Monday, August 28, 2006

I am a triathlete!

2006 Chicago Triathlon
International Distance
It took me 3 hours and 40 minutes.
I am so happy! There is a race report in the works, but it might be a while...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Who's Handy? I'm Handy.

Yesterday, I changed the burned out bulb in my car's headlight. No small feat, so I'm proud, proud, proud - but maybe I'm a little too proud of myself. I seriously had this thought when I finished..."Hmmm...maybe I should become a mechanic!" Umm, slow your roll, babe.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Get Your Run On

I ran a 5k today! It took me 35:10, but I didn't stop. I have a lot of work to do before The Triathlon... :)

Monday, April 03, 2006

So Much Things to Say

So, it’s been forever and eight days since I wrote
anything of substance on this site. I could bother
with excuses, like, my computer has basically been
unusable since last summer, but I won’t…okay, I guess
I just did. Anyway, here’s a quick rundown of some of
what’s been happening for the past 9 months or so…

Early last summer, I decided that I needed to execute
an aggressive strategy at work if I was going to meet
any of my personal goals in this less-than-nurturing
environment. I received a lot of pushback from my
main problem, an unfortunate woman known as my boss –
code names: Cigarette Break, Guess My Mood, Micro (Managing)
Machine, Information Hoard, Oh I Forgot to Tell you
About That Meeting, and I’m Your Personal Glass
Ceiling – but several months later, I’m pleased to say
I *have* made progress. My annual review is nearly 7 months
late at this point which means I’ve been waiting for 7
months to have a serious discussion with Cigarette
Break, but we’ll see what comes out of it once it’s
actually handed to me. In other workplace news, my
one good work buddy who could commiserate with me
about the frustrations and peculiarities of my
situation moved on to bigger and better things, so
I’ve lost an ally, but I’m definitely keeping a
friend, and she’s better off and happier now which is
great.

I went to my five-year college reunion over the summer
as well. It was a lot of fun, and I realized how much
I have grown since my undergrad days. There was a
long elaborate post in the works for that period. I’m
disappointed that I never completed it because I
really wanted to capture certain feelings and events,
so I’d have them to look back on. I have a first
draft of it tucked away somewhere in that dangblasted
computer, though, so I’ll probably take another stab
at it sometime.

I marveled at The Miraculous when I went to see March
of the Penguins and when I learned that a 50-year-old
marathoner at my gym had once been a quadriplegic.
Another post iou…

I traveled across the skies to see family and once
again was reminded that everything I see isn’t
everything…

I wrote a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days and
actually knocked something off the list – samba
class (check). Task # ? is Complete a
Triathlon; I’ve been training for that one since late
January, and expect to knock that off the list this
summer.

I’ve teased myself about putting together a proposal
for a wacky book idea I have; mostly because I think
it would be fun to undertake. If someone wants to pay
me a few thousand dollars to do it, that’s cool, too.


Now that it’s Lent, I’ve given up tv. The fact that I
would actually attempt such a thing, let alone the
fact that I am actually *doing* such a thing, speaks
volumes about the shifting and growing that’s been
happening for, with, in me.

Marley said it best: “So much things to say right
now…” I’ll be back.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Where have I been?

This is ridiculous. My last post is dated August 2005! A million little posts floating through my mind, but not one committed to paper (or screen). More on the way within a week, that's my promise to myself. 1000 Things, a reunion, and plans for the new year...

Friday, August 19, 2005

With Apologies to Charles Bukowski

well, that’s just the way it is…

sometimes when everything seems at
its worst
when all conspires
and gnaws
and the hours, days, weeks
years
seem wasted—
stretched there upon my bed
in the dark
looking upward at the ceiling
I get what many will consider an
obnoxious thought:
it’s still nice to be
n.o.s.

“well, that’s just the way it is…” from You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense by Charles Bukowski

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

I'm Still Here

I haven't posted in forever and a day, but I'm still here! Working on a post about my recent college reunion and also on my 101 in 1001 list. Back soon...