I didn't die

But I wanted to. Perhaps a day of site seeing Seattle the day before running 13.1 miles was not such a good idea. My feet were protesting when I woke up at 4am yesterday to get ready for the race. By mile 13 I was in agony. The moment I passed the 13 mile marker, what song should come on my iPod but Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. So appropriate for a Seattle race, right? Then I was able to haul my ass across the finish line and beat my San Diego time by about 4 minutes.


Oh Sad Sad Day

Here's where karma has bitten me in the ass because I was gloating last night. My iphone has arrived. Only it's locked inside the office of my apartment complex because they closed an hour early today. So no iPhone for me! *sob*

My plane to Seattle leaves at 6:30am so there's no getting it before I leave. I am considering breaking and entering. Not really. Okay maybe just a little.

Maybe I should go flirt with the maintenance man and see if he'll get it for me?


Oh happy day!

According to the FedEx tracking info my 4G iPhone should be here by 3pm tomorrow. That's June 23rd. One day before they said it would. That's one day before I leave for Seattle. So awesome.

My plan for tomorrow night is to slowly walk by all the chumps lined up outside the Apple store, camping out for the next morning when the phone officially goes on sale, and flash my new phone as I walk into the store to buy a cute little case for it.

ha HA



Why Having a Toddler is Like Being at a Frat Party

From Suburban Snapshots

10. There are half-full, brightly-colored plastic cups on the floor in every room. Three are in the bathtub.

9. There's always that one girl, bawling her eyes out in a corner.

8. It's best not to assume that the person closest to you has any control over their digestive function.

7. You sneak off to the bathroom knowing that as soon as you sit down, someone's going to start banging on the door.

6. Probably 80% of the stains on the furniture contain DNA.

5. You've got someone in your face at 3 a.m. looking for a drink.

4. There's definitely going to be a fight.

3. You're not sure whether anything you're doing is right, you just hope it won't get you arrested.

2. There are crumpled-up underpants everywhere.

1. You wake up wondering exactly how and when the person in bed with you got there.


Tick Tock

Look what I noticed on Lulu's foot last night. A giant female dog tick. Who knows how long it'd been there (according to Google, 3-5 days). After freaking out some, I tried to remove it but could not. Seeing as Lulu has thrown up about half a dozen times since Friday she needed to see the vet anyway so I figured they could just remove it for me. Lulu was not amused with my trying to remove it myself.

We couldn't get in until this afternoon so I made Lulu stay in her crate while I was at work. I didn't want that giant tick dropping off and burrowing into my carpet! Or worse, my bed! The entire car ride to the vet I was so afraid it was going to crawl off of her and onto me that I kept checking to make sure it was there. So don't know you know, the minute we go from the waiting room into the exam room the stupid thing is gone! The vet tech found it in the hallway and it was huuuuuuuge. I wish I'd had my camera with me but here is what it pretty much looked like:

Gah! I need some brain bleach now, please.

It seems that Lulu's barfing is unrelated to the tick. Something is wrong with her pancreas and she is spending the night at the vet's, being pumped full of IV fluids and antibiotics. Tomorrow they will do more blood tests. Crossing my fingers that it's just because she ate too many worms or something simple like that.



Looking through pictures from the marathon I ran across this one. Won't someone teach the children of this nation how to spell?!



I have been waiting for this day! On June 15th pre-orders for the new  iPhone 4 start. Bye-bye Sprint, hello lover, I mean iPhone. The video chat thing is awesome. My sister is upgrading her phone too so now when I go shopping it will be so easy to ask her if those pants make my butt look big.



That's what it said in the bottom of my race bib. I thought I was so clever. It did get a chuckle out of the guy that handed me my race bib at the expo. The 1/2 marathon was awesome. As I was finishing I was thinking "what in the hell was I thinking?! Why am I going to do this again in 3 weeks?" and now I can't wait!


Pre-Race Dinner:


Runners on the course. Photo taken by my parents as they tried to get to the finish line.


Yay, they made it and were able to see me run in but I was so fast they didn't get a photo.


With my friends at the Team in Training tent, enjoying being done!


Forest love

At some time in the last year, in one of my many work related image searches, I ran upon the Forest arm chair, designed by Robby & Francesca Cantarutti, that seems to only be available for purchase in Europe. So imagine how excited I was when I stumbled upon a fairly decent imitation at Homegoods a few weeks ago.

There was a pair, for $89 each, and they seemed to be some kind of poly/resin. Unfortunately, they were scratched and I have absolutely no need for additional chairs in my home at this time. So for now I will just continue to lust after the beautiful Forest chair. Maybe one day I'll have the means and reason to buy a pair.

edit: Apparently, my Google skills were totally failing me this morning and my brain was not working. Now I remember why/how I found this chair. It debuted at Neocon 2009 and is part of the JANUS et Cie contract line.