Welcome to Decorators Anonymous….

Happy Friday y’all!  Today is turning out to be the best day ever!  Seriously, you just have no idea.  I’m beyond the moon excited.  Let’s just go ahead and dive in.

First, tomorrow is this little guy’s big day, he’s turning 7.

Hank the Tank

He’s adorable and full of attitude and I love him like crazy.    And yes, we’re having a little party for him.  Just me, MacGyver, Boomer and Woody are attending.  It’s a small affair, nothing too big.  We wouldn’t want the neighbors to think we were crazy or anything.  Besides, we’ll take them all leftover doggie cake later in the day.

side eye

Uh, did that neighbor just bring us doggie cake?

Did anyone else have to Google the word Dotard?  I have no shame in telling you that I did.  I will readily admit that Kim Jong Un actually taught me a new word.  He also reminded me of the definition of another one: Megalomaniac.

megalomaniac

Last night I spent 15 minutes in the Walmart parking lot trying to figure out what was wrong with my car.  If you follow me on Instagram, you already know the answer.  It was just one of my stupid human tricks.  Apparently, I’ve got lots of them.

Today is actually the first day of fall.  I’m so excited for new TV shows!  Oh my God, that makes me sound so old!  But seriously, the Mick, new episodes and new episodes of Stranger Thngs and new episodes of The Walking Dead and the list goes on and on and on……

And I wish we didn’t have all of the sticks and debris still laying at the edge of our lawn because I want to start decorating for Halloween already.  I know it’s early but I’m going to go ahead and do it this weekend.  Even though it isn’t any cooler really, it makes me think it is.

Besides, I love decorations.  Halloween isn’t as exciting as Christmas but it’s still a fun holiday and I love to decorate.  I get a little carried away though.  I always say, ‘Oh no really, I’m going simple this year.  I’ll just pop a few pumpkins or some hay by the front door.’  And this is what I have in mind.

Halloween

Understated Elegance, right?

Or maybe even adding this:

Halloween decoration

You know, just off to the side. One little thing.

And that’s how it starts.  And this is usually what I end up with.

BOO!

Happy Friday!  What are your plans for the weekend?

The runner who outran bears, yes bears!

I’ve been out running before when suddenly an animal approached me from behind and I freaked out.  I ran as fast as I could until it turned around and went the other way.  In case you’re wondering, it was a neighborhood emu.  He just ran after me for about 20 seconds and then turned around to go home.   No big deal.

I’ve seen bobcats and panthers and the occasional gator out on my runs too but never in a million years would I ever expect to encounter what this runner did.

Click on the above image to read the story.

I knew Kenyan’s were fast but this man outran two bears, TWO. FREAKIN. BEARS.  It’s an amazing story but what’s even more amazing is that he was composed enough to know what to do.  I would have freaked the f out!

While I was out running this morning, I found a little treasure.  I mean, I guess it’s sort of a treasure.  I find or see weird things all the time but this morning I found this:

knife

I kept it.  Lord knows when you might come across wild animals and they aren’t all as nice or as beautiful as the one I saw this morning.

albino peacock

Aren’t the albino peacocks beautiful?  I just adore them.  Mainly because they aren’t bears.

Have a fabulous Friday!  What are your plans for the weekend?

Friday five or six, who cares, it’s donut day!

I’ve decided to take the day off from running today.  Instead MacGyver and I woke up early and went to a garage sale.  They advertised tons of fiestaware which I was super excited about but we ended up buying beach chairs and a beach umbrella instead.

yard sale

I was perfectly content just going to the one sale but MacGyver saw a sign for another one and so I was like, sure fine let’s go to it too, and we did.

lol garage sale

We bought a few more things, (but not sex toys) and then headed home and there was still time to go running, but I opted out because it’s National Donut Day!

DONUTS FOR ALL

PRIORITIES, Donut disturb me!

Krispy Kreme donuts is giving away donuts for free, no purchase required!  Dunkin Donuts is giving away a donut with the purchase of a beverage.  I can’t eat the donuts myself, but I will drink the coffee and MacGyver can have the donuts.  You should go get some though because, free!

Yesterday afternoon, after a 10 hour workday, my brain was fried and I needed some sort of a distraction.  I decided to watch a good documentary on Netflix and you can thank me later because I have a really good running documentary to recommend to you.

Finding Traction

Check out Finding Traction, it’s a film about Nikki Kimball, an ultra marathoner who’s quest is to beat the men’s record on the Long Trail and to raise money for Girl’s on the Run.  I really liked it.

If you aren’t familiar with Nikki Kimball, look her up.  She’s a phenomenal ultra runner who’s battled depression and used running to overcome it.  Her story is inspiring.

Do y’all remember Harriet Carter, the 94 year old running granny I told you about a few years ago?

Harriet Carter

Well, she’s back at it and still going strong!

Yesterday I was looking over emails and a feed from Runner’s World came in and I saw this story about a Ragnar Race

Ragnar Runnerand how this one runner was attacked during her night run!  She managed to get away because she was able to scream out for help and fortunately it was 9:30 at night and someone was up and outside and heard her but how scary.  You can read the article here.

Last night MacGyver and were watching Netflix when he put on this movie that bored the hell out of me until it didn’t because it won my entire week.  This has got to be the best gif ever. Brad Pitt running in War Machine is delicious!  As the most awkward runner on the planet, from the bottom of my heart, thank you Brad Pitt.

Bring on the gif

War Machine Run

You know what goes perfect with my awkard running gait?  My eye twitch.  Because yes, I still have an eye twitch in my left eye.  If it wasn’t caused by my thyroid medication, or my topirimate, what the hell is causing it?  Why is still twitching?  What is the twitch?  Covfefe!

Mystery solved!

Happy Friday!  Get out there and get your donuts!  And then go run.  Go!

What are your plans for the weekend?