Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I'm still alive. In pictures.

Hi dudes.  I hope you're doing well.  I am doing....ok.  A LOT has happened in the past couple weeks so this post will just serve to update you.  You know...if you care.  (hi mom?).

1) I moved.  Back to Orange County!  I love the OC.   The good news is that my roommate is a lot of fun.  Also, she has a big dog.  Also, the place is probably the nicest place I've ever lived (that is not saying much but still).  And the view is great.


Also, the pool is great.  There goes my excuse for not doing a triathlon due to lack of water facilities!

I am excited to be back with my running friends in the OC as well!

2) Car:  I got a new one one!  Well ok I sort of got a new one.  My mom has had two cars for a while (since my dad passed away) and I finally convinced her to let me ship out car #2 from Virginia.  It's a 2002 but now I have automatic locks.  And no one can take that piece of beautiful automation from me!

3) A Promotion:  I also got one of these at work.  It was really great because it happened about ten days after my breakup and really helped me to get through the week.

4) A Nephew: One more thing I'm lucky enough to have!  My sister in law unexpectedly gave birth last week to a beautiful baby boy.  I think this anecdotally says how I feel:

To me, most baby pictures look the same (sorry parents.  Janae's baby is the one exception for me).  It's just not that exciting to me.  But when I saw the first picture of my nephew I thought, now that is ONE CUTE BABY.  I love him already!

I can't wait to travel to New York to meet little Theo.

5) Google:  I got to go to Google headquarters for work.  This feels silly to mention but I mean...I've always wanted to go.
You know what though?  They closed the cafeteria at 2 pm so I never got to eat dessert!  Sadz.  

6) Online Dating:  I'm on it as of this morning.  I've been trying to convince myself to do this for a couple weeks but the main impetus was finding out that yesterday (while at Google) my ex is now dating his lady friend from our relationship and not trying to hide it at all.  At first I didn't care and then I wanted to stab myself in the eye because I moved out THREE WEEKS AGO. But you know, I'll continue moving on I'm better off and all other things  blah blah blah (insert cliche even though I still want to still stab myself in the eye).

The most hilarious email I got via online dating today was someone looking for me to hook them up with an ecommerce job.  Imagine that conversation with HR if I tried to follow through:

"Where did you find this guy?  LinkedIn?"

"Nah man, Match."

7)  Running:  I'm getting back into workouts.  Sort of.  I think I'm going to run a 10k on the 4th of July as a fun run with friends!  Also, Mizuno sent me this beauty today:  It's the Wave Sayonara!   The Sayonara is a lightweight trainer with a slightly lower heel drop than a traditional shoe (10 mm).

It has a tall order to match up with the Wave Elixir that is being discontinued (and is my FAVORITE shoe ever).   But I am excited to try it out and run fast in it.   And it's hot, let's face it.


Now what will end up being hotter, my online dating prospects or my runs in the Wave Sayonara?  Well, you'll have to stay tuned.  The best is yet to come, my friends.

Well, at least The Most Ridiculous Stories Are Yet To Come.  That, I can promise you.

13 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you're doing ok. And I'm jealous of the Sayonaras - I need to buy a pair and try them out so I can decide if they're a worthy Precisions replacement too, and I need to so it soon so that I can stock up on the Precisions if need be!

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    1. Yup exactly. I need to figure out whether I'm a convert or whether I need to buy all Elixirs still on planet earth!

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  2. Congratulations on the promotion and the power locks!! And glad to hear everything else seems to be on the up and up.

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  3. Awww, Theo is a cute name! Congrats to your family and you on the little one! One plus of LinkedIn as a dating site would be that you know these ppl have jobs, and you pretty much know their resume. Unless they are lying about stuff, of course. Congrats on everything else, too! What an eventful few weeks, whew!

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  4. Power locks make everything better don't they? And more OC runs in the future right?

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    1. But of course, my dear. Hope your move went well!

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  5. Wow so much positivity. I actually like it & have nothing snarky to say... just "Go you!!!!"

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    1. I didn't realize how positive this post was until I published it. Truth be told I feel like shit 20% of the time but objectively times are good!

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  6. Which 10k??? I'm spectating #1's first xc race that day, but I want to live vicariously.

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    1. Whoa #1 is doing XC? Crazy. You definitely need to watch her. I think it's in pacific palisades which is like a world away so I don't know what I'm thinking.

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  7. Online dating. Welcome to the disaster...haha.

    I've always wanted to see Google!

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  8. OMG OMG I did match for a month. One of the "interested" guys ended up being a dad at my kids' school which definitely tripped me out. I wish you all the best. You are spectacular.

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  9. For some reason your blog disappeared from my feed and I'm just now seeing posts again. Anywho... Met my husband on match. First dude I went on a date with. I did go out with a few others...ugh, horrendous, but all in all a good experience. Enjoy your new freedom and promotion!

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