Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Leftovers (Feb. 12)

The Leftovers...

Word Association

As always, play here.

1. Humbled :: Honored
2. Buns: Hamburger
3. Snowstorm :: Blizzard
4. Sweetheart :: Candy
5. Punch :: Drunk
6. Glass :: Water
7. Classical :: Music
8. Heels :: Tar
9. Twitter :: Account
10. Husband :: Wife

Pretty straightforward this week. Not a whole lot that needs 'splainin.

Groundhog Was Kind

I can never keep it straight. Is it, if the groundhog sees his shadow we get spring? I guess I never put much stock into it because our winters don't involve any of the white stuff.

Well, whatever the groundhog was supposed to see or not see in order for winter to end, he saw (or didn't see). But it's the West Coast version of the groundhog I'm referring to. Temperatures pretty much anywhere outside of the West are very low and snow and blizzards have hit other parts of the country pretty hard.

It's supposed to be 80 degrees here in Riverside on Sunday. For most of the next 10 days, the forecast is sunny and highs in the mid- to high-70s. I am definitely going to have to sneak in a run or three outside.

Of course, you take the good with the bad. In California on Thursday, there were 80 earthquakes that registered on the Richter scale. That's a high number but most of them were little. The highest was a 3.4 in Parkfield, and I'm not even sure where Parkfield is (quick check reveals its in the central part of the state, about 20 miles inland from where Cambria is).


After a few days of hobbling, I'm finally recovered from the marathon. I had to ref a soccer game on Wednesday and it very well. I did get a recovery run on Tuesday, a 2-miler on the treadmill in my garage. That was not exactly painful but comfortable wouldn't describe it either. I felt better during that run towards the end, though, and I think that helped me do well during Wednesday's game.

I felt a bit more winded than usual while running around the turf field but I was fine. I sprinted a few times and that went well. I have a game today (my final one of the season - yay) so I'll run around during that, but Sunday will be my next run. We have a six-miler planned for that day.

Then, I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things with running. I haven't quite figured out a routine but I do want to run at least twice, maybe three times. It just depends on what the Lopers suggest.

But I feel great and my legs are free of any soreness or lingering nicks and bumps... mostly. I whacked my shin stepping into the shower on Tuesday and I have a nice bump there.


I'm very excited for Monday. The girls and I will take advantage of the Presidents Day holiday and will head out to Disneyland first thing in the morning. The park opens at 8 a.m. and with any luck we will be there waiting for the tram at 7:30.

I went last year on this same day and it was slow in the morning but got filled up by the afternoon, so I probably won't stay all day but we'll take a few slow hours in the morning followed by some time at California Adventure, no problem.

The only bad thing is Mrs. LB has to work so it'll just be a three-person outing but we'll still have fun. It's tough for the four of us to go together which makes it more special when we do get the chance to go as a family.

LB's Song Of The Week

My weekly nod to children's music.

This song is rather popular around the LB house recently. The girls are into a show on Disney channel called Phineas and Ferb. They can watch the same episodes over and over again. I don't know, I'm not the biggest fan of that show. I prefer SpongeBob I guess because he doesn't often get on my nerves but that Phineas and Ferb show can get old for me.

Anyway, this is a song from one of the episodes. This song isn't my favorite but it's growing on me. Sort of. I didn't realize it was from the show until well after I'd first heard it.


Willoughby said...

80 degrees on Sunday and then mid to high 70's for the next ten days? I wish I were there. I get excited if we hit the 30's, lately.

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

My kids love that stinkin song. I actually had it running through my head just the other day.

ChristineM said...

(Typing as she raps....) "S to the I to the M to the P!" I will take THAT one over "Gitchy-Gitchy-Goo" ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!!! ;)

Enjoy Disneyland! Mrs LB can commiserate with me - I'm working too :(

P.S. Sorry to all for the mental picture of a white, 44 year old hip-hopper/rapper chick....

thrasherswife said...

How can you not LOVE P & F... Love that show, it cracks me up. Think I'm burnt out on SB... and this song has been sung around my house a few times!

Lisa said...

Have a great time in Disneyland!

Gld your legs are feeling better.

Phineas and Ferb? "Mom, Phineas and Ferb are making a title sequence"

Yeah, my daughter watches that show.

Katie A. said...

Yay for great weather! This is exactly why our property taxes are so high :)
Glad you're back in the game - enjoy the long weekend with the fam :) and say hey to Mickey for me!!

Jephy's Mom said...

I don't get Heels :: tar

Our local groundhog is Wiarton Willie.

If he doesn't see his shadow, there will be an early spring.

This year he saw his shadow so we get six more weeks of winter.

In my experience, we always get at least six more weeks of winter.

I soooooooo envy your 80 degrees.

Kerrie T. said...

Have fun at DL -- Please keep your hands and feet inside the monorail, we are now disembarking!

And thanks for your advice and encouragement today!