Saturday, October 28, 2006

All I Want



I was inspired to post this particular video because the wind in your nation's capital is currently at GALE FORCE, blowing all plans of what to wear out the window. I mean, I'm talking about some serious WIND people. My car just got blown out of its lane. So, the natural seque is
All I want is a room somewhere, far away from the cold night air...
It just came into my head! "Lots of chocolate for me to eat..." Oh yes!

I'm feeling a bit discombombulated at the moment. The nice restful day I had planned evaporated when I came home last night to a note from the condo office informing me that I needed to completely clear out the storage unit on my balcony, by Monday morning, because they're doing some fiber optic rewiring thing. Monday would be the day after Sunday. The day of the marathon. I couldn't really envision myself coming home from the marathon and hauling nine years of accumulated crap out of the unit; so that was today's excitement, along with laundry, and 27 phone calls to Bex and the Other Jen (who I did my best to scare the hell out of but she was unflappable), trying to figure out What Not to Wear. And where to meet in the morning? Oh my God, forget the marathon, it's the details that will kill you!

So now, I am finally, finally trying to get things in order for the morning. I plan to leave home around 5 a.m.-ish. Meet the gang at the Organisation for Autism Research booth at 7 a.m. (that's right i'm leaving two hours early. Parking.), who have generously offered to store all of our gear. And then? Then it's off the bed to sleep the sleep of the dead (note to self: turn back clocks!!!)

And finally, thank you thank you thank you for all your encouragement and for making me laugh so hard things came out of my nose.

You rock. And You Know Who You Are.

(EDIT: #31935)

17 comments:

Neese said...

aw wow that stinks about the moving of the things by monday! you WILL be fine tomorrow thought you WILL, sleep well

WADDLER26.2 said...

Have a good sleep-you will rock DC tomorrow. So anxious to hear the details. We tried to keep the weather here in Chicago but---

susie said...

You're moving crap the day before the marathon? Well, at least it kept your mind off things. We got your message...will try to pick you up on the DC side of the bridge...if that doesn't work, we'll hop the metro to Crystal City. Hang tough woman. It's your race.

21st Century Mom said...

I know it wasn't me who made you laugh but I'm glad someone did. F-off to your building managers who gave you such short notice to move your stuff. What happens to the poor people who are out of town and getting home Sunday night? Nice planning.

Oh but wait - this is about you and you must be going to bed now.

Sweet dreams and I hope the wind calms down by tomorrow AM.

Have a great run!

jeff said...

best wishes for a wind free and super groovy race!

LBTEPA said...

I watched the marathoners finish after my recent half, so I will be imagining you charging across the line with that blissed out "I did it!" look that they all had.
A lot of them carried their kids over the line to share the moment so I bet you're glad Noddie's in Spain right now - she looks a bit big ;)
perhaps you'd better wear something inside out in her honour :P

Thomas said...

Good Luck, Jeanne. You will rock.

Bob said...

Good luck, Jeanne, may the wind be at your back the entire day.

Lara said...

I can't wait to hear about the wonderful race you had!!

Lora said...

Oh Gawd...it was loverly of you to include Audrey--she's one of my favs!! I have a beautiful painting of her in my den.

Best of luck--treat yerself to a massage afterwards!!

Looking forward to your report and PICS!!! :)

lisa said...

You will rock this mary...I can't wait to read the race results!

a.maria said...

wouldn't it be loverly??!

abso-bloomin-lutely!

you're on track for a great PR woman!!! I'M SO PROUD OF YOU -- RUN JEANNE RUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!

Dori said...

It's 2:11 est and although you won't see this til after your race, I want you to know I'm thinking about you. You're 5 hours into your race. YOU CAN DO IT!

I just finished my half-M,and dedicated mile 11 to you. :-)

Rae said...

GREAT JOB out there today!!!!! We've been tracking you ALL morning and freaking out when your chip updates weren't coming! (STUPID INTERNET!!!) Great job!!! You were consistent throughout!!!

Can't wait to hear ALL about it!

a.maria said...

OMGOMGOMGOMG. congrats on a huge PR, can't wait to read all about it!!!!

LBTEPA said...

5:36, woooooooooo hooooooooo!!
WELL DONE!!!

jeff said...

w00t! 5:36...sweet job, jeanne!