Monday, April 6, 2009



My mind is all over the place today. I’ve got randomness filling all the empty space in my brain and believe me, there’s a LOT of empty space in my brain.

I’m a little sad today. It’s the opening day of major league baseball and I didn’t make it to even one Spring training game. And I live sooooo close to the stadium where two teams train. I love going to baseball games. I’m not a big fan of baseball on television but being at the game is so cool. There is so much to entertain you at the game. My mother, Lucy, was the biggest Cubs fan ever. She was a card carrying member of the Cubs fan club since the 1930s. True story.

And let us not forget…….hotdogs. I only eat hotdogs outdoors. I never make them at home but I love hotdogs at ballgames, picnics, on the street, and at my beloved A&W or BK root beer stands in Indiana.

I went to the gym today. It was a must after completely blowing my diet all weekend long. How am I ever going to accomplish my goal by December if I lose every last ounce of my willpower in the first blasted week! Of course, I’m blaming the Biker Nazi.

I was able to get out of the office in time for the Latin Impact class but after not being able to walk around upright without the help of muscle relaxers yesterday, I thought it best to skip the dance class. I hit the elliptical instead. A woman who isn’t as desperate to make her goal by December didn’t have pub style fish and chips over the weekend is smarter might have avoided the risk of injury all together and took a knee.

I saw a woman in full make-up and costume jewelry while I was working out. I live in Palm Beach county and women in full make-up at the gym is really no surprise but costume jewelry? Seriously? If she gets a little crazy on the treadmill, she might beat herself to death.

I was antsy on the elliptical and having a hard time finding music on my ipod to suit me. My taste in music is eclectic for sure. I finally hit my stride when I found this:

I’m pretty sure that no one would have looked at me exercising and guessed that this was what was playing on my ipod. And don’t think for a minute that I didn’t want to dance around the gym saying Woo, woo! Because I really, really did.

And last but certainly not least, I’ve been honored with some very prestigious awards. First, Linda, of Crone and Bear It awarded me the Friendship award:


Thanks, Linda! The friends I have met since starting this blog have been a warm and wonderful surprise. I came here looking to express myself and found the added benefit of charming, witty, genuine friends. This award comes with only one instruction and that is to pass it on to three other bloggy friends. I’m choosing some new friends that are just as great as the old ones.

Debra of Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History-Debra is a fellow biker chick only she has her own bike!

Michel of Facts are Strictly Optional-Michel blogs about her life in Sudan where she lives while working at the US Embassy there.

Jane at Gaston Studio-Jane tells some great tales about her life today and cherished memories of yesterday.

Second, Oz Girl of City Girl Moves to Oz bestowed upon me the Lemonade out of Lemons award. Thanks Oz Girl!


I’m a true believer that when life hands you lemons, you should make lemonade. I hope you will forgive me, OG but I received this award once before recently so I’m going to be lame once again and skip the instructions about passing it on. Instead, I’m going to reach out into the blogosphere and ask, “Have you made lemonade out of lemons lately? If so, grab this award and run with it. You deserve it!

Thanks to Linda and OZ Girl for thinking of me for these very prestigious awards. You’re the best!

I hope you enjoyed the randomness that is me :)

Go Cubbies!



Anonymous said...

I always enjoy your randomness. :)

HBL and I are sitting on the sofa being slugs. We should be on the treadmill but we're both tired of the laundry marathon. Well.....I'm tired of the marathon....he's just tired of me bitching about the laundry marathon. Ugh.....sometimes vacations just aren't worth it.

Michel said...

Oh my goodness! This is so unexpected! I didn't have anything prepared....(getting out 3x5 card)...I'd like to thank the academy....

How the heck do you grab an award? These things are so new to me.

PS I'm headed to the gym right now. Rather than full makeup face, I get the pleasure of working out with women in full swaddling clothin! It's equally inappropriate.

Michel said...

pps, I could totally go for a hotdog right now! You just ruined my whole day!!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

"I’m a true believer that when life hands you lemons, you should make lemonade."

Absolutely. What else you going to do with 'em.

only a movie said...

Cool song choice - you are right - wouldn'ta guessed it. I think my iPod might be a surprise too.

I am very very very sad about no opening day for us yesterday. But I love rain. Paradox. And possible blog post.

Anonymous said...

Woo WOoo... do you want a revolution? LOL.. that song would get you moving fer sher.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Gaston Studio said...

OMGosh, thank you so much. This is my first and like Michel, I'll have to figure out how to grab it... I may even blow it up huge ; )!

I love hotdogs anytime, anywhere as long as they're grilled to the burnt stage.

JOE TODD said...

I was at the gym the other day and I said to myself " I'm
here because I'm not all there" talking to myself doesn't sound good does it.. As for lemons a couple of summers ago went to the store to buy lemons for lemonade and the price for lemons had doubled.. Thanks for the plug on twitter... Joe Todd

Beth said...

Could you go back and take some pictures of that lady with the costume jewelry? I think I graduated from high school with her.

Jan said...

I would never make it in Palm Beach - I rarely wear makeup and the only jewelry I wear with any regularity is my wedding ring. I'm working up to going down to the basement and dusting off the treadmill. I guess it will just have to deal with me in all of my un-made-up, unadorned glory.

But now I want a hotdog. *sigh*

Oz Girl said...

Good deed, pass it on! :)

Re: the ball game, we always loved going to the Cleve Indians games, up by Lake Erie. Always a fantastic fun time, and I hear ya on the hot dogs! Oh so bad for us, but oh so yummy.

Re: the town shoot-out, I've seen your photog, it's fantastic (e.g., your Bear Tooth Pass photos). But finding the time is what's crazy, and I'm beginning to feel like I've jumped into too many photo memes and just can't keep up with it all...

Mom's here now, arrived Sun on her way back to Ohio. So home projects are getting done between the two of us, but the workout equipment still languishes in my husband's workshop... sigh. I don't know if I'll ever manage to get back in the groove. My hat's off to ya laydee!!!

Linda said...

I've got an appointment at the gym today too. Trainer is gonna KNOW I had THREE slices of pizza last night I just know it! If he asks for my food log he's gonna hava a stroke.

Tricia said...

I don't even have full makeup on when I'm not at the gym.

Debbie said...

Ok I think we have a problem...I am a Red Sox Fan...although for obvious reasons, I haven't been a faithful fan until the past few years...since the curse got broken! Anyway...I guess we can still be friends eh? So cool that you give out awards to each other. I am not sure where people get these awards and am also really confused about ??Mondays...and ??Fridays and all that stuff? Where does it come from and how do you get involved in it? ....Clueless in the Plains.:(

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

I'm totally a random rambler.....
I'm also a picker, and a grinner and a lover and a winner......some call me the gangster of love :)
You're a joy to read. Sorry I'm so behind on my comments!! I've been reading but I'm a lil tired from this chemo. You're always a joy, hoot AND a hollar to read Smart Mouth Broad!!

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Linda said...

Me again. Been a die hard Cubs fan forever. Even though I'm a Chicago Southsider transplanted to South Carolina. Went to the Cubs vs Sox training game in Pheonix last month. And ate hotdogs. Great day!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I can picture you working out to this song - after the fact. But would not have guessed it beforehand at all. Love surprises though.

Congrats on the awards, well deserrved!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I loved this post today. You are such an inspiration to keep on track. With me it is more than being sexy..LOL it is my LIFE!! Yep...being sexy..well...never mind.

Tony Letts said...

Loved the making lemonade with the lemons life gives you! As good as 'If your dreams turn to dust - grab the vacuum'.
You carry on rambling girl - get in practice for when you're my age and you don't have a choice. :)

tut-tut said...

Wow, this is like being in the car on the way home from school.

I remember the A&W too . . .

duchess said...

Ditto on the hotdogs. And since, sadly, I have only been at a baseball game twice, and a firefighters' open day cookout once, in 30 years, that's how many hotdogs I have eaten.

Brits just don't do hotdogs...

LiLu said...

I ADORE the randomness that is you, my love. We are so alike :-)

Debra said...

I am all about rambling! ;-)

Thank you so much for the award! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Randomness rocks!

I love going to baseball games much better than watching on TV. Sadly, we haven't been to a game since the Nationals first season in DC.

And I couldn't agree more about bloggy friends! So glad we've gotten to know one another!