Friday, July 3, 2009

Foto Friday - My Bush

Some confessions...
  • Alice is not my real name (AkaAlice - get it?)
  • Alice is a pseudonym that was given to me by my husband, Walter (also not his real name). He started calling me this when we were driving through Texas and Mississippi the summer before we got married, and shall we say that I was NOT a happy camper in all that heat and humidity. Thus, "Alice" (like Ralph Kramden, "to the moon Alice") was born.
  • I'm not sure how I came up with Walter. It just seemed to go with Alice.
  • Alice is also my heffer name. We all have pseudonyms...This all happened before I started blogging.
  • My real name is Cindi (many of you already know this because I befriended you on Facebook and had to explain who I was).
  • When you gotta pee, you gotta pee...
So now there's this...

Betty made this sign to identify the "bush" that I had to use as a potty stop a few weeks back before a long bike ride (probably the last flat tire incident ride). It's located next to the freeway and is also a great place to park, so Mik started calling it Cindi's bush...

As in..
  • We'll meet at Cindi's bush
  • We'll start the ride from Cindi's bush

So now it has a sign. If you're in San Diego, you can find it on Santa Fe street, behind the In-and-Out Burger (and for those who are not from SoCal or the West, yes that is the real name of the burger place and it has NOTHING to do with the bush).

Oh yeah...Clarence and I rode 25 miles this morning, including up Torrey Pines! Betty and Mik rode a bit farther 45 miles - up to Carlsbad and back!! We came back and had mimosas, so all is good with the world.

I promise to stop whining about my injuries...and thanks to everyone who has been so kind and supportive and completely wonderful in their comments. Running bloggers are the best (or blogging runners I suppose!)

Happy 4th everyone!
Some unattributed footnotes (for Glavin)

* There's a great giveaway today on Tall Mom on the Run's Blog. Check it out!!!!

** I'm also linking back to NikeMom's Foto Friday, which is being hosted this week by Michelle at Running Down a Dream (great blog name BTW)!

*** This is probably the last time you'll see me reference my real name on this blog, unless of course something else gets named after me.


  1. LOL!! I am going to have to make a trip up there JUST to see that bush!

    Btw, you are looking very svelte in that picture. Very buffed and muscular. The cross training is working for you. I know you mentioned in your last post that you are afraid of becoming the old Alice. I know you won't. So far, your injuries have not stopped you. You are determined and that is what matters.

    Oh... and whining is ok. Isn't that why we have our own blogs? If you can't whine there, where can you whine. I know my hubby appreciates me whining online as opposed to him. ;)

    Recent blog:=- A very nice giveaway...

  2. Funny as hell post! I'd run out of signs if I posted one everywhere I pee'd lately! But you are so damn better gotta pee!
    Have a great holiday weekend! :-P

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  3. Between Snatch Wednesday and your's sounding like a cooter festival to me. hahahahaha

  4. That is a great story!

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  5. Lisa Slow&SteadyJuly 3, 2009 at 4:51 PM

    Your Bush behind the In-and-Out Burger. Oh My. 8-)

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  6. LMAO! I saw the pic on Facebook and was kind of curious...

    I have that same green singlet - It was a gift from the office, so that I could be found.

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  7. You made it up that hill on Torrey Pines. Dang, girl. I'm not sure I'd have the nerve to pee behind a bush next to a freeway and a heavily visted In-and-Out. Kudos to you.

  8. That's so funny!!! I love the sign!!!
    I hope you're injury free now!!

  9. It was 7am when I pee'd the In and Out wasn't open yet...nor were the day laborers who hang out there or I'd never had the nerve! :-P

    Recent blog:=- Foto Friday - My Bush

  10. I knew about your real name from Anne (Run DMZ). I LOL'ed at your In-N-Out Burger and bush references. You make me laugh a lot actually! :)

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  11. Alice is not my real name ...

    You .... you've been lying to me all this time? I DON'T EVEN KNOW YOU ANYMORE!!1!

    I'm hurt. More so by the fact that you mention me in this post but don't link to my blog.

    WTF, Cindi? (If that IS your real name.)


    (Or are I?)

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  12. Your post title alone is gonna get you some interesting internet traffic!

  13. Ah Shiz...sorry about that G...I linked now...but it's probably too late for the TONS of traffic that comes my way to see it.

  14. LOL. you crack me up... funny that there's a sign. Happy 4th!

  15. We gotta go when we gotta go. I'd rather go behind a tree or bush than wait in some of those damn porta potty lines.

  16. I love the new look!

    The last time I was in California, I didn't get to try In-and-Out burgers. I have heard so much about it!

  17. he have a bush!!!sorry....just had to go there!

    You can whine! it's allowed! This is your blog by the way!!

    You'll be running soon! At least you can bike!!

    I hope you have a great 4th!!

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  18. Happy 4th. I love that she made you a sign for your bush, too funny. I alwasy think of you as Alice when I read your blog, so now you'll be Alice-Cindi to me:)

  19. Yay! Another tourist attraction in San Diego! Now I need to get a picture of me next to the bush. Ha ha!

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  20. Reluctant RunnerJuly 5, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Cindi? I don't believe it. You will always be akaAlice to me. :)

    Your Alice pseudonym reminds me of my dad, who had the habit of calling us (his daughters, sisters, wife) "Gracie", when we did something dumb. That was a reference to Gracie Allen of "George and Gracie", who always played a lovable flake. It was one alter-ego we all tried to avoid!

    Take care and thanks for the fun post.

  21. ROFLMAO! I love your bush! It's nice and fluffy. You guys are so crazy. I love it!

  22. hilarious! gotta love those nicknames. hope you had a great 4th!

  23. So your pee spot is also the meeting spot? Sounds a little tricky to me!

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