Wednesday, June 30, 2010

LGRaB Summer Games -4th entry (maybe) - test ride a different type of *bike* than you normally ride

it was not my birthday this past weekend,
but it might as well have been.
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one of the bulleted challenges
of the
was:
*test ride a different type of bike then you normally ride*

well, the bike i test drove on Monday wasn't exactly one of the types of bikes i think Dottie & Trisha had in mind...

oh, yes, dearie pies,
momma rode a moped!!
i swear, i couldn't have been happier about it!
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$20/hour each!
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[we rented last year for the first time
on this same first week of July...it was the
mini-vacay excursion that got me hooked]
the boyf
took the lead,
and
caught me in the side-view.
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pulled over in a parking lot
to show off muh skillz
*what what*

video

he's too cool to show excitement,
or,
he was mad serious about that
rain cloud approaching us in the distance
notice how dry the dash is here:
...and
then
how
*not*
dry
it
is
HERE: **
first,
there was
drizzle: we took cover under a gas station,
and
filled-up while we were there.
[btw...fill-up = $1.50] then came the *big guns*we called 'the guy' and told him we were stranded, waiting for the hurricane to pass:listen to *the boyf* here,
and watch him do the telephone pee-pee dance:

video


thunder, lightning...the works!
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then...
suddenly...
clear skies,
rainbow.
funny how that works.
*yay*yay*yay*

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so...i don't know if this post counts towards Part II of the LGRaB Summer Games [if it does, it's late by a couple of days anyway...whoops!!]...

...but, it was great.

The whole thing. Great.

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Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

back from a *mini-weekend-getaway*

whew!
i'm back, ya'll.
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the boyf and i
took a mini-weekend-getaway
to Williamsburg, Virginia,
far away from college stuff,
far away from subbing things,
and FAR AWAY from chores and family drama!
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here were
some
highlights:
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i got a kick out of the fact
that the boyf
doesn't drive with his new shoes.
he had to change into them once out of the car.
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i picked some grass...
...to feed a horse!
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dinner,
night 1
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the beer we drank:
the crabs we ate:
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breakfast,
day 2
*
my *half-n-half* tower:
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sheriff Tomas
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was up close & personal with actual bald eagles.
they were huge. i never knew how big they were!
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the best roller coaster @ Busch Gardens, VA:
Griffon
teetering on the edge...then...AHHHHHH!!!!
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Tomas was in deep thought over this conversation:
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when we were on the tram-lift thing:
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bumper cars!
think i'm cheesin'??
a little bit bumpin', and then my never-quiet mouth:

video

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104-degrees outfit:

light & airy

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now, back to the grind...

...which really isn't even all that grindy.

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July college class, & cleanin' lots and lots of kitten poop.

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i can deal with that.

it is **SuMMeR** after all.

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Happy TUESday.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

*last night* Italian night

went to the fair for a little while again last night.
it was Italian night.
a band was playing.
see video:

video


it was nice.
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we're off for a mini-getaway weekend until Monday
tooooo...
Williamsburg, VA,
Busch Gardens
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we'll talk when i get back.
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happy Saturday, Sunday, Monday
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la la la la la la la la!

Friday, June 25, 2010

LGRaB Summer Games - 3rd entry - book about *cycling*

in celebration of the
1) completion of my killer June college class
and
2) the end of yet another year of subbing and successful networking,
I
decided
to treat myself to
a mani/pedi
after work yesterday
and
buy myself
a fun new
*bike book*:

i needed a book about cycling to read

as one of the bulleted challenges of the
second round of the LGRaB Summer Games
[first round completed challenges blogged about here and here]
i chose this book because i'm obsessed with
language, and how people put into words
feelings & thoughts on things i love.
in short, i love quotes. more specifically, i love good quotes,
and so many of them about biking are found
in this little *lasagna square* of a book.
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i also thought,
rather than a book i'd have to read cover to cover
to gain the full story and/or message/plot,
i could pick this up whenever to
get a quick dose of inspiration,
and
now i have a resource for
many many *bike quotes*
[categorized by bike-topic]
to use in future posts.
*yay*
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i even brought the book out to dinner last night
where the boyf and i took turns reading to each other,
and
laughing at the oh-so-true snippets.
in between reading,
we noshed on reeeeaaaally bland chicken francese:
and
oh-so-watered-down
chicken parmesan:
yeah. sucks when food looks good, but sucks.
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*
later on,
i read some more in bed.
for atmosphere. hee hee.
first quote i thought i'd share:
"Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short, as you feel. But ride." -- Eddy Merckx
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*
oh!
and here's my
*special treat*
mani:
Can you guess the name of the nail polish color??
Is it:
a) too cool for school bus
b) too intense mac'n'cheese
c) mango lover
d) pull over taxi
e) banana explosion
f) okay O.J.
g) egg yolk
h) cheesey doodles
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What'd'ya think??!!??!!

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P.S. --
the babies are eating like champs,
and are getting so big!


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okay. that's it.

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Friday, Friday, loviedovies.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

*jumping up and down on my bed*

my soul-stifling June college class
is done.
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today and tomorrow -- subbing,
then done.

my SuMMeR is almost HERE...
my two favorite months of the year
are approaching.
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i am so looking forward to
the beach,
and worrying only about
how i'm going to catch the next wave
and keep soakin' salt-water-drenched hair out of my face:
oh, SuMMeR, you are so near.
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Love you.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

*quicksand*

my college class is quicksand,
slowly devouring my being.
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*
i go to class,
helpless to do anything but sit and wait for 7 o'clock,
for the whole circus act to be over.
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i have my huge, final project due tomorrow.
it's been sucking the life and the vibrancy from my mood,
the time i savor for my beloved running and biking,
the color from my face [no, literally it has. i look so God damn pale.]
and...
..what else?
i can't think.
[another side-effect of sham college.]
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*
i wanna salsa dance.
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i wanna get my ass on my bike.
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i want it to be Thursday already.
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*
**[deep sigh]**
*
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happy Tuesday, i guess.

Monday, June 21, 2010

lots of *f* words...[it's not what you think]

i wanna wear a flirty, floaty, floral dress like it's nobody's freakin' business.
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i wanna wear a flirty, floaty, floral dress like it's nobody's freakin' business, then
fancy family and friends and my flowery frock
fixin' a bowl of fruit salad.

i want to attend a fiesta...

...wearin' my fabulous, flirty, floaty, floral dress like it's nobody's freakin' business.

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oh, yeah...

..and happy first day of my favorite season!

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