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Friday, April 7, 2006

Recent and upcoming events

I am so disappointed in myself right now it's not even funny. I haven't posted in what seems like forever (at least in my little world) and I apologize for that. I have been waiting for pictures to put on my blog but I haven't gotten them yet so I'll just go ahead and share whats been going on and whats coming up in my life and those lives of the people around me. Hmmm...whats been happening in my life? Not all know that I went snowboarding...and, thats about it. :) I live a pretty boring life. I am running a half marathon tomorrow morning though that I'm pretty pumped about. Much like my friend Lindsy (who's blog I just read), I have not really been training like I should but thats okay cause I'm not going to push myself like I did last year (when I ran it in 1 hr and 47 minutes). I'm hoping that this race will encourage me to get outside to run more and to train for hopefully a full summer of races. This I do have my handy dandy ipod that will hopefully keep my mind off my legs and the miles left to run and help push me through to that finish line. Last time I only had my thoughts and the random word exchanges with the other runners to keep my mind occupied (which didn't really work very well for me). The race is out in Vernonia (close to the beach and a very beautiful place, but that goes without saying since I do live in Oregon) so it will be totally new running terrain for me. It is about an hour away though, so we (I'm going with my sis and her husband) have to leave pretty darn early in the morning and then drive home after our long run with our sore muscles. I'm not really looking forward to that so much, we'll probably all fall out of the car and have to lay on the pavement till a good samaritan comes by and helps us. I'm hoping when we get home, we'll go out to our favorite pizza place in Portland, American Dream Pizza. Oh my goodness people, it is so amazing! If you ever come visit, I'll definitely take you here, they honestly make the best pizza.

Since I've already told you about my Saturday, I'll go ahead and tell ya about my Sunday since it is going to be a great, fun-filled day. Sunday morning I am having breakfast with Kristin down at the Stepping Stone Cafe. It is this fabulous little hole in the wall diner that only serves breakfast and lunch down off of 23rd st in downtown Portland. So fun, I absolutly love it and I know that Kristin will too! I just love introducing people to new restaraunts, especially when they are my favorites. They serve whole wheat pancakes as big as your plate and they are so good. Did I mention that their pancakes are as big as the plate? We're talkin huge. I think Sunday I'll try their blueberry whole wheat pancakes...yum! I just looked them up and found out that their motto is "You eat here because we let you." Thats Portland for ya, folks. Did I also mention that it's cheap? You can totally eat a great and satisfying meal for 5 bucks. Not too shabby. Then Sunday afternoon I'm hanging out with Rachel and her little man Sam, who is going to be 3 this year. Wow! I cannot say it enough but time freakin flies! Hopefully I'll have some pictures to post this weekend.

Some news that I think I can share now with everyone (seeing as it isn't my news) is that two of my dearest friends are pregnant, both with their second child. Rachel and Mark Deuel are expecting a boy in August and Lisa and Erik Granberg are expecting their baby (they don't know what they are having yet, but we are all hoping for a girl) around Thanksgiving. Also, my lovely roommate Annie got engaged last week!!! She and Jeff will be getting married in August and she will be exchanging the lovely Oregon scenery for the skyline of Chicago. I'll post a few pictures of her and Jeff and her very very beautiful ring when I get them. Hmmm...I think thats about all. I really hope I haven't left anyone out. If I did, please forgive me, or try and remember if you even told me in the first place.

Like I said, I'll hopefully be posting pictures next week. Well, this post has grown a whole lot longer than I had intended it to be. Hmmm...probably why my blog is appropriatly named mindless babble. I sure do I hope I haven't bored you too much. I'm sorry I'm boring and not funny like some of the other people out there. I'm not really a funny person so if your lookin for laughs go visit some of the people in my links section. Thats where the laughs are. I hope you all have a great weekend! Let me know what your up to, I'd love to hear about it.

152 days till Kauai!!!!! It's so far away, but like I said before, time flies so it will be here before I know it. Are you excited Mar?!

Can I add just one more thing? I know this is a totally stupid thought and thing to find fun but I just love putting links in my posts. I love it when other people do it cause then I can see what they are talking about and I love it when I can do it too. It's just fun. Okay, I'm done now. :)


Seth and Jennifer said...

Hey Tabs,

Thanks for linking those resturaunts, especially the cafe. I've looking for new resturaunts that serve more of a healthy cuisine that don't rob your pocketbook. Sounds like their a gem! I can't wait to try them out.

Sean said...

Hey Tabs...

Thanks for the restaurant tips. I'm always looking for good pizza places! That half marathon sounds like a blast. Good luck and have a great time.


P.S. Thought you'd like to know that I read that whole entry and I didn't get bored once, so see, you're doing better than you think! Have a great day!

Nate said...

I know how you feel. I'm always self concious about what I put on my blog. But I also agree with Sean. your blog is far from boring, and neither are you!

Krista said...

I'm going to have so many new babies to see the next time I make a trip home!

Good luck in Vernonia! Remember when we went there in high school? That guy told me I reminded him of his grandmother. Then we wrote that stupid poem about our experiences there and we had to read it in front of the whole school! haha...sometimes when I think about the dumb things we did in high school I wonder how we ever made it through.