“Chiropractors are like Orthodontists. Nothing is broke, but they want to fix it.” –Wendi

1. The Savage race was back in Georgia last weekend: When I ran it in October, this slide was the most fun part of the entire race. And the Colossus (the back part of the slide) was the least fun part. While it was good that we did not sign up for it this past […]

“To say I’m an overrated troll, when you have never even seen me guard a bridge, is patently unfair.” –Tina Fey

 

I’m not exactly an erudite reader at the best times. When I get overwhelmed with work, I get even more pedestrian with my choices. So, don’t expect to be wowed by this list. However, I have found them all to be fun escapes over these past few months:

1. Night Film by Marisha Pessl […]

“When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.”– Emo Philips

1. I posted my first picture to Instagram this week:

Biking with Ben in scenic Greenville. The sausage biscuit is indigenous to South Carolina. (Gas station biscuits! Yum!)

I’m always up on the latest thing. Maybe next week I can figure out how to use Tumblr.

2. […]

“I was thinking of going out tonight because The Beastie Boys fought, and possibly died, for our right to party.”

1. On Thursday, I did my first pullups using resistance bands. It was awesome.

Of course, when my trainer showed me what I was to do my face was frozen in fear since it looked like a death trap.

First, the resistance band looked like a noose made from a rubber band.

Secondly, he had […]

“A long time ago we used to be friends but I haven’t thought of you lately at all”

1. I happened to see this flyer in my gym and recognized myself in one of the pictures. Can I now refer to myself as a fitness model?

I may have already added it to my resume.

2. The pictures were taken at a boot camp style class I did with Ben […]

“I have never taken the high road. But I tell other people to, ’cause then there’s more room for me on the low road.”

1. Tuesday was our 10th anniversary of when Ben and I started dating. To celebrate we went to see Aziz Ansari, which I have been wanting to do for years. I was definitely not disappointed. He is fantastically funny, and it was the best comedy show I’ve been to.

2. Saturday was my grandmother’s […]

“And I started running. Well, my version of running, in which sometimes I am passed by people who walk fast.” John Green

1. A month ago, I made the conscious decision to tell my trainer that the injury keeping me from running was a “pulled adductor muscle” – rather than the most obvious way to phrase it which would have been a “pulled groin.”

First, I hate the word “groin.” Secondy, I knew I would not be […]

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”– Erma Bombeck

1. Miss Flannery turned 14 years old on Friday!

She has retired as a bookstore dog, and is now a lady of leisure. Except for having lost her hearing, she is in good health. (And being deaf might actually be a blessing as she no longer freaks out every time there is a thunderstorm.)

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“I got kicked out of ballet class because I pulled a groin muscle. It wasn’t mine.” – Rita Rudner


1. By Valentine’s Day afternoon, the ice and snow had melted enough that the roads were clear so it was safe to go to work. However, that night there was an earthquake. It was a 4.1 on the Richter Scale which means absolutely nothing to me.

To translate it in terms I do know: A […]

“I believe Ayn Rand’s first love poem went: Roses are red/ violets are blue/ finish this poem yourself / you dependent parasite” — Stephen Colbert

1. Because we and everyone we know still has power, I’m seeing this snow as a blessing in disguise as it will give me plenty of time to rest my leg. I worked on Monday, and I had no idea how much I walk – and even run – around the office. Over a year […]