Tuesday, November 30, 2010

funny looking animal of the week!

morning wod

run 1600M
rest 3 minutes
run 1200M
rest 2 minutes
run 800M
rest 1 minute
run 400M


total: 26:13

Monday, November 29, 2010


another heartbreaker

The Buffalo Bills lost another heartbreaker yesterday, in the worst possible way. My boy Stevie Johnson drops a pass in the endzone in OT for the win...

I'm not even mad at him. I'm sad for him. Check out the beginning of this article:

"Tears still were welled in Steve Johnson's bloodshot eyes when he stepped down from the podium, walked out of the postgame interview room and exited Ralph Wilson Stadium up the tunnel ramp.

Based on how he was dressed, he should have headed back to the locker room. But Johnson clearly was in another world as he dejectedly trudged toward the parking lot in a sleeveless shirt, basketball shorts, his red Buffalo Bills leggings and untied sneakers."

I mean, is that not the perfect analogy for the entire Buffalo Bills organization and fan base over the last 20 years?

Tough loss and a tough drop, Stevie. But I'm sticking by you. Partly because you shaved "Why So Serious" into your head. But mostly because you're a hard worker and a player who doesn't give up no matter what team you're up against or how "bad" your team is supposed to be. I'm predicting a huge game out of you on Sunday.

And a Superbowl next year!


this mornings workout


row 1000M
50 thrusters (20#)
30 pull ups

row-4:15. Total- around 10 min... had to walk downstairs to get to different equipment.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

brightest - copeland

photo via seabirdblog.com

Friday, November 26, 2010

dad's magazine



today's workout:
Helen, subbing OH squats for pull ups since someone was on the pull up machine.

400M run
21 kb swings (20#)
12 OH squats (15#)
3 rounds, around 11 min.

then the pull up machine opened up so i did 3 sets of 12 for good measure.

then my mom picked me up from the gym. not having a car makes me feel like a little kid!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

so thankful.

today is the day of turkey. and the turkey trot. and potatoes. and cranberry sauce. and football. and stuffing. and stuffing ourselves...

oh yeah, and thanks. so it only seems fit to take a few minutes and let you all know what I'm thankful for this year.

First and foremost, I'm thankful for the movie "A League of Their Own," which is actually on the tv in the other room as I type. Betty Spaghetti just found out her husband died. Tears are welling up in my eyes. Greatest movie of all time? Quite possibly.

But let's get down to business, with the help of a few photos.

I'm thankful to have parents like this:

a brother with which I can have facebook convos like this:

a family that knows how to party like this:

friends like this:

and this:

and this:

and this:

and so thankful that i got to do some really cool things this year, like this:

and this:

and this:

and this:

...i could go on and on. hope everyone has a great thanksgiving.

stevie johnson!

whoever wrote Steve Johnson's yahoo fantasy update really had a fun time with it this week:

Wed, Nov 24
Johnson has been fined $5,000 for the league for sporting a "Why So Serious" display underneath his jersey after scoring a touchdown against the Bengals, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Recommendation: Even the Bengals receivers appreciated the Joker response toward Cincinnati's Batman and Robin duo, so we suppose it's all in good fun, even though coach Chan Gailey wasn't busting a gut. Perhaps Johnson owners should wear a "Why So Fortunate" T-Shirt underneath their uniform of choice at next year's draft day, as he's gone from a bottom-of-the list/undrafted guy to a top-20 fantasy receiver. The Bills will probably be throwing his way regularly again this week should Pittsburgh get out to a lead or have its usual success in stuffing the opponent's run game. If you're an owner, when it gets to your turn at the table Thursday, remember to give a word of thanks to Johnson's low-cost, eye-popping production this year.

i will be giving thanks for him today at the turkey table... !

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

via ffffound.


As many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
run 400M.
5 deadlifts (20#)

5 rounds +.03 miles.
used a treadmill...

funny looking animal of the week!

Thanksgiving Edition

Monday, November 22, 2010

morning yearning - ben harper

mad men - behind the scenes

real cool set of photos from Rolling Stone from behind the scenes with Mad Men.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


got a new camera. reese photoshoot ensued.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

an image of home

Friday, November 19, 2010

no fly drank.

whats that jet blue? you don't serve drinks on short flights, so no free dranks? and you lost my luggage?

in the words of snooki - wah.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

fly drank.

What's that Jet Blue? We get a free cocktail on the plane if we flash our JetBlue Amex card in the flight attendant's face? Rusty and I will take you up on this tonight.

teach me how to dougie.

after watching, I still don't know how to dougie. but the song gets in my head every time I see the standings of my fantasy basketball league - teachmehow2dougie currently in 4th place.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

wild is the wind - cat power ft. nina simone

funny looking animal(?) of the week!

Monday, November 15, 2010

todays work out

"blake" scaled down:

100 foot walking lunge with 10# held overhead
30 box jumps
20 wall ball shots (8#)
10 push ups

4 rounds. 19 minutes.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

top dogs.

although I really love dogs a lot it doesn't make sense for me to get one right now. i need to find someone like a boyfriend/husband that can take care of said dog while i irresponsibly lay around and watch television. or at least someone to take care of it during the wintertime when it's cold out. or when it's a puppy and not housebroken. or when i want to sleep in and the dog's sick. or when i get an autographed derek jeter ball and the dog gets a hold of it and eats it (sorry bec...)

anyways, can't hurt to dream. here are my top dog candidates if i was getting a puppy RIGHT NOW:


So adorable. But there are a few drawbacks to these wrinkly critters that make me second guess the choice. Problem 1 - sometimes when they get too fat, we go from cute to...eh...slob-like. And speaking of slob, I think these guys drool a lot too. But I guess at the point the pup gets fat or slobbery, i'd already be loving it for the long haul. So there's that.

There are lots of rescue shelters with dogs that need homes. And a lot of the pups I've seen on these sites have a little pit bull in them, which can scare some people. But they are still adorable. And I'm sure if I showered them in a cocoon of love they would become just as sensitive and emotionally unstable as I am. Which means instead of biting children and entering dog fights, my pit bull mix will be laying on me while we watch reruns of Friday Night Lights and both cry hysterically. Always good to have a good crying partner who won't judge. To see how adorable these puppies are, check out the doggies available for adoption right now at Animal Haven in NYC.

These guys went from not being on my radar to BAM being pretty high up on this here list. And I give a lot of credit for LE PETIT PUPPY for this quick turn around. LE PETIT PUPPY is a dog store with a pretty explanatory name. If you speak the slightest bit of French you can figure it out. Anyways, whilst visiting said small puppy shoppe, I saw the smallest Boston Terrier puppy that melted my heart. Honestly, I had to really think of something terrible to get my heart to freeze over again before I left that store. These little guys are cute as hellz.

Come on!!!! Look at their ears!!! ...I don't even think I have to say anything else. Except Tim Lincecum has one that he bought after winning the Cy Young award and named Cy. Pretty bad ass. I guess the only problem here is I'd have to wait to win some sort of notable award before naming my big eared bundle of joy.

1. LAB - aka best dog in the world.
Okay, I'm the first to admit that everyone who has a childhood dog is biased for the rest of eternity to liking that breed best of all. Unless said childhood dog turned out to be a monster that bit your friends or ruined your clothing or something else unthinkable. But my childhood dog never did that to me! She was THE BEST. Labs have every quality that I want for myself as a person -- they're smart, funny, fast, loyal as hell, happy, and really good at hunting. Sure, their hips might not work so well when they get up there in age, and maybe they'll grow weird lumpy non-cancerous tumors as well when they get old enough to have a grey beard around their happy muzzles. But dammit, labs are everything dogs should be and more. If anything, I want my children (insert prayer that someday I have children) to grow up knowing the joy of having a great childhood dog. I also want them to get to watch Saved By The Bell. I hope it's still in syndication when they come along. But back to labs... just read or watch Marley and Me and I'm sure you'll agree. They may be a handful, the love they give you in return is well worth it.

Sunday 5k!

25:36...not sure how, but I chopped over a minute off my last time! Maybe it was the new route to Liberty State Park. It's always more fun to run with Lady Liberty watching.

Friday, November 12, 2010

curtis(c) got slapped by a white teacher

please read. all 40 pages. and also please note how cutis' mother has copyrighted his name. why?

i don't know. but it's glorious

thanks to our troops

this is a day late, but to all who have served our country, past and present, thank you.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

i wish you love - rachael yamagata

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

breaking legal news - you can sue 4 year olds

Imagine this:

2 kids ride bikes with training wheels down the street of Manhattan, with their parents supervising. One of the kids, 4 year old Juliet, hits an elderly woman causing her to fall and break her hip and require surgery. The woman later died 3 months later of unrelated causes.

Her estate SUES the children and their parents for negligence. And yes, apparently the children can be held accountable, says Justice Wooten:

Mr. Tyrie “correctly notes that infants under the age of 4 are conclusively presumed incapable of negligence,” Justice Wooten wrote in his decision, referring to the 1928 case. “Juliet Breitman, however, was over the age of 4 at the time of the subject incident. For infants above the age of 4, there is no bright-line rule.”

Now those little rascals will be held ACCOUNTABLE for their actions!

(cue thousands of neighborhood grumps walking onto their front lawns and raising their flabby arms in victory)
(also cue Clint Eastwood pointing a shotgun at you and growling "Get off my lawn.")

Monday, November 08, 2010

lumberjack 20 scaled wayyy down

This morning's work out got me good. Thought I was okay until I left the gym and was seeing spots and felt like I was gonna pass out. Good thing I scaled down...

20 Box Jumps
Run 400m
20 Pullups
Run 400m
20 Overhead Squats (20#)
Run 400m
20 Deadlifts (30#)
Run 400m
20 Burpees
Run 400m
20 KB Swings (20#)
Run 400m

Had to go up/down the stairs a few times to get to equipment. 26 minutes.

Le'Ron McClain has one of the best player pictures I've ever seen. I also like his reference to himself in the 3rd person in his quote below.

funny looking animal of the week!

This might be my favorite in a while.

via Christine Edwards Photography.

Friday, November 05, 2010


As a member of Derek Jeter's 24 Hour Fitness, I received an email a few weeks ago with the opportunity to enter for a chance meet Derek Jeter. I decided to enter even though I knew the odds of winning were low. Then I totally forgot about it.

...until this morning when I received a phone call where I told I was a WINNER of the previously mentioned contest.

In other words - I GET TO MEET DEREK JETER!

What a great way to start the day.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

dan mills.

so good


today i did the "barbara" workout for the first time.

20 pull ups
30 push ups
40 sit ups
50 squats

5 rounds, 3 minute rest between rounds.

I only rested 2 min. between rounds.


yeesh. tough one

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

in marv we trust

Today marks the anniversary of the day in 1986 that the Buffalo Bills announced Marv Levy would take over as head coach.

At the ripe age of 10 months, I remember reading the article about Marv's hiring in the Buffalo News. I probably showed my approval with a dirty diaper, or some words of gibberish, but I knew that great things were coming for the Bills.

Boy was I right. Marv led the Bills to a record of 112-70 during his tenure as head coach, along with 4 Super Bowl appearances.

112 wins. Wow. That's 112 more than we have on the season.

All of us here (me) would like to thank Marv for his leadership, fine coaching abilities, and overall great manliness as head coach of the Buffalo Bills football organization.


Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Heart of Life - John Mayer

i am famous

check me out in this pic steve submitted to Straight Cash Homey! such a famous profile. watching the bills with worried glances.

funny looking animal of the week!

rock the boat. rock the vote.

i actually didn't vote today.... whoops

via ffffound.

Monday, November 01, 2010

after a while

This poem was recited at a rehearsal dinner I was at once. It seemed an unlikely choice for the occasion, but stuck with me nonetheless.

AFTER A WHILE (Veronica Shoftshall, 1971)

After a while you learn the subtle difference
between holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
and company doesn't always mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
and presents aren't promises
and you begin to accept
your defeats
with your head up
and your eyes ahead
with the grace of woman,
not the grief of a child.

And you learn to build
all your roads on today
because tomorrow's ground
is too uncertain for plans
and futures have a way
of falling down in mid-flight.

After a while you learn
that even sunshine burns
if you get too much
so you plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone
to bring you flowers.

And you learn
that you really can endure
you really are strong
you really do have worth
and you learn
and you learn
with every goodbye, you learn...