Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007

We Love Boobs: 2007 Seattle 3-Day

Yes we do. Team DD walked a strong 3 Day journey into the heart of south Seattle and back. 60 miles of water, nuun, pitstops, blisters, honks, stories, mountains, boob jokes and honeybuckets. The whole Seattle chapter raised 6.4 million dollars (announced at closing ceremonies) and will probably have raised even more once they can tally in all the donations.

H, K and A did an incredibly amazing job by raising a ridiculous amount of money and then willingly participated in a grueling 2.3 marathon walk. I can't even spell sykstee miles let alone walk it. One mile before the end H became incredibly dizzy, weak and shaky. A tri-med team put her in an ambulance and took her to the end with K by her side. That's a true best friend.

After making it back to the Seattle Center, H was able to rest on a cot, get some water and pee 14 times (where else is 60+ ounces of water supposed to go?) Luckily A called M and we were able to find the group in the holding area and visit them. H was feeling slightly better by show time, gathered up her strength and was able to walk out with her teammates. The closing ceremonies were emotional, heartfelt and honest. As M put it afterwards, this is how everything should be. M and I are already planning our plans for what we plan to do next year. Get ready for twenty-0 eight Seattle 3-day-ers!

On a slightly lighter note, here are some interesting links.

#1. It should be noted that I do not condone, nor condemn graffitii, nor do I know the true meaning of the words condone or condemn.
#2. This is real and real scary/crazy.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Your next anniversary gift is...

So, my coworker is traveling on business and is missing his 4th wedding anniversary. According to him, his wife did not say anything about it and waited for him to figure it out on his own. Devious...

That got me thinking... what is the 4th year anniversary gift 'supposed' to be. I thought I remembered that the first year is paper, and I'm sure there was gold in there somewhere, probably the 50th or something like that. Naturally I checked wikipedia and other internet sources.

There are 2-3 catagories for the anniversary gifting. First you have traditional (you have the american and brittish) and secondly you have the modern gifts. The fourth gift on the modern gift list is actually appliances. Which is ridiculous. Happy anniversary, here is a blender or dishwasher.

You can check out the list here. Or here.

My personal favorite is the 44th anniversary gift of groceries.

Oh, by the way a few weeks ago a German man said "gesundheit" to me when I sneezed. I thought it was appropriate.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007