'The List' & Some Technical Difficulties.

I've gone from being completely motivated to completing items off "The List", to slouching around in the afternoons feeling lazy. Such a change of heart in such a short time, it's a bit of a worry! I figured I'd refresh my memory about some of those items, and see what opportunities I'll have coming up in the coming weeks.

Exercising? Well, I've been fairly good, but I can say for certain it hasn't been done on 25 days this month. I've kept on blogging every day, which is to be expected. Yada Yada Yada. I don't shutup that easily. I'll be stalking Kirby again in a few weeks to see Snow Patrol in concert, so that's killing two birds with one stone. (Writing that expression just made me realise exactly how much I HATE that expression. Poor birds. Why would people want to kill them, anyway?)

Moving along . . . I did manage to save $2000 this month, which is fantastic. I was about ready to apply for my UK Visa, but Jase suggested leaving it another month, so I'll follow his advice and wait a little longer. I had a room clean-out a few weeks ago, and there's not really much else I can do until I'm closer to moving out, so there's another dead end. I'm going scale free until September 1st, so I have no idea what my weight is, but judging by the size of my belly from this angle? It hasn't changed a great deal. And I haven't really got any plans to head out anywhere, at least not until the next school holidays arrive.

In fact, about the only exciting thing I can think of involves a new friend of mine. Her name's Kelly, and we met through a weight loss blogging community a couple of months ago. My greatest achievement so far, has been convincing her to start her own wordpress blog, which you should all stop by and visit.

Kel has even started her own version of "The List" (also complete with speech marks) and is helping me out on one of my items: The dreaded colour pink. In case you're not aware, I'm not a fan of anything pink. I usually get looks of shock when I announce this, because apparently all blondes should be wearing pink, but I've just never liked it. I have precisely one pink item in my cupboard, and I certainly didn't buy it for myself. Kel has made it her mission to pinkify me, and is going to send me a little something in my favourite shade. The rules? I have to wear it out in public and take a photograph of myself while doing so. I'm excited (and a little nervous) about what she's got in store for me, and can't wait!

As for the technical part of this post, I've had a few people email me and let me know that they are having trouble seeing my blog being updated via Bloglines & Google Reader. I've recently registered my blog with Feedburner so if you are having any trouble, I would recommend removing my ramblings from your reader and re-adding it.

If you're wondering why your Readers are telling you that I've gone quiet all of a sudden, just remember: I'm the Aussie freak who posts every day. Chances are they've just gone crazy, as they tend to do sometimes. They're a wonderful invention, but can be very fickle wee things at times.

Since I know a few of you are addicted to coffee, make sure you pay a visit to the Oracle of Starbucks. I have to admit, he's pretty all-seeing and all-knowing, he got me down to a tee: "You don't go to Starbucks much; when you do you just tag along with other people since you have nothing better to do. You would like to order a Tazo Chai Crème but don't know how to pronounce it. Most people who drink Tall Caramel Macchiato are strippers." It's true. I really don't visit Starbucks much. And I am a stripper. What does the Oracle say about you?

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Nathan Pralle said...

Unfortunately, the Oracle sees me much like you; a stripper. In my college days, that wasn't too far off, but usually I assumed that sort of posture on weekends and under the affluence of a lot of inkohol.

Saving $2000 in a month....incredible. I can't even imagine saving $200, let alone $2000. You must have the will of glacier or you lack bills and live in a shack by the sea, eating ramen. Good work. :)

Erin said...

The Oracle called me Lame. I am deeply hurt and offended and will not be taking my lame self to Starbucks for my Grande Dulche de Leche anytime soon.

I also am not a fan of the color pink. I do have a pink shirt, and people always tell me it looks great on me, but I just can't get into it.

Britt said...

I am excited for this pink adventure. How fun!

And for the record, I haven't had any problems reading your blog on Google Reader. Perhaps I'm one of the lucky ones.

Marianne said...

My friend Nogy sent that Starbucks Oracle to me. Man, did it make fun of me. First I put in my Tall Soy Pumpkin Spice Latte. It called me a hypochondriac hippie. Then I put in a tall non-fat mocha and it was even worse. He's a cranky oracle. Pbbbbbbth.

Teacher A said...

Behold the Oracle's wisdom:

Personality type: Clueless

You don't go to Starbucks much; when you do you just tag along with other people since you have nothing better to do. You would like to order a Tazo Chai Crème but don't know how to pronounce it. Most people who drink tall hot chocolate are strippers.

Also drinks: Wine coolers
Can also be found at: The mall

Well, it's true. I don't go to Starbucks much, but that probably has more to do with not being a coffee drinker than anything else. :)

Sarah said...

Bring on the Pinkification!!! I'm a brunette and I love, love, love pink. I may actually have far too much, but hey, it's pink. I even have pink shoes, which are super fun to wear.

Watch Legally Blonde and you'll be a pink fan for life. I swear! :)

Lara said...

apparently my friends find me intolerable, and that's why they're "plotting to kill me."

who knew i was worth that much time and attention? assassination plots are a lot of work. :-P

kirby said...

the oracle called me fat. *sobs*

Zandria said...

It's okay to slouch. You still have some time. But holding yourself accountable on your blog should help -- at least it does with mine. That doesn't mean I always stay on track, though. I guess I'm planning to do a LOT of stuff near the end. :)

Julie said...

I'm totally high maintenence.


Maya said...

The Oracle said:

You pride yourself on being assertive and direct; everyone else thinks you're bossy and arrogant. You're constantly running your mouth about topics that only you would find interesting. Your capacity for wasting other people's time is limitless. Your friends find you intolerable, that's why they're plotting to kill you.
Also drinks: Water. Bottled, chilled, with four ice cubes, a twist of lemon, in a crystal glass.
Can also be found at: Trendy martini bars

I say: NONSENSE! I don't drink water! LOL - too funny, girl. My other orders made me: boring (English Breakfast tea) and a stoner (can't remember which one brought that , lol!

Audrey said...

I'm blonde, and I don't like pink either. The oracle told me the exact same thing that it told you. Even though I ordered a different drink.

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