Saturday, May 13, 2017

Pep talk to myself

Early this year I set some pretty lofty goals for myself. One of those goals was to run the 3 main levels of Spartan races. Of course it wasn't enough to say "complete one spartan race" lol. I have to be extra. Not only that, you get a special medal for doing the 3 levels in one year. So what did I do? I went online and found races, marked my calendar, watched YouTube videos on the obstacles and of course kept on training.  I was fairly confident I could do these with no problem. I know I'm not where I need to be with pull-ups and monkey bars which is where my self doubt come to play. If you cant complete an obstacle you are penalized with 30 burpees for each obstacle. Naturally I started doing hella burpees. Fast forward to today. The whole reason for even writing this post. Today is the first race on my original "plan." I'm not there obviously, I'm at work. Instead of feeling disappointed that I didn't sign up I still feel motivated. I will get there. Just not today. I started to ask myself, "do I want to do the races and end up doing 200 burpees?" Hell no. I will get my upper body game up. I will have a chance at completing all the obstacles. I don't want to go in setting myself up for complete failure. Today's race is a stadium race and I'm sure I can get through that one with a reasonable amount of burpees. It just didn't work for my schedule. But guess what? That's OK. I will do another stadium sprint this year. I'm thinking November in Boston. Until then I will keep on training and running races and maybe even try a non stadium spartan race. This years life lesson seems to be to respect where you currently are. Be present. Stop rushing to the future and wanting to be where you're not. "Only you know whats advanced for you." I will get those pull-ups, I will get the monkey bars, and I will earn the trifecta. Maybe this year or maybe next year. Either way I don't want to limit myself based on the lofty goals I set for myself. Why set myself up for failure?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Let's Talk: Hair Products

Fav of all time!

I received some products by L'Oreal to try out- can we say happy dance? Who doesn't love to try new things out? They already make my favorite shampoo and conditioner of all time. 

Another fav

But I was just as excited to try their new line out. I tried the shampoo, conditioner and serum. This wont be a super long review. I loved the shampoo and conditioner. Even though the name says oil it does not leave your hair greasy or oily. I really like it and will keep using it in rotation with my favorite above. 

Now the serum...that was pretty disappointing. It left my hair a frizzy fluffy mess. I was not happy about the serum. I can't recommend that. But I do love this serum instead: 

Overall I would say if you like L'Oreal products go ahead and try this line out. Most drugstores rotate their sale products so keep an eye out for that. I would say pass on the hair serum/oil since that was the most disappointing of the bunch. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Let's Talk: Makeup and American Horror Story Hotel

It should be no surprise by now that I'm addicted to American Horror Story. Much of the world is. While I was home and walking past my makeup station I decided to play for a bit. This is what I came up with. I haven't decided how I feel about Lady Gaga as the Countess but I will say she looks great and her skin is pretty dang flawless. I will call my replication: Glampire Jazzy. LOL! 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Let's Talk Makeup: Zombies!

What do you do on a lazy Saturday? Your partner is tinkering in the garage. You are doing laundry. You already worked out and cleaned the house. You know what I did? I decided to play makeup. I was ready for a fall day. Ready for something pumpkin spice, colorful leaves and most of all mild weather. In my brain all of that translated to Halloween, specifically, zombies. So here I am transformed into a zombie. My first attempt this year (so far). I still have to work on a few things. Mainly use face paint instead of foundation. I used mostly eyeshadows from the Balm's Meet Matte Nude Palette. 
Click to buy on amazon

Ok, here is zombie Jazzy! 

I did not fully commit to zombie life. I did not paint the rest of my visible skin white. Or my ear for that matter. And do you think a zombie would be wearing a lace floral headband? 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Let's Talk Movies: 50 Shades vs. 9 1/2 Weeks

This won't be a super long post. I did see 50 Shades a second time. I enjoyed it sooo much more the second time around! I really noticed a few scenes that reminded me of Twilight! I love that. Jamie is growing on me. I think he has mastered the one arm shirt removal LOL!

You all might be reading one more post about 50 Shades since I'm planning to see yet again! I. CANT. WAIT.  

***UPDATE: I did not end up seeing it a third time. I started to write this post long ago but just go too busy. If you can believe it I do not own the DVD yet! Nor have I watched it at home either. 

My sister in law suggested that I watch 9 1/2 Weeks and see how it compares to 50 Shades. I think it was like the 50 Shades of the late 80's. Personally, I feel 9 1/2 weeks was raunchier than 50 Shades. How is that even possible? There is a red room of pain in 50 Shades for crying out loud! Well, it is possible folks. 

Mickey Rourke then (two thumbs up)

Mickey Rourke now...

9 1/2 weeks

Kim Basinger- Timeless beauty. She plays Elizabeth. Mickey Rourke- not so handsome now but boy he was pretty handsome in his younger years. He plays John. The plot: Kim has an affair with a man she barely knows. They have hot intimate times but this leads down a slippery slope. He is playing this game with her. I totally did not like the ending. I was mad at John (Mickey). There are a few follow up movies but it is with different women. Of course the movie was from 1986 so there are some dated things, like the music, the movie magic, the fashion. Here is why I think this movie is raunchier: the sex scenes! Yes, they only show her in the nude. That is nothing new. BUT.... all the heavy breathing, all the "passion" seemed a bit naughty. I was almost embarrassed watching this! 


50 Shades of Grey I wont go into extreme depth about 50 Shades since most of us have seen it and it is more recent. I also wrote a previous blog post on all my thoughts on the movie. I will say I think 50 Shadesis "sexier" than 9 1/2 weeks. 

Personally, I think Henry Cavill should have played Christian. He is perfect. Look at that he is superman and Mr. Grey! Can the combination get any better? 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Let's Talk: Random Thoughts on the Black Market and The Dark Web

I have just been enlightened! For years I have been joking and asking about the black market. What do they sell? How do you buy from there? How much do things cost? Is there a "store?" Do they sell kidneys? The librarian in me needed to know. I was once quoted saying "How can I answer reference questions without the internet?" Shockingly, I had never googled the black market or anything of the sort. Maybe I was too busy rereading or rewatching some of my favorite books & movies. While having a casual conversation in the office today about current news (which I rarely watch) about hackers sharing private information about websites that are intended for you to find someone to cheat on your spouse with I learned about the "Dark Web." Sounds like something out of Harry Potter if you ask me! 

By no means is this blog post: 
1. Supporting the dark web/black market/deep web or any other thing it may be called.
2. Claiming to know anything accurate about these things. I just did some research on the google and am sharing my opinions.
3. I'm really in the list mood lately, aren't I?

Back to the black market. 

Apparently, the black market is in the dark part of the interwebs. The part that is not cataloged or searchable when we use google or any other search engines. To access this you have to download things, tors? To buy things on there you have to use bitcoins. From what I gather that is some encrypted way of sending money directly to someone else without using a third party. Whew! OK. I have not ventured into the dark interwebs nor do I intend to. I have no desire to hire a hitman, buy drugs, sell drugs or watch some violent happenings.  Here is a chart from that sums this up much easier than I can explain. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Let's Talk Series: American Horror Story, Season 3, Coven

Well this post has been long in coming! Sometimes, I have the post all planned out in my brain but my fingers and laptop don't get the memo. I do love American Horror Story. I love everything about the show. I have rewatched Seasons 1 & 2 a few times. A long time ago I would never rewatch or reread anything. I felt like there were too many things out there for me to waste time rewatching or rereading something I have already experienced.  Lately, for the past few years, rewatching and rereading is some sort of sign. If I rewatch it means I love it. I'm not ready to let it go after the first experience. I don't want it to be over. Depending how deep my love runs for the particular thing depends how 
many times I will rewatch. OK, back to AHS. 
This post is not about the "logic" of my madness. 

So, American Horror Story, Coven. I did enjoy this season. I will go as far to say that even though I enjoyed it, it was my least favorite so far. Even though it wasn't about vampires, it reminded me a bit of True Blood. I also feel Coven was created more for women. I can't really see men being too into this season.  I'm sure many are, this is just my opinion.  There were some pretty good plot twists. I really was tired of Madison. She made me pretty frustrated.  

The trials the girls had to face to see who would be 
the next supreme reminded me of 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows a bit!

I still will give this season 5 stars. This show is a must watch if you like anything supernatural or a bit scary.