By the Numbers

This week has been one of those weeks. You know, trying to get back on track from the weekend. Though, when am I ever not doing that really? I’ve opted to sleep in every morning this week instead of getting in my double workouts. That modified Crossfit workout I did on Saturday gave me T-Rex arms for 4 days, so I’m using that as my excuse.

So, here’s what’s been going on.

1. I bought Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. This was pretty much against my better judgement since the trailer for the upcoming movie looks like a pile my bunny left behind. But I’ve heard from 3 different people that the book is awesome. So, I gave in.

I’m sure this is killing Michelle since she’s been trying to get me to finish the Harry Potter books forever and I keep reading other things. I’m 2/3 of the way through Book 2, and my gawd it’s boring. Michelle has assured me they get better but that doesn’t make me want to poke my eyes out any less while reading this one.

Pretty sure I’m never going to get sick of those Willy Wonka memes.

2.  I took a spin class on Monday night with a new (to me) instructor. She had four Rihanna songs in her one hour playlist. Four! The radio doesn’t even play 4 Rihanna songs an hour. There is no valid reason for her to be doing that. I want to go again tonight but it’s the same instructor and I’m afraid she might also like Adele.

Yes. Yes I did. How many of you stopped reading at #1 and jumped right to the comments? 😉

3.  Hubs and I went to see Cabin in the Woods last weekend.

We both really liked it. It’s not your typical horror movie. I didn’t think it was particularly scary, but it was gory and funny. Plus, Joss Whedon wrote it and he can do no wrong. Except Dollhouse. That was wrong. So wrong.

4.  Last night, hubs and I did a Crossfit workout that made me wish for sweet death. We did 150 wall balls for time. (That link is a video on how to do wall balls. You only need to watch for 5 seconds to get the idea. Not sure why it’s over 4 minutes long.)  I used a 14 lb ball (hubs used a 20 lb) and needed to hit a 10 foot high mark on the wall. I could only get to 9 or 9 1/2 feet for almost all of the throws. Also, there’s something about catching a 14 lb ball so close to your face 150 times that really makes you hate life.


Anyway, I finished in 14:37. I have no idea if that’s fast or slow. But I do know it was a brutal workout for being so short.

5.  I love these.

Have you tried them? Because you should. And if you hate them, send them to me.


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23 responses to “By the Numbers

  1. Wall balls & I aren’t friends. Last time I did them I wanted to puke by the time I was done.

  2. Wall balls are so hard! Those and ball slams totally seemed innocent until I tried them. And then they weren’t. And in other news, I couldn’t move my arms last week either! Damn medicine balls.

    • Paula

      Ball slams are my FAVE. Except for the 3 days following them. Those aren’t my fave since I can’t move anything. 🙂

  3. You are SO rude to Harry Potter. What did he ever do to you? 😉

  4. I think one of the reasons I was able to get through all the Harry Potter books is because I started reading them when they first came out so I was much younger and it appealed to me more. As I got older so did the books and they do get MUCH better. Love them.

    Also love? your Clueless reference.

  5. I really want to see cabin in the woods. I love scary movies.

  6. Mz. Teri

    I LOVE those Raspberry flavored M&Ms. I have a bag of them in my drawer at work right now for when I want a little chocolate (and raspberry) sweetness in the middle of my day. It takes a lot of control to stop eating them once I start though. :-

    • Paula

      Yes! I found them at the store, pointed them out to Fabian but wasn’t going to buy them. He would not let that happen. Haha.

  7. Katie G

    Those wall balls look brutal. My knees would be ground into a fine dust afterward.

  8. That scene from Clueless cracks me up EVERY.TIME. I took an impromptu poll of my students in study hall and we all agree that none of us want are impressed with the idea of raspberry M&Ms. More for you =)

    • Paula

      I wasn’t impressed with the idea either! But you must try them. And your students. And then report back to me. 🙂

  9. You know I hate HP, too, so no skin off my nose. I don’t understand CrossFit. My friend and her fiance who do it call it Torture Gym. That does not sound fun to me. But they hate running, so maybe we just have nothing in common.

    • Paula

      You would love Crossfit if you did it with me. I know you love your hard core workouts. And plus, running is pretty much torture a lot of the time too but we still love it. Join us. *chants like a cult*

  10. I sooo need raspberry m&ms!!!! Yum wow. I’ll pretend you didn’t say anything about my beloved Harry potter.

  11. Stacie

    Im 2/3 of the way through book 2 also!!! Twins! It got to be too boring so I have been reading other things. I love the movies though, so I plan on finishing them at some point in my life.

    • Paula

      Me too. I have the rest of the books. They’ve been waiting for me to read them for a long time but how can they expect to be read when Hunger Games exists? Duh. 🙂

  12. Cindy

    OMG…funny Clueless Pic. Cracking up at my desk. This is why I keep coming back for more of your blog. Nice work. 🙂

  13. Amber K

    I haven’t even tried to read the Harry Potter books (or watch the movies for that matter) so you’ve got me beat!

    Although I’ve kinda taken a break from any books other than classics because I want to pretend like I know what I’m talking about 😉 I just finished The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Sooo different than the movie.

    • Paula

      I’ve heard that about Wizard of Oz book. Did you like it? It’s hard for me to read classics so most of the ones I’ve read were because of school.

  14. I had a spin instructor play four Jennifer Lopez songs in a 60-minute class once. I didn’t even know she made 4 songs, let alone 4 listen-to-in-public-worthy songs. Needless to say– longest spin class ever. And, last time I ever went to that instructors class.

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