Tuesday! Tuesday! Tuesday! Ah, blessed Tuesday. The day where I can write a post with no special purpose or theme other than to empty out all the little bits rattling around inside my brain. So nice.
*The space bar on my computer isn't working right and if I'm not really observant and press it really hard when I'm typing, everythinglookslikethis. Annoying.
*To answer those who asked last week, no, I did not google random toilet facts. Some of them I actually just knew. The others I've written down on a little list that I keep when I find things that intrigue me. Sometimes I share them with you. How much of a geek am I?
*We went on a Volksmarch on Sunday. This translates roughly to "people walk" and that's exactly what it is. You go out to the town that his holding it, register (usually a few Euro), get a card that has to be stamped at the checkpoint (checkpoints if you're doing a long route) and off you go. It's not a race or anything, you can start anytime (usually from 6am to 2pm) and take as long as you like to finish. It's kind of weird, but whatever. We had fun. A, her kids, Indy and I did the 5K route (3.1 miles) and M and S (A's husband) did the 10K (6.2 miles). The routes wander through the local woods, farmland (the paths around them) and the town. It's such a weird concept to me. I just can't see Americans getting up on a Sunday morning and go wandering along paths (in large groups, I mean), just for the fun of it. KWIM? And there were hundreds of people there. Hundreds. When you complete the course, you turn in your stamped cards and got to choose a "prize." They give out medals or mugs, which is cool, I guess. Except they give out left over ones from past events. Indy got a medal from 1990 (he's actually working on a collection of old medals he's gotten for Volksmarches) and M and I both chose the beer mugs from 1986. Whateves. At the end, we hung out in a fest tent and drank beer and had french fries. Worth it!
*I love Gilmore Girls.
*Mel Blanc, who played the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.
*M hates (HATES) Gilmore Girls. This causes problems as you might imagine.
*Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food from freezing. Who knew?
*My brain hurts.
*We started school yesterday, and I've been reading and reading and reading (and answering a million questions) for the last 2 days and that's probably why my brain hurts.
*My iron is still low. Boo! Stupid body. Get it together in there. Make some red blood cells already!
*My personal trainer is the master at back handed compliments. Need an example? Here you go. "You have really nice muscles under your fat." Great. "You're really flexible to be so out of shape." Good to know.
*German pretzels are effing amazing. And possibly why I have that layer of fat over my muscles.
*And finally, because it made me giggle:
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