Monday, October 27, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Who knew that I would soon be turning those words in on myself. Oy! I have never been a great runner. I ran track in middle school-- but nothing serious. Of course, various knee and ankle injuries in the last several years have thrown me out of commission a few times.
So back in July we were at my aunt's in VA... she had seen an ad for the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon. My cousin, Jessica, was all for it. I would **LOVE** to be able to tell people that I have accomplished such a feat... I just don't know how REALISTIC it is for me to think I can do this. Well. I am doing it. Offically registered as of today.
"This is FANTASTIC!"
Here is what truly motivates me to do this: The race takes place on March 8th. That will be the 8 yr anniversary of my mother's passing. I always like to do something special and motivating on that day. So... this will certainly qualify for both! And yes, it will certainly get my ass in shape... which has been a goal for how long now?
This will be a great weekend, no doubt... aside from the 13.1 miles of tortuous running... It will be a girl's weekend-- hence PRINCESS... Me, Aunt V, Jessica... and possibly Aunt Liz and Mae to cheer us on...
So here is what I am asking in return-- PLEASE encourgae and motivate me for the next 5 months! Cause boy howdy! Will I need it! Feel free to tell me I am crazy and insane as well... but do it with a smile, please... Perhaps it will ease the pain....
PS-- CONGRATS to Leigh who ran her first marathon today in San Francisco!! (She was probably even wearing lipstick!)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
OK... So I have been completely uninspired in the Halloween costume department.... This is strange as I LOVE Halloween! It is my fav holiday... I love dressing up... being someone else... or playing a character...
That being said.. Lacy and I found me a good costume while in Nashville a couple weekends ago... VEGAS! Yeah, it's kinda "risque"-- but how fun! And how WILSON!
So then today I get an email from Pete... he and Heather have found me the PERFECT costume... Let me explain... I LOVE Mr. T.... I am a child of the 80s... I loved the A-Team... and Mr. T is my FAV... I used to say that I wanted him on one side and my dad on the other side walking me down the aisle... of course I also wanted Nell Carter to sing... alas...
Well one year on Halloween we went to the Old City... and I was perhaps a bit tipsy... so we go to this one bar and I say to Pete, "Look @ the guy dressed as Mr. T! He's awesome!" I proceed to yell, "Mr. T!!" Pete replies, "Um, I don't think he is in costume... I think he is a bouncer..." and indeed he was... So that is the night I almost got Pete killed by some guy that could be Mr. T's brother...
So option 2:
I realize I would look RIDICULOUS! (wouldn't be the first time...and certainly won't be the last...)
So which should I go for? Cute/ flirty? or Hilarious?
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Wish that Phil was gone from Rocky Top
Sent away from the Tennessee hills
Aint' no wins or fans on Rocky Top
Ain't no SEC thrills
Once we had a team on Rocky Top
Half run, the other half pass
Quick as a mink,
but strong as mountain men
We still dream about that.
Rocky Top come back to me
The best in the SEC
Good ol' Rocky Top
Rocky Top Tennessee,
Rocky Top Tennessee
Once some Vols fans climbed ol' Rocky Top
Lookin' for a Gator kill
Phil got out-coached on ole Rocky Top
And Phil always will
Phil can't coach no more on Rocky Top
The game has passed him by
That's why all the fans on Rocky Top
Are singing Me Oh My
I've had years of cramped-up Neyland life
Hoping for a simple win
All I know is it's a pity if Phil
Will be our coach again
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Justy, in honor of your wedding day
We have some new rules we'd like to say.
Rule #1 is still no screaming.
Fighting before bed interferes with dreaming.
Rule #2 is an important one:
continue to smile, snort, and always have fun.
Rule #3- Say I love you everyday.
Because of this, everything will be A-OK!
Rule #4 isn't hard:
Keep rockin to music-- David Cook, Bon Jovi, & the occassional piano bar
A vocabulary lesson is rule #5:
Zoinks, Humphs, Indeed, & Gadzooks will halp you to jive.
Rule #6 I will not touch.
It's simply perfect and we use it so much.
Rule #7 is where it's at:
Always show patience to children, Pacman, and Matt.
Rule #8 we debated to share
So let's just say, be careful when sitting in a chair.
McGirl time in Vegas is rule #9.
So sorry, Matt, to leave you behin (d)
So let's raise a glass to rule #10:
Enjoy your lives together & All of your friends!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
The time has come...
Got my nails, toes, hair, & brows done...
Heading to Nashy in a few mins... then on to VEGA$ on Monday....
I cannot believe it is finally here!
Someone warn the DRAGON! (ha ha ha!)
Pictures will be posted... well, some of them (wink, wink)
Thursday, October 2, 2008
see more puppies
So school this week has been crazy... I am tired and UNmotivated... we are **ALL** ready for break... Here are some highlights:
The kids were asking me about cheerleading practice today (YES, I am temporarily in charge of the cheerleaders...) I told them we have practice tomorrow and that I would be teaching them a dance. Last year our cheerleaders did the macarena (sort of...) It was EMBARRASSING!
So this year we will be learning a hip hop dance (thanks to my recent undertaking of hip-hop classes)...
One kid said, "Oh-- so we aren't doing the margarita this year?"
Wilson: "Um, no. **WE** will not be doing the "margarita" this year."
kid #2: Isn't margarita an adult beverage?
Wilson: Yes, hence why **WE** will not be doing it.
Today we were discussing statues and memorials that honor people and historical events... someone mentioned a statue of Dolly Parton @ Dollywood...
one girl said, "I don't know how they made a statue of Dolly and her BIG hair!"
Needless to say, hair was NOT what I thought she was going to say.
And I quickly moved the conversation along before anyone else could comment on Dolly's other larger than life qualities....