When TV sneaks into daily life

Yesterday, I spoke to MommaShyner about general and random things as is the norm. She mentioned that she was going to the football game tonight as her neighbor was nice enough to pass over her tickets for the evening (she’s a season ticket holder; isn’t that nice of her?). Off the top of my head I didn’t know who was playing but MommaShyner felt that it was the Dolphins.

I know. It isn’t.

Later last night, I was relaying the story to Lovey including the Dolphins part. He knew that it wasn’t the Dolphins but wasn’t sure who it was. In a stroke of brilliance, I realized that it was the Colts and told Lovey so.

We discussed the importance of the game for the Jags and that it would likely be a good game. Lovey mentioned that maybe the Colts would start sitting players, though, in preparation for the playoffs. I agreed that it would be a good game and, following my moment of brilliance with a moment of sheer stupidity, I said:

Maybe she’ll get to see someone like Peyton Manning, maybe.

To which Lovey replied:


First, yes, just that quickly I forgot that we said that players might sit. Second, dammit Manning! You’re seeping into regular conversations in our house and we’re not even Colts fans!

Thanks for tuning in to your daily ramble featuring MiamiShyner.

Countdown, now with Mexico!

No, not Ron.

Did you miss me yesterday? Psh, now, don’t tell fibs to spare my feelings. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

The good Reverend MiamiShyner is not in attendance today but she wishes you all a ROCO Friday nonetheless.

As we all may know, the countdown now stands at 20 days until I try to run this 5K. I have faith that I can do it. I’m training and I can do the distance. I’m just hoping that it’s not excessively hot/cold/windy that morning.

Even though formerly Hurricane Ida, currently TD Ida and probably Hurricane Ida again in a few days is a ways away from us, we’re still feeling some of her effects, namely wind. Due to the wind, I was surprised to have come in at under 28 minutes this morning. Not super quick by any means, but way better than I ever imagined I would be when I started the program 8 weeks ago.

You should stop reading here if you do not want to read my sappy relationship stuff.

Who has so many countdowns going on at once? No one in their right mind which means me. 😀

  • Turkey Trot in 20 days
  • Vacation in 48 days
  • Graduation in 92 days
  • And the latest addition to the list, 218 days until the wedding

As some of you may have known, Lovey and I had plans to make it official in the early summer of next year. I was super excited and ran through several location options before deciding on Vegas. Then I changed my mind. I’m a chick, I’m allowed.

Vegas seemed cool but it was also a little bit of a hassle. I’m not all for the details, I just want the end event to be nice (and I don’t want to hire a wedding planner). Vegas fell by the wayside. I found a place closer to home. Literally 5 minutes away from our house. It was beautiful. It was perfect. It was…..$20K! WTF man. For one day! I am not ballin’ like that.

At that time, I basically scrapped all wedding plans. I am just stubborn like that. I want it all or I don’t want anything. I’m pretty sure that my mom was bummed about it but I was done. I figured that the money I was saving for a wedding could be used for several other things. I was a little sad but I’ve really never been the one for tradition.

Fast forward to yesterday. Whilst perusing the internet, I came across something that just blew my mind. I could have a ceremony that was far from traditional in a place that was far from home for a price that was far under the place that I had been so excited about. SCORE!

So now, it’s back on. Mom’s excited. Lovey’s excited. Kiddo’s excited (this will be her first time out of the country). I’m excited. I get to have a beautiful beach ceremony in the country I love most right under our own. Seriously, I love it so much that I feel like it’s like going home. I get to spend 9 days being treated like a princess and I can’t wait.

Now, to search for that perfect dres….remember, buck tradition!

Have a great weekend, folks! There’s football to be watched. Let’s go STEELERS!

I’m in love with…

A) A stripper
B) A man nearly twice my age
C) A girl
D) You
E) My car
F) Mary Jane

Did you pick one of those? Let me know. 🙂 Me? I’m in love with my chiropractor. Not real, let’s get married and spend the rest of our lives together love, but OMG you took away a pain that’s been haunting me off and on for the last 15 years love.

My relationship with chiropractors has been on-again/off-again for the last, oh, 20 years or so. I really like the way I feel when I’m totally in line and functioning at 100% but I just haven’t always had the money and/or insurance to keep myself at that state. I am fortunate now to be able to do both and oooh, how I love it.

Friday’s initial visit went well. I found out for sure that I’m an underpronater so I have the right shoes for running. I’m all kinds of crooked with my right hip and my left shoulder sitting higher than their respective partners. I also have knotty muscle issues that make my back achy, my bra too tight..oh wait, no, just achy back + right foot that turns out kinda funny to the side.

All that is fixable and will get fixed in the upcoming visits but the best part hands down is that the pain that I’ve had for so long is gone. GONE! For some reason, I have a nice bruise where the pain was, but I care not because the actual pain has left. This was no run-of-the-mill pain either. This was OMG someone just stabbed me in the back with a scorching hot needle a few times pain. No more. I shan’t even mention it again.

So, at least the Steelers managed to pull off another win. Did they play a strong 45 minutes? Yes. Once again, though, at right about the 8 minutes remaining in the game mark, it all went downhill. I would really like to get into the locker room to see some of those guys naked. I would really like to get into the locker room to see what the hell is going on in the fourth quarter!! Just seeing if you’re paying attention.

On another football note, of course I follow the Steelers on Twitter and all players who have personal Tweets, but I also consort with the enemy and I follow Chad Ocho Cinco. He’s pretty amusing sometimes. Today, as he’s done in the past, he offered to buy lunch for whomever showed up at his chosen place. Since said place is a few blocks from work, I stopped over.

I will admit that I wasn’t expecting it, but he’s really a stand-up guy. He posed for photos and signed everything that people brought over for him. Without a lick of attitude. He’s also sporting a nice semi-shiner from the hit that Ray Ray put on him yesterday. The photo below was snapped right as I was telling him that I was there reppin the STEELER NATION, BABY! He was still cool with it. (Dammit, I always look like hell in photos. Oh well.)

That’s probably more than enough to fill my section of your brain today. I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend and have a great week!

5 days till the Steelers beat up on the Browns
74 days till vacation
118 days till graduation