Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 Things on 12-12-12

1. I ran a half-marathon. That is crazy to me - and clearly will get it's own post. But for now, that needs to be said. I ran a half-marathon!

2. Christmas has arrived at our house! The tree is decorated, the halls are decked, the stockings are hung. I adore this time of year. Everything is cozy.

Yes, the cat has a stocking. Don't worry about it.
3. I do not understand the hype surrounding this (or any, really) date. This afternoon, while I was heating up my lunch (leftovers FTW!), the TV was turned to CNN and there was a "breaking news!!" image on the screen... apparently it was 12:12 on 12/12/12. Breaking news? Seriously? Uhhhhh...

4. I was testing nail polish in CVS yesterday, which left me with 8 different polishes dispersed between my 5 nails. Apparently, this is not normal, because at least three different people looked at me and said in disbelief, "you TESTED the nail polishes?!" Uhh.... yes. How else do you know what they look like?! I wasn't aware this was a thing that other people did not do.

5. I finally mailed our Christmas cards yesterday! Can't wait for them to arrive in peoples' mailboxes. I'm quite pleased with them this year.

6. Now that it's December, I get to say things like, "it's almost my birthday!!" and buy myself "pre-birthday" presents. Normal.

7. I'm taking a break from running. Possibly through the end of the year, but it will just depend on how I feel. Can't stop for too long, because I've got races coming up in the spring, but I think a few weeks will do me good post-half. I'm going to focus on getting back into my usual routine of yoga, Pump, Combat, and the like. I miss that!

8. A certain cat has been suuuuper weird lately.

 9. My new job is going well. I've been there for just over a month now, and I'm starting to acclimate with my team and actually get real work to do. I'm using my BRAIN for a change - what a concept. My schedule is changing a bit and I'm getting settled into a new routine, but, so far, no complaints!

10. Here's a joke from C: Why can't a Tyrannosaurus Rex clap his hands? (Because his arms are too short?....) No, silly! Because he's extinct! ba-dum-cha.

11.  I particularly love this time of year because it's one of the few times when we get real mail instead of the constant stream of junk that comes the rest of the year. Cards and letters and postcards make me happy. We should all send more snail mail!

12. We made individual pizzas on garlic naan on Monday night, and they were amazing. Topped with pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, and marinated artichoke hearts... mmm mmm mmmm. If you haven't tried this, you should!


Lindsey Durfee said...

#4, I equivilate (this should be a word) this to testing foundation? testing the smell of spray-things? I think it is totally normal!

Anna said...

Yay again to the half, I can't wait to hear all about it!! And good tip with the naan--that makes perfect sense!

Lindsay said...

Right?! I was shocked to find out that THEY were shocked that I did this... how the heck do you know what the color is if you don't try it out first? Amateurs.