I’m not trendy. Even kind-of. But I didn’t have the mental energy to write a Throwback Thursday post, and this list o’ random thoughts bit seemed much more my speed tonight. So I’m linking up with Running With Spoons (I hope… this is my first link-up and I may screw it up) and doing some Thinking Out Loud.
1. Maybe I’m just grouchy, but the Olympic commentators seem unusually annoying this year. Shhh, commentators. Let’s just watch.
2. My classroom is an icebox. Normally I walk around the room all day like a good teacher would. Today I hovered by my space heater the vast majority of the time, trying to thaw out my feet. Go away, winter.
3. Speaking of space heaters, a couple of years ago, I had a different little heater behind my desk. On a clerical day, I had it running pretty much constantly all day… until I smelled something funny and looked down to see it smoking up a storm. Whoops.
4. I have an addiction to peanut butter. I know (wo)man can’t live on PB alone… but I wouldn’t mind trying.
5. I went to a conference last Thursday and Friday. When I told my students I’d be gone, one of them said, “Oh, what race are you doing?” I’ve only missed work once for a race, and that was Boston, but apparently in his mind, that’s the only reason I would be gone. Maybe I talk about running too much.
6. I like memes. But the run-on sentence in that one is really annoying me.
7. I kind of miss marathon training. I know this faster/shorter spring race training will help me improve my fall marathon time (at least I hope it will), but it feels weird. I miss 50+ mile weeks.
8. I keep reading all these blog posts about skiing/snowboarding, and I feel like an impostor Coloradoan. I’ve lived here my entire life and have never skied. I tried snowboarding once, when I was 15, and decided that if I was going to spend a day sliding down a hill on my butt, I’d go sledding. At least that way I’d start on my bum and not painfully fall on it. But now I kinda want to try again.
9. I thought I’d at least be able to come up with 10 random thoughts. No, not so much. Maybe I should go to bed and hope to wake up with a better-functioning brain.
Tell me a random thought.
Any other peanut butter addicts out there?
Who wants to teach me to ski?