Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Fitting - Queen: Bicycle Race
Monday, November 10, 2008
This always makes me smile: 'Ripe'; Ben Lee
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Besides, getting an entry spot into BRR I think is the kick in the pants I need. I read a lot of runner/triathlete blogs daily and they go on and on about feeling fat for eating a candy bar, or slow after a 4000yd AM swim or sluggish after a 90min easy run. How about this---I've probably done the same amount of training From May-Dec 2007 that I completed in 1-2months during Ironman training in all 3 years I have done an IM. How's THAT for fat/lazy/sluggish. But I am making a commitment to my training to do this run in April and do it well. With a candy bar here or there for a little motivation.
Because it's on now and I love it - U2: City of Blinding Lights
Monday, January 14, 2008
Today was my birthday. Well, it still is for about 20 more minutes. It was a nice day but nothing real memorable, but really what is so great about turning 31? My 30th was privately traumatic for me so Jen and I celebrated with a gathering at our place for wine, beer and snacks then moved on to a bar crawl on Cap Hill where we proceeded to get wasted. There is always something to remember --or not-- about a bash like that, but this year we kept things low key. Jen had some friends in from Michigan so I went out with them on Saturday night. I took the day off work today (paid holiday---woo hoo!) and planned the day around a 4 page list of things to do. People asked if I had a fun b-day or will go on a trip. No. I ran errands today. I did get a massage and it was freakin' fantastic. A good massage is when they can rub the dickens --knots included--- outta your shoulders/neck/resst of the bod and still fall asleep. I did that. I can't wait to schedule my next one. I did get a few things crossed off my list including 3 important things ----12pm massage, yoga in the morning and have a good breakfast. That's a great morning.
The tradition with my mom is to call us at the time we were born to wish us a happy b-day at that time. Jen is 3:12pm and after that she calls me to say "haha I'm older than you". That lasts for 23 minutes and at 3:35pm I cathch up to her. Mom looks forward to doing this each year. Sister Jill usually calls at night to sing her Marilyn Monroe version but not so this year. I ended up calling her and Newphew Brody sang to me. At first he didn't wanted to, but after some fake crying he happily obliged. When he finished he went back to playing but I could hear him say in the background "she's happy now!". Definitely made my day.
Birthday dinner came delivered from Jen---a pint of Ben & Jerry's cookie dough ice cream. So after all my cooking (another thing to cross off the list) I had ice cream for dinner. Perfect high-cal dinner to end a low-key day.
You don't say?: They say it's your birthday
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Sunday, December 30, 2007
The best part about being home was of course spending time with my 2.5yr old nephew, Brody.
This video shows just how much fun we had with just an empty laundry basket, absent brother-in-law (he would have freaked out I'm sure) and a happy aunt.
Key things here: the words 'faster', 'ok, slow down', watch his eyes as the room slows down, and 'do again!'
We also listened to 'Pootie Pootie' on my iPod over and over and danced. It's the song 'Ms. New Booty' by Bubba Sparxxx but he LOVES it. I taught him some new dance moves including one where he had to fold his hands 'like you're praying in church' and could only imagine him on Sunday doing that at church (he didn't....yet). We threw a nerf ball at each other, I chased him around the house, and danced some more. I had sent a christmas card to them and decided to sent a separate one with a rocking horse on it just to him. When we were looking for the nerf ball I saw my card taped on his bedroom door and stopped my nerf hunting to asking 'Brody...who gave you this card?'
'You did Aunt Emmy! Thank you Aunt Emmy'.
Oh..he just melts my heart. Then I found the nerf ball, whipped it at him again and we ran around the house some more. And this was all within the first few hours of me arriving in Michigan. You can only imagine how the rest of my stay was? Especially when it started with heart melting moments like this and fun ways to entertain with a laundry basket and an Aunt Emmy who loves her nephew.
the Nephew's favorite song - Bubba Sparxxx: Ms. New Booty
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
My licence was copied and scanned and reviewed all day Saturday - I swear - because I remember seeing my awful photo on the 19" computer monitor longer than necessary. Wrong address. I moved in August and haven't had the address changed on my license. It's up for renewal in January anyway so what was the big deal?
The business associate I was working with I think hid for a second or 30 longer because he feared my reaction. The paperwork couldn't be finalized until I had a current drivers license. But it is! It's still good for 45 more days! Not so. The address has to match my new place of residence which means........I have to go do the DMV to renew it.
I dropped my head, shook it a bit, thought I said 'shit' under my breath but it was really said aloud and I'm sure the business associate heard me. 'I hate the DMV'.
'I know' he said, 'that's why I said I didn't have good news for you. I'm sorry.'
Why wasn't I told this on Saturday?? My current license was there for everyone to see while I was buying the car on Saturday and my new address was on the 37 pages of legal forms I had to sign. Why wasn't 1 + 37 put together to realizing these addresses didn't match up?
I hate the DMV. The only advice I'm getting is to bring a book and prepare to wait. Ugh. I've been there before and know what it's like ---hell. I have to find all proofs of ID that I live at the new address but no matter how much I prepare, no matter how many forms of ID, credit card bills, phone bills, SS#, any and all junk mail magazines or whatever--DMV will find a way to screw me and say I forgot something.
People of DC! Stay away from the DMV on C Street. Do not go there first thing in the morning and get in my way. I have to get this taken care of ASAP so I avoid another trip home to search for another form of ID, and I need drive to work so I can fax all my info to claim the car - loan and all - all mine.
God help me: Cake: I Will Survive