Thursday, November 29, 2007



miles walked: 5.45

Disney food Expense: $78.33 (that's just dinner)


miles walked: 8.75

Disney food Expense: $16.15 (breakfast)
$22.94 (lunch)
$75.13 (dinner)

Mistakes Number One And Two

So when I was at Target the other day I happened upon a display of these babies...
Yes... Pepperidge Farm Ginger man and Chessmen (although they call them Holiday Butter Cookies) minis. Well you should know that Mr & Mrs F love Pepperidge Farm Ginger Man cookies... LOVE them. And I just couldn't resist the double whammy of both Holiday and Mini marketing. So we walked out of there with both varieties. The problem is I cannot control myself. And as you all know portion control is my strong suit. They are so tiny and so mother fucking delicious that before you know you have had twenty of them. So lesson learned.. when buying mini cookies at Target steer your cart on over to the Ziploc section and get yourself some little snack bags to measure these out in... otherwise you are in for a whole heap of trouble.
Kid F and Mrs F mid chew!
Mrs F indulges in yet another... Kid F gives her fist of approval.

I will also take this time to fill you in on this little Mrs Furious fact:
My Dad's parents (who are 96 and 94 years old) have their refrigerator crisper drawer (yes the one you should have filled with vegetables) entirely filled with Pepperidge Farm cookies... all those white bags stacked one on top of each other. I am completely serious. I have no idea why they refrigerate them... it's not like they go bad.. and at the rate they eat them what would be the point? Now you know why Mrs F has such a sweet tooth. And who said you need to have a well rounded diet? Their diet consists of about 65% cookies and they are doing just fine!

How Crazy Am I?!?!

Okay this will be brief.

Number 1... our hotel is freaking fantastic! We've been to WDW a number of times and by FAR Animal Kingdom Lodge is the coolest. Kid and I spent about 2 hours watching animals in the savanna that comes right up to the hotel! Totally Badass... and you should all know that Mrs F is NOT easily impressed. I'll be more thorough later on.

Number 2... as great as it is there is NO free WiFi... bastards!

Number 3.... I pre-wrote some posts from home (Yes I am a total nerd... and FYI one is of questionable taste) so I will intersperse those when I don't have time to write.

Number 4... I will do my best to return everyone's comments, but if I miss you I am sorry. I kind of owe it to Mr F to be as fast as possible ;)

Okay I'm off to go have fun.

And don't worry I've been documenting the room so I can do my organizational post when we come back for nap...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

We're Going To Disney World

(above pics courtesy of our July '07 visit)

That's right. I'm taking you all with me. If you think the Furious shenanigans are entertaining now... just wait to see what "vacation mode" brings.

We are going to be gone for 7 days. That is long enough to actually do some damage so here are my vacation weight maintenance strategies:

I have a pedometer (thank you Angie) that I will be wearing to keep track of how many miles I put in everyday.
Today was a reasonable normal low activity day for me and I walked 3.00 miles so far just doing stuff around the house. I usually workout for 3.5 miles 4 times a week or so. So I'm going to track that and make sure I'm putting in as much while I'm there (how could I not?) as I do here.

I will not have any soda (the last soda I had was at Disney in July.. go me!) I will drink water, iced tea, and coffee.

I am going to keep my food diary going.

I've brought my Kashi Go Lean bars with me so I won't be tempted to eat unhealthy snacks. (well.. I'll be tempted)

Disney has really big portions so I am going to split my meals with Kid and/or order kid's meals for myself when possible. Buffets?.. yeah that is going to be a little harder.. I'm just going to try and keep to one plate.

I am also going to try and remember, every morning when I see them waiting for me, that a muffin has 500 calories in even Disney World.

I should note that in the past if Mr F had even thought of bringing a computer on our vacations I would have divorced him. Lucky for all of you I make the rules.... and they don't apply to me!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Guess What...

It didn't come!

So here are the choices...

In theory I like this one.. don't love the color... and as you can see in the last shot it causes a slight muffin top...

This one is a little forgiving in a "maternity" sort of way. I actually don't like the way it ends up clinging to my tummy when it is wet...
This one is best on the tummy... but...ummm... shows a little too much butt cheek..

So Close And Yet So Far Away

So here is where my new bathing suit is right now....

Date Time Description Location
November 27, 2007 10:29 AM Electronic Shipping Info Received ANN ARBOR, MI *
November 27, 2007 5:00 AM Sortation Center Departure BELLEVILLE, MI
November 22, 2007 3:21 PM Sortation Center Arrival BELLEVILLE, MI
November 22, 2007 11:49 AM Sortation Center Departure GROVE CITY, OH
November 22, 2007 7:33 AM Sortation Center Departure MARTINSBURG, WV
November 21, 2007 6:27 PM Sortation Center Arrival GROVE CITY, OH
November 21, 2007 12:00 AM Pickup GROVE CITY, OH

What are the chances that I actually receive it before we leave tomorrow?

Monday, November 26, 2007


Remember when I posted about how messy the girls were?... only to have it turn out to be the ONE day that they didn't do this to the house....

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Even More About Me Meme

Sometime last week Bi0nicw0man tagged me for another meme. Now you all know I love to go on and on about good old me so of course I'm going to comply with her kind request. I might even tag people at the end of it. But I do think it needs to be said that although I don't mind being tagged I do hate tagging... so if the actual "chain" aspect of these things is important to you then you might want to think twice before you tag me. I'm just sayin'...

Here goes...

Things you might not know about me:

1. I was... at 15 years old... a Charter Subscriber to Martha Stewart Living Magazine ... explains a lot now doesn't it?

2. My parents were married at 19 and separated by 26... they have both been married three times. My Father moved out of state when I was 12. My Mother kicked out my step-father of 11 years while I was on vacation and I never saw him again... he had been my primary caregiver... so you can see that it is completely understandable that I might have some control issues.

3. I went to NYU for both undergraduate and graduate school. When I was there Christy Turlington was also going there. She was taking a class with one of my best friends. One day at dinner some friends were asking him what she wore to class and he said "umm.. lets just say not what "Mrs F" was wearing today". I was of course wearing a pair of jeans (made for a very short fat man) and an oversized black tee shirt that said "Out Of Control" in crazy 80's neon green writing... both of which I had gotten back in Detroit at Value Village.

4. During the summer that I was 20 I went to live in Palo Alto, CA and worked the Bay Area farmer's markets for a crazy Greek family. They were completely out of control and manipulative. I worked from 6 AM to 11 PM EVERYday for $50 a day. I would do a market by myself.. meaning load up all the vegetables (including 60 lb boxes of potatoes and onions) and tents and tables on a flatbed pickup, put in the big metal rails to enclose the flat bed, drive this rickety old jalopy (often with no rearview mirrors) for up to an hour and then set everything up myself. It was no freaking joke! I was in the best shape of my life. I really enjoyed having such a physical literally pushed me to the brink of what I was capable of doing. By the end of the summer I had some serious guns and was a goddamn BADASS!

5. Mr F and I met in dog training class back in Park Slope, Brooklyn. He thought I was 17 and training the family pet... I thought he was my age.. we were both 8 years off. In fact unbeknownst to me at the time I was the one who convinced him to finally end his "going nowhere" 4 year long relationship with my insightful words of wisdom.. "If you don't know by now if you want to live with her then you probably don't." (Now everyone should note that people always tell me the personal details of their lives... we didn't know each other outside of class at all... so I really wasn't fishing for anything I was just calling it like I see it) A few weeks later I ran into him totally assuming he would have moved in with her after all... only to find out they had broken up. We had our first date that night and saw each other EVERY day there after. Our common love of Dr Pepper and my overall weirdness bringing us together.
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