Friday, November 21, 2008

Getting ready for that FRIGID cold

Sorry for the lack of food--we're just cooking up all our leftovers (and they're boring). The good news is that we're headed out of town next week to vacation in....Detroit!

Seriously, I'm excited to see the family and it sounds like you guys are having wintery weather up there so maybe Tavo will get a chance to see more snow. Another exciting feature of this trip is my participation in the Turkey Trot.


Gobble gobble. I signed up for the 10K, but we'll see how my thinned, southern blood is doing after 3 miles--I might shorten it to a 5K ;)

I'm extra excited because the 10K route goes right near two of my old apartments! Hooray! If any of you Detroit bloggers are interested in joining me, give a holler. I run slowly, but I'll finish the race. (well, at least the 5K!)

And a quick meme--6 Random Things

6 random things (Lini)

1.I actually dislike running for the first 10-15 minutes. I like how I feel afterwards and I’m too competitive to not do it, but those first few minutes always annoy me.

2.We spot heat our house. We don’t have the gas turned on, because all of our appliances are electric. Plus, the windows need to be replaced so we just use an energy efficient space heater in the master bedroom. It keeps it warm enough to wear a tank top, believe it or not—but our friends HATE coming over. Hence, in most winter pics, everyone is wearing hats, scarves and jackets.

3.Neither of us really watches TV, but the radio is on 24/7. Music, news, NPR, itunes—we’re always listening to something.

4.My least favorite foods are: bananas, melons, and ricotta cheese (shudders) Tavo dislikes celery, most tofu, and some kind of bitter vegetable that I always forget.

5.I spend a large portion of everyday dreaming about both of us getting in the car and driving off to the middle of nowhere. I even make lists of what I’d pack, what roads to take (I hate interstates) and research free campgrounds (even though Tavo dislikes camping…)

6.I love Tavo more than anything and I don’t think its right to ever want to change a person, but I really wish he liked to camp a bit more ;)

10 comments:

Chef E said...

You two are out door'sy like my hubby and I are, not as much as we were before kids, but I wanted to say, brown the extra firm tofu before making the pizza, with the mushrooms it really is a nice pizza, all my veggie clients love it! Have a safe trip!

doggybloggy said...

turkey trot huh - I used to run cross country about a million years ago...how close is detroit to grand rapids? The buffalodick is up that way?

TavoLini said...

Chef E--Thanks for the tip! Yeah, if we can be outdoors, we generally are :)

Doggy--Grand Rapids is on the west side of the state, so about 3-4 hour drive. But he's up at Deer Camp, so he's probably in some frozen shack in northern MI right now ;)

doggybloggy said...

he is only at deer camp until this afternoon - friday - thats what I gathered - but that is still a little out of the way....

buffalodick said...

How about running the Fifth Third 25K River Run in G.R.? Best 25K in the country- I did it twice, when I was your age...Don't ever get fat, old, and have knees that are shot...

buffalodick said...

Motown to G.R. in 2-1/2 hrs, it's the East State 500 'til you hit Lansing, and then have to slow down to 80mph!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I want to live in a place where it's summer all year long. Hawaii anyone?

jesse said...

LOL you are SO cute and funny! Can't wait to hear how the turkey trot goes!

tommie said...

This was the first time we had to have a propane tank filled for the winter....after I heard the bill, I almost freaked! I would "spot heat" as well!

tommie said...

Not heating the house, just the fireplace. It runs off propane. The tank is on the side of the house and it is HUGE! I wish there was a way to hook the grill up to it! LOL