midweek. moodswing.

March 2, 2010

Is everyone having one of those weeks? If so, hop on the bandwagon. What’s with today, today?

Some things to lighten your mood..

The twin’s stuffed animals from China:

Texts from last night:

(501): I changed the name of my iPod to ‘The Titanic’ so when I plug it in it says ‘The Titanic is syncing.’

(215): is it bad that i have made the decision to never travel to vienna simply b/c of that transvestite that won the bachelor?

[More] Bachelor commentary:

“he’s going to pick the horse’s ass named after sausage instead of this adorable little doll?”



And if that’s not enough, three words:

Giant. Inflatable. Beavers.

Happy hump day, ya’ll.

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.

nyc. nation.

July 27, 2008

Did you see this number blazing down Manhattan?

Perhaps it was just a blur:

Yes, that’s a 1:38:01 half marathon (13.1 miles) at a 7:28 per mile pace. Almost two minutes faster than I thought I’d go. Which is also elite team qualifying. Booyah!

running thru Times Square

Times Square

A little rain at the beginning, no biggie. Started strong in the park, didn’t even notice the hills. Sponge station = genius. Running through Times Square = epic. Skipped the gel zone cause they frighten me. At mile 10, swore that I was done with running forever. Held on til the finish. 2nd half marathon ever.. can’t complain. Oh, and don’t knock the white shorts. They rule.

QOTD: “haha. Yes, quitting the sport entirely in the midst of a PR might have been a bit premature 🙂 Awesomeness” -Beth (future in-house council)

After the race, my brother inexplicably wouldn’t give me a hug.

This is about as close as he would get. (Okay, so I was reeeeally sweaty).

Also worth mentioning: The Twin completed the half, with hip and foot intact.

Official race pics have just been posted on brightroom.com. You can search by name.

freedom. frites.

July 13, 2008

Buon giorno Bonjour! Back from Paris, where you need more than cropped pants and skirts to combat the 60 degree temps. Oops. I thought France was hot? Also, much harder this time around not knowing the least bit of French. Especially when I kept trying to use Italian on them.

French Kinder: just as delicious, and comes with Tony Parker!

Quote of the vacation:
DP: [after looking at some fancy kid stroller] I wish they made strollers for adults.
The Twin: Yeah, they’re called wheelchairs.

Honorable mention:
DP: So who was Charles de Gaulle and why does he have an airport named after him?
The Twin: I think he was some famous explorer.
Mom: Um, he was a French President.

Moment of enlightenment: They just call it ‘onion soup’ over there.

The Good: French people were actually a lot nicer than expected and most spoke English. Probably because there are so many tourists in Paris.
The Bad: said tourists really clog up the lines at places like the Lourve. Take a picture of Mona and be done with it already!
The Ugly: the first night back in the states, we have a company dinner.. at a French restaurant. It wasn’t good. But I guess that goes without saying.
And The Brutal: The US dollar to Euro conversion rate.

Unfortunately, my camera cord is in Boston, so until I figure out a workaround (anyone got a Sony card reader?), they will remain stuck. In the meantime, you can picture danaheads abound: Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, at the Lourve with the Nike goddess (no not me, the actual Winged Victory of Samothrace, the original Nike goddess), ancient castles, Arc de Triomphe, Marie Antoinette’s holding cell, et al.

This is my first summer in 3 years I haven’t been able to watch the Tour de France daily. Sigh. GO CVV (current boyfriend of the moment is in 3rd place in the overall GC).

BTW, the Nike Paris has some pretty sweet TdF gear. And so much more soccer football stuff. But again, the Euro conversion just made things downright depressing.

Back in The City, with some last ditch half marathon training efforts. Mike came down from the bean to eat dumplings with me. Decided that New York bagels have magical hangover healing powers. Still have not gotten paid. You know, the usual.

on. notice.

June 25, 2008

on notice!

This is even better than the threatdown..

The current On Notice/Dead to me list can be found here. And by current, that really means like, a few months ago in Boston.. where all the website files are.

QOTD: and while you’re looking, you have to say “well all my clothes will fit in this closet, but where will my boyfriend’s stuff go?” -Shannon, on me being on House Hunters

danahead in paris
Paris in T-minus one week.


December 24, 2007

Life at home:

“Kevin’s the lawyer, Jenny can be the doctor, and Dana.. well, Dana can be the indian chief.” -Mom


August 9, 2007

Skybil: Do you have any posterboard?
DP: Only black posterboard leftover from my peeps diorama.

Completely normal.