"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

World's Most Belated Tag Response

I was tagged by the lovely and oh, so, speedy Lindsay WELL over a month ago and I am finally getting down to business.

I have to be honest and say that I don't really remember the rules, but it was something like, List 25 interesting/random things about you.

I don't know if I can do 25 or make them 'interesting', but 'random' is my forte.

Here they are in no particular order:

1. I lived in 17 different houses before I was 12 years old. No, we are not military and no, I was not a problem foster child.

2. Even though we lived everywhere, I consider myself a California Girl. Born here, and barring a huge win from the lottery that would allow me to live in Hawaii, I will die here.

3. I was in a body cast for 6 weeks when I was 5. My poor, poor mother. I can't even imagine the horror of a hyperactive, 5 -year old, me trapped in a body cast!

4. I HATE ONIONS! And guess what Mr. Waiter, green onions/scallions/chives? THEY ARE ALL FUCKING ONIONS!!

5. Unless my husband or I are sleeping in it, my bed is always made. Always.

6. I have been madly in love with my husband since I was 21 years old. I turn 40 this summer.

7. I am a pack rat! Certifiable.

8. I will, however, periodically throw out everything and swear on my mothers' eyes that I will NEVER let it get cluttered again. I have done this cycle more times than I can count.

9. If I have a bad day I have been known to drop $300 (or more. Shhh! Good thing hubby does not read my blog!) at a Pet Store on new beds, toys, and bowls for all of my animals. My version of retail therapy.

10. I have begun to bore the snot out of myself with this list, so I guess there are only 9 even mildly interesting things about me.


Next up Rage In the Sage 1/2 Iron Triathlon

Dear God above I have a Half Ironman Distance triathlon in 3 days. I was searching and reading race reports on last year's Rage Tri and what I found was NOT encouraging. The one that was most notable was written by our very own bad ass Ironwoman SWTrigal (Rage Report) . It sounds like a brutally tough course and is usually hot.

Awesome. Barb's Race part Deux.

Tomorrow I am driving to LA to pick up my LA Run Buddy and then on to Henderson, NV. It will be about a 11-12 hour trip. This is longest road trip I have ever done myself. Hubby is staying home to take care of the kids (furry and scaly 'kids', we don't have any of the naked, loud, expensive kind)

I am very excited because I get to met a bunch of bloggy buddies: Stef, Formulaic, Form's lovely wife Kelly, and JohnnyTri. It should be a hoot. Well, it will be a hoot after I get my ass handed to me by the desert.

I will have my best buddy and my camera so we know two things: 1. We will have a hell of a good time and 2. I will be back soon with a report of the festivities!


Aron said...

GOOD LUCK!!! your race reports are the best so i cannot wait :)

a full body cast?!? what did you do?!!?

i would looove to live in hawaii someday *sigh* probably wont happen for me either.

Jo Lynn said...

You're just a little baby, turning 40 years old.
Don't let the desert win.
That's a very long road trip without hubby, huh?
HAVE FUN!!!!! ;)

Stef0115 said...

The desert will not win. You will win. You will have a great race!

Diana said...

Can't wait to hear the race report and best of luck in the desert!
Thanks so much for the nice comments on my downer post! :-) Bloggy people are the best!

ShirleyPerly said...

Hey, you don't need to win a lottery to live in Hawaii. Maui, yes, but Big Island, NO! In fact, I think it's pretty comparable to where I've lived in Cali (S.F. Bay Area, San Diego and Monterey), except for food, gas & electricity but there are ways to make it work.

Good luck at Rage. Can't wait to read about your race!!

Southbaygirl said...

I wish I was going to nevada with you!! But work and sheep are getting in the way!! But if you're coming to LA call me...you can always come and visit me on the Paramount lot!!!

You are going to have an awesome time!!! You will kick the deserts dusty hot ASS!! And I can't wait to hear all about it!! Enjoy!! Take loads of pictures and please have lots of fun!! I wish I could be there with you!!


Ordinarylife said...

Good Luck!!!

Unknown said...

Best wishes with Rage. You.Can.Do.It!!

#10 on your list makde me laugh out loud and spew coffee on my keyboard. Not sure why, but it did. :-)

SWTrigal said...

(ok calming myself down)..
You will do much better than me! I was taken by surpise so made it harder..give JT a hug for me-he saved my butt last year at Rage. You will have fun-I can't wait to hear about it! (Remember there is a cutoff and the run course has changed this year so no running in the sand I believe-whew!).

SWTrigal said...

Oh and honey-bring bandaids!!

Aileen said...

It is just a desert and you will conquer it! Yeah!

My bed is always made unless I'm in it as well. Aaaaaaaaaaaaallllways.

Lindsay said...

haha yeah slightly belated but all good. and 10... 25, it all adds up. i certainly wasn't bored, and let's be real you didn't mind talking about yourself that much either ;)

good luck in the tri, can't wait to hear all about it. and johnnytri, he doesn't hold back either so this is bound to be a fantastic race & report!

good luck!!

Carolina John said...

good luck at the half iron! i have a sprint this weekend, but it's still going to be great to get back into tri racing.

be safe and have a fun trip!

Willie said...

Barb's race was awesome! Oh, right, you actually had to DO it. I only watched... sorry.

Good luck, can't wait to hear all about it.

Missy said...

Woot, woot, good luck, luck, luck! It'll be great and this is just a warm up. Can't wait for a killer race report.

Southbaygirl said...


Marie said...

Good luck at the tri! I am sure you will do awesome!

Klassenator said...

Hope it went well!

Loved #6 :)

Aka Alice said...

You are a mad woman...

Have fun. Can't wait to read about it!