Monday, October 19, 2009

people will yellow personalities have down time too.

Lately I kinda feel like time is dragging on. A few short weeks ago, there were only 40 days until I got to see Darrel again. Now there are only 18. My evenings are spent with my roommate who has broken her clavicle in recent weeks and my 10pm's are full of time spent on a webcam with a cute boy who lives in England. And by the way, webcams are life changing. LIFE CHANGING!

Since Rachael and I have been lying around talking about our feelings so much lately, I guess I just assume that I have no more feelings to share with the internet world. But you and I both know that that is not the case. I don't want anyone to think that my silence is a bad thing either. It pretty much just means that I come home at night and do things like eat dinner and wait anxiously for 10pm to roll around. Everything with Darrel is going swimmingly. I feel no desire to be social with anyone where a real effort must be made. Driving to Palo Alto, out of the question. Getting out of my pajamas? Also out of the question. But please note to my Palo Alto friends, I will come visit if you invite me. And I am serious about that.

Please don't think that I am still lazy in other areas of my life. On Saturday, with the help of Amy & Rita, I ran 20 miles in Golden Gate Park. Yes. I ran 20 miles. I seriously would have laughed in your face in high school (or even two years ago) if you would have told me one day that I'd say that. I am grateful that I will only have to run that distance one more time in my entire life and I'm hoping that the adrenaline will help me finish the entire marathon in less than 6 hours, which is when the route will start to close behind me. In the evening of November 7th, please hold a vigil for me. I will be counting on your prayers. Seriously. In Athens, Greece, it is 10 hours ahead of California, so you do the math and pray accordingly.

Also, my Annual Meeting for work is happening this week and next. Unusually, the meeting is here in San Francisco. That also means that I will be checking into a hotel tomorrow and staying there for the next week. Please excuse me while I do my laundry. 10pm is coming quick.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

on my mind

"At any rate, that is happiness, to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep."
-willa cather

Saturday, October 10, 2009

running. ugh

The last two weekends, i have run. far. farther than i have ever run before.

A few things that I experienced on my run:
  • I saw the yellow jacket Presidio walker. She looked at me. I'm fairly sure for the first time ever, and she wasn't walking very fast. Pretty much at a leisurely pace. Shocking.
  • when i run, i've found that i get strange words stuck in my head and then i can't figure out how to pronounce them. is that strange? yes. yes it is.
  • last week i ran down the great highway. google it if you don't know it. i was in a sand storm. worst thing that has ever happened to me. i am still digging sand out of my ears.
  • whose idea was it to run a marathon again? shoot me.
  • is it too late to bail out on this race?
  • but really this time, who is coming over to rub my feet? blisters galore. good. times.

Friday, October 9, 2009


remember that one time i was at work until 10pm on a thursday? oh wait. that is now. no need to remember. there are a lot of reasons for my absence from blogging and none of them are good. like my dad says, "excuses are like arm pits. we all have them and they all stink." speaking of stinking, i didn't shower this morning either. and you are right - i have no makeup on either. and i'm wearing the same jacket in this photo that i was wearing in the last photo i posted on my blog. yep. i'm awesome.

the good news with all of this is that tomorrow can only get better. hopefully.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

You know that I love me some Brandi Carlile, so this should come as no surprise.

Brandi Carlile's 3rd album was released today. Click here to check out her website and hear her newest single, "Dreams". I've been to her concert 2 times this year already and I am buying the album on itunes now. You should too. She is amazing, in case I hadn't told you that before.

Friday, October 2, 2009

bullet point friday

this week has been slightly uneventful in a very good way.
  • went to an LAC party and made myself a headband.
  • enjoyed a little tranaoke at The Mint
  • kept Rachael company
  • hosted kristine from palo alto for an evening
  • hosted zach from los angeles for an evening
  • stayed up wayyyy too late every night this week even though I was tired by 8pm.
  • my plans for this weekend include running very far and going to sleep as early as possible.
  • work has consumed me every day this week. but the good news is that today when I left the office, I didn't have any unread emails, and only 1 unheard voicemail. Seriously, this is a vast improvement from Monday. My event is only 3 weeks away, which makes me feel ill. so. much. to. do.
  • I hope your weekend is exactly what you want it to be.