Twenty Six Point Two

run, rest, eat, bitch, buy things, cross-train, blog, repeat.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Bitches do Leadville Part 1

I'm not even sure where to begin. This trip was set into motion wayyyy back in January, when Southwest was having a mega-sale. We booked our flights, rooms, and rental car and then spent the next 6 months talking about it.

Last Tuesday we all met up at the airport and flew out to Denver.

LET THE MAYHEM FUN BEGIN.

Upon arriving at our rental car facility, things took a quick turn south. We were forced to rent from a FOX discount car FOX rental place FOX because they were literally the only agency FOX that had vehicles available for 6 people and lots of luggage.

Folks, you get what you pay for. When we got into our Ford Expedition, it had cloth seats with stains that can only be described as ejaculatory in appearance. And there was also sand in the back seat cup holders and soda splatters on the windows. One can only imagine what kind of caffeine fueled, sandbox orgy was happening in this vehicle before we climbed in. For one Bitch on the trip, this was just too much to handle and she pulled out her Bitch card and attempted to get us another cleaner vehicle {didn't exist. apparently people who rent discount cars in Denver are filthy and just weird. HOW DID SAND GET IN THE CUP HOLDER IN A CAR IN DENVER??? IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE}. We did however get a 20% discount. So.... Thanks Shitty Discount Car Rental Place. FOX FOX FOX.

I'm not going to name names or anything. 
But, I think you can tell who got us the discount.
Thanks, Bitch! 
And sorry you had to sit in the orgy leftovers.

We shook it off and proceeded to Denver to grab some lunch at Highland Tap and Burger. This place was awesome. Great food (best veggie burger I've ever had), great beers, and great service. +1 for Denver!

 The KoB says hello from Denver with his
creepy ass fake smile.  

 That's more like it.

We rolled into Leadville just as an afternoon storm was passing through. We got checked into our hotel rooms and The KoB and I headed out for a quick little jog around town to stretch our legs and get our lungs burning.

 The We Heart Leadville Sign!
I'm serious about the lungs burning. At 10,000 feet, I had to stop and catch my breath on some of the flat parts!

Hello again, Mineral Belt Trail.

We had dinner that night at a Mexican restaurant in town and headed to bed fairly early. It had been a long day of travel, but it had already been a blast and I knew there was a lot more fun in store.

This Santa Claus was in the hallway outside Tanya and Cheryl's room.
He looks like the type that might have rented our car before us.
Into sandboxes, perhaps Mr. Claus?

Monday, July 20, 2015

It's a Long Story...

Bitches and SoBs in Leadville, Colorado

Details and pictures to come this week. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Holiday Weekend

At some point... we will get back to regularly scheduled running and blogging. Hopefully some point very soon. In the meantime, you will have to just put up with my weekend review and trip posts.

Not that anyone really cares.

The KoB and I made the holiday into an EXTRA LONG weekend, by taking Monday off work, as well. We drove down to the River on Friday after morning runs and spent the entire weekend there. It was glorious.
We realized Saturday morning after cracking our first
beers of the day that we opened
Mexican beers on July 4th.
Bad Americans.

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This is how the boys spent the entire long weekend.

 On Sunday, The KoB's family came out and brought 
the cutest little munchkin with them.

The KoB was on babysitting duty for awhile.
Which basically consisted of him trying
to keep her away from the road and the grill.
Thankfully, he succeeded.

We spent quite a bit of time engrossed in MarioWorld.
SO FUN and addicting.
 
We also watched a ton of movies (the weather wasn't all that great this weekend). Wait, let me clarify that... a ton of TERRIBLE Movies.
Such potential.
But overall, pretty terrible.

Both Predictable and Terrible. 
Blech.

I thought two of my favorite things to watch in movies:
Drugs and Penelope Cruz.
How can it be bad?
I was wrong. Very wrong.

Definitely not terrible.
But, I'm not sure I got what all the
hoopla was all about over this movie.

OMG. The worst of the lot.
At some point in her career, Jamie Lee Curtis just became a set of boobs.
Like, if she's in a movie in the 90s, you better believe her boobs are on full display.
I guess I shouldn't complain.
That was the best part of the movie.

Even terrible movies couldn't put a damper on the weekend. It was fantastic and much needed. Hope everyone else had great holidays!

 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

DF XII

Lake Auman, NC

After 11 straight years of drinkfest locations where we had to spend at the very least 30 minutes in the car to get to any civilization (except that one year in Myrtle Beach), my main requirement with finding a house to rent this time, was that it was close to a grocery store and that it had something to do ON SITE.

Enter this amazing (and cheap!) lake house outside of Pinehurst, NC. (Somehow I have no pictures of the actual house. But trust me, it was really nice). It was so nice to roll out of bed and not have to get into a car to find an activity for the day. All we did we walk a few steps downstairs and to the lake.

This is how I had my morning coffee.

It was glorious. We laughed, we talked, we argued, we got drunk.

Day 1, our floating cooler was a plastic bag with ice on a paddleboard.

The lake was spring-fed so it was crystal clear and really
shallow at the dock.

We all tried paddle-boarding.
Meh, I didn't find it that fun or challenging.

And Jeff (who will KILL ME if he finds out I posted this video. That's what my friends get for not reading my blog. I'll post embarrassing videos of you on the interwebs) drunkenly thought that he could use a float as a paddleboard. Thankfully, I recorded it.

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Please disregard my hyena laughter in the background.
I could not stop laughing.
(and even now break into a fit everytime I watch the video).

At night we either cooked at home or went out. One night we stayed up late playing cards against humanity. Our friend Pony (a nickname that goes back 14 years or so) brought his girlfriend for the 2nd time and she fits in seamlessly with our raunchy crew.

"Dem Titties" was her best win of the night.

And the other nights we just stayed up talking or watching American Ninja Warrior (which is surprisingly addictive).
 
Day two we wised up with a legit cooler on the dock.
 
 We did have a little rain on Saturday.

But, thankfully, it didn't last too long.

All-in-all it was one of the best Drinkfest's yet. The only way it would have been made better was if The KoB had been able to go, but sadly, he had a work travel scheduling conflict.

Already counting down till next year!






Monday, June 29, 2015

Love Wins

Friday afternoon I was floating around in Auman Lake in North Carolina with my best friends from college. We were on our Annual Drinkfest trip and we were relaxing, laughing, drinking, and catching up.

One of our friends who was late arrived with his girlfriend. They yelled at us from the dock to get our attention that they were there. After announcing their arrival, they yelled... Did you hear the Supreme Court Ruling????

We all cheered upon hearing and toasted the decision that night over dinner. I have to admit, I'm a little sad that I wasn't hooked into the media (or the world, really) when the ruling came out. Because, damn, what a historic and beautiful thing. With so much hate going on in America, I wanted to be apart of the LOVE that is finally being accepted and respected.


So, I realize I am late to the party on this post. But, I couldn't just let something so wonderful and historic go without being mentioned.

 I tear up everytime I watch this.
Love wins.


Monday, June 22, 2015

A New Addition

About a week and a half ago, The KoB sent me text about a dog that had followed him for a long time on a run along one of the country roads near his house. He said the dog had ran the whole way with him and Jeff and that when they got to the main road, The KoB ran the dog back to where the dog had started with them and Jeff ran to his car to pick The KoB up.

The KoB had asked a guy mowing his grass about the dog and the guy said it wasn't anyone around there's dog. At lunch time, I drove up to meet The KoB and we drove down the road to see if the dog was still there. Sure enough, he was sitting in the shade in someone's front yard. The KoB knocked on the door and a lady came out and said that she had just called animal control on him. She said that someone had dropped him off out there a couple of days ago and that while she was feeding him, she couldn't keep him.

So, the little guy got loaded into my car and taken to The KoB's house.

Allow me to introduce:
(middle name still pending: Wiggles)

The proper authorities have been notified (although, it is pretty evident that he was just dumped out on this country road by his previous piece of shit owners), and he has a clean bill of health from the vet!

He has a LOT of Rottweiler in him. 
And is adorable and sweet and a quick learner.
 
While his previous owners kept him healthy, they didn't keep up with any sort of flea/tick regime or even give him any treats, since he is completely unaffected by the word Treats or by the sound of a treat bag being crinkled. We are doing our best to teach him all about that.

And... thankfully, he gets along beautifully
with his big brother Leo.

Welcome to the family, Winfield!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

It's only Tuesday.

Thanks to Carina and Gracie for both leaving comments on my last post about how much I hate work. I meant to respond in the comments, but, I didn't get around to it.

Anyway, things aren't much better. I HATE feeling this way and every morning when I get up and start my day I tell myself to get over it and put on a positive face. And then I walk into work and it's like all I want to do is crawl under my desk and stay there for 8 hours.


I AM trying, though.

I also owe you a May- Year of Vain Amy report which I will get around to later this week (spoiler alert: I didn't lose any weight, which isn't helping my mood). But for now... a dump of photos from the weekend:

The KoB surprised me with a Nintendo Gaming System!!

 I was the only kid I know that didn't have a Nintendo system. SERIOUSLY, EVERYONE HAD ONE. And when I would mention that to my mom, she would gleefully say... "well, good, you can just play it when you are at a friend's house." But then, I wasn't really allowed to go to friend's houses all that often, either...so.. anyway, I have a HUGE fascination with Nintendo and specifically Super Mario Brothers. I suck at it, but I love it.

I'm embarrassed to admit how many times this 
VERY FIRST ENEMY YOU ENCOUNTER
killed me this weekend. 
The KoB even said at one point:
"Ya know, when you make it past that first guy, you go pretty far."

Anyway it was awesome and I am obsessed. 

 Leo was not impressed.
We also watched a the movie: Tango and Cash. Starring Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone. Um. I don't recommend unless you are drunk and make fun of it the entire time.

It did include the most bizarre prison shower scene I've ever seen.
photo censored by me. obvs.

Also spied some deer crossing through the yard.
Not pictured: the dead rattlesnake in the front yard.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was a great weekend and of course, it went by too fast. I'm basically living for weekends right now. 

And it's only Tuesday.