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I watched "Whalerider" this morning before I went to bed - incredible movie, and I think it is my favorite of the five I rented over the weekend. I loved it. I don't know that I agree that the young woman in it should have been nominated for an Academy Award, but whatever, she was, and she did a fine, fine job acting in the movie. I just don't think her performance was as demanding or as dazzling as the other actresses who were nominated. Doesn't take away from my appreciation of the movie, though!
I slept fitfully today, and then had to get up and go to a spinning class tonight for the infomercial. I've never done a spinning class before, so this was an experience! I was grateful that I've been working out for six months now, because I know I kept up better than I would have otherwise. I never felt like I was huffing and puffing, so all those hours on the elliptical machine were good for something! My legs, on the other hand, were exhausted by the end. I can definitely see the need for cross training! By the time I got off the bike I felt like I could barely stand up! Enjoyed it, though, and the trainer is VERY motivational for this O, and brings out my competitive side. I need that right now, as that sense of competition has been pushed down for a while!
After the spinning class, I was supposed to have dinner with my uncle, but when I called him to see where to meet him, he cancelled on me - the time difference was too much for him, and he was exhausted after having travelled all day. We may not even get to see each other tomorrow since I have another spinning class tomorrow at 6:30 that I have to attend. That will depend on how tired he is tomorrow night. But Wednesday evening is a definite go, and he said we would do something utterly lavish and decadent for dinner. Cool! Except that I really need to stay focused on this program for the infomercial! I might have a little bit of dessert, though, or wine or something.
Since he cancelled for tonight, I went home and napped for a couple hours before coming in to work. Then got up, threw my clothes on, and headed in here. Nearly forgot my lunch and snacks, which would have been a first, and a disaster in terms of my diet. I had some ground lamb that I threw into a skillet with a little bit of olive oil, some toasted walnuts, sweet potato, and spinach, and I put some curry and garlic salt on it and mixed it all together. It was divine, all HBs, and I have more for lunch. Had some celery stalks with almond butter for a snack. Haven't juiced in a couple of days since we're supposed to limit our sugar intake. : ( Once a week we have a 'free' day to eat whatever we want, within reason. I suspect I'll have some juice on those days.
Went to Starbucks the other day and was chatting with this cute young guy about 'the industry' as the movie biz is usually referred to out here, and he is a wanna-be writer/producer. He currently works with some high-powered folks, and said he'd give my headshot and resume to them, so we exchanged information. He asked me out for that evening (Saturday, I had plans with Mike) and then he called me today because he had a terrific job interview and wanted to celebrate with me, and again I couldn't because I was supposed to have dinner with my uncle. But I think we'll get together one evening next week. At first I was against the idea of going out with him at all since he's about 25, but he seems mature, kind, intelligent, and fun, so why not? Demi Moore and Cameron Diaz are both dating younger men, Oprah did a show on it, so what the heck. If nothing else it would be interesting to contrast dating a man 8-10 years younger than me to one who is 8 years older than me.
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