Thursday, September 29, 2011

  Thumbing through some iphone pics I've taken over the last few months, I wanted to show you a few. I only run about once a week. I mostly just go to clear my mind. For three weeks in a row, I've found myself surrounded by such breathtaking scenery that I had to stop and take a picture. 

   This first one is Teasdale, UT. When I took this picture I was thinking that I would love for Peter to be able to plan a cycling trip here someday. I thought of him because I was listening to some of his music. Some of it was good, most was crap.

A little over a week later, I found myself on the other side of the country in the Outer Banks, NC. I took this because I realized that I had never been on a beach this natural looking. It was totally deserted and there were signs to watch for wild horses. Too bad I never saw any.

And then the next week I was back home, running on the same trail I go on every Friday. Isn't it pretty? I haven't been able to enjoy running as much since we moved because of my new neighbor. She's amazing in every way. When my friend Emily met her, she whispered to me, "Holy crap I would hate to be her neighbor!" If you know Emily Bell, that's sayin' somethin.' She runs almost every day and  she told me that she goes with some girlfriends who only run 8 minute miles. I saw them once and she wasn't lying, and she generously left out the part where she and all her friends have 6 packs. She always invites me to join her and I keep making up excuses. I'm too proud to admit to her that I could never keep up, and I could never take off my shirt during a run. 

A lot of times when I run, I think about my blog. I realize that blogs only really work if you actually update them. My problem is that, well I have a couple of problems. First, I've been busy. I have become one of those people I used to hate. You know those pretentious folks who say they're too busy to watch TV? That's me for reals. Ugh. I'm disgusted with myself. The next time you see me please cuff the back of my head. Second, I'm bored with blogging. If you start a blog with something to prove, it is only a matter of time before you'll get sick of it. That sentence will only make sense to people who have been reading since day one and know that I had something to prove. At least I thought I did. I am embarrassed about my reasons for starting to blog and now I'm not sure which direction to head. Should I delete? Redo? Or just keep on blogging aimlessly? I don't know. Cool pictures though right?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

No Birthday Candles for Peter

Does it shock you that Peter is a pyro? Every experience Peter has had with bottle rockets has ended badly. I could pick any number of stories to back this statement up, but it's getting late so I'll just say this. If you have a bottle rocket, but no bottle. Just forget about lighting it. If you do decide to light it. A pool noodle is not a good substitute for a bottle. Because the force of the firework will make the noodle go haywire and that flaming mother will land in the neighbors yard. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Count Down to Peter's Birthday

This blog is getting so lame. Sorry. Not anymore though, just you wait.

Peter's birthday is coming up. And I'm still trying to  learn how to upload our home movies so that I can make a cute video of him with music and stuff. On the off chance that that never happens, I'll just have to post some look alike videos. This clip is so close to Pete it's not even funny. Just picture the guy without hair. And you have Pete.

Okay, I know you think it's a joke, and partly it is. But has Pete ever told you a story? He tells all his stories in real time. No, slower than real time. Don't ever ask him what happened on an episode of anything. I made that mistake when he asked if I wanted to hear that the Omega Man episode of The Simpsons. 45 Minutes later . . . .