Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Mix

Hey there.  Welcome to the Halloween Edition of Tuesday Tunes (on Monday).  I wanted to share the track list of my Halloween Mix Tap, but it would be pointless to do it tomorrow.  So you're getting your tunes a day early this week.

Bad Moon Rising
Come Little Children
Disney's Halloween Treat Theme
Don't Fear The Reaper
Evil Woman
Ghost Of John
Gypsy
Halloween Theme
Harry Potter Theme
Jeepers Creepers
Magic Man
Monster Mash
Moondance
One Last Wish (Casper Theme)
Somebody's Watching Me
Sweet Dreams
The Headless Horseman
This Is Halloween
Thriller 
Werewolves Of London

If you are anything like me and grew up watching a lot of holiday specials on TV, you'll notice that many of these are from Disney's DTV Monster Hits.  If this is the case, you should probably check out Halloween Specials.net - talk about nostalgia!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday Tunes



Pandora introduced me to this one. Love it.
Welcome Home - Radical Face

Sleep don't visit, so I choke on sun
And the days blur into one
And the backs of my eyes hum with things I've never done
Sheets are swaying from an old clothesline
Like a row of captured ghosts over old dead grass
Was never much but we've made the most
Welcome home

Ships are launching from my chest
Some have names but most do not
If you find one, please let me know what piece I've lost
Peel the scars from off my back
I don't need them anymore
You can throw them out or keep them in your mason jars
I've come home

All my nightmares escaped my head
Bar the door, please don't let them in
You were never supposed to leave
Now my head's splitting at the seams
And I don't know if I can

Here, beneath my lungs, I feel your thumbs press into my skin again

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday

Oh man, it's been a while since you've seen one of these, hasn't it?  But here it is - What I Wore Wednesday!  I've decided then rather than showcase what I am wearing on Wednesday (since Wednesdays are pretty busy for me), I will just feature my favorite outfit from the week.  This week's outfit is from Saturday.  I woke up with the idea in my head that I needed some corduroy leggings for Fall Activity Day, so I ran out that morning and found some at Boscov's.  Impulse buy much?  But I was very happy with them and how the overall outfit turned out.  So here we go:


I had decided weeks ago that I would wear that particular blue shirt, so I selected a nice brown corduroy to go with it.  I wore my brown work flats (which were criticized as not being the best "slosh around in a muddy pumpkin field" shoes, though I didn't really experience any problems with them).  In the evening, when it got colder, I threw on the sweater (which my dad picked up for me in London when he was there last month - it is one of the warmest sweaters I've ever worn).

So here's the run-down:

Shirt - Aeropostale
Pants - Boscov's
Shoes - K-Mart
Sweater - Next

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday Tunes



Heard this last week on Sirius XMU's Download 15 countdown and instantly developed sparkly eyes over it. You can ask Chris, he was there. It's pretty much all I could hope for in a song.

Wood - ROSTAM

Monday, October 17, 2011

Couch to 5k - Week Five

Again, I only got to the gym twice last week.  I know, I know, I am such a slacker.  I redid week three again, but I can tell you that I actually started week four of the plan today.  So don't worry.  I should be back on track in no time.  But more about that next Monday.  Today we are only talking about the results from 10/10 - 10/16.

Weight: 126.4
Waist: 27.5
Hips: 36.5
Thigh: 20.75
Calf: 12.5
Upper Arm: 10.25

 Total Miles: 3.1
Calories Burned: 253
Average Speed: 4.2
Average Heart Rate: 145 bpm

So yeah.  I haven't quite been keeping up with the plan, but I have been consistently going to the gym.  So that's gotta count for something, right?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Decoupage Paper Mache Pumpkins

Hey guys - have you felt, while preparing your house for the autumn season, that your decorations are missing that special something?  Well I have great news for you!  Look no further, I've found the perfect addition to your festive fall display.

Decoupage paper mache pumpkin.


Isn't it just the cutest thing?  It's from Maddie Madeline's, and there are tons more where this one came from.  These decoupage paper mache pumpkins come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.  There's bound to be one that matches your autumn color scheme of choice.  So go ahead and check them out!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday Tunes



This song was on the radio as I was driving from work to the hospital when Kylie woke up from her coma. I didn't even realize that my mind had registered it until I heard it again afterwords and was reduced to tears. So this song means a lot more to me than it probably would have otherwise.

Lost in a maze
Of a thousand rainy days
But when I heard her voice
Oh it led me to the end
Yes it led me to the end

Stay Young, Go Dancing - Death Cab For Cutie

Monday, October 10, 2011

Couch to 5k - Week 4

Only got to the gym two times last week, so I am redoing week three again as punishment. It's getting a little easier, but my ankles have started to hurt. Not sure what to do about that. Here are this week's stats:

Weight: 127.4
Waist: 28
Hips: 36.25
Thigh: 21
Calf: 12.5
Upper Arm: 10.75

 Total Miles: 3.4
Calories Burned: 223
Average Speed: 4.05
Average Heart Rate: 146 bpm

Well, at least I lost almost half a pound, right? Hopefully nothing will come up this week and I will be able to get to the gym on all three scheduled days. Then I can move on to the terrifying Week 4. Yikes.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Couch to 5k - Week 3

 Uggggh.  I'm redoing week three because a) it was hard and b) I missed the third day because I forgot my to take my gym stuff to work with me on Friday.  Bummer.  But yeah, week three is pretty hard.  I mean, I have to "run" for three whole minutes in a row.  And I have to do that twice within a 23 minute period.  That's pretty much insane.  I mean, I did it and I am pretty pleased with myself for doing it.  But it was tough.  And week four requires me to "run" for five minutes straight!  I think an extra week will do me good.

Weight: 127.8
Waist: 28.5
Hips:36.75
Thigh: 21
Calf: 12.5
Upper Arm: 10.25

Total Miles: 3.4
Calories Burned: 223
Average Speed: 4.05
Average Heart Rate: 146 bpm

...and it seems I've gained two pounds this week.  And an inch and a half on my waist.  Not sure how that works; probably has something to do with all the terrible things I've been eating.  Guess I'll have to work on that, too.  These are not the inspiring results for which I was hoping.  Ugggggh.