I really need to put something more exciting / interesting on my “About” page, but I’m not a particularly exciting / interesting person, so I am rather lost! Any ideas?!
Apparently today was just not my day. On the surface, it didn’t start out too badly at all.
Last night, I made oat bran and stuck it in the refrigerator just to see what would happen. I nearly threw it out when I looked at it this morning, because it was pretty much a congealed blob!! But once I gamely stirred it up, it achieved a more normal consistency for oat bran, and it was actually pretty good. But I really do miss cereal in the worst way.
I was stressing out on my way to work, and I thought, Okay, not going to go there… think about something else! For some inexplicable reason, a zoo popped into my head, so, okay, we’re going to think about a zoo now. A zoo is full of animals that look like you look / feel! (Hippos, elephants, pigs, cows… yes, I know the last two are farm animals and not likely to be found in a zoo, but clearly this was not one of my more rational moments.)
There was some good news at work, though: my boss will be out for the rest of the week!! (Well, I’m leaving early tomorrow for my re-scheduled therapy appointment, and taking off Thursday completely, but still. This pleases me very much.) No, the stress began when it was time to go home. And it had nothing to do with the fact that we look like a city of crazy people who carry around umbrellas and rain gear in the glaring sunshine. Because, well, five minutes later, it’s raining again. That’s old news, though.
Would somebody please explain to me why fare increases are accompanied by shoddier and shoddier service?! I stood on the same train for close to fifteen minutes, then just gave up in disgust, went outside and hoofed it four blocks to another line. Not that that part of my commute was all smooth, though… it’s a long long story, but suffice it to say that it took me twice as long to get home as it usually does. This was due partly to the fact that I had to get off at a particular stop to get this:
Obviously not something I’m completely comfortable with… and all that aside, I can remember the first time I ever ate one of these. It was when I was ten and in sleepaway camp for the first time, and I was horribly homesick. (HA… who would have believed that?!) My parents came up on visiting day and no, would not let me come home, but I clearly remember that my dad bought me a sundae from the canteen. I have no idea whether I’ve had it since then, but it always reminds me of that. Anyway, that was random. But it was quite traumatic for me to have it now!! So this was sort of an odd coincidence, then… and I did not do it on purpose.
Random photo — it looks really gross, kind of like pet food, but it doesn’t taste like it! (Well, it doesn’t taste really gross. I’ve never tasted pet food.)
I saw my nutritionist today for the last time before she leaves for the summer. I was already frustrated because of how long it had taken me to get home, and then there was some sort of incident along the way to her house so that the street was blocked off, and I got lost… my GPS couldn’t help me, because it kept sending me down the blocked-off street! I was in a hurry, too, because my dad needed the car. Anyway… I want to know why on earth she upped my calories SO MUCH!! Even if, as she says, I “barely gained” (and her definition of “barely” is hardly equivalent to mine), I still did… is it really necessary to practically double my intake?!?! I am feeling extremely discomfited… it would be so, so much easier if I was able to actually eat like a normal person right now. Okay, so maybe that isn’t strictly true, but when I was IP I had to make up a list of fear foods, and way up at the top was multiple Ensure Pluses. I am going insane. I already am insane.
I slapped a note for Operation Beautiful on the scale at the gym this morning:
And this is extremely amusing to me. For the Question of the Day (well, the second one, the first one being what on earth to do with my “About” page!)… What is this, and what does it look like?!