Monday, March 29, 2010


The song "Temperature" by Sean Paul is not so much appropriate.
But really fun to run to.

So, it of course became the theme of the weekend.
Someone just posted this video onto my Facebook.

The misheard lyrics of Temperature. Absolutely hilarious.

On A Half Shell

On Saturday night after the Cooper River Bridge Run (which was totally amazing! I highly recommend it to anyone!), we went to Folly Beach to eat at Bowen's Island...a seriously off the beaten path Oyster House.
Have you ever seen the episode of Seinfeld called the "Soup Nazi"? It's a lot like that. But totally worth it.
They just bring you a cafeteria tray of oysters and you go for it. Bam. But, there is an art to ordering it and if you get a little complicated with the staff...they let you know it.
But overall great setting. Great oysters. Freshly caught and steamed. It was really fun to crack open those puppies and go for it.

If you order the "All you can eat" option, they bring them to your table on a giant shovel and just throw the oysters onto the table. Amazing.
Sophomore at Montreat, Columbia, SC native & Gamecock Fan: Alicia Keel.
She kicked our butts across the Cooper River Bridge and throughout Charleston.
I was chasing her all morning long. I lost.
But she was a bandit in the race and so on paper: I win.
Amy Noll is contemplating NOT eating oysters.
I will get that freaking oyster. Whether it likes it or not.
The serving table.
Gross. But somehow sanitary?
I don't ask these questions. I just eat.
I am sure we will be back. It's just a matter of time.

Charleston. No words recap.

Friday, March 26, 2010


We are heading out to go run in the Cooper River Bridge Run momentarily and I know I have my priorities right because all I have been worried about this week is:


I must have good songs playing on the ipod or I will die going across the bridge.

So, I thought I would entertain loyal readership with the top 30 songs that I will click through QUICKLY to get me through at least the first three miles before I settle in.

Here we go:
The Distance: Cake
Things that Make You Go Hmm: C+C Music Factory
Ray of Light: Madonna
Whoomp There It Is: Tag Team
Temperature: Sean Paul
Rhythm Is A Dancer: Snap!
Cmon Ride That Train: Quad City DJ's
TubThumping: ChumbaWumba
Gonna Make You Sweat: C+C Music Factory
Cradle of Love: Billy Idol
It's All Been Done: Bare Naked Ladies
Rain King: Counting Crows
Stronger: Kanye West
Shake It: Metro Station
Pump Up the Jam: Technotronic
Dancing With Myself: Billy Idol
Anyway You Want It: Journey
Push It: Salt N Pepa
Poker Face: Lady Gaga
Pump It Up: Elvis Costello
Are You Gonna Go My Way: Lenny Kravitz
Show Me The Money: Petey Pablo
Love Me: Justin Bieber (Judge Me-GO AHEAD)
Rock Your Body: Justin Timberlake
Pump It: Black Eyed Peas
Kick Drum Heart: Avett Brothers
Tick Tock:Ke$ha
Fergalicious: Fergie
Right Now: Van Halen

There is all kinds of other assorted nonsense on the ipod to "get me through." But these are the top 30.

We are hoping for under 55 mins. We'll see what can be done!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My pet project for the last few months has been launching a new website

I really do love these products and if you click on the blog, you can see that my kids do too :)
I think that's because all of you know that between me and the kids, we can make quite a mess. Drinkclip's keep drinks safe so that they don't tip over when they are near your computer, on the floor or grass when outside.

We have been at a bunch of events with the Drinkclips and Beltclips and seriously, they really do work. I have them, use them and are even dreaming up new ways they can be integrated into my daily life. (I know that's my job...but bear with me.)

They are great and if you love will go there now and order up a couple. Cause...they're awesome and you could use them.

Then, take pictures using them. Facebook (become a fan! See the little link on the right hand side of this screen?), Tweet, YouTube, do whatever it is YOU DO. And then share them with the world and send them to Cause everybody can use a Drinkclip or Beltclip. No joke. Go now. Go!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Could It Be?

Am I speaking too early?
We did have 70 degrees AND snow together this week.
But I am going to Charleston to run and dig my feet into sand and eat oysters this weekend.

Could it possibly be almost April?
Which means the countdown to warm days?
Which means my olive skin will stop looking green and sallow and instead look healthy and fantastic?
Oh please say yes!

Especially since we just spent an arm and leg and an entire day moving mulch and pine straw around our yard and it still looks EXACTLY THE SAME.

I want flowers and green things to grow.
So no more frost, kay?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Boy, His Dad and the Ball

I forgot to mention that it was my big man's birthday last Friday.
We spent the day you do on your 34th birthday.

I love him so much and I can not imagine my life without him.
Happy Birthday sweet husband.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Triple Falls

On Saturday, the weather was beautiful and Amy Noll and I took the kids to Brevard to go hike in Dupont National Forest.
Three miles, five waterfalls.

It was amazing-seriously. The trails we hiked have a back story that is connected to Young Life and unfortunately, a good guy lost out on a lot of money. But--I am really glad he did. Or we would never have gotten to visit these waterfalls. Way to go North Carolina!

The kids did a great job and we had a really nice time in the 70 degree temps walking in the woods together.
I can't believe that this hike is only 20 minutes from my house!