Friday, August 26, 2011

BYOC Bring Your Own Crazy!!!

Oh my goodness I totally missed that it was Friday - phew!!

BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy – 5 little questions you can copy and paste to your own blog in an effort to get to know your fellow bloggers better and to give your blogging brain a break.


1. What is your blog theme and how did you pick your blog name?

Well... I guess the theme is supposed to be about weight loss - but I'm not so big on being a one note wonder.  I've always thought the best, most interesting blogs talk about the person not just the journey - so like it or not that's what I throw out there.  The name was originally My Trek Down - and I created it before I had even really thought about getting a band - I think of weight loss as a journey; a trek if you will.  One not for the feint of heart - not a nice slow little walk down a flat, paved, path - but a trek - think Himalayas or some other such big 'ol climb - And thus "My Trek Down" was born.  Only I was stupid and I accidentally connected it to my family blog which I absolutely did not want to do - so as soon as I realized that I unconnected it - but of course My Trek Down was already taken (and yes now I know how I could have worked around that, but then I didn't - I did mention I was stupid - were you paying attention) so I changed the name to My Trek Downward - and ta-da... here we are.

2. Repeat question: I’m going to name a person not knowing anything about this person in your life or even if they exist and you need to try to describe them in five words/phrases.

Female neighbor two homes/doors down to the left

Oh how fun!!!!  Her name is Alicia
Wonderful mom
former high school math teacher
Sweet as hell
Absolutely wonderful
the perfect neighbor - can call her to help any time, for any thing!!

(if you remember the snake story where I had to get some poor neighbor to come and kill it for me - it was her husband - they are just about the best!!!)

3. Which do you hate more? Spiders or snakes. Elliptical or treadmill. Hannah Montana or Lindsay Lohan.

Snakes!  I don't really like either - but Jack HATES spiders with such a powerful vengeance that I have had to just deal with them since he was born and I guess I'm a teeny tiny bit desensitized now whereas snakes - I still squeal like a little girl.

Definitely the elliptical - but... I want one - I want to conquer it - because it pisses me off that I swear I can't last 5 minutes on one.  I hate when I look like a wimpy little girl.  (apparently I have a thing against little girls today - I was never one, so I'm entitled).

Oh definitely Hannah Montana.  I just think she's useless.  At least Lindsay Lohan has provided me with entertainment over the years.  Not to mention it was totally her in NY!!

4. Completely selfish question…I need a dress for Chicago…keep in mind I live in Podunk so the options of physically going into a vast array of stores is VERY limited. (thank God for the internet) When you need something fancy/a dress – what is your go to store and why?

Wait?  What?  We need a fancy dress for Chicago - oh good God.  Okay fine.

I have no idea where to get such a thing.  And how fancy are we talking??  Obviously, I'll be reading all the answers here and on Draz's, and everyone else's blogs to find out!!

5. Repeat question: How was your week in blog land and in real life?

Blog world has been good.  It's been slower which has been good for me as I've been first at the comic-con and now on vacation - so for me personally the pace is good - call me selfish!!

Real life has been good.  It started with the east coast earthquake which was kind of fun as far as those things go and is ending with a hurricane.  We're heading home from vacation tonight which is a couple of days early but where we are will be getting slammed tomorrow and it just makes sense to ride it out at home vs here.  We're an hour inland so there's no serious danger other than trees down and power outages - but nothing will be opened over the weekend so we're getting the hell out of dodge before we get stuck here.  Jackson is sick this morning (throwing up sick) which could have started in his head (worry about the hurricane, or the dog, or fear of roller coasters or.... you just never know) or body - so he and I stayed back in the apartment we're renting while Brad and Ted headed to Bu*sh G*ardens.  I'll get us all packed up while they're gone and Jack sleeps and we'll head home tonight about 12 hours-ish before the hurricane hits.

Hope all of you are well!!!  AND only 33 days left to Chicago - woo hoo!!!


Lap Band Gal said...

I can't wait to meet you in Chicago! :)

Joey said...

You don't have to wear a dress! :) Most of us wore cocktail dresses. If you look through the "memory lane" video you can see the sort of thing most ladies wore. But be comfortable and have fun! (I say be comfortable even though I'll be in 7 layers of Spanx) It's gonna be fun on a bun!

Ronnie said...

I think it's totes boring when all people do is taking about their losses for the week, and how much they exercise. I sometimes wonder who they're trying to fool. LOL

Cat said...

So sorry Jackson is sick. :(
It's never fun!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Babe - I only get to dress up big time once in a year - and that's at BOOBs - so I do it for the hell of it. It's not required and tons of people don't wear fancy dresses. Wear your bathrobe if you want. Okay maybe not but seriously - wear what you's all about YOU not what you wear. I didn't mean to imply that. xoxo

FitBy40 said...

My 5 year old is a lot like Jackson. She's a nervous Nellie! The week before school started she was waking up at 4:30 every morning, unable to sleep. It's so sad!
Hoping to meet up with you in Chicago!

Lynda said...

I wore black corduroy pants last year...and didn't feel out of place at all.