@hahahaha, ja. yup I am, and as terrible as the weather is, I'm still jealous! good luck and kick ass, and hopefully there'll be some gap in this rain!
@chevyvan thanks all. I just wish this race had been one weekend sooner - I wasn't sick, and we had such glorious weather!
Dear Hairpin: I'm so very disappointed, because tomorrow is the half-marathon, and my cold from *last* weekend - instead of going away like I willed it to - is now in the process of moving into my lungs. I was going to run it anyway, because I'm stubborn and insane. But the doctor at the minute clinic talked some sense into me, and anyway it's cold and raining buckets outside! Now I am giving away my bib number to someone else and staying in. I wasn't doing it to beat any times (except for maybe the world record for slowest person who is technically considered running, ever?), but still...MEH.
@upupandaway Hello, boat-mate! Dating sounds scary and exhausting. And I kind of like being single and not having to play mommy-girlfriend anymore. but...I miss having an instant-buddy to accompany me to concerts / bars / restaurant openings. Or laugh at stupid things that only we found funny. bleh.
@AlexisCoe Nothing much to it. I taught overseas and she mailed a copy of this book to me, along with a card saying "Saw this and thought of you!" Then, like a mere four months later, I came back to the States and stopped by for a visit. After a pleasant catch-up chat, she said "hold on a sec, I saw this at the store and just HAD to get it for you," and then brings out ANOTHER copy of this cat-fur-knitting book thing. I think she genuinely meant well (she knows I like cats and also that I knit), but I guess I need to work on projecting an image that doesn't scream "crazy person who would knit a scarf out of cats"
my ex-bf's mom gifted this book to me TWICE. I can't not think this was some sort of message.
@Briony Fields I thought this too, and was similarly excited! Only I thought it was just a livestream of the same door, depicting the everyday goings and doings of non-royal-fetal folk.
@lora.bee i am! I signed up for random cabin mates but would probably prefer to be with The Hairpinner clique if there is one!
@reburkel me too. I'm in a six-year relationship that is now long distance, and that combined with my lack of sex drive is just killing it. We actually did break up, but then I cried about it a whole lot and then we got back together, and traveled together through India, and things were good! But now he is on the other side of the planet again, and we both suck at communication. Every time I honestly try to assess the situation, I turn into a weepy mess so I have adopted the totally healthy strategy of just not thinking about it. Ugh, FEELINGS.
@ponymalta I have a cousin named Daniel, and his younger brother's name is...wait for it..."Danny." It got ultra confusing when they grew older, and Daniel went by "Dan" and some of his teachers called Danny "Daniel."