That Tall Girl

Look to your left
October 18, 2008, 11:27 pm
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Yeah, see that… the RSS feed for my new twitter account? Yep, it’s new.

It isn’t the prettiest looking widget that I’ve got over there, but it’s nifty. I love that I can text twitter and it will update it for me. That way you can know about the next time I see the mutant squirrel that lives by my psychology building.

I’m noticing that it takes a while to process that I’ve posted something new… so you may not hear about me almost getting run over by a bicycle until 2 hours after the fact.

And I’m feeling quite a bit better now. I’m exhausted still but at least I don’t feel like puking every time I move my head.


It’s official…
October 11, 2008, 1:41 am
Filed under: breakfast, chicken, college, dinner, food, friends, fun, gym-boy, my day | Tags: , , , , , ,

… I’m a loser. It’s Friday night and I’m blogging. Yep, you guessed it, I’m sitting in my dorm room because there’s nothing better to do. Honestly I have good reasons to want to go to bed early, like:

  • I’m exhausted
  • My roommate and suitemate are in Omaha for the weekend (for Navigators
  • I’m sore
  • I have things to do tomorrow

Now that Ya’ll know why I’m going to bed at 8:30 on a friday night in college (btw, I don’t party/drink, if that explains anything) I will continue with regularly scheduled programming

You know that you wanted to see what I eat. Well here it is. If you really want to try to figure out the calories, you just go ahead and do that, then let me know in the comments.

  • Wed. 9-24
  • breakfast:
  • 1 c. raisin bran
  • 1.5 c. lucky charms
  • 1 c. skim milk
  • 1 c. canned peaches sans syrup
  • 5 medium, fresh strawberries
  • 20 oz. gatorade
  • lunch:
  • pb&j with 70cal/slice bread (high fiber), lots of pb and low sugar jam
  • 1 really dense brownie
  • dinner:
  • 1 c. strawberry ice cream
  • 2 chicken strips
  • 3 T. BBQ sauce
  • small salad with 2T honey mustard dressing
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 c milk
  • snack:
  • 1 dense brownie


  • Thurs. 9-25
  • breakfast:
  • 1.5 c raisin bran
  • 1.5 c lucky charms
  • 1 c skim milk
  • .75 c blackberries
  • 1 c canteloupe
  • 2 eggs srambled with a bit of cheese
  • 3 fun size chocolates
  • 20 oz. gatorade
  • lunch:
  • chicken breast
  • 1 c skim milk
  • .5 c cauliflower
  • small salad with 2 T honey mustard dressing
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 brownie
  • 1 ice cream novelty (190 cal.)
  • dinner/snacks:
  • 6  fun size chocolates
  • 1 brownie
  • 5ish fakelike pork ribs, meat-y
  • 1 c milk
  • small salad with 2 T honey mustard dressing
  • .5 cup white bean and tomato salad
  • 1  c fluffy strawberry salad (cottage cheese, jello, cool whip)
  • .5 c peas

And I totally lost a couple pounds this last week just by dropping down to one bowl of cereal and cutting down on the sweets. But with the above menu I was able to maintain my weight. Aren’t you jealous??


**I saw gym boy today!!! I was walking out of my Spanish class about 20 minutes late (talking to the prof. about the outline…) and he was “parked” outside of the building I was walking out of. It was a  nice day so he had the window rolled down in what is not his car (because I totally am a creepy stalker and know what he drives) There was eye contact. Wish there was a wave… but I think he might be in a frat and was with his frat… brothers… is that what you call them??**

Money, Money, Money, Money, Money. MONEY!
September 2, 2008, 12:29 am
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Sometimes I wish that I knew how to do something cool like play the piano. I mean really, then I could just sit down and jam out. Like the guy at the dining center today.

At lunch he just sat down and started play the piano. He wasn’t perfect, but it was much better than I could play. Two of the songs he played were “Apologize” by Justin Timberlake and “Clocks” by Coldplay.

Then at dinner he played some more… but this time he set out a glass on the piano- and made money! From playing the piano after he was done eating.

He probably got about $5 total. Hey- that’s a sandwich.

Hope ya’ll had a great long weekend. Back to the real world now.


*oh yah, and check out what my roommate and I are doing to try to get more people to like us on our floor at the “White Board Joke of the Day” link to you left.*

August 11, 2008, 9:01 pm
Filed under: college, food, gym, my day, sports | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

As I’m sitting here I’ve got a snack. But not just any ordinary snack: kashi crackers + peanut butter. Can you say “yummo”? I haven’t had peanut butter in quite a while (we used to have a bad relationship, me and pb) but I decided that I could splurge a bit today (and probably needed to) since I burned a record 952 calories duirng my 1.5 hours of exercise today **edited out**

Normally Ill get somewhere between 500-750 calories burned. But today I added 30minutes of moderate effort on the elliptical to my normal 40 minute monday spin class. I also left it going when I walked to the spinning room and when I went upstairs to do abs with the group, where…

Our instructor instructed us to find a partner. That’s a problem. I’ve never been good at picking a partner for athletic things. In fact I would dread having to find someone to pepper (vb warm up: pass set and eventually spike/ down ball) with me a volleyball practice.  Nobody would ever be my partner. I was always the odd one out. A lot of the time I had to work with the coach! Back to the gym… all the girls had their partners picked out already. All of them. Every last one. Taken. I had to work with one of the guys. (Everyone in the class is at least old enough to be my parent, except the instructor who is like 23ish) I had to work with one of the guys. Let me just say, he was very nice. But it was uncomfortable- especially when I was laying on the floor holding onto his ankles while bringing my legs up and him pushing my legs back down, he was standing behind me.

Andddd I don’t really know how to tie this up into once nice bow and finish the post. I lost my train of thought.  **edited out**

July 25, 2008, 2:13 am
Filed under: food, fun, my day, sports | Tags: , , , ,

Holy caloric intake, Batman!

8000??? Wtf. What in the world was the the calculator smoking before I entered my stats? Really, 8000 calories. If you only knew me.

When I’m relatively active I can eat about 2500 to maintain my weight. When I’m a couch potato I need about 2000 to maintain.  How in the world could I even begin to consumer 8293.99 calories per day? Eat peanut butter all day long and constantly have the runs? Well, here are some options:

  1. Go to Heart Attack Grill in Arizona and order the “quadruple bypass burger”. But that means I would eat all 8000 in one sitting!
  2. Drink weight gainer shakes
  3. Become a scientist and harvest pure ATP, eat a mole of it and, voila: 8000 in the butt bank
  4. Slurp down 9 meals consecutively and try not to throw up

Ahh, thats all I can think of for now. Not that I’ll ever have to buy a plane ticket to Arizona or get my PhD to make sure I’m eating enough. I think I’ll stick with what know for now, and leave the calculators to the gullable thinking that it’s possible to eat a whole cheescake and still lose weight.

Check it Out!
July 21, 2008, 3:11 am
Filed under: church, dinner, family, food, friends, fun, love, movies, my day, nike | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,


Look at me, I’m 18! The day started with me opening presents (!!!) my fav? the nike hrm. super cool if ya ask me.


We had got to go to church this morning. I chose an earlier service, I hate getting home at 1:30pm. Anyways… that afternoon- I went to see the new BATMAN movie. All this talk about heathy-boy being crazy good- it’s all true. it was super cool if ya ask me.

Hillary came over after that and brought me the balloons noted above and a mini cheesecake, since she knows i love cheesecake! what a friend, huh? she’s super cool if ya ask me.

for my birthday dinner, we went to my fav restaurant in KC. but you have to go to my new food blog to hear about it. it’s super cool if ya ask me.

After all that we went to HyVee and I bought some lottery scratchers tickets. I came sooo close to winning $4000 I could smell it, but alas, i didnt win anything. that’s not cool. but buying lottery tickets: super cool if ya ask me.

**go to TTG (thattallgirl) Fuel, please!**

I’m Late, I’m Late! (but not really)
July 17, 2008, 6:44 pm
Filed under: breakfast, cooking, food, grill, gym, my day, pool, sports, television, work | Tags: , , , , ,


The plan was to start my food diary today. But I’m a slacker… and don’t have anytime to make a new blog between the nap I need and showering and going to work- yes it’s almost 2pm. Let’s just say I’m enjoying the dog days of summer (Anthony Bourdain and Samantha Brown have been keeping me company for the last couple of hours).

I have the pictures of my food and everything! Summer and time management don’t go well together for me- I was also planning of going to the pool 40 min. ago to swim laps and read. Procrastination has struck again- this is cutting into my nap time! Nobody wants a grouch at work, do they?