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By the Numbers

I had a good weekend. So good that this post is almost complaint free. Almost.

1. On Thursday, Michelle, Jackie (our mutual co-worker/friend), and I went to see a sneak preview of Pitch Perfect (< — that’s a link to the trailer).

It’s a musical comedy and for the  most part, I do not like musicals. There are exceptions of course (Sound of Music, Grease, Chicago, Moulin Rouge), but I just don’t need my movie characters breaking into song. I also avoid Glee and Smash like it’s my job. With that said, I loved this movie. Right after it ended, I thought, this is what Glee should be. The music was awesome and not cheesy (which I think is what Glee suffers from) and it was so much funnier than I thought it was going to be. All three of us loved it, so if you have a chance, check it out. It opens October 5th.

2. Saturday I went for a run with my old group and I was so happy to be back. I had a great run. Finally! I complained about my other group to the pace leaders for the first mile. Then I caught up to the faster girls in the group and ran with them. I finished with a 10:38 average pace.

That pace included three minutes of walking, so if you just count my running pace, it’s the same as when I run with my other group. I love running with Brad but I just can’t go back. The other group makes me miserable.

3.  Saturday night, we threw a party for hub’s birthday. My favorite part of having parties at the house is that they send hubs in this manic cleaning frenzy. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen. I mean, I saw him turn on the vacuum and actually use it. Then he dusted. Then he put all his laundry away. Then he cleaned the pool and made a trip to the grocery store. It was like a Christmas miracle! I can’t think of anything that would make it better.

Oh wait, yes I can.

4.  A party also means we need to move Pants’ giant cage into the gym so it looks like real adults live in our house. We feel bad when she’s in there because we have to lock her in the cage, but she took to it pretty well this time.

Poor polar bear didn’t have a chance.

5.  I took exactly zero pictures at the party, which was a big fail on my part. Also a fail? I dropped my phone in the toilet. It worked for about an hour afterwards but then died. It was fun to see the look on a few of my friend’s faces when they grabbed the phone, tried to fix it, and THEN asked what happened.

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So now I’m phoneless for a couple days. A new one should be coming in the mail tomorrow. < — thank you insurance

6. I found a beer that I love that is not Bud Light.

It tastes like pumpkin pie in a beer. Beer pie. Delicious.

7.  Hubs and I finished season 1 of The Wire last night.

I know a lot of you love this show and while I appreciate the writing and acting, I think it’s really hard to get into. I wasn’t very interested in what was happening until the last three episodes of the season. There are so many characters, it’s ridiculous. Personally, I think too many characters is a downfall (ahem, Heroes) because it takes longer to get invested in them. I feel like the characters I did love (Omar, Bubbs), didn’t have a lot of screentime.

After we finished season 1, we were curious how they would pick up with season 2. So we watched half of the first episode and it was s.l.o.w. Hubs said he’s not sure he wants to continue watching and I’m not sure I can watch another season where the payoff is in the last three episodes.

What’s the best season for you Wire lovers out there?

8. To top off the weekend, looky who won another Emmy. 🙂

He’s so cute.

 

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Dressing Up

My Netflix queue if finally full of TV shows I don’t need to watch thanks to all of your suggestions. I will remember who suggested what so if I hate a show and then you find a flaming bag of poo on your doorstep, you will know it’s from me.

I’m starting with The Wire. Since it isn’t on Netflix streaming and I’m far too cheap to buy or rent it, my friend, Chris, graciously let me borrow his box set.

Note to Chris: no box sets were harmed in the taking of that photo.

Four of you suggested that I watch The Wire, so I have four bags of poo on standby. I’m six episodes in and while it has gotten better the last two episodes, I can’t say I love it. I’m still trying to give it a chance but I’m not sure I’ll make it to season 2 at this point. Pant’s agrees.

In a little over a week, I’ll be running the Disney Tower of Terror 10-miler. I’m running it with my friend, Sheila, and if we can ever get our schedules to mesh, we are going to dress alike and be those annoying, excited girls that other girls glare at. We’re hoping to dress in costume if we can find something that’s running friendly at the last minute.

A couple months ago, Sheila hurt her ankle and was benched from running by her doctor. She hasn’t run more than three miles in a few months, so she’s worried about keeping up with me during the race. (<— ha!)

My plan is to run with her the whole time and go at whatever pace is comfortable for her. Disney has a lot of photo opportunities on their courses, so we will probably take advantage of those. I’ll run a more serious race for the Space Coast half, hopefully. Although, Shelia is one of those people that says she can’t do something and then she does double what she said she couldn’t do and makes you look like a fool.

So tonight is all about getting ideas of what to wear for the race (any suggestions?) and then do a little shopping for hubs. His birthday is Saturday and I am seriously running out of time to get him something. Is it wrong to give your husband cash? Or maybe I can just promise not to wear yoga pants and dirty t-shirts for a week. That’s a good gift.

 

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