Mrs. Flinger: Based on a True Story

Carb Swap- A Great Alternative Pancake 11/Feb/2010

#Recipe-Breakfast

I’ve started reducing our sugar intake thanks to The Belly Fat Cure and half a dozen other resources that have scared the ever-living-shit out of me in regards to sugar.


DEATH IN A PACKET ZOMG.

Sweet, lovely, death.

Anyway, so I’ve cut back on our sugar. Turns out? You only need about 15g of sugar A... Read more

Desk is to Chair as Ass is to Spreading Wildly Without Concern Of Emotional Recoil 09/Feb/2010

#Fitness#Weght Loss and Body Image

Here’s something. You remember those horrific questions on the SAT and GRE? Those “This is to That as That is to _____” and then you have to pick from a list that matches NOTHING and OMG my fourteenth #2 pencil just broke and I need a smoke and I don’t even smoke.

I’m a living proof those standardize tests do two things:
1. Prove nothing. I was told, after each test, to just go live barefoot in the kitchen because you stupid whore, you can’t even do a multiple choice test well and mygod what will society do with a creative thinker? and
b) traumatize me forever.

Which is obvious with the start of this post.

In other traumatic, although not unexpected news, I’ve gained weight. That’s right, laugh all you... Read more

Avatar + Rush Limbaugh = Me 04/Feb/2010

#Life#Getting to know me#Mother F.U.C.K.E.R.#The Flinger Family

Small fact:

This is your brain.

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This is your brain completely consumed on the dream house you are still waiting to hear about while playing cat - n - mouse with the Dept. of Ed.

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(Your brain is the fleshy delicious goodness of pig fat in this scenario.)

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Update: If this goes much longer my pig fat will be grilled and buttered before I have the... Read more

Reality Check 31/Jan/2010

#Life

I know in the large scheme of things, this will all seem like an over-dramatic reenactment of some time in our life we’ll totally forget. I know there are bigger worries. I’m reminded daily watching one of my dearest friends stay positive in a high risk pregnancy waiting for a blood clot three times the size of her baby to dissolve. I see my sister face a year without her husband as he gets deployed to Korea. I know my mom is going in for surgery on her shoulder and ultimately her neck where they take a piece of bone from her leg and use it to... Read more

Inexplicable pain, heartache, and why I continue to fight 30/Jan/2010

I read the email at 7AM friday morning. I dropped the phone and clutched my stomach. “Noooo” I could hardly breathe.

It was true, I was sure it was true. My groggy mind tried to form the words. “We lost the house.” I said it out loud just to be sure I was awake.

“We lost the house” Louder now with more force.

“WE LOST THE HOUSE” I ran to the bathroom to get Mr. Flinger who was busy getting ready for a normal day. A regular Friday.

But this was no longer a regular Friday.

He looked boggled, confused, unsure. I began to sob. “Wait, calm down, what?”

Unable to speak I pulled him downstairs and showed him the email. The lender denied us. My credit score fell over 120 points this one... Read more

I do alcoholism like I do politics: half-assed 28/Jan/2010

#Life#Fitness#Weght Loss and Body Image#Getting to know me

Remember the time I said I was going to quit drinking? Yea, that didn’t work out so great. In fact, that lasted roughly a week, maybe.

So I googled, “ALCOHOLISM” because I like to be all dramatic and diagnose myself with things from Dr. Google. It validates every ache and pain and makes me appreciate the fact that I do, indeed, have roughly 4.23 months to live according to some scientific study based on rats in England.

Apparently, though, I’m only a half-assed alcoholic.

Can’t a girl get some pity around here? Jeeze.

This is an approximation of what Google taught me:

Symptom #1: If you googled this because you think you have... Read more

Seattle Freeways- The App I should have created but didn’t 26/Jan/2010

#Work

I have lofty dreams of being the self-sufficient gardner/technologist/home-maker and they are all crap. CRAP I SAY. Because seriously, the next time I can self sustain recycled technology without updates or the Internetz is the day I’m a freaking billionaire.

So, until I can telepath my way in to your brain bypassing email and other insecure methods and create every app on my own I shall ever need, I’ll introduce you to some of my favorites that I totally had the idea for and never told anyone.

Except via telepathy.

And it totally worked.

We’ll call this category, “She so crazy she couldda made this, baby”

#1 in the series: Seattle... Read more

Clean Eating Articles: Click Through for You 24/Jan/2010

#Flinger Appreciated Links

I thought I’d share some of the fabulous information I’ve recently come across. Some fabulous people are out there writing about diet and fitness much better than I am. Here’s a snippet of some of the awesomeness.

Leigh’s “How to get fat skinny”.

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First, there is a distinction between getting fit and losing weight. I’ll stick to losing weight in this post since... Read more

Productivity and Me: A graph 21/Jan/2010

#Life#Working Mom

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Threaded 20/Jan/2010

#Balance#Depth and Faith#Life

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It’s warm for January. The buds are unsure. The clock says to wait but the weather debates. I notice this as I walk and breathe deeply inhaling the fresh smell of pine and exhaling exhaustion. Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale.

I think about how connected everything is. There is no circle that does not touch another. The trees and the plants, the small town I live. The people I know all know one another. The business I have touches others in my community and the community in which I do business reaches beyond the pond to even more communities.

There is not a single blade of grass in my life that does not belong to the larger... Read more