Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
About 3 1/2 weeks ago, we had health screenings at work. A few nurse practitioners come in every year to take our blood pressure and do a non-fasting blood test (a pin-prick on the finger). The results of the blood test are read by an ultra cool, handheld contraption that I've seen in our medical journals; then following it is a private consultation with a nurse practitioner who goes over our results.
My results were...horrid. The main concern was my cholesterol, which was the highest I'd ever seen it! Avoid dairy products and fried foods, the nurse advised. No cheese and no red meat. She said Avoid. A few years ago, my doctors said Cut down, and now I'm being told to AVOID. This is probably my 7th warning about my health, and sadly it wasn't until a few weeks ago did I take it seriously. It's the fear. I've had to SCARE myself into better eating habits.
So for the last few weeks since then, I've been avoiding fried foods and dairy products like crazy. The very sight of a slice of pizza with all that cheesy goodness laying on it didn't make me hungry. It terrified me.
This past weekend, I went to see the doctor for my cough and asked them to take a real blood test. Two tubes they took, and today I spoke with the nurse from my doctor's office. "Is it my cholesterol?" I asked. "No, your cholesterol's fine!" Hmmm, THAT'S new. "So what's wrong?" I asked. And then she said it, "Your triglycerides are way too high," she warned. I told her that I was 3 weeks into all the warnings she just gave me and she asked, practically pleaded, for me to continue.
No fried foods
So, here I go. It's not even a question of how long I'm going to last on this diet this time. Now I feel like I absolutely have no choice but to change my way of living if I want to continue to live at all. WISH ME LUCK!!!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Every time I hear the word gadget, I want to channel the Little Mermaid, "I've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty. I've got whosits, and whatsits galore. You want thingamabobs? I got 20! But who cares, no big deal, I want moooooore!" Anyhoo, yes, I've gotten a couple of gadgets the last few months. My first one (attained for freezy by way of a super quick turnaround rebate) was an iTouch, which I got when we bought my sister's macbook from the Apple Store. Oh, I am so very fond of it. It's got a calendar, internet access, GPS, and can hold photos and music. It's basically an iPhone with no phone and no camera. I look like such a spoiled brat at work, with my Nano and my iTouch. It's like having a spare mp3 player, what can I say?
So I shopped around, did my research, and asked reliable sources (thanks James and Ja!) for their thoughts and expertise. On Friday, after work, I went straight to Best Buy, who, in my findings, offered the most for the least. It's not the big bad 5D, but for my amateurity (word? no?), the 40D will do...for now. What a major purchase this was for me, but I know I will reap the benefits when I upload the first picture on the computer and it is crisp and sharp!This is my Merry Christmas/Happy Birthday/Happy Valentine's Day/Happy St. Patrick's Day/Happy Easter/Happy Groundhog Day/etc. present to myself. I'm so in love with my camera right now. If I wasn't scared that it'd fall on the floor in the middle of the night, I'd sleep with it! hahahaha! I've still got my Sony point & shoot. I'm never getting rid of that, for sentimental reasons. It still takes good pictures. We'll use it when I need something pocketsized =) Soooo, screw the Tiffany ring I wanted...I GOT ME A CANON BABY!!! Who's up for a photoshoot?...except Ate Tin-Tin. She keeps offering herself as a subject!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tin just called me at work from school...
"Ate, I just saw William Hung."
"I just saw William Hung," she repeated.
"What the hell would William Hung be doing at CSUN? Didn't he go to UC Berkeley?"
"Dude, I'm so delirious right now, but I know that was him," she said.
So I looked it up and lo and behold... William Hung goes to CSUN now. HAHAHAHA! That's freakin' hilarious.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thanks for screaming with us, Arlene, Liz & Kathy!!! That was so much freakin' fun! Maybe we'll meet again for another concert =)
Dude, Ate - Nokia Theater the day before Thanksgiving? Hmmm, we'll see...
Thanks for getting the tickets, Iya!! (Iya and I literally talked about the concert and the guys for like 2 days. hahaha! Can we say boyband starved? hahaha!!)
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
a young person, esp. a teenage girl, who is an ardent admirer of rock musicians and may follow them on tour
Synonyms include: fan, follower, fanatic
Oh man, I feel like a 12 year old little girl again...but damned if this song isn't catchy! CAN'T WAIT FOR THE CONCERT!! =)