WTF Wednesday, that time the peacocks attacked me.

First things first, Happy Birthday to my baby brother! The kid who used to stay up with me, all hours of the night, playing Frogger on the old Nintendo system. I sure do miss those days. (I also pretty much gave away the fact that we’re old.)


Those graphics….we used to thing they were something back in the day!

And now back to our regularly scheduled blog post.

I try not to look at the weather forecast because it’s always the same, hot and humid, but this week I heard there was a storm out in the Atlantic so I took a look and holy cold front, have you seen this?

weather forecast
84 as a high and 68 as a low, yes please!  I was so excited by the forecast that I woke up determined to run outside this morning but I forgot that the lower temperatures don’t arrive until Saturday.

Currently we’re sporting these temps:

current weather

Not too bad, somewhat tolerable

I headed out anyway determined to get in a good run. And by good, I mean at least 5 or 6 miles.

The run started off just fine. It wasn’t too terribly hot and it was still a bit dark. As the sun started to rise I finished my first mile. It was slow but otherwise fine. As I started the second mile I rounded a corner and ran smack dab into these guys:

Mama Peacock
Except there were about 40 of them, white ones too, and a lot of babies. I wish I had a picture of what ensued next, but it looked a lot like this:

Attacked by fowl

Just imagine that’s a peacock about twice the size, and picture my face, and then me screaming, yeah, that would be accurate.

Don’t they realize I’m the bitch who feeds their sorry asses on the reg?  Where do they think they’re gonna eat now?  That attack was clearly fowl!  (See what I did there?)

Anyway, after finally getting the peacock’s off of me, (there were two bastards who did not want to leave me alone) I continued on.

I ran down a street that I wouldn’t normally run on and I think I was so happy to be away from the peacock’s that I wasn’t paying close attention to the sidewalk below because if I had been I would have seen that it looked similar to this:

uneven sidewalk

This is not the actual sidewalk but it’s a very good representation.

Now, in case you don’t know me, I’m not the most graceful girl on the planet. Some might even go so far as to say that I’m clumsy.  MacGyver calls me a ‘walking disaster’ but whatever the case, the inevitable was bound to happen.

And it looked almost like this:

tripping on a sidwalk
BOOM, face plant.  Yep, I did.

Fortunately for me, the only damage was to my thumb.

thumb injury

Typing is going to be a real treat for the next few days.

After the face plant I decided that I should probably just end the run right there.  I did manage to get in 3 slow miles though so that’s better than nothing.

When I got home I noticed that my new armband was getting a bit stinky. I decided to wash it but first I had to look for the washing instructions.

And then I found them…

washing instructions
Ummmm, well, ummmm, wha, what the hell does that even mean?

Some days you can’t win for losing.  I think it’s probably in my best interest not to leave the house for the rest of the day.  Is it Wednesday already? WTF?  It IS Wednesday!

Your turn, spill it, tell me one of your WTF moments from the week.

The first person to ever run a marathon died…..he died.

Happy National Coffee Day y’all!

free coffee

If you head out to Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme or Wawa today, you can score a cup of free coffee!  FREE!

coffee good

I had an entire post I wanted to share with you guys about dehydration and thyroid medication and some other relevant things but then I saw a video and it made me want to go out and run. 

In fact, it motivated me so much I thought to myself why not just share the damn video today?  Yeah, so without further ado, here ya go….

You already have your running shoes on, don’t you?

What motivates you to run?
Are you going to get some free coffee today?

Notes on my door, moons and manatees.

Can you believe it’s Monday already? Dang, the weekend just flew by but that’s what happens when you’re busy have shit tons of fun!

So in case you didn’t know, we were in Nokomis for the weekend. On Friday night MacGyver installed our new amplified HDTV Antenna that we bought for the house. Now we get like 55 channels or something FOR FREE!  So, you can go suck it cable.

On Saturday morning we got up and turned the TV on and guess what was on…

HR PufnStuf
That my friends is H.R. PufNStuf, which is probably one of the greatest kids shows ever made. In case you haven’t seen it, you can watch full episodes online here.

Unfortunately, MacGyver and I didn’t have time to watch it on Saturday morning because one of the largest communities in Venice was hosting its bi-annual garage sale and with over 70 homes participating, we had some serious bargain hunting to do.

We shopped for a few hours and then headed home for lunch. I went out to the dock and was shocked to find the water this high….

water levels

Typically it’s about 1-2 feet lower..

MacGyver said it was a good sign that the fish were biting and that we had to get out there so we hopped in the boat. We decided not to take Boomer because the heat is not good for him, but Hank refused to stay home. That dog loves to fish more than I do.

fishing dachshund

Shhhh, I’m spotting bait. I need quiet people, QUIET!

MacGyver was correct. The fishing was stellar and even more so because I caught more fish than MacGyver. That always makes the trip a little extra fun, just sayin.

When we got home I went to get a special treat for Boomer and I found a note on my car. It’s the second note that I’ve gotten from this couple who are looking for the previous owners of our house. I found the first note a few weeks ago. They slipped it through the mail slot on the front door. It basically said:

Hey Lisa & Brain,
This is Debbie and Earl.
We came by to see if you still live here. If you do please call us at 407- XXX – XXXX.

I threw the note away because I figured when they didn’t get a reply they would realize that Lisa & Brain have moved and do not live there anymore.

Obviously not. The second note read:

Hey Lisa & Brain,
If this is you, me and Earl was looking for you. Give us a call at 407- xxx – xxxx.

I told my Mom about the note and she said I should just call and let them know that Lisa and Brain do not live there anymore, a thought which never occurred to me because, well, I’m obviously socially awkward. I figured the next best thing would be to reply to the note.

So, after several rough drafts, I replied with the following:

Hello Debbie and Earl,
We are the current homeowners. Lisa and Brain no longer live here. They haven’t lived here in over 3 years. They have moved away.    We do not know their current location but good luck in the search.  Also, it is entirely possible that he had an identity crisis, because rumor has it that Brain is now Brian.
Kindest Regards,
The current homeowners.

I stuck the note on the door as we were leaving.

Y’all may already know that the reason the water was so high in our canal and the reason the fishing was so good was because the tides are abnormally high during the full moon, but they were exceptionally high and there was a reason.

In case you didn’t know, on Sunday night for the first time in 30 years, we had a super moon with a full lunar eclipse. The result is a super large blood moon. I really wanted to see it and I was disappointed that the cloudy skies prevented it.

However, Nasa has many pictures on their website and you can view them here.

So, I may have missed the amazing Super Blood Moon but I did get a picture of the most glorious sunrise on Sunday morning before my run:

And then MacGyver sent me this picture which he apparently took from the boat at the exact same time.

Florida Sunrise
He may have been fishing and I may have been running but we both looked at the sunrise and took a picture at the same time. You can go ahead and say Ahhhhhhhhhhh now, it’s okay.

And did you know that on Sunday we had the exact same hours of daylight and dark? Exactly 12 hours of each. Cool, right?  (Sorry but I geek out on these kinds of things.)

You know what else I geek out on?   Manatees.

While I was in Englewood taking care of a few things yesterday, I sat the water hose down on the edge of the dock and it just happened to be the same time the manatees came for fresh water!


manatees drinkingmanatee

manatee lips and teeth
It was such a cool moment that I almost didn’t get a picture.  Bet you’re glad that I did.

What did you do this weekend?
Did you get to see the super blood moon?