Thursday, October 30, 2008

I hate to run.

After this weekend, I will only run when being chased. Why do I let my sister talk me into these things? Why do I come from a psychotically competitive family?

Well, I'm off to New York tomorrow to run that silly marathon on Sunday.

I hope this isn't me:

I KNOW this will be me:

I am taking a camera with me on the run, so, be prepared for some hilarous pictures. There are over 40,000 runners for 26.2 miles. There will be 2 million spectators and 100 bands along the route. Yes, they will all see my pitiful running.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I've waited years for this!

Yay! I finally got to see New Kids On The Block again! I am completely aging myself by writing this, but, it's been 20 years since I first saw NKOTB. They were my very first concert. My sister and a friend of hers drove my best friend and I down to Indianapolis for the concert. Oh, the memories. I loved Joey McIntyre....I may have even written "Mrs. Jennifer McIntyre" in my notebook over and over again. Others will say that they were meant to be with Joey, but, he was MINE.

The concert was as fantastic as I remember from 1988. They sang their old songs exactly the same way (directly to me, of course). They did add a little crotch-grabbing to be able to keep up with the times. And, some crazy lady threw her bra on-stage. Before you ask, no, it was not me. I went to see Justin Timberlake a year ago and this concert put his to shame. I have never seen so many late-20 to early 30-somethings going crazy like that. We had no shame. There was yelling and belting out the words like we were on stage with the boys.

Can you spot the lone male in this picture? Everyone else....female.

Sweet Jordan can still hit those high notes.

Have to save this picture for last. Oh, Joey.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Adventures of Flat Batman - Part 1

I have taken over this blog, so, you can see the adventures that I've been on lately.

Let me explain where I came from: I decided to pick a child who would take me places and have adventures and see things through their eyes. I thought a great place to start this adventure would be at the airport. Adventure city, right? However, I was given to an "adult". Why would an adult get a kid's meal at McDonald's? They have adult sizes for pete's sake! So, I was given as a toy to some chick from Boston and then stolen from her by this girl whose blog I have hacked. I made a four day trip to Lake Tahoe for a wedding and saw many things. Below are some photos of my adventure:

When I arrived at the house where the "people" were staying, I was given a "Welcome to Tahoe" bag. Inside was chapstick, silly string, candy, granola bar, lotion, and a travel mug with some cool photos (or so the "people" said). There were other great things in the bag, but, I didn't see/eat/use any of it. The "people" took it all!

I went to see the "Fanny Bridge" the first night. It's called the Fanny Bridge because when you're driving by it, all you see are butts because everyone is looking over the side of it. Apparently, there are salmon that come and "do their thing" there. I wouldn't know....I am batman and do not care for fish.

In this photo, I am looking out across Lake Tahoe trying to figure out how long it would take me to fly across it. Oh wait, I don't really fly.....hhhmmm....this will take some planning.

I thought I'd show my "robot" dancing skills in this photo.

Those mad dancing skills came after many this one.

There was a party the second I said, there was a wedding taking place. I wanted to try the white cake. Somehow, I ended up on top of the cake, I blame those pesky drinks.

I even tried to take a bath. But, I didn't have thumbs, so, I couldn't turn the nozzle on.

This guy thought I was cool....he wanted to be a superhero like me. I told him to get a haircut. Superheroes are ALWAYS put together.

I decided to go for a bike ride on Sunday.

I had to point a young child in the right direction. Somehow, he was on the trail by himself. However, he did pass up the "people" that I was riding with. He looked to be about five years old. It was embarrassing for the "people" to be passed by such a young child. I wanted to go off on adventures with him, but, he was too fast and they couldn't catch him.

On the way back to the house, I thought I'd give a belly rub to an adorable dog that was on the sidewalk.

I had to help the "people" get ready for the wedding. Not sure how they could put on the make-up without me....especially since they had a couple of drinks while getting ready.

Here I am on the aisle. Some people across the aisle looked at me weirdly and I had to give them my "Superhero Eye". They did not look at me again.

I made sure there were no kinks or problems for this nice couple's wedding. They are forever in my debt.

I needed fuel....reviewed the menu and took over the ordering.

I am excellent at ordering....of course. Look at this appetizer....I ate all the avocado stuffed with crab.

I also started to get my drink on again.

And, the final pose....again on a cake. It was good.

I have other adventures from my trip....this is only part 1. I am going to hack this blog soon and show you the rest. Stay tuned.


Abigail Nicole

We went down to Mart this weekend to meet my new niece, Abigail. She was born on September 29th and weighed in at 7 lbs, 1 oz. I haven't been around a newborn in awhile and forgot how tiny they are! She slept most of the time we were at my brother's house, but, I did get a couple of pictures with her eyes open. Enjoy!

Eric so wanted a boy....we're all glad it was a girl. I think he's a little freaked in this photo.

Jen bonding with Abigail.

Cameron and Abigail (I think we caught her in mid-yawn).

Sweet Danielle holding her little sister.

Jackson is a pro! I think he wants a little sister.

Colin was not interested in his new cousin. He was more interested in playing with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle & motorcycle that his Uncle Eric & Aunt Jen gave him for his birthday. He also told his mom that she could look at the new baby, but, was not allowed to "pet" her.