Happily Ever After … Only if You’re Boring!

Today’s daily prompt is:

“And they lived happily ever after.”

Think about this line for a few minutes. Are you living happily ever after? If not, what will it take for you to get there?

Happiness is great, it’s joy, contentment, perfection.  It’s beautiful, birds singing your favorite song as you dance through the meadows in bliss…until a bomb falls and the zombie apocalypse begins!


OK, probably not THAT realistic, but Happily Ever After is “fine”…but why have Happily Ever After when you can have Daringly-Ever-After, or Adventure-Ever-After?


I don’t want a prince on a white horse who can do no wrong.  I want the dark knight who got kicked out of the kingdom and had to come back and save everyone 20 years later, all the while being his arrogant irritating self.  I want motorcycle chases, explosions and world-saving greatness.  What’s so wrong with that?

Am I living Happily Ever After?  Absolutely not, and I love it that way!  We fight, we make up, we have adventures, we build freaking motorcycles and go 130 miles per hour!  We’re prepping to start building a car for crying out loud!  We play video games together, work out together, have eachothers’ back against enemies both foreign and domestic.  He makes me stronger, I make him gentler.  We pull eachother off of our individual high horses and race off into the sunset in a Bugatti Veyron at 210 mph, adrenaline pumping, hearts racing and minds melding into a single thought; life.  We live a life worth living, and although it’s not necessarily Happily Ever After, it is our adventure and that is perfectly alright by me.

It’s Friday…I’m Hyper!

So what happens when you put a hyperactive social butterfly on regular coffee?? You get a result like this:

Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Bounce Bounce Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Bounce Shake Run in Circles Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Bounce Twitch Extreme Productivity Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk…

I’m just waiting for the caffeine to wear off…I know it will…I read it somewhere?  I also had an insane amount of protein for breakfast: GNC Shake + an Atkins shake (which I poured as creamer into my coffee and thickener into my GNC shake)…so I don’t know how long this will end up lasting, but for now I’m just reveling in the hyper…pretty much.

This morning I was positive I’d have a gain, yesterday I went out to LUNCH AND DINNER!  It was C-RAZY! I also woke up at like 4:00 when the AC got turned off to preserve its little life (we live in South Dakota, yesterday was like 100 degrees with a low of like 80, it was depressing as hell), and like a compulsive idiot I stepped on the scale, gain! 167.4! Gasp! Seizure! Die!  What ever will I do?  I will chug water and go back to bed until 7:00AM apparently.  I jump on the scale again, and down to 166.2!!  Yes, I lost 1.4 pounds by sleeping for 3 hours…that’s my kind of weight loss! And no, I did not pee it out!

So today the plan is: Work…go home…get groceries and stuff to clean the AC…go home…vacuum the newly clean house…and then watch some TV and pass the flip out.  My family reunion is in Iowa tomorrow starting at 10:00AM.  I don’t plan on getting there QUITE that early, but I do plan on being there in time for lunch, and I will be strong!  I plan on bringing my shake, a bar and salad for support.  My relatives can cook like nobody’s business so this is a bigger temptation than going to a 5-star restaurant for me.  I usually luck out and have a few people who bring some sort of 7 layer salad or something, then I don’t have to stare longingly at the sloppy joes, baked beans, green bean casserole, cantaloupe (yeah, I spelled that right, on the first try!), watermelon, dinner rolls…oh god I’m drooling, that’s embarrassing!

I am willing to accept a final weight of this week as 167.5 (on the off chance I have a gain Sat/Sun/Mon mornings) because it’ll still be higher than a 2 pound loss.  If it’s more, eh, whatever, I get to keep my bead for my 25 pound mark still.  If for some freak reason I lose 1.4 more pounds between today and Monday I’ll be up to a second bead in two weeks, so 30 pounds lost…holy crap!  That’ll be my half way point, so it’ll be a good day to be me!  Both motorcycles are being rockstars right now, so I’m loving that.

And that’s what I made because I LOVE how our bikes contrast so much!