snowpacalypse in seattle

December 20, 2008

Christmas break in Seattle!

Obligatory Niketown shot. I stop in probably twice a week. Hey, it’s right across the street from my bus stop! Totally valid excuse.

Pre! Technically more of an Oregon thing, but I’ll take it. Also upcoming: roadtrip to Portland for another swooshtastic day with my favorite Tarheel. Actually, technically he might be second, after Tyler Hansbrough.

Busy at work.. Celebrity Salvation Army bell ringing. Basketball legend Sheryl Swoopes and Storm mascot Doppler ring it in. Check out Swoopes’ kicks!

Dusting off 8 years of basketball rust and playing on the Sonics/Storm practice courts.

Who said anything about rain and overcast weather? Snowpacalypse in Seattle! Seattle-ites are worse than Atlantans!

Oh, and Sue Bird has one sweet ride.


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.

QOTD:

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”

ATLANTA, June 25 GA-Chic-fil-A-cow-day
ATLANTA, June 25 — Holy cow! It’s time to break out your cow suit and leave your wallet out to pasture. On Friday, July 11, the Chick-fil-A(R) chain will celebrate its annual Cow Appreciation Day event by offering a free meal to any customer who isn’t “too chicken” to visit any of the chain’s nearly 1,400 participating restaurants fully dressed as a cow.


mileage. milestone.

June 4, 2008

I have not yet sung the praises of the Nike+ Sportband that I purchased at the Boston Marathon Expo in April. Now that I’m not riding crashing bikes anymore, it’s been put to good use.

100 miles in 18 runs.. just easing in. Much more to come, esp with that pesky half marathon to run. And the Human Race 10K. And the Nike Women Half Marathon this fall..

Not to mention, J is responsible for the biggest time waster ever: go to nikeplus.com (you’ll need an account and Nike+) and create your own mini! Basically they work like avatars, but sync with your running information from your Nike+ gadgets. Including calling you out when you aren’t running.

And here is mine.  And as you might be able to tell, she’s throwing punches (animated on facebook). Yeah, seems pretty accurate.

The only minor change would be more to the effect of “Bring on the challenges, bitches.”

http://nikeplus.nike.com/nikeplus/?l=avatar


my. better.

March 12, 2008

New Nike spot.. best yet?

Thanks to J, for ‘encouraging’ me to watch American Idol tonite for its debut.

PS — like the music? It’s Saul Williams. But don’t give iTunes your money.. You can download the whole album off his website for five bucks.


j-versations

September 2, 2007

What better way to spend time at 230am than having ridiculous conversations with J?

On invention:
J: My little Dana is a star.
J: I feel like an East German sports coach.
J: I have made a creation.
J: And it is remarkable.

On leisure:
J: Worry about golf second year.

On academic standards:
SPOON10: OH, i get to drop econ!!
J: How did that happen?
J: What kind of pussy school did you go to?

On how not to get a job:
J: If you make me a brochure, I’m going to kill you.

On career services:
J: What are other possible careers?
J: Besides the future Mrs. [edit]?

On Skybil:
J:: And I don’t talk to Cybil anymore.
J: Tell her to fix that.


can’t. stop.

April 11, 2007

It’s like a train wreck.. we just can’t stop watching. And it’s all J’s fault.
http://www.justin.tv/

hump. diggity.

April 4, 2007

Sisters are so thoughtful..
jep4s: i’m glad no one wants to shoot you!!

A new object of affection?
jfromfar: Tell Cybil I love her!

Considering some new contact lenses..

Stephen Colbert is gonna be sad about this one:
TMZ has confirmed through sources that Miles O’Brien and Soledad O’Brien have been officially booted as anchors of “American Morning.”
CNN To Miles, Soledad — Bye Bye O’Briens
Also, slightly intrigued by a comment left in this article: “I’ll be interested to read in TMZ about what new show Amy Sedaris is planning. This will probably be announced shortly.”
… Because as many of you know, I think Amy Sedaris is hilarious, and the author of one of my favorite books of the moment: i like you: hospitality under the influence