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  • Lol, that's awesome I just couldn't get into the book like everyone else did.

    Well, Gabi's up and feeling icky. I'm going to run up to the store and grab some stuff to make teas and soups. I plan on catching up on some much needed reading and music today while she's resting and doing some small stuff to keep her occupied while chilling out for the day.
    Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

    GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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    • Baking up some spinach chips and reading. I got to enjoy the first tomato off Gabi's plant today. Yum! I think I'll make some beet chips today as well.
      Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

      GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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      • I love Holmes. In fact, I just learned how to write Sherlock Holmes in Russian and put it on a special piece of paper with new Russian words that make me happy. Looks pretty cool in Cyrillic.

        Hey, I'm totally with you on TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. LORD OF THE FLIES was another one I couldn't get into. But then, I love CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, so go figure. I plan to read C and P in Russian some day (I'll probably need to live a long time). Thought I'd start THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA in Russian, but I'm not quite (hmmm -- quite is a euphamism here) ready, so I'm going through another grammar book in preparation.!

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        • I haven't read "The Chronicles of Narnia" in forever! I remember watching the movies from back in the 80's or 90's and being creeped out by the first White Witch. I couldn't even hear the words Turkish Delight without getting chills.

          Hey, it's nice to know I'm not alone about TKAMB. I have no dislike toward Harper Lee though.

          In other news, so sad to hear about Maurice Sendak's passing.

          "The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws till Max said "BE STILL!" and tamed them with the magic trick of staring into all their yellow eyes without blinking once and they were frightened and called him the most wild thing of all and made him king of all the wild things. "And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"

          Maurice, you were the man. I couldn't read this book enough to Gabi when she was a little girl. Tonight, we'll read it in your honor!
          Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

          GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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          • OH yeah, today's post! I stayed home with Gabi because she was sick today, so I sort of lounged around. I did get in a workout and even managed to bake some chips! Spinach and beet chips to be exact. Phew, 3 beets go a long way when thinly sliced!

            Today
            B: skipped, didn't need it for today
            L: 2 pcs bacon and a leftover burger. Had one gluten free cracker
            S: More of the Theo and Fearless chocolate bars. Also, snacked on quite a few of my spinach and beet chips. I'm not even sure how many I had today to be honest. The beet chips were sooooooooo good. Saving some to take in for tomorrow.
            D: Scallop piccata and steamed artichoke with butter sauce to dip
            Drinks: Water!
            Exercise: 10 minute Cardio and Yoga Flex

            I spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen during the late afternoon. Well worth it. Now it's time for relaxation and bed time.
            Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

            GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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            • Now that's primal
              Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

              GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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              • Yes, yes, yes -- and CHICKEN SOUP WITH RICE:-) Oh, books:-)

                Originally posted by Alessandra View Post
                I haven't read "The Chronicles of Narnia" in forever! I remember watching the movies from back in the 80's or 90's and being creeped out by the first White Witch. I couldn't even hear the words Turkish Delight without getting chills.

                Hey, it's nice to know I'm not alone about TKAMB. I have no dislike toward Harper Lee though.

                In other news, so sad to hear about Maurice Sendak's passing.

                "The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws till Max said "BE STILL!" and tamed them with the magic trick of staring into all their yellow eyes without blinking once and they were frightened and called him the most wild thing of all and made him king of all the wild things. "And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"

                Maurice, you were the man. I couldn't read this book enough to Gabi when she was a little girl. Tonight, we'll read it in your honor!

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                • Love the picture. Ah, yes:-)

                  How is Gabi? Hope she's all well. Not fun to have itsies -- even mature young lady ones -- sick.

                  And then there's IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN. Our copy has to be handled gently, it is so old!

                  [QUOTE=Alessandra;824413]Now that's primal
                  Last edited by lopisheep; 05-08-2012, 07:44 PM.

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                  • Hey Alessandra,

                    I see you on all of the same posts that I follow so I wanted to pop in and say hi. Gotta say, I love the journal! Look forward to following on a more regular basis!

                    Jamie
                    My Story As It Unfolds

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                    • Originally posted by Alessandra View Post
                      Now that's primal
                      LOL!

                      I lived in Narnia as a child. The current movies are such a disappointment. I didn't even bother with the last one, and my kids tell me I have done well.
                      5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                      Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                      Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                      More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                      - Lewis Mumford

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                      • It is always risky to watch a movie adaption of books we love. If the director's vision doesn't match ours, there can be trouble.
                        I remember going into a RAGE over the movie of 'The Black Cauldron'. They completely changed one of the most meaningful parts of the book. Where was the redemption?!? The sacrifice?!? I still get into a fluster thinking about it.
                        'The Bourne Identity' was another one that did it to me. They took out the reason why the heroine (and the reader) can trust that Bourne is a good guy, and brought it down to cash. WHY???!!! I didn't watch #2 and #3 because I couldn't get over that omission in #1, although I enjoy Matt Damon and the action was good. Just too much of a sticking point.
                        Hmmm, seem to have gone into a little rant, here. Can you tell I love my stories?
                        Last edited by Sabine; 05-09-2012, 06:54 PM. Reason: Too many adverbs!

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                        • I hear you loud and clear. I was a MySpace friend with a screenplay writer who was present at the initial screening of Prince Caspian. The makers asked the representatives of C.S. Lewis' estate what they thought. Nice movie, but you completely missed the point of the story.

                          Yes, that is infuriating. I find it's best to watch the movie first, read the book after. Somehow, it rarely disappoints in that direction. I've been meaning to read The Bourne Identity just because I've heard they completely turned the story upside-down in the movie. I found the movies OK, but action thrillers usually strain my suspension of disbelief to the breaking point. I try not to consciously look for the unrealities, but as soon as I start thinking, they lose me. I loved Red on the other hand, because it was deliberately laughing at the absurdities. Ditto for The Last Action Hero.
                          5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                          Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                          Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                          More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                          - Lewis Mumford

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                          • Hi Jamie! Nice to have you here I'm glad you enjoy the journal! I believe I'll need to check yours out a bit more.

                            Pam, she was fine by yesterday evening. Enough so that she pranked our downstairs neighbor with a dead snake (if you were related to me, you understand that this is actually more hilarious than the surface level laugh that it brings). She found a decapitated snake body and brought it home. I'm not scared of this kind of stuff, so she felt the need to get someone. While I wasn't paying attention, she took it downstairs and put it on my neighbors ashtray (which is actually a birdbath). All I heard was Jadi shreek and then yell at Gabi. Her excuse was that she knew she coudln't scare me, so she had to prank someone else.
                            Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

                            GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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                            • Oh, I loved Last Action Hero!

                              I think "Hunger Games" sort of did the same to Gabi. They left out alot, but they also changed some key parts. I wasn't happy, but I know why they did it. First of all, time had to be taken into consideration. If they wanted to do a better job, they could have made it a two part. That would have meant the first movie would have been slow, so it probably wouldn't have sold. She's informed me that if the next movie messes up the books even more, she's not going to consider seeing the third one. I'm already ready for the next one, just as I'm ready for the next "Girl With" movie.
                              Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

                              GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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                              • Ok, today was a much better day, for the most part. My new word to keep a hold of is fearless. Now, let's not mistake this for the kind of fearless that has landed me in the hospital quite a few times in the past. This would be mostly fearless at work. Although I do have to use some sense there or that could lead me to a hospital visit if I'm not careful at times. There's no place for the unnecessary fear I have developed. None whatsoever. Fearless and focused.

                                I did maybe get a little carried away with sugar again today, but I'm going to see if I can try out ecks philosophy on my sugar issue. If I don't mind not having sugar, it don't matter! Basically that's how I see it. Now to apply it

                                Gabi's been asleep almost since we got home. She's had dry throat today, even though she was fine this morning. So, made her some more of that tea, along with three teaspoons of honey. No, it's not local because I haven't been to my local lady in a while. I think it helped. Right now, I don't want to wake her up. I'd rather let her rest than wake her and give her peppermint tea with honey and some soup. The only thing I worry about is that she'll wake up in the middle of the night and want me up. We'll see what happens.

                                Today
                                Breakfast: 2 slices bacon
                                S: Mixed berries, the last 1/2 of my Fearless Chocolate 74% Dark Chocolate (wonder if they have darker online, good stuff), handful of macadamia nuts
                                L: Salad with homemade dressing and one small avocado. Two leftover organic beef burgers
                                S: 3 tootsie rolls (2 small and one large) and the rest of my Theo Dark Chocolate
                                D: 2 German sausages
                                Drinks: Water
                                Exercise: 10 Min Trainer Total Body and Abs
                                Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

                                GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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