You Ghoul!

Happy Halloween! I’m not a big celebrator of this day, but run with your day those who are. There’s only one couples costume that I want to do, but the both of us don’t want to shave what would be necessary to make it work. We would be a great Picard and Guinan but I don’t wanna shave my eyebrows and he doesn’t wanna shave his beard so that’s that and we are not dressing as them. But we would be awesome.

The perfect Halloween costume

What I WILL do today is play my Halloween playlist on Spotify. You can click through to it but if you don’t want to, here’s what’s on it:

  • This Is Halloween – The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • This Is Halloween – Marilyn Manson
  • A Nightmare On My Street – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  • Dream Warriors – Dokken
  • Ghosts – Michael Jackson
  • Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett
  • Zombie – The Cranberries
  • (Don’t Fear) The REaper – Blue Oyster Cult
  • Monster – Michael Jackson
  • People Are Strange – The Doors
  • Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
  • Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon

Do you have song(s) that I should add? The playlist always has more space.

Can you believe that tomorrow is November already?!?! This year really flew by. I feel like once we hit November, the year is pretty much over. It all just mashes together from Thanksgiving to my birthday to Christmas and New Years Eve. None of those things really get a big celebration from me. Especially the putting up of the tree come Christmas. I just…ugh. But you know what? I have a job and I might splurge and buy myself some Christmas spirit, aka BUBBLE LIGHTS! These were a staple of the tree when I was a kid. What are bubble lights? Whaaaaaaa? These beauties:

Bubble lights!

Then, if I wanted to go full on with annoying my hubby, I would find the other thing that our Christmas tree always contained: the chirping bird.

Chirping Bird Ornament

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! They have this mofo at Target. I can get it AND get 5% off with free delivery. Did I just catch the Christmas spirit? Perhaps, lol. Yes, that’s how I am about things. It’s either balls to the wall or fuck it all. Probably why a lot of things don’t get started or finished, but hey, nobody’s perfect.

I have more thoughts but the rest of them have no cohesion so I won’t bore you with them. But if you’re just dying to know what’s rattling around in my head this morning, it looks like this:

Close to getting that split on both sides, should I do something for my birthday, should we do something for NYE, start writing the book tomorrow, 142 days till vacation, that should be enough time to lose 10 more pounds.

And with that, I’m outta here to do do work. Have a great day and don’t eat too much candy!

Like Wiz Says

Language, Wiz. I could’ve looked harder for the radio edit, but we’re all grownups, right? Riiiiiight.

It’s only Wednesday. Or, it’s only Wednesday and I’ve put in 5 hard workouts this week with 3 stretching sessions. See that? Positivity! Go me! On that stretching note, I suppose it’s time for splits progress updates. Looks like this:

3.5 R Split3.5 L Split

I could put up before and after, or you could just go look here. I know that I’m making progress and that’s kinda more important than you knowing. Still love ya. I’m feeling pretty good about the progress that’s being made. Perhaps three more months and I’ll get it all the way to the floor.

This morning I tried a little oversplit stretching. Just a tiny bit with my front foot up on the short side of a yoga block. With that, I could definitely feel that there’s more stretching to be done. More, like beating my hip flexors into submission. Those little bastards hate me with all their might. Yesterday, they said, “Ha! You think you’re going to get up from sitting and just walk like a normal human?!?!  NO! You will work your way from caveman to human every single time!” And I wondered, why, oh why are you doing this to me?

 You see, I can deal with being sore…as long as I know why I’m sore. Yesterday, I didn’t know why I almost couldn’t walk. The source was really escaping me – until this morning. After Shoulders and Arms (great workout when I’m gonna go shooting later today) I got down on the floor for Ab Ripper X and VOILA! That’s why I couldn’t walk. You see, that workout is more than just abs. It’s CORE. Upper abs and lower abs and hip flexors and all that great stuff. Ouch. So tomorrow will probably be more of  yesterday but hopefully to a lesser degree.

 As much as I’d like to chat all day with ya, I gotta go work hard so tonight I can play hard at the range. That grouping is gonna be phenomenal and centered tonight. Hopefully pretty enough to share a picture with you tomorrow. Until then, work, work, work.