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Oddball Writing Tips

Oddball Writing TipsWhy haven’t I been doing more Friday Five posts? I love Friday. And I love 5’s despite my aversion to odd numbers and the fact that Novalee Nation had a deep fear of fives from one of my favorite movies, Where the Heart Is.

(Well, actually, Novalee feared #7 in the book, but this is one of the rare times I liked the movie better than the book, no disrespect to Billie Letts.)

But anyway, I’ve decided to do more Friday Fives, starting with this one about…

Five Oddball Writing Tips

… a collection of writing tips, tools, and tricks that can help you get your fingers moving, words flowing, and mind focused! [click to continue…]


I miss Livejournal Memes.

Oh, LiveJournal, how I miss you! It was fun blogging with you before I went all fancy and designed my own site here on WordPress. Which, yes, does have more benefits. But there are things I still miss about Livejournal. Like the sense of community. And how easy it was keeping up with other blogs thanks to the Entries Feed for Friends features. But mostly … I miss the fun memes.

Got no clue what to blog again? Do a meme. Boom. Done.

For poops and giggles, I searched for old LiveJournal memes and seeing as how I have no clue what to blog about today, (and I need to finish packing for the Tinkerbell Half Marathon,) I thought I’d give this one a go!


1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question.

What does next year have in store for me? [click to continue…]


2016 WDW Half Marathon

Cross posted on Joyful Miles.

2016 runDisney WDW Half MarathonMy marathon recapping continues with Day 3 of the Dopey Challenge, the 2016 WDW Half Marathon, thank ya very much!

(Sorry. I’m having awesome Elvis flashbacks.)

Picking up where I left off with my WDW 10k recap, Megan, Ginny, and I headed to Animal Kingdom after the race, (and much needed showers.) We thought it’d be a nice, relaxing park to visit without a ton of walking that would tire us for the half. Thanks to our Fastpasses and lots of shows to see, it ended up being a good strategy! [click to continue…]


2016 runDisney WDW 10k

IMG_5460My recapping marathon catch-up continues! This one for the 2016 runDisney WDW 10k and day 2 of the Dopey Challenge will be short and sweet, told mostly in pictures.

Oh, how I love 10k’s! Such a great distance. For this race, I looking forward to wearing what would become my favorite running costume. (So much so that I’m reusing it for the Tinkerbell Half Marathon in May.) I’ve always loved Donald’s colors and this outfit was super easy to put together, thanks to some help from my husband who made sure my yellow ribbon and buttons were perfectly level.

Now, picking up where I left off in my WDW 5k recap, we went to bed early with our race gear laid out and multiple alarms set! Soon, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald were out the door and headed to the bus stop. [click to continue…]


2016 runDisney WDW 5k

2016 runDisney WDW 5kThe recaps continue! Today, I’m following up last week’s Marathon Weekend Expo post with my 2016 WDW 5k recap, which I had cross-posted over at Joyful Miles.

So where to begin? I had already mentioned how I got zero sleep the night before the expo, thanks to my runDisney insomnia issues. Thursday night proved no different, with me only getting about an hour’s worth of shut eye before the 5k. [click to continue…]


2016 runDisney WDW Marathon Weekend Expo

2016 runDisney WDW ExpoHappy Friday! I received the best email yesterday morning, one that said I’M IN FOR THE CHICAGO MARATHON!!! So excited about this. Four other folks from my running group are in, including a gal named Kelly who I ran the Princess Half Marathon with. Now I’m thinking of also running the Baltimore Marathon the next weekend … which would be INSANE … but would also be tons of fun.

Hmm, need to think about that one. [click to continue…]