Thursday, October 16, 2008

Rainy Days

Today was one of those rainy days you long for to sit around and do nothing. I however did manage to do a few things though. I slept in and threw some clothes on to go sit with my little sistah while she ate lunch. I haven't been able to go the past 2 weeks, so even though I couldn't eat anything, I went. I am glad I went.

I also went to the gym for 50 minutes and worked out on the elliptical. Not the crazy arc trainer, but the plain ol' elliptical with no moving arms. I swung by McDonald's and bought a large diet coke. Next I went to Panera and bought tomato soup and white sourdough bread. I have been CRAVING this stuff. Of course I had to let the bread soak so it was soft enough to eat. Breakfast was 1/2 of a pumpkin skinny chip muffin which I might attempt to make tonight.

By the time I got home, my mouth was in pain and I popped a pain pill. Now, these things make me tired and dizzy, so it was soon nap time for me.

Somewhere in between all of that, I did a little online shopping and picked up this awesome T (and a dress) on sale of course from J Crew:

Hope it fits, because there are no returns on sale items...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


The surgery was a success! They ended up having to do a bone graft above my two front teeth to get some extra bone. From what I understand the bone graft can cause more pain then the surgery itself. I am still a little groggy and ready to take a nap. Yeah for being done! I had some yummy tomato soup from Panera and am pretty much on a liquid soft foods diet for the next few days.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


If you were going to name a school program that educated students, cooks, parents, etc. about healthier food and actually made it in the school (and you would actually want to come to the school to eat when you had other options), what would you call it?

If I use your suggestion or a variation of your suggestion, I will send a prize. I am not sure yet what it will be, but let's hear your em!

Let Go

So today started out well and got progressively worse. I just let it all out to my mom in the form of bitching and crying to her on the phone. I realize I can bitch about it or actually do something about. I am choosing the later. I just need to figure out what it is I actually want to do.

A few things.
I did not go to the gym today.
I ate brown lunch- fried chicken, french fries, and texas toast for lunch.
Don't even get me started on my job.
All of the sudden I am really nervous about my dental surgery tomorrow.

Some of the better things:
I was having a cute today. I wasn't going to post the picture, but I think I owe it to myself:

I heard Cameron Sinclair speak this evening. I introduced myself to him, he had commented on my facebook status last week and he told me he was hoping he would get to meet me. Here is a guy who is doing something he loves. His passion is evident. I want and need that passion in my life. I heart Cameron and the work he is doing.

Remember the 81 year old lady I had dinner with on Saturday? And drank old fashioneds with? She left me a voice mail to tell me she is thinking about me and hope my surgery goes well tomorrow.

Ok, so while I was talking to my mom she said I need to find 5 things each day that I am thankful/grateful for. I have 3 and now I need to come up with two more...

My mom. I have no clue what I would do without her.

And you all. You guys rock. Thank you for being there and thank you for coming back!

"I wanna let go and know I'll that all be all right, all right." Matt Nathanson how I love you. And a sixth thing I am thankful for: I get to see him on Saturday night!

Cute Day!

I am having a cute day! I am having a cute day! I am having a cute day!

I need to get a co-worker to take a picture.

I went to my football game last night and had a wonderful time. I had not one, but two interceptions! Too bad it is my last game of the season, because I am having surgery tomorrow. Dental surgery. I am getting a dental implant and the doctor suggested I take the rest of the season off. I am also taking two days off from work. From the number of pain meds I was prescribed I am thinking I am going to be in some serious pain. Oh, and I probably won't be able to eat solids for at least a few days.

No gym this morning. I did stop at my favorite coffee shop and buy a bran muffin. They were out of the pumpkin skinny chip muffin :(

Did I mention I look cute? ;)

Monday, October 13, 2008

A Good Thing

The only good thing about today was I made it to the gym. My workout wasn't anything fancy. Arc trainer for 35 minutes and stair climber for 30. I realized how much more I like working out in the morning too.

Work sucked.
Eating was meh.

This website rocks my world. I will be cute one of these days...

I have flag football tonight and I don't want to go...

A friend just texted me that he saw Jack White near his work.

And I really just want to make out with a boy.

Tomorrow can get better right?

Sunday, October 12, 2008


How many of you actually feel like you have a mentor in your current work situation? You know, someone you can talk to, who has been what you are going through, and someone who generally just wants to see you succeed? I am guessing not very many of us. I think if more of us had mentors we might be happy in our jobs. I know the entertainment and music industry is primarily male dominated, but there are some amazingly successful women out there. Last night I was lucky enough to have dinner with one of them. I met this lady over 5 years ago when she spoke at the Priceless Edge Music Business internship program I won. There were 50 of us eating lunch the day she came a talked to us and she decided to sit by me and one other girl. I am not really sure what we talked about, but that didn't matter, it was that she chose to sit by US. It might have been random or it might have been luck, but she sat by us.

My path has crossed a few times with her in the past 5 years, most recently while I was in LA for a conference. I knew she would be in Nashville for a conference this fall. I e-mailed her and she got right back to me and we set up dinner plans. We had dinner last night and it was one of the best dinners I had in a while. I told her about my longing for a mentor and she was so willing to help me out. She told me I need to get to NYC in November for a conference. And I feel I need to get there too. In fact I have the flier on my desk. She treated me to dinner because she could and she wanted to. We drank old fashioneds. I mean this lady loves Jack Daniels. What's not to like about her. She asked me a bunch of questions and basically I have a lot of work to do on Monday. She could tell I was passionate about my job and the industry. She said she doesn't take everyone out to dinner. She also said she was a firm believer when one door shuts another one opens. She believes in me.