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Mrs. Flinger: A work in progress

Fixing Mrs. Flinger Feb 20, 2015

I'm currently working on this website. I want to add back the links to blogs I love, some ways to find content easier, and put in archive, at last, some of the ancient articles. Come back to see updates.

Body, Meet Image Dec 31, 2009

#Fitness#Weght Loss and Body Image

I started this post a while back, before Christmas, when I was beginning to analyze the correlation to my heavier times and having the “winter blues”. I wanted to have a nice sit-down with myself and really talk about how and why my body isn’t changing and why I’m unable to do the things I used to or look the way I think I do. All of this occurred before these ladies started discussing things like being plus-size vs working hard at fitness.  It’s ironic, in a very real ten-thousand-spoons sort of way, a touch serendipitous, and more than a bit refreshing to realize while I was here having a smack-down, drag-out discussion with myself, the internet was discussing it, too. I’ve struggled with body image issues since I was old enough to realize I... Read more

Winter Blues, Crystal Night Dec 30, 2009

#Life

I wish I had something to say. Profound. Light. A sparkle of words to twinkle in the windows of our crowded condo community. But I don’t. Instead I have shadows and early sunsets and evenings of lists not completed. I have children to attend to. A house to keep. Clients to say good-bye to. Friends to see. A body I don’t recognize. A passion for movement, inside and out. The holiday lights come down when winter puts up it’s first fight. The days are short, so long is the night. I wish I had something profound to say, but I don’t. Nothing light. Nothing sunny. Nothing more than Happy New Year. Changes are coming. Read more

The Birth Of A Great Idea- Mom Bloggers Run in SF in May 2010 Dec 28, 2009

Twitter is known for being the place of ideas. And if it’s not then it should be. The Following is a run down of how I committed, and drug a few other mom bloggers in with me, to run a 5K in San Francisco in May. So here we are… running a 5K in San Fran in May. I like the sound of that. Now we just have to find a race. And train. And somehow I feel more empowered because as a community, we spur each other forward. And I kinda dig that. So if you’re wanting to join us, please do. You can never have enough virtual running partners. Even if, and I hear you, you haven’t run in “some time” or “my uterus jiggles as I jog” or “are you shitting me” is your excuse, I have the solution. The Couch to Five K. Otherwise known... Read more

The Poem Dec 27, 2009

#Family Life

It was the perfect temp not a cloud in the sky The mister took the kids so maybe perhaps that I could get in a run for my new resolution it wasn’t too cold it was a perfect solution I started out great the wind in my hair my feet on the gravel a glorious affair Then came a rumble which turned in to fear My mind raced “Is there a toilet near?” I stared in to miles without any hope There was no way to stop I’d just have to cope So off I did run while clenching it tight I hope nobody could tell it was an awful sight I started to sweat not from heat, I believe more of an internal struggle to seek a reprieve from the growing movements from within my bowel I looked around did anyone else smell that foul? The ditches looked great more promising than grass I just... Read more

The GIANT! UPDATE! OF DOOM! Dec 27, 2009

#Family Life

This is how my vacation has gone thus far: Things I plan to do today - Some work for Catapult’s end days. - Bake some bread - Organize the copious amounts of shit in our house for the impending move. - Workout - Do some laundry - Clean the bathrooms - organize the office stuff before the start of the new year Things I actually do in a day - Play Mario Kart - Take a nap I impress with my skills. We’ve had a rough go trying to kick a virus’s ass. The boy? Has been taken over by a large! motherfucking! virus! of doom! Or some alien. Merry Effing Christmas! From the trenches at toddlerhood from Mrs. Flinger on Vimeo. Or Mario. I dunno. I forgot what real people look like. We also realized we aimed a bit too low for this christmas. Behold: Our Christmas Wreath! Yes,... Read more

{W}  -  In an attempt to not be too Amy Grant, My Best Christmas Gift Dec 22, 2009

I’ve struggled with this week’s challenge, which is ironic since I came up with it. Challenge it is, though, as whatever I had in my mind at the time of creating it is long since slipped.  “My Most Memorable Christmas Gift.” It seems silly to think back, even sillier to remember what hit my top list in years past. So excuse the christian-singer-turned-secular-after-a-divorce-cheesy-christmas-list-song-ish of this post, but it’s all I can think of. And it’s everything. This is the year I’m most thankful. This year. This is my most memorable Christmas. I have two healthy children. I have a fantastic marriage, a husband who supports and cares and loves us all. I have a job I love, clients who became friends, friends who support me.  I have... Read more

An update: Clean Eating Flinger Style Dec 21, 2009

#Essays

As it turns out, one can gain weight if one cooks all natural, whole, delicious home-cooked meals all the time. Hu. Next up? PORTION CONTROL! Mylands but it’s so good. I found an article I wanted to share with you. Clean Eating: Why Eating Clean Is The Unfad Diet That Works. I thought it has a pretty good run-down on the principles behind clean eating. I’ve also decided I may need to take up another sport. Comon, folks, I’m lying to myself here. Do you really gain five pounds eating healthy? OR is it that you don’t workout as heartily as you once did and thus your calorie needs have dropped while your yummy food factor went up? I have a few friends that are in to bike racing. Manual Bike Racing, that is. As in road bikes. I don’t know if I’m one to... Read more

{W}: Lunch Box Dec 15, 2009

#{w}rite-of-passage

It’s that time of week again when I get all excited and horny seeing all the people that participate in the {W}rite-of-Passage challenge. Except this week I’m going to pass myself because SOME PEOPLE totally wore me out and by wore me out I mean whore me out in Vegas. Yo. But here are the people who are much more awesome than I am. Please sign up to participate and to be critiqued. Read more

Flinger’s Creed Dec 13, 2009

#Theology

I grew up reciting the Apostles Creed every Sunday. I can still turn my mind off and repeat the prayer verbatim. Ironically, as I’m sitting in Sin City with a group of people I met online, I find myself creating a new creed. A “Flinger Creed”, if you will. We don’t believe in the Gods of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Christian Scientist or Judaism. We believe in the wonder and amazement of nature and science. We believe that kindness begets kindness. We believe in the power of community, the strength of people caring for each other, the trickle-down effect of a single act of kindness. We believe in family. We believe in raising children to be free thinkers, to know they are loved for their choices and guide them to make good ones. We believe you have the power... Read more

VEGAS BABY! (I hope oh I hope) Dec 10, 2009

#Family Life

I’m whispering this post. Please do not wake Karma I think we’re going to Vegas tomorrow. :: looks around for Murphy :: Remember the last time? (Written the day we cancelled our trip to Vegas, May 3rd, 2009) - You can realize you are no longer going to Vegas, the trip you need both for work and mental health. - You can cry about that fact. - Three times. - You can get really sort of pissed off about it but realize there’s nothing you can do as you watch your son teeter around in his diaper bark-coughing his runny nose all over the house and he hoarsely yells “DAINS! DAINS! CHOO CHOO!” - You can realize what an asshole you are. I’m afraid to say anything. Murphy listens. But I think we’re going to Vegas tomorrow for one of my dearest friend’s... Read more