Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Every Contact Leaves a Trace

Just came across an old quote I love, so I thought I'd share:

Every Contact Leaves a Trace
"Wherever he steps, whatever he touches, whatever he leaves, even unconsciously, will serve as a silent witness against him. Not only his fingerprints or his footprints, but his hair, the fibres from his clothes, the glass he breaks, the tool mark he leaves, the paint he scratches, the blood or semen he deposits or collects... All of these and more bear mute witness against him. This is evidence that does not forget.
It is not confused by the excitement of the moment. It is not absent because human witnesses are. It is factual evidence. Physical evidence cannot be wrong, it cannot perjure itself, it cannot be wholly absent. Only its interpretation can err. Only human failure to find it, study and understand it, can diminish its value."
Professor Edmond Locard (1877)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Long day

Today was a long and pretty crappy day. On a good note, however, I did go to the gym this morning, and it was fantastic! Caitlin and I did our arm work-out, followed by abs, and 20 minutes of cardio on the elliptical. I am really looking forward to my leg work-out tomorrow. Yay! Two weekends ago I bought some cute (although short) shorts, and I have a bit of toning up I'd like to do. I'm craving a run, but it's too damn hot and muggy outside! It was 87 at 5:30 am! We crept to over 100 today. Boo! I can't wait for cool weather. Sometimes I really hate Florida.

I hope you all had a fabulous day!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A few pictures from London...(many more to come!)

Due to a few requests from my family and co-workers, Chris finished a few of the portraits from our trip. I actually really love these pictures, which doesn't happen to often when I'm the subject (lol). After Tuesday he will have time to work on the other pictures, so I can actually show you the amazing architecture, monuments, and fountains.

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!

Trafalgar Square

Hyde Park

Investec Derby in Epsom

At our hotel, in my fabulous Betsy Johnson dress!

Green Park

Top of St. Paul's Cathedral

Chris taking a picture of Wellington Arch

Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm still alive, despite my cat's attempt to kill me...

Life has been busy. I have officially started the process of moving. While my lease does not end until the end of July, I have decided I'd much rather live with Chris than in my smelly, creaky, old apartment. Every evening when I leave work, I go by my second-floor apartment and pack my adorable Honda Fit with as much crap as I can carry. I then head to Chris's condo and carry everything up to the third floor. While this is difficult, I do believe all those push-ups have assisted me in my endeavor. I also consider this part of my weekly work-out.

Caitlin and I made it to the gym Tuesday and Wednesday. Both days we did our regular weight work-out, but our cardio consisted of jogging around the track for about 10 minutes. I am looking forward to the summer ending so we have as much time at the gym as we want (we are constricted by the hours the gym opens and Caitlin going to class). Yesterday we met at the gym only to discover that Caitlin had forgotten her ID, which meant we could not go in the gym. We walked for a bit, then the fact that I had left home (Chris's condo is officially home now!) at 5:30 am kicked in, and I went to my near by apartment and went to sleep for an hour. I did 20 push ups last night, then decided I was too tired to do any more. I proceeded to be lazy, watched SYTYCD (I LOVE THAT SHOW!!!) while I ate my hot fudge sundae from McDonalds, then went to bed. (Being that Father's Day is quickly approaching and Kirby is having potty training issues yesterday was a very rough day for me... Chris bought me a hot fudge sundae, because he is the best boyfriend ever!)

Now about my cat trying to kill me... This past weekend we went to visit my family to celebrate my niece's first birthday and my little sister's 17th birthday. (Note: pictures from our brief stop in St. Augustine this past weekend as well as my post about London filled with pictures will most likely be posted within the next couple weeks. I am happy to say that Chris rocked his first project he was working on and will have time to work on the pictures starting on Tuesday. YAY!) Anyway, the three cats went with us to my mom's house. Zack discovered he could push his way into one of the closets. Now this closet is filled with a giant cardboard dollhouse that my sister, friends, babysitter, and myself built over two summers. This house was AWESOME! It filled the entire wall of our "playroom". I could not part with it, and it was eventually shoved into this closet. The closet is blocked by my mom's large computer desk (the doors are sliding doors, and one came off the track, so the cat was able to push it back and get into the closet). In my attempt to get the cat, I was crawling under the desk and trying to get into the closet. Zack then jumped onto said dollhouse, which created an avalanche of random junk. A heavy wooden box then fell right onto my head!!! It hurt so bad that I cried instantly! I ended up with a large bump on my head, and the next day I could barely move my back (I guess I tensed up when the box hit my head). Luckily I am feeling great now. Zack did not succeed in his attempt to kill me, but I have my eye on him now.

Now I'm off to visit Chris's family for Father's Day weekend. I want to wish all the father's out there a Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Back from London...

We had a spectacular time! I even saw the Queen in her car as she drove past us at the Derby. It'll be a little while before I can post about my trip with pictures. Chris still has to do his Photoshop magic or whatever it is that he does to the pictures he takes in .Raw format (that is the extent of the lingo I know). Although I will say that cramming four days of "Challenge" work-outs in a row before an 8 hour flight is definitely not the smartest decision I've ever made! However I am happy to say I successfully completed all three challenges! I still intend to keep up with doing squats and push ups, although I'm not sure yet whether I'll redo the challenges or just decide on a particular number to do each time I work-out. The challenges were great, but very time-consuming and my knees did not love all of those squats. I'll probably incorporate squats, lunges, and push-ups into my daily routine. I would still like to gain strength to be able to do the push-ups not on my knees.

Caitlin and I are going to start back up at the gym next week. She has a ton of exams this week, and I am still trying to get my sleeping schedule back to normal, along with catching up at work and starting the moving process (that must count for an arm work-out). I am craving a good run, but every night after work I just want to pass out. The past two nights I have slept for 9 hours straight! It has been wonderful! I wake up feeling very refreshed.

Well back to work. I will hopefully soon be posting pictures and details about my trip! I hope you all in blog land are doing great!