June 5th, 2009: Freak Out

Guys I totally forgot to tell you about the monster bug we dealt with yesterday!  So I’m smacking stuff around in the kitchen and open the dishwasher to put something away, then I proceeded to totally freak out in typical girl fashion.  Crawling around in the bottom of my dishwasher was a HUGE thousand-legger bug.  For the love of all that is holy I hate these bugs.  They creep me out more than creepies (8-legged nasty things) do.  They are just so gross and can grow to be gigantic.  If you don’t know what one is, feel free to google it.  I don’t even want to look for a link because I don’t want to skeeve myself out! :p

So I’m freaking out and upon hearing the cry for help Scott rushes in to my rescue.

Me: It’s in the dishwasher!!!!!11! *pointing and hopping around on my tiptoes*

Scott: What?!

Me: In there!

Scott: Oh man.

Because he totally hates those bugs too and they creep him out. :lol: But it’s one of his tasks so he has to take charge.  I leave and run to the bathroom and do other things to take my mind off the situation.  I come back several minutes later only to find Scott still staring at the dishwasher and now armed with half a roll of papertowels and a bamboo skewer.

It was a very strange moment at the HQ at this point.

After watching Scott poke at it with the bamboo skewer (because it went into a very awkward section of the dishwasher, you see), I left to go get the big guns.

The vacuum.

Oh yeah, if it wasn’t going to come out and be skewered then smothered in Bounty select-a-size, then it was going to get sucked into the black hole of dust, hair, and whatever else lives in the vacuum bag world.  My part in this was only suppling for the demand.  I provided the weapon and then plugged it in to provide power.  All grunt work was outsourced and that includes removal and disposal of the bag.

Then it was over and all returned to normal at the HQ.  Part II of this story will be the thrilling tale of how we first came across these retched bugs. It involves team work and a very young Scott and Andrea.

But you came for the eats and not stories right? ;)  So I’ll move along.

Wow did I ever wake up totally groggy this morning.  I hate that because the stupid bedtime voice starts talking to me about snuggles and sleeps and other lovely things.  I did my best to ignore it and got myself up and moving.  Usual routine of getting Rocky fed and watered, then I was out the door on this very chilly morning for a run.

It was glorious!  I got 2.5 miles in without any back pain or issue in my leg.  Hooray!  My endurance is just shy of suckage but that’s okay, it will come back I know it.

Chocolate Silk

I had my beautis CS and stretched my little legs out.  Then I put on my comfy robe and poured myself some coffee.

Mug of coffee

Coffee was delish this morning.  I read blogs for a while and got my dinner post up.  Then I got Scott up and putzed around a little bit more.  It took me a really long time to get hungry.  I’m not sure if the 1/2 Clif I had before my run was super-powered today or what but I didn’t eat till 10am.  Normally I would have been passing out hungry by that point.

Bowl of yogurt with fruit and granola

I only had something light:

  • 2% Fage
  • Fruit and nut granola
  • Cranberries
  • Frozen raspberries

It was the perfect portion!  Then I took Rocky out for a walk and came across two curious things.

1. Columbus, Ohio is the first state I’ve come across where yard sales/garage sales/whatever are held on Fridays.  Where I come from (and every place else I’ve lived) they have been on Saturdays and Sundays because it’s the weekend and people obviously have more free time.  But not here, it’s Fridays.  And people flock to them!  Who are these people who can hit yard sales on Fridays?  Because if they have Fridays off I want to know how they scored that.  What is the schedule like for yard sales where you live?

2. I also do not understand the appeal of wearing shorts so short and tight it splits your butt into two equal portions.  How is this comfortable?  Scott says he thinks they are airing themselves out.  I say, if that is the purpose then tight shorts are counterproductive.  Clearly baggy and commando would provide for better circulation.  Discuss.

After all this pondering and highly deep conversation, it was time for lunch.  Funny how using brain power totally works up a hunger!  Since I know we’re going to dinner later, my goal was to get in some good amounts of fruits and veg for lunch.


Salad (staple! And hoping to score another one tonight!)

  • Mixed greens
  • Shredded parsnip
  • Shredded golden beet
  • Shredded beet
  • Cucumber
  • Broccoli

Dressed with a bit of yogurt Caesar.


Black beastie smoothie:

  • 1.5C Vanilla almond milk (just okay)
  • 1.5C water
  • 2 huge handfuls of spinach
  • 2 skinny carrots
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen mango
  • Frozen pineapple

Blended to make this totally nasty color.  I only hope I don’t come across this same color later on if you get my drift.

Dip and crackers

Crackers and eggplant dip!

Salad, smoothie, and crackers

That’s a pretty loaded up lunch, no?  I had three crackers + dip and most of my salad but not all of it.  And all the black beastie.  I have to say that I really enjoy the shredded veggies in salads.  I feel like I get a lot more in the salad without making it too puffy bulky causing things to spill out the sides.  I normally shred up a bunch and then save it in a baggie for salads later.  Saves time because grating stuff can be a pain sometimes.

Okay kids, I’m off to get some stuff done!  It’s date night tonight and I’m beyond stoked.  Scott and I are going to Bonefish Grill.  As per our goal for this year, we try to stick to locally owned restaurants but 1. we love this place and 2. we have a gift card that we are not gong to let go to waste.  We’ve been meaning to go here for ages!  Actually it was supposed to be celebration dinner for after both of my races but we never made it.  That’s okay, we’re hitting it today!  Wheee!

6 thoughts on “June 5th, 2009: Freak Out

  1. EWWWWWWWW EW EW EW….blastie we don’t have Bonefish grill but it sounds fantastic!!

    And as much as I would love to discuss the mystery that are shortay shorts….I’ll leave it for another….never :)

  2. Garage sales are usually on Sat here, since most are at work on Fridays.

    As for the shorts, I’m guessing that most guys or girls that wear them aren’t going for circulation ;)

  3. OOH I hate bugs! Especially the MASSIVE ones in Arizona. They look like they’ve ingested growth hormones or something!

    Nasty crazy short bootie shorts are grosssss. Why do they think we want to see that? And it has to be sooo uncomfortable, too. Ick.

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