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Monday, February 22, 2010

Don't You Need New Shoes to Spring Forward? I DO!!


As for adding "spring to my step," I KNOW the Nike Air insoles help...=)

Hello, followers of five...I need your help...spring has come again and I am without shoes for the season. I have selected a few but I need to wheedle it down to a maximum of 4...so I need your opinions...I love the bags but I just don't think I can afford one right now.


So take a look at the pictures at the top, follow along from left to right then top to bottom...choice number one is:

ELLY: This is a great shoe for everything. Sort of a dressed up flip flop, with shorts and skirts, casual but comfortable. This woodbury color is FANTASTIC!

JOCELYN SANDAL: THIS IS HOT!!!! I freaking love these shoes. They are good for work and casual. This color is great on this shoe!


JOCELYN WEDGE: This is a cute shoe, dressy or casual, and comfy too!


GWALTNEY: This shoe will come out in a Gunmetal Silver, and that is the color I want. It is different from ANYTHING that I have ever owned and would be a leap out of the box. Silver is the new neutral but am I that brave? will it be as versatile as some of the others?

HALSLEY: I would want this one in black. Last spring/summer I had a black flat sandal and a bronze flat sandal that I wore TO DEATH with EVERYTHING. This would be this year's black sandal since the one from last year ended up in pieces...actually, I wore the for two years...so maybe not that bad...

PHOEBE: This would be the new bronze sandal from description above. I really love the way this shoe looks, great neutral but the gold adds pizazz...

and last but not least...

VERONA: This shoe is reminiscent of a shoe I bought YEARS ago at nordstrom's for $30 on their sale rack. It went with EVERYTHING and was the perfect work shoe...

I need your help! I know, choosing which awesome shoes to buy isn't the same as saving starving children or victims of a natural disaster...in fact, this is a great problem to have...but it is still a problem...keep in mind, these shoes do not cost a lot and they are all within $5-7 of eachother so don't let that sway your opinion.



Thursday, February 18, 2010

Is it Overkill?




Sorry to blog sooooo much about sharks but my friend, you know who you are, Dahling, sent me the funniest thing today and I thought I would share it with my loving audience! Enjoy it is FREAKING HILARIOUS! And for those of you who might accompany me to the beach....watch out...I am armed and a fast swimmer!


How to Survive a Shark Attack


1. Don't Swim in the Sea:

Over 99% of shark attacks occur in large water masses, also known as oceans. The way to establish if you are in an ocean is to taste the water, it will taste salty.


2. Swim with Fat People:

Always make sure that there are fat people already in the water before you enter. Chances are you will be able to swim faster than them and save yourself.


3. Don't go into the Water Without a Knife:

That's to stab the nearest swimmer when you see a shark. As soon as he/she bleeds profusely swim as fast as you can to shore and claim you tried your best to save him/her. You might end up getting an award for bravery.


4. Listen Intently:

All sharks have a "theme song"- If you hear the following swim for your life: Da-dum, Da-dum, Da-dum, then swim for your life. If it sounds like this: dadum, dadum, dadum, you're already gone.


5. Don't Panic:

Stay calm when a shark bites you, it's over. You're gone and it doesn't help you to try and survive. The people on the shore will appreciate it. They don't want to hear your mad yelling and screaming, it's not nice. Please think of the children.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Graduation Day for ME!


Okay, 2 things...


1. I have doubled the number of followers from 2 to 4! Woo-hoo! If my avid readers would spread the word and progress my plan for World Domination I will consider a giveaway!! =)


2. I have graduated. Now I know this is not a big deal in the scheme of the world but boy did it make me happy! =) I was merrily swimming along (and by merrily I mean swimming as hard as I could to leave the other guys in my bubbles) in the slowest lane of the Masters Swim Class at the "Y" (Now for the record, the class is full of triathletes (and I mean realer triathletes than me) and really fast swimmers so I had safely placed myself and my ego in the slowest lane) when the coach stopped me mid-exercise. She said, "Next week I think you should swim over here in the next lane." I said, but they are faster than me! She said, "You're in between though and you've lapped this guy twice already." I felt great and a little scared! Those people are faster than me and I don't like being lapped so this will make me push harder and faster. While that will inevitably make me a better swimmer it will also make me hurt a bit more and that scares me...what if I fail out of the 2nd slowest lane and they send me back to slowest lane-dom?

And also...I feel like the slowest lane guys will think I am putting on airs or think I'm too good for the slowest lane. Any suggestions on master's swim class lane graduation etiquette??

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wetsuit + Ocean = SHARKBAIT!


So, I really do have to apologize for posting twice in one day but my avid followers will want to know the breaking news...a kind and gentle kitesurfer was SURROUNDED by a group of sharks and fatally attacked. The Sharks in question are NOT of the Puerto Rican variety often found in the 60's on the streets of New York singing and dancing...no...these are the great white, cold-blooded variety that desire man-flesh above all else.


Now, I know what some of you will say...he was alone, it is a rare occurance, blah blah blah blah!! All it take is one (or a whole pack of) sharks to decide that you might be the next best thing since beef jerky! So what would make a group of sharks swarm and molest this young man with their razor-sharp teeth? The article suggests that perhaps they are juvenile sharks and didn't know that the lycra-clad man was not an appetizer...is that supposed to make me feel better???? New sharks are born every single year which means there is always a fresh crop of juvenile sharks...and this, my friends, is why I do not participate in triathlons with ocean swims...or any ocean swimming as a matter of principle. (This freaks me out WAAAAAY more than the possiblity of alligators in Augusta!)

A GIVEAWAY!

I have become OCD with Giveaway's lately because I have been religiously following my Google reader account. So...I really want to win SOMETHING! And I think I would really enjoy this particular prize. So go and check out the giveaway at Racing with Babes, or not because then I have more chances to win...=) Doesn't that sound just like me?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My Life According to UrbanDictionary.com

So the newest silly thing to do on Facebook is to look up the definition of your name on UrbanDictionary.com (go ahead, try it!) and post a sample definition for yourself. Good gracious...some people seem to know some very nice, and apparently super hot, Emily's out there! Here are a few examples:

1. slang term for a highly attractive and sexually intriguing individual.
ie: she drives me crazy, she's such an Emily.
2. The cutest girl you can ever meet. Most emily's have the most beautiful eyes which if stared in to long you may lose track of time. They also have the nicest body and the cutest smile. Emily's are the cutest most beautiful girls you may ever get to know. If you know an emily then you are considered lucky they will never leave you and is always there for you and you can trust them no matter what. If you date an emily never let them go, they will be your best friend for life no matter what through thick or thin.
Guy1: is that a super model
Guy2: no thats just emily
3. ...the thing is there's just really no way to define Emily. When you know her you understand how amazing she is and you will never want to be without her.
Emily. 'Nuff said.

So basically I find I am so awesome that I am undefinable...Wow, they have a lot of nice things to say about us. So then I decided to look up Emily Richardson to see what they say about me as a whole...and while there was no definition OF me there was a definition posted BY me (well, some Emily Richardson in the world which is weird and freaks me out that there are more...but there are!) and it is this:

LOCE:
Meaning you love someone but you love them more than the word love. You say this to people who are always there for you and always make your happy
I Loce blake more than anyone ever could. (hmmm...I wonder who Blake is...obviously SO important to me I couldn't capitalized his name properly.)

I also googled my name, which is always weird to see your name in print for things you don't know anything about and apparently I am a dead lesbian from somewhere out west and I died in a car accident with my girlfriend, Emily. (Wow, two Emily's are even better than one!) So while there is nothing wrong with being a lesbian, if thats what one decides, there is something distinctly wrong with being dead. So I want to state for the record that I LOCE being alive! I LOCE it even more than I LOCE Blake!! Enjoy!