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PR time!

6 May

Hey all!

Just a quick note about the Flying Pig.  My mom and I did awesome today.  It was a perfect day, starting out with a temp of 57 and warming up to upper 60’s by the end of the race.  Sunny with blue skies and just gentle breezes now and then.  Since they were predicting warmer weather for this race there were water stops at every mile.

The big news is that mom and I walked our best Pig yet!  We finished in 3:22!!  How awesome is that!?

Some how we’ll have to top ourselves for our 10th year anniversary next year!

Thanks to all the volunteers, police, and Flying Pig coordinators.  It was truly a great race!

Now, it’s off to watch the rest of the Reds game, drink some water, and maybe take a nap!

Check out WLWT if you want to watch all of the inspiring finisher stories.  One finisher even got proposed to!


Carb loading in Cincinnati

5 May

What’s up Pig people?!

It’s the day before the Flying Pig Marathon and we are getting ready to head down to Cincy!

A question some of you may be asking is where do I eat?  Well….  Last year mom and I ate at Via Vite and Nicholson’s for lunch and dinner.

In years past we’ve eaten at Sorrento’s,  Betta’s Italian Oven, and Teller’s

If you want a pre or post race snack I would most definitely say go to Graeters!  It’s seriously the best ice cream ever!

Wherever you go today I would probably suggest making reservations.  It’s Cinco de Mayo weekend and people are going to be everywhere.  So either get there early, make reservations, or be prepared for a bit of a wait.

If you want to know how to get ready for the Pig check out my previous post!

See you at the Finish Swine!

“I want to go to there!”

31 Jan

Welcome to February!  Well, almost.

I spent the weekend going out to eat at Burton’s Grill, which was delicious!

Walking.  Trying to get back on track with training since I’m doing the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincy in May.  My mom and I have been walking the Flying Pig Half Marathon for the past 7 years!  Can you believe it?  It’s an awesome race and I am so excited to walk it again with my mom.

Mom, Auntie Anne, and Allie!

We’ll look something like this, but not walking in the snow, and not in Detroit, and it’ll only be the two of us.  But, ya know, other than that…

Today was only a half day at school.  It always seems that half days are crazier than normal days.  Why is that?

Who are the three funniest people in the world? Who are the three funniest people you know personally?

The three funniest people in the world are:

Tina Fey – no matter what, Tina Fey always makes me laugh!  She just has smart humor and knows how to get to the audience and make them laugh.

Steve Martin – I mean come on!?  The Jerk, Planes, Trains and Automobiles…  “If I could have two wishes this holiday season it would be that 30 million dollars would be given directly, to me.”

Steve Carrell- He is hilarious in the office.  It’s so awkwardly, painfully funny.

The three funniest people I know personally are:

My Auntie Anne:

Need I say more?

I can always remember her making me laugh!  And she still does.

My brother

My good buddy Arla

Arla is a work friend.  She always can tell a story or little anecdote to make you laugh and lighten the day.  I am glad that she’s around 🙂

This was hard to whittle it down to three.  I love my family and all of them make me laugh on any occasion.  I come from very comedic stock, I must say.

Speaking of family… My heritage is mainly Eastern European.  My father’s side is Hungarian and my mother’s is Polish.  So, how do you make a girl from Eastern European descent happy?  I’ll show you!

That would be Polish Kielbasa, mashed potatoes, and sauerkraut.  This was soooo good.  So good in fact, we had it again for dinner tonight.  The sauerkraut was especially yummy.

What we did:

2lbs of sauerkraut (drained)

1 1/2 cups of gin (we didn’t have that much gin so we used 1/4 cup of gin and the rest of Magner’s Ale)

1 teaspoon of carraway seeds

1/2 stick of butter

Put everything in a pot on medium heat except the butter.  Heat to a simmer and let cook about 30 mins or until the liquid has reduced by half.  Add in butter and enjoy!  Super easy and delicious!

What, what!?

18 Jan

Saturday was a pretty cool day here at “The Beach.” And by cool and I mean snazzy not actually cold, although it was.   First, there was baby shower to attend, with super awesome food, cute children and dogs!


Onesie making...


There was a brief respite at home before going out to eat at Luna Maya and the Norfolk Admirals game.

I have to send a shout out to Luna Maya (http://www.lunamayarestaurant.com).  Their restaurant is amazing!  This is the second time we’ve been there and it was just as delicious as I remember the first time.  We both got drinks (Mango Mojito and Sangria) and both were too easy too drink.  For dinner I got the Burrito Con Raja’s and Leanne got the Chorizo Burrito.  Both burrito’s were the size of the plate, which was not small…  Needless to say we didn’t finish them that night.  Besides being huge, they were quite tasty!

After gorging ourselves on chorizo, rice, cheese, beans, guacamole, and alcohol we moseyed on down to the Admirals game.

If you can’t tell from the picture; the ice is pink in honor of Susan G. Komen.  It was Susan G. Komen night and there were a ton of people there, which was awesome.  It made for a really exciting and loud game.  The Admirals won 3-2 and had 50 some shots on goal! Crazy!

Alright, on to postaday2011.  The topic for today is…Describe a time when you witnessed bravery: a) in your profession. So here’s the deal.  I witness bravery everyday in my profession.  What profession is that, you may ask?  Teaching.  You have to be a brave individual to stand in front of a 20 or so kids day in and day out and teach them what they need to know.  Not only to pass each grade, but also really teaching them how to make it in the world.  Sure, it may sound uber cheesy, but it’s true.  They are all relying on you to give them the knowledge that will carry and stay with them for the rest of their lives.  Kind of a scary thought, no?

Yes, that is a group of 80 first and second graders.  Yes, they are in fact at a theater.  Yes, we took about 80 first and second graders to see the Lion King in Cincinnati Ohio.  And then yes, we drove them through Over the Rhine (accidentally) on the way home.  But, that’s a different story for a different day.

Wordless Wednesday!

30 Dec

Hello!  It’s Wordless Wednesday.  I know I haven’t played much in the blog world lately, but I’ve been busy!  Really, I have.  Busy eating too many Christmas cookies.  Busy shopping with money don’t have.  Busy just being with family!  So enough yappin’…

Truly, too yummy for words!

I hope everyone is having a great Christmas break!  How have you been spending your time off?

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