Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Sound of Muzizzle, Twins, 30 x 5

Remember when Dena made me this button? It's because I love musicals so muchnot.

However, the following vid (at end of post) is for all of you card-carrying Broadway musical lovers, of which I am a mirror opposite, a card carrying protester of Broadway musicals. You must watch this all the way through for the full effect. (Eye roll.)


Speaking of mirror opposites, I read the other day that there's a longstanding well-respected hypothesis that most left-handers are surviving siblings of mirror-image twins. Apparently, in as many as one in 8 pregnancies, a twin is "reabsorbed" due to chromosomal or other abnormalities. I could not wait to forward this info to my eldest two children who are both lefties. The onslaught of replies between them and me was both hilarious and disturbing. Suffice it to say my son replied, a la Dwight Schrute: "This means, of course, that I have the strength of a grown man and a fetus."





So today we're out of the gate on the next two-week adventure.

Look, I know I'm not getting around to you faithfully. I admit it. But here's a thumbnail of why I can't, couched in the context of "yesterday."

  • Awoke only in time to get ready for work--without shower!
  • Worked. Computer down most of morning.
  • Picked up Kristin after school.
  • Dropped Kristin at home but did not get out of car. Drove to parental home.
  • Worked on Dad's computer. Note irony in that statement.
  • Failed at Dad's computer. Called Jorge to come after work to help.
  • Tried to help Mom decide between two pink dress suits. Laborious process. Finally, I put suits on, and WHAM she knew immediately which one she liked and which one she didn't. Slightly disturbing.
  • Took copious notes for Mom concerning her funeral plan preferences, re: clothing, casket lining, songs, readings. A fun time was had by all.
  • Came home, ate late dinner.
  • Checked your comments here. Became overwhelmed.
  • Wrote this post.

Technically, we didn't start the 30 x 5 yesterday; today is the first day of this two weeks. But yesterday I did deny myself some Jolly Ranchers and tons of unhealthy edibles in the cafe in the building where I work, where I'm free to go at any moment and purchase any food under the sun, with one stipulation: It must be unhealthy. AARGH!

I will also confess to you, and hope that it does not discourage you, that I was down 5 lbs and then put it ALL back on from Good Friday until today. DOUBLE ARGH!

But this is a new day, right? I'm going to do my best to get around to reading your progress. hang in there with me; I need you. Please be sure to encourage some others a long the way. Just a little "Hey there; I'm in this, too," helps a lot.

And now, to end on a ridiculously happy and sappy note, here is the musical vid:



35 comments:

CeeJay said...

Hello Linda,
I just read your comments on why lefties become lefties. My theory on it is how you place your infant in the crib. Out of three children, two are lefties. Both were, at the time it was acceptable, to lay your infants on their tummies. Two were placed so that their heads faced their left hands, and one was placed with her head facing her right hand. It was all in the way the crib fit in the baby's room. The 'eye-hand coordination' came into play here. The two left handed children were placed so that their little faces were directed saw only their left hands. The right hander of my children was placed so that her right hand was in line with her face.
So think about how your babies were placed. I have a feeling that you will come to the same conclusion I did.
Huggs, Cait

Renna said...

I just finished watching the Sound of Music vid on another blog. I loved it. I'm not a lover of musicals, per se, but I do love some musicals. As hokey as Mamma Mia was, and as pathetic as some of the singing was, I loved it, and could watch it over and over again. No doubt, I've now lost your respect. ;-)

I immediately sent my leftie daughter the Office vid, along with the leftie twin resorb quote. I'm sure we'll also have a rip-roaring hysterical discussion when next we speak.

Okay, I'm (begrudgingly) starting Phase 2 of 30x5-100 (I feel like I'm in algebra).

Becky said...

Yes! I'm with you! However today I did not deny myself anything but activity. I KNOW! That is not how its supposed to work... I'll hold you accountable but do the same for me :-0 (which you do by creating your lovely posts)

One of my favorite DS quotes, "I write in my journal to keep secrets from my computer."

I have two lefties (I think) Boohoo, I always wanted twins ;-)

mtnest423 said...

I'm in - just haven't had a chance to blog and attach the button yet! It will be a crazy busy week. But I'll keep moving and be too busy to eat so I think I'm safe!

Mrs. E said...

I'm with you. (I had trouble getting your page to load yesterday.) You crack me up. Your randomness made me smile today. (Oh, that and your mom having you try on suits and take funeral notes! Sorry. If someone else is doing it, I can see the humor of it!)

R.L.Scovens said...

Today is a new day!

Beverlydru said...

Your description of your time with your mother made me laugh hard... my Mom reviews her will, people to call and funeral arrangements with me regularly. I sorta listen... but HER mother is still going strong at 102 so I think this will all change again in the next 20 years. Oh, so practical. (My eyes are rolling now) I'm saying bye to the tune of "We're Off to see the Fit King, Most Wonderful fit King of all...". Smiles.

Mocha with Linda said...

Was the pink suit dilemma related to the funeral planning?!

LOVED the video at the end. It grieves me that you don't like musicals - one of our few differences. I almost mentioned your name when I posted the bit of lyrics from Oklahoma! yesterday...

Oh, and I have friends who are both right-handed and all 3 of their girls are lefties!

Susanne said...

Love me some Sound of Music! And I'm pretty sure I saw you and Jorge in that dancing crowd somewhere!

The new challenge starts today? Not yesterday? Oh Lid, I gave up my last 10 eggies for nothin' yesterday? ;v)

Jenny said...

Love the sound of music video. I am trying to upload my 30x5 for today, but the weather is awful and I think it is making my computer run slow.

Your day yesterday sounded like loads of fun;) We understand if you can't comment on all of our pages, there are a lot of us.

This is a new day and those 5 lbs will melt away by the end of this week I just know it:)

Lois Lane II said...

Ahh...I forgot about all the Easter food...and THAT'S how I gained 2 lbs this weekend. Grr...

I fwded your blog to my hubby for the second graf. He's a lefty. ;)

Brooke said...

45 minutes on the elliptical yesterday

45 minutes of total body (light weight training class) AND 30 minutes of jogging today.

H-Mama said...

What a list you had going there! Bless your heart!

I concur... Scale, Shmale! Today is a new day!

Melissa said...

Ok, I'm not doing the 30x5 with you but am cheering you on from afar!!! You crack me up everyday! How do you do it?!?

The Bug said...

I love the sound of music video! It made me cry - but mostly because of the wonderment of the folks watching the display. I like a little child-like wonder in the midst of my cynicism...

Chatty Kelly said...

Part of me is saying "Don't comment today Kelly, give Linda a break!" But the other half of me says - we thrive on comments. Linda needs a comment!

Sorry yesterday was a tough day. My dad has me over to his house regularly to plan his funeral. Oh yay, he & your mom should get together and party. What a trip.

Yesterday I walked 2 miles and abstained from Starbucks. (yes, I know it didn't start yesterday - you know I am an overachiever. I must exceed all expectations in order to be loved by all. *Sigh* I have issues, okay????) (are you laughing yet?)

Today, I did 1 hr Body & Soul class. I haven't abstained yet - and I'm taking my 5 yr old to a birthday party in 1 hr...were there will be cake. I hope it is vanilla so I can abstain. If it's chocolate - all bets are off.

Hoping today is better than yesterday.

annie's eyes said...

Well, I'm left handed and still have a twin sister, so I must not have eaten her! Just saw The Sound of Music Saturday evening, and found my future son-in-law had NEVER seen it. So I made him do karaoke Edelweiss with us...Smiles, Annette

Blissful Babe said...

You are so funny. I am so glad I found you.

I'm in this too. But I am being really horrible about posting about it. Too much other crap going on, as you well know. BAH.

I live for the day when I can post blissfully again! YAY!

{still smitten btw} ;P

xoxo

Mia said...

Ok, so I know I just blogged about the 27 (or maybe 40) pounds of half priced candy I just bought - but I say it's "incentive" hehehe. I HAVE also been getting in that 30 minutes a day somehow or other. This week I'm gonna reintroduce myself to my Wii... but if it calls me fat again, I can't promise anything...

skoots1mom said...

i so would be dancing with them...
i avoided my pumpkin muffins this morning and ate the RACHEL's small-curd cottage cheese with pears and mangosteen instead :)

Gonna have to be pushed down the stairs by "BeStill&Know" after lunch to get on the elliptical...sidenote: my head is still "clogged" and i'm full of cold meds...(shared a little TOO much on youth retreat and the germies jumped on board!)

sara said...

I am SO GLAD we didn't start till today! I did deny myself my favorite snack yesterday and ate carrots instead, but I did not exercise....I got a better offer and jumped on it...oh, is that exercise?

Dena said...

Ok let me start by saying I'm pretty sure I saw you dancing away in the bottom left corner of that video, and I even think I saw Jorge dip you at one point as well.

As far as the lefties...my son and I are both ambidextrous, but more dominantly left-handed. Doe that mean we absorbed a twin and maybe ate our triplet?

Rachel said...

Hang in there, Linda! It'll (maybe?) slow down. :)

Your time with your mother cracked me up!

Carol said...

The twin info is fascinating...and your conversation with your mom, too funny! Yup....she's practical alright! I hope the Easter lbs. melt off as quickly as they arrived!

Greg C said...

I started this morning but I still have to put mr linky on my blog. I will post it tonight or first thing in the morning. I did a mile run followed by some rapid crunches and some rowing. I did it.

Shawna said...

I LOVED that video. Can you believe it actually brought a little tear to my eye, just thinking of the joyful community of it all? Yes, I am premenstrual.

Yesterday, I denied myself an ice cream cone and a Dora the Explorer cookie smothered in the most delicious icing...but I did not eat either. The combo would have been well over 100 calories. But I did no formal exercise. I'll get on it tonight.

We celebrated our wedding anniversary today, so no way was I going to deny myself white chocolate strawberry cheesecake from Copeland's.

M & M said...

I think I flunked out the first day.

Smelling Coffee said...

Hi Linda~ I think your 30x5 challenge is great! I was doing something similar... until I stopped one day, and haven't started back! :-(

But I love the 100 calorie challenge - I can do that for sure! Thanks for the encouragement to better ourselves and our health... and for the freaky info on twins. ;-)

Blessings to you...

Teri~Facedown said...

I am a leftie and a twin. (Ummm my twin wasn't absorbed, he is alive.)

You know how I feel about musicals. A-hem.

30 x 5 update-good today.

PJ said...

Love the musical...and the lefty trivia!! I confess that I've not been doing the 30x5. I like that it starts again though. Maybe I will do better this time.

Brenda Leyland said...

When I woke up to a large dump of snow on this April morning, I almost said to myself, "Self, there's no way you can start your 2-week challenge today. You can't go for your 30-minute movement walk in THAT snow!"

But then I remembered, I'd have to 'fess up on your comment page that I missed the first day.

So... I am happy to report that the snow melted enough for me to walk in comfort for 30 MINUTES.... AND.... I declined to finish up the three thumb-size chocolate Lindt eggs languishing in their little nest from the weekend (must be worth at least 300 calories!)

So.... TA DAH.... I did it!

Carmen Gamble said...

Where do you find this stuff?! Hilarious! I wanted to jump in and join them!

Here's a useless bit of info...the end of the video..it says, "Wednesday...Searching for Maria"

PS: I'd read your posts if they took 30 seconds to load...

LuAnn said...

Lovin' my WI weather. 70's today!!! Iwalked to Phil's baseball game.

elizabeth said...

OK, I know I'm late to comment to say I'm in, but does it count that I still did my 30's? And...(why do I feel like I should be saying my dog ate my homework here???) I finally have a computer up and running and will be able to play in blog world again! Mercy I have missed y'all!!!

sandwiched said...

That video made me ridiculously, deliriously happy. I wish that happened in real life all the time.

Thanks!