Wednesday, September 16, 2009

2 disgusting and completely unrelated short stories.

Ever seen one of these things??

I'm putting a link rather than a picture because the last thing I want is a photo of a cockroach on my blog...

Anyway, today I went for a walk during my lunch break and saw not 1.. not 2.. not 3.. not even 4 of these nasty little things, but FIVE OF THEM. Dead on the sidewalk. And only one of them was smashed... the others were just laying there in all their whole-bodied glory, dead. With smaller bugs feasting upon them. Hello gross. And completely weird?? Where did they come from? Well that's story #1.

#2- Ever seen one of these? That's a fruit fly. I think it was in here because there is a banana sitting on my desk? Anyway I was getting irritated because it kept flying past my face and tickling my arms so I was swatting at it. And just as I took a nice deep breath, it decided to fly past my slightly opened mouth. And I inhaled it. And It stuck to the very back of my tongue and I made myself gag as I used my fingernail to scratch it off the back of my tongue. And THEN it was stuck under my fingernail!!! And now that I have googled the picture of a fruit fly I feel even more disgusted.

Hmm. Glad I could give out such a positive and uplifting impression today :O)

And for unrelated #3- is anyone else watching Biggest Loser this season?! Oooooh how I love that show!! Biggest Loser premier = Mallory on the elliptical at home (because nothing makes me harbour feelings of extreme guilt quite like sitting on the couch watching morbidly obese people sweat their guts out) bawling her eyes out over the whole "My hubby and 5 year old and 2 week old were all killed in a car accident" story. *sigh* Just for that, I really hope she wins. Anyone else have thoughts on this seasons BL??

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Baby Steps

Remember that time I said I was going to run a 5k before the end of the year???

Well I still haven't done it yet. But I'm getting there!!

On Saturday Zac, Hill, John and I all ran the Hess Cancer Foundation 2 mile fun run on Legacy Highway. It was pretty cool! My very first "Here, let me pay you $30 and then I'll run till I feel like I'm going to drop dead!" experience. So now we all have matching long sleeved t-shirts, and we all know we have just a bit more practice to do before daring to sign up for a 5k. For the race they had the highway shut down and we ran right on it so that was pretty cool. Minus all the pancake-like skunks, it's a really great place to jog! I also felt pretty cool that the people who finished before us and the other spectators cheered us across the finish line. I guess now I know how Usain Bolt must have felt last summer :O) So then we hung around and cheered for all the half marathon runners as they started trickling in. I swear some of those guys must have weighed 90 lbs! And here's my question... what the heck do those guys listen to on their ipods that could possibly give them the motivation to run 13 miles?? Because even Queen blasting "Don't Stop Me Now!" in my ears...

I'm a shooting star leaping through the sky
Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity
I'm a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva
I'm gonna go go go there's no stopping me
I'm burning through the sky yea
Two hundred degrees that's why they call me Mr. Fahrenheit
I'm travelling at the speed of light

barely gets me through the 5 minute duration of the song and that's the jolliest song I've ever heard in my life.

Anyway, it was no 5k and I wasn't able to run the entire thing without little walking breaks (duh, but I'm getting there!) but it was pretty exciting nonetheless.