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Whoo! SNEAKERS! (And, my boring life in general)

Since I love spending money I don't have, I went scouting around the net for *my* sneakers. (As seen in my icon...which ket_makura was nice enough to make for me! Thank you!) and the cheapest place I found was, to my surprise, Amazon. Through a company called If The Shoe Fits. Let's hope when Saucony comes up with next year's version, If The Shoe Fits will still have these and drop them down in price. Oh yes, will own these sneakers. I am obsessed!

Work today was barely worth it. I had a whopping total of four tables. I did about 500 cups of tartar sauce. I think my sidework lasted longer than my actual working. It was just one of those days. At least when I got home, I found out the cheesehead insurance people my husband is dealing with to give him his disability finally coughed up. Only for two weeks, and at half his normal pay, but it's better than a poke to the eye with a sharp stick.

Speaking of Todd, his orthopedic doctor approved of him trying Glucosamine for a couple months, to see if it helps him. I've been taking it for a little over a month, and while it hasn't helped my shoulder much... (although it's been feeling better, since the weather changed) I have noticed that my knees feel much better when I wake up and I hear a lot less cracking when I walk. So, I was able to order some of that today. Pure Glucosamine. Nothing else with it. We'll see how that goes.

We saw Hellboy the other day. We had free tickets for bargain time and we figured we'd give it a try. There were only two other people in the theater when we went, 3:20 showing.

I liked the movie, but I have to admit, as a former Beauty and the Beast freak (The TV show with Ron Perlman, not the Disney movie, or the original fairy tale) the movie kept making me go "whoa!" In particular, the first time I heard Hellboy go, "Father." It was like suddenly I was 22 years old again, it was Friday night, and I was glued to the TV set.

There are a lot of similarities between Vincent and Red, although the personalities of the two characters are enormously different. They both have to stay hidden from the public. They both are pining after one particular woman. I have to admit, the part of me that got sick and tired of watching the game of Eternal Foreplay we saw in Beauty and the Beast was thrilled to death to see that kiss at the end between Red and Firestarted.

The only thing I didn't like about the movie was Firestarter. To the point where I don't even remember her name. I admit, I've never read the Hellboy Comic, so I might have missed something, but that girl was just... barely there. And, I'm someone who's actually tired of seeing movies where the female lead has to be twice as powerful or twice as... large as life as the male lead. But really... except that Red was crazy about her, she was just... there. I think I was supposed to feel sorry for her, but she was just too bland for me to really care. "Oh, poor you, you're in an insane asylum... *yawn* " I don't know if she just was pisspoor in the acting, or if the character is supposed to make you go, "oh, it's you? Didn't notice..."

Baby Hellboy was the cutest thing. I want one.

I didn't do as much walking today as I have been. But, I still met my goals for the week and then some My month totals weren't so great. I hope next month is better.

I realized the other day, watching TV, that commercials for diets and weight loss products really piss me off Because they always show someone who lost 50 pounds in ten minutes and then below it says, "Results not typical." The moment I see that little line, I tune off. I know what it means. What it means is this... "Most people only lost 1-2lbs per week, like the average person does when they are dieting. These people we're showing are the exceptions to the rule. The actual results you could obtain easily yourself by doing mild exercise and eating more sensibly."

If I ever started a health club, or came up with my own diet, or anything with the fitness industry, I would put real people in my ads. No "Results not typical," but real people. Even if it takes them a year to go from size 20 to size 12, that's okay. People would still see results. "Once I wore these pants, now I can wear these same pants and put a watermellon in them too!" People will see and think, "Yeah, I can do this."

And in big, bold letters, I'd have, "These Results ARE typical. Yes, chances are you can do this too!" Sure, I might have some of the "results not typical" stories on my website, but mostly I'd promote people who did have typical results. End Rant.

TMI... my feet, since it's gotten warmer, really have started to stink. I wear white socks, I deodorize my sneakers every time I take them off, but my feet still stink. I shower daily, and I wash my feet 2-3 times a day. Not that you really care, I'm sure, about my stinky feet, but maybe one of you can give me a clue as to why Goten cannot get enough of licking these stinky feet of mine? I think Remy used to do that too, when I was working at the Roast House... I know I've had cats who have enjoyed swamp foot, but it still freaks me out. I mean, when your own foot odor offends you, you'd think that cats would stay far, far away, but not Goten. And, even Chrissy will walk up to my feet once in awhile, and take a good whiff.

Still looking forward to the walk next week. I picked up some Spenco inserts for my sneakers. I was using SOF sole, but several people told me the only inserts I should even think about are Spenco. I can see why now that I'm trying them. So far, they seem to be working really well. And, Spenco seems to think they'll last for a year. If so, that could really help me with sneakers lasting me longer. I could use the help.

*Shakes head* Whoa... I'm starting to see two monitors. I need to get some sleep, I really do. G'dnight everyone. Plesant dreams.




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