Friday Fire and Stoned

Last night MacGyver and I pulled another dead tree limb out of our huge oak tree.  It’s the third one this week due to the nightly thunderstorms that we’ve been having.  I don’t mind the thunderstorms or the fact that we have to clean up branches all summer.  It’s just a huge pain in the ass trying to find out how to dispose of them what with my ongoing war with the garbage men.

garbage men

Fortunately the limb that fell most recently was already dead and had been for some time which meant if we cut it all up we could burn it in the fire pit and that was a good thing because all of my trash cans were already full with brush.  (You’re welcome garbage man.)  There are only two things I like more than burning brush in Florida smack dab in the middle of summer and that’s going to the dentist and having minor surgery because yeah, it’s that bad.

This morning I decided the best way to start my day would be with a nice five mile walk but instead of going to the park like I have been doing this week, I decided to walk a few miles in my neighborhood first.  There is one particular area with a big house in the center of a circle.  If you walk around the circle it’s about a half mile so I decided to go that way.  Typically I never walk that way early in the morning which is why I was surprised to see several roofers around their cars having their morning cigarettes, coffee and soda.

They were working on the house in the center so there was no way around them and the smell of the smoke was horrible.  It was like a dead animal or a skunk and I looked over toward two of the roofers and noticed it looked like they were smoking thin cigars.  Anyway, I had planned on walking around twice which would be 1 mile but the stench was so bad that I headed toward the park instead.

I walked around Kapok Park for a half a mile or so and I began to feel a bit dizzy.  I felt like maybe my blood sugar was low and I was trying to remember if I had eaten any sugar the night before.   It was really weird though because typically once my blood sugar gets low I get dizzy and then shaky.  I didn’t feel shaky at all just very relaxed.  After about ten minutes I felt completely normal again.

It was strange but I couldn’t really think about it because I was starving…………and then it hit me.

contact high

Those weren’t cigarettes at all!  Holy shit, I had a contact high from all the smoke.  I wondered if anyone else knew what was going on.  I mean, the cloud of smoke was insane.  Surely someone else smelled it and knew what they were doing.  How could I not know?  Was I clueless?  I’ve been a teenager, I’ve gone to concerts, I should have known!  I can’t believe I didn’t realize it.  So, I decided to go back the same way, strictly for scientific reasons but by the time I got back they were already working on the roof.

And with that, I have to run.  Gotta feed my peacock who’s knocking on the door.  It should be an awesome weekend, I’ve already started it out with a bong, I mean, a bang!

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever smelled or seen while out running or walking?

A bra that can fix your posture and some other things.

It’s Thursday, time for me to reflect and take a look at some of the things that have inspired me recently or piqued my interest, so much so in fact that I like to share.  Here we go.

I love reading the instagrams, tweets, and blogs of Olympians.  When you need a little motivation, who better to get inspiration from than some Olympic athletes.

OlympianCheck out these 13 fitness pics/tweets/instagrams from some Rio bound athletes.

Do you tend to get a little obsessed with the number on your scale?  I will be the first to admit that I do.  I know better but it still gets me and if I’m not careful it can sabotage me.  I found this article very motivating and it reminded me just how unimportant the scale really is.

awesome absAnd besides, did you see her abs?  Holy shit!  Click here to read the full article.

I’m always looking for ways to style my longish hair without spending a ton of time doing so.  I like to look high maintenance with low maintenance effort.  When I saw how gorgeous this girls hair is, I was instantly jealous.

beautiful hairBut then I found out, she got that look with kitchen sponges.  For real.  With my OCD that is the one thing I have tons of.  I’m going to try it this weekend and I’ll let y’all know how it works.  Click here to learn how to do it yourself.

Do you ever read the best of craigslist ads?  Some of them are hilarious, like this one that I just saw yesterday.  I’m not sure if it’s serious or sarcastic but then she does have the massive Golbat tattoo.

Since discovering how badly my back is jacked up, I’ve been looking for anything I can get my hands on to help me strengthen my back and correct my posture and improve my imbalances.  I recently saw an article about a bra that helps correct posture.  A. BRA!

posture fixing braI’ve ordered it.  I’ll let you know.  If you want to know more, you can read about it here.

This lady is amazing and not because she can dance like someone half her age or even because of her age, she’s turning 98 very soon…..

oldest yoga teacherNo, Tao Porchon-Lynch is amazing for so much more, including the fact that at almost 98 she is the World’s oldest yoga teacher still teaching up to 8 classes a week.

Now that is inspirational!

Tell me about something that inspired you recently.

WTF Wednesday, it’s Squirtle’s fault.

I had every intention of updating yesterday, I really did.  I got up, got dressed, and walked out the door bright and early.  I went out for a five mile walk and as I walked I played Pokemon Go and that’s when the trouble started.

I went on a bender.

Pokemon Go bender

A Pokemon Go bender!

Pokemon Go froze up about a mile in and I had to restart it at least 4 times.  It wasn’t going too good and I hadn’t found that many pokemon.  Because my bag was full the pokestops weren’t giving me all that many experience points but it all changed at a pokestop when someone put out a lure.  I found a Machop and then an oddish and finally a pidgey in a very short time.  I had to have more.  I needed rare ones.  I hatched an egg and a Squirtle was born.  I couldn’t go back.  I had to go on.  I had to have more.

Before I knew it I had missed an early conference call, forgot to go to the bank and I was late for an early afternoon meeting.  OOPS.  The good news is that I’m almost at level 15 and I’ve got over 60 pokemon.  So, worth it!

We have a mud jeep that we take to the cabin when we want to go 4-wheelin.  We also have ATV’s and motorcycles which is why MacGyver decided he didn’t really need mud tires for his truck anymore and he asked me to put them on Craigslist to sell.

They’re hardly used and in great shape so MacGyver said sell them for 400 bucks and make sure you say cash only.  So, I posted this:

craiglist adI got my first reply this morning:

Stupid people

I should have kept playing Pokemon Go…


WTF, it must be Wednesday!

Have you ever advertised something on Craigslist?