Thursday things I’m thinking about

Am I the only person who cracks up when a parent uses technology?  I mean I’m sure the Kid laughs his butt off most every time I ask him for tech support but for some reason the funniest person ever to use technology is my mother.

facetiming with mom

That meme above is completely legit, it’s what I see when I facetime with my mom.  Every. Single. Time.

Last year when she went with me to visit the Kid, the Kid showed her how to use Siri.  And now she thinks Siri is her best friend.  She uses it incessantly.  I tried to teach her other things like how to use different apps, apps like Waze for traffic, but that didn’t work out.

She didn’t like it.  And it was almost as bad as teaching her how to use her computer.

mom and siri

But the most annoying thing is when I ask her something.  Instead of the typical mom advice that I’m used to getting, you know that sweet sound advice you really need, she tells me to ‘Google it’.  What the hell mom?

How well do your parents understand, the google?  

Can your parents facetime with you and actually show you their entire face?

You always have to pay the man!

I am in the process of writing my review of the Motiv Ring for y’all.  I wanted to post it today but I just didn’t have the time to finish it last night.  My Mom is coming to town and I’ve got to get things ready.

should i mop

Typically when she comes I have everything in place and cleaned and I’m all ready for the visit but this month has been crazy and I’m all over the place hence the reason that I’m not prepared.

Well, there’s that and the fact that I’m hiding from the mailman who is trying to find me to arrest me and put me in jail because apparently when you’re hosting the annual neighborhood garage sale you have to place the flyers in the newspaper slot or on the door, not in the mailbox!


That’s what I get for trying to do something nice for the community, God forbid I leave out the man.  I guess the fact that I paid 67 dollars to send a priority package yesterday which, by the way cost more to send than I paid for the actual present doesn’t matter, huh?

Check back tomorrow for my review of the Motiv Ring!  I’ll probably be in a better mood by then too or in white collar crime prison.  Is that really even a thing?

Is there even a bike out there for me?

The good news is that the depression that was found less than a mile and a half from my house is stable and not a sinkhole.

runny sinkhole

But it’s okay to drive on it….sure!

I still don’t trust the area and I’ll be avoiding it for the meantime. I don’t care what the scientist say.

I’m still walking every morning because I don’t want to risk injuring myself and I want to be completely better before I start seriously training for a marathon in late fall.  I’m not walking far however, MacGyver and I have ridden our bikes for two nights in a row.  That’s almost a record.  I mean, I’m trying to love my bike because I know MacGyver loves his, but yeah, no.  I just don’t.

Perhaps if I had this bike, I’d be more apt to get out there.


I do like the color, it’s pretty sweet right?  Obviously color is very important when choosing a bike.  No really it is.  I always fret when I’m picking out a new bike or even accessories because the wrong color can be catastrophic.

If you don’t believe me maybe you should take a look at this.

bike fail


I think I’m just destined to be a runner but I’ll still try because I like doing things with MacGyver.  And there’s also the added bonus of someone paying attention to what I do because obviously, I am easily distracted.

a penny

Yep, been there.  If it weren’t for MacGyver I would have gotten run over at least twice in the past two days.

MacGyver has been looking for some new bikes for us and he keeps mentioning names to me, but I seriously have no clue about any models or makes and what’s good and what isn’t.

I already have a three wheeled bike, 2 beach cruisers, and a cheap Wal-mart mountain bike and I like them all the same.  Notice I didn’t say love. And if you’re wondering why I have so many, garage sales.  What I need is a bike for runners.

Runner's bike

That’s not exactly what I had in mind but if we could replace those shoes with some Brooks Launch 4’s, well, I’d be on board.

Do you like to bike?  How often do you do it?  Do you bike and run and if so how often do you do each?