So, I'm trying once again to catch up on what everyone is doing, figuring that losing sleep is pretty much going to happen anyway. I've had so much caffeine today, from staying up last night, trying to do the same (and make my computer usable, deleting files, etc.)that I can't sleep. May as well get in touch with everyone, and let you know what's happening in this corner of the Midwest. I'm so bad at finding the time to see how everyone is doing, and I'm trying to make it a priority. It keeps me sane to know what you all are doing. Sorry off the bat if I'm not commenting on what's going on, but it feels a \bit like a drive-by, y'know? Barely get a chance to read up and something pulls me from actually making any remarks.
bah. I have no fucking idea what I'm trying to say. I miss you like all fuck. Or as angeldye would say: "PUSSY NOUGAT!" I hope I got that straight!
Lesse, some updates here. Finally moving along in the weight loss. I've lost 49 lbs since January 1st, 2007. I'm at a comfortable size, actually, embarrassingly, better size than I have been in YEARS. I look at pictures when I first met some of you (no, not as far back as when I met you, palito89, but post UCLA) and I'm close to that. 175lbs today. I've lost approximately the combined weight of my kids. At their current ages. It feels damn good, and it's so heartening that I can do even better. i know there is no fucking way that I'll be 150, but I'm shooting for at least 160. Besides, the vegetarian in the family, D, has been warned that if I DO get down to a size 8, I WILL BUY LEATHER PANTS!! I've got a big ass, and at a size 8, I'm gonna flaunt that shit! Now, at a 12, well, it still looks like plumbers butt, right?
Kids are doing well, growing, and sadly, speaking less Spanish than I hoped. It doesn't help that I code switch constantly, but that's the problem with living in the middle of the fucking country. Few and far in between are the times I find another Spanish speaker. Mierda.
D is working hard, and has 20 months more to go to finish this rigamarole that is residency. Anyone know of academic/teaching neurology positions opening up in SoCal in 20 months, let me know!
Been thinking, I know that in 20 months it's not going to be like a spell has been broken and everything will go back to how it was, what, almost 6 or 7 years ago. We've all changed, I know I sure as shit have, and that we all have lives that have moved in different directions, but I honestly have not met a group of friends that I cherish more. I have a shitty way of showing it, failing to keep up with what's going on in your lives and surfacing intermittently to give a rabid spew of wtf I happen to vent that day. But really, thanks for the comments, the updates on you, and the just fucking being there. Thanks for metaphorically holding my hand when i give the universe the finger, or for physically doing so when things are good, and love overfloweth and all that.
As always, miss you guys like all fuck. SMOOOOOOCH.