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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Post Where I Babble

Our favorite teacher from junior high!
Of course I'm in a running skirt - you hear me,
Adidas?? I'm still available!
I feel like my lack of blogging is because I've actually been kind of doing stuff! I don't know what, but something.

I've been swimming in the river a lot lately. My mom has the beautiful North Umpqua River in her backyard, so I get to go out at my leisure and swim in our little lagoon any time I want. I enjoy saying "at your leisure."  I bought myself this heavy duty noodle at Costco so I could do some of my exercises that I used to do in swim class at the YMCA. It's been pretty fun! I think I'm going to get 2 more so my mom and Man Friend can have a noodle, too!

I get a little stir crazy if I don't travel. Not racing all the time means I'm not traveling as much - and that leads to trouble. This time it is trouble in the form of, "Hey, let's go to Las Vegas and see Jimmy Buffet!" So that's what we are doing. It isn't until October, but I still got to enjoy the adrenaline rush of booking a vacation. The rush of booking a VEGAS vacation. And the incredible high of buying concert tickets to THE coolest man on the planet. I just love him and cannot wait to see him again!!

Mine is the upper left, my friend is
below me, and that's her mom
My Dumbo Double Dare costumes are complete, aside from grabbing a blue ribbon for my hair. Man Friend's are almost done, too. I think we just need to do his 10K shirt and we are all set! Who else is running in a costume?!?!

One of my dearest friends (since 1st grade!) was in town from Oklahoma last week. It was awesome! We got henna tattoos together, caught up on life, dished gossip, stalked our junior high music teacher (he adored us, I swear!) and got to have a mini reunion with some other classmates (one I've known since kindergarten even.) I miss her. I want her to move back home - but in the mean time I'll start picking out an Oklahoma race to do so I can go visit and hopefully not end up in a tornado. OH!! And for the first time in years we got asked if we are sisters! This used to be a daily occurrence growing up. People always thought we were twins. It was such a thing that I still refer to her as my "twin" and call her parents "mom" and "dad". We were pretty cool back in our day. The stories we could tell. Oh hell, the stories we DO tell! 

Reunion ~ Class of 1996. We're old.
I spectated a 5K also. That will be a post of it's own. I ran over 7 miles over the course of my cheering efforts!

While visiting with family at  park I was minding my own business. My left hand was resting on the chair of the arm. My right arm was busy looking into Vegas trips on my phone. Then all of a sudden SPLAT. I got pooped on. As I squealed for my mom to help clean it off I naturally got a photo, that I am now sharing with you all.

Remember that adorable dog my mom and I adopted and she kept as her own? Yeah, he needs a home, if you are in need of an incredible cute, yet needy dog. Poor Bogart. He had the sweetest face, but waaaayyy too much energy for this family. I'm sure someone will snatch him up soon and he'll be a better fit. Bummer.

That might be all. I think I'm hot and want to go outside and help MF set up our pool. Oh, he's cleaning it first. Hm... I'll go do something else. Maybe some Yoga Booty Ballet! Bye!


  1. AnonymousJuly 10, 2013

    Yay for Disneyland Half costumes!! I'll be there in some sort of costume! :) I get so antsy if I don't have a trip lined up. Yay for Vegas! That should be a lot of fun.

    1. We have to be sure to find each other at some point over the weekend! It will be our 2nd state to say Hello in!


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