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We're currently in San Diego visiting VeggieBee for the Carlsbad Marathon. She had been looking for curtains to finish off her living room and I pulled up the JCPenny website to show her where I buy curtains cuz really...JCPenny has AWESOME.SAUCE curtains.
We went to the store and we were walking through to get to the escalators when I started noticing that JCPenny had some really cute stuff out. Then I stopped when I saw this jacket, took my jacket off and slipped it on:
The Robinator and I were talking about food yesterday and how we consume food differently. He pointed out some things he's noticed over the years about the way I eat that he says he's attempted to adopt as well.
The main thing has to do with large portions of food. See...I don't feel the need to clean my plate no matter what is on it once I've had enough. I hate that "full" feeling so I never do that. It's uncomfortable for me and well, honestly, it upsets my tummy if I'm too full and that's no fun for me.
Well, there is a bit of a setback from this in that it means I don't have a lot "stored" so when I'm hungry...it's pretty much an unbearable feeling for me. Like...I HATE IT! Robby can get hungry and get over the "hungry hump" and be okay. Not me. If I'm hungry...I have to eat NOW. It's an all consuming feeling I have from my head on down. I MUST EAT, I MUST EAT, I MUST EAT. I get stupid cranky and downright evil. Once I eat, however, I'm fine...but yeah...when I'm hungry? Shut up.
When Robby and I were dating and he still lived down South, I visited him. He was so excited to show me around he'd planned all kinds of stuff for us to do. He'd planned on taking us out to lunch but we got off track and I got FOR REAL HUNGRY. We were in one area and he wanted to take me to lunch specifically in another area.
I told him I was hungry.
Him: Okay. We're going to lunch at blah, blah, blah.
Now see...me getting hit with the hungry happens pretty much immediately. It doesn't gradually creep up on me. I'm like...doody doody do...HUNGRY.
So he keeps driving to this next place he wanted to show me and then we get out of the car. I thought we were getting out of the car to go eat.
We were sightseeing some more of the things he wanted to show me in that area.
When I realized there wasn't any food I tried to be charming and all but yeah...that didn't work out cuz I was HUNGRY. After about 20 minutes or so I snapped:
Me: Look, if you're not going to take me somewhere to get something to eat right now you need to take me back to your apartment so I can get my stuff and take my butt back to my house hell.
Him: *BLINK* Um...okay.
And we drove to the restaurant in silence. After I ate a hunk of bread (back then I didn't know I was allergic) I explained my food thingy to him.
Him: Duly noted. Won't happen again.
And it hasn't on his watch since then. It's to the point when I'm traveling solo that he'll call me and remind me to eat so I don't go hungry crazy wherever I am.
Another thing I do is eat a LOT of fruit. If my choices are any type of packaged snack versus fruit...I always choose fruit. I buy fruit several times a week because I eat a lot of it.
I'm not a late night snacker nor do I do dessert. After dinner...I'm good. I very RARELY eat something after dinner. I always feel like it will just sit there while I'm sleeping and well...no. I don't like the thought of that.
I never eat something just because it's there. I eat because I'm hungry. Not just to have something to do.
I guess the MAIN thing about my eating is that I won't eat just anything. If I'm somewhere and my choices are fast food restaurants ONLY...I will make do with the bars in my bag and water. In fact...when traveling, I'm quick to buy a bag of apples and a pack of water for my room just in case cuz yeah...you never know.
The Robinator has lost about 30 pounds this past year by doing a lot of the stuff I do as well as upping his workouts. I don't know how it finally clicked in him but I guess all these years of watching me just finally rubbed off on him. Yesterday we were in an airport we didn't plan on being in (missed a flight and had to be re-routed through goodness knows where) and I went to find food. When I returned with water only, Robby pulled out our bag of snacks and we each had a pear, some grapes and munched on some mixed nuts.
I was proud of him.
He's figured out it's better to wait for some real body fuel instead of filling up on junk.
Have YOUR eating habits changed since you've gotten older? What do you do that you believe is beneficial?
According to the rules, the child can stay overnight in the room up to 6 nights a month.
If you're NOT good...what do you think should happen so that the single mother can attend school and take care of her child? Do you think there should be special dorms for parents and they can stay in those only?
What do you think she's thinking as Beyonce kisses the President?
Did she roll her eyes at Boehner?
Is he mad cuz Clinton is trying to get more camera time?
What was Jay Z thinking as Beyonce kissed the President?
BLAH, BLAH, BLAH!
It's getting kind of annoying to see people trying to put words into the Obama family's mouths. I mean...how do folks think they can claim to know what someone is thinking based off a picture or clip from a bad angle? Everybody is trying to get a caption this or a caption that looking for something negative from yesterday. I swear...it's annoying.
Why does EVERYTHING have to have a negative angle too?
And you're crazy if you don't think they are well aware that the camera is on them 24/7 when they are in public. I'm sure they are well versed in how to fix their face. Stop trying to make ish outta nothing!
I've been kind of oblivious to this and spent some time yesterday reading the different articles about it. Seems as though a Black woman having a thing for a married White man is a major no-no to Black-men-representatives and other Black women watching the show and empathizing with Olivia are all kindsa "White man's whores."
Television is make believe.
I figure the same ones going in on it were of the same caliber of people who criticized "The Cosby Show" because it was a "fairy tale" in their opinion.
Okay...let's move on.
I'll tell you my problem with "Scandal" cuz yeah...I have problems with it. Not with the show being on...but with what Olivia is doing cuz you know...I know her in my head. LOL! I am disappointed in her personal life same as if I'd be if I knew her in real life and knew she was boinking a married man. I'd be all like...GIRL! YOU'D BETTER FOCUS ON THAT FINE AZZ SINGLE SENATOR WHO WANTS YOUR COCKEYED AZZ HELL!
I didn't watch it last night because The Robinator is sick and we were watching "Downton Abbey" and he was all comfortable and whatnot and I didn't want to rock his boat cuz seriously...dude is cranky when he's sick. I'm finished watching it now and last night's episode just left me with a big old UGH in me. I mean...Olivia ain't shit you know? Seriously...she ain't shit.
But it's television.
Television is make believe.
I know this.
I respect this.
The level of drama I've seen makes me anticipate the show all week until I just can't take it anymore. I mean..we all know Olivia's comeuppance is coming right? And we all want to be there when it happens.
I was listening to a segment on NPR recently and Jimmie Walker basically stated that stuff with Black people in them don't get made cuz really...nobody feels like dealing with all the bullshit complaining folks do about the damn shows. I've been thinking a lot about that.
MARTIN: Did people ever confront you when you were out and about, you know, at the time, to say, we don't like your portrayal? Did that ever happen?
WALKER: I think now that the Internet is out, there's always going to be people who don't like you. And I think what happens is it also is reflective in black TV shows and movies that you're not going to get any more of those because of the constant complaining and moaning and groaning, as you know, in the commercial television and radio industry. The point is to make money, and therefore, the networks themselves have stopped doing any ethnic shows because they don't want the aggravation.
WALKER: So I don't think...
MARTIN: So you think, in a perverse way, it actually inhibits more diverse content because people don't want the headache?
WALKER: Without a doubt. You'll see - because what'll happen is any minority character you see on a show now is always the police commissioner, the head of the hospital, the school superintendent. Those kind of people, they don't invoke followings. The people that are going to get attention are the wacky guys, the Cramers, the Charlie Sheens of the world. Those are the people that are going to get that sort of attention and eventually become stars. You'll never see a black Will Ferrell. You'll never see a black Adam Sandler, because black people aren't allowed to play those kind of roles.
I always say you have to be the person who takes the pie. If you're not willing to take the pie, you're not going to be noticed.
Precip is struggling to advance northward. Rain continues to fall from southern AA and PG counties thru Charles Co and Prince William Co Va westward to the mountains. There is precip falling above the DC metro but it's not reaching the ground because of the dryer air which infiltrated the area at the lower levels. Precip is still expected late this afternoon and evening to reach the immediate metro area but it will not be much. For the southern burbs the rain will continue and slowly change to snow after sunset and end later tonight. Since it's still raining, snow accumulations will have to be cut again. So here goes:
NADA for Frederick, Carroll, Baltimore Counties 0-1" for Mont., Fairfax, DC, PG , AA, Arlington, and Loudoun Co Va ( I'm praying for ground coverage at least) 1-2" for Charles,Calvert in Md, PRince William in Va 2-4" for St Marys in Md, Stafford and Fredericksburg Va. areas
Any precip that falls should make streets just be wet during the rush hour but, in this area, there are traffic troubles with sunshine and, with snow/rain falling, expect a longer commute home.
BTW, got a report of sleet falling in Fairfax Co. The lower atmosphere is finally moistening up
When I was in high school, everybody had a boyfriend.
My father didn't play that.
I never got to go to any parties, dances, etc. unless they were FAMILY events.
And only certain family members counted as family. LOL!
I got tired of being teased and ish so I made up a boyfriend from my old middle school, Timothy.
He played basketball, was an honors student and we talked on the phone every.single.night.
I was all blah-zey-blah when I spoke about him.
I don't remember why or when...but I remember we "broke up."
I was fake heartbroken for about three days.
I "broke up" with him cuz this one chick kept asking me questions about him and seriously...I hadn't thunk it all out when I first mentioned his existence.
Yeah...good old Timothy.
I've resurrected him lots of times since high school. Dude being too persistent when I wasn't interested? Timothy. Weird work guy shooting me googly eyes? Timothy. Policeman who just gave me a ticket and wants to know if I'm single? Timothy.
Some of my FAVORITE gifts are from the kitchen. Specifically my mother-in-law's kitchen. She cans veggies and fruit, makes preserves, roasts pecans, makes spiced pecans, etc.
And she sends me goodie boxes all the time.
That picture up there is of chicken stock. Homemade and ready to use. If someone I ate from gifted me some of that I would STRETCH.CLEAN.OUT in appreciation especially since Robby is sick and I want to make him some soup but I have to wait until the large pot of chicken broth I'm currently cooking...has about 3 hours left to go before it's done.
What about you? Do YOU appreciate gifts from the kitchen? What are your favorites? Do you give them? What are your favorites to give?
Well this forecast has high bust potential. This mornings models still have us getting our first significant snow. However the precip gradient is tight. The Pa border gets almost nothing whereas St Marys and Stafford counties get close to an inch of liquid precip. With DC at the half inch mark. So any change in track will drastically change precip amounts. Models have also not been real good at forecasting the current rain. This afternoon was forecasted to be dry. So here goes. Precip will re-energize tomorrow and end tomorrow evening. Forecast temperature profiles do indicate precip starting as a rain/snow mix which changes to all snow by late afternoon. However, the surface temperatures are forecasted to be in the 32-34 range for most of the event so it will be a wet snow. Hence accumulations will be hard to come by during the day on the streets and will mostly be on car tops and grassy surfaces with snow not accumulating on the streets until sunset. Snow tomorrow evening tapering to flurries tomorrow night.
Here's my revised accumulation guesses:
0-3" for Frederick, Carroll, Howard, north Montgomery & Baltimore Counties, Loudoun Co Va 3-6" for south Mont., Fairfax, DC, PG , AA, Arlington, Charles, Calvert Co 4-8" for the areas south of Fairfax Co va and Charles Co Md ( including Fredericksburg Va.)
Again this will probably change. Pass the Pepto.
Be prepared for a long drive home tomorrow night. Temperatures are forecasted to go below freezing tomorrow night so any untreated roads will have icy patches.