Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Is it Spring yet?

Nearly 90 degrees yesterday. Really...what the hell? Today back to the 50's.

A few random notes for today:

* Didn't run the cowtown half marathon. Lack of training, and a huge lack of motivation. That's changing though! I got ahold of a running partner and we're hitting the road this weekend. He's going to beat me into marathon shape again! Two months till the OKC Memorial Marathon.

* The new dog, Pepper, is doing well. However, we discovered this weekend that she can mutate into a gazelle and leap over our 6ft wooden fence that surrounds our back yard! Again, what the hell? So I spent Sunday installing an "invisible fence" it's one of those things that PETA would probably picket my house for. At any rate it seems to work, if she gets too close while wearing the collar she gets a little static jolt. If it makes you PETA people feel better, I gave my self a zap to see how it felt...it's basically like getting static shock for rubbing your feet on the floor then touching someone.

* Still haven't pulled the trigger on the Dyson, now we're holding out for it to go on sale!

That's all I got for now.

Monday, February 18, 2008

The hunt for an expensive vacuum cleaner.

If you would have told me ten years ago that at some point in the future I'd spend a Saturday afternoon driving all over town looking for a plastic, purple vacuum that costs $500, I would have laughed in your face and then listed all of the things I would buy if I actually had $500.

Well, Saturday, my wife and I spent the afternoon doing just that. You're probably wondering why we couldn't find one of these Dyson vacuums, as everyone seems to have them these days. Well, the catch is that we have to buy it at one particular store because we have several gift cards to this one store...and those gift cards are what makes it worth spending that kind of money on a freakin' vacuum. We drove all over the metroplex and of course they didn't have the one we want..so I'll be ordering it online.

In other news, I haven't ran in almost two weeks now. I'm just not motivated, not sure what the hell is going on. I'm supposed to run the Cowtown half this saturday..not sure how the heck that's going to happen. I still plan to do it..but it's going to hurt!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

dog pics!

My training lately has sucked. There's just no other accurate way to describe it. I think it boils to lack of motivation and just plain being busy with life. And of course a new dog certainly plays into that as well. I'm going to try running with her tonight after work though. She does great on a leash when we've been walking, so I think she'll catch onto the running pretty quick. Here's a few more pics. Sorry for the poor quality, can't do much with a cell phone!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Crazy weather...

OK...I'm not from TX originally so this messed up weather still gets me every year. I just don't understand how it can go from mid 80's one day to mid 30's the next! In Washington State, we had what are called SEASONS, these are specific times of year when you can expect weather that will either be hot (called SUMMER), cool with leaves turning color (called FALL), cold with snow and ice (known as WINTER) and of course spring which is a combination of the other three. Here in TX we have no seasons...just random crap weather! Well at least no tornadoes here last night. Sounds like they got hammered pretty good in the states to the North of us.

In other news: We're getting a dog! WhooHoo! I've been wanting one for quite a while and just couldn't find the right one. Well, we finally did. She's an English Setter about a year and a half old. She's already been through obedience training and pointing training. (it's a hunting thing) She comes from a trusted family member so I know she's been well taken care of. Apparently even after the hunting training, she just isn't much of a hunting dog...she would rather stay near her owner and play games..so he's decided to give her to us and she can just be a family dog..which is exactly what she wants. Her name is Pepper. Here's a few pics.

Monday, February 4, 2008

5 warm miles

OK...it was Saturday that I ran the 5 warm miles. But, hey at least I'm keeping up with this thing..even if nobody reads it anyway. After work today it's going to be another 5 and yes, it's still warm! 77 degrees right now.

BTW - snicker..snicker...nice job Pats..hehe...karma's a bitch.