Thursday Ramblings

Hi Everybody! Last night, I had planned on doing an awesome post about the self-proclaimed “fat kid” in Paranorman… but then I got tired and went to bed. So in short, you should see Paranorman, because the protagonist, Neil, is a fat kid who has confidence and chutzpah (and allergies! maybe another reason I loved him) and doesn’t apologize for his size. Not advocating childhood obesity or anything, but it was refreshing to see a fat kid character who knew he was fat, yet still loved himself despite his efforts to lose weight. How refreshing to see some diverse characters in a kid’s movie that have notable flaws, yet still have confidence and charm.

My Joan Holloway dress.

In other ramblings, my friend Amy is getting married on Sunday! Her wedding is going to be a kind of 1930’s glam, and I knew I wanted to get a new dress. I headed to Nordstrom’s Rack, and by some luck, found this awesome cocktail dress that was originally $225… marked down to $59! AND… it’s a size smaller than I usually wear. YAY! Those 11 pounds lost are starting to show (err.. not show?).  I’m pleased with what it does for my shape, and the ruching helps hide some unsightly pudge. Sorry for the dressing room photo – I’ll post a nice one when I’m all dolled up on Sunday 🙂 Yay for plus-size evening wear that works!

Crazy cat lady strikes again

Some of you know I’m now working fulltime from home. Unfortunately the new job I started just didn’t feel right for me, and I got a newer opportunity to direct social media for an awesome start up company based in San Francisco. I’m working from home and about once a month will work on site in SF… which works for me since my family all lives up there – and I get to work with my baby brother! Very cool. 🙂 Since I work from home that means… lots of cat pictures. And lots of yummy, healthy breakfasts, like this morning’s special k red berries with fresh sliced banana and ice cold milk. YUM!

One last thing for me to ramble about… my sister is a huge San Jose Sharks Fan, and recently took her San Jose Sharks sign to Niagara Falls! Her picture was chosen as one of the top 5 – and now we need to make sure it gets chosen as #1! Will you please visit this link and vote for April Lofgren, Niagara Falls?  Thanks for your help!!!

Ok, that’s all I got! I promise to try and think of a blog with more weight-lossy substance soon – but it’s been so crazy busy my mind is kind of just piece-mealing a bunch of things together 🙂 I hope you’re having a great week!

4 thoughts on “Thursday Ramblings

  1. OMG I love that dress! I had no idea stuff our size would be at Nordstrom Rack. I must make a trip there sometime now! Also, working from home will ALWAYS equal pet photos 🙂 But it’s nice too from a healthy living standpoint, you can heat things up nicely so you can eat fresher food (open reheats REAL food so much better IMHO) and even take a lunch hour to make a healthy lunch. Like, I just made scrambled egg whites with parmesan and green onions. I could never do that in an office!

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