Let’s face it- I’m not a super skinny gal. I’m not obese, but I have meat on my bones. Currently I am working my way through Power 90- the Tony Horton series before P90X. It’s way easier than P90X, and easier to stick with. The workouts are 35 minutes long and that’s something I can relate to.

Aside from my ass, chin, and tummy, my biggest body beef is with my arms. They are sort of undefinable. I mean, they aren’t flabby but they definitely have no shape. I can sort of fake it in the summer when I have a tan, but for the most part they are pretty much just slabs of meat on either side of my boobs.

I am now amazed to say that 4 weeks into my Power 90 adventures, I can do 30 push-ups (10 of each kind-normal, wide and triangle) AND my fat arms fit into my button-down shirts! It’s a little shocking actually. Don’t get me wrong, you would never confuse my arms with Michelle Obamas, but I am quite proud of my small accomplishment.


2 lbs. good steak- ribeye, new york strip, etc.
3 Tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
2 tbsp seasoning salt
1 Tsp black pepper
Olive oil

Make sure your steak are approximately the same height. Sandwich the meat between two pieces of wax paper and hammer with a meat tenderizer to even out. Heat olive oil, on low in a large skillet on the stove. Mix together the lemon pepper, seasoning salt and pepper in a small bowl. Coat the steaks thoroughly and heavily. Put the steaks in the hot skillet and cook until desired done-ness.

This was seriously some of the best steak we’ve ever had. The flavors mixed so well with the meat. Dr. Big had two large hunks. I served it with rice and baby carrots.

Ok, ok. After my post of the celebrity girl crushes, I have received questions from folks asking who made the cut for my Top 10 celebrity man crushes. Brace yourselves kids- you won’t find Johnny Depp or Brad Pitt here. I mostly go for the guys who are quirky and cute. So without further ado…My Top 11 (See what I did there? I pulled an “American Idol” and put one more in my Top 10- it was too hard)

11) Ryan Reynolds- I have a friend who is obsessed with Ryan-so I now have more appreciation for him than I used to. I always thought he was cute, and apparently People magazine concurs. He’s also a stellar actor and goes so well with Sandra Bullock….and we all know how I feel about her.

10) Seth Myers- who wouldn’t love the rockstar head writer on Saturday Night Live?

9) Michael Buble- The VOICE! Oh my gosh. He transports me back to the 40s and 50s and I love that. He could sing the phonebook day and night and it would be totally fine. I mean, I would buy that CD.

8 ) Jeffery Donovan- So serious and sexy- he makes Florida look so cool on “Burn Notice.”

7) James Roday- Quirky, funny and damn likeable. I felt confident calling him a comedic actor, but he can rock a serious role like no one’s business. He’s got loads of charisma. I say it comes from the nose.

6) Patrick Dempsey- Its the hair, man; all about the hair.

5) Colin Firth- The accent gets me every time. And now he has an Oscar to go with that sexy British accent. Way to go, Mr. Darcy.

4) Michael Vartan- A great actor he is not- honestly he’s probably the least talented man on this list, but I couldn’t help myself. He’s just so gosh darn pretty.

3) George Clooney- You know how they say wine gets better with age? Same goes for Clooney. He oozes sexiness without even trying. Since I am an “ER” fan from way back, I remember how he can take almost any role and give it the “Clooney” treatment; meaning, he can play any role with that smug, schoolboy, swagger and it’s totally fine by me.

2) Ed Norton- The way he can immerse himself into roles is unbelievable. I love how distinctive his voice is. His talent is what makes him so sexy.

1) Bradley Cooper- This may surprise some of you. I first fell in love with Mr. Cooper on “Alias” (much like Mr. Vartan). Ugh- the eyes, the acting, the voice. Yes, I know about the gay rumors, but I assure you; in my mind he most certainly is straight. Very, VERY straight.

I stopped and wondered tonight: when is the correct time to bring up serious relationship conversations? I mean, obviously you always wait until the person is in a good mood, and isn’t distracted and the time is there to have a serious convo, but the bringing up part is where I get snagged on.

Before everyone gets too concerned, Dr. Big and I aren’t having problems. I just have a couple of questions more on the serious side, and can’t seem to find the right time. The questions aren’t even that negative- just long convo ones. If he’s in a good mood, I always want to have fun and keep things goofy and fun. If he’s in a sour mood, obviously that is not a good time. I never want to make plans to “talk”. No one wants to hear that- “We need to talk when you get home”. Uh, no thanks, I’ll just stay at work.

The other beef I have with serious relationship conversations why is the girl always bringing it up? I mean I know we are more advanced creatures and we tend to think more long term, but why don’t guys take any initiative? I can’t decide if they want to keep the status quo or if they are just that naive? I suppose most want to avoid any type of confrontation. I myself would actually fall into that category, but after many months of avoidance and ignorance, I have decided that this is getting silly. Personally, I think I am being quite adult.

I will let all of you know just as soon as I figure the timing out.