Thinking Out Loud: Nine Days Worth of Babble

I hate it when I let myself go so long between posts.  It’s been nine days, so I know shit has happened, but so much time has passed that I don’t even remember what I wanted to ramble about, so I end up looking through my phone’s pictures and my Instagram and Facebook posts to remind myself.  That’s when I end up with a post like this:

  • Our damn central heat and air unit went out Fourth of July weekend.  Luckily it wasn’t crazy hot that weekend or the following few days while we weighed our options.  UNluckily, it was going to cost almost as much to repair it as to replace it.  We’re now the proud new owners of a shiny new (FULLY WARRANTIED) unit.
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My husband, the master of all trades, even installed it himself. He’s pretty damn handy.

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  • I get to mark another item off of my summer to-do list this weekend.  We’re going to St. Louis Saturday for a ballgame against the Mets.  Look for me.  I’ll be the one wearing red.  😉
  • Speaking of crossing things off lists… I’ll be knocking another state off of my 50 half marathons in 50 states goal this fall!  We’ve got a Florida vacation planned for October anyway, so I checked halfmarathons.net on a whim a few days ago and there’s one in Key Biscayne (45 minutes from our resort!) two days after we get there.  PERFECT!  That’ll give me a total of 10 states.  (It would have been 12 if my hip hadn’t taken me out of the game keeping me from running the ones in Colorado and New York I’d planned on running while I was in those two states earlier this year!)
  • I joined a CSA again this year, and so far it’s been a big, fat bust.  The quality of the food has been great, but the farm has just suffered a very poor yield.  But that’s part of the risk/beauty of a CSA.  Better that a lot of people lose out on a very reasonably priced share than for the farmer to lose his ass.
  • I have, however, ended up with a butt load of cucumbers.  I really want to learn how to make pickles.  I’m just not sure I have the patience.  I lost interest just looking at the You Tube videos.
  • I just signed up as a Fabletics VIP member and got my first outfit.  I love it!  I’ve only just tried it on, though, so I’ll wait to do a full review after I run in it.  That may be a while.  Crops in this summer heat?  HELL NO.
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Forget the outfit. I just knew you all were dying to see a picture of my dog’s asshole.
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From the blooper file.
  • I won a $100 Walmart gift card this week from a blog post giveaway that I don’t even remember entering.  haha Score!  Thanks, Kara!
  • I’ve been reading more than usual lately.  And by that, I mean I’ve read four books this summer:  Insurgent (good), Allegiant (an unforgivably terrible ending to the trilogy), Dad is Fat (cute), and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang (funny).  And I just started The Martian today (so far I’m diggin’ it!)–even though I’m also currently reading Oogy (a wonderful story but very poorly written).  My sister also just loaned me the first book of the Game of Thrones series.  She INSISTS I give it a shot even though I keep telling her I’m not gonna like it.  I’ve never watched a single episode of it, but there’s a reason for that.  It just doesn’t look like something that will rock my world, but she assures me that it will.  Actually, I think her exact words were, “It will ruin your life.”
Here goes nuthin'.
Here goes nuthin’.
  • She brought me this book last weekend on our sister date.  We went out to a new-to-us Chinese/Japanese joint and then watched The Gallows.  Neither of our significant others like horror flicks (they freak hers out and bore mine), so that’s our thing.  We always watch the scary ones together and always on the big screen.  That’s the only way to watch a good scary movie!

Have you ever joined a CSA?  What was your experience with it?  Do you watch (or have you read) Game of Thrones?  Scary movies–yay or nay?  Theater or at home?

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14 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud: Nine Days Worth of Babble

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed the glimpse of your dogs butthole! Haha. I’ve been interested in Fabletics for awhile so I’m anxious to see how they feel when you work out. You look goooood in them though 🙂

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    1. Bella says you’re welcome. LOL I’ve come close to ordering from Fabletics a couple of times, but then they had a sale over the Fourth of July where when you signed up as a VIP you got your first outfit for $29.99 so I finally signed up. They’ve got such cute stuff! And obviously I haven’t worn or washed them yet, but they really seem to be high quality, and I love the fit of the crops. And did I mention ZIPPER POCKETS?!?! They should ALL have zipper pockets.

      Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 02:26:03 +0000 To: pamfrench@hotmail.com

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  2. Love the Fabletics outfit! Had to laugh at the doggie photobombs. My dog looooves showing his butt to the camera. How was The Gallows? I like scary movies, but they usually scare me for a while after I watch them so I can’t watch them often. Also, I’m a screamer & would be embarrassed for everyone to hear me scream so much in a theater so I on,y watch them at home. Yay for finding a race that fits in with your trip!

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    1. It was as cheesy and predictable as one would expect for that type of movie. haha But it was a fun one! And, lord, don’t worry about being a screamer. There are always plenty in there! I always yell when I startle too. It’s fun because everybody yells at the same time then everybody laughs at themselves for doing it. That’s my favorite part of watching scary movies. I don’t like watching them at home. Not that they scare me–it’s just not as fun! 🙂

      Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:37:51 +0000 To: pamfrench@hotmail.com

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  3. You are really crossing off those states! I did a half at the beach in October last year and thought I was going to die. And, I felt the same at the ones I did December actually! LOL. It’s pretty rare for us to go to the movies. We’ll watch stuff at home. I haven’t seen a really scary movie in a long time.

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    1. I did Virginia Beach a few years ago, and yeah that was definitely more difficult than I expected a March race to be. These are more for fun than time right now. I’ve gotta get some fitness back before I start shooting for time goals. Hopefully next spring!!!

      Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:22:05 +0000 To: pamfrench@hotmail.com

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