Interstellar Adventures

August 10, 2006

We Survived

Filed under: Adventures,Elle & Zed,Mom Life — by InterstellarLass @ 8:26 am

Just barely. I’m not going to talk about the 25 minutes that I spent, jammed 4 cars wide on a two-lane road, and the fact that a sudden “no left turn policy” by a temporary traffic director caused that delay in my afternoon. Not going to talk about it.

Elle was cheery and happy as she climbed in the car. I was not. But I smiled anyway and was excited to hear about her day. She nodded enthusiastically when I asked if she had a good day, and was ready to go home and get her homework done.

She sat down to do her homework, and I sat down to continue work. Zed wouldn’t be home for at least another 45 minutes. He was walking and going to practice using his house key. I heard the key in the lock right on time. Whew!


Today my good friend Judy and 26 other runners are leaving to run the Wild West Relay. Last year we only took one 12-person team to Colorado. This year there’s a 12-person team, a 9-person team, and a 6×6 Ultra team. I had originally planned to go on the 12-person team this year. I was running, training, and seeing Dr. Pain. But my sciatic nerve problem kept getting worse. I’m so disappointed. In fact, this morning I cried. I had so much fun running that race last year and it meant a lot to me to go again. I know there’s always next year, but I’m so disappointed in myself and the situation. Next year. Next year. I’m working on my plan. It involves a lot of running.

P.S. No one has guessed at the movie (besides a Star Trek film) that featured Qapla’. Doesn’t anyone know? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?


  1. Well, my guess is Team America:World Police, but then again I cheated and googled this, because I didn’t see the movie. But at least I’m willing to do the homework.

    Glad all went well at school. Carlotta and the Chairman have a couple of weeks left. But I can almost hear the tardy bell in the distance. It’s so beautiful.

    Comment by Surrender Dorothy — August 10, 2006 @ 10:30 am |Reply

  2. Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that you’re not in the run, I remember you posting about it. 😦

    I don’t know what other movies that quote would be in…

    Comment by Jen — August 10, 2006 @ 11:15 am |Reply

  3. Yay for a successful first day! 🙂

    Sorry about missing the run, though. Although to me, running seems like such a strenuous thing to do. Hee!

    Comment by Gypsy — August 10, 2006 @ 11:38 am |Reply

  4. Glad everyone survived day 1.

    Sciatica? What a pain. No first hand experience here, but I’ve heard horror stories. Colorado will miss you.

    Comment by AbbyNormal — August 10, 2006 @ 12:52 pm |Reply

  5. glad the first day went well!

    Comment by shannon — August 10, 2006 @ 1:09 pm |Reply

  6. That Ferris Bueller quote is one of my all-time favorites. That’s awesome.

    And that’s too bad that you’re missing the run. Next year, for sure. 🙂

    Comment by jess — August 10, 2006 @ 1:26 pm |Reply

  7. Oh, I’m sorry you don’t get to go. Your right, there is always next year, but it’s disappointing nonetheless.

    Comment by Jolynn — August 10, 2006 @ 1:39 pm |Reply

  8. I remember how hyped you were about that run last year..sorry you’re missing it.

    Comment by poopie — August 10, 2006 @ 2:44 pm |Reply

  9. Don’t be so hard on yourself, you’ll do it. It just wont be this years event…hang in there

    Comment by KaraMia — August 10, 2006 @ 3:48 pm |Reply

  10. I really have no clue, but based on your family’s love of it, I’ll guess one of the Superman movies?

    Sorry about the run. I was crushed when I hurt my ankle three games into the softball season a couple of years ago. Makes you appreciate the time and abilities you have more, I think.

    Do what you need and can to get back to running and make it next year.

    Comment by Bone — August 10, 2006 @ 5:46 pm |Reply

  11. You grabbed his butt!! Omigosh…how cool. Yes, I’ve seen him a couple of times, blogged about it and posted that flickr since blogger was being a pain that day. I forgot it was there.

    Here’s the link for my Rick post:


    Comment by shpprgrl — August 10, 2006 @ 9:44 pm |Reply

  12. I now know that Qapla means success! Not being a treckie or Kling-on dude I’m most pleased by this new information. Also read this whilst looking up what Qapla meant whilst on lunch. I do need to get out more don’t I :>)

    Hamlet (Hamlet), and paghmo’ tIn mIS (Much Ado About Nothing). These last two choices were inspired by a remark by a Klingon chancellor in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country that Shakespeare is best read in the original Klingon.

    Wisbo sends oodles of Qapla for you and yours!

    Bueller? Bueller?- Ferris Bueller’s Day off??

    Comment by wisbo — August 11, 2006 @ 7:29 am |Reply

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