Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I am not 18 anymore

Or for that matter, 28. Two days of basketball practice have confirmed this. Ironmen get no sympathy, but, dang I'm sore. Tommorow is Thanksgiving and the annual Turkey Day 5K. This makes year 12 for me.

and while I love to show off my new 'too, I don't think I'll go this extreme. Last year it was 9 degrees race morning, these guys were a little cold. This year, we seem to be having our October in November. I think the high is going to be 102 or so. Maybe I will show off that tattoo. Our normal running contingent is out of town helping to rebuild Mississippi, so it will be a year to make new friends. I'm running with Iron Jenny and her busom (ahem) friend Iron Laura, so making new friends probably won't be an issue, although their tattoos are on their ankles (that's hardly fair). Taconite Boy isn't even running this year, he's saving his energy for Black Friday. Last I saw, he was rummaging in the shed for a tent mumbling something about "just freeze dry his turkey dinner" How big is the needle in Hyphen Girls hand? We pass TB's store everyday on the way home from school.

"Dad? What's the name of that store by the coat place?"

"TV land"

"Yea, I saw a guy putting up his tent there...."

TB was grabbing his keys and heading out the door to do surveillance. Until he saw HG rolling on the floor laughing.

TB is convinced that every saavy consumer in Minnesota is going to be waiting at TV land's door Thursday night waiting for his great TV deal, because of course we don't live in the land of Best Buy, Target, Walmart etc....

Confession. My alarm is set for 4 am. But that's because I'm a sadistic people watcher. It's better than Fight Club.

I have a list of 100 things I'm thankful for, but most likely won't get it posted until Friday, so in the meantime,

Have a very Safe and blessed Thanksgiving

12 comments:

walchka said...

I hope TB gets his TV. Have a great weekend and post any possibly "fight club" pics. :)

Fe-lady said...

I remember your post last year about shopping and running through WalMart...will you be incorporating that workout into this week too? :-)
Is that YOU and your now 14year old? What a cutie..both you and the baby! (You WERE a baby! Wow!)
Have loads of fun running, eating food and loving yourfamily on Thanksgiving!
(But I bet it's warmer here!)

Bridget said...

OMG, are their backs red from the cold? Yikes!! I so could not handle that. I love the baby backpack pick.

TriBoomer said...

Goodluck to TB in the hunt for the ultimate TV bargain. I'm looking forward to reading the list.

Wendy said...

You know, when I was in my teens I used to go to the mall Christmas Eve day just to watch the crazed last minute shoppers.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and best of luck to TB for Black Friday spoils ...

Kewl Nitrox said...

Happy Thanksgiving! No shame in queuing for a TV discount. Hope TB gets it!

RunBubbaRun said...

"Black Friday" starts at 12 midnight at the outlet malls, C'mon join in the fun. I'm with Tr-Hubby on the TV thing. That energy will be saved for the AM. Have a good run.

Tri-Geek Kahuna said...

Will TB be the only male in America shopping today? The rest of us are drinking beer and watching TV while the chicks shop.

Iron Pol said...

Me, I was up for my daily swim. No shopping. We went shopping for a car battery and a few items, last year. Later that day, Monster Girl was born.

I wasn't risking that happening, again, even if Mrs. Pol isn't pregnant, this time.

Lana said...

I love that picture of you!!!! It reminds me of being only a few days older than 20 with Briar as a newborn...I had no idea what I was in for!!

Julie B said...

Happy Thanksgiving! This is the first year in the past 8 that I didn't make the Arena 5K..oops now Turkey Day 5K. We ran on the trail instead..but I must say, I missed the tradition and actually missed all of the people for a brisk quick run. Maybe next year!

Curly Su said...

on the FRONT page of our paper, they highlighted 12 people who were doing crazy stunts for friday morning goods. hilarious. i'm glad that's the most important news in Lafayette, LA...