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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Three Things Thursday

1.  I got my truck back.  It was the fuel pump and wouldn’t ya know it?  My truck has probably one of the most expensive fuel pumps around.  over $600!! That, along with a new fuel filter and gas tank strap, plus labor = $1239!!!  I really had no grounds to shop around.  It cost me $80 to have it towed there.  After ponying up the money I know have my truck back. Only missed one day of work and I’m making it up tomorrow which was supposed to be my day off. 

2.  With the truck fiasco, I flat out forgot to do my makeup run yesterday, so until this evening, I hadn’t run since Sunday.  I was starting to feel like a fat tub of goo.  So I made it a point to leave work in time to make it to the running group tonight.  I ended up running alone as my normal peeps were gone and nobody else wanted to run what I did.  It was HOT and HUMID.  But overall a good run.  I ran 2/1 intervals but sped it up slightly from what we normally run to push myself.  I ended up doing 4.1 miles as I added a little loop in the middle.4615674089_2d630e10a0_o

3.  I was tagged by Olivia over at  Blissful Runner for the Versatile Blogger award.  The rules are to post 7 random things about me, then tag 7 other people.  I think most of the people I follow have already taken it, so I’ll leave it up to my faithful followers (if I have any) to do it if you haven’t already.  Here goes:

1). In high school and the first two years of college I worked at Taco Bell.  Everyone asked me if I got sick of eating it but the answer was no.  I basically ate it for at least one meal a day. Even on my day’s off I often stopped by.  You can’t be $0.59 for half price!  I still eat it occasionally but boy do I miss being able to mix my own stuff.  Yum!

2).  For nearly three years, I kept poison dart frogs.  I had three tanks and even were starting to have babies.  Somehow the tanks became infected with a frog fungus and over the course of about 9 months, they all died.  I filled one tank up with water and now have a cool looking aquarium with an interesting planted background.  Someday, I’ll get back into them.

3).  I’ve attended six different colleges and have four degrees.  I spent freshman year at one, sophomore year at another and received an A.S. in Business.  Started working full time and took classes between two other schools on a part time basis for the next three years.  I found my career interest, quick work and attended another one where I finished my B.S. and M.S.  then I moved to Maryland and started an M.S. ed which I completed in 2007. 

4).  Along with number 3.  I’ve been itching to go back to school.  I would love to get a PhD, but really need to be a fulltime student again and I can’t afford it with the family.  Maybe once Jen hits the lottery I’ll go for it!

5).  I had a best friend that died in our early twenties.  We had the same last name and everyone thought we were cousins we were so close.  It was a hard thing to deal with and I've come to terms with it.  As a way to honor him.  We decided to use his name as Connor’s middle name (Griffin).

6).  Today, I spent several hours discussing the possibility of a certain mosquito-borne disease causing widespread economic injury, livestock deaths, and possibly human deaths; should the organism reach the US.  Then, I spent a few hours working on a presentation on bed bugs, and ended the day researching some accidental pesticide deaths.  I love my job!

7).  In less than two weeks I will be in Disney World with my family, my parents and sister for a week.  I’m bringing my shoes and plan to bond with my sister while pounding some pavement.

5 comments:

MCM Mama said...

The thought of bed bugs totally skeeves me out. Your job certainly sounds interesting...

Annie said...

Can't wait for Disney World! I'm up to running 4 miles (approximately 50-55 minutes). I haven't ran in a couple of days though.

We should do yoga in the evenings.

Jen said...

ooh I would love to do Yoga!!! Hopefully we can squeeze some of that in!

Adam said...

Eeeek. As someone who stays in hotels a lot, I SURE hope that your work on bed bugs was about how they are going away.


That is amazing how much school you have went through. I know there is no way I could do that.

James said...

Thanks Adam! I like school, that's the only way I was able to get through it. As for bed bugs, it's a must to inspect the mattress, boxsprings, and headboard when staying in a hotel. They're everywhere now.