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.

WTF Wednesday, my mojo is missing

I got up this morning with the intention of going for a short run and then a weight session. Instead I completely forgot to set my alarm, and when I woke up and realized that it was already approaching 6:30AM, I didn’t even fret.

I just lazily stumbled out of bed and instead of getting ready and putting on the clothes that were already laid out, I procrastinated. I started thinking about how hot it is outside and then the treadmill, and then exercise in general, and I couldn’t get this image out of my mind.


Nope, it isn’t!

So, yeah, my motivation left the room and it hasn’t come back yet. I should probably be concerned about that but instead I’m just….I don’t, I, I ……

The good news is, it has stopped raining here. The bad news is, the mosquito’s are the size of small birds, and they’re hangry!

The state of Florida places sentinel chickens for early detection of West Nile Virus and recently 3 of them in the County I live in have tested positive, so running outside is not only hot, it’s dangerous.

mosquito control
Lately I’ve been wondering, how is it that they can make a 30 day mosquito, tick and flea control for dogs but they haven’t come up with a 30 day mosquito control for people? I mean, I’d put that shit on the nape of my neck, no problem.

mosquito control

I guess I’ll just have to do my own mosquito control. It’s similar to my spider control methods.

fat cells suck
Oh, and also, MacGyver and I both gained 5 pounds in five days while we were in the Keys. We have no idea how that happened because we didn’t eat any more than usual, and we were pretty active.Clearly, I am not concerned by those 5 pounds seeing as how I couldn’t be bothered to get out of bed this morning.

Pete the peacock comes around every night for dinner about 7ish. He’s pretty prompt.  In fact, that’s how I determine that TMZ is on. When we were in the Keys, the Kid stayed down here and he took care of dinner for all the neighborhood critters including Pete. He also took some pictures and posted them on Reddit.

Pete the Peacock

Just look at that beautiful creature!

Last night when the Kid and I were making a run to Wendy’s for a Frosty, (hmmmm, see 5 pounds), we were talking about Pete and the following was our conversation:

The Kid: I posted pics of Pete on Reddit and people sent me all kinds of great info about Peacocks.

Me: Really? Can you ask them a question?

The Kid: Sure, what do you want me to ask them?

Me: Find out why they like colorful clothing better than plain clothes like black or white.

The Kid: What do you mean?

Me: Well, when I wear black, white, or really plain clothes Pete just comes over and eats dinner and then leaves. But lately, when he comes over, I throw on some purple and orange, or teal and yellow, and talk to him, and he fans out his feathers and twerks for me. So can you ask them why he likes more colorful clothing and if that’s why he dances for me and fans his tail?

The Kid: I think the more appropriate question is, why are you trying to seduce a peacock?

Oh Kid, you slay me.  Obviously my sense of humor has been inherited, but for the record, I was not trying to seduce the peacock.

Do you lose your motivation after taking a vacation?
How do you get your workout mojo back?  Please share because mine has gone to the dogs…or the peacocks…or the turtles, or, you get the point.

Floors, Dogs, Peacocks and Watermelon

Good Morning! I’ve just got a quick weekend update for you because it has been crazy busy around here. We’ve been working non-stop on our bedroom project and haven’t had a spare moment to speak of.  Seriously, it’s been that crazy!

I got up early Saturday and ran 5 miles on the treadmill and then MacGyver and I headed out to, where else but the Home Depot and Lowe’s, again.

home depot

             We’re baaaack, you know in case you missed me.

After 9 trips to Lowe’s, and 11 trips to Home Depot, and a few miscellaneous trips to some random flooring stores, (I kid you not), we finally decided on a floor and not a moment too soon because I swear to everything that is holy and good, I would have killed MacGyver if he didn’t agree to something right then, I swear.

I don’t want to show you the room until it’s finished but here’s a sneak peek at a few things…

Hmmmm, a herringbone pattern....????

         Hmmmm, a herringbone pattern….????


                           Could this be my flooring?

This is all I can show you....I know the suspense is just killin ya.

This is all I can show you….I know the suspense is just killin ya.

While we were busy working, the dogs were busy doing what they do. Boomer pulled out every toy in the toy basket and when I caught him, he did what he always does….he tried to hide.

Boomer the lab

Oh boy, we’ll never see you in all those toys. Never!

Hank spent most of the day sleeping. After his morning walk he’s content to sleep the day away just so long as I am nearby. If I leave he gets all kinds of crazy.

Hank the dachshund

Don’t fool yourself lady, I’m just fine. Now, can I get a little privacy….my bitch is comin over…

On one of our trips back from the Home Depot, we stopped to get one of these bad boys.

It should last a day, maybe.

We also stopped at a garage sale in the neighborhood. Tell me, do you see peacocks at your neighborhood garage sales? I swear we have hundreds of them around here.

All right, it’s go time. Back to work for me, after a quick run.  😉  I hope y’all have a fantastic Sunday.

Tell me something fun you did this weekend.