(Sincerest of apologies as this may be more of a rant rather than an informative blog post…)
We learned this in kindergarten, right? Why all do adults now seem to forget or ignore this simple rule? The DC area is filled with crosswalks. The kind of crosswalks without a stop lights or stop signs connected to them. It is my contention that the safety conscious “Yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk” law has mutated into a very dangerous “Stop immediately and abruptly for pedestrians who look like they may have a slight inkling to cross the road at some time in the future”.
Continue reading Look Both Ways Before Crossing the Street
I have been dating BF for two months. He is awesome, crazy in a good way, and generous. Last Tuesday he dropped by my house unexpectedly with a present. How sweet! I was in my room drinking wine and preparing for my Wednesday morning clients and afternoon piano students — talk about multitasking.
BF: “I just saw this and wanted you to have it”
ME: Eyes immediately drawn to the neon pink-green wrapping paper and bag “Aw, thanks, you really shouldn’t have!” (Wait, I know that bag…)
Continue reading My Boyfriend Bought Me a Lilly Pulitzer Dress and I Flipped the EFF Out
Names changed to protect the innocent…
5) I went out with Dan who worked as a lab tech in a doctor’s office. Yes, a normal western medicine doc’s office. Halfway thru our first drink at Galaxy Hut in Clarendon he confessed the fact that his real passion was Reiki massage (massage without touching) and he then Reiki’d the heck out of my hand for 5 loooong minutes. Awkward!
Continue reading TOP 5 First Date Stories of Ridiculousness
“Things I’m grateful for and airing of grievances” …Mostly good stuff!
Continue reading Bike Trip Thanksgiving and Festivus
“Did you really eat all that grossness?”
Well yes and no. Nutrition was tough but we did our best.
I ate something every 2 hours. Jacob would go a bit longer.
Jacob and I cooked oatmeal and instant coffee for breakfast almost every morning. I put a scoop of protein powder in my oatmeal and sometimes added a cut-up apple when available.
Continue reading Nutrition during The Ride
“What was the hardest part of the ride?”
After “Why the heck did you do this?” it is the most popular question I receive about the ride.
I can’t pick one hard part so here are my top 3 hardest days:
Continue reading Bike trip – “Hardest part”
On our run this morning, Melinda and I saw some nice sidewalk-chalking. This is not the first time we’ve seen similar artwork. In fact, 75% of the times we run our George Mason/Lexington route (together or separately about once a week), the art is there. George, who are you? (And do you have two single brothers for us to date?) Here are our thoughts:
Continue reading Sidewalk Chalking George
Bike Day 1 thru 46 is the story of the most awesome adventure of my 33 years. Cross Country Craziness was a self supported 46 day 3400 mile 2 man cross country bike ride from Arlington VA to Cayucos CA. Epic!
Continue reading Bike Day Zero and THANK YOU
Victory lap to the Pacific!
My body must have sensed that the end was near because my immune system took the night off. I had a fever, chills and cold sweats overnight. I didn’t sleep well and felt tired and feverish in the morning.
Continue reading Bike Day 46