Friday Funny

Here’s a little preview of how the conversation will be going at my follow-up visit with the surgeon tomorrow…

broken runner

Enjoy the ride.

Soooooo, any guesses as to what the first question out of my mouth is going to be?  Keep your paws crossed and have a great weekend everyone!  Run some miles for me!

Wonder Mutt Wednesday

"And who is the silliest Lab in the land?" "Uh, me.  That would be me."

“And who is the silliest Lab in the land?”
“Uh, me. That would be me.”

 

Enjoy the ride.

Who’s got one of these besides us?  Two, maybe three of them? Canine, feline, or other species?  Do you consider yourself a glutton for punishment or a sucker for a silly face?  Have you figured out their master plan of playing it cute in order to gain gluttonous goods or are you on to them?

A Day of Extremes

It was another amazing day…

Meb and Hillary

One class act.

Records were made, others broken, along with what I’m sure were more than a few hearts and dreams.  Once again, the amazing people of the city of Boston opened up their homes and their hearts, and welcomed the world to one of it’s most prestigious races.  And as usual, I laughed and cried my way through the hours of live coverage, all the while thanking the race gods for keeping my phone from ringing so I could watch every moment.  While at work.  Thank god for understanding bosses.

Not my boss.  But she could be.

Not my boss. But she could be.

All of this was somewhat tempered by the phone call that I knew was coming.  You know the one.  “Yes ma’am, have your dupa to the hospital two hours early so you can sit around on it while we waste your time, and eventually get around to knocking you out, slicing you open, waking you up, and kicking you out the door with a set of crutches your insurance probably won’t pay for and a prescription for painkillers that we know you don’t want but we’re going to make you take anyway.”  Yeah, that one.  Cue dramatic music…dunhdunhduuuuunnnnhhhhh!!!  Yup, it’s SURGERY TIME.

Aaaaaggggghhhhh!!!!!

Aaaaaggggghhhhh!!!!!

You all know my head is typically one of these to begin with.

Welcome to my brain.

Welcome to my brain.

Knowing the time has finally come to hopefully get one of my knees fixed has the brain in all-out F5 tornadic activity.  I SO need this surgery to work if I’m going to keep distance running.  Especially since I’ll need to have it done on both of these friggin’ kneecaps.  The one thing that’s got me all freaked out?

Awake Movie

All right, this wasn’t exactly the movie I saw umpteen years ago about people going under the knife and the anesthesia not working, but you get where I’m going here, right?  Let’s just say I don’t have a great relationship with anesthesia.  (Just ask the hubs about that unfortunate wisdom teeth incident.  It wasn’t pretty.)

All that aside though, I’m looking forward to what will hopefully be a new, long, and happy relationship with my lower body joints.  I have absolutely no idea what comes next as far therapy goes, but I’m feverishly holding on to the hope that 4-6 weeks from now, this Black Dog will be adding more miles onto her pretty pink Brooks.  (And subtracting some of the inches on the aforementioned dupa.)

So as you head out the door to your day tomorrow, just take a second and send some pixie dust my way.  And hope that it makes the anesthesia work just a little.bit.better.

Yeah, that should do it.

Yup, that should do it.

Enjoy the ride.

Ever been nervous about having surgery?  Everything turn out all right?  Am I being a total nutball about this?  Perhaps watching that movie “Coma” might not be such a good idea tonight?

We Are All…..Boston Strong

I thought it only fitting that I re-post this from a year ago.  Best of luck to EVERYONE in Boston today.  The world is cheering you on!!

Running is what brings us together.

Running is what give us hope and joy.

Running is what makes us strong.

So come along with me on a journey through heartache, grief, survival, and triumph.

We are all strong.

Boston Strong.

Click on the link:  DEAR WORLD: BOSTON MARATHON

BostonStrong Collage

 

Enjoy the ride. 

Now more than ever.

Good luck Pam, Tina, Linzi, Dani, Team #runDisney and everyone else on this amazing day!  Rock this town!!!

Friday Funny

In honor of everyone running Boston on Monday, here’s a little inspiration for you.  Hope it helps!

Marathon sign

Enjoy the ride.

Are you running Boston on Monday?  Or anywhere else Ryan Gosling might make you run just a little bit faster?  Have you ever bought a fuel belt based on how good it made your dupa look?  

Wonder Mutt Wednesday

WMW Lab tongue1

“Thombody thed thumbthing abouth the Thrithmuth Thory. I thail thu thee the thumor.” What I think she said was, “Somebody said something about The Christmas Story. I fail to see the humor.” Not sure, but that’s what I’m going with.

Enjoy the ride.

Come on now, admit it.  Raise your paws if your vehicle is covered with a fine layer of doggie drool.  Nose prints on the windows?  Do you even bother trying to clean them up?

Beat Those Monday Blues…Disney Style!

It’s Monday!  And you know what that means….no?  Well let me tell ya!  It’s time for the Magical Mickey linkup over at run.geek.run(disney).  So be a good Disney Dork and go check it out.  Now.  Go!  Now!

Happy Monday Black Dog peeps!  Well, not really but let’s fake it shall we?  Mondays always seem to be so much worse when the previous weekend rocked.  Like….oh, mine!  And the Wonder Mutt’s.

Wheeeee!!!!1

Wheeeee!!!!

In an effort keep the Monday blues away, I thought I’d come up with a few of my favorite Disney things – because Disney almost always makes me happy.  I say almost.  Can we stop printing money just long enough to maybe make the prices of just about, I don’t know, EVERYTHING a little more reasonable?  That would make me VERY happy.  See?

Mickey biscuits on sale?  Yippeeeee!!!

Mickey biscuits on sale? Yippeeeee!!!

So here goes – in no particular order….

1.  Hanging out in my favorite cave with my favorite peeps.

Well hi there!

Well hi there!

2.  People watching in World Showcase.

The meltdowns are the best.

The meltdowns are the best.

3.  Hanging out with these characters in Hollywood Studios.

"Quack, quack!"

“Quack, quack!”

4.  Listening to the amazing voices at the Candlelight Processional.

Aaaaaaaalelujah!

Aaaaaaaalelujah!

5.  And probably my favoritest(?) of them all???  Watching Illuminations with my favorite guy, singing every single word to the entire show.  Because I AM that much of a Dork.

oooooooooohhhhhh....aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh

oooooooooohhhhhh….aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh

Since I’m pretty sure your list of favorite things to do at Disney is even longer – as mine is, but my attention span is WAY too short to keep going – please feel free to regale me with some of your great stuff!  Like hanging out at your hotel bar playing “Guess How Exhausted the Screaming Kids Are?”  Or is “How Many Parks Have The Kamikaze Clan Hit Today?” more your style?  Whatever it may be, let’s hear it!  You never know where your next great Disney idea may come from.

thinking cat

Hmmmmmmm????

Enjoy the ride.

Here’s your chance loyal readers and fellow Disney Dorks!  Tell me what your favorite things are to do at Disney and I’ll see how I can turn them into the next round of Great Disney Shenanigans!