Monday, June 11, 2012

Bedroom Habits...

When you read the title I bet you thought..O here we go, another 50 Shades of Grey post! Nope, I covered that topic on my last post.  Actually, the title refers to this weeks Friends Makin' Monday topic. For you FMM vets, you know what to do. For you newbies, please take the time to answer the questions on your blog and then add your link to the comments section of Kenlie's blog All the Weigh.
1. Do you set an alarm clock? If so, for what time?
Yes, I set an alarm clock.  Monday through Friday I set my alarm  for 5:45 AM, 6:03 AM, and 6:15 AM. The 5:45 AM alert serves as my DAMN ALREADY alarm. The 6:03 AM alert serves as my you betta get yo butt up alarm. And I usually hit snooze on the 6:15 alarm which means I wake up at 6:25 which also means I run around like a nut trying to get out the door to beat the traffic!

2. How many hours of sleep do you get on average a night?
On average, I get about 6 hours, sometimes 5 I know. I know. My lack of sleep hinders my weight loss efforts.

3. Do you bring your laptop to bed?
No, but I do bring my iPad. As of late I decided to take up reading again; so, I read using the Nook app. Sometimes I use my iPad to watch Netflix or HBOGO.

4. How many pillows do you require to sleep?
Just 1. Sometimes I swat the pillows in my sleep and they all end up on the floor.

5. Do you sleep with socks on?
In the winter, yes.

6.  How often do you change the sheets?
Usually once a week, unless there's some 50 shades action  goin

7. Do you remember your dreams?
Sometimes I do. On occasion I write my dreams down in my journal. The other day I experienced the dream of all dreams. At the most climatic moment my alarm sounds and I wake up screaming, "Nooooooooooooooo!" At this time I am not at liberty to share the specifics. Reading 50 Shades before going to bed...not the best O_o

8. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
ALL sides. One morning my son says, "Dang! You sleep crazy! I walked into your room to ask you something and you were laid across the middle of the bed with your feet hanging off the side." True story. I fell asleep reading.

9. How often do you take naps?
As often as I can. If napping was an Olympic sport I would medal...GOLD! During the week I take 15 to 30 minute power naps before working out. On the weekend I take long naps or a series of short naps.

10. Do you sleep soundly?
Yes  with the assistance of a vino nightcap. I usually sleep soundly, but for some strange reason I wake up once during the night around 3:25 AM, but I fall right back asleep. Weird.

Your turn! Time to share your bedroom habits.

Friday, June 8, 2012

*Batteries not incuded...

I know I am supposed to provide y'all with motivation, but I need a dose of motivation myself. The last past two weeks proved to be a struggle. As some of you know I returned to Weight Watchers and my first weigh in showed a loss of .6. Hold your applause. That small loss ain't nothing to write home about; I hardly tracked my food.

On a positive note I worked out; so, maybe the workout contributed to the loss. Needless to say, I am undeserving of the loss. I pray my summer hiatus gives me the kick in the junk I need to get myself together.

Soooooo, in a previous post I mentioned a couple of guilty pleasures robbing me of my time, thus depriving you of my capricious posts.

Guilty pleasure #1: Weeds...the show.
When the show originally aired several years ago I watched a couple episodes of the first season, but for what ever reason...I stopped. Well thanks to Netflix, I recently finished watching seasons 1-6. And let me tell you; Weeds kept me rolling in stitches and at the edge of my seat. I recommend Weeds for those craving an escape from a long brutal day.

Guilty Pleasure #2:
Yaaaaaasssss! The 50 Shades Trilogy a.k.a. "Mommy Porn!"  I breezed through all 3 books in a week and a half! Prior to the 50 Shades hype my mom mentioned the trilogy. I looked into it, but at that time the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series commanded my attention, just as porny as the Shades Trilogy. 

Long story short, a co-worker mentioned the series and texted me a page from the book.  When I read that page, my eyes bucked out of my head and my mouth opened wide enough to catch a few flies and anything else flying by.

So needless to say, after reading the texted page I immediately purchased the book. Hey...DON'T JUDGE! I needed to investigate the Shades hype to see the reason behind the uproar.

Well my bloggy buddies, after completing the trilogy I informed for friend (the one who sent the text) and the following convo ensued:



Friend: NOT ME! I want to savor the books. *Then she looks off into the horizon with a dreamy sexed up look on her* I read a little. Then I read a little more. THEN I read over the parts I just read and THEN...
ME: Bwahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahhahahah...YOU ARE INSANE! :-D Toooo bad batteries didn't come with the book!! Haaaa hahahaa! BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED!
Do I need to explain the Bzzzzz? You guys can figure it out! But if you happen to be slow on the uptake...the "Bzzzz" represents B.O.B., here battery operated boyfriend.  HA HA HA! I <3 my friend! I refuse to reveal her name in order to keep her identity a secret. I am more than confident that she prefers not to be outed as the owner of an arsenal of adult pleasure paraphernalia:-)

Did you see the 50 Shades parody on SNL?
Click to see parody!
So what's the hype? Well the book basically serves as a how to BDSM manual; so, if that floats your boat, take notes as you read. I am not saying I did that. I'm just making a suggestion...that's all I'm saying...It's just a suggestion. Trying to help YOU out. What kind of blogger would I be if I did not help people out? Imjussayin...

I love the "Hey Girl" thingies!
This steamy erotic trilogy enthralled me, and  a few times I found my self so engrossed I needed to wipe the drool forming at the corners of my mouth. True story...while sitting at home alone reading book two, enjoying the tranquility of some peace & quiet; the pages of the book bewitched me. I shut the world out and remained transfixed on the words. Suddenly, my phone rang and I let out a little nervous scream and nearly jumped out of my skin.

Sometimes ready the trilogy made me jumpy. I felt like I needed to receive permission to read it or I would get in trouble if someone caught me.

Now with all that being not purchase the book in hopes that it's some literary masterpiece. It's soft core porn y'all...smut. A few people I mentioned the book to expressed their disappointment with the author's writing. I never promised the next Anna Karenina, and  E. L. James is the furthest thing from Tolstoy. Check out the trilogy and tell me what you think.

After I finished reading the books I experienced a twinge of disappointment that the trilogy ended. But I am excited to inform you...there's going to be a movie y'all!! Who should play Christian? Team Hemsworth!!!

Have you read the trilogy? Did you enjoy it? What are you reading now?

Monday, June 4, 2012


It seems as though every school district in the greater Houston area, EXCEPT PASADENA ISD (my employer), ended last week! As I worked today, a majority of my teacher friends basked in the summer vacay ambiance. I begin my countdown...FOUR DAYS & counting till SUMMER VACAY!!  Speaking of countdown, I <3 the song Countdown by my girl, B. This little ditty shall serve as my theme song for the week! And my favorite part...
"Me and my boo and my boo boo riding. All up in the black with his chick right beside him"

With out further adieu, time for Friend Makin Mondays. I think I deserve an award since I actually posted FMM on Monday! For you newbies, take the time to answer this week's questions on your own blog. Then add your link to the comments section of Kenlie's Blog, All the Weigh.  For you FMM vets, you already know the rules. So, Let's make some friends!

1.  When's your birthday? November 4th. And I am the epitome of a Scorpio!

2.  When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it? Probably 1980 something. I remember spending the summer with cousins in Louisiana and I met a boy. We wrote each other back and forth a few times and then our summer romance fizzled.
"Summer loving had me a blast...summer loving happened so fast..."

3. What did you eat for breakfast this morning? A hard boiled egg.

4.  Who is the next band or artist you hope to see live? Hopefully 311?? One of my favorite songs...Beautiful Disaster.

5. What is the last song you listened to? Beautiful Disaster by 311:-)

6. If you could be fluent in any other language,  which one would you choose? Spanish

7.  Does anything on your body hurt right now? Where should I much time do you have? Let's hip, ankle, shoulder...for starters. I just keep pushing and work through the pain!

8.  What's your favorite sports team? I loathe sports!

9.  How often do you watch the news? I don't watch that show. I find out everything I need to know from the Internet or the radio.

10. Do you wear glasses? No, but I think glasses may be on the horizon. Sometimes I do that thing where you move things back and forth trying to bring the print into focus. In my defense, the print was really was.

Your turn, and don't forget to link up with Kenlie and ME TOO!  Come back and leave your link in my comment section so I can be nosy.

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