Tuesday, December 22, 2009

superbowl of fantasy football!

i made it! crazy, eh? ("i heart drew brees" is my team)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

goodbye, murray

sorry - i hit publish before i even wrote anything. but we put Murray to sleep tonight and i need to write about it...so soon...soon there will be something posted.

short story - he blew out one knee earlier this year...overused the other one and blew it out this past weekend...we don't have $4k to do surgery on both knees, he's miserable, so we put him to sleep. saddest thing ever. so far, i've cried a bit, but ignored it a lot...writing will help me deal.

Friday, October 30, 2009

my father's daughter

From DAD: “Mom wants me to be legal from now on - and I am trying - but it is not easy”

I am my father’s daughter. He confirmed it again this morning with that one little line in his email. For the past couple years, I’ve collected an assortment of parking tickets. They’re usually at junior colleges where I’m playing or coaching volleyball…and I’ve discovered that junior colleges really want their money…and they’re in cahoots with the CA DMV…so I can’t renew my license plates without paying outstanding parking tickets. Such a bummer.

After hundreds of dollars in parking tickets, one might think that I’d start parking legally…yet, I continue to park where I want to if there’s no real spot available…and usually I get away with it. Sometimes I get busted. Of course, there are other laws/rules I choose to ignore – I mean, if it doesn’t make sense, why abide by it? I bike like I’m a teenager that doesn’t realize I need to follow traffic laws, j-walk when I want, etc… As I’ve written, I live by the idea of “it’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission.”

Unfortunately, that generally doesn’t work with the law…which I need to remember…but it is not easy.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

silicon valley half marathon

i convinced myself to sign up for the silicon valley half marathon at the san jose rock n roll half marathon expo three weeks ago - i figured i could pull it off, and they offered a discount & t-shirt.

this morning 3000 of us gathered in san jose to start out on the trek. i believe 800 people (including four of my friends) were running the full, the rest of us cutting out at 13.1 miles. i was concerned that i'd feel like a wimp quitting at 13.1...but that's not the case. i kinda feel like the smart one 'cause it's stupid to run 26.2 miles (unless you're built for it, which i am not).

tono & i were tryin' to run fast...sub-2 hour half and sub-4 hour full marathons. according to our watches, we both beat it by 10 seconds - we'll see what the chip time is. because he beat 4 hours, i'm supposed to take trapeze lessons...but it's on him to make it possible.

peggy met me at the finish line so we could head over to mile 21 to cheer our friends along. i'd also set up a cooler for our own "water" stop - gatorade, OJ and beer. why beer? at mile 18 in the SF marathon, i was handed a dixie cup of beer...and it was the best tasting beer i'd ever had. i wanted to be able to pass that brilliance forward...and we did. i think only two runners actually took my dixie cups of beer, but several smiled and told me i was nuts. was it worth it? YES! one guy told me it was the best beer he'd ever tasted - brilliance passed forward.

all in all, it was a fun morning - it got hot, so the marathoners weren't as fast as they'd like to have been...but everyone finished. and we didn't have to go anywhere to enjoy another marathon.

(i'm still retired from the full marathon, for the record)

Saturday, October 24, 2009


yesterday i woke up to an email from my dad listing many of the things he's thankful for. it was a pretty great way to start the day, so today i'm tryin' to do one of my own...

i'm thankful for sleep, my cozy room, the beautiful day we're supposed to have, my many pairs of shoes, my awesome family, minnesota, my amazing friends, tivo, yoga, pasta, flip flops, Goofy, my car, nail polish, running, life, books, my job, coaching, volleyball, my car, softball, laughter, movies, beer, projects...

it's not as easy as i thought...but maybe it's too early and i'm reaching too deep. no less, i've got a lot and i'm thankful for it. and when i focus on what i do have, what i don't have doesn't seem so terrible. huh.

happy trails, all! tell someone you're thankful for something.

Monday, September 28, 2009

i take it all back

i like favre. he's fun to watch play...and though he's old and should have retired, he's good. and my Vikings are 3-0.

and it's really fun to live in Niner-land today.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

raising money

go to this site & donate - http://www.active.com/donate/lv09norcal/vegas09JHenry

JJ's one of my favorite people ever. and if he raises $5k, he'll wear a skirt throughout the race.

Friday, August 21, 2009

friday ramblings

this is not official, but i think i'm going to remain a Vikings fan this year. i really couldn't figure out what to do with having Favre on the team, as i hate him with such passion...but i've always been a Vikings fan...and i'm playing fantasy football this year, so i have to pay close attention to the NFL...so now that he's actually on the team, and this isn't just a dream, i think i'm gonna stick with 'em. as jbuck said, either Favre loses or the Vikings win - i win, no matter what.

i know i said i'd leave the Vikings if they took on Brett Favre...but I also said i'd never run a marathon. sometimes things happen. and i'll make this official, or not, before the season starts.

with that, i am in a "very serious" fantasy football league this year at work. i think i surprised them a little when i signed up, but it'll be fun. i've got a few cheat sheets to work off of, friends are willing to help and i think some players are cute. when all else fails, i'll go to the hotness factor. the boys i'm playing against will love it.

and i'm going to Vegas tomorrow to see Daughtry with some super fun peeps. we have plans to eat, drink, gamble, eat, daughtry, pool, eat, drink, gamble...it'll be fabulous.

ps i won a bet! lercher has started to fall apart - just after his 30th bday. i asked him to refresh my memory on our actual wager:
kristie44: do you remember our actual bet?
lercher: margaritas in mexico
lercher: you were complaining that 30 is when your body starts to break down
lercher: I said, I'm doing fine
lercher: you bet that I would start to fall apart, which I turned in to, going to visit the dr
lercher: loser has to buy margaritas in mexico
lercher: the next day, you said, since it was all inclusive, how would that work? I said, we'd leave the hotel and go to a bar
lercher: instead of an entire log of how the whole thing happened, I suppose I could have just said yes, I remember
lercher: and now you're posting this all somewhere, aren't you?

Monday, August 17, 2009

my Daughtry challenge

i'm goin' to Vegas this weekend to see Daughtry in concert. after getting Daughtry's second album, i've decided he's really just an excuse to go to Vegas again...celebrate a marathon...and hang with fun friends. but i'm making an attempt to like his music. i listened to bon jovi & daughtry almost all day yesterday, and this morning i'm going to dig through his lyrics to find the brilliant cheesiness that JBJ uses. here we go...

~ i can't find any...i'll try again later ~

Thursday, August 13, 2009

more running...

my next race is the SJ Rock n Roll half-marathon...i ran it last year, and this year i gotta beat jj's time. this means i have to get fast...i'm not sure i can, but it's a good challenge. (and once i beat him, i'll hold all titles within our running group)

i also made another wager with jj...for which i was just called an idiot...but if he runs a sub-4 full marathon, i have to do another marathon. (i think i'm in trouble)

there's another wager that i haven't mentioned - brooke & i have an agreement that if i do run another full marathon, i have to wear a favre jersey. (now i'm really in trouble)

happy trails!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

a click a day

click daily to give free mammograms

Sunday, August 9, 2009

a world without cancer...

also - if you'd like a "raising money for Horvat's Hooter" tshirt, let me know.

Friday, August 7, 2009


from my genetics counselor:

Dear Kristie,

I just got your test back = “NO MUTATION DETECTED”

Meaning that you do not have any of the known mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, including the one found in your sister. We call this a "True Negative."

chemo & genetics

My sister’s going through her third chemo treatment right now…
She said she was feeling really good this past week, so I’m thankful she had a good week…but it’s rough to go back to square one in chemo side effects again. They’re mixing up her drugs a little this time to try to prevent some of the annoying side effects. I sure hope it works…

Unreal…my life continues as is while my sister and her family continue down the cancer path…or the making sure cancer is completely gone path…

Meanwhile, I'm waiting for the results from my genetics test to see how likely it is that I'll get breast cancer in my life...

Heavy stuff for a Friday morning. Mybad!

Monday, July 27, 2009

my marathon story

When I got on the elevator at the hotel to head over to the start line, there was already a woman on it with her race bib on. I was nervously chatty, so I asked her how she was feeling – she said, “This feels like my final exam. Did I drink enough? Prepare enough? Will I do ok?” And that was the perfect way to put it. Man, I was nervous…questioning everything I’d done to prepare…wondering how I would do. I’d set a goal with my friends to Beat Oprah (4:29:20). As of race day, I hadn’t paced a long run to actually beat her…but I’d been promised that race day would be different. I’d be faster. I wasn’t feeling so confident that morning.

We strolled over to the start line and I exclaimed several times that I was wicked, wicked nervous. My friends that had run a marathon before had rituals they were going through…and I had no idea what to do. So I stretched a little, danced around and kept my nervous face on.

Five of us started out together…around 6:30am. Campy immediately took off…and at mile 2, Kevin had to take a pit stop, leaving me, Brandy & Toño to run. They were a great support – we made it up the first hill at mile 4-5 without much issue…and continued across the Golden Gate Bridge, fighting the crowd. I started to enter “the zone” on the bridge, but stayed with my friends for the most part (Kevin had caught up). Around mile 12, I truly entered “the zone” and took off. I turned my iPod on and continued with my strong pace. My dad had told me to run the race for me…Brandy had reiterated the idea…so I did.

Around mile 14, I realized that I had a chance to beat Oprah – and I was on pace with a giant triathlete who ran with me for a couple miles. Around mile 16, I realized we were still running uphill…so I let him take off ahead of me. His legs were too long to try to keep up with.

At mile 18, I felt like I woke up from a dream – had I really been running 18 miles all morning? The course started going more downhill, which sure helped my burnin’ quads…though my knees got a little angry with me. No less, I leaned forward and prayed my feet would catch me before I tumbled…

I knew I was still on track to beat Oprah…and I thought two of my friends were in front of me, so I continued to push forward. I started to hit the wall around mile 24, but truly crashed at 25…I still have no idea how I pushed that last 1.2 miles, but I did. Even though I knew I could walk and still beat Oprah, I couldn’t walk that final mile. I had to keep moving…and I crossed the finish line at 4:22:52. Wooooooot!

I walked a half-block and sat down to collect my thoughts…say a thank you prayer…and stretch. I texted a few friends, updated Twitter & Facebook and took a call from my awesome sister. My text had said, “I beat Oprah!” She called and said, “You didn’t just beat her…you kicked her ass!” It felt so good to hear…and it was perfect to have the first person I talked to after the marathon be my sister. Man, I love her.

Turns out I was ahead of everyone else I’d run with…I’m trying not to gloat, but…YEAH! (can’t help myself) It didn’t really matter until JJ got mad that I’d beat him by 30 seconds…then I decided it was pretty great.

I owe my two greatest marathon fans a huge thank you! Becki had made signs and Mike trekked around the City with her to cheer us on at four different spots…it was awesome. There’s nothing like a couple people cheering you on to make you continue running strong through the streets of SF… Mike was even ready to run the last couple miles with me, but I’d decided at 18 that I needed to do this myself – not that I’m independent, or anything. Truth is, I’d emailed my mom & dad on Friday to admit that I had woken up with a sad heart…there’s been so much going on, and I was just feeling sad. I asked them to pray for me so I could cheer up and run this race strong because I was running it for so many people. My ever-so-wise dad replied, said a prayer and finished with “Run for you, not others....” I needed this for me. And I did it...with God at my side (or all around me, I guess).

Anyway, I did it. I ran a marathon. And I beat Oprah. I’m hangin’ up my ribbon and retiring from the full-marathon…much to my friends’ dismay. I just think a half-marathon is long enough…and hard enough on my body…I don’t ever need to run 26.2 miles again.

Thanks, everyone, for supporting me through this! I think I’ll make “healthy” brownies for my Physical Therapist – he’s got some work to do tomorrow on my leg muscles.

marathon stats!

4:22:52 (faster than oprah)

Friday, July 24, 2009

marathon weekend

it's here! it's here! i'm supposed to eat lots of carbs today, so i'm hunting them down...yummmmmmmmm...

in case you want to track me sunday morning, i start around 6:45 and am hoping to finish by 11:15 (CA time)...
sign up to receive text messages - http://www.runsfm.com/raceweek/bazu.html
check online when you want - http://www.liveraceresults.com/liverc1/Default.aspx, bib 8118

in case you feel like donating money to something for this...
Team Fox - Parkinson's
a breast cancer 5k i'm doing - making strides
3-day breast cancer walk in SF - friends are doing it
MS Society
or you can just send me a check for my well-being.

i'll be staying at the Omni, SF on Saturday & Sunday night, in case you want to send an emergency care kit to me.

lots o' love! it's time to run, run, run...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

vacation hangover...a new level

the hardest part about returning from this past two week vacation to minnesota has been to realize that nothing has really changed here. i had a pretty emotional couple of weeks with my family, dealing with all that is going on there...and i feel like i've grown a bit. i'm watching my sister battle and beat breast cancer, and i can't help but want to see the world through her eyes. as she said, "i used to think i knew right and wrong...now i KNOW right and wrong. there's no gray anymore." how awesome would it be to be able to live through those eyes?!? when i was talking to her about something going on in my life, she said, "well, it'll work or it won't." there was absolutely nothing more she needed to say...and it was awesome.

i've got a bit of a new perspective on life...plus, i'm refreshed, relaxed and ready to go...yet, everything's the same here. how do i adjust back to this life without giving up what i learned in minnesota? how do i apply all that to my current life to get where i wanna go? and, really, where do i wanna go?

life. introspection. sometimes i'm too good at it...

there's a song about my sister!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


supposedly i'm prepared to run 26.2 miles in a row. my training schedule says so (hal higdon)...and i'm mentally prepared for it. i've run 20 miles 3 times...at least one of those times i felt like i could go 6.2 miles more. i'm ready to do this thang!

truthfully, i'm wicked nervous. so much could happen between now and july 26th...but i'll just trust that it won't. i've trained this hard - i'm actually gonna make it to the marathon. and then i'll finish it.

i do have a lot going on in life - mainly, my sister is going through chemo to completely get rid of breast cancer. i have found so much motivation because of her...and i am inspired beyond belief. she's strong, she's honest, she's hurting and she's asking for help. i wish i would win the lottery so i could just stay with her for a few months...but i have a life to live in california. i have a marathon to run. and i promise you that last 1.2 miles will be the easiest because they'll be in her honor. for the past couple months, my last mile has always been in her honor...and it's almost always been my fastest.

in the middle of one of my long runs, i had one of my most selfish thoughts. i realized that i started this marathon training a couple months before she found her lump...so though i'm running many miles in her honor, i've been working on my goal longer. maybe she needs to be inspired by me. (this thought is so ridiculous, i can't believe i even typed it...take it as further insight into my mind...if you want)

running has kept me sane. i can't imagine going through what jacque's going through...and i can't imagine being in my position without a stress release. i've been on many-a-run just to mentally work through the most recent cancer development...or to yell at God for a while...or to let Him tell me it's gonna be ok... this is why i run, folks - i love it because it's my kristie-time. it keeps me sane.

anyway, i'm gonna run a marathon. this tapering section of my training is my favorite...running 4 miles is suddenly a breeze...and only having to run 8 this weekend sounds awesome...

i guess i'm a little amazed and proud of myself. i have a tshirt to wear on marathon day - it says, "i said i'd never do it. i changed my mind." roommate, lercher & i decided that quote was a great example of the way i live life - i think some things are absolutely out of the question ridiculous - but then i do them.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

my new "blog"


hopefully it's very temporary - hopefully this is over soon - but, for now, it's kinda like a blog

(unlike this one)

Friday, April 10, 2009

easter & thanksgiving

these are two holidays that i love, but that often sneak up on me. i usually don't go to minnesota for them...so i forget to make plans out here...and then suddenly, it's a holiday! and i have nothing to do. hmph.

good thing i need a low-key weekend. i hope to hit the beach for easter...seems wise.


A few months ago I had to renew the “host” of www.hegman.com. For financial reasons, I made the switch from domainmonger to godaddy (it was half price). Unfortunately, I couldn’t figure out godaddy, so I just let it ride…thinking they’d magically transfer my settings from domainmonger over. Plus, I thought I read that somewhere – and when I don’t want to deal with something, I go until I find the answer I like and run with it. I liked the “we’ll magically take care of it for you” answer.

After purchasing some A’s tickets earlier this week, I realized that the *@hegman.com email had never come with my tickets attached. Lightbulb!!! I had never set godaddy up so my @hegman.com emails would forward to my gmail. Oops! Thankfully, Mooney saved the day and got it all set up…and the A’s customer service helped me find my tickets. Phew.

If you sent an email to *@hegman.com in the past few months, I’m sorry. I haven’t received it. Fortunately, I haven’t received any emails meant for @hegmanmachine.com, either.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

bad ideas come to pass

I hereby devote the next 18 weeks of my life to running. For the most part, anyway.

Today is the official start for SF Marathon training according to Hal Higdon’s plans. I like Hal – his plan makes sense to me. Friends would like me to run the Intermediate plan, but that requires 5 days of running a week and I’m not sure my body can take it. The Novice 2 plan looks comparable…and is only 4 days a week. I figure if I throw in a bunch of biking and elliptical, I should be a-ok. The goal is to Beat Oprah – 4:29:20 – so we’ll see how that goes. As we know, SF is hilly.

How’d I get to this point? I have no idea. On December 4th, 2008, I got an email from Jeff Galloway about a training program for the SF Marathon on July 26, 2009. I usually blow these off, but I guess I was lookin’ for something new to focus on. And I still love running. So I talked to some people and thought about it for a few days. On December 11th, I signed up (I blogged about it). I’d just had dinner with my “runner friends” and heard about Krtsay’s experience with the CIM. I was inspired…to end the contemplation, I signed up. Decision made.

Since then, I’ve conned 6 friends to go in on this with me, which is hilarious. Silly people. (I’m forever grateful to them, of course) All this running by myself would be tough. Granted, running is my kristie-time…and I love it for that…but running more than 8 miles at a time goes beyond kristie-time. At that point, I need help.

I also ran into a slightly major roadblock – my lower back’s been sore, so I went to a chiropractor to get adjusted, thinking it’d be good to have a medical person help me accomplish this goal with as little pain as possible. I now realize that a chiropractor was the wrong way to go…he’s freaked me out beyond belief and almost convinced me to stop running. I went to a med doctor to get a second opinion and have been convinced that some physical therapy and core exercises will get me through. If it gets too bad, of course, I have a roommate that will steal all of my running shoes to make me stop. (please don’t let that happen, aching back!)

I think I’m ready. Mentally, I’ve been preparing for a couple months. Physically, I’ve slacked a little, but stayed pretty dedicated for the first part of 2009. I refuse to calculate how many months 18 weeks is because it’s far too long…but in 18 weeks, I’ll see you at the end of a marathon! Hopefully, it’s my first and last.

G’bye, life – Hello, running shoes!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

hockey games

there are many things i love about hockey games.

they bring back memories of my childhood in the arena...playin' with my cabbage patch kids under the bleachers...cheering for my li'l bro...meeting boys...good times.

and then there's my dream of becoming the organ player. or one of the people that sweeps the ice or holds the bucket. there are so many ways i could retire in the arena.

the music also rocks. literally.

i love hockey. (go Wild!)

for the sporty people

and, really, anyone.
101 things all sports fans must experience before they die

minnesota is mentioned several times - as a matter of fact, #40 is in my parents' back yard.

also, for those considering Bay to Breakers, read #84. this year is my first & probably only.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


(kruck found it)

Friday, February 20, 2009

fruit & veggies

if you're in the Bay Area, check out Farm Fresh to You.

i got my first box of fruits & veggies yesterday and it is AWESOME.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


every year i have a great birthday - lots of fun with friends and coworkers, thoughts from family, adventures, reflections on life, birthday cakes, etc. it's my favorite time of year. maybe it's because i get to be the center of attention - but, really, i just love it when people get together to celebrate and be happy. for whatever reason.

this year, again, takes the cake (haha). everything about it was perfect - so many incredible friends, plans worked out smoothly, so much fun, so many laughs, so many "holy crap, i get to live this life" moments. i'm thankful. so thankful.

i'm blessed beyond belief.

(and i'm pretty sure the prescription of prednisone got me through the birthday...this cold should have kicked my butt...even that little ER asthma experience was totally worth it)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

the last five hours...

...of being 30. i'm ok with that. pretty sure wings & He's Just Not That Into You will make it a fannnnnntastic last 5 hours.

illness is still doing what it can, but i can ignore that. tomorrow roommate & i head to the Happiest Place on Earth! (that's Disneyland)

life's good, folks. life's good. even at 31.

Monday, February 9, 2009


i totally jinxed myself and caught a cold over the weekend...i still live a ridiculous life, but it's not nearly as fun with a cough & stuffy nose. stinkin' illness.

it'll be gone by wednesday. i'm pretty sure i've never been sick on my actual birthday, so it has to be.

(i blame the cute 12 year olds in the pic below...)

Friday, February 6, 2009

a ridiculous life

seriously. tahoe last monday...santa cruz this weekend...disneyland next week...a massage upon return...a great night out with friends singing karaoke...a weekend near yosemite...a trip to vegas...a trip to phoenix...

'09 is c-razy! i'm so fortunate the only word i can come up with is "ridiculous."

yay for birthday month!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

how smart is your right foot?

This will boggle your mind and you will keep you trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but you can't. It's pre-programmed in your brain!

1. Without anyone watching you (they will think you are GOOFY!!) and while sitting at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles with it.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction. I told you so!!! And there's nothing you can do about it! You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going to try it again, if you've not already done so.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

ski boots to flip flops

the weekend tourney was intense, and i took off for tahoe as soon as i could. the girls had worked really hard and i'm really proud of them...but we're not very good at winning games. and parents had a lot to say about it. and it's just intense.

after a full day on the slopes - legs completely worn out, arms sore from trying to stop my tumble down the mountain, cheeks pink from the sun - i realized how great my life is. i was going from my semi-comfy ski boots to my favorite flip-flops. i was refreshed, revived and ready to go. (but sleepy, so i needed coffee to make the drive home)

as i pulled in to my driveway, i realized that i'd completely avoided life for a day. it was fantastic.

now, how to deal with life...

Friday, January 30, 2009

doin' it for dad

Me: I'd like to help with your wellness plan dad...what's the hardest thing for you to give up? I'll give it up, too.


what did i do?!?!?!? i'm so glad i had a donut yesterday.


For the first year EVAR, I’m not ready for my birthday month to be here. 31 is scarier than any age before, and as Espi pointed out, people will know I’m not lying about my age. When you’re 29 or 30, people question it. When I say 31, there will be no questions (besides the, ‘I thought you were 22!’ exclamations).

It’s cool, I know. I love my birthday month…and I always will…and there ain’t nothin’ wrong with getting older…but I’m gonna head to Tahoe after the tournament this weekend to get away and get prepared. A day on the slopes for me. Yay, Kristie-day!

losing things

You know how when you lose one thing, you’re not surprised when you lose another shortly after? (if this doesn’t make sense, just nod and smile) Last week I lost my check card – I knew it was either at my office somewhere or at espi’s house – so I gave it a couple days before canceling it. Of course, I got a call ten hours after I cancelled it to let me know it’d been found. I’m still waiting for that stinkin’ replacement card to show up (I realized that I spend less money without it, tho)

So this morning I realized I didn’t have my ipod at my desk. Nor my headphones. SUSPICIOUS! I told a couple people, dug around my desk, and decided it was gone. Ya know, I’m losing things these days…and it didn’t make sense that it would be anywhere else. My headphones are always by my computer so I can rock out to Pandora.com. This afternoon I told the Facilities guy about it, assumed we couldn’t do anything about it because I had left it out in the open for everybody to take, and continued on my way. He came to my desk a few minutes later and said, "i was walking away from our convo and thought, good customer service would go help her look. now, think like a woman...” So we scoured my desk area…finally, he asked if I’d had a jacket on, or anything…I looked at my fleecy jacket…checked both pockets, and there it was. I said, “Thanks for your help, Facilities Guy! I’m glad you decided to think like a woman."

Stupid ipod. Stupid me putting it in my jacket pocket and forgetting…and then not looking there when I thought it was gone. Oy vey.

All friends have been alerted that it’s found. I have an ipod, but don’t get to buy a new one. I guess that money should be spent elsewhere!

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Your 80s Song is "Walk Like an Egyptian"

If you were transported back to the 80s, your life would be all about having fun.

You love the wackiness that the 80s represented. Everything back then seemed a lot more colorful!

You'd peg your jeans, get a "totally tubular" hair cut, and even wear one sequined glove.

You would skateboard, play Pac-Man, and hang out at the mall. And of course, you would walk like an egyptian.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

happy birthday, older bro!

Older Bro & Mom couldn't decide on his age last weekend...he just emailed me: You think you are getting old when the woman that gave birth to you is not sure of your age. You know you are getting older when you almost believe her!

My family cracks me up.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

forget bon jovi...

...i want NKOTB for my birthday!

someone, anyone, please? it's selling out fast. :-)

wanna go for a drink?

apparently i need to wear hooker boots to get a drink that's on fire...seems worth it.
(thanks for the forward, roommate!)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


it seems i'm a goal-oriented person...who procrastinates (when possible). i'm way excited to be finished with my mba (my last huge goal) - and i managed to put off finding a new goal for a few months (as i had hoped to do)...but with a slight change in life, i signed up for a full marathon. silly, stupid, crazy, but i'm pretty sure i can do it, so why not? i ran two half marathons last year, so why not do a full? the ironic part is that i was very adamant against running a full marathon last year. i'm pretty positive that i said i would NEVER do a marathon. funny how life changes things.

anyway, goals. i like 'em. i like to work towards something. doesn't seem all that abnormal...

(so, jj, it's cool that you said you'd never run more than 19 miles. we can do 26.2)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Train of thought…

Sometimes my train of thought amazes me. On my run this morning, I noticed the “earliest residents of San Jose walked over this spot” monument in the sidewalk. I think it’s funny that that exact spot is marked, but figure it’s cool to think about. Long ago, some peeps strolled through this area and thought it was great. Then I wondered who was living there before…if anyone…I assume there were people, though. Which made me think of the Pilgrims and how they found the Native Americans…I mean, who gave the pilgrims the right to claim the land? Just ‘cause they came from other “claimed land?” Is that enough? I guess so. “Civilized” takes over “uncivilized” all the time…but how come the Native Americans weren’t as “civilized” as the Pilgrims? Why hadn’t they developed guns and other stuff? I guess living off the land was enough… But why have some of us developed so much compared to other areas (US vs mid-Africa, for example)? What do we have that they don’t? Money, I suppose…and power…but how the heck did we get it? Why are we so special? Thanks to my ancestors, I guess…somehow they jumped on this train. Am I thankful, though? I have so much useless crap that I think I need…

And that’s what I thought about during part of my run this morn.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

stupid numbers

Esperanza: until 1999
Esperanza: how old were we then?
kristieh: 19?
kristieh: (i hate numbers)
Esperanza: 21
kristieh: hahahahaha
Esperanza Santa Cruz: i took out the calculator!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


it's coming! soon! yay!

gift idea - here!

32 days to roommate's bday
36 days to MY BIRTHDAY
66 days to LercherVEGASH!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


ideas i'm throwin' around for this year...
- learn to use the George Foreman grill
- run a marathon (july 26th, san francisco)
- eat less, work out more
- spend less, save more
- learn to play tennis
- suggestions?