Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday, I'm in Love!

Hello and HAPPY FRIDAY to you!

Finally!  Friday, I thought you'd never make it, but WELCOME!!!

Aren't you all excited that Spring is just around the corner?  After a long winter, I am looking forward to some better weather soon.

Speaking of Spring, one of the annual kickoffs to spring here in Chicago is the Shamrock Shuffle, which is an 8K race (5 miles) that will be taking place on Sunday morning.

...And will I be running it? 

Does your catholic priest like little boys?  Duh, of course I will be!

I am going to try to beat last year's time of 34:56 (6:59 min/mile).

I came in 587th overall (out of 13,399 finishers!)

Ok, I'll stop tooting my own horn now. However, my goal is to finish at least one second faster than last year.  :)

Which means that I won't be going out this weekend, and will have to fight the temptation of gorging myself with Doritos, and stop myself from eating the entire jar of Peanut Butter out of sheer boredom!!!

Also speaking of Spring...

The annual March Madness college basketball tournament is under way!  This is the first year in 'God knows how long' that I didn't fill out a bracket.  Time just got away from me...

But to tell you the truth, I'm sort of glad that I didn't! 

You see, I tend to root for the underdogs!...and by not filling out the bracket, I got to enjoy some nice surprise wins by Ohio and Murray State without having to worry about yanking my hair out as my bracket gets jacked up!

I did pick a Final Four though.  My pics are:  Kansas, Kentucky, Kansas State, and Villanova.

Hmm...we'll see how i do!  Who did y'all pick?

Thank you to everyone for your comments on my post about getting a Kindle or not!

From the sound of it, those of you who have an e-reader prefer the Barnes & Noble Nook, so I will definitely go there and play around with one.

Those of you who don't have one sound like you really just don't want one, which I completely understand as well!

Did any of you see Ke$ha perform on American Idol?  What...the hell was that hot mess????

Look, I wrote a post about her a couple of weeks ago, saying that her music has become a guilty pleasure of mine...and yes, I stand by that.  Those songs are infectious!

However, I kind of find her to be repulsive, and trying too hard to be 'different or 'shocking.' 
So basically, I like her songs, but am over her!

And finally, I want to give a nice shout out to one of my fellow bloggers, Michael Rivers!  I am very grateful to have gotten to know him a little through the blogosphere and am very happy that I can call him a pal of mine!

Please check out his blog here.

Have a GREAT WEEKEND everyone!


  1. Good Luck on the race.
    I used to do a lot of 5k and 10k's in Atlanta. I still do the annual Peachtree Road Race but I miss doing the smaller ones. I need to get back into that.
    Kudos on your time!

  2. Good luck this weekend! You will do great, I'm sure.

    Michael Rivers is cute! Did you write yesterday's post about him? ;)

  3. I can't TELL YOU how happy I am that Spring seems to be here, finally!! Good luck with your 8K!! Have a terrific weekend. :-)

  4. Happy Friday, Paulie! Best of luck to you on Sunday!

  5. I have Kentucky winning over Kansas in the championship game. Let's hope I'm right so I can win my office pool. Nice final four picks, sir.

    Good luck in the shuffle this weekend!

  7. good luck man:) you can do it...and Rivers is way cool

  8. Talking out your mouth with your BLAH BLAH BLAH!

    Oh, Ke$ha. A hot tranny mess that I can't get enough of.

  9. Zip your lip like a padlock, and meet me in the back with the Jack & the Jukebox!

    Thanks for the well wishes on Sunday everyone!

  10. Paul, I'm sad I'll be missing our annual commute to stupid Navy Pier to get our packets..but I'm not sad about missing the snowy race again..WTF!? 2 years in a row!!!

    And Ke$ha?...she sucks baaad...right behind Mariah;)
    PS: Lady Gaga called and wants her silver eye patch back from last year!!

  11. Yes! Happy Friday to you, Paul! I need a weekend badly. I won't be watching basketball though. Brent probably will be. Good luck on your run. You'll be great like always. :)

  12. HAHA! Tony, I thought the exact same thing! Ke$ha is totally trying to steal some of Gaga's thunder!

    I know...I am very sad that I have to go to Navy Pier alone today. Not to mention the fact that this is the first race in a long time that we won't be starting right next to each other. I don't know what I am gonna do! :(

  13. Damn, you are fucking speedy gonzalez! How the heck can you run that fast? I think I can do an 8 minute mile if I try. Go get 'em this weekend.

  14. Yes, spring is here and you have been bitten by the love bug vampire? Mmmkay... I died when I saw Mr. River's pic on your blog. I am busting at the seams!!!!! Did you two make a cyber love connection?

  15. You are not dating Rivers are you? Get outta here!

  16. Aw . . . I'm blushing big time and grinning ear-to-ear. I'm very grateful to be getting to know you too!

  17. Good luck on the 8K. I'm just starting to get back into the running seriously again. God bless spring.

    NCAA bracket? Lordy. I am completely out of the office pool. I think that I picked every team wrong so far. I'll pick up points again toward the end, but round 1? Bad, bad, bad.

  18. Yes, I am very happy this week as ended! And that spring is here. It was in the mid 70s today here in Philly. We all left work early, went shopping, then hit a sake lounge!!!!! Good luck on the race! Just chase the other hot guy in front of you and I bet you will beat your time!

  19. Yes, please give us some spring already! We don't have snow down here but the cold weather sure hit us pretty hard this year and we are amazed it is still here it is usually gone earlier in the year.

    Your friend Micheal is lucky to have you as a friend! Hugs to you sweety have a great weekend!