Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 28

In Bullet Points

Why did nobody warn me that the Discworld books were like freaking candy corn for the brain? I’m swallowing them down like, er, candy corn, and it’s about as hard to stop. Holy crap; hello, addiction. I hear there’s a wedding tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™„ No, really; I’m not as “Get this crap out of my face!” …

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Apr 22

The thing about pancake or waffle dinners…

…is that the family tends to grab at them as they come off the griddle, so that by the time you finish making the last one, everybody’s already done eating. It’s 5:10 PM, I started cooking at 5, and dinner’s now over. ๐Ÿ˜ At least bellies are happy, and I get to finish my waffle …

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Apr 21

One-track mind

Spring break begins. The kids are off school until after next week. And what’s my mind focus on? I have to do all my runs before dawn for a week, before Eric goes to work. ๐Ÿ™„ Whine-whine-whine… And tomorrow, that means having to do six miles in wind and rain and dark, and there’s no …

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Apr 18

April fool?

Woke up to snow. Oh, that’s funny. ๐Ÿ™„ But it’s not too bad – just a few inches, and they’ll melt off pretty fast. Honestly, I’m more aggravated about the rain predicted for this weekend. That’s two Saturdays in a row! I actually bumped this week’s long run to Friday, trying to avoid running fifteen …

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Apr 12

Required effort is extraordinary

Don’t you just hate it when you run out of “you” before the day runs out of “day”? I’m all done, and yet there’s still time left over. Feels like when I was a flute player, and that note would just have to be held to the end of the phrase, even as my diaphragm …

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Apr 10

Race Report: Run to Spring 5K, 2011

Well, I didn’t PR, but somehow (ah, the magic of small, local races) I managed to finagle a second place in my age group in yesterday’s race. The short version: saw a friend struggling and forgot my own worries in helping him. Yay! The long version: I had originally planned to do a three mile …

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Apr 08

Never! Underestimate! The Power! Of SOUP!

Remember that commercial? I think it was for Campbell’s, back when I was in college. I also remember seeing it for perhaps the first time late at night, when my friends and I were all punch-drunk (and, in all likelihood, actually drunk), and it was a good few minutes before any of us could breathe …

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Apr 02

Sammy-ism

“Mom, you should train to do the Barkley.” “Son…what part of ‘eight’ don’t you get? Eight finishers…ever.” “So? You’re tough.” “EIGHT! And no woman, ever!” “I bet you could be the first.” It can be really tough to be somebody’s hero sometimes. ๐Ÿ™„

Apr 02

Oh, well…

So I didn’t get many people this year. Apparently, it was more believable that I’d get a “GOT MILK?” tattoo or sign up for a stage race across the Sahara than that I’d edit books about boobs. ๐Ÿ˜† On the other hand…it turns out that some relatives read now that didn’t read then, and they’re …

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Apr 01

In the eye of the paycheck-holder

Been arguing with my mom since yesterday, ongoing. This is unusual; I donโ€™t think weโ€™ve had an out-and-out argument in years.โ€‹ Weโ€™re lucky in that regard – or maybe itโ€™s just that weโ€™ve hit the point in our lives where our mutual dread of confrontation hit a balance so that we simply are very, very …

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