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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Random and honesty...maybe too much

1. Why is it that some days, even weeks at a time, my willpower can be off the charts fantastic and other days it's...well...not?

2. Yesterday I finally discovered something I do that bugs my husband to no end. I guess he just couldn't take it anymore and had to share what had been on his heart. Apparently he doesn't like my parking jobs. I park crooked and not always centered...and this is nonsensical in his world. I will say that he is a very careful parker, always striving to be straight between the lines so as not to allow other cars to park to close in which case they could carelessly open their door too fast and with too much force and ding Eileen (his faithful vehicle. Mine is Sugar). Me on the other hand, doesn't have a care in the world when parking, except not hitting the cars on either side as I pull into a parking spot or the wall in front of me as I come to a stop. I am not really thinking about others and how they handle themselves and their car doors...I don't know, I guess I'm selfish that way. As long as I'm in the spot and hopefully not on the lines, life is good and I can go about my business.
Ps. I do think my husband makes great points here and I also do believe my husband to be a much better driver than I. Just thought this was funny and had to share.

3. The cyclist in my life showed me a picture this morning.
Then I found this one, showing how his tire just bounced back to it's original form...AND the moment right before impact...yikes...
You should also watch this video, which shows the whole slow motion and everything

WOW-ZERS!!! It turned into just one massive pile up. If you watch closely you'll see a guy go over his handlebars, and then people just falling all the way back through the peloton.
This is why, according to my cyclist, that you do not cross the hold it!

4) I find it rather exciting to Map My Run as soon as I get home after pounding the pavement. I actually look forward to it as I start getting closer to home (that and when I get to stop running). It's so fun to see how far I've gone.
But, I'm ashamed to say, when I haven't gone as far as I thought...I can get a mite upset.
I should probably work on that part. But it also makes me push myself farther the next time...interesting how that works.

5) I know it's about to be summer time because Panera Bread has brought back my favorite EVER salad. The Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken salad. It has all kinds of fresh fruit, pecans, chicken, a good dressing...what is not to love? It's so very tasty AND good for you...I ask again, what is not to love?!
Next to the salad rolls from a Thai restaurant near our apartment, this is my favorite thing to eat. Ever. I just wish they would add it to the menu year-round...except then the fruit wouldn't be as fresh...but they could make it seasonal fruit...hmmm, wonder if they've thought of that? I might have to write a letter.

6) I love Real Simple magazine and their daily quotes. Here is one of my recent favorites.
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’”
― C.S. Lewis
7) Today is National Smile Power Day. I guess that means smile a lot and at everyone you see and check out how something that small and easy is to do is so powerful.
It's also National Lobster Day.

8) Why is June National Turkey Lovers Month? Anyone else think that should be saved for November? Just sayin...

9) I really hate it when my dad answers his cell phone in the middle of or right before his services start (He is a pastor for several different nursing homes around the area). Gah!! That is what voicemail is for, people!

10) I feel that since I made my way all the way to 9 random things I should be able to find a 10th lying around somewhere just waiting to be shared. I believe the only tissues that should be used on a runny nose is Puffs. They are the best. And the slogan is what puts them over the top in my book. It's so easy to remember. Makes it great when your at the store and picking up a new tissue box because you just ran out and your nose is raw and peeling AND running all over. Ouch...and gross. So, their slogan...
"A nose in need, deserves Puffs, indeed."


Holli said...

Such a wonderful post today! It brightened this gloomy day for me. Thank you for being so honestly true. It is what makes me go, "what!? You too?". I guess that is why we work as friends. Well, at least one of the reasons.

OK Chick said...

I love the quote!