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20 February 2012 @ 02:40 am
Given the choice of time travel, would you go back in time or forward?

Definitely forward! There are several time periods in the past in which I could never survive, including any time period with slavery and/or prior to running water and electricity.
08 October 2011 @ 03:02 pm
It's a combination of both. Who you fall in love with may not be a choice, but the actions that follow, including whether or not to act on your feelings, the decision to begin a relationship, and the work required to maintain one, are definitely up to you.

Is love destined or is it a choice?
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
04 October 2011 @ 04:31 pm
People who toss their cigarette butts out of car windows

What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Current Mood: tiredtired
02 October 2011 @ 07:45 am
Um... No... Why would anyone do that? It's an online journal! Perhaps if one wanted to keep a journal a secret from someone, one should consider the old fashioned kind and not store said journal on the World Wide Web! Duh!

Do you keep your LiveJournal a secret from someone?
Current Mood: mischievousSarcastic
25 September 2011 @ 01:51 pm
I've been friends with my BFF for over 10 years now!

How long have you had your best friend?
Current Mood: contentcontent
17 August 2011 @ 07:25 am
What is the one song you must sing at karaoke?

Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit
01 March 2009 @ 06:14 pm
I am so frustrated right now! I gained another 5 lbs in one week! Now most women would not talk numbers when it comes to weight but I am so astounded at how much I keep gaining that I need to use the numbers to illustrate my concern.

As of March 1, I currently weigh 214 lbs. At the beginning of September, I weighed 181, and in July of last year I was in the 160s. I won’t even talk about how little I was when I first moved here! (Yes, I will... I was 142 and a healthy size 6! That’s literally 1/3 of my current dress size of 18!)

I weigh myself every week and I just keep getting bigger and bigger. I have to keep buying bigger clothes. I actually have to shop in the “big girl” stores now! I’ll admit my eating habits aren’t the best but really folks, this is ridiculous! When does it end? When they need a forklift to get me out of the house?

The anti-depressant meds I’m on are most likely contributing to the weight gain too, but the weight gain is contributing to my depression, so it’s like a vicious circle.

Plus all the weight gain so fast is putting pressure on my spine making it difficult to run or even walk long distances. I have a 2nd marathon to complete so this is just unacceptable.

Did I mention... I'm only 5'5"! I'm morbidly obese according to some charts! I’m considering desperate measures right now so don’t be surprised if you hear I’m smoking crack!
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
23 February 2009 @ 12:02 pm
One of the hard parts about being single is not having someone to comfort you after a nightmare. I had a series of them last night and just wanted to cry.

We received a notice at my condo complex that two of my neighbors have been robbed where I park my car and that it is not an isolated incident. Although according to the note, the police are aware of the situation, it is still a scary thought.

Although I have an assigned spot in the back, I might start parking in the front of the building, but there is no guarantee that I will find street parking close enough to feel safe either. Who knew after surviving Detroit and Chicago that I would ever feel unsafe in San Diego?

It is not good when your home no longer feels like your safe haven and sanctuary away from the problems of the outside world. To have that sanctity violated gave me the worst nightmares than I’ve had in a long time and it would have been nice to have someone hold me and tell me that everything was going to be alright.

To all my friends lucky enough to be in a relationship, give your significant other a big hug today and let them know how much they mean to you!
Current Mood: scaredscared
16 January 2009 @ 01:42 am
I am running in the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon again!

Yes, you read that right! I am going to run 26.2 miles! …again! …for fun! …well, and also to raise money for blood cancer research!

Since I was so impressed with the training program in 2007, I signed up with Team in Training (TNT) again to help me prepare. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to complete my training in 2008 because I let my depression get the best of me. However, in 2009, I won’t be stopped!

TNT provides me with an amazing comprehensive four-month training program, complete with coaches, mentors, and fellow runners, as well as moral support and advice on everything from nutrition, hydration, and running technique, to stretching, flexibility, and injury prevention. I highly recommend TNT if you ever consider running a marathon or training for any other endurance event!

I raised $3,500 in 2007, more than double the suggested fundraising amount, and lost more than 30 pounds! In 2008, I raised over $1,000, slightly more than the suggested amount for alumni, but unfortunately put the weight back on. I am pushing myself to lose 40 pounds and raise $1,800 this year to make up for it.

However, I am not only running for myself and my own fundraising and fitness goals. I am also running on behalf of people like my former honored teammate, Matt Jones. Matt is a cancer survivor whose leukemia returned twice and also spread to his brain. Even though he had to re-learn to walk, with TNT’s help (and prayers and hard work, of course), he was able to complete the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon. He told me that if he could do it, then I could too… and he was right!

Please help me exceed my fundraising goal of $1,800!

TNT is a part of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services. The Society offers a variety of programs and services in support of its mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. As a non-profit organization, The Society relies on the generosity of individual and corporate contributions, and you can trust that at least 75% of all donations go directly toward advancing the Society’s mission. An estimated 823,349 Americans are living with blood cancers. We can make a difference in their lives and help find a cure!

Remember, every dollar counts! To donate quickly and securely online, please visit


Spread the word! Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!
Current Mood: excitedexcited
10 December 2008 @ 10:09 am
So has it really been 5 weeks since I updated? That seems like a really long time!

Not much to say that I haven't filled people in on already.

Just a quick thank you to the creators of Ritalin ;)
Current Mood: excitedexcited