Saturday, February 23, 2008

triathlon training

My husband, son, and I along with a family friend and some new friends from the YMCA are going to do a sprint triathlon at the end of next month. We have been wearing ourselves out to get ready. Here are a few of my favorite things about the training I'm doing:

1. learning some new tips and techniques

2. making new friends

3. working hard

4. lots of good sweating

5. a feeling of accomplishment

6. makes me feel better

7. keeps me young

8. a great topic for conversation

9. setting a difficult goal that I hope to reach

10. doing it with others is more fun

paying online

A couple of months ago, my blogging friend Sire talked about how important it is for businesses to accept payment online. I know that if I am looking for something online, I would like to be able to pay for it online. understands this and is making it easier for businesses to accept online payments. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. simple to go from an internet search directly to purchasing

2. no hassle of going store to store

3. get what I want when I want to get it

4. Accepting Credit Cards on Website is easy

5. no sitting in traffic

6. an Internet Credit Card Processor alleviates a lot of paperwork

7. knowing the site is secure puts my mind at ease

8. saves time

9. accepted by most online businesses

10. shop anywhere in the world

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Remembering the 80's

I got one of those forwarded emails today about being a child of the '80's. Yes, I was a teen in the 80's, so some of the stuff on the list I was already "too old" for. But it got me to thinking about some of my favorite things of the 80's:

1. The Cosby Show

2. Family Ties

3. "Where's the Beef?"

4. "I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!"

5. Asia

6. Care Bears

7. Rubik's Cube

8. graduating from high school

9. going to college

10. meeting my husband!

Friday, February 15, 2008

last game of the season

Tonight was my son's last basketball game of the season. Actually, the school they were playing did not have enough players to make their B team tonight, so some of the B teamers got to suit up with the A team. They got to play for the last minute of the game! Here are a few of my favorite things about the last game of the season:

1. get a break (ha!-track starts Monday)

2. get to watch my son try a new sport

3. hopeful sights set for next year

4. no more 6 am practices

5. one down, just a few more to go

6. get to meet new coaches

7. meet new parents

8. see new athletes

9. watching track will be a new experience for me

10. successful season

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


I am not too crazy about rodents-whether they can fly or not. But we have been reading about bats. I know they are good for the world, and they are pretty cool. Here are a few of my favorite things I've been learning:

click to enlarge this picture-you will see thousands of bats heading out at dusk to catch some insects-the large object is a hawk trying to catch some bats

1. eat insects

2. make nurseries to keep their babies

3. can make their tail membrane into a little basket to catch the pup when it's born

4. very cool to watch as they come out in droves at dusk

5. harmless

6. gentle

7. clean

8. almost all are rabies free

10. nearly 1000 species

Friday, February 1, 2008

Chinese New Year

Tonight we celebrated Chinese New Year a little early. Our Chinese friend had a family member in town who is leaving tomorrow, so we wanted to celebrate "Reunion Dinner" while we were all together. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. all being together

2. the visiting family member getting to celebrate with us

3. holding the new baby

4. fried rice

5. fish

6. stir fry veggies

7. fruits

8. reading our fortunes

9. chocolate covered fortune cookies

10. watching all the kids have fun playing together