3 Things Thursday

1. Tuesday night I took Emme outside to pee, as is what you do with small dogs. She was playing around in the yard and it was raining. I was tired and wanted her to come inside. She kept looking at me like “ummm no” and as I stood there on the back porch with the door open I had this sudden chill and looked over my shoulder to where the gate to our yard is located. Right next to my back step (where I was standing) was this…


Obviously not my picture and truthfully it did not have its mouth open. I have NEVER seen a live opossum before and I was like WTF seriously WTF!!! I screamed so loudly, I’m sure my neighbors all appreciated it and I yelled for Emme to come inside. Well, then I decided it would KILL her and yelled at her to wait and stay there. Poor thing was so confused! Of course in the instant it took me to see it, the thing ran away. Try convincing me though, that it wasn’t trying to come into my house and assume my identity! Sadly, I have a sneaking suspicion it has taken up residence in my empty shed.

2. My job is not just counseling, it’s for my local county. Which means our building houses many different public health aspects. We have launched some type of awareness campaign where all the floors have a different board with a “FYI” message. Our floor has one all about influenza and other communicable diseases. I walked around clapping and singing “I had a little bird, her name was Enza. I opened the window and in-flew-Ezna” the day it was installed. No one was amused.

On a related note. The following is located on another floor of the building. I erased identifiable info, not because I think you’re stalking me, but because I am not sure if I’m allowed to have identifying info for my employer. My only reactions are 1) I agree and 2) Was this ever a question?

3. Thanks to one of my favorite bloggers and I wish close personal friend…Cely of Running off the Reeses, I know the following exists. Apparently in several forms, thank you GOOGLE. Thanks to my Facebook friends I have sooooo many ways I should enjoy it. Thanks to my “chosen lifestyle” I don’t know when I will ever enjoy it! See, I won’t drink on a work night (unusual, right?) and I won’t drink the night before a race or major training run. Leaving me with approximately May 25th before I can consider buying any.  Party at my house?

Oh wait I don’t think this is allowed on my intensive program? Hmm 1 month reward if I do well?


6 thoughts on “3 Things Thursday

  1. Possum are the creepiest looking animals! I once opened my back door at night to find a possum inches away from me. I don't know who was more frightened – the possum or me! Ick!

    I'll be by on the 25th for drinks! 🙂

  2. May 25th until you can have a drink! wow! ha. that is will power! jk – but seriously. I like to enjoy a glass of wine on a Friday night after a long work week, even if I do have a long run planned for the next day. Although maybe I should make it a large glass of water instead!

  3. OMG that opossum is scary looking!! That would totally freak me out. And hello, there's such a thing as cake vodka?!? Why did I not know about this. Also, I love your goal for the UA Women What's Beautiful competition. I'm excited to follow you and know that you will rock your goal!

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