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Weekend Wrap-Up

May 5, 2010

I may as well start on Friday, when I was duped by a friend into running 3.2 miles under the flag of the Crystal City Friday 5k. I did not know how far 5k is until finishing at around 31 minutes. I walked several times and near the end walked right up to and past a cameraman. I have no pride when it comes to competing in endurance sports.

Within the last mile, a girl came jogging up behind me and tapped my arm and gave me a smile for moral support. She said “Let’s go catch the girl in the pink shorts” (about 10 yards ahead of us). I was so ashamed about not having an excuse to just be slow that I sprinted past the herd as she and others groaned “Oh, come on! Really?!” I walked a couple more times, but never long enough for those masochists to catch up.

On Saturday Michael and I rolled out of bed and up to the roof to catch some rays. I also caught up on my statistics. When we got hungry, we headed to our favorite sandwich place in Clarendon, Earl’s. We used Michael’s iPhone to “check in” on Yelp and enjoyed a Cuban and Italian in the out-door seating on Wilson Blvd.

Shaky due to us moving with the music!

I met up with my mom to catch 70s-inspired rock jam band My Morning Jacket at the Merriweather Post Pavillion with center seat tickets courtesy of a work pal who couldn’t use them. If you think we look alike, you’re wrong.

Sunday was a blur of sleeping in, shopping for kayaking schtuff at REI, Vietnamese fare at Eden Center followed by a food coma, then a couple of episodes of my new favorite show available on Netflix “Lie to Me.” Check it out!


What’s Funny on the Internet: Chubbles

April 27, 2010

I really hate to do this, but I LOL’d and now feel obligated to spread my shame of cruel humor felt from this Internet meme. For those of you who spend more time sleeping than on the Internet, an “Internet meme” is something – usually ‘annoyingly inane’ – that for some reason or another has caught on with hard-core Web surfers.Meet Chubbles. She’s chubby. She’s running. She’s holding bubbles. And she’s been ‘Photoshopped’ into all sorts of exciting scenes.

Here she is detonating a bomb.

Running from hungry bears.

And here’s Chubbles bonding with the Jurassic Park gang.

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Don’t Blame the Teachers

March 27, 2010

via Reddit


Theodore Roosevelt Island not a Gimp’s Destination

March 13, 2010

Dear Arlington County,
Many parking lots are utilized by the temporarily or permanently disabled folks – but the GW running/biking trail by Roosevelt Island is not one of those places. Please re-assign these two spots so that people don’t have to wait in line for cars to leave the usually full lot. I took this picture from my car window while doing just that!

Paige C. Rasmussen

Roosevelt Parking on a Saturday


Snowmageddon Stranded me in Santa Monica!

February 10, 2010

No I’m not complaining. I’ve gone shopping, seen sites, jogged along the beach at sunset…what more could one want out of being snowed out of DC in February and “stuck” on the coast of the peninsula that faces Malibu?! I anticipated a return to DC after only a few days here so I kept myself on East Coast time. I’ve always wondered what it’s like getting up early and now I know – it’s like being asleep by 9. Heh.

I’ve been meaning to update my blog with my goings-on but my BFF Sarah beat me to my romp around town last weekend, complete with pictures. I just have an emo shot of me taken with my webcam in my room at the Channel Road Inn. I have been doing a lot of business writing and especially reading. My hair is a mess from being let down after a jog. It’s 8:30pm local time and I’m ready for bed!


Demotivational Spelling Error

January 11, 2010