Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Limelight" - Rush

I've been tagged.

Thanks to Jen at From Fat to FINISHLINE for the "Stylish Blogger" nomination!

So here you are.

Seven errrr eleven random facts in no particular order.

1.  I'm writing a book . . . .  "How to lose 4 followers in one week" .  Seriously, 4 in one week?!  Now, that deserves an award.  That's hard to do.  BUT.  I.  Killed.  It.

2.   I never had a bachelorette party.  I guess that's what happens when you get married in 60-something days.

3.  I got my photo order from the Tucson Marathon.  I.  Love.  It.

4.  I suck at tapering.  I always say I'm going to do better at it.  But I woke up Monday and. did. 13.  I felt like I needed it [mentally].

5.  Marathon 9 is in  f o u r  days.  And 18 days is a long time for anyone to visit.

6.  I worked three jobs during the summer while in college.  Day care-summer camp [not recommended], jewelry store on the weekends [recommended] and nanny three nights a week [easy money].   kept. me. out. of. trouble.

7.  I hold pens/pencil so tight my hand aches when I write.  which is why I type.

8.  I hate the smell of smoke.

9.  I love stationery. Probably too much

10.  I love glasses [drinking glasses] ..... even more.

11.  I'd love to go back to school to be an Art History teacher.
Happy Wednesday everyone!!


Anonymous said...

#7! Finally we have someting in common...

Rae said...

I love that pic! Your abs in action!

Good luck on the Marathon!!

Jen Feeny said...

That picture is so epic!!! And I'm with you and Jamoosh on #7, totally white knuckle writing. But here's a question, are you both lefty's? Cause I am and I feel like it's a lefty thing. 4 days!!! Yay!!! You're going to do so awesome!

Jen said...

I say that if you feel like you needed 13, I'm sure it will be fine! Good luck on marathon #9!

ali v. said...

I seriously can't get enough of that photo of you--best of luck on your marathon! I signed up for #2 in I'm getting there :) xoxo {av}

Anonymous said...

Although I'm torn between which I admire most, your abs or your fingers! ;)

XLMIC said...

I love these random things posts! #7 too... had a callus the size of a grape on that bottom knuckle from it. LOVE the flippin' pic! You are going to ROCK the race!

abbi said...

That picture is hilarious, love it!

A Prelude To... said...

I love the smell of smoke.
Fresh smoke.
Cigarettes, pipes, cigars, cloves.

Can we still be friends?

Unknown said...

Seriously - I am going to give the double bird to every photog in the rest of my races in your honor. You need to get it made into an oil painting and put it above the fire place! Freaking awesome!

C2Iowa said...

Seriously great pic.

#8 & 10 (gotta like drinking glasses)

Jason said...

Love the double 1's in the pic but I am more interested in your #1. Seriously how do you lose 4 followers in a week? Did they leave you yesterday following that post? And if so, then you don't want them following you anyway since you are judged by the company you keep.

I for one am not leaving ever so write away and make it controversial and enlightening. Then maybe the more people drop out the better chances of me being #1 to comment increase.

Peace EMZ -- live out on that LIMB.

Evolving Through Running said...

First - great song from a highly underappreciated band.

Second - great picture from Tucson. You're so convinced you're number 1 you're saying it twice. Nothing wrong with self-confidence.

Good luck in Marathon 9. You will no-doubt tear it up.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

My bachelorette party was hilarious.

I had one dream: do a mud run in a wedding dress, with my friends wearing ugly bridesmaid dresses.

My MOH was like 0_o

I was like :D

So she made it happen. My friends were awesome about it, and it was hilarious.

You should have a retroactive bachelorette party.

Lucas R. Tucker said...

truly enjoyed this.

misszippy said...

I think your picture should be directed at those four!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Yes Tucson! I'm sure all of us feel like doing this at mile 24 rather than freaking waving. right?!


Emz said...

ETR - A RUSH FAN!!?? MY favorite band ever! Roll the bones, Tom Sawyer, Fly By Night, Red Barchetta ---- the. best.

Mogan - I'm a right-y. ;)

Jeff - loved your comment. may look into that. I mean what would be better [in 30 years time] to sit around the fire with my kids/grandkids and check out/hear stories about grandma's bad attitude?!

Emz said...

Jason - I know, right? Not sure what I did but I really think it deserves an award.
That's got to be a record. :)

adena said...

I know everyone is saying it but I love that pic!!! Also loving the post title and random facts about you, too fun! You lost 4 followers? How does that happen cause your blog is awesome? We didn't need em anyway. ;-)

Melissa Cunningham said...

totally agree with jasons comment.
and. pic!!!!!!!!!
you rock!
oh and i never had a bachelorette party either....

keep rockin those abs sister!

RunningLaur said...

4 days!!!

I had to physically restrain myself from writing longer last night on my plane ride home because my hand cramped up so badly. Not cool, hand, not cool.
And, I totally tried to get a minor in Art History (took a bunch of extra classes to do so even) but that jerk department wouldn't let me double-dip any of my architectural history classes so I was nowhere near close to getting it even though I had enough credits. Jerks. Guess I'll just settle for the free masters degree the university gave to me. Thus, why the school of engineering is wonderful.

racing dawn said...

pretty sure you need to change your blog header to that picture or use it for your little pic when your comment comes up... :)

and i promise i won't stay for 18 days... only 17...

Marlene said...

Best frigging picture ever. I am going to photoshop my bedhead pic on to your body. hahaha

As for those 4 (former) followers, clearly they realized that


Have a great day! :)

PS - Do you know what happened to Q??

Unknown said...

That picture is PRICELESS. I love it!

Happy to learn 7 new things about you.

Now who on earth would STOP folliowing your awesome blog? Crazy people out there...

Unknown said...

4 followers in one week? At least your setting a new record, haha. JK!
Good luck on the marathon, maybe afterwards you need to through yourself your own bachelorette party!

Caratunk Girl said...

Dude, awesome picture. You rock

Those followers obviously make bad decisions. Boo on them

Anonymous said...

Best picture ever!

And I'm with you on #2. Never had a honeymoon either. I'm still owed that one!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Did you sit there and look at your followers, trying to figure who left? I have done that before

Tom said...

Emz-Your music taste is as impressive as your running. I love Rush too. If you feature your abs on the book you are writing, I'm sure it will sell twice as many copies.

ajh said...

Did you have company for 18 days!

That would send me over the edge!

Good luck in the marathon!

Nikki @ Balance and Moderation said...

That picture is a crack up! I LOVE it!!

Emz said...

Ajh - wish I could elaborate more but it's a "yes". we are certainly "closer" after all was said and done. AND A LOT was "said" and "done". ;)

Laurie said...

14 days is a long time for anyone to stay... 18 is just too much. (Says the girl who stayed (with her 4 kids) for 22 days at her grandma's over the summer.)

Love, love, love that picture. :D

You're going to rock this weekend, taper or not.

gmontalvo13 said...

ha! i lost a follower the other day and thought that was the most unusual thing! why would someone do that? :( haha

sad you never had a bachelorette party although it is never too late!

good luck on your marathon!

Allie @ The Constant Pursuit said...

That picture is AMAZING. You are going to rock the marathon!!

Adrienne said...

Your going to be awesome on Sunday! 18 days deserves an award. Good luck.

Steve said...

That picture is killing me. That should be in oil - on a wall - beside the Kramer painting from Seinfeld.

Kudos - wasn't sure it was possible to get cracked up in the middle of an accounting spreadsheet but that pic did it.

DRog said...

great pic! haha

intuitively you needed it
its all good

most important will be to get good rest and extra sleep if you can tonight and also tomorrow night if possible!


Run the back half
must run on the back half, run run run

run your race


Jan[et] Cicelia said...

Doing your bachelorette party now.
Flipping the double bird at people who don't know what they're missing, because they left.
Running when you feel like running.
Going back to school.

All wonderful ideas!

Love me my daily dose of EMZ!

Caroline said...

did not have bacherolette party
did not have bridal shower
did not even have a real wedding party just a best man and a maid of honor.
did not have baby shower (s)

Love the pic and I will never unfollow you!

too bad for those 4 their lost

Aron said...

kill that race this weekend!!! it's on my birthday so as the bday girl I say you have to have a great race ;)

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Ha ha ha ... The ol' #11 in the pic! Good luck at #9! You'll own it!

Patrick Mahoney said...

Maybe some oppressive regime cut Blogger access to it's citizens and you lost 4 that way. Then it's nothing personal.

Barbie said...

I love your photo. Thats a "Go kiss my ....." shot right there :)

Tiffany said...

Great post. I too would love to be an Art History Teacher, how awesome would that be? Good luck on your marathon, you will kill it! :)

Andrew Opala said...

SELF! on Sunday.

Amanda@runninghood said...

Another marathon? I thought you just did one? You Rock. Sorry about the 4 followers...that stinks. :( I only have a little over 100 "followers" or reader and it is hard enough to respond to everyone, read their blogs, and comment...I can't imagine how you do it all with close to 400 people...I guess you're bound to lose someone here and there. Sorry. I think you're great. :)

Jennifer said...

The bast picture ever! I am with you on #'s 8 and 9. Cheers!

Alyssa said...

You've inspired everyone to achieve a new level of fantastic race photos. Well done!

Anonymous said...

I also have a habit of writing hard and gripping pens, pencils, etc hard too. I say it's because we're self-confident people!

Melissa said...

I love the picture.
And I have a serious problem with stationery. That is all.

Jill said...

Will be thinking of you Sunday!!! Well, thought of you all last night and today, too...but thinking you'll going to have one helluva race! Wish I were running with you...well, an hour behind you, but you know what I mean! :)

Zaneta @ Runner's Luck said...

I hold pens and pencils tightly too! After I get done writing, I'll look at my hand and I'll have fingernail marks on my palm! lol... great pic btw ;)

Silly Girl Running said...

Ha! That photo is awesome! I'm printing it as we speak: will staple it to my desk for inspiration! :) ;)

Kenley said...

4 followers in one week. Simply amazing and brilliant. Congratulations! Love the pic. Hahahaha. Best wishes on your race! I know you will rock it. I hear you on the taper thing too. Take care.

Matty O said...

Heather and I did not do the bachelor/bachelorette parties either.

I am a workaholic for the same reason, I always found trouble haha.

Tapering is all mental :) You are ready for your break through sub 3:20 race... trust me.

Also, Miss I am almost at 400 followers, stop complaining, they must have been dead weight anyways haha.

Jen said...

DUDE, that picture seriously rocks!! I'm in awe....

The followers are losers, so you're really better off!

Good luck at the marathon!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Hey EMZ! I have had my header for a couple o weeks. I wanted input from bloggies on fishy butt or my "baywatch" impression, and fishy won!

Unknown said...

I definitely feel like that's the best race picture I've ever seen.


Best of luck this weekend!

Jo Lynn said...

After I finally got passed your damn abs, I noticed you are flipping the camera off? That's hilarious! ;)