Monday, June 07, 2010

Oh my!

How can it be over a week since I last posted?

Well, I'll use this post to try to answer that and name 7 more random things about me since I was tagged by Aron.

1. Three friends and I recently hosted a Hawaiian luau for our tri club. It was the first party for friends (not family) that I have planned in something like 15 years. Have I mentioned that I'm really an introvert?

2. Dave & I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary the same weekend as the luau. Still hard to believe I found someone who's willing to put up with me for so long.



3. Words with "rl" in them are virtually impossible for native Japanese speakers like my parents to pronounce correctly. I have no idea why they named me Shirley.

4. Contrary to what you might think, I LOVE to sleep. I can sleep for 8-10 hours straight at night and take 2-3 hour long naps, no problem. Last week when I started feeling under the weather, I was sleeping way more than I was awake, not by choice though.

5. After my third marathon (Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon in Anchorage, AK), Dave and I took a glacier cruise where there were some other folks who'd done the race including the first 50-stater I'd ever met. I remember initially thinking that he must be nuts.

6. If I ever won the lottery, I might consider buying a summer home in Wyoming or Colorado. Very beautiful out here and I think I prefer high altitude to high heat & humidity. Or is it the grass just looks greener from the other side?

Casper Marathon race time: 3:56:34, my fastest at 5000+ ft.
(Equiv. to a 3:44 at sea level per Daniel's Running Calculator :-)

7. I wish I knew a way to read blogs and write comments offline like folks can read and reply to email offline using Eudora or Outlook. If anyone knows of an application that will allow me to do this on a Mac, please do tell. I often end up just sleeping on planes ...

I'll be catching up on my blog reading soon after I get back!

22 comments:

Petraruns said...

Happy anniversary Shirley - you two look SO happy in that photo it's inspiring! Great idea about offline blog reading - don't have any suggestions though..

Black Knight said...

Happy anniversary!!! By the way if 16 sound long, what do you think of my 31 years?
Beautiful pictures as usual.

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Are you sure your parents didn't mean to name you Shewly?? :)

Way to go on 16 years. We just passed 18.

Sherry said...

Happy anniversary! You guys are just way too cute in that picture.

Always love to read about what you are up to. The luau sounds like it was a lot of fun. I wonder how many of us bloggers are introverts? I bet a good number of us are. ;-)

Shirley, if you win the lottery (a big lottery) and have any excess hat you need to give away to "charity," could you please send it my way so that I an follow you right on out of this state? Summer is here and once again, I'm wilting. LOL!

Lisa said...

I used to live in NW Ohio which was too cold for me in the winter and too humid for me in the summer. I love the high dessert of NM, where I've been for 20 years now with no plans of moving...

So yes, I think high altitude and less humidity makes for pleasant living conditions. :-)

DaveP said...

A total of 17 wonderful years. (We were together for a year before she asked me to marry her).

Love,
Dave

Brent Buckner said...

Happy anniversary!

2 to 3 hour naps?
Envy. Envy. Envy.
:-D

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Wow...love all of the updates but really love Anniversary!!! Now that is something to be blessed for.

EndorphinBuzz said...

Happy anniversary! 16 years is beautiful. You are lucky to have found each other!

Get yourself an offline RSS reader, you won't be able to comment but at least you'll be able to catch up...

Bootchez said...

Happy anniversary!!

Sure, high altitude is great for a summer home, but the last of the snow melted from my yard TWO DAYS AGO. Seriously.

I am glad my first name isn't Shirley 'cause my last name is Thurley and that would just be ridiculous. ESPECIALLY with an Asian accent!

Rainmaker said...

Up until recently you could use Google's Gear's plugin to do it offline with Google Reader. But they just axed that. You can read offline with Outlook and then just open up Notepad and write the comments there and post them en mass later when online. Not perfect, but functional for planes (what I do).

Sunshine said...

Happy 17 years, then!!
And you always look happy.
Yea Shirley.

Looking forward to hearing more about Casper.
Congratulations on a good time.
You amazingly keep cranking them out.

Regina said...

Happy anniversary! That is quite an accomplishment. I have been married to my husband for 9 years, but together for 15. I too wonder how he puts up with me.

The 'rl' thing made me laugh. I dated a Japanese guy years ago and you are right!

X-Country2 said...

My mom is half Japanese, and her sister is named Shirley too! My little Japanese grandma calls them "Sher-ri" and "Suz-ahn". Why would she do that to herself? :o)

Meg said...

Happy Anniversary!
I wish I could take a two or three hour nap...everyday!

Midwestern Dot said...

Happy anniversary! To many many more happy years for you and Dave!

lindsay said...

Happy belated anniversary!! Hope this weekend's marathon went well -- sorry I wasn't able to go still! :(

would be great to read/comment offline... work would go by so much faster and I wouldn't get so behind on blog-reading! ;)

Iron Eric said...

What a great photo of you and Dave! SO happy for guys

TRI TO BE FUNNY-Carrie Barrett said...

And we've enjoyed getting to know you over the years! You wold never strike me as an introvert!! Here's to many wonderful naps along the way!

Caratunk Girl said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you and Dave have many more happy years!!!

Rural Girl said...

I'm totally envious of your sleeping talent!

Sara Cox Landolt said...

What an attractive photo of you guys! Happy anniversary!

Whenever we go on roadtrips we imagine moving to that area. We went through Wyoming last year - amazing!!

One of the best things about a race for me is the post-race nap!
Sleep is good...