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According to Nymeria, you can drink whatever you want :)

 

Beer Yoga sounds like a lot of fun and may actually get me to do more yoga...or as the 'dudes' are calling it, Broga! (even if there is no "bro" to it, I guess it makes me feel more...manly? to call it that  :playful: )

 

 

 

I'm thinking maybe 'fancy pop' (aka flavored sparkling water) yoga.  :)

 

...with vodka right? Kidding...maybe..

 

Wolf

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Apparently I followed but didn't comment! 

So...

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I like your goals, I think you've got an interesting mix of exercise/food/life goals going on!

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That cat's the best! Hai, guys!

And I'm feeling mostly better - hoping to feel even more better tomorrow so I can ruck! Taking it easy is killing me!

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Glad you are feeling better and that you could ease into the start of your classes. 

 

Wild dreams! Have you noticed whether the melatonin makes much difference in them? 

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@ShadowLion: I don't *think* so, but last night I took melatonin, too, and had another crazy night - this time featuring this guy I knew briefly in college (coworker's boyfriend) who it turns out was some sort of bizarre sex alien. Like weird things came out of his face and there was some sort of permanent bonding scenario (I blame the VF books I've been reading for that one). And somehow, all the mica in chunks of the sidewalk were meant to represent other aliens and their conquests. It was sort of sparkly and beautiful, and the relief map of NYC was amazing. I have no idea how we were viewing it from above the earth, though. 

 

And then there were a bunch of work-related stress mini dreams thrown in the mix. 

 

Yesterday, I got screeched at for doing my actual job (like I was told) instead of the soul-crushing crap I've been tasked with; was told through a third party that I was to only do soul-crushing work; and have yet to get a response to my 'screw that - products need to be added to the website and the prices need to be updated asap' email. And I came within inches of quitting. Plus, my DH was out of town for work, and he sucks over the phone. 

 

I need to wait until January to quit. I don't know if I can make it that long. 

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Wednesday Update: 

 

Still rested. Got a bunch of knitting done, watched a bunch of highly trashy tv, and snuggled the dog. No workout or yoga to speak of - it was torrential raining all day here, and I still felt kind of like crap. 

 

On that front, today is my second day of class and I'm rucking come hell or high water. I have my contacts in for the first time since Saturday, I'm going to war paint my face, load the ruck with a light 10 pounds (+laptop), and hit Target for my last Halloween costume item before heading into the city. I need to pick up a card for one of my besties, and I need to log some distance. Since people were eating in class, I plan on picking up some sort of something to snack on for dinner. I have pumpkin chocolate chili in the crock pot on simmer all day today so I'm less of a bad wife and the hubbs has something to eat so he won't have to get takeout again tonight, but I don't think I'm going to have time to eat any. Plus: recovering sick stomach isn't feeling 100% up to snuff yet. I'm kind of happy to be out of the soups I ordered from Hale & Hearty - the thought of another of those is making me queasy. 

 

Ooh. And I want to try and make it by a David's Tea so I can grab some pumpkin chai - if not today, this weekend. I've been doing my own little baby bulletproof tea in the mornings this week - just Earl Grey & a shot of full fat coconut milk - and it's been making a fine substitute for coffee and the breakfast I'd normally have but haven't wanted. 

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 I have pumpkin chocolate chili in the crock pot on simmer all day today so I'm less of a bad wife and the hubbs has something to eat so he won't have to get takeout again tonight, but I don't think I'm going to have time to eat any.

 

Aaaaaand....what the hell is that?? :)

 

Wolf

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A pumpkin (about 4? 6? cups cubed)

1 lb. ground beef

28 ounce can diced tomatoes

1/2 onion, sliced

2 stalks celery, sliced

Most of a bar of dark sea salt chocolate with almonds 

 

And as much as I cared to add of:

 

chili powder (4 Tbsp?)

cumin (1 Tbsp?)

oregano (2 tsp?)

basil (2 tsp?)

onion powder (2 Tbsp?)

garlic powder (2 Tbsp?)

chipotle powder (1 Tbsp?)

ghost chili flakes (a dusting)

Kosher salt (2 Tbsp? 3?)

 

It's all in the crock pot on high for 6 hours. Hopefully it turns out well. I should have measured ingredients so I can blog it if it does! 

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@ShadowLion: I don't *think* so, but last night I took melatonin, too, and had another crazy night - this time featuring this guy I knew briefly in college (coworker's boyfriend) who it turns out was some sort of bizarre sex alien. Like weird things came out of his face and there was some sort of permanent bonding scenario (I blame the VF books I've been reading for that one). And somehow, all the mica in chunks of the sidewalk were meant to represent other aliens and their conquests. It was sort of sparkly and beautiful, and the relief map of NYC was amazing. I have no idea how we were viewing it from above the earth, though. 

 

And then there were a bunch of work-related stress mini dreams thrown in the mix. 

 

Yesterday, I got screeched at for doing my actual job (like I was told) instead of the soul-crushing crap I've been tasked with; was told through a third party that I was to only do soul-crushing work; and have yet to get a response to my 'screw that - products need to be added to the website and the prices need to be updated asap' email. And I came within inches of quitting. Plus, my DH was out of town for work, and he sucks over the phone. 

 

I need to wait until January to quit. I don't know if I can make it that long. 

You totally can make it. You are the awesome Darkfoxx. Cover your soul in the badges you have made and you can take anything.

 

Unless of course you find a way where you don't have to wait until January, in which case F that noise.

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Lol. I'm being a touch pro-active on that front, and plan to continue to put forth as much effort as I have the energy for. If the situation gets dire, Internet ass kicking may be required. 

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Thursday Update

 

Another night: more crazy dreams. 

 

This time, I was a heavyset blonde woman with lots of curls ands two new twins who had won this champagne 90s Toyota Corolla at a casino a month or so before. Right after winning the car, I gave birth in it in the parking lot - with my chubby, balding husband attending. We were at the casino to be interviewed for a human interest piece - I won the car, in part, because I was hit with an errant bullet at the same casino like a year before. 

 

So, we get to the casino, park, get the girls out of the car, and a shootout erupts. The Armenian mob is fighting the Russians. My husband is killed - the twin he's holding is not. I dive for the car, dive over the two girls to cover them, and look up - to see the same guy that shot at me before. He has weirdly lush and red lips for a dude. 

 

I get out of the car after the shooting, check to make sure the girls are ok, and wander off looking for the dude - and find a wall in a garden area with a black painted door containing tons of crossed-out chalk messages in brightly colored sidewalk chalk. Apparently, that dude was some sort of mob lookout and this was his perch area where he left notes to the other mobsters. 

 

And then I woke up. 

 

I took melatonin again last night just to see if I could have more weird dreams, and it delivered. I'll try no melatonin tonight to see what happens. 

 

Interesting side note: 

 

Tuesday night's sleep (weird shark and fire bug dreams - flipping through dreams): 8h 59m; 7m awake; 4h 26m light; 4h 33m deep

Wednesday night's sleep (weird sex alien - 1-2 central dreams): 8h 28m; 0m awake; 3h 9m light; 5h 19m deep

Thursday night's sleep (twins shootout - single dream): 8h 32m; 0m awake; 3h 12m light; 5h 20m deep

 

And in other news, my DH was called yesterday with an unsolicited and random job offer. Not in Qatar (though this would not rule that out - and no information is still available there). This job, should he take it, would most likely re-locate us to around DC after my classes and our lease is up. We haven't hashed out all the pros and cons yet - or decided on whether he'd take it - but that's hella random for a Thursday morning. I guess it pays to be a great worker in a small, incestuous industry? Who knows. He has the crappy task of telling his boss what happened today. Crappy, because he's not terribly unhappy - and if he leaves, the company is screwed in this area. 

 

Everyone left me alone from my work yesterday (which is how it usually goes - they push, I get pissed and yell, they back off for a day or two). I continued to do the work I wanted to do/really needs to be done. 

 

Class was good - we started on CSS - and I have homework to do over the weekend. I'm building a simple CV site. 

 

Food was a little better - I ate real lunch with meat and squash. I made pumpkin chocolate chili, but no one ate it -- I didn't have time; the DH "needed" Indian. I ended up snacking for dinner on a Simple Square and an ounce or so of beef jerky during class. Went to bed a little hungry. 

 

And I rucked! It was a baby ruck, and it hurt, but I got back at it! I'd say it felt great to be under weight, but it hurt. 

 

EDIT

 

Subway Art Vid

 

Ruck Vid

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Your dreams make me laugh. :pirate:  :panda:  :triumphant:  :watermelon: Yeah for eating some real food, unsolicited job offers, homework (!?!?) and baby rucking!  

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Crazy crazy crazy dream...and crazy you remember so much! Gl to your hubby...not that he seems to really need it ;) clearly he has to kick ass just to keep up with you!

Yay more rucking!

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Lols. I'm such a nerd. I'm totally excited about homework, but worried about getting too bogged down in the minutia and spending 8989393 hours making it bigger and better. We are encouraged to learn how to see answers on our own, and I we did something similar in the course pre-work, so I think there's a bunch of tweaking I'll be doing to this basic little site. I need to remember to *not* freak out about having perfect images or the right images - I definitely do not need to spend a ton of hours creating something in Photoshop. That's not the challenge. 

 

Having said that, you can bet your ass I'll be scouring my hard drive for either the best NYC representation or some macro photography to drop into this bitch. Plus: I need a better head shot. I suck at still selfies. I also have a husband and a "real" camera. So, that might have to happen. 

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Between crazy dreams, work drama and job offers... I'd be a little worked up right now if I were you!

Is DC tempting to you? Obviously you've got a lot to talk about, but what's your initial impression?

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I knoowwww... whatisgoingonwithmylife?! 

 

This new thing doesn't seem real. It seems real to the DH - poor guy stayed up all night stressing out over it. 

 

Yeah? We still have zero idea whether overseas is a thing or not, and won't know for months - the DH contacted his guy, and his guy said he had zero info but to take the job if he wanted - that wouldn't affect anything with the other position, should one open up. 

 

DC, man. We love Brooklyn. And the guy said he'd be willing to keep us in NYC -- but he would prefer somewhere in Maryland just out of DC.

 

I'm not doing anything to screw up class, so moving right now is out. And, we're not getting charged to break our lease, so if they want us out of here in January when class is over that's fine - they'll have to pay to break the lease.

 

I did 5 minutes of research, and it looks like outside of DC is only *mostly* the suburban sprawl hell intermixed with high crime that I thought it was. There are a few smaller commuter towns that may(?) feel more urban. Or maybe i can trick them into letting us live butted right up against DC. DC traffic is terrible. 

 

And, this job would necessitate at least him buying a car because it doesn't come with a work vehicle. It comes with an allowance which should pretty much cover the cost - but not a car. And then we'd have to pay for insurance, so that sucks. 

 

And, I may also need a car -- which I definitely do not want. I *think* there is an area or two we could live that's urban enough and close enough to trains that I could get away with no car. DC's metro system and feeder train system is great. 

 

It's more money, which is nice - but the company is settling from a major shake-up. It's huge, maybe they got bought?, it had a crappy reputation, but now they're really trying to do great things to support their guys (including having a copy of each type of machine they service in a central office so they can trouble shoot problems - this sounds invaluable + dedicated support lines, so maybe the guys don't have to go through the manufacturers' help centers). This all sounds good. He'd also be making time and a half for overtime and weekend work, and would get his vacation days bumped up by a week. All that's good. 

 

And, this is a national company - that currently also has an opening in Seattle -- somewhere else we've also wanted to live. 

 

But ... it's unexpected. And won't get us out of winter. Neither will sticking here. 

 

I love Brooklyn. 

 

He loves Brooklyn. 

 

We both know Brooklyn wasn't going to be forever, and it will always be here. 

 

He'd be starting this new job in 20 days - so we'd have like zero time to get him a car, insurance, etc. 

 

Why does everyone insist on moving us in the winter? Why can't we move in early summer? I have SO MANY THINGS LEFT I WANT TO DO. 

 

But ....... ADVENTURE. 

 

On the possible heels of MORE ADVENTURE.

 

It's a damn good thing I'm minimizing, isn't it? 

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