Thursday, January 28, 2010

A NOT so Sunny morning in GA...

Oh. My. Gosh. I hate the Johns Creek police. I mean, I hate all police but especially the JCPD. Let me tell you a little something about the JCPD, the courthouse is located on the second floor of my office building. They're our "neighbors" if you will. My company has been the primary leaser on this building for many many years (we're talking 15-20+) and just within the last 2 years, as our company has gotten a little smaller, our landlord has decided to rent out the top floor of our building to a new tenant. The JCPD. Why? you ask. Well, the City of Johns Creek didn't used to be a city - it's a new incorporated city over the last 2 years and whadaya know, they need to create a police department that will be separate from Duluth, Lawrenceville and Sewanee. Because ya know, those three cities simply couldn't cover this unincorporated area. And heaven forbid the Gwinnett county and Fulton County police have to do their jobs too! I mean, this is exactly what this little area of suburbia needs, more cops. Because you know, Johns Creek is such a crime-ridden city, what with their country clubs and uppity neighborhoods. You know, we have GOT to do something about this whole "rolling through stop signs" business - it's simply out of control.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

it's been a minute or two since I've last posted

I know you all must be dying without an update on my life in the last week - sorry I've been so slack but work and working out have been quite the beeyatch over the last several days, leaving next to NO time for blogging. And perhaps I did have SOME time over the weekend to blog but, to be honest I have a method to my madness when it comes to not blogging at home. 1) I still have no router in my new apartment and only one of my roommates can get internet on her computer. I feel weird about blogging on a computer that's not mine, something just feels wrong about that. 2) I don't like to spend my time trying to think of fun stories to entertain you on the weekends, I'd rather be living those stories on the weekend so that I can blog about them during the week to avoid actual work.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I'm really doing it...

So over the last week I've come to find out via facebook (aka what I spend most of my time on) that I actually have a LOT of friends coming out of the woodworks who are running the ING half marathon (or the full marathon - kill me)! It's kind of exciting! And now that I've publicly stated it on my blog and on facebook, I can't not do it. I've just been struggling with the whole paying $80 thing. I know, I know, I could be using that $80 to help me get solvent by the end of this year but the way I look at it, this half marathon is a lifestyle change for me. Since I'm running on Saturdays and Sundays, I won't want to go out and get D-runk the night before because I know if I do then I won't be motivated to run the next day. And if I'm not going out as much then the money I would be spending out is actually not being spent and therefore, can go towards my $80 registration fee for the half-marathon! What's that you say? I'm a genius? Well, you said it :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

So I really want to run a half marathon but...

1) It's too damn cold to run outside, and
2) Every time I go to the gym the machines are taken.


So, I can't take full credit for writing about this topic today. I gotta give some love to my favorite blogger, 2 birds 1 blog. Meggles wrote about this a little bit yesterday (look for the part about ruffling her feathers and enjoy, she's hilarious).

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

He's just not that into you

Story of my life. And apparently every one of my single friends' lives as well. My roommie and I watched this gem of a movie on Sunday and at the end of it I was highly depressed. I alleviated my depression by watching parts of The Uninvited on HBO...holy shit. At least it took my mind off the terribly depressing feelings I was having before and replaced them with terror and a sudden urge to pee my pants. Don't worry, I controlled myself in case any of you were wondering. But for the last 2 days, I can't help but replay parts of that damn movie ("He's just not that into you") over again in my head. You see, I do this from time to time.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

That might be the most depressing letter I've ever read

So, I read the letter. I felt a little bit Ryan Atwood-esque circa 2004 in the OC when he steals a letter out of Marissa's locker, written by Oliver Trast, thinking that it's a love letter to Marissa...only to find out later that Oliver wrote it to his figment of Oliver's chemical imbalance,  imagination, girlfriend, Natalie Bishop. Only, I didn't read this letter out of jealousy, I read it out of pure curiousity. I was curious as to why someone is addressing me as "Bella McGinn" instead of "Bella McBlogger", and I was curious as to who could honestly remember me from my run-in-with-the-law that they would be sending me a letter from jail? Not because I'm not a memorable person. But because I literally did as little amount of talking as possible while I was there and because I was afraid to make eye contact with anyone. I'm still having nightmares about that place and the coke-whorish stories I heard while I was there.

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year's Resolutions...

Well, here we are, 2010. Holy mother of God. I cannot believe that a decade ago I was ringing in the millenium with my youth group at some big youth festival at the Georgia World Congress Center, worried that we were going to run out of clean water and that our computers were all going to crash and the world as we know it might end. My how things have changed. This time of year always gets me thinking about how the previous year played out and what things I should strive to do differently/better. And I figured that this blog might serve as a good way to keep me accountable for my resolutions this year. Because there are a lot of things that happened in 2009 that I don't want to repeat in 2010. Lots of lifestyle changes to be made. I don't want to be a sour sally or a negative nancy and say that I know I'm not going to keep all of these resolutions before I've even started them. I truly want to try! And, one thing I've found, when I did a WW blog 2 years ago, is that setting mini goals is the best way to keep a resolution going. So here goes: