Today’s Soup: Mish Mash (and it’s piping hot)

I am horrified that I haven’t updated this blog since Sunday. I am also surprised that I haven’t been worried about it all week. But still horrified.

Teaching 7-8 assorted group fitness classes each week + riding my bike 25-40 miles per week on top of that is both extremely time consuming as well as physically and mentally exhausting. I have at least 6 more weeks of the class situation. I’m a hundred times more tired than I am now, just thinking about it. I’m getting sick of my music. I need to make some new spinning playlists. But I do like the increase in my paycheck.

Although I know that exercise is good and everyone should do it no matter what their size or genetic makeup because of the health benefits and blah blah blah, I find myself very jealous of the naturally slim women who don’t take the time to exercise, because they have all those hours to do other things.

Deanna brought me a box of Caramel Apple Sugar Babies to spin class last night. They are Hella-good. We had a few before class (yummy!) and the sugar high was responsible for my hyperactivity during at least the first 20 minutes of class.

My kids start school on the 25th. I am very happy about that. They are not “bothering” me and it’s been a nice summer, but I thrive on routine, sadly enough. I like the “get up at a set time, eat breakfast, go to school” routine for them AND for me.

I have not written nearly enough this summer. I’ve got to set some lofty goals for myself if I’m going to continue to teach classes at this pace.

Was THRILLED to connect with a high school friend on Facebook last night. Our last conversation was about 18 months ago and we chatted online for a few minutes yesterday. Back in the day, (1984) my group of friends was going to form a girl band called New Oktober, and of course, I was going to manage them. We planned on being the female (and American) Duran Duran. (EDITED: I was going to “manage” the band because I had absolutely NO musical talent.)

I need a gift idea for my BFF who is hitting the big 4-0 in October, one month ahead of me. Thank goodness this BFF doesn’t read my blog; leave your ideas in the comment section or e-mail me. (wait, WHY doesn’t this BFF read my blog? LOL)

Olympic commentators: do you think they are buzzkills in real life too? I do. “This just might be the best turkey Grandma has ever made for Thanksgiving! Oh, no it’s not…wait a minute. She didn’t add enough sage to the stuffing…that’s a 2-hug deduction…”

Gasoline is down to $3.89 here. Amazing that we talk like it’s a bargain.

I would rather poke my eyes out with a stick than go to work today. Okay, not really. That was a little dramatic.



  • Kat

    I feel you sista. Luckily there’s a public holiday here tomorrow. Ahhh the joys of a long weekend.

    And to think that I have asked you to correct my project with all the stuff on your plate. I have no clue where you get your energy from.

  • Melissa

    It’s all about the random today. And where in the heck are you getting gas for $3.89….I just paid $3.96 and thought I was getting a deal.

  • House of Jules

    I distinctly remember that red spiral notebook that had “NEW OKTOBER” written on it in those pointy letters. Or maybe it was a green spiral. Either way, you used to leave it in the bar room on that tile-topped cabinet next to the stereo.

    Which brings me to a question: Do you have all of our old K-I-D-S cassette tapes? I need to have those converted to CD. LMK.

  • Melisa

    Kat: Oh please! Editing what you sent me literally took less than five minutes, and I was not lying when I told you I’m happy to do it, anytime. Don’t be fooled by my complaining. I can very often make time for what I want to do. 🙂 Especially for an honorary relative.

    Melissa: Down here where I live! (and you know where it is…right near Dr. Hottie!) I can’t believe it either!

    Jewlie: Ha! I forgot about that notebook but could picture it instantly when I read your comment…and also can’t remember the color. Do you think because we both remember that it was EITHER red OR green that we are somehow either slightly colorblind…or have a fondness for Christmas?
    And re: K-I-D-S: I believe I have ONE…the one with the PB (poo bag) commercial. I’ll look in the closet and let you know. Good idea to have it converted. THAT IS *VERY* NECESSARY!! 🙂

  • House of Jules

    I’m pretty sure I gave you the one or two that I had before or after my time in NYC… so maybe you have more than one. LET ME KNOW, how fun would that be???

  • Melisa

    Jewlie, or should I call you by your K-I-D-S Radio name, JILL: I can tell you how freakin’ fun that would be:

    SO FUN!

    The kids and I listened to it a bit ago and it was hilarious.

    “I was born with my hands in the most unusual position…”

  • Qweenie

    $3.84 here for gas….

    The commentators suck and are slowly ruining the Olympics for me (them and the 4,000 commercials every 5-7 minutes)so I fully agree!!

  • Sarah Clapp

    Down the street from where I work, gas is down to $3.59! That’s the lowest I’ve seen it in a long time.

    I’m the heaviest one in the hood. All the woman around here are, no joke, size 2 and under. I work out 4 times a week, and wonder what I’m doing wrong. I too am a little jealous because I love to eat!!

    Great post, and glad to see you back! We’ve missed you!

  • Melisa

    Qweenie: Amen to too many commercials! There are some cute ones though.

    Sarah: $3.59? LUCKY!
    And re: lots of workouts and little perceived results…I’m with ya. We do have one thing though, and that’s FITNESS. So that’s a good thing. And thanks for missing me. Sweet!! xoxo

  • Michelle

    Did you by chance have another sugar baby before writing this post? 😉

    Kudos for finding the $3.89 gas. I saw $3.93 today… but when I head over to Algonquin tomorrow or Saturday, I’m sure it will be lower. Although Costco (LZ not LITH) DID have it for $3.87 the other day. You know, when I didn’t buy any.

  • Melisa

    Michelle: Ha! I only wish I had! Sugar Babies for breakfast? YUM! But I didn’t. I was just trying to birth this post before rushing to work. 🙂

  • Sue

    How are you doing it all, Melisa!? Your legs must look like Michael Phelps! That is a good thing in a strong way BTW.
    Off of Cape Cod, I got gas at BJs for 3.69 and did the happy dance. On cape it just got below 4. I guess the gas stations have to screw the tourists while they are here. I think I need a local’s discount!
    Once school starts, I think everyone in blog world will be back to their old tricks!

  • Dea

    BWAHA! Love the turkey analogy! I agree, the commentators for diving are the WORST. We watched the AA Women's Gymnastics last night, and those commentators weren't SO very bad – it was the JUDGES! >:(

    Color me green too….no fair on genetics as regards to waist size.

    And where oh where did you find 3.89??? JEALOUS!! 😀

  • Melisa

    Sue: Unfortunately, each one of my legs does look alot like Michael Phelps. ROFL! And as far as how I do it all, though I get tired and stressed, this is just how I live my life so I don’t really think it’s odd, amazing, or otherwise like many people who know me do…but sometimes I definitely wish I could slow down without feeling like there’s something else I need to get done!

    Momo: Thanks! I tried to be funny that time; guess it worked. 🙂

    Deanna: Right across the street from my subdivision! At the BP!