Saturday, September 27, 2008


Soooo, if you buy root touch-up, that implies a certain age, right?!
I got carded at Target purchasing (alcoholic) fizzy lifting drinks.
I suppose a teenage cashier wouldn't make the connection, huh?

Friday, September 19, 2008

enJOY your weekend!

So I quickly threw this card together for my stamp club swap and decided that I liked it too much to give away...Except for the letters, which are Thickers, the entire card is made out of the same sheet of paper, Daisy Ds Wonder Years (I think...)

As I type, my Dad is on his way for a short visit. Ironically, I've caught a cold, or my allergies are flaring. I say ironically b/c I was sick the entire 2 weeks he was here at X-mas.

Psychosomatic much?

Planned events for the weekend include:

Dad replacing my screen door! Of couse, now that summer's over.

Walking to Starbucks for coffee and chai and then to the Farmer's Market.

Some art? Some exercise?

Some other local event. Last weekend was filled with events. Next weekend is filled with events. This weekend...The San Jose Mariachi Festival. I don't think my Dad is into mariachi music.

We may go to the Mystery Spot. Or the BigFoot Museum. Or maybe wine tasting. Or maybe the Moffett Field Museum.

So many choices, so little time!!! : .)

enJOY your weekend, y'all!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Cake or Death?!

So, yesterday, I like, baked. Totally!

This begs the question...
Cake or Death?
The Lego version. hee, hee, haha! giggle, snort!

My Momma's Orange Meringue Torte. So ugly, yet so tasty!
Paul, Biking Buddy Paul, not to be mistaken with Concert Buddy Paul, said
"Its the best cake I've ever had!"
Oh wow! Way to schmooze the cake maker Dude!!!
The only problem with a homemade cake is that you have homemade cake in your home and if you're me, you eat homemade cake.
I only had 3 pieces!!! Little ones.

Why does Christian Bale look like he's biting the insides of his cheeks when he talks?
(Tangent, I get that from Susan! Hi Susan!!!)

That's it except for my 5 good things for today (dusting those puppies off!)...

1) Urban raccoon! He looked at me, I looked at him. It was like kismet! We has "a moment." Then he ditched it into the storm drain, nonchalantly, that's fo' sho'.
I guess we weren't meant to be together after all!
2) 1/2 day at work!
3) CAKE!
4) Cake appreciation!
5) Dr. Steve after an eval, Graston (using torture instruments), & ART (giggle!)
said, "I think you need a goal. I think you can go ahead and train for that marathon."
{After we get my pain under control, of course!}

Ya understand why I love the man?!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hood 2 Coast in Pictures - Finally!!!

I was holding off on posting these pixs b/c I was a little sad about the not running thing. Thursday and Friday, I had no pain, so I was thinking I was on the road to healing, but yesterday and today, not so good. sigh. I have an appointment to see (the hot...I guess I'll have to stop saying that, he's gonna be a daddy soon!) Dr. Steve tomorrow to get a second opinion and determination if there's even a small chance I can train for Disneyworld Marathon. I'm thinking not.
(The smallest boo hoo here, positive thinking, right?!)

On to the Hood 2 Coast photo montage!

A lovely view of Mt. Hood from Sandy, OR. I think you can still ski/snowboard. In August! How cool (haha!) is that???

Mode of transportation! Check out the neat reflection of my van-mates on the tailgate!

Robi, Barb, Charles, Tasha, Scott leaning over. Too bad most of the peeps are not looking into the camera!

Robi's equipment, Nikes...Aren't they awesome!!! Love that Live Strong (Lance Armstrong) yellow!

Charles making sure I stay hydrated! Love the support of my team members!

Scott supporting Charles. "Go runner, good work!"

Robi lookin' really fast! That's his sis and bro in the background. They came out to support us too!

Handoff! Great transistion!!! Nice smile Barb!!!

Thank goodness we left Boring! LOL!

Nike is one of the sponsors of the race, of course, headquartered in Beaverton, OR. They had decorated a bunch of Volkswagon vans (running icon Steve Prefontaine in this instance) and set up mini museums in each about the history of Nike running shoes. They literally copied the waffle pattern from a waffle iron for the tread on their first shoes.

Downtown Portland in the twilight! Right by the Willamette! That's Will-AM-ette, dammit!

Tasha handing off to Annalise, team mate from the other van! Where's that sense of urgency, Annalise?!

Some runner's cute shoes : .)

Barb cooling down from her leg. So awesome when your entire team gets out of the van to support you!!!

Surreptitious, gratuitous picture of a cute runner boy! giggle! Hurray for 10X zoom!!! I can't even begin to tell you how many beautiful people (men!) I saw!

Barb again, after her leg!!!

The finish line in Seaside, OR 197 miles and 30 hours later!!!

View from "the condo!" Thanks Jackie!!!
I always scratch my head when I see people in the pool when they are staying at the beach.
I suppose in OR the ocean is pretty cold, LOL!!! Robi went it!!!

Classic Seaside shot!

Scott and I...Shiny happy tired runners! I'm smiling so largely b/c I was DONE running!!!

Sunset in the beer garden! Yes, there's a beer garden at the end. Of course, I drank wine. In tiny cups. I don't know how many, Scott kept buying them for me!!! I was really happy (read: inebriated!) LOL!!!

I don't have enough words describe the feeling of running in such beautiful country. Oregon is gorgeous! My van mates were so much fun to spend time with! I had such a great time (altho' regretting the speedy downhill on my last leg!) I was making plans to not come back to Cali. I wonder if they'd hire me in the Washington office?! : .)

I smell some good cooking going on in the complex, reminds me its dinner time. Got a cake to finish assembling too! And art cards for a swap, and, and, and...
There's never enough hours in a weekend!!!

I hope you enjoyed the pictures!!! : .)

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

A step back...

it must'uve been the downhills...

cracker appt today.

stretch, adjustment, electrical stim, laser treatment, ART.

dr. andre sez "NO RUNNING!"

{& marathon training is supposed to start next week!}

arrgh! flashbacks!!!

ice is nice.


v. heavy sigh.