Tuesday, September 3, 2013

How do you interwebs?

Sorry about the blog quietness!  I have been having an issue with spam.  No, not the delightfully curious canned meat, but the kind of spam that is millions (ok, dozens) of weird comments attacking my blog with links for Viagra and discount Marc Jacobs bags.  Having a base level understanding of the interwebs to begin with, I really don’t know (also, don’t care) where to begin to stop that nonsense.  So, I shall embrace the spam, and celebrate their rogue comments.  At the very least, they are at least trying to understand and replicate my vernacular by drawing my attention with comments like “what’s up awesome friend” and excessive exclamation point usage.  You get me, spammers.  You really get me!
So here’s a quick recap of what the past week has been like.

  •        I ran a few times with Matt.  It’s been weirdly hot though, and it tends to make us grouchy.  Matt also somehow became ensnared in a burr bush.  It wasn’t a great running week for us.
  •        It’s been too hot to run with the dog, or even let her rock out at the dog park in the evenings, so we have been hiking in some of the forest preserves with her.  They have some off leash hiking areas that have a secret perimeter fence, so waffles feels like she’s free, and I don’t have to worry about her ending up 30 miles away.  It really has been too hot though!  She kept flopping down for breaks, and finally Matt just had to carry her, Congo style.
Freedom is exhausting.
  •        OMG – we went in a CANOE!  THIS GIRL!  AND THAT DOG!  Matt did all of the paddling, while waffles and I cowered in the bottom of the canoe.  Then we realized the canoe was actually pretty hard to tip, and were brave enough to peek out.  And of course drink as much lake water as possible (her, not me)
we float in giant water bowl?
  •        I got holographic nail polish!  I am so good at this whole being 30 thing.
The picture does NOT do this 99 cent nail polish justice.  It is much sparklier in person!
  •        We saw Cheap Trick at Ravinia!!  AHHHHH!

  •       And invented a second use for running shoes - wine holders!
  •          I have bangs now.  I do this every couple of years for no reason.
  •          I survived this mega storm!  It ruined my run, but at least I made it home in time.  I even managed to get my car into the garage for safe keeping (a first for me!)
  •          Diana Nyad.  I love you.  I cheered her on all weekend.  For real, you make me want to run an ultramarathon. <3

So that was my week in a nutshell.  I actually have much to talk about in upcoming days.  None of it’s interesting, but it will definitely be words that you can read.  Or not read.  And pictures of my dog.  Hurray!


  1. Where did you guys canoe? Looks like fun. Nice pic of megastorm while driving!

  2. Maybe if people don't want to read, you can start Vloging!

    I bet wine sitting in a running shoe really absorbs the speed, strength, and pain we put while we use them and makes for one stiff drink! like a good whiskey/wine hybrid

  3. The spam...I had to change my filter to making me press publish for each comment because 90% became spam. They still don't go away but at least I don't have to delete them.

  4. YES! Ultramarathon! You definitely won't have to wear a face mask for that or have electric pulses around you to protect you from sharks!

    Your canoeing trip looks super fun! What a great week. I hope this heat goes away. For Waffles.

  5. that one picture looks like the prairie path in Wheaton, I say boo to the storm and yay for cheap trick! I had a bad week of running and cant seem to force myself any more..FVM is going to be rough

  6. At least waffles doesn't weigh enough to tip the canoe! We attempted that with my 95 pound scaredy cat of a dog and I thought we were going to tip....the entire time!!

  7. I LOVE YOUR BANGS. I'm probably really biased, but I think redheads with bangs look amazing.

    I feel like the more into my 30s I get, the awesomer (and less "adult") I get. That's how it's done, yes? 30 is the new 20 and I'm embracing the heck out of that.