I took last week off entirely. I didn't mean to; I was only going to take off a few days. However, I slept a lot and ate a lot and am feeling revved up and ready to go this week. So maybe it was all for the best.
I have decided to commit more to bike commuting. No more excuses. I bought the stupid bike. Now I'm going to use it. I'm going to try and use it for errands around town too. I'm excited about attempting this. For the next month, I'm going to see how obsolete I can make the car. Today, even though I was running late, I rode Ghostrider into lab. It took me 20 minutes as opposed to 15. Worth the extra 5 minutes? Definitely.
Crazy lady kept us up all night. Again. Yelling, "Is anyone out there?" at 1 in the morning. Drunk or crazy or both, I'm not sure. In response to someone telling her to shut up (very effective and tactful, by the way; such a helpful neighbor), she screamed, "What time is it?" By the way, it was 3. We had our windows closed. I was sleeping. She woke me up. Jason called security and reported it (back at 1 when we couldn't sleep). Security never showed up. Oh, she yells in the morning too. Cursing at the top of her lungs. So nice to wake up to. The other day it was: "Don't call me a g@d$#! whore! I'm not a whore, you f#@*&n a**hole." This morning, it was: "Where are my g@d$"n cigarettes? I need my g@d$@n cigarettes! I need them, RIGHT NOW!" Needless to say, I reported it to management. I haven't been the only one complaining about her, thankfully. I'm afraid she's going to go ballistic and take a machine gun and start offing people from the balcony. Very pleasant.
Saw some movies this weekend. X-Men was pretty entertaining. I've decided I want to have a superpower. I want to stop time. That would be so cool. I don't want to go back in time; that might really mess things up. The whole space-time continuim thing. But to stop time? That would be awesome. I just want to relax! Oh, I'd like to be able to fly too. And maybe move things with my mind. The flying thing would be so cool. I think one of the reasons I like triathlon is it makes me feel a little (just a little) like a superhero. I'm doing things I didn't think my body could do. I'm gaining speed and muscle and power so it's kind of like a superpower. For me anyway. Hey, whatever motivates me, right? What superpower do you wish you had?
I have to say, I was a junk food addict last week. I am actually craving a salad. That's how bad I was. Ate some Red Vines (among other things). Some peanut M&M's. Hey! Who's the marketing genius who came up with single-colored M&M's? At the movies, every single one of my M&M's was yellow! How awful is that? It's some new thing they're doing. I want reds and yellows and blues and greens! I don't want only one color. I want to live in a world where we have M&M's of all colors! I don't want some neo-nazi M&M's. Besides, they've done studies and people eat more when there's more variety. Give people 1 color and they eat less. Wouldn't the M&M people want us to eat more M&M's so we have to go out and buy more? Duh!
The bunnies have been very happy beacause I've spent a lot of time petting them lately. I also clipped their nails which they didn't like so much (they all got treats aftewards though). I've been reading Oscar stories too. He runs to me when I call him and lays down beside me for petting. Babs nips my toenails (she knows it doesn't hurt! smart girl!) when I'm on the phone and "ignoring" her. Ah, kids.