Sunday, June 28, 2015

Walking  3  28 June 2015

I walked over to Walmart in the wee hours of the morning, before sunrise.   So, here I am logging the three miles walked.   Now the kitchen is stocked for the week.   My foot is okay, merci Seigneur.

And my mouth is full of white chocolate peanut butter.  Yum.

ILYM

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Swimming  35 & 35  25 June 2015

I was able to swim 35 laps and walk 35 laps in the pool today.  Yeah, then I nullified the whole experience by eating pizza for lunch.

Maybe tomorrow will be better.

ILYM

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Swimming  30 & 30  23 June 2015

I was able to handle 30 laps swimming, and 30 laps walking.   Yeah, even after I walked 3 miles.  Foot seems the same.

Well, no, that's a lie.   I can't figure out what's up with the foot ulcer wound.  Also, I injured the side of my foot ripping off a bandaid.  Yes, when I hit the store this morning, I got lots of thick gauze and paper-thin adhesive tape.   I will survive.

ILYM
Walking  3  23 June 2015

I woke up at 5:30a and, on a whim, walked over to Walmart to get a few items.   Don't you worry, I'm being good, no unauthorized food(s) before they test my blood tomorrow morning.

So, that means I walked 3 miles today.   Not a lot, but it's something.

The energetic cashier reminded me of Shangela out of drag.   That put a smile on my sleepy face.

ILYM

Monday, June 22, 2015

Swimming  25 & 25  22 June 2015

I swam 25 laps & walked 25 laps this morning.   I love being able to hit the pool nearly every day.  I do hope to up my laps, but my foot says not yet.  I've got 2 superficial wounds, one from merely tearing off a bandaid.  Ugh.

I get blood work done on Wednesday, I see the original podiatrist on Friday, and then the nephrologist (kidney specialist) on the following Thursday.  THEN I might know whether my kidneys are gonna hold up or be the end of me, and how soon that might be.  My mother died from kidney failurein 2012, so of COURSE that is on my mind.

I have no idea at this point what to expect.  I have felt the kidney pain in the last month, and that is not a good sign.   I do want to live forever, but if health isn't part of the equation, what will my plan for persevering be?   So many unknowns.

Well, I know I want Futurama to return.
And, I can hardly wait for PR & FO to return next month.

ILYM

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Walking  4  20 June 2015

I walked 4 miles early Saturday morning, and forgot to post it till now.   It was just minor shopping, but I was eager to get up and DO something.

Are the rumors about Futurama & Netflix to be believed?  I'd  LOVE  for there to be new episodes.

ILYM

Friday, June 19, 2015

Swimming  10 & 40  19 June 2015

You'll never guess what I did today.   Yes, 10 laps swimming, 40 walking.   Now I'm lying on the bed for the rest of the day, in front of the A/C, the fans, and with the mandarin green tea within reach.  January come quick!  I might want to wear something other than swimming trunks and sweat someday.

ILYM

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Walking  4  18 June 2015

Je suis un idiot.  Une idiote? N'a pas d'importance.   I decided to walk home from the kidney ultrasound.   (No word, of course.)   I had heatstroke and was dead on my feet the rest of the day.   I did make it home safely, though, merci Seigneur.  Now I'm on the bed with a cold compress on my neck/head.

So, that means I walked 4 miles today.   That's it, mes amis.

ILYM
Swimming  10 & 40  17 June 2015

I forgot to post something.   I did the 10 swimming and 40 walking bit Tuesday and Wednesday, too.  I figured I would log it, even if I am a bit late.

ILYM
Swimming  10 & 40  16 June 2015

I forgot to post something.   I did the 10 swimming and 40 walking bit Tuesday and Wednesday, too.  I figured I would log it, even if I am a bit late.

ILYM

Monday, June 15, 2015

Swimming  10 & 40  15 June 2015

I swam 10 laps and walked 40, after coming home from the nurse's visit this morning.  Then I showered and readied myself for the kidney ultrasound and ... they cancelled it 15 minutes before I was to be picked up.  Supposedly it was because the place "smelled."   I wonder if someone just forgot to flush, or shower.   LOL

ILYM
Walking  2  15 June 2015

I was seen by the nurse early this morning, so I had an hour and a half before the shortbus picked me up.   So ... I went to Dollar General and went on a shopping spree, whoopie!  It's only 2 miles, but, hey, it's 2 miles, it gets logged.

I will start looking for PR and FO new contestant information soon.  I anticipate one of them popping up (FO?) soon.   Last time it showed up early.  PR is notorious for not posting till 2 weeks prior.   Who knows how it will be handled this year.

ILYM

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Walking  3  11 June 2015

I had to get some drugs so I walked 3 miles today.  I figured I'd log it here.   I might do some walking tomorrow, don't know what I am really doing yet.   We'll see.   It's not mandatory, just something I want to do.

Do you like this one better?   I must not have had a date in a while, they are all lookin' kinda cute.   =op

ILYM

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Walking  4  10 June 2015

I had another errand to run, er, walk, so I did 4 miles today.   Toying with the idea of doing an 8 mile trek tomorrow.   We'll see.  It's not mandatory, but I'm interested in getting something from Dollar Tree.  I'm so upscale.

ILYM

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Walking  4  7 June 2015

I had to get some things today, so I walked 4 miles.  I've been beat ever since.   God, I want to recover & live!

ILYM

Friday, June 5, 2015

Swimming  20 & 30  5 June 2015

I swam 20 laps and walked 30 this morning.  I did it so slow, it took me 15 minutes longer than it usually does.   I'm trying to even out the tan from all those days wearing a tank top.    Maybe by Christmas I'll only have the trunk lines.  Maybe.

Thinking about moving more plants around this weekend.   Some are overdue for a roomier spot.

ILYM

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Walking  4  3 June 2015

I had to run another errand, so I walked 4 miles today.   Now it's time for a nap!

ILYM
RuPaul's Drag Race s7e14
Grand Finale • 1 June 2015 


Filmed May 19th at L.A.'s Orpheum Theatre, aired June 1st on Logo TV, RuPaul crowned a winner for season 7.  Did you agree with the way things played out?
The group dance number was axed.  Instead, the contestants walked the runway in order of elimination. 
I *think* that the time with the eliminated contestants was ripped out so we could see each of the finalists lip synch to a song written specifically for them.


Ginger took us to church with "Pray & Slay."

I felt uncomfortable for Ginger when her father was shown on video (this is someone Ginger seems to have been estranged from for years.)   You know, sometimes when Ru touts that Drag Race is *bringing families together*  it is absolutely the truth.    However during this episode I wondered if it was merely damage control on the elder Minj.

I know, I picked on Ginger all season for how she treated her fellow contestants, and now I'm picking on a relative of hers.  But, I really felt uncomfortable for her when her father shows up on video saying he's always approved of her.  For me, that's nullifying Ginger yet again.   I believe Ginger when she says she didn't have a decent relationship with her father because he didn't approve of her.   Here's to hoping I'm all wrong on this and they all live happily ever after.


Later Ginger Minj stated that she was too big to NOT throw shade, and that everything comes from a place of love.


 
Because it was love in episode 12 where
she was furious with Violet for being young
(and incapable of respecting the win of RPDR.)
Uh-huh.  Sure.  Whatever you say.

 
Pearl entertained us with "Sleepwalker."

Pearl quickly admits that Ru was right when Ru told her that the fear of looking stupid was holding her back.  

They also discussed 'The Curse Of Pearl,' where someone crosses Pearl, and they end up being eliminated next.  Pearl brings up the obvious, that Ru wasn't kicked off the show, which brings laughs all around.  Lastly, Pearl wants to be taken seriously as a real talent, not just admired for being the drag queen who is the hottest out of drag.


 
Violet Chachki performed "Too Many Daddies."

Violet explains she tailored her Catholic School uniform, and now it all falls into place, she is just being a rebel to her upbringing, right?  

Then we get the mini-run through of those already eliminated, Tempest through Kennedy.  There was less banter with the already axed queens.  No one was asked what they would have done for The Snatch Game, etc.   My main problem is Jasmine Masters' wig, which screams, "I'm too afraid to go over the top, I refuse to do drag."  Remember Carson's critique on episode one (it looked too normal, even though she looked beautiful.)   Can't ya heard Bianca Del Rio screaming, "JER—RAAAAAAG !!!!"


I loved Mrs. KD's line about wearing two of Violet's corsets on her fingers.  Adorable!

Katya was awarded the ONLY $5,000.00 Miss Congeniality award.  (Ivy & BDLC won $10,000.00.)

"Things are tough all over."


 

This past year's queen, Bianca Del Rio, comes out in her version of a "Tin Man."


Not either of these tin men.

And not this girl, either.

... and she congratulates Violet after a fake out with Katya.

The fake out was adorable, though.

I've been saying all along that I wanted Violet to win over Ginger Minj, and yet, kept getting confused because Ginger was SO good.   Just like last year with Bianca & Courtney, it's always better when the #2 is VERY strong.   They both were fantastic.  And, don't get me started on season one.

And, lest we forget, Pearl did give us this.

Oh, please, we are better for having seen each of the 14 contestants this season.   What a blessing and a joy they all were.   Now, season 8 contestants, be nicer to each other than the some of the season 7 contestants were.  Nobody likes hating a finalist, or even a contestant who goes home first.

"What?"

Wait a minute.   I wonder if they did this season's finale differently because Ginger couldn't stand to be next to Violet?

Wait, no, they were holding hands near the end.  Well, that idea is obliterated before it left the barn.  Or something.

Well, I guess it's just walking and swimming posts till July, eh?   I really should check the SyFy page, maybe the new contestants for Face Off are already up?   I don't think PR starts filming till June 14th.   It looked like Face Off had already filmed at least ONE episode 

ILYM