Monthly Archives: October 2009

Still alive

Posted by Katie on October 25, 2009
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Dave and I have not vanished.  I could blame technical difficulties for my lack of blogging, but I won’t.


Have you ever seen “Man vs. Food” on the Travel Channel?  It’s this really disgusting cable show were the narrator travels around the country accepting challenges to eat mammoth quantities of food or food that is ungodly hot.  He gorges himself on 72 oz. steaks, 6 lb. burritos, habaneros dipped in jalapenos, and the like.  It is the exact opposite of Weight Watchers.  I can not explain my fascination with this show, except to say that maybe I am living all my high calorie meals vicariously through cable television. Or that I just really like crappy cable.

Anyhow, several weeks ago we went to one of the last Cubs games of the season.  They had no chance at the playoffs, and they lost the game anyway.  It was fun to hang out at Wrigley Field for the night, despite the freezing temps.

Before the Cubs game, however, Dave and I ate dinner at one of the restaurants that was featured on “Man vs. Food”.

Lucky’s specialty is the overstuffed sandwich, which includes coleslaw and fries…on the sandwich. The challenge is to eat three of these sandwiches in under an hour.  Only if you eat all three sandwiches in under thirty minutes, however, is your dinner free.  We were not there to accept the challenge, but it was fun to completely blow my Weight Watchers points on food made famous by crappy cable!

#86 – Done

Posted by Katie on October 25, 2009
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#86 – Hem a pair of pants.

Funny story. I actually completed this task for the first time over Memorial Day weekend…yeah, a while ago. Then I wore the pair of pants to work the next day. I always wear sneakers on my way to work, as I walk a mile to the train. I have a collection of heels in my office that I can change into.  So it wasn’t until I was looking at myself in the full-length mirror in the office bathroom that I remembered you’re supposed to measure the hem while wearing the shoes you will normally wear with the pants before you actually do all the work.

Elementary school taunts of “high-waters” came clearly to mind, and I wore my sneakers around the office the rest of the day.

I have since repaired the damage and hemmed a few other work pants as well, so I’m calling this exciting chore complete.