but what does it MEAN??

27 01 2011

So I got my new USA Ultimate membership card in the mail today–shoutout to Michelle! (haha)

I don't think you know who you're dealing with!

You’ll note two things. 1 – I used my high-level MS Paint skills to spraypaint over my USAU ID # so you loyal blog-stalkers — I’m looking at you, Wix! — can’t steal my ultimate identity and go playing in USAU sanctioned tournaments all willy-nilly UNDER MY GOOD NAME. 2 – I don’t know if you knew this about me, but I’m LEVEL 17.

Wait.

What the heck does “Level 17” mean?? There is no explanation on the back of the card, next to the card, in the envelope, or on the USAU website (that I could find, anyway).

So I’m forced to make up what it means. Obviously. I like Genny’s explanation.

Genevieve: It means you should be getting your Helm of Handling in the mail soon and with 2000 more EPs you go to level 18 and unlock the Greaves of Possession

me: oooooooooooo  THE GREAVES?!?!?!?!?

Genevieve: Yeah. Awesome. Let me know when you are level 20 – I got some cheats for that level




happy birthday to my favorite ms paint artist

14 01 2011

just passing this on from your friends at the aviary





4:30 saturday cannot come soon enough

13 01 2011
black and yellow

everything we do, we do it big

From probably my favorite Pittsburgh blog – thatschurch.com





25 before 25

11 01 2011

Inspired by Amanda’s facebook post, and a good way to try and bring this thing back from the dead.

In no particular order, and off the top of my head, 25 things I’ve done before turning 25:

  1. Learned to snowboard
  2. Fell in love, got engaged, got my heart broken
  3. Graduated high school, college, and grad school
  4. Qualified for club nationals twice
  5. Went from qualifying for college regionals because another team dropped out (freshman year) to winning regionals and getting 9th place at nationals (2010, coaching)
  6. Learned to bake delicious pies
  7. Found out I have extra bones in my feet, broke one of them, and had it taken out
  8. Tore my right ACL
  9. Ran a half-marathon after training for 3 months
  10. Ran a ten miler without training at all
  11. Cut most of my hair off
  12. Traveled to England, Austria, France, Italy, Belgium, and Czech Republic
  13. Had a snowball fight on the 4th of July on top of a mountain in Austria
  14. Traveled to 21 states in the US
  15. Conducted a song at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame
  16. Fell down while marching at Disney World
  17. Attended 3 victory parades (2 super bowls, 1 stanley cup)
  18. Ate 10 tacos in one sitting (my mom’s tacos, not taco bell)
  19. Fell in a toilet (and got stuck)
  20. Tried to hatch an egg by sitting on it
  21. Ate rabbit, bear, and deer
  22. Pet a dolphin
  23. Lost my first dog
  24. Sat in the second row for two concerts (Neko Case and The Swell Season)
  25. Came out to my immediate family




4 11 2010

“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us.”





bike bike bike

20 01 2010

45 minutes on the stationary bike at Trees last night before Danger practice.





long run, week 1

18 01 2010

After an unanticipated rest day on Saturday, and crappy weather on Sunday, I finally got out for my first long run of my marathon training on Monday. My mile splits were all over the place, partially because it took me a while to warm up, and partially because there were some hills involved.

This is where I ran, in case you’re interested. Sidewalks are lame, but I did get to run by lots of sweet houses. As a bonus, my knees/hips/feet didn’t hurt at all after this run. My calves on the other hand, were ridiculously sore.

Splits (aiming for 9:30ish):

  • 11:13
  • 8:38
  • 10:53
  • 9:19
  • 8:37
  • 9:55
  • 9:38
  • 10:23
  • 10:30
  • 7:47