Ice Bucket Challenge and ALS Education

In recent weeks, my newsfeed has been filled with several Ice Bucket Challenges to raise money for ALS research.  I have watched the people I know and friends-of-friends become overly animated once the cold water and ice sinks through their clothes and douses their skin.  Most of the videos have been entertaining.  In recent months, there were a number of fire departments in our area (WV that is) who took on the Cold Water Challenge, this phenom spread through fire and police []

I fought the law and the law won…

So, I went to traffic court today.  I was the recipient of a ticket I thought I may be able to talk my way around.  My court time allowed me to not miss work, just go right after.  At my job, I am allowed to wear t shirts.  So, I felt a little self conscious that I had one on…until I walked in.  There was a girl in a bathing suit with a coverup over it.  That is it.  There was a []

TV: Where Does The Good Go…

Before I even put this blog to print, I would like to just thank Sandra Oh for bringing to life a character I have loved for ten years.  She was bold, blunt and amazing.  For that, for Christina Yang, I say thank you. Now, on to my thoughts regarding her exit from the show…  Peace out Yang. When I first read about the eminent exit of Sandra Oh from Grey’s Anatomy, I was terribly saddened. After thinking about it, I realized it []


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Huntington Health Revolution 5k

2014-05-03 Huntington Health Revolution 5k (I am behind the stroller – you can laugh later) The race had an 8:00 start time.  We were able to arrive at 7:15 and have more than enough time to amble around Pullman Square.  The race was a little disorganized in that people did not know where to register or where the starting line would be.  There were no volunteers in the area of Pullman Square to direct the stragglers on where to go.  I had []

Fortis Et Fidelis (Brave and Faithful)

Fortis Et Fidelis. Those are the words over the arch in Ritter Park, Huntington, WV.  On March 29th, I ran the Lucky Charms Glitter Run and we made our halfway turn around the archway.  The saying translates in English to: Brave and Faithful.  I like that.  I like that a lot.  At the end of the race, the winners were presented with their medals and a box of cereal.  That is unique.  Every race has their thing.  This one was sugar coated []

I Am A Victim Of My Circumstances (or) How I Survived My First Half Marathon

This blog will be long, self-serving and all about running in New York City.  If you have issues with any of those, just move along to the next post….  Oh, you’re still reading?  Well, ok then, continue at your own risk. On March 15th, I was able to say that the longest run I had ever taken in my life was seven miles.  March 16th, surrounded by friends (both old and new), I participated in the 2014 NYC Half Marathon.  I never []

India Black #17

So I read the book India Black.  It was not that bad.  Espionage.  A madam of the local brothel is drawn in.  Was an easy read. Now I have the other books in The Strain Trilogy and the GOT books to get to….

Funeral In Berlin #16

It was like trying to eat a mouth full of dry chicken without anything to wash it down. Horrible, just horrible. I am almost ashamed to count it in the numbers.

Finally Dead (14 & 15)

Dead Ever After and After Dead Dead Ever After is the book all the Stackhouse fans were waiting for. Who does Sookie end up with?  A twoey?  Will she be a fangbanger her whole life?  Questions questions questions.  I will not answer that one for you.  I can say that this book wraps up all of the bad guys so that when it ends, Sookie is able to have a Happily Ever After like The Little Cinder Girl and all the other []