Radiogurl a la Carte

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007
A Fish Called Radiogurl

I've lost another size. Enough so that I had to buy a whole new wardrobe, because my pants had reached the point that I risked a lower-half streaking incident every time I wore them.

Fortunately for me, one of the local thrift stores today had all clothing for 25 cents per piece. I spent just under $3 and if I can wear it all, I should be in good shape for a while longer.

For the record, I'm not doing Atkins or any particular diet. I eat what I want, more or less when I want. (That's taking into account that I can't eat at my desk at work and don't get an actual lunchtime off to eat.) It's just a combination of reduced stress on the job and trying a revolutionary concept in eating: I only eat when I'm hungry and have cut out almost all sodas. I drink tea or water, and occasionally hot chocolate.

I'm still stressed over money but that's been a fact of my life since I was old enough to talk. My parents were very careful to let me know why I couldn't have new clothes/shoes/ice cream/toys like other kids. We didn't have enough money, despite the fact that my dad made good money on the job. I knew by the time I was about three or four that it was really about priorities, and the fact that I wasn't one.

But that's a whole 'nother story.

Anyway, I'll be glad to get home tonight. Two ridiculously late nights and I'm about past functioning.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I stole this little ditty from Poolagirl. She's veggan, no less, hehe!

You Are Fish

You have a well formed palate and a daring appetite. If it's served to you, you'll at least try it. People are pretty scared of your exotic ways. But once they get a taste of you, they're addicted!

Funny, I've been told before that there was something fishy about me, bwahaha!

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )