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03 April 2005 @ 03:57 pm
"It seems like they forgot to have things happen in this movie."  
The good news: I found chocolate-covered pretzels at Trader Joe's after a week of craving. The bad news: I ate 50...000. But the good news again: Pretzels. And also I went to the gym today and sweated off at least 25,000 of them. I shot baskets! Both today and yesterday. I loved it. I have a surprising degree of hand-eye coordination even after all these years.



After going seven days without drinking I drank Friday. I had only a few drinks, though, instead of a whole bottle, so that's something. Sleep saved me. I think it was eight when I fell tiredly into bed. Sleep sleep sleep. That's been my week. But working out, too--four times. It's been great, getting my heart rate up again.

In recent weeks I've felt like Steve Martin channeling Lily Tomlin in All of Me: two distinct people trapped in one body, pulling it in different directions. Conflicting impulses.

You know how you want to say stuff but you just can't work up the effort to do so? I finally saw last Wednesday's Alias and it was great. I rewatched to the end of Ultraviolet with sherrold yesterday and it was great. But what do I need to say about any of that? Nothing, really. Marshall = absolutely awesome. Jack Davenport = pretty and angsty.

And in conclusion, chocolate-covered pretzels are crack.
 
 
 
Herself_nycherself_nyc on April 3rd, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, they so are.
Anna S.: scary_girleliade on April 4th, 2005 12:27 am (UTC)
I kept waking up last night--four a.m., five, six--and saying to myself, "Just a few more..."
Kasskassrachel on April 3rd, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC)
What do you drink, generally?

Also, go you for going to the gym! I haven't been since January (eep) and I admire wildly everyone who manages to work out, especially now that my own practice has faltered...
Anna S.: femme_spike_anniesjeliade on April 4th, 2005 12:26 am (UTC)
What do you drink, generally?

Jack Daniels. (And Coke.)

Also, go you for going to the gym! I haven't been since January (eep) and I admire wildly everyone who manages to work out, especially now that my own practice has faltered...

Thank you! I suspect it's bragging (hopefully forgiveable) but I forgot to mention that I lost 3 pounds last week despite eating all the peeps I could get my hands on. *g* I've been trying to eat better in general though.
Kasskassrachel on April 4th, 2005 02:26 am (UTC)
Bragging is absolutely forgiveable! w00t!

julia_herejulia_here on April 4th, 2005 12:38 am (UTC)
If it wasn't absolute suicide for me to do so (diabetic, and in bad control right now) the weather this week would have driven me to the bottom of every bottle in the house, including the Kahlua and underage private stock Oregon Pinot. I'm behind on everything outdoors, I can hear the weeds growing, and I'm bored with what I'm writing and with my marriage and with being broke all the time.

So, yeah, dead would be worse. Insulin would be worse than that. But I wish there was something legal that would give me a few hours of artifical amusement.

Julia, once again, probably not helping
Anna S.: luminous_dancerseliade on April 4th, 2005 12:48 am (UTC)
Julia, once again, probably not helping

No worries. Really! :)

My dad was diabetic and didn't take care of himself. I'm glad you are! *hugs*
julia_herejulia_here on April 4th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
Thanks.

Still wish there was some easily-accessible, legal, artifical amusment that wasn't alcohol.

Julia, a little old for silly string
ruthless1ruthless1 on April 4th, 2005 12:48 am (UTC)
I took the peep pounds away for you. In fact - this last week I joined the peep police so I could go around and do good in the name of getting people off of the peeps.
I am starting to think I have my own little peep problem.
and yeah for you going to the gym! And for only having a few drinks and not the whole bottle. That is an accomplishment (this is me being supportive - not me commenting on your drinking - sometimes LJ doesn't communicate what I want it to communicate!)
*goes back to searching and killing peep pounds*
Anna S.: puppyeliade on April 4th, 2005 12:52 am (UTC)
I took the peep pounds away for you.

That was so sweet of you! *g*

and yeah for you going to the gym!

It feels really great to get back. :)

And for only having a few drinks and not the whole bottle.

Thank you. :)

That is an accomplishment (this is me being supportive - not me commenting on your drinking - sometimes LJ doesn't communicate what I want it to communicate!)

I totally understand. *squeeze*
witlingwitling on April 4th, 2005 01:27 am (UTC)
There is an AU in which you and I eat chocolate-covered pretzels from TJ together, and then shoot hoops. It's the same AU where Spike wanders out onto the front porch of Revello for a smoke, and Xander's out there sprawled on the glider with a beer between his legs, and it's a lazy late summer evening and they both let their guards down and end up sharing the beer and talking about women, and there's camaraderie and a soupcon of UST and oh my God, Jolie is right this minute making plans with her parents to come and visit and STAY WITH US. Sorry, I have to go manage this situation.
Anna S.: xandereliade on April 4th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC)
There is an AU in which you and I eat chocolate-covered pretzels from TJ together, and then shoot hoops.

That would be so cool! :)

It's the same AU where Spike wanders out onto the front porch of Revello for a smoke, and Xander's out there sprawled on the glider with a beer between his legs, and it's a lazy late summer evening and they both let their guards down and end up sharing the beer and talking about women, and there's camaraderie and a soupcon of UST...

I really wish I had a porch. They would so be my bitches.
rubywisp: b/a kiss by kamilaarubywisp on April 4th, 2005 05:35 am (UTC)
Lurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrve you.
Anna S.: seattleeliade on April 4th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC)
And you! (She whose package still sits on my living-room rug. ::guilty facepalm::)
rubywisprubywisp on April 6th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
Hee. So cute, you. ::pets::
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Anna S.: trees_whiteskyeliade on April 4th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
Chocolate pretzels *are* crack.

And it's weird--after a while they start tasting peanut-buttery to me, even though they weren't the kind with pb.

Also, I am in awe of anyone who can shoot baskets.

*beam* *toe-scuffing*
Pamgoosegirl9 on April 4th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
:shudders with the desire for chocolate pretzels:

Stop! Stop torturing me!

Congratulations on everything else. Going to the gym, and shooting baskets, having only a few drinks - You rock.

After *mumble mumble* years of struggling with my own persistent temptations, I finally made peace with the idea that some things just don't ever stop being a problem. The good news is that you only have to deal with right now. Okay, stopping preaching now.