Thursday, August 26, 2010

Workathon day 10


Because there's never a bad reason to put up a pic of Georgie. He's been so clingy to me lately. This probably has to do with the fact that I leave all day every day. When I'm home he's on me like flies on stink always trying to lie down in my lap. Good thing I love him to death. He will not have gone to the doggie park for over two weeks when I finish this friggin workathon I'm on. Only four more days and then I finally get one day off. And that I had to insist on. Since this work money was unplanned, it makes me itch to go somewhere. I don't know if you all know this but early September is an awesome time to travel to the Caribbean for super cheap. There are a couple of reasons for this. One, the kidlets are all back in school and two, it's the peak of hurricane season. Occupancy rates are low and thus are prices. For instance, there are quite a few all-inclusive one week deals for under $500. Seriously, it's almost more expensive to stay home. That all-inclusive price includes airfare, hotel, all meals and open bar. Though I would just love to take off for a week in the tropics, I think I'm going to play the adult and schedule the remaining dental work I've been putting off. It sure was more fun being immature.

Of course if I went on vacation (for the umpteenth time this year) I would blow the diet, so there's that too. I've lost three pounds so far, a paltry sum, except it doesn't seem so paltry when I pick up three packages of ground beef for perspective. Only ten more pounds to go to reach my goal. I hope to have that done by the holidays. I hate this feeling hungry all the time but I now see that it was the mindless snacking that was killing me. OMG a third of a cup of peanuts has over 300 calories! Haven't touched a chip or a nut or an olive in over a week.

Finally today a little funny. One of my students, when asked about how his weekend was, replied, "Oh I went to the cottage and played with my dick." I chimed right in, "Excuse me what?" He said, "My English Dick." By the look on my face he could see that I didn't understand so he clarified, "My English dictionary." It seems he thought we could abbreviate the cumbersome length of the word dictionary. I had to set him straight on that.  We howled with laughter of course.

9 comments:

Snooze said...

So good you set your student straight before he repeated that in public! Ah, language learning is so great.

Birdie said...

Hey, maybe you can begin a new trend in Quebeckian English! Shorten the hard words and create a new dialect.

Word ver: blech. Shoulda been for a poop post.

Jabacue said...

You better watch it...you may end up disappearing! You'll be very surprised how just cutting out/back those snacks and sugars will 'melt' off the weight. Eight months ago I did......lost 20 pounds (plus a lot of walking).
Poor Georgie! No walks.Must be a busy time for Serge too.
Jim

LSL said...

Back when I was going on vacations frequently, folks assumed it was because I was loaded. They don't understand the deals to be had, and how it can be almost more expensive to stay home at times! I would just find a great deal and go just about anywhere.

But you're right on about traveling being at odds with the diet. As is having visitors. I'm ruining my girlish figure (snort) with all these guests.

Thanks for the Georgie porn!

rox said...

I wouldn't go somewhere during tornado season even if it was free. I'm a spaz though, and I live in fear. LOL!

You should hold up three pounds of butter to compare your weight loss! Or be like Oprah and just haul it all in a wagon behind you...

anne marie in philly said...

"Oh I went to the cottage and played with my dick." - hope he was a hottie! LOL

PS - word is "reproper" - how do you reproper a proper noun?

Anonymous, too said...

"My English Dick" sounds like a late-night offering on Skinemax. If my British friends had been there, they would have laughed hard enough to wet themselves!

Of course Georgie misses you. But why can't you and Spouse take Georgie to the doggie park after you get home from work? You'd get to spend some time with both your handsome guys, some fresh air and exercise would help the weight loss, and all three of you would sleep well too!

. said...

Cute pictures of George...and funny statement from one of your students. Save some money and take another trip soon. I'm sure after this workload you will need some time off for sure!!

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't be a bargain if a hurricane blows you, back up north I mean. I still snicker when I hear a Private Investigator referred to as a Private Dick. My grandmother used to gather greens to eat from the lawn and referred to one of them as speckled dick. Ted