October 2011 12 of 12 | 10/13/11
8:08am: Rise and shine! 8am might not seem that early to you but on the West Coast that's actually super early. I was also up late working the night before to the tune of 3:30am.
8:15: Believe it or not but in the two years that I took off from blogging I managed to get fat. I never thought that with my narrow build that would be possible but I guess that's what happens in your 30s. Thankfully, I've been steadily dropping and if I can get down to 165 - 170lb again I'll be ready for April's hike up the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
10:00am: Yesterday Chompy was diagnosed with Degenerative Spinal Arthritis (she is about to turn 12 afterall) and in the spirit of not letting it get her down she ate a two-month supply of the treat-flavored medicine. Unfortunately, it came shooting out every available orifice within the next couple of hours. And guess who gets to clean it up?
10:05: This guy! That's who. The small is so revolting I had to resort to drastic measures.
12:30: Though hard to believe, I'm over Starbucks and I've replaced it with The Coffee Bean. It's a California chain and because they don't have to uphold to the same strict nutritional hassles that Starbucks does all of their preservative-laden and powder-aided coffees taste way better.
1pm: Work, work, and more work. And also checking up on Brian's 12 of 12 to see if the monthly shower shot is there.
5pm: Late lunch at Subways. I really like the Sun Chips so I'm taking the Fatty Mentality and eating them even though I shouldn't.
6pm: Requisite Acura-Ad Commercial picture. This is off Stunt Road where I'm about to go hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains--my first trip without my geriatric dog. Boo.
7pm: On the way to the top of Calabasas Peak, allegedly the highest point in the mountains. It wasn't as difficult as the websites made it out to be.
7:20: At the top. I need to get off this mountain before it gets any darker. Thankfully I met a California hippie named Jeff on the way down who kept me safe from the many rattlesnakes that were now on the path.
10:30: After some more work, reading over Dr. M's grammar packet. No, I don't consider this fun.
11:15pm: I did get to each cheesecake though. This is why I'm fat despite a daily 2h hike.
BONUS: Chompy eating dinner (and keeping it down).