Earlier this week, Wednesday to be exact, I went in to my Doctor for a physical. Now, I'm one of those people that only goes to the Doctor if I have an "issue"...a bad cough that just won't go away, a bout of eczema, an injury.... Don't get me wrong, I see my gynecologist every year, but I haven't gone for an overall physical since around 2004. So needless to say, I figured it was about time.
I did the standard blood work the week before & was a little nervous...it's in my nature to be a nervous nelly. Anyways, it turns out all my levels were fine....EXCEPT my cholesterol! It was a "bit" high. The my good fat (HDL) was good, but my bad fat (LDL) was a little higher than she'd like to see. I was sort of floored. Now if any of you know me, I'm not an unhealthy person...in that I eat pretty well & exercise. I asked the Doc what it could be and she asked me the following questions:
1. Do you eat a lot of red meat? No, maybe once or twice a month. 2. Do you eat a lot of fried food? Definitely not. 3. Do you eat a lot of high fat dairy? Um...I drink non fat milk... 4. Ok...do you eat lots of cheese? YES!
She laughed and said she used to come home from work and eat almost a block of cheddar cheese & crackers while she watched her Soaps. I laughed too & said that cheese is my biggest vice. I eat it multiple times a day if I can.
She said mayo and sour cream are also huge cholesterol culprits...and I love both. It's not that I wasn't aware that cheese, mayo & sour cream aren't good for you, but I think I just didn't realize exactly how much I was consuming. She said if my good fat had been low, she'd be more worried, but basically just said I should cut down on those products a bit. SIGH............
After our talk about my blood work, she looked at all my moles [I hate that word with a passion] and freckles and said they all looked fine, phew! Then it was time to tell me that I needed a whooping cough vaccine. I knew it would come up, seeing as my Sister just had one. She mentioned since I was 6 yrs out on my tetanus, that she'd include that too. Soooo, I got a TDAP, which is a Tetanus/Whooping Cough/Diphtheria combo. Fabulous. I know tetanus shots tend to hurt, and ES ended up being really sore and running a fever from her TDAP shot....I wasn't thrilled.
If only this bitch knew how bad her arm is going to hurt...
So yes, the shot stung. And yes it was a bit sore all day yesterday. But by the evening, it was killing me. When I went to get in to bed I had a split second memory lapse and went to lay on my left side as per usual...
That hurt like a bitch! Holy sh*t it was bad. I ended up crying for about 2 minutes. I literally spent the whole evening trying not to roll over into my favorite sleeping position. Even this morning it feels as though someone treated my left should like a punching bad.
Apparently they are making most people get them these day...Good luck!
For my bridal shower, I received a $50 Visa Gift Card from a friend to use as I pleased. I should have put it towards a new bikini for my honeymoon, or even new work shoes...but I wandered on over to HBO.com because of course, I have been jonesing for some True Blood paraphernalia.
I'd seen this pink Pam-inspired Fangtasia t-shirt that I just had to have. After reading many of the reviews about it running SUPER SMALL, I decided to order a large. Good thing I did, because even the large is very fitted. Isn't it cute?! I don't wear my Twilight tees out in public, not even to Twi-events...but for some reason I felt this shirt was totally acceptable to wear out last night to meet my friend for a drink at a local bar.
Is that weird?
Love how this angle and the way I'm stretched totally gives me a tiny tummy.
Here's the back of the shirt.
Fangtasia's ficticious address.
As I was about to purchase the shirt, I decided to go back and look to see if there was anything else somewhat cheap I could add onto my order so as not to have a few dollars left over on my card. You know, I wanted to get the biggest bang for my buck ;) When I left my virtual shopping basket to go look, a little message popped up in red that said "Cart Abandonment Discount 20% Off!"
SWEET! So I went and added this little baby and had just enough $!
Fabulous for my morning coffee!
HBO.com has tons of neat items from many of our favorite shows. Check it out!
"Did I miss something? Are we girls now? Did we join a book club and read some queer chick lit memoirs and are bound together by estrogen or sisterhood or some other feminist drivel?"
Eric Northman isn't the only True Blood character that gets my blood pumping. I freakin' love PAM, played by Kirstin Bauer Van Straten. Her fashion sense, her voice, her attitude and her one liners won me over the first time I saw her on True Blood. I even dressed up as her for Halloween last year. Don't doubt that I'll do it again this year...and be ever better. If it means I need to wear an even more kick ass push up bra, fake lashes & a wig...I'm doin' it!
I was a late bloomer to the True Blood fandom, but I'm certainly making up for lost time. I discovered a website called The Vault, started following Kristin on twitter. From there, I discovered she and her husband share a facebook fan site.. The fan site is very personable & she shares so many amazing pictures of her life, on set and off. She also uses it as a platform to express her love of animals & animal rights. I think it's fantastic. That said, I totally had to post a comment on her wall.
Yup, I fan girl'd on "Pam."
And she responded! SQUEEEEEE!
I know, some of you are probably thinking it's her assistant or PR person.
It's not..she and her husband run the page. True fact.
I literally had butterflies as I saw my facebook notification. Gah!
If you're a fan of Kristin, & or her very talented musician husband, LIKE "The Van Stratens on facebook.
I leave you with some of my absolute favorite Pam quotes and pictures.
"Blah blah, Vampire emergency blah."
This scene was classic.
And my favorite quote when Pam is trying to convince Sookie to hook it up with Eric.
Wow, I'm still recovering from my bridal shower. My Sister Sarah certainly threw a fun Champagne filled Sunday lunch. I believe my Mom said we went through 12 bottles?! And, we could have gone through more. After every one trickled out, a few of my close friends stayed behind and we continued to drink....man o' man I was pooped by Sunday evening. I will post some pics over at Twired if you're interested.
For now, here's a pic of the delicious spread...
Needless to say, I was still tuckered out this evening. I have had a lovely house guest staying with me from since Saturday...she left this morning. She was truly one of the easiest house guests. Her & @17foreverlisa win the top award for eazy peazy lemon squeezy. But even then, I feel as though I need to sleep for ages. I have been fighting a cold all weekend, so that wore me out quite a bit too.
Tonight, my Mom came over to help me sort through all my amazing bridal shower gifts. She really didn't get a chance to see everything during the excitement of it all, so this gave her the chance to take everything in. She was such a huge help! Looking through everything, I can truly say the gifts were a perfect mix of weddings stuff, candles, lingerie, VS Gift Cards & wine related goodies.
The loot...and that's not all of it.
Oh & speaking of lingerie (which I have never worn)....here's the pic of the most risque' IMO....
WAIT FOR IT..............
So cute, right?!
Looks absolutely ridiculous on me, but it is adorable!
Do you wear lingerie? Does your s/o like it? DG has never really been into it, he just prefers me naked. But we'll have to see what happens. I'll keep ya posted.
In other news, when my Mom arrived this afternoon she was super eager to show me this new Vogue magazine. She asked if I'd seen it and I said no...wondering why she was so anxious. Trust me I'd know if it was Twilight related. The cast couldn't possibly be in a magazine without my knowledge....Guess I was too quick to think TWILIGHT. I have to give my Mom some major credit....she opened the magazine and even had the pages marked....Gawd bless her...
Um...haven't seen it, but HELLO ASKARS!
She's so proud that she discovered Mr. Skarsgard in a fashion mag.
Mom, are you trying to kill me with these?
Good job Mom...you killed your daughter via magazine.
Seriously, my Mom was quite proud that she recognized him, and even much more proud that I hadn't seen or known about these pictures. Props to you Mom!
I just have to love how I incorporated Mr. Skarsgard into my Bridal Shower post. Sweet.
If you're married, or have been married, did you have a bridal shower? What was it like?