(and yes, this was taken in the rare 10 second span where she stopped moving!) It’s been a busy few days, settling Roo in, but we’re getting there!
Saturday morning, I woke up early to squeeze in a 12 mile run before making the 2 hour trek to the middle of no where to pick her up. It was a gorgeous day–about 30*, clear, and no wind–when I started running. I ended up running a lot faster than I intended, finishing around a 7:52 pace. Way too quick for a training run! I need to figure out how to slow down. Any ideas, seasoned marathoners???
After the run, my friend Steph came over so she could keep me company on the drive. She basically gave up her Saturday to ride along with me–so nice! Fortunately, we had an unseasonably clear and sunny February day for driving instead of snow and ice, so it was pretty uneventful. Two hours and some paperwork later, I had this little nut in my backseat!
Basically, the past 3 days we’ve vacillated between her running around going apeshit and sleeping on my lap. The crazy puppy parts are fun, but the sleeping on my lap is pretty stinkin’ cute.
Full disclosure: this post brought to you by Roo sleeping on my lap. Otherwise, I pretty much can’t get anything done. 🙂
Last night, she calmed down enough for me to watch some of the Super Bowl, which, to tell the truth, doesn’t really interest me. The commercials, either. I’m a college football fan, and I DVR everything, so I never see commercials, ya know? But, I did watch a bit, with some good party of one football fare!
Since I was having my own solo Super Bowl (ahem, SATC marathon) party, I decided to make myself a version of Jessica’s BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins. I am one of those people that thinks I know what a recipe says, then make it and realize I’ve screwed up a crucial step.
So my skins looked like this. Which wasn’t awful. I basically just mixed the BBQ chicken and caramelized onions and bacon into the sweet potato mixture rather than doing layers. Whoops. It was actually really delicious, just not especially pretty. No biggie.
I did make a point to catch the halftime show, featuring Madonna. First thing’s first. Let me just say that I think Madonna is pretty freaking amazing. I’m an old school Madonna fan for sure, and at 53, she looks ridiculous. Seriously. All she does is yoga??? Skeptical, but it’s Madonna, so I’ll go with it. And I can even forgive the intermittent lip-syncing. I get it; you’re performing. Jumping around and singing isn’t easy.
However, this was just unforgivable.
Quite possibly the most awkward thing ever. And the camera angle on that guy? Freaky. Also, the new song isn’t doing it for me. I mean, you’re 53. You look amazing, but you’re 53. And we’re doing a cheerleader bit? I get it–Super Bowl. But still. That said, I’m never very impressed by the halftime shows. I guess you have to take them for what they are–a spectacle. And I always appreciate Nicki Minaj rapping faster than any one human being should be able to articulate anything. So there’s that.
Also, there was Clint.
This may be a Detroit/Michigan pride thing, but the Clint Eastwood Chrylser commercial blew me away. It was at least as good, and probably better than Eminem’s last year. If you haven’t seen it, check it out. Chills. Seriously. Makes me proud of Michigan. Haters be gone!
Did you watch the Super Bowl?
What did you think of the halftime show? The commercials?