Interstellar Adventures

January 5, 2006

Thursday Thirteen, XII

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 10:01 am
Thirteen Things about Interstellar Lass

1. I thought about trying to come up with thirteen resolutions for the year. But I don’t really “do” resolutions, so I figured that was kind of pointless.

2. I have some goals for this year though. So I’ll share those.

3. Lose weight. Yeah, this has been a goal every year since 2003. Sometimes I do better at it than others. I manage to lose it, but some how it always seems to find it’s way back. I’m still below my 2003 starting weight though, so that’s something, right?

4. Run a sub 30-minute 5K. My fastest 5K has been 33:26. So, I’ve got to shave over a minute a mile off my time to do this. I see lots of mile-repeats and Yassos in my near future.

5. Tell Elle and Zed that I love them every day. I think I do this now, but I’m going to start making a point of it. They are growing up so fast!

6. Be a better friend. It was really easy to maintain my friendships when we worked together and we saw each other every day. I think I need to call my friends more often just to see how they’re doing.

7. Get my DIY projects done. I’ve got the list. I know what I want to do, now I just need to get it done!

8. Fix my flower beds. My flowerbeds are U.G.L.Y. I need to do a better job of taking care of them. There’s some bushes out there that just do their thing. They get no attention.

9. OK. that’s all the goals I can think of for now. Well, maybe not spend too much time at work. I was doing well at that, but I’ve been put on a big project that’s taking lots of time. Tuesday I worked from 7 am to 6:30 pm. So, from the time I left my house to the time I got home, it was 12 hours exactly. Yuck.

10. Nick is doing a great job getting his stuff blended into the house. I think I’m pretty laid back, so it’s not a big deal to me having stuff moved around. Except for the cow skull. You can hang it in the garage baby, but not inside. 🙂

11. Elle & Zed went back to school today. Whew. I think breaks are good and all, but dang, the kids needed to go back to school.

12. Texas beat USC in the Rose Bowl! Whoo Hoo! Hook ‘Em Horns!

The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
All the live long day.
The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
You can not get away.
Do not think you can escape them
At night or early in the morn-
The Eyes of Texas are upon you
‘Till Gabriel blows his horn.

13. I’m leaving for Bandera tomorrow! Woo Hoo! 25K here I come. This will be a fun weekend!

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Master Enigma



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  1. That was an awesome game last night!!
    We were pullin for the Longhorns all the way.
    Best of luck to you with you resolutions, you married lady you.

    BTW, my TT is up:

    Comment by UziCue — January 5, 2006 @ 11:11 am |Reply

  2. What great goals you have….

    I am so HAPPY my kids went back to school.

    I wish we could all be trust fund babies so we did not have to work all the time…

    I’m IN!

    Comment by Nancy — January 5, 2006 @ 11:35 am |Reply

  3. LOL, I made my DIY projects separate resolutions last week. 🙂 My list is up, too.

    Comment by Uisce — January 5, 2006 @ 11:37 am |Reply

  4. I like those. I don’t really do resolutions.

    I think the cow skull would make a fine mantle piece. Just sayin’…

    Oh, and I T-13’d this week. Yes, it’s also a verb now.

    Comment by Bone — January 5, 2006 @ 12:09 pm |Reply

  5. OK, I’m a big fatty fat butt, so maybe I just don’t “get” this. How much weight can there be to lose if you’re running marathons and 25Ks? It seems to me that whatever you’ve got, if you can carry it that far, it can’t be that bad…

    But, I’m serious, I’ve never been a “fit” person, so I may as well be discussing anatomy with a person from another planet. I really don’t know what I’m talking about here.

    Sorry, my brain just shorted out there… Thanks for stopping by my blog. I always like your visits, and reading your posts.

    Comment by Jen — January 5, 2006 @ 12:47 pm |Reply

  6. I don’t really do resoultions either… #3,5 (well with my kids… hehe) & 6 – I’m with you there!

    Way to go UT! Much luck to you on your race this weekend!

    Comment by Texas_Ivy10 — January 5, 2006 @ 12:51 pm |Reply

  7. Aren’t you supposed to be honeymooning with yer honey? 😉

    Have fun this weekend, Mrs. Nick!!

    Comment by Marie — January 5, 2006 @ 12:57 pm |Reply

  8. Congrats on your win! Wow, your kids had some serious time off! Weren’t they bored out of their skulls?? Hmm, the cow skull, very Georgia O’Keefe, but I don’t think I could do it either! Good luck on your race. You are more woman than I could ever hope to be!!

    Comment by Carnealian — January 5, 2006 @ 1:20 pm |Reply

  9. I started thursday thirteens….
    good luck with your race, i’ll be running with you in my dreams.

    Comment by Shannon — January 5, 2006 @ 1:41 pm |Reply

  10. I’m from California and even I was rooting for Texas! 🙂 Here’s mine for today

    Comment by Audra — January 5, 2006 @ 1:50 pm |Reply

  11. Wasn’t that media coverage awful? Texas deserved way better. Front page story. “USC Can’t Handle the Truth, Hogs Spotlight”

    Comment by sallwood — January 5, 2006 @ 2:06 pm |Reply

  12. DIY?
    Great goals. Good luck with them. Your 2005 will be a tough act to follow.

    Yay Longhorns!

    Comment by abbynormal — January 5, 2006 @ 2:17 pm |Reply

  13. Have a great weekend:) Give ’em hell at the..*gasp* Did you say 25K? You’re kidding me!

    Comment by MommaK — January 5, 2006 @ 2:19 pm |Reply

  14. The first time I saw Nick’s apartment I couldn’t take my eyes off that skull – it’s like it was watching me! (Of course, the first thing I noticed was the big-assed Texas state flag – put a pole under the thing and you could sleep a family of 12!)

    Best of luck at Bandera (and of course, congratulations on the weddin’! Post pictures!!!!)

    Comment by JustCara — January 5, 2006 @ 3:08 pm |Reply

  15. Happy Thursday 13. I think in this day and age, it’s difficult to keep in touch with friends. We’re all so busy with work, errands and our families. Thank goodness for IM and email. I think that helps a lot.

    My 13 are up.

    Comment by Chickadee — January 5, 2006 @ 3:14 pm |Reply

  16. Wow, Another runner! I blog a bit about my running. Good luck with yours!

    My 13 is late but is now up at

    Comment by Master Enigma — January 5, 2006 @ 4:45 pm |Reply

  17. You? Laid Back!!!????



    Comment by Anonymous — January 5, 2006 @ 5:19 pm |Reply

  18. wow, the one weekend i won’t be in B-town…

    Hook ‘Em Horns!

    Comment by Crys — January 5, 2006 @ 5:55 pm |Reply

  19. Good luck on the 25K!!!

    My 13 are up 🙂

    Comment by Running2Ks — January 5, 2006 @ 6:00 pm |Reply

  20. Those sound a little like resolutions to me. ; )

    Good ones.

    Have a great 25 K!

    Comment by Raehan — January 5, 2006 @ 6:36 pm |Reply

  21. WOOOHOOO BABY! GO Longhorns!!!! I live in Southern Cali you know that girl but I HATE USC and I LOVE me some Vince Young!!! He is so awesome and that game was SO GREAT!

    Those are all good resolutions. I have to resolve to read my friend’s blogs more now. We shall see. Happy New year…since this is the first time this year that I commented! 🙂

    Comment by Twist of Kate — January 5, 2006 @ 7:30 pm |Reply

  22. I love the running goals! I have run a marathon and I’d love to do one again next spring after this baby pops out LOL!!!! Cheers and happy TT!

    My 13 are up!

    Comment by KDubs — January 5, 2006 @ 8:02 pm |Reply

  23. Great list!

    And #5…I vowed that I would never let a day go by that I didn’t tell my kids that I love them and to this day, I have kept that promise. They are 17 and 20. They usually hear it quite a few times a day even! 😉 A great resolution!

    Oh and Hook’Em Horns!!!! We are a Longhorn household, and there was celebrating done last night! LOL

    My 13 is up!

    Comment by YellowRose — January 5, 2006 @ 8:39 pm |Reply

  24. I’m with on the resolution thing… I’m not big into them mostly ’cause I usually forget what I resolved to do in the first place!!

    A cow skull, eh?

    Thanks for stopping by today.

    Comment by SquashedToad — January 5, 2006 @ 8:54 pm |Reply

  25. .
    “Who is this who darkens
    counsel By words without
    knowledge? Now prepare
    yourself like a man; I will
    question you, and you shall
    answer Me.

    “Where were you when I
    laid the foundations of the
    earth? Tell Me, if you
    have understanding. Who
    determined its measurements?

    Surely you know! Or who
    stretched the line upon it?
    To what were its foundations
    fastened? Or who laid its
    cornerstone, When the
    morning stars sang together,
    And all the sons of God
    shouted for joy? “Or who
    shut in the sea with doors,
    When it burst forth and
    issued from the womb;
    When I made the clouds
    its garment, And thick
    darkness its swaddling
    band; When I fixed My
    limit for it, And set bars
    and doors; When I said,
    ‘This far you may come,
    but no farther, And here
    your proud waves must stop!’

    “Have you commanded the
    morning since your days began,
    And caused the dawn to know
    its place, That it might take hold
    of the ends of the earth, And
    the wicked be shaken out of it?
    It takes on form like clay under
    a seal, And stands out like a
    garment. From the wicked
    their light is withheld, And
    the upraised arm is broken.

    “Have you entered the springs
    of the sea? Or have you walked
    in search of the depths? Have
    the gates of death been
    revealed to you? Or have
    you seen the doors of the
    shadow of death? Have
    you comprehended the
    breadth of the earth?

    Tell Me, if you know all this.

    “Where is the way to the
    dwelling of light? And
    darkness, where is its
    place, That you may
    take it to its territory,
    That you may know
    the paths to its home?

    Do you know it,
    because you were
    born then, Or because
    the number of your days
    is great? “Have you
    entered the treasury
    of snow, Or have you
    seen the treasury of hail,
    Which I have reserved
    for the time of trouble,
    For the day of battle
    and war? By what way
    is light diffused, Or
    the east wind scattered
    over the earth?

    “Who has divided
    a channel for the
    overflowing water,
    Or a path for the
    thunderbolt, To
    cause it to rain
    on a land where
    there is no one,
    A wilderness in
    which there is no
    man; To satisfy
    the desolate waste,
    And cause to spring
    forth the growth of
    tender grass?

    Has the rain a
    father? Or who
    has begotten the
    drops of dew?

    From whose
    womb comes
    the ice? And the
    frost of heaven,
    who gives it birth?

    The waters harden
    like stone, And the
    surface of the deep
    is frozen. “Can you
    bind the cluster of the
    Pleiades, Or loose the
    belt of Orion? Can you
    bring out Mazzaroth in
    its season? Or can you
    guide the Great Bear
    with its cubs? Do you
    know the ordinances of
    the heavens? Can you
    set their dominion over
    the earth? “Can you lift
    up your voice to the clouds,
    That an abundance of water
    may cover you? Can you
    send out lightnings, that they
    may go, And say to you,
    ‘Here we are!’? Who
    has put wisdom in the mind?

    Or who has given understanding
    to the heart?

    Who can number the clouds
    by wisdom? Or who can pour
    out the bottles of heaven,
    When the dust hardens in
    clumps, And the clods cling

    “Can you hunt the prey for
    the lion, Or satisfy the appetite
    of the young lions, When they
    crouch in their dens, Or lurk
    in their lairs to lie in wait?

    Who provides food for
    the raven, When its young
    ones cry to God, And
    wander about for lack
    of food?

    Best Wishes,
    Dr. Howdy

    P.S. You have a riveting web
    log and undoubtedly must have
    atypical & quiescent potential
    for your intended readership.

    Comment by 'Thought & Humor' by Howdy — January 5, 2006 @ 9:42 pm |Reply

  26. I want to lose weight too!!:)

    Goodluck on those flowerbeds, I hope you can post some pictures when you’re done with them. 🙂

    Comment by JK :) — January 5, 2006 @ 10:21 pm |Reply

  27. #11…
    You and my wife should get together on this one. She mentions this after Christmas every year. & With good reason, I might add.


    Comment by michaelm — January 6, 2006 @ 5:45 am |Reply

  28. Cow skull? Ew! That is weird and kind of cool all that same time.

    Comment by Jolynn — January 6, 2006 @ 9:11 am |Reply

  29. My father had a HUMAN SKULL from his medical school days in our basement. Now that creeped me out!!

    Comment by Lucinda — January 6, 2006 @ 9:16 am |Reply

  30. I don’t mean he went to medical school in our basement. I meant the skull was in our basement. Heh heh.

    Comment by Lucinda — January 6, 2006 @ 9:17 am |Reply

  31. I posted my first Thursday 13. Yours were really interesting tho. Best wishes in the new year!!

    Comment by Carrie — January 6, 2006 @ 2:34 pm |Reply

  32. i tackle a section of my flowerbed each year, we’ve been in this house 11 years and i’m not done yet, but there are parts i still want to go back to and re-do, i’ll never be done but i like doing it, so it’s not a chore.
    those are great goals, my biggest problem is keeping in touch with friends too, never seem to have enough time.

    Comment by Better Safe Than Sorry — January 6, 2006 @ 6:45 pm |Reply

  33. Oh, come on. Everyone knows no home’s decor is complete without a cow skull. 😉

    Comment by FTS — January 6, 2006 @ 8:38 pm |Reply

  34. Congrats on the marriage & the movin in stuff.

    I’m not into the resolution stuff, instead I post stuff like…

    Comment by Renee — January 7, 2006 @ 1:33 am |Reply

  35. Good luck with the running! That’s something I never enjoyed. I was a devoted swimmer for seven years…practiced before and afterschool and twice a day in the summer…but I used to tell my coach all the time, “If I wanted to run I’d join track or XX!” :p But God bless you!
    Congrats on the wedding!
    Jacob (my son) says I should take the cow skull since I’m part cow. (I’ve had cow bone attached to my jaws.) Real funny! But, hey, if that’ll help you get rid of the thing! 😀
    My 13 are up.

    Comment by Kimmy and Jacob — January 8, 2006 @ 9:31 pm |Reply

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