Archives for September 2012

C25K: Week Two Day Two

Week Two, Day Two A five minute warm-up walk, followed by the following intervals: 6 jogging for 90 seconds, 5 intervals of brisk walking for 2 minutes each. The program that I use gives me a five minute cool down as well. After the run on the treadmill, I was pretty eager to see how I’d do outside. So on Monday (yikes- I didn’t mean to fall behind on these recaps!) I put on my gear, told my mother-in-law to watch my kids and went out the door. It was a warm day, but not as hot as it has…

Thanks For Not Being Rachel McAdams

I’d been so good about posting daily, and then this week I dropped the ball. Only, it wasn’t quite my fault. Well, it sort of was. My body hates me. For those new here: In January I was diagnosed with either Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis – it was too early to tell which one. So every so often I have flare-ups that send me to bed with ridiculously bad cramps. This was one of those days. Wednesday started off well. I went for a run (more on that another time), go the kids to school and then in the afternoon-…

The Last Flight of The Endeavour

As many know, last Friday was the final flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Well, sort of. It was flown around the US on the back of a 747 to California where it’s going to be part of the California Science Center. It was a big deal. They announced the locations that the shuttle would fly over- ranging from Disneyland to JPL, before it would land at LAX. But because of security concerns, they couldn’t actually say when exactly it would fly over. You just had to wait and see. It was originally set to enter the Southland around 10:30…

Couch to 5k: Week Two Day One

If you’re following along, the disastrous run was last Tuesday. I gave myself a few days to avoid running with cramps again, and this run happened on Friday. As it was still 100 degrees out (Fall can arrive any time now), I decided to take advantage of the in-laws being out of the house to use their treadmill. It was only my second time on the treadmill, and this was going to be the first time I would be doing intervals. On my program, I turned off the GPS tracking, since it wouldn’t work on the treadmill. Then I got…

Couch to 5k: Week One Day Three

If you’ve noticed, there was quite a gap between days two and three. I went to Comikaze over the weekend, and something about walking for hours and carrying the hammer and a bag filled with snacks & my electronic stuff made me not want to go for a run. The next day I walked around Disneyland for a few hours, too. Monday- by the time I remembered running, it was already dark outside. So on Tuesday, I was pretty committed to doing this, despite having some fairly bad cramps. We’re all adults right? I had two kids, you know I’m…

Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Good day lassies and laddies – today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Now those new to these waters may doubt that I truly be a pirate, but a pirate I be (the name of this blog not be a random assortment o’ titles. Each be truer than true). The sea runs through me veins, same as blood. (Though perhaps that be why they say I got anemia. Aye, I be here all week. Give a coin to yer barmaid.) In honor of this fine day, I thought I’d offer you lot a brief lesson in speaking like a…

Whitney, TheBoy & Comikaze Expo

This weekend was the second Comikaze Expo (a pop culture convention saluting comics, movies, games of all sorts, and horror). Located at the LA Convention Center, I was eager to attend because they were really promoting it as an affordable convention with something to offer for everyone. And I had friends that would be there. I didn’t get to go to the first year of Comikaze, but I heard that there was promise- the people behind it were really enthusiastic and wanted to make sure that a lot of groups were represented. Then, Comikaze Expo partnered with Stan Lee (and…

[Review] The Colibri

This review is for a product that I was given in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts included are all mine! I don’t do many reviews (certainly not sponsored ones), and when this one came into my inbox, I thought for awhile about whether or not I should say yes. How often does a girl get the chance to review a toy of, ahem, an adult nature? (It’s at this point I should probably suggest that my family just skip this post, though really, I’m not going to be graphic.) Obviously, my curiosity got the better of me… I…

How quickly they grow up!

Last year, we had to pick up the Oldest Kidlet at his classroom. Now that he’s a first grader, his class walks out to the front of the school where we meet him. On the way back to the car, I ask him about his day. I’ve realized that if I don’t get it out of him before we’re home, I won’t learn anything about his day. “I had the best day ever.” This is how nearly everyone of these conversations begins. He really likes school. “I have the greatest friends. A friend of mine helped me put my school…

Doctor Who: Steven Moffat & Female Characters

Recently I mentioned that some people were upset with how the women of Doctor Who were being written, and placing the blame on Steven Moffat. Some went so far as to compare them against Sherlock’s Irene Adler. I don’t agree with them, and for very specific reasons. I apologize for anyone who isn’t up to date on either Sherlock or Doctor Who- but in order to make my point, I’m going to reference it all.