Monthly Archive: October 2006

Operation: Make Me Insane 8

Operation: Make Me Insane

Well. It looks like all of the important entries from the server crash this weekend have been recovered as have their comments which is wonderful because I really hated to lose all of the birthday wishes you all left NikkiZ. And MrZ and LilZ hated to hear me bitching about losing them for the last 5 days. Luckily I did actually have a working backup to put into place. I didn’t think I did this weekend because I thought I had deleted it (because I’m an idiot) but I was happy to see I didn’t (because sometimes there’s a break...

Am I getting old? Or Insane? Hard to tell… 14

Am I getting old? Or Insane? Hard to tell…

Yesterday, I started waking up around 3am. When I saw how early it was (damn time change) I tried to go back to sleep but it was pointless. I finally got out of bed a little after 4am, which is normally when I’d first start to wake up (damn time change). I don’t remember ever being phased by time changes before, my sleep clock being pretty resilient. But last night? I fell asleep halfway through Heroes (don’t spoil it!) and started waking up around 3:30am. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME. MAKE IT STOP. Hopefully I can stay up late enough...

It’s official: I’m regressing 24

It’s official: I’m regressing

I have had many blog-topic tidbits pop into my head lately – and I realized a lot of them seem to be related to Poop. I’ve decided it would be unhealthy to squish these thoughts back into the basement of my mind, so I am now subjecting you all to my poop thought in all of their glory. Just think of it as Bulleted Poop. We saw a bumper sticker the other night that said, “I’m speeding because I really have to poop.” It came complete with a graphic. Of poop. Steaming poop. MrZ is still laughing about it as...

Thoughts on Running from the Non-Runner: Proving Couch Potatoes Can Run Too 16

Thoughts on Running from the Non-Runner: Proving Couch Potatoes Can Run Too

I don’t listen to music when I run. I don’t have a running partner to talk to. It’s just me inside my own head for mile on top of mile. MrZ swears that he can’t run without his iPod because he gets “bored.” I explain to him that spending an hour or more alone in my head is one of the perks of my long runs. A luxury I don’t have in my daily life: time with myself. I use this time to map out personal goals, ponder the universe, contemplate the meaning of life, and to write introspective blog...

Best laid plans of toddler parents… 4

Best laid plans of toddler parents…

So far, with this running nonsense I’ve been doing, I’ve completed my long runs without much pain to follow. However, there was some brilliant side of me that thought ending a 10-run with a huge downhill stretch would be AWESOME. That part did not consider the fact that I’d have to run a huge uphill right before – and where that uphill stretch might have been fine around mile 1 or 2? Not so much around mile 8 or 9. I hurt like hell today. LIKE HELL. There have been many times in my life I’ve realized I’m no genius....