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Labor Day Weekend Recap

2 Sep


How was your holiday weekend?  Mine was awesome!

On Saturday I managed to do absolutely nothing since Yoga In The Square was cancelled because of the rain.  I got caught up in a Lord of the Rings marathon (with commercials, that’s a pretty big investment) and drunkenly live tweeted all the gay moments.  You’re welcome.

Sunday was a bit more productive, once I slept through the worst part of my hangover I mean.  My friend had an extra Pirates ticket for that day and luckily the rain held out for the entire game!  The Reds ended up getting an unanswered home run in the last inning and winning the game.  Boooooo!  It was a pretty good game and the weather was sort of perfect end-of-summer baseball watching weather.


On Sunday evening, I finally had dog jog orientation at the Animal Rescue League!!  We learned about the program and went through some behavioral lessons about dog body language, etc.  When we did a walk through of the kennels, my heart was basically exploding the entire time.  The first few times you run with the dogs, you are paired up with someone just to make sure you are okay handling them and are comfortable with procedures.  I wanted to sign up for my first session like ASAP but of course Monday was Labor Day.

The woman who ran the orientation was available Tuesday (today) morning, so I jumped at the chance!  I hardly slept at all last night and arrived like 20 minutes early because I’m insane and now I’m obsessed with dog jog.


How could you not want to take that face for a run?!

I actually didn’t run with her because she wasn’t cleared for dog jog today but, I had snapped this picture during orientation.  I ran with Panda and Bonnie this morning, both of whom where just angels.  More on this to come – ready or not!

PS – I did absolutely nothing on Labor Day because I pinched a nerve or something at the Pirates game and it was acting wonky all day.  I tried to rest and hydrate all day!

5 Thing Friday

4 Oct

1.  The Pirates are in the playoffs for the first time in 21 years.  I’ve never experienced anything like the baseball fever that has taken over the city!  It’s awesome.  We finally got a chance to catch a game at the end of September and it was amazing, even though we lost.  We had great seats and the energy was high until the 9th inning (when we subsequently blew it).  But we managed to win our wildcard game against that same team and we are now in the playoffs!



2.  I am in love with my new cutting board.  Because I have such limited counter space at the moment, AHEM, I decided to purchase this gem.  It obviously fits across my sink and has a basket to rinse and drain veggies in.  Genius.  And it’s dishwasher safe as a bonus.


3.  A few weeks ago, we decided to try out this new hot dog place in South Side called Krazy Dogz.  It was like a hot dog cart grew up and decided to move out of mom and dad’s basement.  The menu had lots of options, including build your own hot dog and hamburgers, french fries, etc.  Also, they sell cans of Cherokee Red…just sayin’.



4.  Cutest baby shower cake ever.  Can’t wait to meet Baby Girl D!


5.  The government shutdown sucks.  I’m related to both military personnel and federal employees who have been effected and it just sucks.  Everyone is stressed out and worried and being political and I hate it.

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