So to recap the awesomeness that Nick fans have to look forward to in the coming year:
1) The Road w Nick score source
2) Reissues - make that Deluxe Reissues! says who?
3) A new book! Now I just need to finally finish the last one! If it's on the internet in Canada it must be true
yay. I win.
- No offense to actual sailors, I love boats.
I actually started writing this two weeks and was hoping to come up with some more, but I've never been won those people with "goals" - like I said, baby steps.
Before Dec 31 2008
Finish the living room art project
Go to the gym for 11 straight days
Go 3 weeks without coffee (hah! only 4 more days and I am there!)
Maintain or improve my current weight. (ok, obs I want that number to be lower. baby steps)
Before Sep 28 2009
Find an awesome Los Angeles TShirt or Print
Get a new tattoo
Before I die
Have some will power and say no to things that I know are bad for me
Stop multitasking and just do things one at a time
The headache is gone! Yay! AND I have tons of energy. Unfortunately Guy is also gone so I'm basically bouncing off the walls and needing to figure out what I can do with all this energy!
Yesterday was the hardest day of the detox, went to a kiddie birthday party where there was a ton of tasty food (so I was told) icey cold beers (it was HOT) and cake! I did good though, I had a piece of chicken that I am pretty sure was "safe" and stayed away from everything else. I'm actually pretty shocked that I've been able to stick with it, wonder what's gunna happen in 2 weeks when I'm done. Oh I've lost 7 lbs. So there.
Today was not an easy day. The Headache set it around 10:30, 11-ish. The insanity that is my Inbox was also out.of.fucking.control and it just made for a rough day. I really need to be drinking more water. I want a cup of coffee so so bad I can hardly stand it. I think approaching this whole “detox” thing as a challenge to myself was totally the way to go. Only 19 days left. (and really, I’m not going the whole 21 days because we’re going camping the last 3 days of it, but I don’t need to admit right now that I am already giving up, do I? no.)
Steamed veggies (the worst steamed veggies EVER btw – do not, I repeat, do not get the steamed veggies from the El Segundo Whole Foods. Terrible)
Lettuce and cucumbers
I’ve been in bed since 7:15. It’s 7:55 and really just want to go to sleep.
AND I was just reading another random blog and it was all about how the author isn’t going to be so negative or judgmental and is going to try and focus on the positive things in life. At least I think that’s what it is about, I didn’t actually read it.
Can’t believe it’s only day 2. Feels like a week.
Day 1, no major mishaps and everything seemed to go smooooooth. I was reminded by the evil* Dr Patrick that chili – even vegan chili – is made with tomatoes. DAMNIT! Oh well. There’s always tomorrow. Totally felt really good today, tomorrow the headache is going to set it for a couple of days I would imagine and I need to stock up on more snacks because I was reminded today by Tina that I need to “keep my mouth busy” (huh huh) so that I don’t crave sweets.
Water (not nearly enough water)
*Dr. Patrick is not evil.
Tomorrow I start a detox thingy that is GOING to last 3-weeks (or 21 days, or 504 hours, or 30,240 minutes, or if you like really unachievable goals it’s 1,814,400 seconds – I do love the internet). I say GOING to last because damnit I am totally going to get through this. In the grand scheme of life 3 weeks is soooo nothing. It’s going to be tough – no caffeine, sugar, wheat… it’s really just a super healthy way of eating that I should be doing anyway along with some probably really nasty tasting drink that has all of the vitamins I am not getting because all I ever eat is coffee, sugar and wheat. (yes, I consider coffee a food). Hmmph.
In the spirit of a good kick-off I HAD to go out with a bang, so today I had a huge coffee along with a donut and then a very small serving of a very salty chinese fast food dish accompanied by a super tasty carbonated and caffeinated soda. I think we’re having skirt steak for dinner along with some yummy wine and finishing up with some dark chocolate. So basically, every single thing I have eaten today will be off limits for the next almost two million seconds. Easy! Right.
A quick list of things in my diet that I can’t eat:
Red Meat (only during week 2 do I have to stop all meats)
Things with added Sugars. Bah.
Piece of (sugar-free) cake!
oy, I just realized Guy is going to be out of town for most of week 2, really smart planning on his part. I'll have to work extra hard to find things I like and can prepare myself that aren't frozen mac and cheese dinners!
Eva is wondering when the last time there was 8+ scoreless innings on Colorado and why all of the televised football games are games she doesn't care to watch. Oh, she's also curious about when she's going to be introduced on Boris and Caesar's blog.
2) I have a headache.
3) I'm listening to the Mattel webcast about the new safety standards -- it's exciting stuff really. They just said that if you don't work for Mattel or haven't been invited you should log off or leave the room because the presentation is privileged.. I dunno, that made me laugh. Altho it is kind of fancy that we webcast.
4) I really don't "Love Lucy" - If I explain this comment I will have to kill you. See point 3.
5) Man, it is really not easy to make a toy. We do have cookie socials and half-day Fridays but fucking hell, they get earned.
WAIT, is that a White Stripes song? wtf.
She is just not a good performer.
This song sucks.
Those are totally courtesy applause.
Oh good, she’s gonna come back later.
Russell Brand is totally reading, he shoulda memorized.
I am totally not on board with the new set up – the room is too small, you can see backstage, the logos are out of scale to the small room, the cameras are too close.
Jamie Foxx says “Wake Up!”. And I say How?
Jamie Foxx says “Give it up for Rihanna and that outfit” – he must like thighs.
PREDICTION: Oh, Katy Perry is totally gonna win.
Why would you put the camera on someone who is about to be told to leave their seats?
Britney believes in God?
Holy shit – this show is sucking ass.
Football score check: commercial
There is a commercial on about 18-25 year old voters and how they are under represented, I should not be watching this
Umm, except Demi Moore just came onstage, and she’s old.
Good Christ, why would you let her walk onstage without a mic?
Paying the bills: Chris Brown just won, but he didn’t specifically thank Guy, or anyone else.
I wonder why the speeches are so short and how they can do that for other shows
Why the fuck is Russell Brand talking so fast?
The Jonas Brothers playing on a fake stoop? WHAT THE FUCK.
I wonder if they provided all that neon to the kids or if those kids actually own that shit
Whoever the hell is singing Like A Virgin has a terrible voice and camel toe
Football score check: Chi 7 – Ind 6
Oh – Kaba Modern and Fanny Pak are doing a dance off! That should be pretty sweet
Oh I guess that was Katy Perry. She needs better shorts and a voice coach
I am literally becoming angry watching this terrible show.
Oh huh, here’s Michael Phelps. He’s totally over exposed
Leona Lewis shoulda been singing earlier, she has a nice voice and no camel toe
Bleeping bad words in songs does not make for good tv
I think the small room is really making this show bad.
Lindsey needs a bra and to learn how to read
Wait – they aren’t gonna show the dance battle?? Damnit.
Best Dancing in a Video
PREDICTION: Pussycat Dolls
ACTUAL: Pussycat Dolls.
There is a lot of God thanking tonight
Football score check: Chi 12 – Ind 6
Commercial: When did Ballys become Bally?
I think I have figured out that MTV is intentionally making this show bad, it’s the train wreck factor, they know I can’t change the channel because I need to see what is next.
I do not know who Paramore is
I am not missing anything by not knowing who Paramore is
Time for dinner! Yum!
The Buzzcocks - Oh Shit
(Huh, maybe not a great song for a flight. Man it's loud at this seat. I need better headphones)
Holly Golightly - So Far Up There
The Flaming Lips - Superhumans
(Why does it smell like dog food on this plane?)
The Rolling Stones - Lies
The Flaming Lips - The Yeah...song
(Srsly, already with another FLips song)
AC/DC - Girls Got Rhythm
The War on Drugs - Coast Reprise
Thee Headcoats - Beach Bums Must Die
Pixies - No. 13 Baby
Mercury Rev - Hudson Lines
Dengue Fever - Laugh Track
Dead Kennedys - Saturday Night Holocaust
!!! - Infinifold
Swans - We'll Fall Apart
Outkast - Speakerboxx: War
BRMC - Heart + Soul
Queens of the Stone Age - Tension Head
Reatards - Make It Fit
Groove Armada - Madder
(The movie they are showing is Speed Racer, not a good movie and a really bad movie on a 13" screen where you can't appreciate the colors)
KMFDM - Achtung!
Reatards - I Want Sex
(Repeats so far, Flaming Lips, Reatards. Not too bad- Dirtbombs is probably coming up)
I shit you not, I did not make this up:
The Dirtbombs - Fire in the Western World
The Chieftains - The Foggy Dew
Swans - Failure
Stereophonics - Just Looking
Jeremy Jay - A Place Where We Could Go
MC5 - Miss X
Holly Golightly - Lifering
(Um, ok big, hairy guy is totally infringing on my space.)
Bongwater - Great Radio
Holly Golightly - Too Late Now
Patsy Cline - Faded Love
T.Rex - The Motivator
AC/DC - Walk All Over You
I'm gonna read now.
Mudhoney - This Gift
(Man, my back is killing me, big hairy arm guy is all up in my space and it's making me sit all funky)
(They are passing out water, I recently read that airplane water is some funky recycled nonsense, gross-and they're just pouring it into people's existing cups, rim of the water bottle picking up airplane mouth nastiness from the cup rims! Yuck)
Au Revoir Simone - Fallen Snow
The Who - Guitar and Pen
Jeremy Jay - Lunar Camel
The White Stripes - Go
(Ok so it's 1:08 pacific time, I thought Guy said I got in at 3 but that just can't be - 2 more hours on this plane, fuuuuuuuuck, my itinerary is in the overhead, sometimes being trapped in the window seat sucks, maybe I should start sitting in aisle seats)
Spiritualized - Good Night Goodnight
Bratmobile - Some Special
68 Comeback - Little Pig
David Bowie - It Ain't Easy
The Gories - Telepathic
Gonna read some, totally bored.
Proof reading did not happen.
Here is a link to some pics from the evening. http://picasaweb.google.com/cindymvaughn/HotWheelsRoadTripDetroitStopBBQ
We're heading out to dinner now, Collector Joe is hosting a BBQ. I'm thinking there is going to be some TASTY food there!