2-5-10 Friday (I Do Give A Crock)

image It’s been raining all day with temperatures in the high 30’s.  I’ve been trying to get the meal planning and grocery shopping done during the week so that the Employed One can relax do other shit around the house.  Anyway – I planned out the meals for the week.  Most of them need to be super quick because of the gym.  On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays it has to be the fastest meals because those are the days when we work out a muscle group.

image With shopping list in hand, rain dropping from the sky, I made it to Walmart.  Of course it still rained as I loaded the groceries into the Jeep.  Once home I unpack the bags and separated the ingredients for each meal, stuck them in a bag of their own and put them into the pantry.  This way I only need to grab the bag, and the appropriate perishables.  Most of the meals are crockpot meals.  2 of them are new recipes I picked out of a cookbook that sounded tasty. 

image image On Tuesday I mentioned my communication issues with Henderson Properties.  Someone called this afternoon to let me know that a maintenance guy would be here before 5.  I’m disappointed at the lack of priority I got.  From Tuesday to Friday.  I just know the guy will come out here and say he’ll be back with a stove part next week.  It’s been raining all day so will the guy want to play with an exterior outlet in the rain?  I switched on the fireplace after the call to hopefully duplicate the problem prior to the repairman’s arrival so we’ll see what happens with that.

Wait no longer.  The fireplace wouldn't act up.  He fixed the outlet.  He’ll have to come back with the stove burner element.  Maybe Monday.  He “has a big project” which is the exact excuse I heard the last time from him.

DIH - Hollywood We spent a lot of time in one of our favorite places.  San Leandro was our portal to San Francisco.  We had so much to see and do.  I wrote about mispronouncing a word which is funny because several days ago, Alix blogged about a similar subject.  Click here for Alix’s humorous post and here for my post from last year.

Jim and I hit the gym.  The gym only has two stair master machines so when they’re both free we usually grab them.  Tonight we did 30 minutes… I thought I was going to die.  I can do 45 minutes on elliptical.  Stairs?  Not so much! 

By the way, fellow bloggers, feel free to do your own Day In History.


  1. The StairMaster is a torture device. I'm sure of it.

    Reminds me of a story that has one subject and two relevances.

    I used to work for Stockton Realty in Ponte Vedra Beach. Remember the supermodel Kim Alexis? She married Jimbo Stockton, son of the real estate Stocktons. She was constantly coming around the office and seeing her became no big deal. "Oh yes, Kim Alexis Stockton, the supermodel, came into the office and hung out with us today."

    Kim used to go to the same gym I went to and her favorite machine was the StairMaster. She would hop on that thing - with a book! - and set it to 1- and go go go. She made it look so easy. I figured, well if Kim who is ten feet tall and 250 pounds {a slight exaggeration} can do it, I can do it.

    Turns out, I couldn't. That shit is HARD.

    By the way - the second relevance is that my job at Stockton Realty was the worst job I ever had by far. And the shortest. 9 months was all I could handle and quit. I worked in their rental department as the maintenance coordinator. Meaning, I was in charge of scheduling the cleaning, repairs, and walk-throughs of all the vacation rental units. It was a complicated job, but why I hated it was the maintenance man did jobs based on what he liked best and which rental units were most convenient. He didn't stick to my schedule, yet I received the calls from angry renters/owners wanting to know why he didn't show up when he was supposed to. Those maintenance men can be such prima donnas. I have a feeling you've got one of those.


  2. @Alix: Hmmmmm I don't even know who Kim Alexis Stockton is/was. I feel like I should. I'm glad you were so nonchalant about working any where near her. :-)

    That stair master sucks. It really sucks. It feels like I should burn 1,000 calories in 20 minutes of use. I have to pause it about 5 times in 30 minutes for at least 20 seconds at a time. Jim can keep going without the pauses. We do the cardio setting, level 5.

    Damn maintenance man. Next time I'll flash him my left nipple (on accident) and see if that doesn't help me.

  3. Good luck with the nipple tactic.

    By the way... Google Kim Alexis images. You'll recognize her. She's married to a hockey player now.

  4. @Alix: Mmmmmm still don't know her. Maybe I live under a rock, or perhaps it's just that I don't care. I don't know the bitch. :-)

  5. Ran is better than snowpocalypse! And now you AND Liz are going to the gym? Am I the laziest blogger around?!

  6. Yes, you may be lazy but at this point it's unlikely you have fat to shed. If you do, it's baby fat.


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