Monday, June 30, 2008

the return

i hate the part of vacation where you get back and realize that very little has's like you never left. humph.

(the vacation hangover is always rough, too)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

favorite kid quotes from the week

trev: are you going to win the race tomorrow?
me: not a chance
trev: then why are you even doing it?

me: jaks, you better go finish your sandwich
jaks: you're a sandwich

after putting make-up on for the first time all week, morgan looked at me and said, "wow, you look beautiful today"

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

blogging vacation

i have vacation brain two days early, so i'm just gonna vacation from blogging. it just seems like something i can immediately vacation from. i mean, i gotta show up at work for another day...can't get out of that.

minnesota lakes, here i come!

(i don't have much time in minneapolis, unfortunately...i fly to duluth on friday, run Grandma's Half Marathon saturday morning, head to minneapolis for church and the Twins game on sunday, back to ely sunday night...until the next sunday when i fly out of duluth. if i can somehow see you, awesome...if not, i'll be back labor day weekend)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

easy conversation

part of my job is checking references...and i have discovered how much easier it is to talk to someone who's having a good day. i just got off the phone with a jolly ol' guy who had nothing but great things to say about his former colleague. i got to smile and laugh through the whole conversation...with this person i'll probably never meet...about this person i recently interviewed. love it.

i'm gonna try to always be a happy person on the phone. it's more fun.

Monday, June 16, 2008

twisted monday thought

wouldn't it be funny if you came in to work one day and the bathrooms had been switched? overnight, the men's had become women's and vice versa. the door you're used to going in to is no longer for you...

Sunday, June 15, 2008


burgey told me about an awesome awesome miracle homeopathic ben-gay type thing. arnica montana. you can find it at Whole Foods.

last night i RICEd (rest ice compression and elevation) my thigh...woke up this morning able to walk. yay! i'll be able to race on saturday!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

uh oh...leg

how do you fix a bruised muscle within a week? I gotta run Saturday.

I tried to run through willlo at our tourney today. That is a bummer, but we got to play this weekend!

Friday, June 13, 2008

great words

this has come up twice in the past 24 hours, so let's get it rollin'...

click on 'comments' and leave a list of your favorite words. there are many, so don't hold back...or don't make comments, but read through this soon-to-be great list.

to clarify, it can be a list of fun words to say, great words that need to be brought back, gross words...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

workin' out

i passed by a dude walkin' to work doing bicep curls with his briefcase.

i wish i woulda gotten a pic, 'cause that would make this funnier.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

SF Giants 5K!

2nd Annual Plate to Plate
5K Run/Walk Across Home Plate

Sunday, August 24, 2008
9:00 a.m.
5K Timed Race, Run & Walk Across Home Plate
Post-Race Festival with live music, food and giveaways
San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres

The first 3,000 people to register will get a free ticket to the game!

sign up and join our team -


Your Preppy Name Is...

Emmons Chaplin Rutherford the Third

But most people know you as Babs

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

baby brother

my baby brother turned 28 today. holy cow. 28. i need to give him a call to pass along my birthday greetings.

one of my favorite stories - when i was about to graduate from high school, he looked at me and said, "but who's gonna protect me when you're not here?"

dude is 6'2" and a well-respected athlete...but he still needed his big sister. i love that kid.

(this turned into a sappy post...i've got wet eyes)

Monday, June 9, 2008

a lesson on mountain lions

apparently there was a mountain lion siting near the trail i run on in the morn. after reading the sign, i know that i need to face the mountain lion, make some noise and make myself really big. seems to be the opposite of sitting really still when a bear gets close to me (that was taught in MN).

will someone let me practice some day soon (roommate)? i want to be prepared.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

another successful season

yay! the girls played awesome this weekend...seriously. (besides the one game against the team we've gotten creamed by at least three times this season. we were beat mentally before we got on the court.) we ended up moving from 35th place to 6th, overall. they played HARD and played well.

as usual, i teared up with pride during the last's just pretty exciting to see how far they've come as a team in six months.

it does seem that i've gotten more used to this. the end is not as dramatic in year 5 of coaching as it was in year 1 or 2. huh. i'm trying to write a sappy, "thanks for everything" email, but i don't think it's gonna happen. i think i'm just gonna let it go...

sidenote: one of my favorite things about this last tourney is that it's huge and i run into several girls i coached in the past. it's good to know some stick with this great sport of volleyball.

Friday, June 6, 2008

the purple lady

i don't think i've told you about the purple lady at work. well, let me begin...

she wears more purple than anyone i've ever seen before. even more than crazy purple ladies at church. her shoes are purple. socks are purple. pants/skirt, shirt, belt. it's all purple. everything. and it's all different colors of purple.

this is weird to me. if i ever attempt something like this, stop me. i love purple, but...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

the company snack bar

it's almost an extension off my desk. somehow, i can usually walk by it without grabbing a snack. it took me a couple days to get to this point, as there are Red Vines, the ultimate in licorice snack, but i just can't eat all day every day (sad).

this morning i realized that those who feel guilty about taking from the snack bar have to say something to me. rationalization, perhaps? i rarely look up to see who's there, so it's funny. also, i haven't brought much of anything to contribute to the snack bar, but i get thanked often. i always point to chickie behind me, who's actually responsible.

mmmmmmmmm, snacks.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

my new thing

i drop the r off a word when it's at the end. othe', smothe', hey the'...

i did it loud and clear at the tourney on saturday. everyone in the gym heard me say, 'hey, you gotta talk to each othe'. assistant coach made fun of me.

Monday, June 2, 2008

it's june!

holy crap, where is the year going? oh, went to school, coaching and work. after this coming weekend, all sorts of free time shows up in my calendar! and a trip to northern minnesota! i *heart* june.

i thought of something funny to blog on my run saturday, but it's not coming to me. i did learn that it's ok to run against the wind on your way out 'cause that means it pushes you home...helpful.

sex and the city tonight. i'm looking forward to my cool red shoes (sometimes i try too hard).