Day 249: September 13th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking
Dance of the Day was = “Look Out Here Comes Tomorrow” by The Monkees
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Urine Sample Bottles”
Anything to Note =
So last night my mum and I finished watching Lost season 6, the final season, that I had bought on DVD for her.
I LOVED Lost – it was a great series and even though I caught on late and had to watch the first three seasons in one go, which I did in less than a week!! It was one of the best shows I had ever seen.
There was no way I could watch it live though and have to wait a full week to wait for the next episode, especially with the cliffhangers at the end of each episode…I don’t know how anyone can wait a whole week to see what happens next with any show really!! It’s sooooo annoying! But even more so with Lost!
I would try though sometimes to watch it live as everyone would talk about it the next day so it was hard not to get any spoilers, but my schedule hardly allowed me to keep up, so for some of the seasons I waited for the DVD, some I watched on ABC.com as they would become available the next day after airing live, and some I would watch live with friends….but we were usually drunk before meeting up so then had to watch it again as had no clue what happened!! 🙂
And, if people know me…any chatting during shows or movies or anything results in me getting annoyed and pausing on remote, or rewinding back to re-watch…as I take them very seriously!! Haha! I recognize my crazy but I can’t help it!!
My mum is the most annoying as she will randomly chat about something that has nothing to do with what’s she’s watching or she asks questions that either just happened or will happen….and all she has to do is watch!! And with Lost, when everything is crucial information….there is always a lot of pausing!!!!
It has become a ritual with us with Lost. Since my mum and I watched the first three seasons together over a week one Christmas holidays years ago as everyone was raving about it, every year since then I would buy her the next season on DVD to watch over the Christmas holidays. I would have already watched it, depending on how much time I had, but we would addictively sit and watch the whole season in just a few days. And people who had no interest, like my dad, would have to watch something else. Although with my dad it worked out well as he would go to bed earlier anyway or want to watch the news. But then when Stuart came into my life and started to come with us for Christmas I then had to get him on the same page in order to be included!! So he had to catch up before he came out the first time and had to watch I think three or four seasons in one go too! I know – we are crazy!! But otherwise he would be left out!! So I watched a bit of the catching up with him too…which was so interesting to do with all the knowledge I already had.
Anyway, Lost ended a while ago, and I had bought the last season, season 6, when it did, ready for my mum and Stuart to watch….but then that Christmas was split with me in London with my parents and Stuart in Redhill with his….so we waited. And then this last Christmas I couldn’t leave the country due to my Green Card application and my parents fell ill and could not travel…so then again it could not happen.
So it’s been a waiting game….and naturally, and I don’t blame them, people sort of gave up. It had been so long that Stuart lost interest and didn’t care any more and then my mum sort of did the same. Which I found sad as a true Lost fan!
I had watched the final season of Lost, all 16 episodes in ONE DAY, on the day of the finale, as I had to catch up on the whole season to make it in time for the live two hour finale event that evening!! And it was an emotional whirlwind of crazy!! So I had always wanted to watch it again when I had time and could really pay attention and see how I felt and be able to interpret the ending properly.
So I have been waiting to watch this last season again…and since it has been a ritual with my mum and Stuart, I didn’t want to be a poop and watch it without them…so I have been holding out….and it just never happened!
Anyway, I thought it would be a good idea to bring with me now since I would be gone for 6 months from NYC and may be a good time to make the others watch with me perhaps??? And then I realized that it had to be watched now, before the baby, as apparently I will have no life after the baby haha!! So….since Stuart said be didn’t care…I made my mum and I watch a few episodes every day on a pre-baby arrival rush, and we just finished last night!! (Don’t worry Stuart, if you want to watch it, which I think you should, I will gladly see it again with you!!)
I have to say it was hard because it had been years since season 5, so remembering all that info and complexities and then having to explain to my mum, was quite taxing! As well of course as my pausing and rewinding constantly because she was soooooo annoying!! So it did take us longer to get through…but it was GREAT!!!
What a great show! And what a shame really that it is over.
I was quite surprised with how I felt at the end this time. And how my mum and I interpreted it….can discuss properly now with my Lost buddies!! Since I was so out of it that one single day of watching them all!
My two friends Paloma and Brianna said they wanted to watch the whole of Lost again, from the beginning…we said in one weekend, but that would be quite the feat….although I kind of want to do it that way as it would be an amazing challenge…so let’s do it!
Anyone else want to join us???
Stuart…you can watch the little one until we get to season 6 and then you can join in, right???? Or the little monkey can be the youngest Lost fan and watch the whole thing with us! 🙂
Day 198: July 24th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking and Squats
Dance of the Day was = “Sure Feels Good” by Ultrabeat vs Darren Styles
Improvised Acting Video I upload to my other blog was = “Silent Head Bang”
Anything to Note =
Today was a hard day.
I left the UK for Greece to go see my family and help them out with the hard times and moving and packing and the crappo-ness for a few days before I cannot fly again.
And I have not seen my parents since the NYC wedding as have not been able to leave the country due to my green card process….sadly even when both of my parents fell ill at different times. That has been tough and sad and so of course could not wait to see them.
I also had to leave Stuart.
And I know Stuart goes back to NYC Thursday so leaving today is just two days before that but it was the cheapest flight when I booked and I had to get out here.
I had to say goodbye to him at the airport this morning as I will not be seeing him until after Fashion work, which is past September 15th at least.
That is so far away. It’s a little unbelievable but the emotions still set in a bit as I hugged him and kissed him bye for two months.
I did not want to leave. I did not want to go through security. I kept turning back to blow a kiss or say bye or wave. It was so hard.
So this part goes out to him….
I just want you to know Stuart that I love you.
I miss you already Stuart.
Day 166: June 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking
Dance of the Day was = “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)” by Quindon Tarver
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Office Gardening”
Anything to Note =
Today takes the sweat medal!!!!!!!!!!
I thought it was supposed to actually die down today, but nope!
I had to be up early as driving to Lake Placid today for our friend’s wedding tomorrow, and had to go to work first, so of course the 365 had to be done early. I was so hot so I took a shower this morning as I was also so tired so thought it would be a good wake-up. It was so hot here that the electricity was going in and out all, night. Our crappy air conditioner would be on and then you could hear it fade down and pumping lower, then surge suddenly back up! And this air conditioner already has trouble cooling down the room the poor little old thing!
Anyway, that was annoying so naturally didn’t get much sleep – but do I ever???? Ugh.
So I was super hot when I got up and took a cold shower – which was nice while it lasted! But then I had to rub belly oil on and moisturizer so my half hour 365 walk after to the subway this morning was disgusting!!
I was talking to my dad as I walked and when I pulled the phone away there was a thick layer of white on my screen from where the moisturizer had rubbed off my face!! Nasty!!
Hopefully up at Lake Placid its cooler…..please!!
This summer is just soooooo hot! Thank god my Green Card got approved (got the approval notices in the mail last night so its official!!!!) so I can hopefully be in a less hot and less friggin’ humid environment. The UK seems to fit that bill – although trust my luck and they have a super hot and humid summer or something this year!!!
This here is NOT preggo weather!
I’ve been offered a seat a few times on the subway now – preggo alert! Especially in this hot weather where I also can’t wear my usual layers to cover the bubbling bump 🙂 And as much as I would love to sit down I can’t, or rather I’m not allowed. But I’m starting to feel bad actually. I say
“No, thank you.”
And I see their faces look at me as if I’m crazy or mad or something, as most of them repeat with,
“Are you sure??”
And then I feel guilty as I feel like they are thinking I’m being a bad mother by not resting!!!
Day 160: June 16th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking
Dance of the Day was = “Fascinating Rhythm” by Ella Fitzgerald
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Drunk Much???”
Anything to Note =
I still can’t believe I got approved for my Green Card yesterday!!!!
It only took me 12 years haha!!!!
That’s crazy – I have been in the USA since the year 2000 when I went to Middlebury College in Vermont! And the journey began…
So, it’s been…
~ undergraduate degrees in Vermont on a student visa for three and a half years (as I graduated early hehe!)
~ one year in Maryland/DC on my first OPT work visa that’s a visa granted after any degree work in the USA to work in your fields after your studies are complete
~ graduate degree in NYC for three years on another student visa
~ another one year on an OPT work visa where I stayed in NYC
~ first two-year work visa on my Australian passport (previous student and OPT visas were on my Greek passport) as discovered the E3 work visa available for Australian nationals – thank you Mummy for being Australian! And also registering me at birth for an Australian passport so I could be eligible!
~ another two-year E3 work visa in NYC, making that a total of four years on this type of visa for work
~ the GREEN CARD!!!
So… it only took 6 VISAS to get here haha 🙂
12 years and 6 visas later haha 🙂
12 years, 6 visas and 1 HUSBAND to get it!! HAHA!!!! Ain’t that the truth 🙂