Thursday, March 15, 2012

AthensGAHalf... year 3

Registration for the half marathon that I've been running the past couple of years has officially opened up today! While I am super excited that registration time is back around, I'm not so excited about the course changes.

For starters, they took out all the huge hills. More like they took out every. single. foffing. hill! So, it's essentially a flat course now. This makes me sad because it takes the challenge away for me. I know I can do 13.1 miles, the hills were my killer that I wanted to tackle. I can always tackle those on my own time I guess.

Also, the finish line changed places again. It now ends in Sanford Stadium. I get the appeal for a lot of the people to be able to be in the stadium but I gallivanted around that field a good deal with my old job. The idea of "taking a victory lap" around the stadium has no charm for me.

Le sigh. I'm still going to run it. I'll likely have a great new personal record time. I just wish that they had kept the challenge there.


Time to break out the Vibrams and start running again.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Newest Tattoo

Yes, yes, I know. I suck at keeping up with this thing but who really gives a fig? Onward!

For the past few years I've been getting tattoos as my birthday present to myself. Number seven is off to a good start.

It starts with a template.

And, ends with a (good beginning to a) quarter sleeve.

As it moves along, I'll post more updates.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Lasher, part deux

Same game, another week.

"German? Yes, I had to teach myself that, as well as Spanish and Italian."

Page 251 of Lasher by Anne Rice.

P.S. I'm working on a new, non-book post. I just need to get some pictures uploaded for it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Lasher

You know it.

Your mission should you choose to accept:
1) Grab the book you are currently reading.
2) Open said book to a random page.
3) Post two sentences from that page (no spoilers, please).
4) List the page number, title, and author of the book.

"He smiled at her vaguely, too tired to argue, too tired perhaps to even remember the phone numbers he ought to call. What evil things drugs were."

Page 37 of Lasher by Anne Rice.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I'm back... sort of.

Or, at least I'm going to try to keep up with this again. Here's a quick(ish) rundown since I last posted (over a year ago!). Oops.

- I did run that half marathon and I felt great about my time. I finished up at 2:37:15. Then, I ran it again this past October beating my 2010 time by nearly 4 minutes (2:33:31). I'm fully planning on running this year's half.

- I lost my job at the university in November after that first race. Right before Thanksgiving and my trip to Ohio to visit Nate & Ash. It sucked, but I'm ok with it now. The place was starting to turn me into an unhappy person. I found a new job three days after getting fired on the day I was flying to Ohio. Such luck I had.

- I've taken two trips to Ohio to see Nate & Ash. Both trips were quite fun and I took a bajillion pictures, mostly in the Air Force Museum. I don't think I could get tired of going there.

- I found a new beau. We've been together for a bit over a year. Yes, I know that's not long after ending the engagement but it's ok. He knew the situation from the start.

- Speaking of the old beau, I found out recently that he is engaged again. I hope he has many happy years.

- I FINALLY(!!) graduated this past December with a B.S. in Horticulture!!!!!!! Which reminds me that I should be receiving my diploma near the end of this month.

- I still plan on moving out of the state when I: 1) get my license, 2) buy a vehicular device, and 3) figure out where I want to go.

I don't think there's much else to update about. I'll definitely try to keep up with this blog often. I plan on getting back in with Teaser Tuesdays since I do have ample time to read now that I am just working. So, here's to 2012, hoping it's a good one.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pardon My Dust...

My poor computer is on the fritz. I'll be back up and running as soon as possible.

Updates I'll have:
and just life in general

See you soon! (I hope.)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I've Got A New 'Do

So, I might be a little crazy.

And, I might be a little wild.

I've also wanted to do this for years.

Here's goes nothing.

It started while having a beer and shooting some pool with an awesome friend. Said awesome friend has a glorious mohawk. See where I'm going with this one? I mentioned my want to have my own and he's more than willing to do it for me. Cue second guesses on if it would actually look good.

So, 1 AM comes around and this is what's happening.

Little tufts of pink hair keep falling the in the floor.

Oh dear, what is happening to my head? Why it's being shaved, of course. Two hours (and a lot of giggles) later, I have my own glorious mohawk and boy am I happy with it. I can't quit feeling the sides of my head. Hah.

Final look. :D

I hope this bit of fun makes up for my absence.