Go Away Resolutions!

A while back I made a commitment to do 100 crunches a day, but that fell by the way side. I only kept it up for a month, however, it looks like the workout goals I’ve got set up for this year are working out. Of course this time around I’ve got more than a few reasons to stay in shape, but I wanted to get serious about my health this year.

To be honest I let myself go about 5 months ago eating whatever I wanted and lounging about. I admit that camping and doing some summer activities with Brian did help out, but I got lazy after that. After Christmas it was really rough, I mean I could feel my body turn in into a blob. So forget New Years’ Resolutions when I got back I decided to suit up every day at 4 pm and do a regular workout plan. I’m feeling better, looking better (I think) and I’m not getting off this workout anytime soon.

I plan on spending quality time in my two piece this Summer.

Scratch That Off the List

Well hello there. I got an urge to blog so we’ll see how long this stint lasts.

I don’t really have much energy to type out an awesome bucket list like some of my phenomenal friends, but I do have a rough idea in my head of what I’d like to do before I die. One of those things was going to the Olympics. I really didn’t think I’d still be up in Bellingham when they came around, nor did I think I would get off of my lazy butt and order tickets, but by golly I finally did it.

The whole reason I’m pretty much going (and the person I thank)  is because of my boyfriend, Brian. A while ago I asked him what types of sports he liked and when he came around to talk about hockey he made one distinction, that he favored Olympic hockey over regular games. What perfect timing! I made the purchase in September as an early Christmas present and next week we’ll get see Germany vs. Finland hockey up in Vancouver B.C.

As anyone can surmise, it’s pretty busy up there. We got to witness that when we went up there this weekend to pick up our tickets (I’ll have pictures of the tickets after the event, they’re safely sealed away).

I’m really excited to go and hope to have pictures posted when we return!

It’s our new dog!

Meet Ally!

Ally

Meeting the new Miller.

Minor Update

So, my ipod touch with fun memories of my Belize trip is misplaced. Nothing tragic, it’s been swallowed up in my apartment, and I haven’t had a chance to look for it. I am posting pictures from the trip slowly on my photo blog thischannelalwayschanges.wordpress.com, so feel free to check those out.

I think it’s time for me to find something inane to post about.

Happy Birthday Dad

My twin sister Shannon, dad, and mom.

My twin sister Shannon, dad, and mom.

I think I wrote my post for my mom on Mother’s day, but my dad’s birthday is in the same month as Father’s day. So, awesome, yeah.

So. My Dad. Is. Freaking. Awesome (gotta stop using that word). Thought I’d get that out of the way right now. I’m blessed to have parents that I consider to be great role models, authority figures and still regard them as best friends, too (as I said in my last post). My dad is a very logical, frank and straightforward person. That personality has not only opened my mind up to different political ideologies, even-sided conversations, it’s even saved me from making impulse buys (thank god) and a wealth of information I cannot begin to fathom. He’s also my tech buddy. I can talk to my sister about new phones, but I can talk to my dad about everything pertaining to technology. He’s the one that nudged me to start assembling my own computer (granted it was a few years ago, but I needed the nudge!). Let’s just say that our favorite outing is to Fry’s or some other electronic store and browsing the Best Buy/Fry’s/Circuit City (dead)/and other electronic ads on Sundays.

He’s also made sacrifices so that my family could live well. That is something I appreciate every day. Which is why I also try to get him to relax more often. That being said, his humor is the shit. I grew up hiding around the house with him to scare my mom (actually he still likes to do that). And for being such a tall guy he sure can sneak around a lot. And when he laughs it’s honest to goodness genuine and incredibly infectious. I’m laughing about it just thinking about it. He’s also an amazing cook. He knows how to build a sandwich and he’s like the MacGyver of cooking, TRUST me.

If you hang around me often enough you’ll hear some great stories I’ve had with him, because you’ll probably never know anyone else quite like him. And it would be an understatement to say we been through a few crazy things together.

So Happy Birthday Dad! I know you’re working (it’s Friday!), but I hope you have a chill weekend, because I know that’s excatly what you like to do. And thank you for being one of the best dads I could live with. Love you!

Monthly Music – Passion Pit

This week is E3 so, I really can’t do anything, but focus on video games. Here’s your monthly music. Recapping Belize should be back no later than Monday!

Passion Pit - Manners

These guys are the reason I like steering clear of music reviews and buzz about bands online. I love music and I had no idea Passion Pit was hyped into oblivion after their Chunk of Change EP. One my friends kept talking about them and I finally gave in and decided to give it a listen. Now, I can’t go a day without listening to the whole CD all the way through at least once. This album is summer, this album is fun. I can’t listen to ‘Little Secrets’ with out a huge grin on my face, ‘The Reeling’ is just an amazing song and the video is great and I’ve got future plans for ‘Swimming in the Flood’. I’ll admit the lead singer’s voice is high and can be shrill at times, but for me that’s a complement. I’ve got a thing for awkward voices. If you are looking for a great summer album, I can’t suggest better at the moment.

Manners – Download Here Listen Here

Day 1: Mexico!

I have all my photos back, so I’ll be posting my trip during the course of the next week or two (finally!). So I’m back bitches and ready to blog.

On April 23 I landed in Mexico for the first time in my life. Temperature wise it’s what I expected (just like the good old South). I met most of the Bevis clan (Lacy’s brother Arran his wife Allie and their daughter Sierra, along with Lacy’s sister Heather and her son Colin and Lacy’s mom). As soon as we packed up the van we sped out of Cancun, we’re not the get drunk on the beach type (at least not THAT type).

Our first night in Mexico. Flew into Cancun and promptly left for Playa Del Carmen. We got three rooms like this for a grand total of $90. Pretty sweet deal.

Our first night in Mexico. Flew into Cancun and promptly left for Playa Del Carmen. We got three rooms like this for a grand total of $90. Pretty sweet deal.

I recall a conversation that Lacy and I overheard while we were filling out our custom forms. “We’re just going to get drunk and lay on the beach. Why do we have to fill out these forms?”

I don’t know, foreign country much? I know Cancun is the spot for partying and such, but if that’s all you were really going to do why not just go Daytona Beach? At least you’d avoid those pesky forms. Anyway…

We had a bit of an adventure trying to find a hotel, but mission accomplished, we found a hotel for $30 a room (!!!). The humidity skyrocketed, but I love wandering around at night without the need for a jacket.

We wandered around until we found a restaurant still open, because by the time we had settled in it was almost 11 pm. It was a short night, but it was our first day.

Next post…Ruins, the best food and mysterious stranger on the beach…