“Soon after, the two were swept up into each other’s lives, becoming clandestine lovers, sneaking off together into the woods of a chateau owned by Jeanne-Claude’s family. Their first kiss was so passionate that Christo broke a tooth.”—Christo Without Jeanne-Claude
I think I need to get a job in a restaurant. I’m not really wild about this idea but I need to be making more money. (Also I realized that I spend all of my time with either my parents or children under 11 and frankly, it’s bringing me down.)
Problem: I’ve never worked in a restaurant and every place wants someone with experience.
Solution: Lie. Pretend I had a job somewhere in New York.
Potential Problem with the Solution: I hate lying. I am, in fact, a pretty bad liar.
Anyone have any advice for getting a restaurant job? or want to be the pretend manager I list as a fake reference?
In a futuristic world reeling from a Dark Infinite Civil Crisis, Galactic Girl leads the charge in bringing peace and order to the Cosmos. She’s the best at what she does with a booty that just don’t quit. Under the command of General Fu Fu, Galactic Girl journeys to the planet of Starbaria with her compatriot Pixel and new recruit Moxie-5 to capture the leader of the Savage Starbarians. Unexpected obstacles lead Team Galactic Girl on a wild ride. Come see Galactic Girl in: Attack of the Starbarians, a Sci Fi adventure jammed packed with hot girls, great fights, dances breaks, laughter and so much more.
New Yorkers! This is my friend Jon, the writer/director/producer of Galactic Girl in: Attack of the Starbarians! Galactic Girl is part of the first ever Comic Book Theater Festival that happens later this spring and you should be there.
“Like I said, when I’m running, I feel and look like I’m dying. People will pass my treadmill, look at the stats, and judge. so. hard. Yes, I’m dying at the second kilometer. Yes, I’m sweaty and gross. Yes, I’m only going 8.5K per hour. You, however, aren’t even breaking a sweat! You are here with your full face of make-up, your tight V-neck with some ‘tasteful’ chest hair peaking out, your styled hair and your vanity, doing all of 15 minutes of you-can’t-even-call-it-cardio, making sure nothing gets mussed or icky. Step the fuck off, I am WORKING here.”—
(I understand that in the context of the C25K program, as well as others, “jogging” means an easy run. I was thinking of the way we qualify, and let others qualify, our running as “just jogging” because it is not fast/far/”good” enough to be running. That’s bullshit.)
Nice! Sounds right up my alley. I, too, struggle past the two-minute mark these days. There was a time when I easily run 3 or 4 miles, but that was looooong ago. Do you have a specific program?
Yup. I jumped in last week at week 3 and was a good girl and stuck to the schedule. Previously I’d try to move ahead to soon and fail, or I’d only run twice instead of three times, or I’d try to do too much altogether. Not this time! I will stick to my three C25K runs and no other running is allowed. Cycling, elliptical, rowing, yes. But no other running.
Having a schedule and sticking to it is probably the most important thing (says the girl who ditched her run yesterday (I had to do taxes! (and go to New York to see a play…))). Cross-training is a great way to build up your endurance on off-run days, but make sure you have at least one rest day in the week. And that you actually use it to rest.
Also, if one is available to you, try going for a run with someone who you think is more fit/athletic than you (but someone you don’t feel pressured/judged/easily annoyed by). This is how I started running over the summer. It motivates you to push a little harder than you would on your own and it’s a great way to hold yourself accountable for actually doing your runs.
Further, and possibly most important: I believe in the power of positive thinking and of not selling yourself short. You can run. You are running. Therefore, you are a runner. I’ve come to think of “jogging” as almost a pejorative term… another way to qualify or belittle what I’m doing. Think about it. What is the magical difference between jogging and running? Speed? I run 10-minute miles. To the woman who finished the half in an hour and 20 minutes, I’m crawling… but to me? I’m flying. Distance? Some of the best runners in the world only run one mile. Effort? Hang on. You think because I’m not fast and not going far that I’m not putting any EFFORT into this run? Take a bath in my sweat, dickwad.
This time of year makes me think of when I used to live in the YMCA on East 47th Street. It was a Saturday and I was in tech for a show at school, but I had gone back to my room for a nap because I wasn’t needed for a couple hours. When I was trying to sleep I kept hearing all these sirens and wondered why New York was holding the St. Patty’s day parade when it was the 15th and St. Patty’s day wasn’t until Monday.
Then I got back to school and learned a crane had crashed into a building four blocks from me, killing seven people.
1. Cook bacon over medium heat, turning once, until just cooked (will continue to do so in oven). Set aside on paper towel to drain and dry
2. Grease 8 jumbo muffin cups, place one biscuit in each cup, pressing dough 3/4 up the sides (making a little hollow/divot in the middle)
3. Place 1 (or two) slices of bacon across the biscuit and crack and egg into the hollow. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, parsley, whatever you like.
4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until whites are set. Run a knife along the sides to loosen and sprinkle some cheese (cheddar, parmesan, all of them) on top of each. Serve immediately
These babies are super delicious and really easy to make. You can refrigerate them for about two days. Nuke them for a minute and the yolks will still be soft. They also freeze well—wrap individually in foil—take them out of the freezer to thaw for a little while before nuking for a minute and a halfish.
(The recipe is basically this but better because there’s cheese)
I forgot that a guy I know from high school who is in the US Navy is stationed in Japan.
Thankfully, he and the other members of the U.S. 7th Fleet are all accounted for.
They are posting daily updates on their Facebook page (linked above):
The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group flew 29 sorties today for Humanitarian Aid lift ashore, delivering 17 tons of supplies including food, water and blankets. A total of 25 tons has been delivered to date, providing assistance to 2000 people. Aircraft also conducted 3 sorties for coastal search and rescue today.