Friday, July 30, 2010

A New Temporary Favourite

I think I've found a new store to love and believe it or not, it's not related to food!

My new favourite store of the moment is "The Sports Boutique"

It's not that I've just noticed it... oh I've seen it was there! I walked past it a million times... even ventured in... and quickly out a few times!
Why was I so reluctant to go in? Because I felt like I didn't belong!

This is the ultimate store for women runners. It's a little intimidating because the women who run the store look phenomenal. Not in a model way, but in a sports/athletic way.
THEY look like real runners!!!

In comes dumpy, frumpy me and they probably write me off as someone who's buying for a runner... or someone who has just started out...

But today I went in there and joy of all joy's they had a water belt on sale that is almost too perfect!!It consists of three little bottles and a pouch for a few goodies. The belt itself is elastic and much better than the other bulky water belt I bought from the internet a month ago.

The only down side is that my ipod touch doesn't fit into the pouch... but I'd rather run without that than without knowing I have an adequate water supply for the marathon!!
The whole time the sales assistant was talking to me about it, I was making myself NOT bring up the fact that I was running in the Adelaide Marathon in a few weeks time. I bet they are too!!

In any case, even if they are they'd never recognise me on the day, with my hair back and no make up now I have a water belt that I can actually feel confident with!

I can't wait to try it out this weekend!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Parental duties...

I've had to be at my childrens school every night this week.

The first two nights was so that they could get their government
supplied laptops (thank you taxpayers of Australia)
The third was "band night".
Miss 15 is in band. While I love to hear her play, I don't relish
having to sit thru other concert bands until finally she's on.

It's always stated "we can go after I've played" but she's either
in the last group or the exit is right next to the stage so you
can't do it discreetly.

To endure the time before she was on tonight I did the unforgivable
and brought my iPod touch.
I got a bit nervous when the teacher in charge of the music section
started hovering around. I felt like I was going to get a tap on
the shoulder and be sent to detention.

As you can see it didn't stop me writing this blog.

He's still behind me but I'm putting it away as Miss 15 is on now with her group.

Almost home time!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

I just don't get it.

Today I came across this story of a forty year old woman who died of a heart attack.

She was allegedly Britain's fattest woman and had spent the last four years in hospital because she was no longer able to walk.

What makes this story stand out to me is the point where it says people would smuggle food into her!!

This isn't the first time I've read this sort of thing in similar cases.
I once watched a show on television which followed another guy who'd been hospitalized for the same reason, and they were keeping him on a calorie controlled diet to try to restore his health and give him some life back... His partner kept bringing him in fatty foods!!!
What's wrong with these people!!

That's like someone being hospitalized because of suicidal thoughts/attempts, and their loved ones smuggling in razor blades....

I don't understand it.

And I feel so sorry for this poor woman's family. She's gone and left four children who now don't have a mum. What lesson have they learnt? What have seen and experienced?
It was such a needless tragedy and to think that it was helped on by her friends and relatives smuggling in food is just to horrible to contemplate.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A new old obsession

Hubby and I are going through a bit of a 24 craze at the moment.
We came in late with the show.
We started at about series 5 and watched each subsequent one until the final series just this year.

To satisfy the 24 need, we went out and sought the first few series are are now halfway through series two, after watching series one in a couple of days.

Obsessed? Well, it sure passes away a cold, wintery day nicely!

Speaking of 24 and Jack Bauer, I came across a pretty funny you tube clip this week.

And don't think I haven't thought about what I'm going to do when we've watched every show! What will I do without my 24?

Come back Jack Bauer, the world still needs you! (dammit)
If you make the show, I'll wach it! I give you my word!

Have you ever noticed that about the show? "dammit" is said so many times and Jack continues to say "I give you my word". Wow! His word! If only I'd get the same belief in my statements when I pledged "my word".
"Yes I'll pay that bill by next week, I give you my word!"

And how can so many double agents infiltrate CTU? Aren't they a highly secure area? Yet somehow all these double agents make it through with back ground checks that can hardly be thorough!!

But we don't watch the show for it's realism...

And now I'm just waiting for that man of mine to get home so we can watch a few more episodes!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I seem to have access to this at work again..

oh the joy!

Please, please, please don't let them take it away again!!