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Apr. 1st, 2012 08:33 am
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Hey, look. Ferrari finally came out with a car I like since the old 50s Berlinettas. I'm not surprised at how much I like it, though. I mean, it looks like the Maserati Gran Turismo. A lot like the Gran Turismo. In fact (sorry Maserati), I think I might like the Berlinetta better. This is a serious sea change. I have never been a huge fan of the house of Prancing Horse. That's due largely from leftover distaste for their style choices of the 80s--but that can be said for so many things, can't it. I'm looking at you, preppie pop-collar crowd. Of course, the fact that the new F12berlinetta is, according to Road & Track magazine (yes, we do subscribe, why do you ask?) "the fastest of any production Ferrari to date" doesn't exactly put a damper on my feelings for it.

OMG this PostSecret card. <3

In case anyone is wondering WTF happened with the Crossfit stuff: I'm planning to start next Monday (the 9th). I let life get in the way, and didn't prioritize the exercise stuff. And by "prioritize" I mean "write in my planner." So I actually did write CROSSFIT 8PM down for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the next two weeks. This meant canceling/postponing some social obligations, but as I read (just this morning!) in this very excellent blog post, "Fitness is More About Time Management Than Skill." So so so true.

Still on the Exercise Inspiration portion of today's post, try reading this and not get a little teary-eyed. Wow. I mean, just wow.

It's been a while since I gushed about the awesomeness that is Scott Sonnon, so here's a reminder. Oh, Coach Sonnon. All my <3s.

Today I'm actually going do stuff. I had such high aspirations for yesterday, but then Laundry Happened and I just can't work in my sewing room when the washer and dryer are running. Loud and humid. Ugh. Also, I totally got sucked into (read "dicked around on") a fandom LJ community that was/is having an online resource/consolation party post for people who couldn't make it to a certain fan convention this weekend. Everyone there seemed super nice, and due South was one of the highlighted fandoms, so. I wrote up a little introductory post and acquainted myself with some very nice people. But it meant I didn't get much done. Except for the laundry.

Because the KU men's basketball team somehow managed to pull a win out of their asses last night, I gotta cancel my Monday evening acupuncture appointment. Well, opted to cancel it. Kiva's office is smack in the middle of Massachusetts Street, so can you imagine the nightmare of getting in and out? This is what it looked like last night after we won the game that'll send us to the final championship playoff. JFC. No, thank you. Due to her taking vacation next week, and changing her appointment schedule, I'm looking at three weeks between appointments.



In an effort to stave off even moar bullshit swelling issues (I haven't gone a full three weeks between appointments since I started going to regular acupuncture sessions), I'm being extra super-duper careful about what I eat for the month of April. Basically, I'm going hardcore Whole30 with the exceptions of coffee on the weekends and (let's be honest) my daily wine. No restaurant food, no pre-prepped stuff from the grocery store (sob! oh, rotisserie chikkins, I miss you already!). It comes naked from my kitchen or not at all.

Naked from my kitchen is an awesome-sounding group of words.

Okay, that mention of actually getting shit done today? Probably should go follow-up on that in a more actual and meaningful fashion. ETA: After cutting out the pieces for my car-working coveralls, I am questioning my decision to make them out of this narrow-stripe twill. The moire effect is making my eyes cross. Time for a break.

HO SHIT. I just found out that I can get a good wireless connection on my front porch. D'you know what this means? Porn and cigarettes at the same time. I am in so much trouble.

Date: 2012-04-01 03:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carmy-w.livejournal.com
Do you have a grill? Do Beercan chicken!

And I love that postsecret!
Edited Date: 2012-04-01 03:23 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-04-01 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
I actually have one of those gadgets for Beercan Chicken, but I can't have beer. No grains (or grain-based stuff) allowed. I don't know that Winebottle Chicken would work as well. =D

Date: 2012-04-02 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carmy-w.livejournal.com
Well, I'd tell you to go look for a can of wine but yuck!

But you could empty the can, rinse it, and put a cup of wine in it; I bet that would be really good!

Date: 2012-04-04 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stuology.livejournal.com
The beer doesn't get into the chicken, it just provides moisture.

You could use a beer/soda can and water or homemade chicken stock. Or wine.

Date: 2012-04-04 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
Stock or wine seems like the safest bet. I'll give it a try!

Date: 2012-04-04 04:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stuology.livejournal.com
It is my favorite way with chicken -- I typically coat the chicken in Penzey's turkish seasoning.

The only thing worth mentioning (and perhaps it is me and someone can make a suggestion which would ease my troubles), but the fat from the chicken makes everything greasy and the moisture creates a little bit of a vacuum with the chicken and the contraption it is sitting on, so it always takes two people to get that chicken off--one to hold the contraption down and another to get two tongs or meat lifters to wiggle the chicken off. I didn't like the inconvenience of cutting the chicken while it is still on and prying it off when it cools either. But the chicken is *wonderful*.

Date: 2012-04-04 04:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
GOOD TO KNOW.

I'll let you know if I have the same problem and if I have any suggestions.

Date: 2012-04-01 05:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] siro-gravity.livejournal.com
"naked from my kitchen" is the policy here on Henderson St, too. When I have really full work days it kinda sucks, but that's why we have crock pots.

I loved the 5 Jedi Mind Tricks link! and time management is top of the list for why I don't get in there and do it. But I so need to.

Date: 2012-04-01 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
Crock Pots = One of the most Blessed Inventions Evar.

Date: 2012-04-01 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mckitterick.livejournal.com
Oh, that PostSecret card!

Edited to add hahahaha! about front porch internet porn and cigs.
Edited Date: 2012-04-01 07:04 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-04-01 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
Who knew our front porch could be such a hotbed of debauchery?

Date: 2012-04-01 08:02 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-04-02 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redheadfae.livejournal.com

Um, you do know that the game isn't until 9:00 PM, right?

Date: 2012-04-02 01:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
Oh, I know.

People were lining up Saturday at 8:00am to get into places to watch the game downtown. They're closing off Mass and (supposedly) Vermont and New Hampshire to traffic.

I am not dealing with that shit. No way.

Edit: Tip-off is 8:30-ish, actually, if you're planning to watch it yourself.
Edited Date: 2012-04-02 01:57 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-04-02 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redheadfae.livejournal.com

Yeah, I get it, the parking sitch is still going to be shitty for all the "gotta get my spot at the bar" crowd.
They close off the streets around 6pm, I think, at least that's how it's been in the past. We were already near downtown in '08, so we walked and I have to say, I expected mayhem, but it was actually fun.

OH, and that CrossFit article is wonderful!

Hee hee, front porch debauchery, gotta luv it.

Date: 2012-04-02 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redheadfae.livejournal.com


That's right. We'll watch it safely at home ;)
I'm pretty sure your area will be nuts as well with the Fieldhouse open for a watch party.

Article: * I better eat all the Nutella instead to get rid of it*

LOL, I can identify with that!

Date: 2012-04-02 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alryssa.livejournal.com
I'm with you; generally Ferraris don't hold my attention, but damn if that model doesn't hit some of my personal car design kinks. I think maybe it's that grille.

Date: 2012-04-03 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
We really need to hook up for drinks sometime.

Date: 2012-04-03 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alryssa.livejournal.com
We SO do. :)

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