Tuesday, August 5, 2014

love darts in your eyes

LATELY:

+ I got to be in a movie! I've started doing improv on Monday nights (which is like half improv games and half hanging out with really funny guys and cracking dumb jokes) and it's opened up a couple of fun creative opportunities. This movie was just a 3-minute short film a friend of a friend is entering into a competition, but I got to be one of the main characters and I was probably awfulawfulawful but it really was so much fun. I can't wait to see the finished product!  My only picture from the day: distant rain on my way home from the super pretty lake dock we shot at.


+ Our 6th wedding anniversary! What?! We got 5 Guys burgers, Chick Fil A fries, a Ninja blender, and a car wash. It was the best night, and oh yes, the best six years. Joony was so excited to be included in date night, he didn't even whine on the way home...too much. He didn't whine too much.

+ Selling so. much. crap. on eBay. eBay is my drug of choice.

+ False. Running is my drug of choice. It has taken over my life. I spend all my spare time mapping routes and getting pumped on my next run and researching shoes and breathing techniques. Who am I? (Zoolander voice, naturally) Race day is rapidly approaching! Two long runs (a 9 and a 10 miler), four short runs (two 5 milers and then two 2 milers the week of the race) and that's all she wrote. A few times I've gone running in my middle school PE shorts (below), but I discovered on longer runs the cheap/ancient/scratchy fabric chafes. So that's glamorous.

+ Battling another round of The Diaper Rash That Won't Quit. When Joony gets them, he gets them bad. Hopefully this is the closest I come to talking about gross mom stuff on here?  No promises there I guess.

+ Oh, just, no big deal, mentioning it after diaper rash (?) but...I got accepted into my first choice MFA program. I got the email while Joon was napping and immediately burst into tears, somehow managing to sob out to myself, "I'm just so smart!" So I start grad school in early October and I'm already panicking a little bit at the creative output that will be required of me but holy crap, this is my dream. It's here and I was born to do it and I'm so scared.

+ Wishing I was home. Knowing my family is handling some tough stuff and not being able to offer a hug or baby-sitting or cookies or an ear, it just...sucks. I've spent 7 years being homesick in Idaho now and it hasn't ever once, even for one day, gotten easier.

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  1. I just wrote a comment about how I never comment because it's hard and annoying and claimed that maybe I was wrong and it's not hard and annoying THEN I went to post and my ENTIRE comment disappeared!!!! Here was the gist: 1. YOU'RE A GRAD STUDENT!!!!! So wildly proud and amazed and impressed and jealous! 2. When Livy gets diaper rashes she gets them SO bad too. 3. I wish I loved running like you do. 4. It's hilarious that you went one place for burgers and another for fries. Do you hate 5-guys fries or are you just so obsessed with Chick Fil A fries that it's worth the extra stop? Also, I GET TO SEE YOU SOON!!!!!! Can't wait. If this comment doesn't go through.... I'm so not typing it again so it better work. P.S..... You must blog more. Please.

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    1. BROOKIE I LOVE when you comment!! Also I hate it when a comment gets eaten. Half the time I just give up and say never again, so it's a real testament to our friendship that you wrote it a second time. 5 Guys are all right, but we figured it was our anniversary and we wanted the best of everything...fast food style. And we did it and it was awesome. Plus, they're right next to each other, so it wasn't a huge deal. I'M SO EXCITED FOR ROWE SNUGGLES!!! I'm trying to blog more, promise!

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  2. Yayyyy for 6 years of marriage! & Yay for your #1 school choice! Is it local or online? Please give me your passion/knowledge/mojo for running! Bc I am doing the research and getting pumped up and when I get to the end of mile 2 I just want to diiieeeee. Ugh. Please help!
    Jenn

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    1. Thank you, Jenn! It's a school in Missouri, so I'll be attending classes online. It's just so perfect for our situation. You have to keep running! Use mapmyrun.com and make a 3 mile loop, so you HAVE to do more distance. Once you do it and realize you can, you'll want to add more distance on just to see if you can do that, too (spoiler alert: you totally can). Also, sign up for a race!! It'll motivate you BIG TIME to get ready in time. Oh, one late thing, good music, or good podcasts for a long run. It helps pass the time without thinking too much about how tired you're getting! Good luck, running is like 80% mental, you can do it!!!

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    2. Hey Brandilyn! I went to college in Missouri! I use runkeeper I think... I will def try mapmyrun! I am in a 5k fundraiser in October, which of course is only 3 miles but who knows what that will lead to! I have never really enjoyed running but I am hoping this will all change that. I have lots of good music & I have yet to find a good podcast :( What is your favorite podcast?

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    3. No way!! I'll be going to Lindenwood. Where were you at?? I use RunKeeper too, and it's great for outdoor runs! I map out where I'm going using mapmyrun.com beforehand, then get RunKeeper started and let it track my speed and everything. It's also nice on my longer runs to check in and be like, "Oh, cool, halfway done!" I only listen to a couple podcasts recommended by a friend--I'm new to the podcast game! I like This American Life (David Sedaris makes appearances on it so of course I listen, haha), Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin, and I'm so-so on Stuff Mom Never Told You so far (I've only listened to one of theirs though). If you find any good ones you have to let me know, especially if they're funny! With running my plan has to just been to let myself walk when I need to (at a good pace, of course, but still), and then start running again when I feel up to it. It's made all the difference, I can go so much further!

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    4. I went to Southwest Baptist in Bolivar! I have not been on a run since Tuesday. Boo! Here is to another week! :)

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  3. Calmoseptine, for terrible diaper rash - http://www.calmoseptineointment.com/
    I went to my Target pharmacist and they ordered me a small tube (it also comes in a larger size which we subsequently stocked up on). You can get it on Amazon, too. It is a miracle worker on the diaper rash (and I have also used it on my body on raw areas from clothes rubbing while running). Sorry for such a random first comment.

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  4. Congratulations on your grad school acceptance! Very happy for you!

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  5. Re: chafing. I bought these and loved them so much I bought a second pair. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008B9D10I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I mean, really? Spandex? But, yes. I have not looked back since.

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    1. My only question is...did you get the purple or the royal blue??

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