it's a little late, but...
don't forget to Rabbit Rabbit!
don't forget to Rabbit Rabbit!
we're meeting up with a crew of folks who will be rooting my cousin Matt on in the New York Marathon!
sooooooooo, if you're watching the marathon, and see a fella who looks like this guy (the one on the right. on the left is matt's daughter...) root for him!
on a GADGET NOTE... i bought this today... and it is beeeeeeeeautiful:
behold..... the Samsung SyncMaster 245BW 24" Monitor... ***
that's right... i said TWENTY FOUR INCHES....
TWO FEET OF MONITOR...
anyone sporting monitor envy right now? yeah, i thought so.
*** my old monitor/dinosaur from 2003 that weighs almost as much as i do was getting really screwy with the colors and was really dull and i couldn't fix it no matter what i tried...
and now i have SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much room to clutter up on my desk...
i'm in love.
Totally proud of Matt right now... he finished the marathon in 5:21:57 and came in 33,169th place... (there were about 39,000 entrants)
This is a "Hey, take a gander at this!" post to y'all. Why? Well....
GigglechickInteractive.com has launched a new site for the awesome comedian, Maria Bamford!!
Check it out... http://www.mariabamford.com/
(note: add her as a friend on myspace if you haven't already... the link's on the homepage.)
(If you'd like to see the site before I dug my claws into it, here you go... http://www.mariabamford.com/index_OLDSITE.php )
For a list of other sites with fantastico clients that I adore... visit my site http://www.gigglechickinteractive.com
If you know of any comedians out there whose sites cause your eyes to bleed and you want to help them... send them to me and I'll see if I can't take 'em under my wing.
That said... it'd be great to get a bunch of comments to see what you think of it... since i've been sweating over this site for a while.
hey all!!! guess who has a sinus infection!!!!! okay, well, i am self-diagnosing it since i don't have health insurance... but, seeing as my face is red on the sides of my nose/cheeks and i look like one of those ads with an inflamed face for some sort of nasal issue thing... not to mention that i feel like there are spiky miniature porcupines scurrying throughout my sinuses --- yeah, i am going with "something's wrong with mah nose."
i hadn't Neti Potted in a week and this happened. So i've started neti-ing again...
giggleNeti... NOW with extra salt.
oh well... at least i am finished with the heavy lifting on the maria site... and am now gearing up to start with a new client this week...
i was supposed to go to bill burr's dvd taping tonight, but, even though i have a red head/leprechaun fetish... Schnozzy Magill over here is eyeballing her bed for an evening sans auburn haired goodness...
go over to Lorna and wish her luck with her Girls...
(of course, she's probably in the middle of the surgery as I type this.)
so, Monday - Nov. 19th - I am heading into the city to the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre (the UCB) to see 30 ROCK - ON STRIKE... <<--click the link.
the online tickets sold out quickly - there should be more at the door but those will go fast, i'll betcha.
the proceeds will benefit the Writer's Guild Strike Fund.
ALSO::: visit the Late Show Writers on Strike Blog.
ALSO ALSO::: a special thing.
ALSO ALSO ALSO::: deadline hollywood daily
ALSO ALSO ALSO ALSO::: I need to use postscript/P.S. thingamabobs.
[i'm not a writer. but i feel like a very lazy norma rae by posting this stuff...]
luckily, photographers aren't on strike...
[from the writers at The Colbert Report]
just a quick hey and checking in....
HAPPY BALLOON INFLATION NIGHT
in the tradition of gigglechick.com, i present you with the best song on this day....
Thanksgiving Word Search (i finished in 2:10 minutes)
go over the river, folks!!
(gigglemom and i are actually heading over the parkway and through the streets of atlantic city to get to Trump's place this afternoon) --- crap i reposted my thanksgiving entry from 2005.... i didn't go to atlantic city today.
okay, my plump little turkeys, go forth, have a blast and have a great Thanksgiving!!!
Lord, every year we gather here to eat around this table;
Give us the strength to stomach as much as fast as we are able;
Bless this food to our use, though communication's useless;
Don't let me drink too much wine; Lord, you know that I get ruthless.
Let us somehow get through this meal without that bad old feeling;
With history and memory and home cooking we're dealing.
Remind us that we're all grown up--adults, no longer children;
Now it's our kids that spill the milk and our turn to want to kill them.
I look around and recognize a sister and a brother;
We rarely see our parents now; we hardly see each other.
On this auspicious occasion, this special family dinner,
If I argue with a loved one, Lord, please make me the winner.
All this food looks and smells so good but I can hardly taste it;
My sense of something has been lost; there's no way to replace it.
After the meal, switch on the game; there's just a few more seconds;
But I'm so tired I need a nap; the guest bedroom bed beckons.
I fall asleep, I have a dream, and it is the family;
Nothing bad has happened yet and everyone is happy:
Mother and father both still young and naturally they love us;
We're all lying on the lawn at ight, watching the stars above us.
Lord, every year we gather here to eat around this table;
Give us the strength to stomach as much as fast as we are able.
hallo all (all 3 of you left out there... *sigh*)
soooooo, yeah, i have a video ipod, but the other night i went out and bought an iPod Nano and the Nike+ ipod sports pack.
i've not bought a pair of nike sneakers (*ahem* i mean running shoes) but i SHOULD be getting a little shoe pouch that holds the ipod/nike attachment thing in it on ANY sneaker. **CLICK HERE** for the amazon page (it's like 7 bucks)
when i get the pouch, i think tuesday-ish, i'm gonna start walk/running -- thinking the "Couch to 5k" training thing...
BUT --- on nike.com there's a section of challenges that you can join (and create) **CLICK HERE** to see this
LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SOME SORT OF JOGGING/RUNNING/WALKING challenge thing and i'll set one up for us...
okay. i did it... i broke down and created a Fat Off
it begins on Dec. 1st for those of you who have ipod Nanos and a hankering to move around.
best part --- you DON'T need nike sneakers (although i DID go out and buy a pair today because i didn't want to wait 2 days for my shoepouch - see previous entry)
so... JOIN MY CHALLENGE!!!!
man alive... so after 8 years of auto-renewing my domain name on register.com, they had a frigging glitch and it didn't automatically go through the motions of keeping things up-to-date.
i woke up this morning to my site being fricking' re-directed to register.com and about 2 dozen emails asking me where my site is (from lurkers... which i am fine with folks lurking, but also like to hear from you in the comments... at least since y'all emailed me today i felt loved still... lately it's been bloody quiet in the comments except for a chosen few)
blah blah blah so i renewed my domain name for 2 years and MADE SURE that they checked the auto-renew thing. this was at 1pm-ish.
at 5pm, my site was still offline. i called them again - this time with an attitude (especially since i've been paying them since 1999)
they were like "it's going to take 24 hours"
i said "well that's unacceptable after 8 years of me auto-renewing my domain and because of a glitch on your end"
register.com chick "please hold."
2 minutes later "ms. bennett, i just spoke with the tech person and they're making sure it goes through as soon as possible. it should be within the hour"
okay so around 6pm, the site was back up.
*brushing my hands off*
so, i'm probably about 30 seconds away from my heart exploding into little chunks.
at least it feels that way.
i'm either having the beginning of a stroke/heartattack or, and i'm hoping this is the issue, my sports bra is too tight.
it's a toss up.
anyway... just got back from walking and jogging around the Brick Reservoir. (more info here.) it was my first time there - very nice! it's quite close to my house. i was toying with driving to the spring lake boardwalk to do my thing today, but opted to check out the reservoir finally. glad i did.
it's HUGE! the only thing is, it's a 1.7 mile distance around it. today it felt like 17 miles (the wind was blowing and oh, that's right, i'm fat and out of shape.)
anyway... below is the latest time/run on my nike thing... note: when it goes UP on the yellow streak, that means i am jogging. when it goes down it does NOT mean that i've fallen onto the pavement... although, it was a thought that crossed my mind.
i tried doing 1 to 1:30 minutes of jogging and then 2 minutes of walking segments. and i'm listening to military cadence songs... and i feel like Bill Murray in Stripes.
i'm still having a heartattack i think.
soooooooooooooooo... what did i do?
i ate a cheeseburger, french fries and gravy for lunch.
that'll teach my heart! at least it knows that I am not going to be totally healthy now that i've started to run.... (it's calming down now that the grease is flowing through my veins)
well, my heart and i made it through the night.
sooooo, this morning i woke up early (8:30am) and headed over to the reservoir.
jog/walked for half an hour and wound up doing so for 1.9 miles
so far, no heart attack (and i didn't have a cheeseburger after... well, had a scrambled egg with cheese on whole wheat toast.... no gravy.)
ALSO... added my Dec 8th Jingle Bell Run/Walk and my Feb 16th Manasquan Mid-Winter 2 Mile Fun Run to this site here...
** i also took a sec to attempt to tweak and clean up my site a little... just minor things...
last night at 2am i paid for a $15 membership.
what am i now a member of?
(i just ate a scrambled egg & cheese on wheat toast.. double fiber toast... mmmmmm.... will wait an hour or so before heading to the reservoir to run, eh, jog.)
so i went down to the beach (Belmar Boardwalk to be more specific) not to the reservoir.
Today was beautiful out - about 55 degrees and dry. So i figured that the wind wouldn't be whipping like crazy at the ocean. (Not that the wind wasn't going insane yesterday at the reservoir.)
Set my nike+ for 2 miles. Did a lot of walking - the backs of my walking sticks were killing me, okay, not "killing me" - but i was reeeeeeeeeeally close to wanting to be a baby and not do my run after i started.
I must tell you that the Military Cadence songs that I have on my ipod have been AWESOME in keeping me going. Yeah, i know it's not a marathon that I've run, but, I hit 2.02 miles today which, not for nothing, I did run a decent portion of (for ME.)
I did "lamppost intervals". Every 5 posts I would start to run for 2 or 3 posts then I would walk for 5 posts.
For the first time, I'd set my nike+ to a "2 mile distance" and it was pretty cool because yeah once i got over the disappointment of hearing "you have gone .5 miles" and then "you are at the halfway point. 1 mile" when it felt like i was doing a half-marathon, well, towards the end he (my ipod voice - i've opted for the guy's voice, at least i feel like i am getting a little male interaction with SOMEONE.) anyway... he said "400 meters to go"
then i did a few running lampposts and heard "300 meters to go" did some walking. ran a lamppost at "200 meters to go" and then when i was feeling like just walking the rest of the way i said eff it and at "final 100 meters" i fricking RAN the entire length.
yeah, it's a small thing maybe to you, but me and my jelly legs were pretty damn proud.
- and Paula Radcliffe was proud of me too (she piped in and said so)
i know that they sayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy "take a rest day" and "you shouldn't run on consecutive days"
for some reason, i have run 5 days in a row and want to go out and run/jog/walk today too...
okay, only part of me REALLLLLLLLY wants to do this -- that would be my brain.
the other part, my BODY, is saying "oh, Erin, this couch is sooooooo nice. Just hunker down and do some work whilst elevating your legs and slathering up on the icy hot"
technically, i am not in "pain" - but my body knows that "something" is up and is a little stiff.
i'm just afraid that if i don't go out today and at least walk, that it'll be that slippery slope and i won't want to go back out there and do it.
back in june i was kicking ass with walking every day and also doing strength training... every day.
then on july 11 i went to Boston with friends and when I came back (even though we walked a ton there) i just slacked off and didn't work out at all
maybe i'll just walk around the condos a few times - and then go back out run/walk/jogging tomorrow and try to work up to 3 miles.
I'm blaming the nike+ sport thing on this whole predicament now... why? because i am digging "beating" my last workout and also the challenges that i've signed up for on there
i'd planned on maybe hitting up this Reindeer Run 5k in Point Pleasant on sunday, but i think i'll just wait and do the Jingle Bell 5k next saturday in Belmar.
I made a vat of Chicken Dumpling Soup last night (Nana's recipe.) and ate like 20 dumplings... think i'll have some more for breakfast :}
so, i get tons of spam BS in my inbox... and i pretty much ignore the stuff and hit "spam" or delete.
lately there's been an influx of "male enhancement" spam... why I need to increase MY penis** size, I don't know.
here are some subject lines --- the spelling errors are theirs, not mine - i know how to spell dick and penis.
"Your dik will never be laughed at in year 2008!"
"Is your small pen!s size constantly made fun of? We'll change it!"
"Show that you're a real man deserving a real phallus!"
"Make your dik the envy of all your dudes in year 2008!"
"If your warrior of love is too small, you may lose this war"
"Only with bigger package will you realize your manhood better!"
anyway, I won't show all of the subject lines, but, the reason why i am posting this entry is because of the latest one to find its way into my inbox:
"Turn your weewee into real monster!"
seriously? really. do men click on these things? "weewee" --- really?
** note: I do not have a penis.
not for nothing, but in watching the coverage, Hillary's campaign HQ in Rochester, NH has a decent printed HILLARY '08 sign... while 2 doors down there's a storefront that has "OBAMA 08" in white graffiti spray paint in the window --- it's a little shoddy looking.
[UPDATE: Welcome to the folks visiting here from CNN!! Feel free to comment, I won't bite... well, that is, unless you call me an "assclown"]
[UPDATE UPDATE: I've been corrected, the "graffiti" is not spray-painted, it was hand painted by an Obama volunteer.]
[UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE: Word on Main Street is that the hostage taker does NOT have an Obama strapped to his chest, but DOES have a lot of flair.]
[UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE: the SWAT guy who just walked away from the building with the latest hostage --- wow! he had a nice round head from what I could see under his helmet. I wonder what my local SWAT guys look like... no no, don't worry, i shan't take anyone hostage with road flares.]