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Links of the Week – April 3, 2015

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* Shatner Pays Tribute To Nimoy

* Takei Calls For Boycott

* Astros Unveil The Eat-On-The-Go Chicken And Waffle Cone

* We Need A Middle Class President

* 5 Charts That Show How The Middle Class Is Disappearing

* Can We Guess What Your Reading Habits Say About Your Love Life? – (Mine was FRIGHTENINGLY correct.)
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* How Old Do You Actually Act? – (I got 5-years-old. *sigh*)

* Angry Little Garden Gnome

* What My Zodiac Sign Says About Me – (Again, correct.)

* “I Thought I Was Bipolar” Shirt – (Need)

* PostSecret: Jazz Hands

* PostSecret: I Feel Like A Hostage

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* Monkey Meets Puppies For The First Time, Wants To Snuggle Them As Badly As Anyone Else – (Ow! My heart just exploded!)

* Tim Cook: Pro-Discrimination ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws Are Dangerous

* Moist Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Filling – (Proof that God loves us. He’d love me more if he’d magic these to my house.)

* The Problem With Cars And Self-Absorption

* The Spirit Of Atlanta: A Quest For Context Of 1920’s Atlanta – (Awesome old pictures of the city!)

* The Scandal Of A Crucified God (A Good Friday Reflection)

* The Importance Of Doubt (A Holy Saturday Reflection)

* When The Right To Discriminate Collides With The Rites Of Holy Week

* The Right’s Made Up God: How Bigots Created A White Supremacist Jesus

* How ‘One Nation’ Didn’t Become ‘Under God’ Until The 50s Religious Revival – (My favorite read of the week!)

* You Don’t Have To Go To Work On Opening Day Because The Brewers Wrote You An Excuse Note

* Watch Guys Attempt To Explain How Periods Work – (Hysterical. And a little sad. 🙂 )

* What The Hell Is That Tribble Doing?

* Rape Suspect Had Burns At Court Appearance – (I would get on a plane right now, given the opportunity, and go to Ohio and beat this fucker to death with my double wall Miken. PLEASE let me do it!)

* Transgender Elders Show Us The Meaning Of Survival

* ‘Child Abuse’ For A Girl To Dress Like A Boy? – (Sigh…)

* Man Thinking About Just Packing Up And Making Exact Same Mistakes Someplace Far Away

* What To Do When You Hate Yourself

* Me On My Future Plans

* How I’m Going To End Up

* Sex Doesn’t Sell…

* It’s All About Falling In Love With Yourself…

* The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth And Lou Gehrig

* Girls Baseball Team Wins Championship At Boys’ Tournament – (Not just a little local tournament, a USSSA NATIONAL tournament!)

* Menswear Dog: The Most Stylish Dog In The World – (THIS! Blog of the Week!!!)

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“And when she is done, she will head for town, center, she will board the first bus she sees. Find a seat by a window, ride to the end of town.

And then? She stops. She does not know. She has not thought this part through. But it occurs to her then she can just keep on riding. It is possible, yes. She will just stay on the bus and ride. To some other place, some other town. She will look for it out all the windows. And when she sees it at last, she will know.”

Some Other Town, Elizabeth Collison


“Death will get us all. Moreover, astrophysicists tell us, even the earth and the solar system will one day be destroyed as the sun explodes in its dying gasp. On a more finite level, life is filled with threats to our existence: accidents, disease, violence, unemployment, poverty. Life easily looks threatening.

If we do see reality this way, how will we respond to life? In a word, defensively. We will seek to build systems of security and self-protection to fend off the hostile powers as long as possible.”

The Heart of Christianity, Marcus J. Borg


“It’s less embarrassing for people to think I look stupid when I intentionally look like a boy, than for them to think I look stupid when I’m trying my best to actually look like a woman.”

Deanna Dennis


“I am also learning how to feel. I’m learning that it can be safe to experience emotions. Running away – literally and figuratively – only temporarily removed me from the pain I was feeling. In order to exercise in a healthy way, I had to learn how to feel without searching for a way to self-destruct. It’s been a massive struggle to learn to accept myself. I’ve had to work to believe that I am OK exactly the way that I am, that nothing needs to be ‘beaten’ out of me.”

– Kenzi Rome, http://twloha.com/blog/making-my-workouts-work-me


“[L]ook more closely at the hard things in life: They’re trying to tell you something if you’ll listen.”

Tomboy, Liz Prince

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Links of the Week – March 27, 2015

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* A Beautiful Sunrise Over A Bacon Landscape

* Even In Defeat, Georgia State Was A Winner

* Pope Francis Receives Pizza Delivery – To Pope Mobile

* PostSecret: What Might Have Been

* Man Has Carefully Calculated Timeline For Revealing Negative Personality Traits To New Girlfriend

* Rainy Day Street Art – (I love this so much!)

* Neustetter’s ‘Light Experiences’ Illuminate Night – (So beautiful!!!)

* Emory’s Women’s Swim And Dive Wins NCAA Div-III National Championship – (Six in a row!)

* What Does It Mean To Wear Heels?

* Why Men Are Smarter Than Women – (Provocative, but I agree!)

* NASA’s Opportunity Rover Celebrates Mars Marathon Milestone

* “Raising Ryland”: Parenting A Young Transgender Child – (A wonderful short film from CNN Films…)

* The Transgender Life: What To Know, Say, And Understand

* Capitol Police To Congress: No More Drunken 4th of July Parties – (But our congresspeople CAN’T find the time to read legislation before they vote on it. Wankers.)

* Famous Atheists And Their Beliefs

* Ricky Gervais: Why I’m An Atheist

* Mo’ne Davis Asks College To Give Baseball Player Second Shot – (I want to give him a second shot – in the head. What in the world makes a college-aged man think it’s OK to call an 11-year-old girl (or any female) a slut? Men? What is your major malfunction with women?)

* 10 Stereotypes To Stop Spreading About Women

* Paw Prints On Your Food – (Dawwwwwww!)

* When You Finally Find Out Who’s A Good Boy – ( ❤ ❤ ❤ )

* Bullshit Bill With Bullshit Title Bullshitted About By Bullshitters

* Local Idiot Looking For St. Patrick’s Day Bar That Isn’t “Full Of Idiots” – (Perfect.)

* Microsoft CEO Announces He Can Be Mostly Gay By Q2 2015

* Becoming A Better Man: The Single Greatest Moment Of My Life – (Blog post of the week!
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* The Greatest Lenten Pun EVAH!

* Cadbury Creme Egg Season Is Here Again At Last

* Insult To Injury: America’s Vanishing Worker Protections – (This is what happens when people stop supporting unions. I promise you, this will continue to get worse.)

* 4 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be A Better Spouse

* Lemond – Missing-Ear Kitty Becomes A Furkid – (Adopt a pet today! They love you so much!)

* Alcoholics Anonymous, Mr. Spock And the Lighthouse

* Spaghetti Toes: If Love Was Measured In Weight… – ( ❤ ❤ ❤ )

* Pineapple Coconut Bars

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“Lisa, I apologize to you, I was wrong, I take it all back. Always be yourself. If you want to be sad, honey, be sad. We’ll ride it out with you. And when you get finished feeling sad, we’ll still be there. From now on, let me do the smiling for both of us.”

– Marge, “The Simpsons,” Moaning Lisa

“Which is a funny thing about boyfriends, I’ve noticed. they too often don’t know about you and jump to unwarranted conclusions. That for instance it was love, a mate you were after, when you really just needed someone to talk to.”

– Elizabeth Collison, Some Other Town

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Links of the Week – February 20, 2015

* Chances Of People Believing An Outrageous Statement

* Shep Smith’s Advice For FBN’s Kennedy: ‘Wear Less Clothes” – (Prick.)

* Fashion It So: TNG’s ‘Night Terrors’

* What I Always Find Myself Thinking In Meetings – (Every. Time.)

* The Braves Apologized To Fans With A Valentine’s Card In 1976 – (Your 2016 card will be in the mail.)

* Mars One: ‘We’re All Going To Die, But It’s Important What We Do Before We Die’

* 22 Signs You’ve Been In Your Job Too Long – (I got 11. It would’ve been more if I hadn’t had to get sober a few years ago.)

* PostSecret: Scars

* School Is About More Than Training Kids To Be Adults

* The Case For A Gender Studies Requirement – (Great idea!)

* Buttered Pecan Biscuits

* Apple Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts with Brown Butter Glaze

* whatshouldwecallme: Valentine’s Day

* New Study Finds Therapy, Antidepressants Equally Effective At Monetizing Depression

* Rockdale Citizen: World’s Shortest Endurance Race Slated For St. Patrick’s Day

* When Churches Want A Pastor Who Can “Bring In Young Families”…

* Oatmeal Cream Pie Gooey Bars – (Oh my!)

* Food For The Thoughtless: I Don’t Know Your Life – (Blog post of the week!)

* “Irrational” Actors Worshiping The End Of Days: ISIS, George W. Bush, And The Christian Right

* birdsrightsactivist: Best In Show

* Why ISIS Causes Me To Struggle With The Gospel

* Teenage Girl Blossoming Into Beautiful Object

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“The process by which men and women fell in love and coupled off had always been about as clear to me as quadratic equations or Masonic rites. I’d grown up without being exposed to many actual men besides teachers, who didn’t really count. I had cobbled together a composite picture for myself out of the limited source material at hand. My mother had naturally weighed in heavily with the opinion that the male sex was a lower order without common sense or the capacity to behave responsibly, but Gothic novels and fairy tales had inculcated in me the equally strong but contrary expectation that either a prince of some kind would carry me off to his castle or Mr. Rochester would eventually marry me if I waited for him to go blind. By the time I was eight years old, I’d absorbed the idea that courtship and marriage happened when the perfect man came along and chose you from the lineup. All you could do as the girl was stand there and wait.”

     – In The Drink, Kate Christensen

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Links of the Week – November 21, 2014

 

This Dreamy Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Path Was Inspired By Starry Night

Things You Need To Know About Child Molesters

hula seventy: this is a picture i did not take – (So amazing…)

11 Really Cool Space Missions

Why Landing On A Comet Is In Our DNA

‘Skyscrapper’ Trended And Nobody Can Spell

Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

Former Georgia Governor Sanders Dies – (I never realized all he did for this state.)

Male TV Anchor Wears Same Suit For A Year; Nobody Notices

Casual Sexism: When A Shirt Is More Than A Shirt – (This is insightful!)

PostSecret: Drugs

PostSecret: Save

One-handed Basketball Player Zach Hodskins Makes Debut For Florida – (From Milton HS)

Heyward Thanks Braves Fans And Teammates Via Twitter

Take Cosby Allegations Seriously

Object 2014-28E – Space Junk Or Russian Satellite Killer? – (WOLVERIIIIIIIINE!)

Personalized Storybook Art – Brave – (Oh, I want ‘Deanna the Brave!!!’)

‘I’ll Be There’ Necklace – ❤ ❤ ❤ *sigh!*

Coca-Cola Santa Paintings Come To Callanwolde – (I gotta go!)

The Forgotten Value Of Commitment

‘After Deadline’ Podcast – (Wherein my nephew the sportswriter talks about Dalton sports and his engagement!)

Distant Horizons – Mosaic Of Worlds Humanity Has Set Upon – (Onward!)

2015 Norway’s Aurora, Culture, And Scenic Wonders Tour – (Who wants to give me $12,000?)

One Easy Way To Know You’re With The Right Person


Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”

Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
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16: Daydreaming

After last week’s demoralizing 20 miler, I didn’t run at all this week. It started out as a couple of extra rest days and turned into a pity party/excuse fest. Even though I had no motivation, I knew I couldn’t skip my Saturday long run, especially only two weeks out from the race. I wasn’t sure how the week off would affect this run. Would I have the endurance to run it all? Would my pace bottom out? Would the rest have helped?

What was my brain going to do today? Would I overthink everything and paralyze myself again? Would I beat myself up? Would I be wracked by self-doubt and anxiety?

So I decided to just run. Run without looking at my watch. Run without thinking about running or racing.

Just run.

I daydreamed and let my mind wander as my body went on and did its thing. I wrote a couple of blogs in my head: one about the church and politics, the other about softball and sexism. I also picked out my imaginary Halloween costume for an imaginary date to an imaginary Halloween party with a very real person. I spent about three miles through Buckhead fantasizing about how that would play out and what ethical delimmas could arise. Good imaginary times. Good imaginary times.

Those daydreaming miles passed effortlessly. I had moments when I looked around and thought, “How did I get here already?”

That’s what I like best about long runs. They’ve always served as a reboot for my brain. They’ve been two, three, four hours alone with no noisy interruptions when I can think and compose and sightsee and stargaze and daydream.

Sometimes when I get home from a long run, I think back on things that happened and things I thought about during it, and it seems just like waking up in the morning and remembering a dream. I think somehow those things must be stored in the same part of the brain. I suspect that long runs have something in common with REM sleep.

The 16 miles ended. I pushed the stop button on my watch and I had run the 16 miles in 2:52:21. That’s a super pace for me at that distance – 10:46.

As I did my cool down walk, I thought about how I always judge myself as good or bad based on the outcome of the things I do. I never allow for any grey area. That’s ironic, because I give everybody else prodigious grey area – often more than they deserve, and often to my own detriment.

I need to remember that a bad run doesn’t make me a bad person. A bad day doesn’t make me a bad person. Even doing a bad thing doesn’t make me a bad person.

And I need to remember that I’m the only one who cares if I break 5 hours in this marathon. My family will still love me. My church won’t burn down. The Earth’s spin will not screech to a halt. They even won’t stop producing Diet Mountain Dew or Pop Tarts.

Even Jesus had a bad day, got pissed at a fig tree and dried that bitch right up. Last I read, he was still a pretty stand up guy.
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16 miles
2:52:21
156 avg heart rate
10:46 avg pace

Splits

  1. 10:24
  2. 10:57
  3. 10:50
  4. 10:53
  5. 11:19
  6. 10:44
  7. 10:35
  8. 10:44
  9. 11:22
  10. 10:21
  11. 11:17
  12. 10:56
  13. 10:43
  14. 10:54
  15. 10:38
  16. 9:44

Total weekly miles: 16

Compare to Last Week

Weeks to Savannah Rock n’ Roll Marathon: 2

I think I can. I think I can. I think I can…