Friday, April 30, 2010

Get in Shape!

Since 1983, May has been designated National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. In honor of this month and a little boost from Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger, I have decided to set some health goals for myself.

1. Limit eating out to only one day a week.
2. Do some kind of exercise 3-4 times a week.
3. Eat a fruit and/or vegetable at every meal.

Right now, these goals are attainable minus the week I'm supposed to be spending in Georgia on vacation. Since we'll be staying at a hotel and eating out at least twice a day, I'll have to be a little more selective in what I choose off the menu. Other than that, I'm going to try and stick to these goals for the whole month. They're not that hard and a small first step in getting a little healthier.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Say What?!

Word came down yesterday from the Philadelphia Eagles that they traded QB Donovan McNabb to their NFC East rivals, the Washington Redskins. Rumors were floating around since the season ended that one of the Eagles' QBs would be traded/let go and all signs pointed to McNabb. It's still a shock, though, that would trade him within the division. I think it would have made more sense to trade him somewhere else, like the NFC West, where all the teams were interested. It would have been awesome for him to play for the Arizona Cardinals because he owns a house here and I maybe would have rooted for them.

McNabb is leaving behind a legacy in Philly even though he nvr won a Super Bowl. He has winning records against the other three NFC East teams and has started more games than any current QB besides Peyton Manning. He also leaves with a 86 QB rating. I just hope that McNabb will be able to turn the Redskins into a winning team and show the Eagles what they're losing, especially since they're starting Kevin Kolb, who sucks, and not Michael Vick.

I'm not the only one who thinks the Eagles are stupid for letting McNabb go. Ex-Eagle and current Broncos player, Brian Dawkins, thinks so too: NFL Blog: Eagles made mistake trading McNabb

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Did you feel that?

Sometime around 3:30 or so, I was lying down for my afternoon nap. All of a sudden, there was movement and I thought, "Why is the couch moving? Is there an earthquake?," which is ridiculous since we don't have those in AZ, but being from San Francisco, I know all about them. Cat Leia, who was already sleeping on the pillows, woke up like she had been disturbed and walked away. I thought maybe she had felt it too, but then chalked it up to coincidence.

A couple hours later (I take long naps, lol), I turned the tv on and it just happened to be tuned to the news. What were they talking about? An earthquake! I googled it and found out a 7.2 magnitude earthquake had hit Baja, Mexico and it was felt all over Southern California and in some parts of Arizona (I knew I wasn't imagining things). There was also a smaller one in the Bay Area ten minutes later, but it wasn't related.

Feeling earthquakes in AZ is weird since natural disasters are not common here. We did have a recent one, though, in January 2010. It was raining like crazy and Arizona was declared a state of emergency. Other than that, AZ is a pretty nice state to live in, if you don't count all the debt we have, but that's a whole 'nother story.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


At work, we have a pool for March Madness. Winner gets a drink and a snack from each of the losers. For the past three years I've lost, but that can all change. After making some bold choices, which included having West Virginia make it to the finals, I am one win away from becoming this year's champion.

It's down to two people now and the only thing standing in my way is Duke. If Duke wins, I lose. If they lose, I win. I was the only one who picked West Virginia to beat Kentucky and when they did, I was ecstatic. Even though we're only playing for food, I'm a huge competitor and I hate losing. I don't even play sports, but throw in some kind of fantasy competition and I become a machine, lol.