I am alive! I made it through the Flying Monkey Marathon and now have the qualification needed to apply for membership to the Marathon Maniacs. I would have done that already, but it seems that all my work stuff from my 40 hour job kinda got crammed into a couple of days with the short week.
If you happen to celebrate Thanksgiving, Happy Thanksgiving. For all you runners out there, that means a mid-week (usually) race that has something to do with Turkeys and/or Trotting. We do have our Turkey Trot 5k in the area (this Saturday I think) but the main event is Thanksgiving Morning… Autumnfest 8k.
And I will be at that race… volunteering! As of right now, I am going to be working the water station… which should be interesting to say the least.
Hopefully tomorrow, I will be able to announce the winners of the Guess My Times, Win Crap contest. I’d like to make a nice blog spectacle of it… if I can. Which reminds me, that the winner of the contest before this… Big South Fork hasn’t emailed their address. I think they got the clue that winning crap from me is evil and that only bad things can happen… MUHAHAHAHAHA. nah… it’s all good. I was actually looking at Big Lots at all the crap, I mean prizes that would be GRRRRRRREAT! I do need to start thinking about 2009 and whether or not, I am going to let my fitness level diminish to the point where I go out for a 6 mile run and it seems…HARD!
But for the conspiracy… there seems to be a pink laptop conspiracy. For some reason, my laptop will not boot-up. It turns on and does some spinning and stuff, but nothing happens… nada. Luckily, I have been consolidating our files, so the only things that would have really been lost will have been a couple hundred pictures, but that’s only a small fraction of the pictures we have AND I think I may have most of them that were on there anyway. Stupid HP makes a funky hard drive, so I couldn’t pull the hard drive out and try to access and do some diagnostics on it. Oh well… maybe I’ll throw some chicken bones or tea leaves to see if it can be resurrected. But if it can’t, there is a young lady in the household who has done some advertising for a pink Laptop…. Mmmmmm I wonder who that could be? Laptop stops working and she ADMITS to being the last one to use it! And now she wants it. I SHOULD be getting the pink laptop… and those who have seen my phone would agree.
Anyway, I need to get back to important stuff like pay bills and that stuff so that I can get up at a reasonable hour. Maybe the kids will let me blog tomorrow… yeah… I know… one in a million (“so you are saying there’s a chance”)
Whew! I was beginning to think maybe one of the flying monkeys had taken you away 😉
Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!!
I have seen your phone and do understand!
Happy Thanksgiving and congrats on the Flying Monkey and Marathon Maniacs creds. Alex’s last race (Saturday) was (snow) stormed out! He’ll be Turkey Trotting the 6th but being in Canada (where we celebrate Thanksgiving while you’re celebrating Columbus Day) it’s a Christmas Turkey Trot (ahead of a Santa Claus Parade.)
Thought you might be interested in knowing… Alex was just chosen one of Canada’s 12 most “inspiring, moving, empowering” runners by iRun magazine – http://therunman.blogspot.com/2008/11/2009-irun-award-winner-alex-bain.html
I hopt I win crap! Congrats on the Flying Monkey and Marathon Maniacs!