Five for Friday

1.  I’ve been getting an unusual amount of requests (that is, more than zero) to make American Horror Story recaps a regular thing on the blog. Who me? Talk about TV more? Why I couldn’t.

 Oh right. Yes I could.

 2.  Last night’s workout was a speed run at the gym:

Mile Pace Incline
1 10:00 warm up 1
1200 (3/4 mile) 8:34 1
200 Walking 1
Repeat x4

Total miles: 4.00

That run was hard and I wanted to slow down the last quarter mile or more of each 1200. I could barely maintain the 8:34 pace. But all I could think about was how I didn’t want to show a speed decrease on the blog. So there you have it. I almost died so I wouldn’t look like a total ass to you all.

3.  Go wish this girl good luck in Chicago. She’s running her first marathon this weekend and she’s more nervous than Lindsay Lohan at a DUI check point.

4.  Remember how I told you my hubs loves hula hooping?

You can check him out in action! (That’s a Youtube link.) We went to a bar we really like (that’s also a concert venue) and it was totally empty, so he practiced on the dance floor. 🙂

5.  I bought my Betta fish, Max, (get it? Betta Max?) a $3 leaf hammock.

Who knew there was a business out there directed at making fish more lazy? Sometimes I put a fake bamboo plant in Max’s bowl and he actually rests a fin on it and chills out. So, this leaf seemed like it would allow him to be lazy but take up less bowl space so he could swim around more. This is what my life has been reduced to: trying to make a fish more comfortable. I was getting mad because he wasn’t using the leaf and it’s not like you can discipline fish or explain to them that $3 is really expensive for a leaf. Well, he finally used it! Not even food pellets moved his lazy ass off that thing.

A face not even a mother could love.

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13 responses to “Five for Friday

  1. Pam

    Aw, I didn’t think I would think of a fish as cute, but it’s so sweet you gave him a hammock and he used it! The super-cute name helps, too 😉

    Good run, girl!

  2. Fabian just “hoopnatized” Kate and me (Kate came up with that by the way). I wish I could do that. Ha ha.

    LOL about the fish.

  3. Two things…1) That’s some awesome hooping. Cirque time? 2) In video number three (yeah, I stalk…errr…browse around beyond direct links 🙂 ), is he in Bio-Dome?

    We’re going to go create our own dome, a dome within a dome. So don’t come knockin on our door

  4. I love that not only is there a fish hammock product but that you bought it. Perfect that makes my day.

    I wish I could hula hoop bit unfortunately I am awful. No coordination around these parts.

  5. I’m sorry best part of this post hands down was Betta Max’s leaf hammock that you bought him…and that he used it! LOL! I had no idea there was such a thing for fish! Hehe.

    Only in my 30s did I realize I can actually hula hoop…no pro like your man, but…I surprised myself that I can keep it going for a few…lol.

    Have a great weekend you two! 🙂

  6. Leaf hammock?! Hahaha that is quite possibly the most random thing I have ever heard! Love it!

  7. That is so cool about the hula hoop talent! I am very impressed 🙂 I hope you have a nice weekend Paula!

  8. Lee

    Aww, beta max. Those were the days. And now I feel completely old for saying that.

  9. A fish hammock. I’ve seen it all now!
    Great speed work! 🙂 Have a great weekend!!

  10. Um, as Michelle said, I am totally “hoopnatized.” For serious. I’m pretty sure your husband just seduced me. I know that’s the music you guys like to play in the bedroom.

    I totally have the same thoughts on the treadmill–like, “don’t blow it for the blog!!” Whatever works, right?

  11. Um can the Hubs give me some hoop lessons!? That is so cool!

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