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Air France sucks!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      16 comments

OK, it was totally my fault I left my iPad on the plane when we arrived in Paris. I was stressed and jet lagged and stressed...and I just forgot I had put it in the seat back. My fault. As soon as I realized what I had done some several h... Read more
June / July / August Goal Results
Thursday, September 13, 2012      15 comments

Better late than never! 1) Maintain my weight at +5 / -14 pounds emoticon ... Read more
Inaugural run
Sunday, September 09, 2012      14 comments

I went for my first run here in France this evening (not counting the runs from when I was visiting, now it's real.) I broke in my new shoes with a just over 5 mile run out and back down a country road. I found a grocery store closer than the ... Read more
New Goal
Friday, September 07, 2012      11 comments

I am a very goal oriented person (sharing mind space with a world class procrastinator which creates some interesting discussions with myself!). Now that I've earned my black belt I want a new major goal to work for. I don't need it now, b... Read more
Monday, September 03, 2012      13 comments

We arrived in France yesterday, 9/2. Got the house keys & deposited the cats and spent the night in a hotel since we don't have beds or furniture for a month yet (when my shipment arrives). Today we'll go get air mattresses and some basic ... Read more
I'm on the "List"
Monday, August 27, 2012      12 comments

The Kitty Sh!t List that is. Prepping for the move I have subjected them to gross indignities: *Being transported in carriers *several vet visits *shots *packed their favorite litter box away so they have to use the less desirabl... Read more
Taking a few minutes
Friday, August 24, 2012      6 comments sit and read and get caught up. I'm having a moving sale today & tomorrow to see what I can sell before Purple Heart comes next week. I opened at 9 and so far have made my fortune...all $3 worth. I've never had much luck with garage sal... Read more
Friday, August 17, 2012      14 comments

So my big news...I passed my black belt test! Testing was as hard as I expected and yet in a way not as bad. The test itself lasted over 3 hours. Typically the testing would have been twice as long but typically there is more than just ... Read more
Saturday, August 04, 2012      30 comments

Thousands of hours of training Hundreds of classes Years of sweat Countless bumps and bruises One Black Belt ... Read more
Do or Die Time
Saturday, August 04, 2012      17 comments

Today is my black belt testing. I have been preparing for this for almost exactly 2 years. I feel sick. I want to curl up into a fetal ball and cry for my mommy while being physically ill. I want to just give up and run away, telling myse... Read more
Warrior Dash results
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      6 comments

For the Saturday race I came in 196 out of 966 women in my age group, 1033 overall (women only). I was 3331 in the co-ed overall out of I don't know how many thousands since I didn't have the patience to scroll all the way to the bottom. Finis... Read more
Warrior Dash and Taming the Jungle
Monday, July 30, 2012      15 comments

The Warrior Dash on Saturday was, if anything, even more awesome than last year. The course was a slightly different route and some of the obstacles were new. They got rid of the on where you had to go hand over hands down a rope from the 20-3... Read more
Warriors - Prepare for Battle
Saturday, July 28, 2012      12 comments

It is ON! Once again Warriors from all over Michigan assemble to battle to the death as card carrying members of Warrior Nation. That's right, today is the Warrior Dash, billed as "the craziest frickin' day of your life". In just few... Read more
More Differences in France
Thursday, July 26, 2012      14 comments

Now on my previous list I should have been clearer that the differences are based on what I have experienced in a very localized part of France. It is like comparing a large town / small city in the Midwest USA to New York City...what I observe... Read more
Sports in France
Thursday, July 26, 2012      7 comments

On my initial "look & see"' visit to Compi├Ęgne I received a ''Sports Guide'' listing all the clubs and teams available. It is quite a bit different from where I live in southeast Michigan. Some of the possibilities include: * several typ... Read more

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