First of all, I have always loved the 4 Non Blondes song, What's Up. Love it. I love to sing along loudly and poorly with this song. And if you don't know it here it is.
And I have had a girl crush on the band's lead singer, songwriter and producer Linda Perry, ever since I caught a bit of her on that CBS show with the ladies that is like The View and her fiancée Sara Gilbert is on it... The Talk. I knew if I wrote that sentence by the end of the sentence I would have pulled the name of the show out of my ass. So I told my co-worker friend yesterday and she goes, what, WHY? Because she found this picture...
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... and she says something like, "This picture makes it look like Sara Gilbert is doing some sort of charity to help people who are on heroin and this is one of the people she is helping." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I had to say all those hahahas just now because I am literally cracking up just thinking about it. So I go okay, maybe not that picture. How about this one?
photo credit: www.zimbio.comI really don't remember what picture she found that made her think okay, she looks better than she initially thought, but she still doesn't get it. Okay, I'm not saying I do, either. For some reason she seems like she would be fun and could show a girl a good time. Ahem. That's all I'm saying. And then I saw this video and I was like okay, girl crush sandwich, with her and P!nk.
Oh my gosh. I love love love love LOVED this. Am I the only one who gets the Linda Perry thing? I mean, aside from Sara Gilbert? I'm cool with that if so.
In news related to What's Up, my kid found this on YouTube and finds it hilarious. The part where the guy is just stirring a pot kills me. We are easily entertained.
So the other day I went to my first CrossFit class. I f#$king hated it. It was awful. At one point I was running and I was like, hmmmm... I wonder if I might actually have a heart attack. Like right here in this parking lot and have to go to the hospital and my ex will have to pick up my kid from school today because I'm busy having a heart attack. How much would that suck? Here is the thing. I like to exercise. I love to sweat when I do. I like getting my ass handed to me and feeling like oh holy F#$K, I just hella DID SOMETHING SO GOOD JUST NOW. No doubt. But the whole boot campy sorta thing and the weights being like weightlifter style as opposed to just strength training... well, let's just say so far I'm not sold. But I bought 6 classes for the low low price of $29 so I will use the last $24.17 of my Groupon because as my friend Ang said, I should go ahead and make CrossFit my bitch. So I'll go at least one more time, and then I will be so appreciative of REGULAR exercise and work harder because I know I CAN. But seriously, some Zumba and my treadmill and dumbbells for my strength training. I'm all about it.
Oh, but today I can totally like, lift my arms and yesterday I almost couldn't, so there's that.
I guess I kinda sorta have a boyfriend now and that's weird and I'll keep you posted on that. I really haven't had a boyfriend since my ex-husband was my boyfriend and that's going back to like '97 until like '00 when we got engaged. So ummm yes weird. And I'll be learning how this works as I go because he was like well how often well I see you and I'm like I don't know because I've never been 43 years old with a kid and a boyfriend ever before in my life. It's cool to love someone and have them love you back. I know that much. The rest we'll figure out as we go.
If I never have to deal with an addict again in any capacity I will be okay with that and let's just leave it at that. Because addiction is a mothereffer, and again, let's just leave it at that.
Yahoo Mail is now doing this thing where they keep an advertisement at the top of your mail inbox like this.
A little annoying. But that's Yahoo Mail for you. Do you know what else is annoying? My packrat tendencies which border on complete and utter you-need-extra-medicine-for-this-problem territory which accounts for the fact that I have 11,262 unread emails in my inbox. Most of those are probably ads. So since I just outed myself on this I will be sure today to take some time to bring that number down because that's just weird. I never delete anything. If you see my house you would see I never throw stuff out. I have problems. Knowing is half the battle. I think I told you guys about this before and I'm still like that. But hey, you never know, one day I might write a post about how my house is all clean and organized and that I have a mail inbox like a regular person.
This show right here is one of the best I've ever seen.
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Seriously. It's on Netflix streaming. Go ahead and try it and see if you don't devour it like I did and then afterward watch other TV shows and be all like okay, that was good, but it wasn't Sherlock or anything. It's like that, yo.
I don't like hot flashes. I am just saying that they are not fun. I wonder what the next 10-15 years of my life are going to be like hormonally speaking. What a fun ride that might be.
I love my kid with all my heart. She is the greatest thing ever. Even better than sliced bread. I will say, however, that seven-and-a-half, this particular age, I am finding a little more challenging that say seven. Or six. (But nothing is as challenging as like that dark dark dark time of two-and-a-half through three-and-a-half, of course.) Like she is a pretty reasonable human being most of the time. But I find I have more times when I'm like hey, come on, get in the shower, and then have to ask like three more times before her a#$ is off the couch and coming my way. That sort of thing. And I was talking to a teacher friend of mine and she was like, it's 2nd grade. She was like second graders are not necessarily the most pleasant creatures. I'm paraphrasing and embellishing. But that made me feel better. But again, mostly she is delightful. But lately she has had me thinking, is it me? Am I just challenged patience-ararily right now, or WTF? So yes. We'll ride this out and hope it gets smoother and in the meantime I am thankful more than words can say that she is my kid because even when she is challenging it never lasts and at her most challenging I wouldn't trade her for ANYTHING.
So hey, what's goin' on with you guys? I hope a lot of hella good stuff.