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Famous Amos I'm Not...

Friday, October 31, 2008

I realized last night why I rarely bake cookies...

my attention span is not suited for it...

For halloween today, I attempted to bake oatmeal cookies - and they were going to be great - whole wheat flour, old fashioned oatmeal, peanut butter, organic brown sugar, dark chocolate chips and peanut buttere chips(raisins in anything freak me out so no raisins) though the butter in the cookie mix negates the healthfulnessof everything else :)

So I put in the first batch and I didn't space them properly -so they ran all over the cookie tin...

Next batch... I forgot what time I put them in and burned them.

So I'm getting bored now -and decided to make bars instead - so i dumped the remaining batter in a baking dish... and put them in the oven...

checked them after 30 minutes and they weren't near done yet.

10 minutes later... Over done...

I pretty much made oatmeal bricks...

Yeah, - i'll stick with cakes

But it was a fun little experiment... I had less butter in thehouse than I thought i did so the peanut butter pinch hit for the butter... and made for a great texture for creaming with the brown sugar...

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KASSIANDORA 10/31/2008 8:32AM

    I understand what you mean. I'm a disaster in the kitchen!

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Go Go Green

Saturday, October 25, 2008

They shoudl have called it BRRRR BRRRRR BLUE :)

38 degrees
Misty rain
Dampness in the air
Hands so cold someone mentioned that they looked blue... Definitely wasn't dressed for the cold - And the first mile I swear I heard my leg muscles defrosting...

Clock said 44:52 when I crossed the finish line... Official results I should have tomorrow...

Almost the same course as last week -but about a thousand or so fewer people - so there was no bridge bottleneck so I'm betting it was the same time as last week...

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TRECECOOKS 10/29/2008 11:27AM

    Look at you go!!

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IMJESCOBEDO 10/27/2008 2:28PM

    Wow! Great job, especially in the cold!

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MALEFICENT1964 10/27/2008 12:18PM

    Place 304/327 (600 people started, 327 finished)

Pace: 14:14
Time: 44:13

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Pumpkins in the Park

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Ugh,,, Ihad hoped for better... but I've got lots of excuses... erm justifications...

the race sold out - 2200 people which is a great thing for the chicago parks department... and it was a gorgeous day...

But the Lincoln Park running path is about 7 feet wide at most... and when you jam 2200 people onto that path -it really slows it down... and the was a major bottleneck that stole at least 2 minutes going under the fullerton underpass - where the path narrows to about 4 feet wide and had to be shared with the people on their way back... ya know those in shape people who can actually run a 5K in 22 minutes.

The time on the clock when I came across 46:38... but Ididn't cross the starting line at 00... My watch had me at 45:49... I'll get the official results tomorrow.

On to the next one -next saturday

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MALEFICENT1964 10/19/2008 8:26AM

    the official time was 45.56 but doesn't take into consideration the bottleneck at the bridge but it's still better thant he clock time)

I finished 1571/1631 - well at least i didn't finish last
and in my age group 56/62

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MSEMBERSTORM 10/18/2008 11:14PM

    You did it and am now moving forward. Upward and onward woman!

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Small World...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Small world indeed...

I hate facebook and those other idiotic popularity contest type sites... but I got dragged into having an account there -and barely touch it...

I just got a notification that someone added me as a friend...

that someone was one of my buddies from high school - a person I've had no contact at all with since we graduated - 26 years ago... I went to my 20th reunion 6 years ago and couldn't tell you if she was there or not...

Really funny part is - went to high school in connecticut - and both of use went to different colleges in New England... and some 25 years later - both ended up in chicago

I'm just chuckling -and I wrote her a note to say hi...

Really is a small world and the internet brings it closer

We weren't really close in high school, so she probably did a random search on the high school and found me...

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BLUES2ELMO 10/18/2008 8:06AM

    aah, she probably lonely and reaching out to you.

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MSEMBERSTORM 10/17/2008 9:18PM

    Wow. That is trippy!

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and the offical results are in

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

and they're worse than what I had timed myself at...

So the official official race results are in...

Gender F
Division Place: 111
Gender Place: 1344
pace: 15:19
Time: 47:28

There were probably 1345 women in in the race and 110 were in my division... unforunately they don't give that info...

and the winner...
Pace: 5:56
Time: 18:21
I had barely done the first mile and they were having coffee at the finish line...

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BABYFACE26 11/16/2008 11:38PM

    You drive yourself hard, don't ya? You hold yourself to the highest standards, right? A bit of a perfectionist? Must be the reason you've lost so much freakin' weight! An unbelievable amount of weight! I agree with the other comment - You ARE the winner, girlfriend.


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MSEMBERSTORM 10/6/2008 9:40PM

    The awesome thing is you got in there and did it. You started and finished. That is awesome. Be proud of yourself!

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MALEFICENT1964 10/1/2008 2:59PM

    Sex - 1344 out of 1607 (84th percentile)
Division (40 - 44 year old women) 111 out of 123 (91st percentile)
Overall 2000 out of 2322 (86th percentile)

I suppose it's better than last but it still sucks...

Aiming for 75th percentile next.... and dare to dream - 50th percentile...

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MALEFICENT1964 10/1/2008 2:37PM

    Correction 10/18 is the next one - i got my arm twisted into doing another one...

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MALEFICENT1964 10/1/2008 12:28PM

    next race - 10/25 - and i intend to suck less...

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ROYALETBONE 10/1/2008 12:04PM

Ah, you are the winner. You know it. Look at how far you have come, woman!

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