gateslacker: (spndeansmiley)
It feels like it has been forever since I posted and I wonder why I don't do drive by updates. Maybe because my "head posts" aren't always in sync with my access. There's no service in the building I work in and, even if I am not in the building, I live in an area of that stupid E (i.e., no 3 or 4G.) That cuts out any lunchtime musings, should they occur.

So, here's a few things I am happy about, which is saying A LOT since I am a decidedly unhappy, unmotivated person in the Winter even when the sun decides to make an appearance.

(In no particular order)

SEASON 9!!!!!!!!!!! 'nuff said

It's Wednesday. On Wednesday, I am more optimistic and all aflutter with anticipation of a new episode. It's pathetic (but fun) so who cares.

Long Weekend!!!!!!

Chatting with [ profile] dombedeand [ profile] _leigh_leigh while watching Swan Song was great fun yesterday. Having iMessage tied to my iPad makes it even better!

Ditto on [ profile] de23 being able to come over last Saturday so she could watch some season seven. It's always more fun viewing with someone else.

[ profile] de23 the roasted Okra was FANTASTIC. However, I improvised and did not use the cumin. I didn't have any, of course, but I don't think I would have liked that flavor on okra, anyway.

I am getting pretty awesome with the weighted hula hoop. I am the only one, aside from the instructor, who can actually keep it going. Have I mentioned that I Have never been able to do this? You really work up a sweat, too.

The Winchesters DO look quite fetching on the 50 inch widescreen. At some point, I will provide pictorial evidence of this so that you all may also drool.

My supervisor registered me for a required online CEU course. She was feeling bad that she kept harassing me to get it done while not giving me time on the schedule to do it. Hello, it's a 4-5 hr course. I can't exactly do it between patients and I work over enough as it is. So, she finally set aside some time and then saved me even more time by completing my registration. The password she chose for me? Dean1*. Hahahahahaha. I don't even know if it was amusing happenstance or intentional because she doesn't watch the show (not to be confused with my supervising physician who is also a recent convert, I am probably the most supervised person in my office.)

I should feel really guilty about this next happy thing which I can't tell you because it is really spoilery for some upcoming season 8 stuff. I try not to expand the spoilery stuff when I happen across it but you all know I am WEAK and my weakness only increases as a season progresses.

I should be ashamed to admit that the shmoopy ending of last weeks Downton Abbey gave me the warm fuzzies, proving yet again that I can be pretty easy to manipulate sometimes. Whatever. I am choosing to see it as hope that I will never become a completely jaded, cynical viewer/reader of stories. Those folks are miserable, man! They're never satisfied.

Whoever posted that link to the never before seen SG-1 bloopers, you gave me more nostalgic warm fuzzies!!!Awwwww. [ profile] dragonfly_sg1 was that you? If so, can you humor my total laziness and post a link or embed in the comments. Finding the youtube embed code on my iPad is historically problematic.

What is making you happy today?
gateslacker: (spnboysonTV)
Why, yes, I am making up for my lack of posts, lately.

Between the ongoing rewatch/discussion with [ profile] de23 on instant messenger, season 5 texts from [ profile] dombede, discussion about season 1-2 at [ profile] _leigh_leigh's journal, and replying to various and sundry folks about season 8 episodes, I really feel that I am getting my "Let's talk SPN" fix.

It's a fun time to be me, fangirl discussion wise! However, because I seem to be in so many different seasons, my thoughts are all over the place, lately.

As Time Goes By )

I'm also sharing recs, courtesy of [ profile] ash48 because they totally made my morning coffee way more enjoyable and sharing is good.

First, a fantastic Picspam (and only spoilery if you find pictures of Sam and Dean spoilery)

D is for Dean
S is for Sam

And, of course, a vid, Winchester Thrift Shop by [ profile] deirdre_c (only spoilery if seeing the Winchesters in various outfits and/or "disguises" is spoilery for you.) HYSTERICAL. I've already watched it 3 times. The lyrics,especially "I'm gonna wear this big ass coat" and the accompanying clips had me ROFL!!! (warning if young folks nearby, there's a few f-bombs)

Now, a few incidental, unrelated comments.

My Zumba class has brought out a hula hoop (weighted) and though I have NEVER been able to do this and was doubtful that I ever could, I find that I have been getting better! Of course, I think the weighted one is bigger and easier but I couldn't do that one at first, either. It's really too bad that I can only go once a week as the other class coincides with my late clinic day.

[ profile] de23, I made the maple walnut muffins, though I had to substitute a gluten free baking mix for the almond meal and the Pig only had sweetened coconut (but still not too many sugars). I also only have a regular muffin pan. If anyone is interested, calories per regular muffin-143; fat-6.28; carb-19; fiber-1.8, protein-3.38. Of course, I don't know how it all breaks down if you use the almond meal/flour. They tasted the same..LOL. I cannot discount calories no matter what plan I am on so I definitely only left a few out and froze small serving portions.

I have been keeping up with Downton Abbey and I am still pretty interested with the exception quickie spoiler thought )
gateslacker: (spncastielsorry)
Here is my go to exercise song for this weekend. Oddly fitting lyrics to counteract all the emo angst. 

Endorphins are your friend.

gateslacker: (spinning)
I am currently in the throes of an allergy attack the likes of which I haven't seen in years. It came on suddenly, yesterday, immediately after I participated in my first ever 5K (Relay for life walk/run). It must have been all the dead leaves and whatnot because I have been sneezing and stuffy ever since. I signed up for the event even though I am only 3-4 weeks into my couch to 5k app with my zombie trainer. Of course, I didn't start from the couch and I'm still not buying that I will reach the point that I can jog for 5 minutes straight much less 35 minutes straight but, whatever. I went ahead and did one of the app workouts for the event, mostly to distract me from feeling self-conscious around the loads of people who participated,  and my pace was 14.3min/mile for the first 2.2 miles, anyway. But, it's a hilly route and I think the hills (or my nose) got me toward the end, bringing my average pace closer to 15. I was hoping for closer to 40min to complete the thing. Maybe next time?

It may not look like it on here, but  Supernatural is still inspiring All. The. Feelings. I've just been chatting about it elsewhere on folks' journals who are way more fandomly active than mine. Needless to say, I am really loving this season! It was great seeing Amanda Tapping as a guest star, too. (And, a recurring one to boot!) Then someone asked me who she was and what she had been in in the past which then had me tripping down memory lane as I got all nostalgic about Stargate. Suddenly, I want to go back and rewatch episodes and old vids and whatnot. Then, my nostalgia (and worry that my computer is going to crash any day, now, and that my backups are likely dodgy) had me uploading most of my old videos to youtube, well, at least the ones that are halfway presentable in this age of HD and Sony Vegas.

Then I had to figure out how to create a masterpost  which should have seemed straightforward but I still "lost" the first one I did because I thought all you had to do was change the date. Duh.

A vid and why Stargate is still a show worth checking out! )

Work is still kicking my behind. I am so ready for a few days off!
gateslacker: (thinking)

Today, I decided to add some interval action to my walking routine. A work friend said jog/run 1 minute and walk 2. However, I don't want to spend my entire workout looking at my watch. I also didn't want to slack on my usual walking pace because I was gasping for breath or otherwise falling out. (I figured that would kindof defeat the purpose) I knew if I made it too hard I wouldn't be inclined to do it. (That is how I started working out in the first tend to want to push yourself as you get going but doing that in the beginning is a sure fire way of finding a million excuses for why lazing about on the couch is the better option...well, at least I am that way) Anyway, since I cannot seem to work out without music, I decided to jog 60-75 seconds at the beginning of every second song. (Don't Laugh!) I ended up doing this about 8 times during my walk and managed to walk an additional 0.7 miles in the same amount of time, including the usual time to pee, refill the water bottle, and have a brief, river view moment of awesomeness.
And, of course, I had to glance around furtively to make sure that no one would see me...LOL.
I am sure it's all rather pathetic, especially when I encounter those runners with their great bodies and flouncy ponytails bouncing all over the park like it's the easiest thing in the world. (And who never have any water...I need my water, man!)
But I was secretly (well not so secretly, now) rather pleased with myself.  I hope I can keep it up and maybe do a minute every song sometime soon...LOL.

If my knees can hold out (and my ankles and my hips....)

ETA: and I have no idea why this is a different color font than what I see usually.....

April 2016

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