Thursday, December 20, 2012

Snippets. // Jen J.

I dropped the BF off at the airport yesterday.  He's gone home to Texas for the next 11 days.  As much as I love being able to pee with the door open, skip the flush [yellow let it mellow, brown flush it down], and sleep diagonally - I'm going to miss him.  It is also always easier to watch my caloric intake when he's not around but this week I've got some things.  Happy hour with friends tonight, work Christmas lunch tomorrow, and then family Christmas party on Saturday.  Tis the season!
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I called an made a consultation for laser hair removal.  Yes, to permanently landscape the bush.  I've been pondering it for a while and I've decided the sooner I get it, the better return on investment (ROI).  So I'll go see what they have to say.  I'd love to hear from anyone that's had it done.
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Yesterday I weighed in for the Last Loser Standing challenge at 178.2.  I weighed in at 182 for the first weigh-in last week so I am still in, like flynn.  However, I'd like to be completely honest and say that I did not lose four pounds over the past week.  You see, last week I was traveling and I had to use my clients scale which was just randomly placed in their bathroom.  I wasn't about to strip down to my birthday suit while on the clock so I was a little heavy and obviously I have no baseline with that scale.

I really like this challenge in theory, but in practice, it's tricky for a lady on the go as much as I am.  Next week I'll be at my parents for Christmas and weighing in on a third scale; which happens to be a needle scale.  Hopefully, I can squeak by but it's going to be difficult considering the inconsistency of the scales and the impending holidays.
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I am good with numbers.  Need to understand an amortization schedule, I'm your girl.  When it comes to English and grammar - the whole kit and kaboodle - I am terrible.  I still struggle with how to arrange the (i)s and (e)s in weird, receive, and science.  Commas and semi colons are foreign to me.  I start sentences with the word and.

I always get pissed when I see people dedicating their Facebook status updates to dissing someone's grammatical errors.  Maybe it's the genius company I keep, but I see it quite a bit.  It seems like sometimes people forget we all have our strengths and weaknesses.  I come for a long line of bad spellers; my dad and sisters are also horrible.  Yet, I'm the only one out of the four of us without a Master's degree and my dad is brilliant when it comes to mechanics.  Anyways, the point of this rant is that I do want to become better.  So if you see me misplacing a coma or spelling something wrong, leave me a comment and maybe even a little explanation.  Learn me.  I want to make you proud.
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I decided to quit the YMCA today.  My membership was  $100 bucks a month for me and the BF.  Since drinking the Jillian kool-aid, I've been working out more and more in my new basement.  It's a lot of money for the little I am using it.  I'm interested as to how this will go.  I will say though, I've found a new place to spend that extra cash I just put back in my pocket.  I just tried the shellac manicure.  AMAZING!  It cost $32 compared to the standard manicure at $15 but I just love it!  I've had it over a week now and no chips or dings. I'll keep you posted.



9 comments:

  1. I missed your basement post because I was gone over Thanksgiving - it looks great! I think you'll get hooked on working out in your own space. I have NO dedicated space in my house (partly my own fault), but I prefer to use my own DVD's and weight set (I use the SelectTech dumbbells - TOTALLY worth the money) vs. working out next to some dude who sweats so much on the Stairmaster that he wears a paper towel headband. Take that $100 and start saving up for stuff to help you vary your workouts. I've got my eye on a spin bike that is only about $250, and I think it would help to add cardio intervals, or be good on those days when you just can't face Jillian. PS - have you tried the Sally Hansen nail stickers? They sound cheesy, but I love them, and they will last 3 weeks on my toes, and a good week on my fingers.

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  2. Wow $32 for shellac? Here in Arkansas, shellac is only a few bucks more than a regular mani! I pay like $15 for it!

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  3. I am interested in the laser hair removal. You will have to give us the low down after your consultation. I am horrible at grammar. I wonder if there's a Grammar for Dummies I can check out from the library. Merry Christmas Jen J.

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  4. I got laser hair removal (underarms and brazilian) done last year before my wedding and I LOVE it! Seriously - best decision ever. It stings pretty badly while they're doing it, but it's quick and the stinging wears off within 5 minutes or so. I'm a total pain wimp and it really wasn't too bad. Hope it goes SMOOTHLY for you! Sorry...couldn't resist ;)

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  5. Shellac - Worth. Every. Penny. I pay about the same, and $65 for my shellac pedi. Would never get anything but shellac now!

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  6. Someone's courageous! Laser the bush, let me know know how that goes! I have a friend that constantly points out when I make mistakes and then he does it and it takes everything I have not to point them out and sometimes I just DO IT because he's so f'ing annoying about it. My daughter is the your you're nazi :/ AND I just looked up how to spell courageous. Google is my friend ;)

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  7. What is this Jillian kool-aid you speak of?!?!?

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  8. Not sure of the difference between the shellac and the gel manicure, but I got a gel manicure set for Christmas and LOVE it! $90 bucks for the whole thing, so for the price of 3 manicures at the salon, you can give yourself manis for the rest of forever! Very user friendly too!

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  9. Can we update on the laser info....I want to go but a little scared of price and pain.

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