Archive for August, 2013

Hot & Cold

Posted by Vicki on August 31st, 2013 under howque?
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This whole thermal dysregulation thing has got me stumped. There are so many more questions than answers. like these top ten: 1. being freezing and boiling simultaneously. I get that running 5 miles in 80 degree humidity can cause one to drip with sweat, even long after the run is over, even after a shower. […]

Too long or too short?

Posted by Vicki on August 29th, 2013 under craziness, Funny things, projects
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Most doctors who have been in practice for many years, as I have, will not remember the details of their first surgical rotations in medical school. Chances are, though, they will recall a certain little ritual, which I suspect is universal. Naturally, second or third year med student, terrified to be let loose on the […]

Looking Forward to Lunch

Posted by Vicki on August 28th, 2013 under Eating Behavior, food!, Weight Loss, weight management, Wellness
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If what Mark Bittman claims in NYT today, that it is not “hip” to brown bag one’s lunch, then I don’t wanna be right. Because bringing my lunch is a great way to control my weight and also I like what I bring better than whatever else might be available. Like yesterday, someone in my […]

One Way To Make Time Stand Still: Stand on Long Line At Post Office or Bank or Other Place With No IPhone or Reading Material

Posted by Vicki on August 25th, 2013 under aspirations, Attitude, Exercise, fitness, friends & family, irritation, sarcasm, venting
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On a grocery store line, there are magazines to leaf through, which helps pass the time. But maybe it isn’t always so great to pass time. Unforch, the only reliable way to slow things down is boredom, which usually involves waiting for something with nothing to do. This hardly ever happens, unless I am standing […]

Resting is a Waste of Time

Posted by Vicki on August 24th, 2013 under aspirations, BodyChangers, Exercise, fitness, friends & family
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There is hardly ever time to sleep in any more. Had to pick up van, whose body work was finally, after 12 days, completed, drop off, finally, rental car – and the van looks beautiful once again! We self-paid for little tiny minuscule ding on the back – not sure how it got there, even […]

One (or two) – Liner

Posted by Vicki on August 22nd, 2013 under aspirations, craziness, Lifestyle, weight
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1.Good news: weigh-in at Weight Watchers down to the pre-vacation weight & it took me less than 2 weeks to get there. 2. Tiling in bathroom begun today & looks amazing. 3. Body work on van should be done Saturday. ok, so 3.

Happy Birthday, Baby

Posted by Vicki on August 18th, 2013 under fond memories
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How great is caller ID? It is great. If not for caller ID, the telephone would have fused to my ear by now. Either that or I would have gone batshit insane by now, although some would argue that I am already certifiable. Before we got Verizon DSL-like product, we did not have caller ID, […]

American Idiot

Posted by Vicki on August 17th, 2013 under critique, Exercise, food!, friends & family, irritation, sarcasm, screed, stupid, venting
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cb is away now. He left yesterday for Oglebay, in West Virginia, where he is running the MSTP annual retreat. I miss him, of course. He says he will be home tomorrow at 1 pm. How nice it will be to have him back home! I decided to spend my day in utter and blissful […]


Posted by Vicki on August 15th, 2013 under fond memories, friends & family, Illness, love
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Even the priest could not help remarking on Gigi’s signature phrase: “I’m terrific!” she would answer, no matter how she really felt. It was not until recently that her reply was different. When she was in the midst of tremendous and refractory pain in the last, few months, she did not say she was terrific. […]

Sunny, Rainy Days

Posted by Vicki on August 12th, 2013 under Uncategorized
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Weatherwise, I would call this a bipolar summer- plenty of rain intermingled with sun. Yesterday was mostly a sunny day, and, in the morning, cool enough to enjoy my five mile run. Saturday it only rained a tiny bit, and on our five and a half hour drive home, the weather was pretty much beautiful. […]