Fizzy Thoughts


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  • Is the first day of 2014. But then you all know that. It seemed like a fine time to stop by ye olde blogge. Something about the new year got me thinking about blogging again*. Still not sure if I really want to, but I thought I’d at least write this one post. There’s a good chance it’ll be the only post I write this year.
  • I started the day by running** 3 miles***. This was the view when we started. Not bad, eh?


  • My running buddies and I then went out for coffee and I had a (non-fat, at least) Mexican Mocha. Totally defeats the purpose, but hey, you gotta ring in the New Year somehow, right?
  • There was also mention of a half-marathon in my future. Eep (also – see end of post).
  • HB and I took the beach cruiser bikes for a spin. We were going to go to Taco Temple for lunch (home of the best carrot cake in the entire universe…just ask OJ and she’ll confirm) but the wait there was ridiculous (isn’t everyone supposed to be starting diets or something??)**** so we ended up getting sandwiches at the local market instead. And we sat outside in the beautiful weather to eat them.
  • We also stopped by the pond to say howdy to the ducks. I know…life is so exciting. How has the blogging world survived my absence?
  • I have yet to pick up a book. I could work on finishing Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, but I’m at the point where he took the log out of the store, and I’m experiencing some anxiety over him being found out. And I don’t like it when books make me anxious. It usually results in me skipping to the end to make sure nothing really bad happens.

*Also, because I have NO record of what I read this year, other than the beginnings of a paper journal. Which means I have no memory of what I read this year. Although that Bernadette book was funny. And I really liked that book where the boy is bit by a snake. Fin & Lady was a bit of a let down, but I can only say that because I just read it last week.  (See?? THIS is why I need to blog.) Oh, oh…and Dr. Sleep was fucking***** AWESOME. You should totally read it. If you haven’t already.

**Our running coach insists we are runners. Even though my runs currently consist of 2 minutes of running followed by a minute of walking. So, you know, I ran even though it was more of a run/walk. I’m all about full disclosure.

***So, yeah…running. Hard to believe, but I took a class called…wait for it…I Hate to Run. Is that not the best name ever?!? Doesn’t it just make you want to run? No? Well, it worked for me. The class is over, though, so we’ll see how it goes without Coach Debbie around to entertain us through the torture. Umm, I meant fun.

****And guess who still loves her parentheses?

*****And also still has a potty mouth.

And just so this post isn’t all me, me, me, I’ll end with wishing you all a fantabulous 2014!


Written by softdrink

January 2, 2014 at 1:52 am

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  1. Absolutely everything about this post made me smile. Happy New Year Jilly Bean. And honestly, I’m not sure the blogging world HAS survived without you…


    January 2, 2014 at 2:21 am

  2. I’m so glad to see this post! I was just thinking about you the other day when I was taking my walk. I sure have missed you and your blog!


    January 2, 2014 at 2:38 am

  3. I smiled when I saw this post this morning. I miss your blog post (no pressure, just saying). And if it weren’t 23F, dark, windy, and snowy, I might take a morning walk.

    Beth F

    January 2, 2014 at 11:26 am

  4. OMG you are alive! And you have a COACH! OMG! Happy New Year OJ!!!! (even Jim calls you OJ, heh heh) (Well, it’s really fifty fifty which one of us he thinks is OJ….)


    January 2, 2014 at 12:42 pm

  5. It made me smile so hard to see this post pop up in my feed reader (especially as I’m looking at my feed reader for the first time in about two months, haha). I *love* that you’re running now Jill. Even if it’s only two minutes at a time. 😀


    January 2, 2014 at 2:25 pm

  6. Oh, please don’t go away again. I’m so glad this was you, and not spam.


    January 2, 2014 at 4:19 pm

  7. You make me drool with your Taco Temple talk. Too bad the line was too long.
    I think running for two minutes is quite good. I can only do it for about a minute without dying. But honestly, I just feel dumb doing it so I stop. I could probably do it longer if I didn’t worry about how I looked doing it.


    January 2, 2014 at 6:42 pm

  8. Happy New Year, Jill! I would love to see you come back and blog (no pressure, hehe)! I’m sure Bloglandia has missed you loads!


    January 4, 2014 at 9:31 pm

  9. Here’s hoping that 2014 will have more Fizzy thoughts posts. You are missed!


    January 6, 2014 at 2:44 am

  10. What a lovely surprise in my feedly (which I check not often enough!) Cheers to as many posts as you feel like writing in 2014. Also, very impressed with the running:-)


    January 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm

  11. Yay! Thinking about blogging is almost doing! Keep up the running. I run though I’ve never gotten fast.


    January 7, 2014 at 12:38 am

  12. Oh I missed my Jill 🙂 I smiled throughout this whole post! I need your running motivation!! I’m trying really hard to become more active this year. I also miss your book recommendations because you always find the most wonderfully bizarre books that end up becoming some of my favs! Hope the new year keeps treating you well!


    January 7, 2014 at 12:39 am

  13. Hey. Word on Tweet-Street is that you posted. Whodda-thunk it. I don’t have a reader anymore since Google-Reader died and I can’t be bothered to figure out another one so I didn’t know until TriniCapini told me.
    I’m glad you liked Doctor Sleep! Me, too!!!
    Later, C


    January 7, 2014 at 1:11 am

    • So glad to see your post (no pressure re blogging, though). I felt the exact same anxiety when he took the logbook out of the store in Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. The only reason I didn’t skip to the end to make sure something drastic didn’t happen to him was because I was listening to it in audio and I haven’t figured out how to skip forward and skip right back to where I was yet. I like the idea of a 2/1 minute run/walk regimen!

      Belle Wong

      January 7, 2014 at 2:33 am

  14. I swear by Couch to 5K. I haaaaaated running forever until I started and I could barely make it through the 60 and 90 second runs. Now I am training for at least an 8k.

    Devourer of Books

    January 7, 2014 at 1:33 am

  15. Stopping by a little late to say happy new year right back at ya! (I’m not blogging either, but I blogged today for the first time since, um, September I think….and when I do blog it inspires me to catch up on as many blogging friends as I can before I get distracted by The Real Life again. Glad to see you’re doing well (erm, or, were, 6 weeks ago, and I hope you still are).


    February 12, 2014 at 7:46 pm

  16. Hey! Just wanted to say happy birthday! I wish we lived closer! I hope things are going well for you!


    April 22, 2015 at 6:09 pm

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