Friday, December 28, 2007

Have You Seen This?

The Vice Guide To Travel

Very interesting documentarian vignettes. Watch it. You'll thank me later.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Can't Stop The Bum Rush

I think that is the name of a Len cd. Remember Len? Their popular song was, "Steal My Sunshine." It was a great song using samples from Andrea True Connection's, "More, More, More." Word.

Anyways, even though it isn't atrociously cold and snowy up here, I find the blues or bums or sads or whatever you want to call them pumping through my blood lately. I can't seem to shake these unhealthy thoughts this week.

I need an adventure. A good one at that.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Clash Of The Choirs

What is wrong with me? Why can I not seem to stop watching this train wreck of a television show? I definitely need to look into getting a life one of these days.

Patti Labelle RAWKS!!!

I wonder...

Would it be weird if I brought my little pink Fuji to the Bally's tomorrow and started surreptitiously snapping pictures of the random people I have become enthralled with over the past two weeks post-beginning of Operation GymRat?

There are definitely a few fellow gymrats who deserve to have themselves forever immortalized in my blog. Ehhh, I'll have to sleep on this.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I've done it again...

Waited until the last minute to do my holiday shopping. I promised myself I wouldn't do that this year, but I guess I just had to break that promise to my self. Way to go, Karoline! It's not that I am stingy or whathaveyou, I just hate shopping at the malls. Especially at this time of year.

Not your typical hate either. The hate of thousands of haters kind of hate. Millions of haters, even. I break out in hives and cold sweats when I think about even having to run an errand at the mall, or a store that could be construed as a mall-esque store (read: Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc.).

I don't know what is wrong with me when it comes to this time of year, but something intrinsically rebels and I can't motivate myself to venture out into the public shopping I put the shopping off...and continue to put it off until the last possible minute. And then I end up going at the WORST POSSIBLE TIME. The last days before Christmas. AWESOME. Not so much.

On another note, I lopped a bunch of my hair off today. I feel good about this haircut. Just say no to helmethead.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


To quote Charlie Brown. It's just been one of those weeks.

x365, I'll get back to you. Let's shoot for Monday, December 17th this time.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Operation GymRat

How is it 1120PM on Sunday night already? ARGH!!!

Tomorrow begins Operation GymRat.

Since deciding to give up playing in the derby for the next year or so due to both mental and physical health reasons, I think it is imperative I continue to exercise regularly, so I am hitting up the Bally's at least five times a week. This week I will be happy with four times, though.

Over the next year, I hope to get back into higher-octane running again. I am planning on doing my first half-marathon in two years this May 2008. And being that I would like to see myself place in the top hundred for this, I need to train wisely - unlike the great USAF marathon training debacle of 2003 - and eat more intelligently. I think I can pursue this type of running again as long as I maintain a healthy level of training and eating nourishing foods consistently.

I can do this. Oh yes, I can.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Happy Birthday To ME!

I am thirty today.



Thursday, December 6, 2007

Hate Crimes Bill Dropped. LAME.

Yes. Let's set the Civil Rights Act back several years. WTF?!

U.S. Congress Drops Hate Crimes Bill

Baby, It's Cold Outside

MINI and snow dump
Originally uploaded by
Knoxville, I miss you already.

Yesterday marked the first, real, bona-fide snow dump of 2007 in the city of the Cleves.

This weather makes me want to hibernate, not exercise, and put on seven pounds of winter weight.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


My life is in constant states of movement. Physically and emotionally. I know I mentioned it a few posts ago, but I recently moved geographically - AGAIN. Two times in one year. Not what I necessarily wanted to do, but something I needed to do for the time being. I am not sure how this move will all pan out for the shorter long-term, but the not knowing is sometimes the best part of new adventures and chapters in one's life.

On that note, I will be resuming my x365 on Monday, December 10th. After my 30th birthday. Wowee. Thirty.