Interstellar Adventures

June 24, 2005

100 (plus) posts

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 5:03 pm

Recently I have noticed that several people have reached 100 posts on their blog. I never realized that I hit this milestone until they made note of it on their own blogs. Evidently, there is a ‘100 Things’ pseudo-ritual of some sort related. Well, I’m a little behind then (he he, I wish) so, I sat down and tried to think of 100 interesting things about me. I found 100 things, but I don’t know how interesting they are.

100 Things about me

1) I was born November 30
2) In Houston, TX
3) I’m a Sagittarius
4) My 30th birthday was the best one ever
5) I have wonderful friends
6) They like me even though I’m a little crazy
7) My favorite ice cream is…hey, all ice cream is good
8) I love to read
9) I also knit
10) I like participating in sports
11) Watching sports on TV is mostly boring
12) I’m training for a marathon
13) Even though I bought good running shoes, I still am getting bruised toenails
14) I keep my toenails painted at all times for this reason
15) Right now my toenails are painted blue
16) I have a toe-ring that I’ve worn for over 10 years
17) I never take it off
18) Except when I had surgery
19) My second toe is longer than my big toe
20) My mom always used to make fun of my toes
21) She also used to make fun of my big feet
22) My feet got bigger each time I was pregnant
23) I have two children
24) My son is 10
25) My daughter is 6
26) They are the most beautiful children in the world
27) They are the most intelligent children in the world
28) Yes, I’m biased, but hey, it’s my blog
29) I’m in the process of getting a divorce
30) It wasn’t my idea
31) But now I’m OK with it
32) I have a degree in English
33) My concentration was in British Literature
34) I’m a business analyst
35) My job has nothing to do with my degree
36) My ears are double-pierced
37) I wear a pair of diamond studs at all times
38) I got these from my mom and dad for my 18th birthday
39) My dad is really my step-dad
40) My bio dad lives in Missouri
41) My mom is divorced from my step-dad now, too
42) I’m a good ‘ol American Mutt
43) My mom’s side of the family can trace back to the Mayflower
44) My bio-dad’s side of the family can trace back to the Revolutionary War
45) My great, great, great-grandmother was a Cherokee Indian
46) That makes me just 1/32 American Indian
47) I’ve never been to an Indian Reservation
48) I love the Discovery Channel
49) And The Learning Channel
50) I hate reality shows
51) I took ballet for 12 years
52) I don’t get to dance much now
53) I’d like to take ballroom dancing lessons
54) Because I secretly watch ballroom dancing competitions on PBS
55) Even though the girls wear too much makeup, have too fake tans, and cheesy costumes
56) I’m afraid of swimming in water if I can’t see my feet
57) Because my uncle made me watch Jaws when I was 5
58) The same uncle gave me a sip of beer (I thought it was soda)
59) On my mom’s side, I have three uncles
60) They are 6’6″, 6’8″ and 6’9″
61) I wanted to be 5’10”
62) I only made it to 5’8″
63) My sister is taller than me and it irks me
64) My step dad is a doctor
65) I would have gone to med school, but I don’t like needles and cutting people
66) I did take Anatomy and Physiology in high school
67) We dissected a cat during one semester; it was cool
68) I was on the swim team in high school
69) I swam the butterfly and backstroke
70) I hate my nose
71) I like my eyes and my neck
72) I never liked my name
73) I’ve only ever broken one bone in my body
74) I fell down some stairs
75) No, I wasn’t drunk
76) Then I drove my stick-shift car home; it was painful
77) I tried out for cheerleader in Jr. High
78) I never made the team
79) I played the trombone in band
80) This is probably why I didn’t make cheerleader
81) My step-dad, bio-dad, first boyfriend and soon-to-be-ex all share the same first name
82) Perhaps this is a sign that I should never date anyone with that name ever again
83) I never studied in high school and I was still an A Honor student
84) I often wonder how well I could have done in school if I really would have studied
85) My ‘first love’ was from England
86) He was very hot, and he had an accent, which made him even hotter
87) I had my wisdom teeth removed when I was 18
88) I actually liked high school
89) I went to my 10 year reunion
90) By myself, because my soon-to-be-ex wouldn’t go with me
91) Sometimes I feel like I need to cry, so I’ll rent ‘Beaches’
92) I don’t like scary movies
93) I used to work in a movie theater
94) We got to see movies for free
95) I saw 60 over movies in one year
96) Now I never go to the movies
97) I’m not allergic to anything
98) Since I started getting flu shots 4 years ago, I don’t get as often
99) My kids are always sick with something, but never at the same time
100) I want to travel the world before I die

You might be hardcore if…

Filed under: Funnies — by InterstellarLass @ 10:35 am

OK, well I’m not this ‘hardcore’, but some of the folks in AT are. Stole this from the forum. Thanks Donutman! Made me laugh heartily though.

Update
Donutman found a more accurate description of me…

Triathlete Personal Ad Translation Guide

1.”I am an outdoors type of person.”
I train in any type of weather even if it’s raining, snowing, 90 degrees w/100% humidity, or winds gusting at 30 mph. I don’t want to hear any complaints cause I will still train in it and you’re just a big wuss for complaining about it.

2.”I enjoy riding my bike.”
With or without aero bars, alone or in a peloton, I don’t care. If you can’t do a spur of the moment 30 miler then you’re not my type. I will let you draft, but if you can’t hang and get dropped, I will see ya later. I am a capable mechanic, but don’t expect me to change your flats or tune your bike. You need to learn that on your own.

3.”I enjoy jogging.”
Let’s run hills until we puke. I have just as many shoes as you only mine are better because they are functional and all look the same.

4.”I enjoy dining out.”
I enjoy eating out, in or anywhere else I can find food. Don’t be shy because with the amount of food I eat, you can have that main entree instead of a salad and you will still look as though you eat like a rabbit in comparison. Don’t get your limbs too close though, as I may take a bite out of ya. Most importantly don’t expect any taste off my plate unless you can bring something to the party… like more food. Eventually though if you’re not burning 4000+ calories a day, you’re going to plump up and have a terrible complex due to watching me eat deserts and not gain any weight. Friends and family will eventually decide not to dine with us anymore due to my horrid table manners. Ohh, and don’t ask me any questions during breakfast, mid morning lunch, lunch, afternoon lunch, dinner or recovery dinner as it does not lend to efficient food intake.

5.”I enjoy quiet walks on the beach.”
Walks on the beach warming up into an 8-mile run and then plunging myself in the ocean for a 2 miler. If you get in my way you’re going to find out what “mass start” is and let me assure you that you don’t want to find out.

6.”I find fulfillment in charitable work.”
If I am not racing, I am volunteering and I expect you to be there along side me as I stand out in 90-degree weather for 8 hours handing out sports drink to cyclist going 20 mph. Just stick the ol’ arm out there and hope it doesn’t get taken off.

7.”I enjoy sharing quiet moments together.”
It’s taper time. Just back off ‘cause I am strategizing. Or I’m in a pissy mood cause I am worried about my “A” race and can’t workout.

8.”I am an active person.”
Aside from my 40-hour job, and the 8 mandatory hours of sleep per night, 10 hours/week are devoted to myself during the off-season and 20 hours during race season. That leaves us 4 hours – 2 of which are spent inhaling food and you not talking to me, so let’s make the best of the 2 hours we will spend together on average each day. If you are a licensed message therapist or doctor this would make the most optimal use of our time together. Nutritionist is also acceptable but I probably already know just as much as you.

9.”I enjoy road trips and leisurely drives.”
You have your choice of Wisconsin, Idaho, Florida, California, Arizona, and New York*, but don’t expect to do much site seeing. If I get enough support from you, we might be able to include Hawaii in there.
(*Locations of Ironman triathlon.)

10.”I enjoy site seeing.”
Lets grab a mountain bike and get our HRs up to 90%. There’s plenty of time to look around on the descent as trees and bushes whiz by you at 40 mph.

11.”I like stimulating conversation.”
While we are running, we can talk about food. Then we can talk about how we decided what to wear on this run based on the temperature at start time vs. the temperature at the time we expect to finish, how horribly out of shape we are, how many miles we did last week, and how many we will do this week and next week. Then we can talk about food.

12.”I enjoy relaxing soaks in the tub.”
I’m going to stop on the way home and buy two bags of ice, throw them in the tub with some cold water and sit in this torture chamber for 30 minutes.

13.”I’m interested in photography”
My camera is permanently perched a tripod in front of my trainer. I obsess over taking photos of my bike position and analyzing them to get the perfect setup.

14.”I’m into in technology”
My HRM, bike computer and Garmin Forerunner are my best friends. Until you can give me some hard data that can improve my training, don’t bother trying to buddy up to me. You could one day break into the top three if I find you as entertaining on long runs and rides as my MP3 player.

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