Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Leftovers (Oct. 15)

It's Friday. It's official that in less than 48 hours now I'll be running my second half-marathon of the year, third ever, and my first race since the San Francisco Marathon. I'm getting pumped! Anyway, more on that either later today or tomorrow and then of course a race recap Sunday night or Monday.

For now, the leftovers...

Word Association

Play along here.
  1. Intruder :: Alert

  2. Repelled :: Projected

  3. Trench coat :: Long

  4. Lipstick :: Red

  5. Humongous :: Gargantuan

  6. Oven mitts :: Baking

  7. Case :: is Dismissed

  8. Daughter :: Girl

  9. Attorney :: General

  10. Shaken :: not stirred

Good stuff as always.

Five Question Friday

And another Friday fixture, the Five Question Friday hosted by the awesome rockin' Mama M.

1. What is your favorite Halloween candy?

Oh, candy. Well, I try to avoid it as much as possible but Smarties would be my favorite. They're actually not too bad calorie-wise. They only have 25 calories per roll, so even if you eat two you're not exactly killing yourself. Three or four or five... well, then it adds up. When I open a Smarties roll, I always try and eat just one or two at a time but inevitably I jam all the pieces in my mouth. Oh well, what are you going to do?

2. Do you fold your socks?

Yeah, I do. Well, Mrs. LB folds them since she folds laundry but she folds them I think because I was so picky about that. I guess it's just that that's how my mom used to do it and it does help you keep track of them better. So yeah, even my running socks which are pretty small to begin with are nice and folded up.

3. What is something that you wish you had been warned about?

Interesting question. After much thought, I think I'd have to say that I wish I'd been warned about how a female goes to the bathroom. I have daughters, you see. But I never had sisters and never EVER had an interest in anything bathroom-related when it came to the ladies. But with daughters, you pretty much don't have a choice but to take an interest. And really, that's not the right word. It's more like you have to arm yourself with knowledge, however disgusting it may be.

I may have told this story before but I will share it again because, well, because I want to :)

I took my daughters to Disneyland in early 2008 and we were just starting to potty-train Kennedy. She had on a pull-up and it was the first time she wore one there (we had just gotten season passes for the first time and I'd already taken them several times before then). So Kennedy tells me she has to go to the bathroom. I took her quickly, went to the bathroom right around the corner from Alice in Wonderland. We go to the handicap stall (my stall of choice because it has plenty of room for me and my girls, well, when I used to take both of them into the bathroom together) and I had Kennedy sit on the toilet.

Now, this was one of her first times sitting on a big toilet, not the tiny potty-training toilet at home. She needed to have adjusted, but she didn't know. And since I was nowhere near skilled in those arts, I didn't know either. She sat kinda close to the edge of the seat and I figured the pee would just trickle downward.

Imagine my surprise then when it shot out, like a fountain. All over her pull-up. And part of her pants. I'd been leaning against the wall but leaped off it, blurted out a startled 'Oh no' and pushed her back towards the middle of the toilet. I think I needed to have adjusted her hips too, I don't know. It was like the blind leading the blind.

Someone should have warned me.

4. What is the most significant difference between you and your significant other?

TV viewing. Mrs. LB likes a lot of TV shows and likes to watch TV in general and I don't. In some ways, that's great because we don't fight over the TV at all. I guess since I don't hardly watch it, when something comes on that I really want to watch (and it's usually a game of some sort) then she is very cool with it. But those must-watch games or shows are few and far between. I honestly don't care about television. I'll watch shows with her and I'm not completely ignorant about TV shows. I even enjoy watching some shows with her... but not Hoarders. That is the most infuriating show ever. I feel like yelling at those people "Just throw all that crap away!" but it's not that easy, I know. Still, it's beyond infuriating really.

There are basically two shows I like to watch and follow: Burn Notice and South Park. I don't watch SportsCenter (ESPN bugs me). I don't watch the evening news (I get my news from the Web). I don't watch sitcoms. I don't watch crap. We could get rid of our TVs and I'd be fine (except we would need a place to play our Wii I suppose).

5. What are three words you would use to describe yourself?

Three words, three qualities that I possess, or at least three qualities I think I possess



tahoegirl said...

I am voting for race recap Sunday please. Nerves, in this case, are good. I wish you well and remember to have fun.

Funny bathroom story. It happens.

Eastlyn and co. said...

Hi, visiting from 5QF. Good luck with your half-marathon. Even though I don't know you personally, I know that if you run marathons then your 3 self-descriptive words have got to be accurate!

Willoughby said...

"....and then of course a race recap Sunday night or Monday." You're still going to update FB after the race with your results, though, aren't you?

I loved the bathroom story! Very funny! Reminds me of when I was potty training my son and I had to ask my husband about the sitting vs standing thing. What do I know? I'm a girl!

Burn Notice is awesome! I never thought I would like it, but I got hooked when they had a marathon during the summer. The new season starts next month.

Lisa said...

ha ha, funny pee story. I guess I have the same with my son. Never had brothers so I really had no clue.

And then there was the time at the doctor's office when I had to help in pee in a cup...oh never mind.

Good luck this Sunday. I'll be thinking of you.

LyndaB said...

LOL.. loved the bathroom tales. I have a similar blindness when it comes to boy mechanics - nothing but sisters, nothing but daughters. My grandsons make me feel like a novice.

Kath' said...

I had Smarties as my candy too. I shove the whole thing in my mouth at once.
When I was in school I had a boyfriend named Marty and I made up this song for him
Marty loves smarties
Smarties love Marty
Smarties make Marty Smart...
Come visit my blog and join my October Blog contest. Kath' at

Cindy Swanson said...

Yes, the bathroom story was great! :)

I enjoyed your answers, Luis. Best wishes on the race!

Oh, and Burn Notice is great, but I'm not a big South Park fan. :)