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Too Much Time on my Hands September 22, 2008

Filed under: Drinks with the girls,Life — Rummy @ 9:22 am
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There just doesn’t seem to be enough time to do everything I want to do these days.  I feel overwhelmed at times since there are so many more options than we had just a decade or two ago – internet, cable TV, video games, etc.  So I’ve come up with a few ways to save time on the ho hum tasks in order to have more time for fun:

 

1.               Don’t wash your car!  It’s just going to get dirty again anyway.  Plus the rain can wash it for you.  So when I’m working and it starts raining outside I can say I’m multi tasking.  This is especially true if you have a beat up old truck held together by duct tape anyway.  No matter how much you wash it its still going to be a beat up old truck!

 

2.               Don’t balance your checkbook.  Most banks will let you check transactions online.  A quick glance once a week should be enough to tell if anyone has messed with your money.  A $20 purchase at the bike shop is probably mine but the Gucci store purchase for $350 is probably not. 

 

3.               Don’t make the bed.  It’s just going to get messed up again.  And if you like naps as much as I do that means a few makings of the bed each day.  Plus unless you work in the world’s oldest profession or live in an efficiency apartment, not many people are going to see the messy bed anyway.

 

4.               Don’t keep up with fashion.  They change fashion every year to make you buy stuff even though you have stuff that is still perfectly good.  I’m not in high school so I really don’t care what others think of my fashion sense.  Plus I’d rather buy things that fit my figure and make it look its best rather than things that are supposedly “in”.  Ask any guy what shoes are in fashion this year.  If he knows he is gay and wouldn’t want you anyway.  Most straight guys don’t care about fashion and just want to see you without your clothes anyway.

 

5.               Minimize what you buy.  More purchases means more stuff to take care of.  If you don’t buy it in the first place you wont need to maintain it.  Check out thestoryofstuff.org for more information on the time and environmental costs of all our purchases.

 

These are just some examples of how I save time on the mundane to have more time for what’s important to me.  I challenge you to try some or find some of your own short cuts.   Life is short so be happy even if your sock drawer isn’t totally organized!

 

Rummy “Efficiency is my middle name” Runner

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Shopping – Mountain Biking Style September 18, 2008

Filed under: Biking,boyfriend,Cosmo,humor,Life — Cosmo @ 11:32 am
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My new hobbie is now… mountain biking. This is probably not a HUGE surprise since I have blogged about mountain biking a few times. In recap, It all started out with my boyfriend. He LOVES mountain biking & eventually it rubbed off. Well, I don’t love it yet… but I do like it.

With every new hobbie, there is time & money that needs to be spent. I’m lucky enough to mostly have a bike. Some great people have been letting me us their old one, on a borrow to own basis. But there are a few other things I need.

1) Helmet (Apparently My BF doesn’t want me to break my “cute little head”. His words, not mine!)
a. It must have a visor – per BF for keeping the sun out of my eyes
b. It must look good – Cosmo Requirement
2) Gloves (When you crash, you don’t want to scrap up your knuckles)
a. Full Finger ones are the best – Per BF
b. Must match other gear – Cosmo Requirement
c. Must have gel (That’s what she said) – To keep Cosmo’s Hands from looking like a construction workers hands.
3) Camelbak (Ya get VERY thirsty on a ride)
a. Capacity of 100 oz – per BF
b. Must match – Cosmo Requirement
c. Have a few pouches for Benadryl, power bars & MP3 Player
d. Not be too heavy – Cosmo Requirement

So there ya have it boys & girls, the mountain biking gear I will need to purchase soon! When I actually own a mountain bike, I will chat ALL about it. Hmm… what will be her (or his) name? Rummy named her bike Brad Pitt.. maybe I will do that.

I could name the bike Oliver Queen. Then I could say “I’m riding Oliver Queen” (Green Arrow from Smallville- See Below)

Below Novice rider – Cosmo

Oliver Queen... YUMMY

Oliver Queen... YUMMY

 

4 Gallons = Sushi September 17, 2008

Filed under: Cars,Cosmo,Life,Ranting — Cosmo @ 12:40 pm
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Gas

Gas

I really hate it when people bitch about gas. Yes, it is expensive. Yes, it is a PITA, but lets do something about it, not complain. All that being said… I’m a hypocrite.
While chatting on the phone with Tini, I pulling into my local gas station, I noticed that regular & mid grade gas were out. Premium gas was all they had. Since molly’s , gas needle was making friends with the red e, I decided that getting a few gallons of premium wouldn’t be too bad.
I was chatting away with Tini, when I noticed the gas pump read $15.00 & rapidly increasing. Immedilaty I looked at the gallons. It read 3.8 and climing…slowly.

“WTF” I said to Tini!
Tini – “Cosmo are you ok
Cosmo – “Yeah, but I just gave my sushi money to the BP (gas station).”
Tini Laughed.
After bitching for a few more minutes, Tini informed me that 4 gallon’s wouldn’t even fill up 1/4 of a tank(mine was between ½ & ¼)… That made me feel a bit better.

The bad news is, I can no longer be irrated about people bitchin’ about gas. The good news is, my new hobbie doesn’t require much gas.
Hypocrite Cosmo

 

Never Say “Goodbye” September 15, 2008

Filed under: Life,Rummy — Rummy @ 12:53 pm
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I never got to say goodbye to an old friend of mine.  She was hit on her motorcycle and was in a coma.  I visited her at the hospital but didn’t say goodbye on purpose.  I said “I’ll see you soon when you are fully recovered” since I thought she might come out of the coma and I wanted to be supportive.  Unfortunately it wasn’t going to happen and life support was ended and she passed away last week.  It really makes you think about your own mortality and what’s important in life.  We hadn’t spoken much in the past few years but I still had many fond memories of the times we shared together.  In the end I think connections with others is the most important thing in life.  I hope when its my turn to go, I will have many friends that will have fond memories of me and feel that I affected their life in a positive way.  It would seem from all the visitors at the hospital that my friend did indeed accomplish this in her 30 short years in this world.

 

She was an organ donor so several other people will be able to have better lives because of her.  What a nice final gift to give to the world.  I’ve never really thought much about being an organ donor until now.  It’s hard to think about an untimely end but if it did occur what use would I have for the organs….none.  And thinking someone who has been sick may get a second chance sounds wonderful.  I always feel good when I do something nice for someone else and donating organs could be my last good deed. 

 

We held a big celebration of life for her yesterday.  It was nice to take some time to reminisce about the good times we shared together with her other friends.  I have so many memories of us going on vacations, doing bike hashes and going out dancing.  If I had to pick one memory to share it would be when we went on a very difficult run hash together in Oregon.  One woman whose husband was making the run trail asked “are those two little girls going to be ok”.  She didn’t know how strong this petite woman was and not only were we ok we actually finished in the front ahead of all the boys!

 

Another fond memory I have is one of the compliments she gave me.  She told me once that she was always impressed at how friendly I was and how easy it was for me to approach people and make new friends.  Sincere compliments like that really mean a lot.  I try to admire the good qualities in others and point them out.  It makes me feel good and the person I’m complimenting too.  I do have to say that no matter how many new friends I make, I will never forget this one!

 

She will be missed but I hope as her boyfriend said “we all now have an angel watching over us now”.    

 

Rummy “I’ll Miss You My Friend” Runner

 

Hookers and Hikers, Buttes and Bikers September 9, 2008

Filed under: Drinks with the girls,humor,Life,Rummy — Rummy @ 9:22 am
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Monument Valley

Monument Valley

I know you must be wondering what the strange title means.  Well it’s an intro to my latest vacation of course.  My boyfriend and I went on a 7-day epic journey covering 4 states and too many miles to count….even for an engineer. 

 

 

 

 

It all started in Las Vegas, which is where the hooker comes in.  I knew it was legal there but I was surprised at how much advertisement there was for it.  We past a guy in an orange shirt that said “Direct to your Door in 30 minutes”.  I decided it would be fun to take a picture with him since legally picking up a hook seemed so extreme due to my naïve upbringing.  Well I didn’t realize that I was wearing an orange shirt too and so the picture looks like I am one of his “employees”.  I better not let my mom see that picture!  We decided our $40 would be better spent on an all you can eat buffet so we went to the Bellagio hotel for their world famous buffet.  It was the best buffet I have ever had in both quantity and quality!  We stayed for TWO hours.  Six plates and eight desserts later we finally waddled out.  “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”?  Can someone please inform my hips of this!  At the time I decided we were “training” for day two of the journey, which involved a hike down Grand Canyon so the carbs were necessary to prep.  It sounded good at the time.

 

On day two we journeyed to the Grand Canyon and started our hike down.  We didn’t prep except for eating bunches in Vegas and we didn’t know if what we were doing was commonplace or not.  Being from Florida where the elevation is zero is sure seemed extreme.  At least gravity was on our side but it still took 4 ½ hours to get down.  Some of that was due to needing a picture every 10 feet.  It was beautiful and we wanted to document it all.  The best part was we didn’t finish the hike until after dark.  The last two miles were in complete darkness with just a little flashlight to help us not fall off the trail and into the Colorado River.  It worked and we made it to the ranch for the best dinner ever….or maybe I was just very hungry.  After dinner I went to the girls camp to sleep with a bunch of women I didn’t know.  I was a little nervous about this but my boyfriend informed me he did it all the time and it was easy.  He didn’t earn any girlfriend points with that little comment.  But I met the girls in the morning and they were awesome and we became instant friends.

 

Unfortunately what goes down must come up and on day three we journeyed up the canyon.  As the signs all stated getting to the bottom was optional but getting up was mandatory so we were on our own.  We were laughing in the morning how we made it through the heat and decent and the dark and the only thing missing was torrential rain.  It was a joke at the time since it was totally sunny but by lunchtime it started to downpour.  We just kept on hiking since there really wasn’t much else to do and as it turned out it probably helped us since it would have been too hot without the rain.  We ran into one of those odd people we meet on every trip.  You know the ones who like to act like they know it all and like to share their opinion even if you obviously aren’t interested.  When we mentioned we were from Florida he said “well congratulations, most of MY people from Florida can’t make it” in a very derogatory tone.  So I decided to mess with his head and said “really.  This was easy.  We have this ride at Disney World….except its air-conditioned”.  That seemed to put him in his place or at least confuse him enough so we could get away.  It really wasn’t too bad of a journey.  We just went slow and steady and a mere 8 ½ hours later we were up!  We had some soreness and blisters but we didn’t fall in the canyon so that makes it a total success in my mind.

 

The Buttes come into play on Day 4 when we went to monument valley Utah.  There are huge rock formations called buttes and mesas just jutting out of the ground.  It was spectacular to view.  I found a rock that had the best echo I’ve ever heard.  I could almost recite the preamble to the US Constitution and hear it all repeated back to me.  We took some pictures, did some yoga poses and had a small snack while we soaked it all in.  I only wish I could have done a full yoga class in that location. 

 

Day 5 brings us to the biker part of my title since we mountain biked down a mountain at a ski/snowboard resort.  I’ve done mountain biking before but usually you have to spend a lot of time biking up just to enjoy a quick downhill.  Most bikers like to say “you have to earn it” when talking about the downhill but I figure if I pay for the lift ticket then “I earned it”!  We used the ski lift to go up the mountain which felt odd without a board on my feet and then the bikes were hooked to the back of the next chairs.   So we spent all day chair lifting up and biking down.  All the fun without all the work and I am totally ok with that! 

 

These were just a few of the many highlights from our epic journey to the West.  I love vacations since they are a time of adventure and a time of living in the moment and they create lifelong memories.  I hope you enjoyed my vacation as much as I did and that you get a chance to travel soon and make many wonderful memories to last a lifetime!

 

Rummy “It’s a dry heat” Runner

 

I have your Tool September 3, 2008

Filed under: Cosmo,humor,Life,Work — Cosmo @ 1:09 pm
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It’s like I’m 15 years old again.

I just received an instant message from a male coworker, that we refer to as “Capt Kirk” saying:

“I have your tool” – Capt Kirk sends over Instant Messenger

“You do?” – Immature Cosmo sends back (Trying to hold back all the dirty innuendos that could be said)

“Yeah, let me know when you can come & get it” – Capt Kirk Responds

“Do you mean Cum?” – Immature Cosmo Quickly types & then erases immediatly from the Instant message screen, so she doesn’t get fired.

“Your painting tool” – Capt Kirk quickly clarifies. (Apparently he understands my dirty immature mind”

“Oh… Sure thing” – Disappointed & immature Cosmo says.

Immature Cosmo (age 30, going on 15)

 

“Metro Muscle” August 29, 2008

Filed under: Cosmo,fitness,funny,health,humor,Laughter,Life,perv — Cosmo @ 1:39 pm
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FUCK! I am 30 minutes late for an event that I am hosting and now I’m lost! Why does downtown have to have sooo many one way streets? I think it is a conspiracy with the gas companies. So many people get lost & drive around town like an adult merry-go-round ride with out the merry.
Passing by my nemesis street for the 3rd time, I see a business called metro muscle. Even frustrated as I am, my brain still works over time with that bit of comedy. Immediately, I picture a peen in a “club shirt”. Of course, I have to drive by…again. I’m already 30 minutes late, what are a few more minutes?
Driving by again, I notice the whole logo “Metro Muscle the Lightening Bolt of Fitness 24/7” HILLARIOUS!
Now, every time I drive by one of these gyms, I can’t but picture a peen in club shirt working out. Of course, I end up squirting whatever beverage I’m drinking at the time, right though my nose.

BTW, I’ve heard these are good gyms, 24/7 access for these Metro muscles (Snicker…), juice bar (What kind of Juice do peen need?), and variety of classes (endurance and foreplay classes are the most popular)
Perv Cosmo.

Peen Shirt

Peen Shirt