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Monday, November 21, 2011

All over the place...

This blog will be all over the place... just the way I like it.

  • How come every time I try to take a picture of my dog, he has his tongue out?  Or he looks possessed?  Or like this picture, both?  Seriously, how am I supposed to get a good picture?  Maybe I need to invest in an SLR camera just to capture him.  For those of you with kids, I don't know how you do it.
  • Sunday, we cooked the big bird.  Yes, there are two of us and according to the Butterball website, with 2 adults and 2 kids (well... we do have two, see the picture above), wanting left overs (the best part) and being big eaters (see... proof again that the scrawny little twerp at the local restaurant was maybe right) we needed a 6 pound turkey.  HA.  I laugh at 6 pound turkeys.  We made a 21 pounder.  Go big or go home people.  And these pictures prove that Tom's much more mature than I am...
  • I love great products.  I love winning products even more.  I recently won an Endorphin Warrior Training Bracelet from a giveaway on the Women's Endurance Gear Blog.  Endorphin Warrior has some super great items (hint hint... Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are all coming up).  From their website, each bracelet features a positive and powerful keyword or phrase to help you train, perform and live with greater strength of body and mind.  I had so many to choose from.  I decided to pick "BELIEVE".  Something you might not know about me is that I had a hard time believing in myself.  I'm full of self doubt.  But I'm working on it.  This bracelet was perfect.  I got it in the mail a few days ago and I love it.  They would be great for men or women (mine's the smallest they come and fits perfect).  Thank you Laima and thank you Endorphin Warrior!!!
  • Do you visit Etsy?  I forget it's there, but have recently found some great things there.  Check it out!  So I bought two "no-slip" headbands (very similar to sweaty bands) but for a fraction of the cost and tons of super cute designs.  The lady custom made me two of them in the ribbon of my choice.  I got my hair did a few weeks ago and my bangs are just a teeeeeeeny bit too short so the bands work great.  No moving or slipping when I run and bike!  And I scored two, shipped to my house for $14!  NICE! 
  • Also from Etsy was this cute sign that my committee got me as a thank you for chairing the fundraiser.  You can barely see the holes in the bottom, but those are for 9 hooks that came with it (I haven't put them in yet).  I love it.  And Nicole who ordered it for me knows me all too well - she requesting Malibu Barbie Pink as the color!  Love it!

  • I haven't been writing much about my training.  That's because I'm not training, my training is boring, it's off-season, I've been kind of blah about it.  I'm running.  I spin occasionally.  That's the recap. :)  Anyway, a while back, Zensah sent me one of their new racerback tank to try out.  I actually wore it during the Chicago Marathon for the first time - you know, because it's always smart to try new things on race day.  Anyway, it was a super smart choice because I LOVED it right away.  It's long, not clingy, deep arm holes, seamless and super comfy.  I've been wearing it a lot when I ride inside because I sweat like a pig at a luau, and this thing just sucks up the sweat.  Super big fan and I've added another to my Christmas list.  You should too.  

So hope you followed along with my crazy all over the place post! :)

 

32 comments:

Heather-O said...

You guys and your pre-thanksgiving turkeys are making me HUNGRY!!!! I like the idea of having your own thanksgiving tradition separate from all the family stuff.

Love the bracelet and the medal hanger!

Caroline said...

that turkey would last a month here!!!

I dont know what we will do with ours! it is 25 lbs! 2 adults...well I dont even count as 1 and 2 small kids...

my dog takes the same pictures...the devil eyes are in 98% of the time..the trick is to take the pic outside!!!

Allison said...

DH and I are cracking up at the turkey. That is absolutely awesome.

As for taking pics of kids--I've taken over 20K since E was born 28 months ago. And how many good ones have I gotten? Gotta love the continuous shoot function on my camera--it sounds like you're at a photo shoot with the rapid fire shutter. In about 20 captures, at least one doesn't have crazy eyes or something. lol

Laura said...

considering having the word believe TATTOOED on my wrist.. perhaps I should try the bracelet first. :D

Beth said...

I can't get good pictures of my pug either, let me know if you figure it our. How was the turkey???

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Start 5 days early...
I like it
Of course it will take you 7 days to eat it so all is well

Alisa said...

I LOVEEEEEE turkey! I can't wait to get my turkey on Thursday!

That tank top is super cute too!

I think this is the time of year training is supposed to be like that right? Except for our crazy husbands =).

Zaneta said...

THAT TURKEY!!! hahaha... cracks me up!! :)
LOVE the zensah tank... it's on my Christmas Wishlist ;)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

We bought our bird tonight, I cant wait to cook it

I hope and Tom have a great holiday

Gobble Wobble

Melissa C said...

I love your turkey pictures!

I hope I get to see you this Thanksgiving to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving in person!

Matthew Smith said...

You cracked me up with your training recap. Hilarious! Your headband looks really cool. I might have to get one for Jenn.

You guys sure know how to do Thanksgiving. Nice work on the turkey!

Have a good one, and I hope you get a bunch of your stuff off your wishlist!

Ironman By Thirty said...

I can't remember what exactly it is, but there is something with the back of dogs eyes that reflect light which is why they always look possessed when you take a picture of them - especially if the flash is on. It is the same reason you can see their eyes in the dark I think.

Now THAT is a turkey! Holy cow! If you and Tom start growing wings, I wouldn't be at all surprised. I took some of the leftovers today and made a batch of turkey salad - so good!

Keep posting pictures like this and you are likely to see your house to a blog reader! :) Especially if you throw in that turkey to sweeten the deal.

Cool products - although they are all chick products... what gives? haha

Steve said...

I followed along, and you know what. I LOVE LOVE LOVE turkey bird leftovers. I may have to buy me a 21 lb. bird for the 3 of us. :)

Rebecca said...

Great looking turkey. MMMM.

And my "want list" always seems to get a lot longer after reading your blog entries. :)

Carolina John said...

I think the 6 lb'er is considered a "breakfast turkey" for the morning before thanksgiving dinner. Smart choice going 21.

Kim said...

i want to have thanksgiving with you!! happy turkey day col, love ya!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

The best thing about Turkey is the nap that is the nap that is sure to follow!

Tom still looks skinny! How much did he drop during the run?

Happy Turkey Day!

Christi said...

Mmmmm....turkey!

TriMOEngr said...

Turkey pics were cracking me up! There were some jr high girls at our parish that were making/selling the headbands like yours for a Relay for Life fundraiser. They must not be too hard to make. Sparkly ones were extra - they knew their elementary school crowd! I have lots and lots of items on my Christmas list. Unfortunately, my husband is unemployed again and Christmas is going to be tough enough without me trying to convince him to let me buy a bike and a zillion other tri-related items. Cool tank. Totally love that you wore it for the first time at a marathon! Go big or go home! Oh, and taking pics of my kids has gotten a little easier now that they are old enough for me to threaten them if they don't cooperate. :)

Caratunk Girl said...

Turkey!! I love it. So yummy!!

Buddy is so cute with his tongue!!!

Oh thanks for the reminder about Etsy. We talked about that in IMFL and I spaced it. Shocker. :)

Hope you have an awesome Turkey day!

Matty O said...

I bought a deep fryer 3 years ago. We have not had a normal turkey since :) DEEP FRYING OUR BAD BOY THURS!!!!!

GOBBLE GOBBLE!

DRog said...

that first pic! hahaha

love the bird:)

Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

You can never go wrong with a post with a picture of your pup in it! That turkey looks delicious. I can hardly wait until Thanksgiving!

Love the sign! The pink is awesome! I hope you have a fantastic holiday and show that twerp at the restaurant what real eating is all about! Bring it! :)

Meaghan said...

OMG that turkey is GIGANTIC!! You guys are so awesome. And I love the pup picture :) Happy Thanksgiving Colleen!

Laima said...

That's a huge turkey!

Glad you like your Warrior bracelet:)

Susan DeBruin said...

I was going to ask why you made a turkey the week before Thanksgiving, but somebody else's comment explained that - great idea! Happy Thanksgiving!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

That's alotta bird!!! Jack (our dog) does the same thing - usually he looks like he has laser eyes, weird!

Anne-Marie said...

mmmm turkey!!

Thanks for the Etsy tip - had never thought to check there for something like the sweaty bands.

Hooray for getting Tom into IM AZ!! I can't imagine how stressful it would be to be registering someone else. We'll definitely have to plan to meet up at some point in Tempe!

Jason said...

So your comment to my Open Letter To Myself was:

BELIEVE IN YOU!

And so I'm going to inform you that you should do the same. Or I'll believe in you and you believe in me and we will own the world.


The luau comment was one of the funniest lines I've heard.

Mark said...

That is one big-ass bird friend. In fact, Big Bird is probably nervous for next year. What kind of bird is Big Bird anyway? 21 pounder? Gheez. We had a 20 pound bird for 9 of us. I imagine you'll be having leftovers for a while. Hope you like turkey sandwiches!

Your dog does look a little possessed.

Molly said...

yum. We bought a 19 pounder for 4 adults and 4 kids, LOVE leftovers! Cute headbands! I'm going to check out her site, I always forget about Etsy.

Jennie said...

A pre-Thanksgiving feast at home is such a great idea! We loved doing it this year and plan to make it a tradition. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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