Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tree Tings Tuesday

I know, it ain't quite Thursday yet but I felt like banging out a few things now and I can't change the calendar so I improvise.

1. LB The Speaker: I volunteered, they accepted. Before the start of the Loper season, I volunteered to speak in one of our meetings. We meet for 30 minutes before each of our Sunday runs and the topic varies. I offered up my services to talk about motivation. By sharing my story I hope to motivate fellow Lopers to get through their long runs and overcome whatever challenges they may face. On Nov. 27 I will have the chance to share my story with the Lopers. I actually already have, as I gave a speech at the 2010 Loper Banquet. That was one of the highlights of my life, to be honest. I still get chills thinking about the standing ovation I received. I mean, honestly, how many times in your life are you going to get a standing ovation? And it was heart-felt, not a token standing o. I'd wanted to give the talk sooner but late November will work well also. We'll be on the cusp of knocking out long run after long run at that point, plus the holidays are always a time where a little extra motivation is needed. A while to go before then but it's been finalized. And this time, unlike my speech, I will record it and share it here for you all to see.

2. Cluster Eff: Yvie said this to her mom on Sunday: "Sometimes my room is a Charlie Foxtrot." This is very true, her room sometimes is pretty bad. I think it's hilarious though since she used the term perfectly. I told her a while back... "Yvie, if there's ever a situation where something is like a gigantic disaster and it seems like everything is going wrong, you can used the term 'Charlie Foxtrot' to describe it." Nice to know she listens!

3. Not Rockin' Out: I sacrifice a lot for my girls, including music. I've burned several musical soundtracks and the girls have enjoyed them quite a bit. Commonly found in our CD player: Annie, Sound of Music, West Side Story, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. I'm thinking of burning Phantom of the Opera and throwing that into the mix. I don't have Oklahoma but that might be another one. Any other suggestions? I know I'm digging a hole though with each new musical I introduce them to but oh well. Mrs. LB is big into musicals and she wanted the girls to enjoy them as well. I guess I'm doing my part, despite how much my ears suffer.


Kathleen said...

Try the Lion King musical, it's amazing :) Les Miserables is my personal favorite, and In the Heights has some gems and is very danceable.

I've also heard a few snippets from the Book of Mormon musical, and it's absolutely hysterical. You might enjoy listening to that one!

I love musicals too, if you couldn't tell.

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Man, that's so cool that you get to share your story. You are a constant motivation through your blog. I can't wait to see and hear the speech! You'll be awesome at it!

Whitney said...

My Fair Lady, The King and I and Oliver. Love that you do this with your girls.

misszippy said...

Don't leave out Mama Mia or Rent. Both fun ones!

Megan said...

What a Charlie Foxtrot!! TOO funny! My husband works in a nuclear plant, and he has to use the phonetic alphabet all day long, so I am very familiar with all the letters.

You should burn them the Chicago soundtrack!

tahoegirl said...

Jersey Boys? :O)

Mark said...

The Music Man is one of my favorite musicals. Yes, I'm a guy and I enjoy musicals.

Jephy's Mom said...

Not a musical but Chris de Burgh's Spanish Train and other stories is really good. It's old though.

Maria said...

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Big River (one song with swear words, if that makes a difference to you.)

Once Upon a Mattress (based loosely on the Princess and the Pea)

Congrats on the speech thing!

Willoughby said...

I'm so glad you'll be recording your speech on motivation! I often think of your journey to fitness while I'm pushing through a workout.

Thumbs up for Yvie! That's too funny!

Musicals, musicals.....can't think of a single one. I do, however, recommend sharing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody with them.