Seven Snippets Race Weekend Edition

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It’s been a really long time since I did a Seven Snippets post, and given how insane my life is right now, this seemed to be a good way to get a post out there. The craziness includes buying a house, getting ready for my first half marathon, work transitions and uncertainty, baseball season starting, and, oh, actually MOVING.

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So yes, we did buy a house. I’d alluded to it previously, but was afraid to jinx the process. The house is closer to the kids’ school, which is great. The house needs a bunch of work, all cosmetic mind you, but work just the same. H has been at the house for the last 24+ hours putting in a bunch of manual labor doing things like ripping out flooring and prepping for paint. The house was filthy. Beyond. And there was a stripper pole in what will be J’s room. No joke. Apparently the neighbors knew said stripper pole was in the house because (get this) you can see it from the street, and that she had parties all the time. Somehow I think us moving in is going to make the neighbors really happy.

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Little league starts Saturday. N is very excited. He’s with the same coach as last year which makes us very happy, and he’s with one of his best buddies which makes him very happy. As much as I love baseball season with my son, our baseball schedule is pretty packed game-wise and I’d really like a bit of a breather since we just finished basketball. Oh well, it will all be worth it for the smile on my kid’s face.

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Wednesday night we drove 2 hours to see Maroon 5 in concert. I may not have said it here before, but I’m completely smitten with Adam Levine. Beyond. My poor wife is so confused by my Adam obsession. Seriously though, how can you not love this man?


Oh, and he performed flawlessly.

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If you’re not reading my friend Amy’s blog over at Very Culinary why aren’t you? I don’t care if you don’t cook, Amy has some great recipes for us non-chefs and she and her husband Paul are hysterical to boot. You absolutely must check out their parody of the new Justin Timberlake song “Suit and Tie.”

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I picked up my race number yesterday. My half marathon is Sunday. I’m still talking about in terms such as “if I finish.” I’m very anxious about it and very afraid it’s going to be a disaster, so I’d love for any of you who’ve been there to offer up any sage wisdom.

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On Sunday, I’m in wave 4, which means I’m in the slowest group. I’m totally fine with this, but it also means that while I have to be at the starting area by 6:15am for parking purposes, I won’t actually hit the road until 8:30. I have a time goal but ultimately I just want to finish. I promise a race report sometime next week. See you all on the flip side!

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4 thoughts on “Seven Snippets Race Weekend Edition

  1. I definitely nodded in agreement through 3 and 4. Not so much the running anymore. OH! And definitely the stripper pole… I mean… er. Congratulations on the new house!

  2. You’re going to rock that race. And I want to comment on of that other craziness, but I just can’t. So. Distracted. By Adam lol. I keep scrolling up to look. Thank you for the concert, it was awesome getting to see his gorgeous face. And body. And hair. And….

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