Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Brain Dump Extravaganza (or: I need to write about something else)

Over the weekend, I took the big, giant plunge and updated my blog template.

For the first time in almost six years.

So, I hope ya’ll can stand this new look, because it should be around until approximately 2016.

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Meg and I are planning a Chicago trip for the weekend after my birthday. There’s a big soccer match at Soldier Field that weekend (USA vs. Poland) that I bought tickets for, and we’re going to make a weekend out of it. Yay, road trip!

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A couple of weeks ago, I tweeted this absolute truth: half-marathon training So Midwestern style consists of running as much as you normally would while feeling 10 times as stressed about it.

Pretty awesome.

I don’t stick with my running plan because I don’t have to. (That’s not to say that I don’t need to, but I’m incapable of such forethought.) I’m accountable to nobody but myself and that makes it really, really easy to skip or shorten a run.

And I suddenly understand the benefits of a training partner.

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Speaking of Twitter: on a whim, I joined a Twitter-based fantasy football team. I don’t know anything about fantasy football. Or professional football at all, really.

Our league had an automatic draft (you rank players/positions and ESPN drafts for you in the middle of the night, which is handy) and the only player on my team that I know is a wide receiver who played at UM when I was a student.

This is bound to be a gong show.

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My commute, which is normally 20 minutes, took me 80 minutes last night. Is there anything worse than really, really, really wanting to get home and being absolutely helpless in your quest to get there? Seriously. I had planned to get out of that (somewhat uncomfortable) skirt long before 7:00 pm.

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I will be seeing Lady Gaga in concert on Saturday night. I am expecting the best.

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HOW IS TOMORROW ALREADY SEPTEMBER?

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My commute, which is normally 20 minutes, took me 80 minutes last night. Is there anything worse than really, really, really wanting to get home and being absolutely helpless in your quest to get there? Seriously. I had planned to get out of that (somewhat uncomfortable) skirt long before 7:00 pm.

Tell me, you guys, how long is your commute? What’s the longest that you could stand commuting for work?

I recently applied to a job that would be a longish drive, and I wonder how long I could stand a commute that would take me 60 minutes in ideal conditions. Oh, southeastern Michigan and your lack of public transportation.

3 comments:

Mrs. Architect said...

I hear ya on the commute! If/when I drive, it takes me 45-50 mins with zero traffic, but that comes with paying a car payment in tolls every month. Or, it would take 1hr-1hr15 if I didn't take the tollway with no traffic (read no wrecks bc there's always traffic on that road). So, hallelujah for public transportation. Its absolutely amazing and now I'm spoiled rotten with never having to drive! BUT - no matter the commute, I will always live by "fun" and commute rather than live near work.

I know I already said it, but LOVE the new template. And I was just thinking the other day how you are one of the only blogs I read, that I have from the beginning, who has NEVER tinkered with their template! haha

Gaga??? SO JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!

And yeah, how the heck is tomorrow september???

A said...

HAHA. OMG, I must've been reading your mind. Because I've been thinking I needed a new template for months and months and I finally took the plunge. :)

Living by fun and commuting to work? WORD, girl. Word.

OC said...

I agree - live by fun, commute to work. I live by soccer, kickball, school (ok not fun, but still), and the airport. But not work. My commute is about 45 minutes, with no traffic. All highway.

I moved from a 20 min. commute to this. And there are days when I hate the drive, but most of the time, I use it as "me" time and talk on the phone.

P.S. Go UConn this weekend... :)

 
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