Saturday, March 29, 2008


Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out of middle age.
- William Feather

Monday, March 24, 2008

Writting code

I'm really going to jump off the roof of my house if I can't get this program to work. DAMN mortgage calculator with GUI (graphical user interface). Installing NetBeans maybe this will help me clean up my code.

And here is just another song I really like.

Lost in translations. But a pic will do.

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If I think it. It will come.

Humorous Pictures
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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Something mellower

Something much sweeter.
As you've guessed I'm studying so here are a few things I've been listening to.

Iron & Wine

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Premiere of Top Chef.

LORD can you say Cuh-RUH-AYZAY.

"I'm not here to make friends." WHAT? WTF? "So I kept to myself" WHAT? WTF? WHY?

WARNING: Enid's about to get very opinionated here.

Get the FUCK over yourself. Chill the FUCK out. It's a show, you are in a bad ass house, probably the first time you've been to Chicago. It's an experience of a life time. Explain to me please how socializing and breathing in all that wonderful positive energy is going to take the edge off. ???????????

How sad for you. That you can't let go for a second and realize that you have been put in place by the universe. An opportunity that you may never be given again. And you're going to isolate yourself???? Please wake up and realize the beauty of your situation.

Okay!!!! I'm shutting up now.

I'm so excited this season looks like it's going to be good. Except for the 2 that choose to isolate themselves from the rest of the group. Well one now, one of those to silly kids was eliminated on the first episode.

See kids. Now she's got to go back home and just dream what it would have been like to continue. Life experiences come and go so quickly.

But I ache for a short trip, hell a long week in Chicago. I have family there and many places I have yet to set my foot in.

Maybe that's why I have such strong opinions of those two kids no wanting to be friendly.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

I what?

Is what I said to myself when I got my grade for the last programing course.

I made a Freakin' 94%

OH yeah booooyyy!!

I should really have more faith in myself and quick the complaining. I'm kicking ass and taking names buddy.

Just started another class. This week Java II. So we hope for the same result.

I'm just one more class closer.

focus. focus. focus.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

What I've learned in the last two days.

This might be a boring post so you can turn away now if you like.

Listened to a Radio Lab show on stress. That was not something new I learned but it solidifies my belief that I need to lighten up. And desperately find a way to let things pass through me with out getting worked up. I'm a type A personality, not a new revelation but admitting the truth is the first step to change.

I learned that Sleep is so important again you are probably saying to yourself (UMM duh Enid.) The new thing about this for me is that. If you actually got a consistent eight hours sleep you could be more successful at loosing weight. I've posted about this before. In my other blogs I've always had weight issues but after the blew away my thyroid I've never been able to get down to a decent weight. Turns out i've been shooting myself in the foot.

1. I get anywhere form 3-6 hours of sleep a night. It's rare that I get more than that. Why? Now it's because of school and a new baby but before that I've always been kind of a night owl.

2. I don't get enough calcium in my diet. (i'll talk about that more in a minute)

3. Exercise. meh! But I'm working on that I've decided to sign up for a 1/2 marathon and I'm going to run/walk it. :D (more about that later)

Three tiny things I can change that just might tip the scales for me. NO.1. Being the most important.

Why is sleep so vital. Well the way it was described was that by keeping yourself up your body needs more energy to keep you going. So from what I understand it your body tries to get energy from where ever it can 1. by increasing cravings for high carb food and 2. by slowing your metabolism down. (Ah-HA....)

So I started to think about that and my past failures. In a recap I was active duty for a little while. in that time frame of four years weight became the bane of my existence. Shortly after coming to my first duty station I was told that I had Grave's disease. I was sent to an Endocrinologist and there he did what he had to take care of it. After that there was a period of 3-4 motnths where they waited to get most the thyroid hormone out of my system. Except they waited too long and I puffed out a 40lbs. Anyway the doctors quickly got me back to "normal"levels and I began an intense regimen of excercise and restricted calorie diet.
The scales barely budged. Frustration upon frustration upon frustration, especially when your career is at stake. Luckily the doctors understood what I was trying to do so they kept me on a medical waiver. **eyeroll** Everyone else just thought I should just lay off the cookies and candy bars. The rude things that people say, I tell ya.

So maybe if I had been more disciplined and slept more I might have helped tip the scales a bit more. No points in woulda coulda shouldas I'm going to try it now.

By increasing your intake in calcium you could loose 6.5lbs of FAT in one year. YEP, I heard that from Dr. OZ. Couldn't hurt to try that either. IF it doesn't help with fat lose then I will help me with Osteoporisis in the future.
I'll be the better for it.

Excercise. We all know there is no magic bullet there believe me I'd be taking it.
IT's just a matter of discipline on my part. Get off my ass and just walk it off.

So that's it, in a nutshell.

By combining these three things and a few other supplements and diet rich in veggies, no/low carbs and some meats. I think I'll be the better for it.

Getting 8 hours a night is freakin' hard. I tried for night 2 and I was up and down all night long. It was either the baby having nightmares and crying or my freaking stomach or just me getting all excited about not being able to sleep. Tonight is another night.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

studying and writting code.

UGH! But this makes it all better.

This and a piece of good Chocolate

Snap Shots