Quiet week in blogland. Sorry about that. I’ve only made a few noteworthy dishes this week. Those posts are forthcoming. In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been up to.
Watching The Biggest Loser: Now that the behind the scenes of this show have been brought to light, and what we found out wasn’t so pretty, it’s hard not to have feelings about this show. Then Jillian Michaels came out, I read part of her book website, and found both inspiring. So, I watched the premier, and while there was a lot I didn’t like, there were also things I did. Mostly, it’s the drive of the contestants that amazes me- people doing things they never thought possible. Once the reality show politics come into play, I might not feel as motivated. But for now, I’ll take the motivation.
Watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead: Doesn’t it sound morbid? I thought it did. But, then I watched the trailer. The film follows one man in his goal to just consume freshly made juices for an extended period of time. On the way, he manages to lose weight, meet people, and inspires others to try a Reboot, as he calls it.
Like Biggest Loser, there is a commercial aspect to this film. But unlike Biggest Loser, I didn’t feel it was in my face while watching the film itself. I only came upon this aspect later, when going to his website. As a film, I liked the personal approach, and the story about a truck driver he meets. It felt more real, less scripted, and inspiring.
For better or for worse, someone on The Biggest Loser said something about a Carbitarian, and that rang true. Then Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead emphasized just how many nutrients veggies really give you. Takeway: I should eat more veggies!
Watched the premier of Cyndi Lauper’s show: I suppose I should state here that I actually hate reality shows as a genre. Yet, here I am, mentioning two of them. This show is probably geared toward women who were affected by Cyndi Lauper’s music in the 80s, and for that purpose, it’s “good enough”. But while the show was entertaining, it was not entertaining enough for me to watch on their schedule. The network website used to have the full-length first episode online, which led me to believe they’d all be online. Well, I guess they aren’t, so I guess I’m not watching.
Tried Command Hooks and Command Strips for the first time: My friends and family love these products. I, on the other hand, do not. What a waste of a day trying to get these things to work! In the end, I just took out a drill and hanging hardware, and was finished in 5 minutes.
Watched a lot of Star Trek Voyager: Perfect for crampy days spent indoors.
Wanted to make scrambled eggs but didn’t: Because I didn’t feel like doing errands (like buying eggs) whilst crampy. So, I made other things for breakfast instead, like yogurt bowls and the Crockpot Oatmeal.
Searched “vegetarian” on WordPress many times, and got annoyed with people including meat in recipes labeled “vegetarian”. Also randomly got annoyed at the excessive use of tofu. Then realized I had pms.
Didn’t drink coffee even though I would love a cup, because it does not play well with my system this time of the month.
Finished the workspace. Which involved the above drilling, and vacuuming, and cleaning out the darn vacuum, and taking out trash, and rigging miniblinds and moving furniture, and a thousand other assorted tasks. But, it’s worth it and a long time in the making.
Did a lot of laundry. Now, that’s blog-worthy!