A look into the future…

The polling is going well so far! Thanks everyone for voting. But there is still time to be heard! You can come back and vote again if you’re feeling froggy. And don’t forget, there will be video and photographic footage of the winning adventure selection to follow.

And for next week, I think I’ll turn things up a notch. I know, I know, a little premature. But hey – I’ve never been one for non-impulsiveness. Next week might mark the first venture into Choose Heather’s Adventure – Dating Version. Don’t ask me how that’s gonna work yet. I haven’t the foggiest, really.

Actually, why don’t you all help out? Comment with your ideas for my first Dating Adventure poll!

For a brief moment in time, live your life vicariously through me! Or just put me through some random and unnecessary embarrassment. I’m leaving it up to you.

As frostbite is slowly taking hold of my fingertips – long story for another day – I’ll sign off for now, with promises of a much more interesting post tomorrow! Right? Right!

So vote! Be counted! And stay warm, for crying out loud.


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Adventure Begins!

Here it is! Round One in the real-life Choose Heather’s Adventure. (Hopefully this works!)

Check out the poll below and vote for your favorite. Notice the write-in space. Feel free to use it, and feel free to come back each day and vote for your favorite. Sometime Saturday I’ll be performing the winning action, complete with either photographic or video proof (or both) of the deed.

So… on your mark!

get set!


I make this look good!


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That’s right! I’ve had one. An amazing – if dangerously insane – idea for a blog and maybe something more.

But first – I must get the people to come. And if the Field of Dreams knew what it was talking about, all I have to do is build it, right? If I build it, they will come.

Build what?

Well, far as I can tell, build an interest, an anticipation, a desire to see what will happen next in this, the blog of all blogs, the mother of all ideas, the thing which could be one of two things: the Stairway to Heaven or the Highway to Hell.

So… here goes. A teaser.

Does anyone remember those choose your own adventure books from about, oh, 20-something years ago (maybe older still)? Well, in an effort to inspire myself and maybe others (to do what, I haven’t yet decided), I had the idea to open myself up to living the adventures others would choose for me.

“Whoa-ho, Nelly! What are you sayin’ here, pardner?” No, I will NOT run naked through the Super Walmart screaming for Peep Freedom. Well, I won’t run naked, anyway. No, no, it’ll be a little less spontaneous than that. But the choice, my friends, will be completely up to you.

I’ll start small.

Once a week, let’s say on a Monday, I shall post a poll. This poll will consist of three (3) actions. Actions that I would perform should one of them become the ‘Chosen Action’ – the action chosen most often by the folks who frequent my blog. I’ll leave the voting open for five (5) days, at the end of which I will tally up the votes and determine the winning action – which I will have to complete over the weekend, the next two days after the polls closes.

I had thought to make the choices all dating related, like a ‘hey world! won’t you come help me find a date?’ and I still may do that once I see people coming back and participating. And once people are coming back and participating regularly I will make it a daily poll. A daily chance to state your opinion and see it make a difference.

So here goes. Be sure to check back tomorrow morning and seggggggg (I shouldn’t type this when sleepy – who knows what I’ll end up doing!)

Check back tomorrow morning and see what’s on the table. What will YOU have me do this weekend?


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Homework that’s fun! (and clothes that are not)

I’m actually enjoying my CS100 class this 6th time around. Check this out.

As for clothes that are fun, I stopped by Gordman’s tonight, just to browse, ya know, no specific purchase in mind. My first real stop was – of course – the clearance racks, my personal kryptonite. I flipped through all the amazingly color-coded garments when my fingers settled on a little ruffled skirt. Not the tutu “look at what I can do, mommy!” ruffles. Just cute little layery texturey ruffles. The real clincher was the price tag – 3 bucks. Man! You can’t just beat deals like that. And I was all kindsa ready to take it and head home when I decided to look for a matching top.

Lo and behold – I found one with the same type of cute little ruffles. Has to match, right?

*eyebrow raised

One might make that mistake. (one=ME) All throughout my search, I’m on the phone trying to convince my friend Amy to come down and check out my potential purchase. I end up finding another super cute top, a different kind of ruffley, that I add to my arm before I head to the dressing room.

That moment in the dressing room, friends, was the stuff AFV legends are made of. As it turns out, cute little ruffley numbers like that are not necessarily meant for the rounder folks in the world. Especially when the ruffles – stretched taut across the chest, in my case – start to lay in unusual directions. As I told Amy, there really were no words for the image of me burned into the retinas of anyone unfortunate enough to catch of glimpse of me just then.

It didn’t stop there. The next top I tried on made me look like a Tudor extra reject. Hell, it made me look like I was wearing a bustle, for crying out loud. And I seriously barely got into that thing.

SO… There were no purchases in the clothing department made on my behalf tonight. And I thought losing weight was supposed to mean I could shop. 😉

So the Sandman is already wacking about the head and neck wondering why I haven’t dropped yet, so I suppose I should sign off. Especially since he just brought out the Abrams.

Nighteenight all. More later. Love to all…


(fixed a few, but any further typos/misspellings are Courtesy of my friendly neighbor Sleep Deprivation


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Two days to go

Well I must say, I’m feeling just plain groovetastic.

Weight watchers is my new best friend. In fact, I may just marry it. As of this morning – and my 6th official weigh in – I have lost a smidge over 10 pounds, my 5% mark. Love love love that.

Shortly after that I ran a 5k and did two minutes better than my last timed race. Rocktastic.

And last but not least, after having written a teensy bit on my novel recently I think I’m ready to tackle some more. The way I left off with my novel could actually be an end point, so I may pick up from there for Nanowrimo. So in two days – writing writing writing!

I’m feeling good. Maybe even inspired.

Maybe it’s the weather.

What about you? Does nature do anything to inspire you?

Oh, and since I’m feeling so good I thought I’d share. This is from a super awesome show that was, after an act of insanity, cancelled. George Michael on Eli Stone.

Feel good everyone.


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High winds are not a cheapskate’s friend.

As I lay here on my bed with my laptop perched precariously on my screen-free window sill while 50mph winds blow past me through the gaping porthole a thought comes to mind: wouldn’t it make more sense to just get a
wireless signal of my very own?

Rubbish. Fiddlesticks. Nonsense!

I’ll admit it. I’ve been known to be cheap. To find a way to get something/do something in unconventional ways if it means saving myself time/money/hassle/etc. This happens to be one of those things. I have a hard time rationalizing paying for home internet when 1) I can dangle dangerously from my bedroom window during gale force winds and magically find my way onto the internet and 2) I can name over a dozen different places around town where I can plant myself safely and use some public high speed.

On one hand, it does twist the knickers of success for an aspiring blogger to have no ready and reliable connection at home for when, say at 1:35 in the a.m. inspiration strikes.

On the other hand, if I had unlimited and uninhibited access to all things webby I would lose a dear old friend: a wonderful (in my own mind) reason to procrastinate when it comes to my writing.

Decisions, decisions.

In the meantime, here’s a random but super cool video that you can spend countless minutes – dare I say hours – procrastinating with.

Frankie Manning (at 70-something years old, mind you) demonstrating the dance he made famous around the world, a Swing line dance called the Shim Sham.

Oh, and check out Frankie Manning’s birthday video from fans all across the world. Super awesome.

(up next: to nano or not to nano, why Life Sucks a little less, and why I hate computers with touchpads)

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Oh the times…

… they are a’changin’. For the good, of course!

I’m heading into my third day of timeliness for clinicals (power of positive thinking, peeps!) and it’s going, well, just peachy. I keep forgetting little things, but as one of the nurses said in response to that lament, I’ll always feel like (I do) that.

Second, I won a little ole writing contest sponsored by the lovely Regan Leigh. Tied for first, really, but hey! I won! Woohoo! It was fun and the judge’s comment about my piece was fun and enlightening to read. Now if only I could get back into my novel… *sighs, looking longingly out the window

Thirdly, I have been losing weight like a CHAMP, I tell you. Floating like a little less of an elephant these days, I am. And if things keep going this well – man, I don’t know what I’ll do with my skinny ole self. But I’m sure I’ll find something. 😉

Alrightee then… so more fun stuff to come soon. No, really, I’m serious this time.

Don’t look at me like that, I can do it.


So there.

Stay tuned for more bloggy goodness from yours truly.

Peace and hair grease


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