Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Summer

Summer is officially here, and this is the longest day of the year.  It's kind of bittersweet because it means from here on out, the days are going to start getting shorter.  It's hard to believe it's already the end of June.  I was shocked when I realized I wouldn't be getting another paycheck before the Fourth of July (for camping purposes).  Hopefully I can still figure something out, because I sure would like to take advantage of the three day weekend, away from here!

I finally had a loss at TOPS tonight (.5 pound), which after two weeks of gaining, was nice.  However, I'm still not where I was and that is still frustrating for me.  TOPS has not been what it once was for me.  Don't get me wrong, I'm still eternally grateful for that support group and the accountability.  There are also people there that I genuinely enjoy seeing each week and talking to.  However, since the new leader got elected in, they've been making all these changes.  We also had a pretty big influx of new people.  That's good for the club I guess, but it leaves me uneasy I suppose.

Last night I went to my old high school to use the track to do my C25K exercise. I kept thinking about how much I hated that track when I was in high school.  How every year we had to run a mile on it for gym class, and I could barely run around it completely once.  Now, I'm not sure if I'd be able to run a mile any better, but I do know I can successfully run around the track at least once.  High school was not a good time for me, I didn't care for the slew of memories that came out just from using the track on the property.

Of course I made it back home in time for The Bachelorette.  First of all, seriously Ashley.  What the frig is wrong with you?  Why are you STILL hung up on Bentley?!  Surely she's sitting home watching these episodes kicking herself for looking like a total dumbass, right?  She looks so pathetic and desperate, talking about how much she misses him and needs closure from him.  No, it's not right that he left her with the, "dot, dot, dot" and I SUPPOSE I can see where she needs closure from it, but UGH.  HE WANTED EMILY!!!!  I hope all the guys hand her ass to her next week.  She needs a serious wake up call.

With that said, I've chosen my final three bachelors:

J. P. - Bachelorette Contestant

JP - -34 Construction Manager AKA Connie's Tall Drink of Water (which might've taken the backseat to her  recent interest in jailbait)

His boyish looks make me swoon, I think he's adorable and he seems really sweet.  He didn't even laugh when Ashley was wearing those ridiculous glasses after Bentley peaced out to go back home.

Ryan P. - Bachelorette Contestant

Ryan - 31 Solar Energy Genius

I LOVE Ryan.  I love his dreamy blue eyes, his spiked blonde hair and the sweetness that exudes from him.  Unfortunately, I don't think Ashley sees this.  I think she thinks he's a good guy, but I don't think she has any kind of feelings/attraction towards him.  I'm not really sure if he'll actually make it to the final three but, Ryan is my favorite hands down and I just had to proclaim it to the world.

Ben F. - Bachelorette Contestant

Ben - 28 Winemaker

Ashley has the hots for Ben right now.  I have to admit that they do seem really compatible and she seem to really enjoy being with him.  I think he's kind of awkward and I don't think he's very attractive.  However, I do think it's pretty cool that he's a winemaker.

Other notables...

Mickey - Bachelorette Contestant

This is Micky.  He looks super familiar to me, like I know someone who looks exactly like him, but I don't know who.  I think he's pretty sexy but I haven't seen enough of him to decide if I like him.  He kind of lurks in the background, and that's smart.

Ames - Bachelorette Contestant

This would be Ames.  Firstly, just hearing his name depresses me because Ames was one of my favorite stores growing up before WalMart took over the world.  Second, I can't help but make fun of him every time he's on the screen.  He always has such a dopey look on his face, and his forehead is huge.

I really don't have much to say about the other guys, although I am pleased that she kicked William to the curb last night.  He was an idiot, almost as much of an idiot as she's being about Bentley.

So I'm sitting here looking at the mess that is consuming my living room, but I have a splitting headache so I think I might just end up going to bed.  BTW I think I'm a super genius because instead of going out and buying one of those sleeping masks to block out the light, I took a washcloth and folded it up.  I then secure it with one of those elastic headband things, since you know, they don't stay in my hair and I'm too lazy to return them.  It works perfect and it's helping me to sleep past 4:30 am.  Ideally, I'd like one of those masks that you can put in the fridge in the summer and heat in the microwave in the winter.

Oh and I'm seriously thinking of dying my hair.  I normally get blonde highlights in the summer months, and I know they have pull through cap kits in the store but it's too hard to do by myself.  So I was thinking maybe a dark blonde dye?  But I'm afraid of how it will turn out, my hair right now is a dark brown and I've only ever dyed it from blonde to color now is kind of like Ames' haha  Any tips or advice on going from dark to light?

Hope everyone is enjoying their evening!


Stacie said...

JP is my pick for sure! Ryan gives me cavities...

Lori said...

It's okay if TOPS doesn't work for you anymore. Any weight loss program/diet/group is just a tool. When you learn the things you need and outgrow it, it is okay to try something else. I did a lot of different things over the years to keep myself motivated and learned from all of them!

stephanie said...

Love your thrifty eye mask! I think the dark blond would be really cute!!

Beth said...

Congrats on the loss! Great idea. :D

I want to be the next Bachelorette! Seriously, all those guys are adorable and sound interesting.

And as for going from dark to light....I'd recommend getting it done at a salon. I tried going from washed-out-home-dyed-black to my natural mid-brown color, and it ended up really patchy looking. In a very bad way. :(

Esther is not-quite-perfect said...

May I please take bachelor number three...those eyes...sigh

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Lauren said...

JP is my pick as well. I've had good and bad experiences with hair. I've only gone darker though. I will say it has turned out much better when I friend has done it than me trying to do it myself.

Ashley said...

Love your creative eye mask idea! haha. I'm sorry to hear that TOPS is sort of bumming you out. I'm 100% sure if there were a ton of new people coming in I'd be uncomfortable too. It was once a comfort zone of people you knew and a lot of new people coming in would sort of shake that up. I hope you can get back to a good spot there. Congrats on your .5 pound loss. A loss is a loss! Great job!

Brandy@YDK said...

i don't follow the bachelorette but those guys are hot.

good job on your .5 - at least you are headed in the right direction.

i hate physical activity in high school.

Sunny said...

Your blog makes me smaile! I'm your newest follower..saw our Liebsster award. Worst pick up line is an oldie..whats your sign" UGH! snarl! well, have a great week! congrats on your award! Sunny

Connie Weiss said...

I still love JP!

Guess what? Nate sent me a THANK YOU card. I think he has a thing for me. Okay...okay. He sent me AND iKeith a Thank You card. :)