You'd also think I could wax on poetically about the freekin' AWESOME 6-mile, pain-free run, (in my new running accessory no less).
Yes...it IS quite attractive, but since it helped with the knee-clicking and pain I've been having, I'll continue to wear it even though it acts as a too-small knee-fat girdle.
Once again, Mik ran in the stapled pants...
Running Stats...6 miles, 1:09:14, 11:31/mi
And you'd also think I'd take some time to retell some excellent stories about how we drank mimosas and told ridiculous jokes about The High Dive coffee mugs.
The High Dive has the MOST random assortment of coffee mugs at their self-serve station. How can you NOT love a place that has a Reno coffee mug...especially when it's not even in Reno?
But you'd be wrong...
It was a very busy weekend...
First of all, on Saturday night Walter, the kids, and I met some friends at the stadium to watch an SDSU Aztec game which was followed by the KGB Sky Show. For the non-locals, KGB is a local radio station (classic rock...thank you very much) and for years they promote an absolutely amazing fireworks show after a sporting event.
Betty and I at the Sky Show
THEN...On Sunday, I went furniture shopping for a new sofa and a media cabinet of some sort, and it took all day (and trust me, "furniture shopping" is not a euphemism for ANYTHING fun).
Here's the sofa I think I like...haven't settled on the media cabinet yet...GAH! There are just too many of them...all different sizes and colors and shapes and I JUST CAN'T DECIDE!!!!
The sofa and media cabinet will go in this room...the room with the new bar!
I promised a few members of the herd that I'd post some pictures of the new bar... Bar breaking in will occur as soon as the rest of the room has some furniture!
It is a really loooong bar...which I have wanted since we moved into this house almost 10 years ago...and now I have one!
Also, thank goodness that after a month of sharing a shower with DramaGirl and Turbo, our master-bath shower is also finished. I told Teresa I'd post some photos of that...so here's another batch.
Inside the shower. DramaGirl took this photo...she was standing on a bench.
Outside the shower
The whole bathroom...I really should straighten the counter before I broadcast photos of my messiness to the world...sorry mom.
Anyway, the whole shopping experience gave me a headache, and I was EXHAUSTED by Sunday night, so no bloggy-blog-blog about the weekend (so sorry).
Then Monday came, and I woke up early for a quick 30 minute dreadmill run (I haven't done that in AGES). Once again, no pain...I averaged 5.5 mph (about a 10:54 mm) for 30 minutes. AWESOME!
Then I was off to do that teaching thing that I have to do. Darn it if THAT didn't take the whole day!
Most importantly, Monday night was our once-a-month Dinner Club...which is where some of the running-heffers
I wonder if it's because we spent considerable time talking about this item...
According to this website, Go Girl is "a female urination device (sometimes called a FUD) that allows you to urinate while standing up. It’s neat. It’s discreet. It’s hygienic."
AWESOME! Seriously, you have to go to the website and click on the "demo" link...it's priceless. I think it'll be a perfect stocking stuffer...
I imagine that we decided upon FUDs as enlightening dinner-table conversations because before dinner, Mik, Dr. Elsie, Betty and I met at Parky's (a nearby dive bar) for a pre-dinner cocktail.
Parkys...doesn't the strip-mall frontage tell you everything about the place? It is located next to a Big Lots... which also tells you much about the place...
It took me three U-Turns and a text message to Betty asking "where the F is this place?" to find it.
But it was well worth the effort. We loved this bar and here's why
- Happy Hour Hors D'ouerves were being served out of a crock pot
- Everyone who was a regular came in the back door.
- They had two beers on tap, Bud and Bud Light
- They wouldn't take a credit or ATM card, but would take a personal check
- The drinks were REALLY strong
- Elsie ordered a glass of wine...which the bartender poured out of (I am NOT making this up) what appeared be a cranberry juice bottle...we assumed it was box wine.
- After one sip, Dr. Elsie noted that it did NOT taste like "Chardonnay."
This month we had dinner at The Fish Merchant.
Betty, Mik, and Dr. Elsie with The Fish Merchant...Mik made sure she got a hand on both bass...
Have a great week everyone! I'm off to PT in the morning... If I had blogged AT ALL this weekend I would have given a big shout out to my PT, Brett, who finished the Malibu Olympic Triathlon this weekend in 2:30. (I couldn't stalk him, but I did check his results!). Way to go Brett!