Thursday, May 7, 2009

We're going to have a Mamma Mia!

I'm not sure about anyone else - but weeks are just flying by. Just a few days ago I was waking up Monday morning wishing it was Friday. And tomorrow it's Friday. Who would have thought?!? I guess it's because I'm so freaking busy at work. Any way - this is going to be a really random post. Just to warn you.

Some friends of mine who are expecting their first child got the 'A+' from the doctor this week. Everything is going just fine. He has five fingers, five toes, his manly bits and everything else. Pretty soon we'll be toting a baby to the beach!

The next three weekends are freaking busy - this weekend, GC Triathlon. Next weekend is Florida 70.3 and the following weekend I'm heading home to St. Louis. Whoohoo! A weekend of wine, seeing a ton of family and going to a Cardinals game.

GC Triathlon is going to be awesome for several reasons. #1 - we have a really sweet realy team!! #2 - there are a ton of people who I train with who are doing the full race. Can't wait to cheer everyone on! #3 - SNOOP DOG that night! Whootwhoot! Lisa and I are actually going to get our moneys worth from this race. Friday night dinner? You bet. Saturday night banquet? Count us in. I've never gone to all of the 'events' for a race. I will be kind of weird to see everyone in normal clothes.

We had a ROCKING swim practice today - AFTER I FOUND A FREAKING PARKING SPOT. Seriously. I understand you drive a huge SUV. You are running late to get your kids to the swim meet because you had to stop by McDonalds and get a milk shake. But learn how to park it. In one spot. I was so frustrated today - that I had do document it:

Anyway, back to swim practice. We did intervals. I love intervals. They make me work hard and focus. None of this swim a few 100's then chat or float around. It's swim, check the clock, and take off again. 10 100's on the 1:30 and then 5 200's on the 3:00. I think that was the fastest 2000 yards I've gotten in in awhile!

The wind finally died down a bit - so Jason and I where able to practice with the fly rods for an hour or so the other night! One of these days - hopefully I'll be able to catch a fish!

Final random thought. I had a hot pocket for dinner tonight. I over dosed on hot pockets back in high school - and I think I can control my addiction :) AND 30 Rock. Anyone watch that show? Love it. Specially the way Tina Faye said "We're going ot have a Mamma Mia!" If you watched it tonight - you know what I'm talking about!!

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend and HAPPY FRIDAY!!


Keith said...

I loved Mamma Mia, sang along to all the songs. Those are awesome swim times.

As for the bad parkers, well, there's a number of things. Write up a little yellow sticky, and leave it under their windshield wipers. Start by insulting their parking, and their driving ability or lack thereof. Then move onto the genetic difficulties they must have to be overcoming by having a lot fewer ancestors than the rest of us. Insult them some more and use your imagination, but no profanity. For example, tell them their car smells like rancid camel sputum. If it's a big or expensive vehicle, leave the address for a penis enlargement clinic. You get the idea.

But this is the good one. Tell them you left a photo including their license plate of their bad parking on the Flickr Bad Parking group pool ( Then do it.

Vincent said...

for a second I was going to comment that this was your first out of the last 5 that hasn't mentioned SNOOP DOG!, but then you did!

I think my favorite 30 Rock quote in a while was last weeks when Salma Hayek gets mad at Liz and says:
"Lemon! isn't there a slanket you should be farting under!" I don't often laugh out loud, but that had me going for a while just because it really wasn't what I was expecting.

Missy said...

Rock it at GCT! Such a fun race and I always go to all their events too. Totally worth it! Snoop DodoubleG, yes.

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Anonymous said...

Totally agree with you about the time flying. You have a busy month ahead, but it all sounds so fun! Did you change your banner? It looks great.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Judi said...

i would have wrote a nasty note and put it on that suv. that is freaking ridiculous.

good luck racing this weekend and enjoying all your events. sounds like a fun time.

your 100's are super fast! :)

Amy said...

Ummmmmmmmm, is that person taking up FOUR parking spots? I am SOOO annoyed for you. MY GOD PEOPLE ARE RUDE! Ugh, I just got annoyed.

Have fun at the race this weekend. I've never done the banquets or dinners either so I can't wait to hear about it.

I LOVE 30 Rock but missed it last night. I was guess what? Out drinking wine. Plan to catch up this weekend.

Gina said...

There's a good chance I won't survive the reunion without you there. A very good chance. If that happens, send flowers or wine or something.

When do you get into STL? I'll be there on Friday.

I'm going to resume running tonight. Dang knees feel better.

So ... I think I need to get in shape for swimming, Then this will be our first meet:

Melissa said...

Seriously? That SUV driver must be the same person who puts on the ugliest outfit and walks out the door thinking "yeah, I look sexy". No self awareness. I'm annoyed too!

Will you please take lots of photos when you hang out with Snoop ;-) Good luck with your races coming up! Oh yeah!

MAS and I are getting ready to crack open some wine as we catch up on trashy tv, no 30 Rock though, might have to check that one out.

Ever watch "Say Yes to the Dress"? Tasty.

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

30 Rock is hilarious!!!!! Ah, I love that show (and The Office!). That made me laugh :)

and...SNOOP? Seriously? Oooh, can't wait to hear the weekend report!

kristen said...

One word about the SUV driver: douchebag!

Sounds like you have some fun stuff coming up.

Jenna said...

bad bad parking. great swim work out and I think you changed your blog header, I love it :)

Bill said...

The SUV taking up 4 spots really takes the cake.

There are so many great lines in 30 Rock. I simply burst out laughing with that Momma Mia line.