Saturday, July 30, 2011

7 links

I definitely had challenges with this post!  First, I started blogging when I was 20.  My "voice" has changed significantly since then.  I also was in university, drank a bunch, partied all the time, and thought I was pretty cool.  Now, I'm old, married, about to have a baby, and still think I'm pretty cool.  Most of my older posts make me cringe since I sound like such an idiot.  I think I'll stick to more recent posts for this!! (Except one).

So, without further explanation- my 7 links:
  • Your most beautiful post
While my This Sucks post itself isn't beautiful, or even well written, it was definitely filled with emotion.  My sister got married and then moved across the country two days later.  I wasn't a flight attendant then, so flight benefits weren't in my vocabulary, and the thought of not seeing her for 10 months was awful.  To me it's beautiful because I love my sister so much that anytime anyone mentioned her or her wedding for the next week, I burst into tears.
  • Your most popular post
My most popular by far was Ironman Calgary 70.3 Race Report.  I think it got a lot of traffic because of people googling the race, but I'll take it.  I was a hard one to write too.  My next most popular is about the Steve Nash Sports Club, which must be due to googling as well.
  • Your most controversial post
My accent vlog post was quite controversial because Kristen and I couldn't agree on how to say syrup.  Also controversial because I hated my new haircut, and I had found out that I was pregnant only days before.
  • Your most helpful post
I think my post on how to make delicious and not terrible for you gluten free granola is quite helpful.  When I make mine I always open this link for the recipe.

  • A post whose success surprised you
The Bell Commercial post got a lot of hits... Must be the googling again!  I'm not a very popular blogger, so my hits come by accident!
  • A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
Selfishly, I'm surprised that my "I'm pregnant" post didn't have as much action.  I guess the world doesn't revolve around me after all!!!
  • The post that you are most proud of
I think I'm most proud of my 0-100 post since I it documents me buying a condo, getting engaged and turning 25 in a very short time. (And winning 10$ in a lotto ticket.  Can't forget that). In reality, I think my 70.3 post is a little higher on the proud list but since I already used it, I'll go with my second choice.

That was really tough.  I can't elect anyone else to do it since I found it so difficult.  I hope you enjoyed it!

Monday, July 11, 2011

It's your birthday!

Well, not everyone's.  But Kristen's!!!

Happy birthday to the greatest sister anyone could ever ask for.

I only wish I got to see her every day!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Fit Abs 3000 in 35 challenge - update and more

It's day four of the abs challenge, and so far so good.  I've severely neglected my abs for a while and while this is proving a challenge, I've always been sort of "good" at abs stuff.  I normally can keep up well in classes or yoga when they throw in a few at the end, and I can normally hold planks for a while without too much practice.  That being said, I have never seen an actually defined "ab" on my stomach, and I have a feeling that this challenge will not finish with that result either!  I just hope to keep my muscles strong so I can have a strong delivery.

I've been in Toronto for the past few days, and we've had some action packed times already!

Day one, we arrived, and went downtown to meet some friends who were hanging out in a park.  We then headed to Fresh for supper.  I was happy with my meal, and also pleasantly surprised that the other 5 people liked theirs too, despite some of them not really being "healthy" eaters.

Day two, we were up pretty early and headed back downtown to watch the Jays game.  I squeezed in a quick coffee with another friend and his adorable puppy before the game and then I caught up with everyone else and we went to the Skydome Rogers Centre for some ball.

Way too cute
It was hot.  Like really hot.  I also was having some major discomfort in the baby area. These days I have felt like there just isn't enough room in me for the baby. I think it's growing pretty quickly and I'm not sure that my body is at the same speed.  When the baby turns, it hurts in the strangest way.  Anyway, I wasn't feeling super awesome, but once the sun went behind a cloud and the breeze picked up a little, I was much happier. The ball game itself was full of action.  Someone was arrested in the section beside us, another fan ran onto the field, and the pitcher got thrown out of the game after yelling at the umpire and throwing his coach out of the way (in order to yell more at the umpire).  It was pretty crazy.  After the game, we walked forever, stopped for some great and cheap sushi, and then walked forever again, finally got to the car and went home.  I was so flipping tired, I collapsed into bed.

Day three, we had a good old fashioned pool party, so we got some food, got some friends, and hung out on the deck and in the pool all day.  It was great.

Now, we head "up north" (wherever that is) to spend time at his parents cottage thing for the week.  I have no idea what we do there, but there will be water, so if it's too hot, I can just jump into the lake. 

One thing that I'm still not used to and not sure I ever will be is the attention I get from people because I'm pregnant.  Since I haven't seen any of these people since becoming pregnant, the attention is more prevalent than it is at home.  I don't really know how to deal with it and I'm sure I come off as snobby or distant.  I just get really uncomfortable when people coddle over me.  I'm trying not to be that way, but it's a little challenging.  I will continue to try so that I don't offend anyone, but it's not the easiest.  Oh well.

And I'm off!  Hoping to catch a little Tour de France before we leave!