Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sabotage! and so much more...

Today started out like any other. Around 7am Pumpkin and I headed out for our 3 mile run. We got out of the neighborhood and about 1/4 of a mile into it when I noticed something coming towards us. It was a small black animal. We kept running thinking it would leave us alone, but then Pumpkin stopped to pee. The little animal caught up to us and it was....
a freaking Boston Terrier PUPPY!!!
Boston Terrier's are by far my most favorite breed of dogs judged on looks alone. I have no idea why, but I seriously have always wanted a Boston. It was probably 3-4 pounds, brindle black fur with little white paws, the cutest puppy EVER! It came over and got into a crouch like it was going to launch at Pumpkin and barked a tiny little sound. Pumpkin just kind of looked at it like... I'm on a run, go away...
So it had no collar but it had to be someone's puppy... I didn't know what to do! I thought about skipping my run and bringing it home, but I didn't know what I'd do with it at home. I decided Pumpkin and I would go on our run and if it was still there I'd take it home and email the apartment office but when we got back, he was gone.
I'm not going to lie, I was a little bummed about that! But seriously, if I could give up playing with and looking for the owner of a Boston puppy, I should get a medal.

So anyway, the run was good. I did the same loop but finished 2 minutes faster than the last time, so at least I'm getting quicker! Some people have asked, it's about 80 degrees when I run. I'm sure the humidity is 110% I think it takes me 2 hours to stop sweating... not fun!

So moving along, tomorrow I have an interview/meeting thing with an accounting placement/recruiting firm. I'm excited about the prospect of getting a job. The woman I spoke with said they're always looking to place staff accountants, so hopefully I'll get to be a little selective and choose the kind of place and location I want to work.
I'm not really nervous because it's more of a meeting and also now that we're here for good, I want to and need to be selective and not take the first job offered. I want to make sure it's something I really want.
I hope I have the patience to be selective, though!

There's been a lot of buzz about the movie Food, Inc. As much as I'd like to see it, I have a feeling I already know a good deal of the information presented in it, and I just can't watch the scenes where they show the bad things that happen to animals.
If you'd like to read a review, check our Angie's blog.
Like Angie, I try to focus on shopping at Farmer's Markets, but sometimes don't want to make extra trips. However I am going to try to make a habit of going there first. I also always buy organic when possible, and highly encourage the industry.
Many people (including myself) are discouraged from buying organic because of the cost difference. If you think about it from the business sense though, it's simply supply and demand. If everyone started buying organics, more farmers would produce organic goods and the cost would go down. So as much as it sucks to spend an extra $20 per week on organics, I do it because I feel like it's the right thing for the Earth and most importantly my body.

Lastly, I recieved a comment from Kristina of Stonyfield Farm. She said that my beloved Oikos is not in jeopardy of being discontinued (and sorry if I started some kind of rumor, I think my new grocery story store just doesn't sell lots of organic dairy because my milk is also expiring really fast). She also said that they're launching an Oikos muli-pack (yay!!!) and that their coupons are available to print monthly. So if you're a coupon shopper like me, you can print off your Stonyfield Farm coupons each month.
Thanks for the great information, Kristina!

Today's stats are....

Exericse - Run 3 miles and give up a Boston Terrier puppy

Eats - Breakfast - oats, raspberries, coffee

Lunch - yogurt with a peach, cucumber, carrots and zucchini a scapece, cherries

Dinner - vegetarian chili mac and cheese, vegetables

Dessert - Italian ice

And one final comment - Happy 29th Anniversary to my wonderful Mom and Dad! You are wonderful role models for JJ and I :) I love you! ....and sorry I'm a day late on that, your card is in the mail!


  1. i wish you mucho luck in the job hunt! moving is scary when nothing's lined up - boy do i know :)

  2. Jacksonville has the oldest Farmer's Market in the state.
    They always have GREAT stuff if you get there early enough and it's amazing how much stuff you come away with for so cheap. It's downtown so I don't know how far away from you it is. But it's worth it.

  3. I would have sooooo taken the puppy!
    Best of luck on the interview and glad to hear about the Oikos.
    Food Inc. is definitely worth seeing. I definitely feel the same way about buying organic, it can be expensive, but worth it to me.

  4. You have more willpower than me - I'd have brought home the puppy!

    Good luck on the interview lady!

  5. Good luck on the job hunt! Trying to find a job can be a full time job in a of itself.

    I'm with you on Food, Inc. I couldn't watch the parts where they do horrible things to animals.

  6. Good luck on your interview! Hope it goes as well as mine did!

  7. I think I'm close to you. My new office is at Baymeadows and Philips, and I'll be crashing at my mom's house until my hubby is able to move. She lives at I-295 and Old St Aug, and that's only 10 minutes from the office.

    E-mail me so we don't have to chat via comments!
    devon.stiles at gmail!

  8. You're blog has inspired me to get serious about weight loss. Over the 2008 year, I dropped 50 pounds. For various reasons, I stopped working out on a consistant basis--I gained back 20 pounds. It's funny how it takes a year to take it off, but only a few months to put it back on!

    I have gotten back into a basic schedule, but you have gotten me so pumped to get back into shape!

    Thank you so much---can't wait to follow your success :)

  9. I can't find Oikus either! I have several coupons and I've scoured the grocery store. I can't wait to try it.