sun dresses and bikinis with confidence? Get your sh-t together and lose some weight.” I quit junk food cold turkey. That means I banned boba, chips (which are my ultimate weakness), cakes, or basically anything with tons of sugar. I also cut down on carbs…a whole lot. I didn’t completely ban chocolate from my life because I’d probably go into an epileptic shock if I didn’t have at least one Godiva a week. Yeah, okay. I decided stock up on yogurt, fruits, granola bars, veggies, anything I wouldn’t eat if I weren’t on a diet. Oh and it also helps that my parents decided to go ahead and buy me that elliptical machine I’ve been wanting for months. I work out, at most, four times a week but god knows I get lazy once in a while and end up skipping a day. I’m shooting to lose 10 more lbs. and I’m praying to Buddha that I’ll reach it. Wish me some more luck!

Love, Vicky.

I’m…back?
November 27, 2009

Wow, it has been a long time since I’ve blogged on WordPress. Ever since I’ve quit my job at the veterinary clinic and started working for my dad, my days have been a constant reminder of how bland my life is. Bland, but with a higher salary. Some days I want to stab myself in the foot for having to put up with my dad and then I start thinking of how much he’s given me. Ugh, guilt.

So here I am, sitting in my trendy new Ikea desk chair (because my mom referred to my old chair as “disgusting”) in all my 22 year old glory. Did I just say that? I did in fact turn 22 years old on Monday and to be perfectly honest I don’t like the fact that I’m not 21 anymore. 21 is the perfect number, the perfect age to pause my life. I know, I’m being dramatic and 22 is still young. The fact that I’m just going to get older and older gives me indigestion. I’ll try not to think about it.

To sum up my November (or my life) here’s a list.
1. I took my first trip with Franco to San Francisco in September. I think it was the best three days of my life. Not only did I experience freedom, I actually fell in love with San Francisco. I’m going back and no one can stop me.
2. “Is there a fast forward button on life until November?” Apparently, there wasn’t. New Moon finally came out on the 19th, and it was the first movie I’ve ever waited in line for more than an hour. We’re talking five hours of cold wind and lack of sleep just to oogle a vampire and a werewolf for two hours. I usuallynever stay up past 1am, I am so proud of myself.
3. I turned 22, but we don’t need to emphasize that.
4. Most importantly, I got an iPhone! I finally switched from that god-awful T-Mobile service to AT&T and I love it. I get reception in places T-Mobile wouldn’t. My iPhone is fabulous, I’ve been nose to screen for two weeks and I still can’t get enough. “What apps to download next?” “When should I buy my next case? And what color?” “Should I buy more ringtones on iTunes?” What is wrong with me? I’ve definitely come down with the iPhone syndrome and I don’t want to be cured.

So there you have it. I didn’t do a complete summary of the past 4 months, but we’ll catch up. Hopefully, I decide to blog more and won’t completely abandon my WordPress, I’d hate to see it die just like all my other blogs. I have so much here that I can read back on and laugh about. Until next time!