Halloween costume in progress. #sewing #crafting #handmade

  1. Camera: Nikon D70
  2. Aperture: f/13
  3. Exposure: 1/640th
  4. Focal Length: 80mm

This gorgeous building is next to Grand Central and is where my friend Mary Lou works.

Me and the Dr. Who owls are ready to go to LGA! Boarding in about 20 mins. (Taken with Instagram)

Not PRX.

I’m working at a great company, and I had an amazing opportunity come my way.

What’s the opportunity? 

Go to Manhattan for at least the next three weeks to work on a big project for an amazing company.

Why’s that notable? 

Well, you see, I grew up in a small town in northeast Texas, y’all. So here I am, living happily in the suburbs of the “big city” of Atlanta, and I am asked to go to New York for at least three weeks. 

Hells to the yes! When can I go?

Oh, I have to work over July 4th? Whatever, that’s totally fine with me!

You say it’s probably easier to just stay there over the weekends and not come home? Done.

I have to stay in a hotel and eat out for all that time? Done and done.

So this here little tumblr is to keep track of all the cool things that I get to do and see as a pseudo-resident of the biggest city in America. 

I’m a little scared and I am sure that I will get lost, but I have a map and some southern charm to help me get by. 

I’m not afraid of looking like a tourist. So watch out, Gotham, here I come! 

(And PRX is the airport code for the regional airport near my hometown of Paris, Texas. Whoo!)

Christmas Vacation!!! Hooray! (Taken with instagram)

In case you didn’t know, here’s what happens when you completely go off of plan and lose your damn mind for 6 months. 

You get to post that you have gained 36.6 pounds. 

I should not be surprised. I should, however, be very disappointed in myself. I am. 

But you know what they say (though who “they” are or why we should believe them, I don’t know, but anyway…) today’s the first day of the yadda yadda… 

So I’m starting over. Today. Now. That means that tomorrow is day one, since it’s bedtime here now. 

Here’s a photo to document the occasion: 

*okay, pretend that there’s a shitty photo here, I will try again tomorrow*

Here are the stats. 

Weight: 284.4

Total lost: 0

Change since last week: n/a

Thoughts: Gah! 


Tonight was weigh-in night at Weight Watchers.

Thankfully, for the first time in ages, I did pretty well.

Here are the stats for this week:

Weight: 247.8
Change this week:…

I’m baaaaack!!!

While I’m sure that you probably didn’t miss me, I know for a fact that I definitely missed making these Wednesday night posts.

So, ahem, with no further ado, here’s the hard data that you’ve been missing.

Weight: 251

Total Lost: 42.2lbs

Change from last post: +.4 lbs (change from last week: +2.6)


Well, I can’t be too surprised by this, as I’ve been completely checked out of the program for the last two months (as evidenced by my slacking in the updating department.)

As to what I plan to do about it?

Well, I figure that I will set a goal for each 24 hour period and do my best to fulfill that goal.

Tomorrow’s goal? Track every damn thing that I put in my mouth. Also? Go to spin class with the “drill seargant” Walter. (Who, as it turns out, is one of the nicest guys, but he’s a beast in spin class.)

Hopefully once I lather/rinse/repeat this goal (with workout variations) for a week, I will have something encouraging to post next week.

Also, I’m thinking about the Couch to 5k program, I mean, why not? I can bike, I can swim, what’s left? Running. Right?

So I will try to start that as soon as it stops raining long enough for me to do the first day without getting washed away.



  1. Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
  2. Aperture: f/4
  3. Exposure: 1/60th
  4. Focal Length: 28mm