Death by Eurythmics

1.  Well, it happened. It’s race week and I’m sick. Not like I expected to win the Miami ING Half Marathon, but I at least wanted to do better than my last drunken burrito-filled half marathon. I’ve done some speed work, but not nearly as much as I’ve wanted to. So, I’m pretty sure I’m doomed this weekend. All I know is that I will crawl 13.1 miles to get that sweet, sweet medal.

So shiny!

2. Speaking of the half marathon this weekend, I finally get to meet one of my absolute favorite bloggers! I’ve been reading her blog for almost a year now and I’m pretty sure we’re secret besties because we are both equal parts OCD and crazy. We’ve never met in person, so that doesn’t make it creepy at all that we’re sharing a hotel room.

3. My weekend won’t end at the race either. When I get home from Miami on Sunday, hubs and I will be heading down to the House of Blues (also known as the taker of iPods) to see The Kills in concert. Not only have I been waiting for them to tour anywhere near me for awhile, but I also can’t wait to see what else I can possibly lose at the show.

How many of you have no idea who The Kills are? Smile

4. Now that my iPod is gone, I listen to Pandora all day at work. I didn’t know it was possible to shuffle that much Eurythmics from 8am to 9am, but Pandora has managed it. So, I’m taking the plunge and putting my music on my Droid for now. I’m not a fan of putting music on a phone. I like having a separate iPod for that. I listen to music so much that I constantly worry about my phone battery dying at just the wrong time and not being able to call for help when I’m trapped under a boulder.

5.  I can’t listen to Pocketful of Sunshine without thinking of Easy A. (Pandora likes playing that one too.) I’ve even given myself ample time away from the movie. It’s been a couple years since I’ve seen it and still when that song comes on – it’s all I can think about.

6. At what point have you eaten too many carrots?

I ate that whole bag yesterday with some plain Greek yogurt/Ranch dip mixture. I actually bought those carrots for the bunny but I’m trying not to eat out this week and desperate times call for desperate measures.

7.  Hubs and I saw Bad Teacher over the weekend.

We were fully prepared for it to suck and planned on turning it off 30 minutes in and renting Rise of the Planet of the Apes instead. But we actually made it through the whole movie. And it was pretty funny.

8. Being Human is back on. FINALLY. Does anyone else watch this? It’s on SyFy (there’s a British version too) and I wrote a post about my love for this show last year. I’ve been waiting for it to come back because I don’t have enough to watch already.

Anyway, if you like ghosts and werewolves and vampires that share an apartment together while hi jinx ensues, you’ll probably like this.

And I know that just sounded dumb. But it’s actually good. Pinky swear.


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29 responses to “Death by Eurythmics

  1. I don’t think I’ve eaten a full sized raw carrot in years. I always get bags of baby carrots. I hope you feel better!

  2. Do you want to borrow Dan’s iPod shuffle? I can just throw a bunch of songs on there for you (maybe tons of Coldplay or an exclusive “Eurythmics Only” playlist). We found the charger for it when he was searching for my iPod — and he doesn’t use it. Let me know!

  3. We’re the two best friends that anyone could have! We’re the two best friends that anyone could have!! Get ready for a live serenade where I butcher other lyrics into whatever happens to strike my fancy. 🙂 Oh, and I saw Rise of Planet of the Apes and it was shockingly awesome!

  4. Kim

    I love Being Human! I discovered the show when I was home sick one day and there was marathon of it on SyFy! I was an instant fan. I have to say you and I usually have similar taste in music, movies, and tv, but I have to disagree with you on Bad Teacher. I thought it was awful.

  5. Sorry you’re sick. I think it’s going around because I’ve caught it, too…only my plans are to sit on my rear this weekend.

    You are more than welcome to use my iPod, too, but I’m warning you now that there’s far more rap than you’d ever expect on it. Bet you had no idea I’m such a thug. 😉

  6. I agree with Melissa … I went into Planet of the Apes the same way you went into Bad Teacher and found myself super into it. And that’s saying a lot — I’ve been having to deal with awful James Franco cameos on General Hospital for the past two years. Oh crap, did I just admit that out loud?

    And I’m 100 percent with you — I hate loading music onto my Droid because I feel like that phone uses any excuse to drain its battery. Sometimes I’ll stream Pandora on it tho, rather than loading music. Hmm, I wonder which is a worse battery sucker?

    • I’ve wanted to see Planet of the Apes for awhile now. I’m a big lover of James Franco. I even got Pineapple Express for Christmas. 🙂 So I’d probably pop some champagne and watch him on General Hospital. No shame there.

  7. Until you turn an odd shade of orange, I think that you are safe eating those carrots with reckless abandon.

    I am SO pumped to hear about your half marathon with Miss Hungry, Happy, Healthy!!!! And a little jealous of your rendezvous if I am being honest! I hope that you feel better friend. Hey, maybe all those carrots have magic healing powers, no?!

  8. Nikki

    I love Being Human! I got hooked on the British one and they follow the same script do it sucks to know the storyline but I still heart it 🙂

  9. I liked bad teacher actually, i liked camerons part in it haha.
    and everytime i hear damn pocket full of sunshine i always think of easy a too HA!

  10. You ate a whole bag of carrots?! DAMN!

  11. David

    Watch the heavy carrot-eating! Susan Dey in her Partridge Family days did that and drove the make-up person nuts dealing with her orange skin!

  12. Seriously, when will Tara Reid ever learn???!

  13. Laughing so hard at that Youtube bit. Glad to know I’m not alone in my singing like a dork. 🙂 Love Planes, Trains and Automobiles too…poor John Candy. Love this post, good luck at your race.

  14. Where can I get this greek yogurt ranch dip!? That sounds delicious.

    I’m really sad that I cant come to Miami anymore. I’m gonna miss out on that sweet medal! Huge bummer. I hope you feel better before the race! Run fast!

  15. Mz. Teri

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles! LOVED that movie!

    I started watching Being Human after you talked about it on your blog last season. It’s my guilty pleasure. My oldest daughter gives me “the look” when she sees me watching it and says “Really? You’re really watching that show?” I guess she feels I would have more advanced taste in television programs than something with vampires, werewolves, and ghosts. I told her it’s all your fault, Paula! 😉

  16. I was actually surprised so many people hated Bad Teacher. I watched it with my husband and best friend and we all thought it was hilarious! We also went in with very low expectations – maybe that’s the key?

  17. Here’s my beef with carrots. I feel like I chew and chew and chew. And then chew some more. Know what I end up with? Orange carrot mush in my mouth. Am I the only one that happens to?

  18. Stefanie

    You have eaten too many carrots when you start turning orange. Seriously. Vitamin A poisoning. It happens in real life.

  19. Hope you feel better soon! 🙂

  20. Have to say that the BBC version of Being Human is much better. 🙂

    I really liked Bad Teacher, it was pretty funny.

  21. GOOD LUCK THIS WEEKEND! I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a bunny carrot – only baby carrots for this girl. And your poor bunny – is she deprived and carrot-starving-to-death?!

  22. Love the ranch dip idea! Although I think I’ll stick to baby carrots.

    And, I really liked “Bad Teacher.” I found it funny. I don’t care if almost everyone else disagrees with me.

  23. Jennifer

    I LOVE the UK version of Being Human! I don’t think I could watch the US version!

  24. Good luck with your race. I hope the shiny medal is all that you dreamed of! Feel better soon!!!!

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