Thursday, April 24, 2014


Ughhh, I'm totally one of those people who uses hashtags in real life. Normally, I use them for comedic relief. Sometimes, I just get swept away in the moment and use hashtags for realsies. My second real tweet used #bloggerprobz, so I thought I would write a full post of some of mine.

1. Stalking your daily page views.
2. Thinking of a great blog post but not writing it down before you forget it.
3. Seeing a dip in your page views (because you clearly know how many you average a day).
4. Having to tell people you have a blog.
5. Referring to your bloggy friends as friends when talking about them (clearly, we're friends. We just haven't met each other.) then having to explain how you know them.
6. Being more up to date on your bloggy friends' lives than the friends you've met.
7. Having to spend, ummm, shall we say hours catching up on blogs when you're out of town or really busy for a few days.
8. Spending more time than you should admit to crafting the perfect hashtags for Instagram and Twitter.
9. Reading the search results your blog came up in and wondering why the hell someone searched that. And how your blog related to that (remember my sexual tickling post? That still haunts me.).
10. Forgetting to tell your friends and family things that you already posted on the blog. Then having them find out from reading your blog. Then calling you out about forgetting to tell them

What are your favorite #bloggerprobz?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Countdown to Nashville: my packing list

My half-marathon is Saturday. Crazy. I'm starting to get my stuff ready. The forecast calls for a high of 82 with a chance for thunderstorms. Here's what I'm packing for the race. I am also packing two going out outfits.

No, I don't like purple. Why do you ask?

1. Athleta racerback dry-wick shirt
2. Gap yoga pants
3. Champion Max Support sports bra (everyone, buy one of these now)
4. Underwear (you don't need to see which pair)
5. Brooks running shoes
6. Balega running socks
7. iPhone arm band
8. Koss ear buds
9. Jelly Belly sports beans
10. Polar heart rate monitor

Did I forget anything? What else do you pack for races?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy 30, El Cunado!

Today is my brother-in-law's 30th birthday. He the oldest of the five of us (Joey, Mac, Adam, Leslie, and me), and today he's officially old. It's crazy to think that I'm currently the age he was when we met. Joey is the closest thing I have to a brother; we even made the mistake of living together (Leslie, if you're reading, don't be offended. Please see the next sentence.). He's also the reason why I'm glad I don't actually have a brother as he can be a huge pain in the ass. Like that time he threatened to kick us out because I told him to not eat all of the Goldfish. Yes, that really happened. No, I'm not exaggerating.

So happy birthday, Brother Joab, and see you this weekend!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Some bunny loves you - April care package

Another month, another care package. This month's theme is the overtly cheesy "some bunny loves you" in honor of Easter. Or subtitled "diabetes starter kit." Sadly, I couldn't find the really cute Nestle cookie dough that has Easter designs. Target had the Annie's organic brand / bunny shaped foods on sale, so those were a perfect addition to the box.

I did send a lot of candy this month, mainly because Mac loves white chocolate (which is hard to find all year round), and this is the last month to send candy until fall (it can melt in transit).

I also added in some protein bars and some magazines. I have also been sending shelf-stable meals (like pasta) because the drawdown is causing cuts (like ice cream, which has caused a crisis to some members of our military).

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Social: 5

Sunday Social

1. 5 songs you’ll listen to the rest of your life
"Crash" by Dave Matthews Band, "Half of My Heart" by John Mayer, "Things People Say" by Lady Antebellum, "Crazy for You" by New Found Glory, and "Rose" from Titanic

2. 5 things on your bucket list
Read the Bible, visit all 50 states (still at 47), run a half-marathon, photograph a sunrise and sunset, save at least $5000 a year

3. 5 celebs you’d love to hang out with for a day
Gerard Butler, Jennifer Garner, Blake Shelton, Kate Winslet, and Mindy Kaling

4. 5 things you always carry in your purse
Cherry Softlips, my phone, my wallet, antacids, and keys

5. 5 books on your reading list
Well, my reading list is really long. I have bought at least 10 books since I moved to Virginia.

6. Share the last 5 pictures on your phone

L to R: A sample machine at Sam's and the free fruit snacks it was giving out. A screenshot of my last week of marathon training. My final long run. A movie that seemed right up Mac's alley.

Happy Easter!

He is Risen! Alleluia, Alleluia! Wishing y'all a joyous and happy Easter today. If you're traveling, drive safely and enjoy your time with friends and family.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Countdown to Nashville: ONE WEEK

Y'all. ONE WEEK. This time in just seven days, I will be running (aka mostly walking) a half-marathon. ONE WEEK. It's so crazy. Seems like I just registered for this thing at the end of December. Seems like I just started my training program at the end of January. Yikes.

On one hand, I'm super excited, am ready to crush this, and celebrate with a night out on the town in Nashville. On the other hand, I'm having a mild panic attack at the prospect of being able to complete 13.1 miles. That last 0.1 really gets you. I'll be posting my packing list on Wednesday (if only because I will have a written list of what I need to remember), but I still need to get two things. First is a running shirt. As I procrastinated in the buying of a funny running shirt, I'm going to swing by Athleta (it's across the hall from AT) to get a dry-wick racer-back top. I'm also going to check out the running underwear. I know everyone has their personal preference, but I'm looking for a full-coverage option that comes in the dry-wick material.

One more week. Wish me luck!
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