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separated at birth

Posted in Uncategorized on April 26, 2013 by sambycat



Victory is mine!! Victory is mine!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 27, 2012 by sambycat

we won!!!! thanks to everyone who voted for us and i promise not to ask you ever to do this again!!

11/6 falling back

Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2011 by sambycat

yeah, i went about one warm up and one segment into my “scheduled” run yesterday and went “um, no”. felt crappy and short of breath. wishing i had grabbed a couple puffs of albuterol like i was meaning to before i went out the door.

today i again forgot the inhaler, but was about 3 segments into my 3.5 miler and thinking “hey, my breathing feels better” when i immediately thought “can’t do it”. seems as soon as i make a plan about this, get a system, feel an ounce of possibility and confidence i either sabotage myself directly (is that a contradiction in terms?) or allow what should be a momentary set back or slight trip from the beaten path to completely derail me.

well, not today – i didn’t run any more, but i “wogged” the rest of the distance and finished a 4.01 mile distance in 56:52, average pace of 14.2 min/mile. i’m glad i finished instead of just walking back home and whining about it. i was trying to see what my “fast walking” pace (comfortable) was – the GPS thing was putting me in the 15-16 minute range.

that’s the biggest thing i have trouble with in this process. pacing. i still do not have any kind of intrinsic sense of what my run pace is. i feel like when i have truly just listened to music or what have you, been outside and been feeling good, i *think* i settle out at about ~12″ mile, maybe a little faster, sometimes a little slower. but, like the type A personality i am, as soon as i note a run or a distance that i think “is better than what i thought i could do”, i derail.

so actually finishing was a good thing. i’m off this week (except for tuesday) and have 8,000,000 doctor’s appts. and want to strip the wall paper off the master bath walls. and repaint. and we are going out of town thursday night for a very quick little trip. going to run as much as my knee caps will allow before the  next weekend!

2010 in review

Posted in Uncategorized on January 2, 2011 by sambycat

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,900 times in 2010. That’s about 9 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 18 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 274 posts. There were 22 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 9mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was January 31st with 72 views. The most popular post that day was my work here is done.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for woody’s roundup, funny dog pictures, father’s day printables, len testa, and naked mole rat.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


my work here is done January 2010


shades of green wedding January 2010


for the E ticket dad June 2009
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DIY HM BR* February 2010


len testa is responsible??? February 2008

i hate widgets

Posted in Uncategorized on November 2, 2009 by sambycat

so trying to incorporate the whole widget thing into the weight loss challenge is kind of stupid on my part. Trace and i took a bye on weighing in last week in that i was in texas and didn’t want to weigh on a different scale. that and the fact that we had an entire cow for dinner the night before.


in any event, trace is winning, the bastard!!! he has lost 6 pounds. i have lost a whole 1.4! total. including the first week. so, yeah, basically i am thrilled. short of sending cupcakes to traces house thru the mail, i’d better step up my game… PRONTO!

Those Darn Cats

Posted in Uncategorized on August 4, 2009 by sambycat

If you can find this blog at all, you know I am a co-host on “Those Darn Cats”, a Disney podcast I produce every week with my BFF. It’s super fun and a really enjoyable and sometimes very time consuming hobby. It’s been a great ride, from our slightly weird and humble beginnings on another show, to our rebirth as a completely weird, yet still humble, podcast that we produce all by ourselves.

Back in the day, I would have near hypervenilatory fits each Sunday morning when our segment contributions “might” appear. How would I sound? What crazy thing did I say? Slowly, gradually, you get used to hearing your freakish voice coming out of the interwebs and every show you do and produce, you learn more and more.

Well, on this week’s TDC, I got to interview Miss Devon Dawson, a Western music performer, aficionado and, really, caretaker, of the genre. She is the voice of Jessie on the companion album to Toy Story 2, called Woody’s Round Up. The interview was great! She is so awesome, and, as I think the best interviews go, she had way more places to take me and tell me about than i even expected!!

round up

In any event, despite all the wonderfulness, I am now wallowing in podcasters guilt about my editing capabilities and sound mixing skills. Ug. I truly hope folks will listen in and hear the cool stories and Texas Heritage Music knowledge she drops. And there’s yodeling!!

we are so damn beautiful. thats why.

Posted in Uncategorized on July 24, 2009 by sambycat


are disney stars dating each other?


Posted in Uncategorized on March 21, 2009 by sambycat

in my dream last night, i lived…i’m not sure where, and there was an epcot park on the top of my building. one of those disney’s best kept secret deals i am sure.

in the dream, i remembered jennifer’s advice about not being disappointed by the epcot lobby. so i was reminding myself of this as i was admitted, from the apartment hall, through a door, into what looked liked a gigantic somewhat empty clinique cosmetic sales counter. many many opportunities to put your own face into a star wars picture (not epcot) and buy knick knacks (any disney park).

i looked to my right and saw that, on the rooftop, which was open to the sales area and apparently not visible from the human world on the street, were rides. being a dream of course, these were not epcot rides, but i am thinking more like paradise pier area type stuff. as i passed along the queue, i heard a guest tell a cast member “you should really put this place on a map!” the CM agreed.

oh, and maggie could come. only she was a pekingese.

mickey eggs? yummy!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2009 by sambycat

i bet they look just like this!

how to annoy me

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2008 by sambycat

be the sheriff guy sitting in pre-op, supposedly “guarding” a prisoner awaiting surgery. be yakking on the phone. the hospital phone, out in the hallway. have the freakin’ phone cord streeeetttccched across the room so i and others may limbo underneath to get back and forth in the hallway. say “sorry ’bout that, DARLIN'” when i try to get around you.

dude. i’m workin’ here. apparently you are too. and no, i don’t want you to chat me up!