I like how Olive to Run always posts her lil confessions posts from time to time. So I figured I would ‘borrow’ her style and let you in on a couple things.
Confession: Driving without direction
Yesterday I had to work on the “other side of the world” which is what I call Barrhaven (which I also call Farhaven). It is a suburb of Ottawa on the opposite end of the city from Orleans. It is a pain in the butt to get to from my end of town. When you drive to Barrhaven from the city, you go through the greenbelt area, which means for a few KM’s you drive on a road surrounded by fields and then BOOM, you are in a suburb. When you get there, all the roads are those typical suburban roads that do not make much sense, and one gets lost rather easily. In fact, I joked on twitter about getting lost in Barrhaven. So – I jumped in the car and went to Barrhaven without bothering to look at a map first. I realized my error once I drove up Woodroffe. So I whipped out the GPS on my phone and attempted to get directions. Apparently my GPS (which is powered by Google Maps) does not speak Barrhaven and totally took me on a roundabout way to the school. When I left the school, I tweeted “Riverside or Hunt Club” as I considered my route home to the east end by avoiding the highway. I did not tweet at all that night, so it kind of appeared that I did actually get lost in Barrhaven. I did not – I survived!
and sorry Barrhaven people – you have nothing on Orleans!
Confession: My impressive heel collection
Want to see how many pairs of heels I own?
That is right – two. Two pairs of heels. I just don’t like heels – so I rarely wear them. If I had an office job where I sat more, I would probably be wearing heels more often. But when I am at school, I am up and down stairs, running after children, playing random games of dodgeball and just not sitting in general – so it doesn’t work. Don’t even get me started on how I don’t know how to dress myself, style my hair, etc. I am no Carrie Bradshaw…..
Yes, I do have a life-sized Sheldon in my office. He keeps me company and makes sure I do my work. Max likes to give him hugs.
Confession: No Halloween (again)
Tomorrow is halloween, but for the second year in a row, I am skipping out on it. Last year I had orchestra practice, so I was able to get Max all dressed up and get some candy out – but I left at 6:45. This year I have track practice and since I work out before practice, I will be gone at 4pm. I don’t think Max is quite ready to go trick or treating (he gets really shy like most toddlers) – but I’m sure he is going to love people coming to the door. I have yet to figure out a costume for him or anything. But I will see what I can find at Target tonight when I go to pick up some candy.
Confession: Umm, say what?
Every time I describe the banana costume I wore on Sunday, I keep saying “Banana Suit” which just sounds dirty. I don’t know why and it is probably just me – but it just sounds bad.
haha, banana suit.
Confession: Working on something big….
You may have seen this vague tweet the other day
I am working on a marathon for the 2014 season, but until I get official word that it is a go – I won’t be saying much about it. Only a few people (and the track team) knows about the plan so far. If it is a go, I will be re-working my entire race schedule, which means saying goodbye to a couple of races that I’ve run almost every year. Stay tuned……