All posts for the month May, 2014

Building Rome….AROO AROO AROO

Published May 28, 2014 by Tritrigirl

I can get away with that, because I’m a SPARTAN.  Anyway…


I was reading and thinking (deadly combination at times) and came across this post, which then referenced THIS post and I thought, what the hell.  I’ll join in the fun.

So Green Embers proposed this:

How to participate!

  1. Make a post with your goals for the week and how well you did with the previous weeks goals!
  2. Link back to this page!  (Yes, I linked twice so what?)
  3. Visit other people who have linked or commented and cheer them on!

If you don’t have any ideas for a goal for this week, make a goal with the weekly theme in mind.

Take one of your previous goals and push yourself a little harder than you normally would!

Goal Advice:

  • Keep it simple and direct. Example: I will walk for 30 minutes 3 days this week.
  • If you didn’t accomplish your goal from the previous week, keep the same goal but find ways to make it more achievable but still pushing yourself. For example, if you your goal was to read 400 pages but you only read 200 pages, then make the next goal 300 pages.
  • Make your weekly goals directed to a larger overall goal.
  • Dream big!
  • Remember there is no one right way to accomplish a task, part of the fun is finding a way that works for you!
  • Never compare your progress to others


So this week’s goals – I know we’re a little late in the week so we may mix up a bit so this can go out on Monday and I don’t spend half a day getting posts out because this work deadline thing is totally cutting into my blogging time.

THIS WEEK is about PUSHING OUTSELVES (all about training):

1. Attend 2 Tough Cookie Trainings

2. Complete 1 Swimming workout

3. Do PT exercises 6 out of 7 days

4. Avoid drinking during the week (Monday – Thursday).

5. Mail my sister in law’s late birthday present (that counts right?).


We’ll start simple and work up from there.  Happy Wednesday!


“To the love, I left my conscience pressed between the pages of the bible in the drawer, what did it ever do for me, I say? It never calls me when I’m down, love never wanted me.  But I took it anyway.  Put your ear to the speaker and choose love or sympathy but never both.  Love never wanted me…”  – Xo – FOB




Monday, er Tuesday music Mix and Week 21 Share Your World

Published May 27, 2014 by Tritrigirl

It’s Tuesday / Monday and as much as I adore the three day weekends it really messes with me.  Especially when some of my kooky co-workers are uh, like, uh, working?  On the holiday.  I have roughly 15 minutes until my next conference call that will make me cry so I’ll get through this super speed!

Steve’s Monday Music Mix:

In case you were recuperating from too much celebration this weekend here are the rules:

Each week I will post 3 new questions so…

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers

Title your post “Steve’s Music Mix – …” and link back to this week’s page.

Post your response in the comment section of that week’s page.”

We re-shuffle the Magic Media Player annnnnnnnnnnnddddddddddd:

I’m full of…?   Black Balloon – Goo Goo Dolls

Comments: “Baby’s black balloon makes her fly.  Almost fell into that hole in your life. You’re not thinking about tomorrow.  Cause you were the same as me but on your knees.  A thousand other boys could never reach you, how could I have been the one.  Saw the world spin beneath you, and scattered like ice from the spoon.  Coming down the world turned over and angels fall without you there and I go on as you get colder or are you someone’s prayer.”  I love this song, it’s sad, and complicated.  Sounds a lot like me.  Maudlin, lost, shut off.  So, yeah, right now…I’m a little full of that.  Self preservation and all.

I’m lacking…? Saturday – Fall Out Boy

Comments – “I’m good to go for something golden.  All the motions I’ve been going through have failed…I read about the afterlife, but I never really lived.”  Oh boy, Steve…never really lived and waiting for your life to get going.  Sometimes I definitely feel like I’m just going through the motions and not really living my life the way I want to, waiting until something…until I lose more weight, until I can do x, y, z.  I know we only get one shot, but it doesn’t seem real sometimes.

I’m okay for…? Round Here – Counting Crows

Comments – Well, hell…talk about a few deep, sad, introspective songs.  Geesh.  I’m okay for…”Round here, we always stand up straight, round here, something radiates…”  *Sigh*

Now for Cee’s Week 21 of Share Your World!

If you could make a 15 second speech to the entire world, what would you say?

Eesh, not a great fan of public speaking, but I guess it would be something along the lines of although we’re all of different backgrounds, lifestyles, and cultures, there’s no reason why we can’t find common ground and accept each other.

If you could take a photograph, paint a picture or write a story of any place in the world, what and where would it be?

I’m not very good at photography.  But I love to paint.  I would love to paint the night sky out in the country where you can see little lights from homes and a sky full of stars.

If you had to spend one weekend alone in a single store but could remove nothing, which store would you pick?

A single store…it would have to be a big book store.  Probably Barnes and Noble because they also have writing implements…and are usually attached to a Game Stop so I could play video games if I wanted to.  And have coffee.  🙂  Albeit not the best, but sometimes mediocre is better than nothing.

If you were given a boat or yacht today, what would you name it?  (You an always sell the yacht later)

Tempesta – Italian for storm.  Purty name.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week – Brick work out with Tough Cookies Tri Ladies, pool party and BBQ with friends (made some amazing venison burgers and a chocolate chip cookie pie).

This week – MY MOM IS COMING! 🙂  And she’s offered to dig up my flower beds and make them bend to her will.  She’s all master gardener and shit.  Plus we’re going to Jimmy Buffett Saturday.  Should be a fun time!

Last days of disco…

Published May 26, 2014 by Tritrigirl

25 songs 25 days

Just kidding…about the disco thing anyway.  But we do need to finish up this challenge.  So!  Here goes nothing!


Day 24 – A song that you have danced to with your best friend – To be clear I have a couple best friends.  One I grew up with and one I acquired as an adult.  With Megan, my childhood friend, I’d have to say it was something along the lines of Rhythm is a Dancer at one of our middle school  dances.  (SO MUCH FUN)

With Stephanie (yeah we have the same name – we’re also known by our last names or Thing 1 and Thing 2) it would have to be My Goodies by Ciara.  It’s been a loooooooooong time since we’ve been out dancing and I honestly think that may have been the last time her and I were out at a club.  Which isn’t a bad thing necessarily.

Day 25 – A song you could listen to all day without getting tired of it.

Well, a song like this is probably a song I’ve already posted so we’ll go with one of my favorite 80s songs – Dancing with Myself – Billy Idol.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some dancing to go do.

Happy Monday and Happy Memorial day!  Thank you to all that have served and those that have supported our soldiers.  Thank you for your sacrifice and just know that if we ever meet and I don’t thank you personally for your service it’s not because I’m not appreciative.  It’s because thank you is never enough and I cry every time I try to say it.  Bless you all!




BAM!  Thanks TwinDaddy!  Maybe we should do movies next?

Wake me…

Published May 24, 2014 by Tritrigirl

“Its the perfect time of year, somewhere far away from here.  I feel fine enough I guess…considering eveythings a mess. Its like a dream you try to remember but its gone.  Then you try to scream but it only comes out like a yawn.  When you try to see the world beyond your front door.  On an evening such as this, ita hard to tell if I exist. I could leave but I’ll just stay…all my stuffs here anyway.”

-Barenaked Ladies

Need to hunt this CD down from my collection.

Day 22 and 23 of Music

Published May 23, 2014 by Tritrigirl

25 songs 25 days

For some reason my computer hates it when I try to have too many tabs open in Google Chrome, which conveniently has an “incognito” window so while my IT department could totally track everything I do all day, I’m sure they don’t really care as long as I’m not looking at porn and really anyone looking at porn on their work laptop deserves to get caught.  But at least the Incognito windows won’t save the browsing history or the cookies. I’ve had blue screens once a day all week.  I’ve backed up all my documents but am trying to see what I can do to prevent it before I have to tell IT that it went down while I was playing Candy Crush.  So I’ve got my netbook up instead.  Because I’ll go batty if I can’t try Candy Crush or Bubble Witch Saga at least once a day to decompress from all the deadlines and general panic that’s going on with my project right now.


Day 22 – A song that someone has sung to you.  My mom always sang “You are my sunshine,” but my dad used to sing weird stuff to me as a baby…for instance apparently I frequently fell asleep to:

Give a cheer, give a cheer to the women who drink beer in the basement of Barney’s saloon…

I can’t remember the rest but I used to know it by heart.  My dad and his weird Army songs.

Day 23 – A song that you cannot stand to listen to.

Okay, I’m probably going to get some shit for this but I really can’t stand Lorde’s Royals.  I like her most recent one but it all sounds like Millennial generation whining and hipster apathy and as a late Generation X-er, I just don’t get it.  Well, I do but it makes me weep for society.  There’s also a song that has something in it about Breeze blows and I can’t stand that one either.

I’ve got a long post in store for y’all but for now my work email is blowing up again and I have to, like, work and shit.  🙂

Day 21 Of music – Show us your Fave!

Published May 21, 2014 by Tritrigirl

25 songs 25 days

Day 21 – You Favorite Song.

Dude…does ANYONE has 1  favorite song?  I sure as hell don’t.

So as Twindaddy said I’ll pick my favorite current song.

And that would be “Tiffany Blews” by Fall Out Boy.  You really can’t go wrong with a song that starts with Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh or that has some serious clapping.

For your listening pleasure!

Day 20 of music (We’re really almost done??)

Published May 20, 2014 by Tritrigirl

25 songs 25 days

Okay Day 20- The last song in your iPod / iTunes.  I DO NOT HAVE iTUNES.  So, I have a media player…and the last song alphabetically is….

You’ve Got the Love – Florence and the Machine from the Album Lungs.

Still sore as hell, but going to Body Pump tonight.  Hope all is well!