no! crash!

March 17, 2009

Hooray! Survived my first crash-free race weekend of the season.

“So fabulous….what i would do for a little Mike’s [Hard Lemonade] right now….even more fabulous — your biking outfit. get some.” -Pink

Cycling weekend recap

Spotted: The Brit on gchat, who has not changed her status message in literally two years.

So I’ve been afflicted with the Black Lung for about two weeks now. Did you know that eating a whole bag of cough drops means you consume well over 400 calories? Over the span of two days per package, this is probably not a good pace to be keeping.

Spotten in Chelsea Market: Sesame Street!

This isn’t a cupcake.. it’s a vessel for frosting.

Did you know.. bacon was invented by the romans in 300 BCE? First aqueducts, now this.

My heart rate monitor just broke on hill climbs, which means either A) it was a cheap piece of crap ($20) or B) my heart exploded. Cast your vote.

commonwealth. clash.

October 7, 2008

As usual, it started as an innocent g-chat conversation.
[on registering to vote, the election in general, etc.]
Skybil: HUMPH!
DP: although voting in virginia is almost just as futile [as Georgia]
DP: and completely useless in mass
Skybil: Virginia is supposedly close
DP: they said that last election
DP: and it so wasn’t!
DP: i don’t think it’s ever been blue in the history of its existence
Skybil: You never know
DP: if VA goes blue, i am coming down and buying you u-fries

Skybil: Obama has a lead in Virginia
Skybil: I will be enjoying those U Fries!
Skybil: 51 to 39 percent
DP: holy crap. that’s a lot
Skybil: Uh huh
DP: i wonder if my absentee ballot counts for more
Skybil: They throw those out

Also, I live with a nark. You’re not supposed to defend Skybil.. not unless you want the cyber terrorism directed towards you instead..

dp. departure.

August 22, 2008

Last day in the city!

Today’s agenda includes: run along the Hudson (in perfect weather), grand opening of the Nike Sportswear Flagship store in SoHo, NikeTown (need to exchange something, what a great excuse), the happiest of hours, and possibly Wall-E cause I still haven’t seen it. Almost all packed up.. hopefully the GPS won’t forsake me this time.

Back to $10 lunches, the BC shuttle bus and homework (and class in the evenings, no less). On the bright side.. my own bed, in unit laundry, Beacon Hill Athletic Club, and most importantly, being reunited with TiVo.

sensitive. skybil.

August 14, 2008

Another day, another G-chat war.

And of course, Greg’s interest was piqued.. [from Skybil’s Facebook wall]

Via email:
From: Greg
To: Skybil
Subject: Howdy

PS, Clippy?

From: Skybil
To: Greg
Subject: Re: Howdy

D ana is tormenting me about her “best office prank ever.” She installed a fake Microsoft ‘clippy’ character on my computer and it would pop up every five seconds to say things like: I see that you have internet explorer on your computer. You can use that to search for things on the Internet.

After about 10 minutes of this, I completely lost my mind!

From: Greg
To: Skybil
Subject: Re: Howdy

That made me laugh so hard I think I’m going to explode.


Yeah, Skybil’s still a little sensitive about the whole Clippy incident. Which has enjoyed a new resurgence of life in the newsroom, as it has been requested out of popular demand today. You can download your own copy here. And btw, it’s much more effective when stealth-installed on some unassuming technology illiterate challenged journalist type’s computer. Like, Skybil.

A sampling of Clippy quotes:
– It appears you are connected to the Internet.
– I see that you have been using your mouse.
– Your computer seems to be turned on.
– Your productivity has been decreasing lately. I hope everything is ok.
– Your posture seems to be degrading, please reposition yourself now.
– Background processing has rated your typing speed to be below normal.
– Would you like me to go away?
– I noticed you have Internet Explorer installed on your system. You can use that to find things on the Internet.

And look, Skybil already has her next Halloween costume in the works:

Insert Skybil here

Long live Clippy!

dwight. day.

July 17, 2008

Rainn Wilson, aka Dwight K. Schrute from The Office, was at CNN today! The Brit hostilely made me submit an iReport, which quickly became a monster in the newsroom. Behold:

Email from The Brit:
Subject: I don’t see a submission from your Dwight bobblehead yet

So like the good obedient child that I am, I put together my very first iReport:

Next email from The Brit:
The iReport team are complaining that you didn’t send video…

Comments from inside the building, useful suggestion at end.

The Brit:
I made her send it!
The Brit:
and have berated her for it not being video
Thank you, saves me from having to do it.
I’m betting not first time she’s gotten berated for “doesn’t follow directions.”
it’s gotten 56 hits in 14 minutes.
The Brit:
really? oh lord, she’ll be insufferable. But 50 of those prob from inside here
DW: i don’t know how the click counts work internally. she didn’t even have her picture in her profile. i’m pretty sure some of our users get additional clicks because of picture they choose
The Brit: it’s her first submission, bless her
i’m just saying. she’s got her logo. i’m estimating that picture of female is good for at least a 10% increase in clicks. more if they’re cute.

More, via IM:
The Brit: … But I have created a whole new audience for dpnation …
DP: i just changed my profile pic
The Brit: a man wandering past my cube says “that’ll work”

And somewhere out of this, I think got hitched:
y++: breaking news!
y++: Deeps is now my gf
Skybil: WOW!!
y++: yes
Skybil: Let me start spreading rumors …
y++: fictional, perhaps, but where’s the line these days
y++: yes yes, she’s my gf
Skybil: True. Lots of relationships are based on fiction!
y++: entirely
Skybil: Indeed

DW comes through on my iReport, clears for on air usage!

DW: “I’ll make an exception and vet this one.”

Q&A between DW and DP (required for iReports used on CNN):
Did you take the picture? — YES and those are my bobbles (Teixiera is a gift from the Brit herself)
What kind of camera did you use? — iPhone, hence why the picture quality is so awful
Where do you live? NYC
What do you do? MBA/online celebrity/bacon enthusiast
Are you over 18? pretty sure, yes.

They begin to realize they’ve created a monster:
Skybil: You’ve made Dana insufferable!!
Skybil: I blame you
DW: made?
Skybil: Good point

Going live in 3.. 2..
The Brit: make sure you watch this thing on dotcom live
The Brit: there may be a surprise for you

Wes’ brush with fame and 20/20 hindsight:
Wes: OMG OMG I just got to shake dwight schrute’s hand
Wes: he even talked to me
Wes: bet you’re regretting business school now

Dwight signing T’s [exercise] ball.

See Dwight head to the weather center and do the forecast for CNN. Unsure of what he did to Chad Myers, the regular weather guy.

m++’s ultimate plan:
m++: skybil has given me a strategy on how to get you down here
m++: deeps, your hair looks terrible, you need to visit your stylist here
[he may be onto something here..]

quotable. classics.

July 17, 2008

my cycling manager at work:
“Your return to bike racing:

“we should send an email to the BC Cycling listserv — rally the troops … It should probably come from your email as opposed to mine, since I’m just that random law school girl and you’re, well, D ana P rey :)”
(she must be referring to my crash-tacular reputation)

Then again, I think she might just be using me:
“Just got your email to the listserv — a bit of brilliant copy yet again, Ms. MBA. You will be a corporate maverick, and I, as your in-house counsel, will gladly ride your coat tails all the way to the bank… and a new bike… and a new set of race wheels.”

Don’t call it a comeback!

The MLB All-Star game was here in New York this week. The parade was conveniently run down 6th Ave.

Ryne Sandberg (fave player ever), as seen from the office window.

@ Run Club tonight one of the Nike guys offered me a job as a pacer. Because I apparently, have impeccable timing. Spot on pace leading the 800m speedwork! Booya.

From The Twin: “Yesterday was butterstick’s 3rd bday!!! He got a popsicle. YUM.”

[Yes, I’m aware that this is from Butterstick’s 1st, not 3rd bday. But he’s way more cute here.]

Got tix to the Colbert Report for next week — I hope Stephen puts me on notice.

Having an unseasonably good hair day and nobody is around to appreciate. Sad. The soft curls are for nothing.

10 days til the half marathon..

nike. newbies.

June 26, 2008

Welcome to the family..

Nike Zoom Hayward+ 3

Nike Zoom Hayward+3

These will hopefully tide me over until the Nike Lunaracer and Lunar Trainer come out. Sometime in July, supposedly. Unless J stumbles upon a pair in my size. You might recall (but probably not), that Lance was wearing custom LiveStrong lunars at the Boston Marathon.

Sneak peak of the goodies:

Lunar Trainer

Also totally digging the red:

Lunar Trainer -- red

Curious to see what the women’s colorways will be.. unfortunately, they are usually less cool. (Hence why I bought the men’s Haywards rather than the pink ones. For the record, I like pink, it just wasn’t working for me in this instance).

Nike Jasari

The Haywards replace the Nike Jasari+, aka my 2-face shoes. (hard to see, but they are solid grey on the inside. Kinda bipolar looking). Still thinking about the kicks and outfit for the NYC half, which is in exactly a month (July 27th).

And speaking of races, totally forgot to mention that Anthony Edwards, aka Dr. Mark Greene of ER, was at the race as the designated celebrity person.


we have totally normal conversations

QOTD Honorable mention:
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Cybil
Date: Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 5:55 PM
Subject: I can’t wait to see Dana’s accessories!
To: “Dana”, “Rachel”

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