Friday, January 27, 2012

Five Thing Friday

1.  Last night the GF and I went to a show called Forever Tango!  When we bought the tickets, the ad boasted about how Cheryl Burke from Dancing with the Stars was featured in this show, so we were pretty excited to see it.  About 2 months ago we received a letter in the mail saying Cheryl Burke had to leave the show for family reasons and taking her place would be the ever so talented Anna Trebunskaya, another dancer from Dancing with the Stars. 
She's made it close to the mirror ball trophy a couple times and I knew she was gonna be good, so although we were sad to be missing Cheryl Burke, we still decided to attend.  The show was 2 hours long and featured 10 professional dancers and an amazing band.  Of the 16 to 20 dances performed, Anna Trebunskaya was in ONE!  That's right, one measly dance.  She was good, but it definitely didn't warrant saying she was the star of the show, "Must come see, Anna is amazing, blah blah blah!"  As the lights rose up on each dance you could hear the audience hold their breath in hopes that it would be Anna...and it wasn't!  Although she was a big disappointment, the rest of the cast was not...they were amazing!  The things they could do with their feet and the speed at which they moved them, was great.  Our favorite though, was one lady who did all these amazing flips and twirls and jumps and things...good stuff!

2. I've almost made it through all my work piles!  I've done a tremendous amount of filing and an even larger amount of procrastinating!  What sucks is that I know I have tons of stuff to do and I get these little spurts of motivation and then my boss asks me to do something that's not on my list, and it ruins my flow!  If only there wasn't tv on the computer, I might get more done around here!

3. 3 easy miles on the schedule today and I'm beyond tired.  My original plan was to run outside around the office, but it's cold and windy, so of course I'll be heading to the gym, but it's Friday which means there will be no CSI on during the lunch hour...hmmm...what to watch?  I'd much rather go home and nap (the GF would like that too), but since this is the season of no excuses on the Biggest Loser  I already took yesterday off, I should push through.  Maybe it'll help get me motivated after lunch.

4. If you remember from a previous post I mentioned that I was doing a 30-day Food Journal Challenge.  Well, as you can imagine, it was definitely a challenge.  I'm not sure I actually remembered to write everything down for all 27 days so far, and I didn't write out complete calories, carbs, fat, etc., but I definitely learned some things about my eating habits and how my body responds to the crap I put in my body!  Bud Light and dairy make me fart and poop!  Running leaves me dehydrated and craving beer.  Sports beans and GU really do give me energy while running.  I love to eat, but eat more while on vacation then I do at home.  While at home I eat more junk like popcorn and chips.  And I've increased the amount of water I drink!  The next 30 Day Challenge is on Appreciation, so I hope you all look forward to some nice things I'm about to say about you!

5. I'm going to take a quick moment to let you all know that the GF's birthday is coming up!  The other night she informed me that there are 20 days til her birthday!  I'm as excited as she is, but I think she was really telling me because that's how long I have to buy her the best gifts in the world.  I'm one of those creative types already, but if you have any fun suggestions let me know.  For instance, I once did a scavenger hunt and she had to solve clues to find all her gifts!  I've made her things and bought her things and sent her things, so I'm open to anything!

What do you appreciate today? That it's Friday and I have the whole weekend to prepare for class on Monday!

What's a favorite birthday gift that you've received? Nite Lights...or when the GF sewed the buttons on all my shorts!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Sewing the buttons on--definitely a labor of love! U guess you better get busy. That's a bummer about the show. Have a great weekend!

  2. Amazing how DWTS has made ballroom dancing so popular.
    I am the queen of all slackers when it comes to food journaling. Can't seem to do it for more than a couple of days. Boo.
    Enjoy coming up with the perfect Bday gift. I too once did a scavenger hunt for hubby all over the neighborhood w/the final 'big' gift being a trip to Maui to run the Maui Oceanfront Half. That was cool!