random friday facts

1. I can't sleep with socks on.

2. Having the hiccups makes me really angry.

3. There is a mouse living behind the washing machine, and he is smarter than several different kinds of mouse traps.

4. I changed my mind a lot in college, but eventually graduated with the same major I started out in.

5. I like that my smoothie is pink.

6. When I first moved to DC, I was mad because I liked it so much I thought I could live here forever.  I wished I had moved other places first and settled here.  Now I don't think that anymore.

7. In any situation, I really appreciate good manners.

8. I think white spandex is a terrible invention.

9. Sometimes I worry about who is going to take care of me when I'm old.

10. My favorite kind of tea is Earl Gray (decaf).

11. When something makes me laugh, I repeat it over and over.

12. There is no peace like waking up with a puppy snoring in your ear.

13. I bought calcium chews and glucosamine this morning.  I'm getting old.

14. It's been so nice to ride outside this week.  I can't wait to get back out to Skyline Drive and do a few hours of 8mph climbing.

15. IMCdA is four months from today.

16. Right now, Sofie is doing what's called "blowing her coat," probably for the first time in her life.  This much hair comes off of her 4-5 times a day, every day.
17. I think you can tell how good or bad my day was by what I cook for dinner, and whether or not there is music playing in the kitchen.

18. My goggles have been leaking for weeks.  I bought a new pair, and those were leaky, so I exchanged them for another pair, and THOSE were leaky, so I exchanged them for another pair, and now I'm afraid to try them out.

19. I think I could eat pancakes every day.

20. I like obnoxiously-colored workout gear.  

21. I only own one pair of dress pants, and they are too big.

22. We are terrible about recycling, but now that we have the big blue bins, I am trying to be better about it.

Happy Friday, friends!  Leave me something random about you or let me know if you RFF'd!


  1. #15: ahhhhhhhhhhh

    oh, and i'm totally with you on the socks.

  2. I first read #12 as, "There is no peace like waking up with a puppy snoring in your CAR." I thought...what the hell is she doing sleeping in her car? Ha.

  3. We are also terrible at recycling which is something that makes me feel horribly guilty but, at the same time, I'm too lazy to actually do anything to fix. Let me know if you come up with a good "lazy-man's recycling" solution.

  4. #3 - Maybe you need to add a cat to the crazy???

    #12 - It is far better than the other end ending up in your face.

    4 months!!!!!

  5. Sophie is so soft! Will she stay that way?

  6. 1. Yes to no socks!

    6. I could move away from DC at any minute and not blink. Not so much a fan, just here for the work....

    13. I just picked up Flexamin last night on my way home. I'm now wicked old.

    22. I *maybe* put my recyling bin out once a month. Oops.

  7. I can't sleep with socks on either!
    That means 4 months from today is my birthday! Did I mention you are doing your Ironman on my birthday?

  8. #1 I can't sleep with socks on either. Thats just nasty!

    4 months! woot! woot!

  9. I regularly sleep with socks on because I'm always cold! But more often then not Spike finds them on the floor beside the bed or tangled in the sheets because half way through the night I get hot and take them off.

    Dude how on earth do you deal with that much shedding?!?!?

    RFF: I gave up junk food for Lent and I'm doing surprisingly well so far!

  10. LOL, at least you didn't get the senior discount when you bought the calcium chews and glucosamine. I can't believe I used to drink instant coffee!!!!!

  11. I am sneezing my head off and my eyes are watering just looking at that photo! And white spandex. . . ew!

  12. OMG.... 4 months til CdA!!!! I didn't' even realize that til I read your post! I better start swimming more....

    ps I also hate white spandex. And white tights. I saw the Nutcraker once and the main dude was wearing white tights and let's just say I couldn't take my eyes off it.

  13. LOVE PANCAKES. Tomorrow morning sweet potato-choco chip pancakes.

    Who wears socks to sleep in? Why would you do that?

    4 months away to the day.....yee-haa!

    Thanks for the reminder that I need to get vitamins.

  14. Hooray for Earl Gray! My random fact: When the cats and dogs wake me up too early because they want to be fed I will stay in bed even if I can't sleep, just because I'm pissed off. Take that puppies!

  15. I think the big blue bin will transform how you look at recycling.

  16. Since I discovered compression socks and got Raynaud's, I sleep with them because I always feel cold anyway. Plus, compression socks are good for you.

    For the mouse, I suggest peanut butter cups on a traditional mouse trap. I managed to decimate a family of 8 like this. Good luck! I know how stressful it is.

    And good luck for CdA too. 4 months go by fast.

    I really enjoy your blog. I am planning to do an Ironman next year or the one after, depending on how my body decides to recover from one or more marathons this year. You are an inspiration.

  17. I actually don't have a problem with white spandex. it can be a bit revealing if you sweat really hard, but that's about it.

  18. I never used to be able to sleep in socks, but lately I am so cold at night sometimes (in particular on swim nights) that I leave a pair of woolies on. That makes me think *I* am getting old!

  19. #16 That's A LOT of fur! You could make a whole new dog in a few days.,
    #18 Have you ever considered maybe it's not the goggles? Maybe your FACE is leaking? Something to think about.

  20. That's nuts that your dog is shedding that much. Every summer I want to buzz my golden, but my wife won't let me.


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