The Bananafish and the Not-So-Secret Stash of M&M’s

Hello, dear reader.  It’s been awhile, but today I decided I needed to update my online presence (sounds ominous).  So here I am.

Good news:  You may remember that I mentioned a magic pill that could help me quit smoking.  I started taking bupropion about 3 weeks ago, and to my surprise, it is helping!  I can’t actually tell what it is doing – I think it is supposed to make cigarettes taste bad (this is for those who actually like the taste of cigarettes, so no comments from the peanut gallery, please).  I also find that I don’t crave them as much.  So, success!  I’ve cut back to about 10 per day, which is a great feeling.  I did have a bit of a set-back when my best friend visited last weekend…  We tend to party like it’s 1999.

nice flamingos, b

Bad news: We drank 7 bottles of champagne that night between the two of us.  SEVEN!  I think that might kill something.  She married a free-market economist professor and after a long conversation, I was all but ready to swear an oath of fealty to Ayn Rand that night.  I’m still struggling with the thought that I might be becoming a libertarian, with or without champagne.  Anyway, no politics here.  I did smoke way less than usual when drinking, so that was a good thing.

Bad news, continued:   The receptionist in my office keeps a stash of chocolate in her desk that she lets us pick from if and when we need a little pick me up.  She wasn’t in the office today, which I took to mean that I could grab candy almost all day since she wasn’t there to see how much I ate.  Less guilt, you know.  Anyway, I made myself sick on peanut butter snickers, m&m’s, and butterfinger crisps.  Lord have mercy, I will not do that again.

I’m also so happy to say that at lunch, a new plaything was delivered to my house:

new piano! (also, leg lamp, mustache attached to mirror, and Daisy)

I have missed playing the piano.  My husband runs a recording studio, but I’m not really able to play out there because it interferes with what’s being recorded, obviously.  So, when my aunt said she wanted to sell her mother’s piano, we bought it!  I’m hoping that having it will be a welcome hobby and activity that will reduce my tendencies toward bad behavior.  I can’t play drunk, I know that for sure.

You can see my dog in the bottom right corner checking it out!  Sniff sniff.

Finally, I think I’ve found the greatest iPhone app for running.  Check it out:

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE zombies.  If anything, I want to be in shape to outrun the zombie horde should the apocalypse happen during my lifetime.  I’ve already got the weapons and a good food stockpile.  Just need the speed.  Comes out February 27, I believe.

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