Random Thoughts Thursday 60

By , April 24, 2014 6:09 am
  • I am finally reading Born to Run! Gina really liked it, and thought I would to, so she gave me a copy! I’ve heard so many rave reviews of this book! Have you read it? What did you think?

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  • We started watching Saving Mr Banks last night. I am really enjoying it! The difficulty of the main character reminds me a bit of some people I know in real life, ha ha. Now Steven and I need to watch Mary Poppins. Neither of us have ever seen it - have you seen Mary Poppins?
  • Data has been so darn cuddly and sweet since we came back from Dallas late Tuesday night! Normally, he is that way for about 20+ minutes after we walk in the door, but he is still acting like that this morning! Aww!

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  • This weekend, I noticed my purse had an attached strap inside of it, with a clasp at the end. I decided to attach my wallet to it, and wow, it’s now super easy to get my wallet out of my purse! Don’t have to dig around anymore. Ahh, the simple things. Ha ha. 

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  • Awhile ago (gosh, it was the last time I did a RTT!), I mentioned I hadn’t been sleeping well for a few months. I hope I am not jinxing it, but I am finally starting to sleep for longer periods of time at night! A few sleep related questions - if I have a crazy nightmare with someone in it, should I let them know? Ha ha. I had a tornado dream Wednesday morning, with someone from my past in it. And, what do you do when you can’t shut your mind off to fall asleep? The #1 thing that usually works for me is to think about something I have to plan/figure out, and don’t want to. My brain is so good at shutting those things out of my mind that it puts me to sleep (I know, not so much a good thing when it comes to planning/problem solving). 
  • Speaking of dreams, yesterday I wasn’t sure if I had a discussion with Steven in real life, or in a dream I had on the train ride to work. It must have been in real life, because when he picked me up from the train that evening, we went grocery shopping, which is what I wanted to ask him about. Um… let’s just say I was a bit tired yesterday morning. 
  • Tonight is our first meeting with our softball team, and our first game should be May 15th! I didn’t realize how much planning and organization would go in to it (duh, right?) but I know the games will be a lot of fun. I wonder what position I will end up playing!

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26 Responses to “Random Thoughts Thursday 60”

  1. Heather says:

    I hate when I can’t remember if I dreamt something or if it happened…it usually results in me getting mad at my husband for forgetting something he didn’t know to do! Oops. (It’s all good though – he has a habit of telling me stuff in his head that he forgets to actually verbalize, so he likes to drop bombs on me. “So tomorrow at Mom’s…” “….we’re going to your Mom’s tomorrow???”)

    • kilax says:

      Ha ha ha. I talk to so many people I sometimes forget who I told what stories to! But I always remember the stuff I told Steven!

  2. Rachel says:

    How have you gone through life without seeing Mary Poppins? Don’t tell me you’ve never seen The Sound of Music either. :)

    I’m glad you’re sleeping better!!!

  3. Maggie says:

    I read Born to Run a couple months ago. I really enjoyed it! I liked how it included both a [true] story, and a lot of interesting sciencey info.

  4. Erin says:

    Come to think of it, I don’t know if I’ve sat and watched Mary Poppins from start to finish. I’ve seen probably all of it at one point or another, though.

    Would you want someone to tell you if they had a weird scary nightmare with you in it? I don’t know that I’d want to know that!

  5. I usually tell people about dreams if they are in them … unless they are a bit too racy (read: embarrassing). My REM psyche is a dirty, indiscriminate whore.

    When I can’t sleep, I picture myself running a very scenic route on one of those days you can run forever. Sometimes it helps. Otherwise, I turn on old “Sex and the City” episodes.

  6. jan says:

    I loved Born to Run! It makes so much sense. As for not turning off my brain, I know it’s not for everyone, but I pray during that time. It typically calms me enough to sleep. I don’t think God gets mad at me for falling asleep. LOL

  7. I read Born to Run a few years ago, and I really liked it!

    Haha my purse has one of those inside straps, and I have to put my keys on it, otherwise I will lose them, probably forever.

  8. Heather says:

    I loved Saving Mr. Banks! I’m a fan of Mary Poppins, too, but it’s a very long movie. I have to be in the mood for it. :)

  9. Pam says:

    O…M…G…. YOU’VE NEVER SEEN MARY POPPINS?!?!??!?!?!?! Seriously, my sister and I watched it literally hundreds of times when we were little. You TOTALLY missed out on all the inuendos and throwbacks to the original movie watching Saving Mr. Banks without watching Mary Poppins first. All the quotes, parallelisms, and even camera shots. It was an AMAZING movie, and so much of it was lost on you! It’s horrible! I’m truly upset!!! LOL

    I’m an insomniac too. A few months ago I started using melatonin, and it helped but lots of nights it only helped me fall asleep, not stay asleep. Then I discovered valerian root. *Cue angels singing*

    • kilax says:

      Ha ha ha! I guess I will have to watch Mary Poppins then watch the film again! :)

      Ahh! Where do I get this valerian root?!

  10. kapgar says:

    I just watched Mary Poppins a month or so ago and loved it more than I ever remember loving it as a kid. I’ve heard, though, that Saving Mr. Banks is very factually inaccurate.

    POTENTIAL SPOILER

    Primarily that she still did not want to cede rights to the characters and her crying at the end was distress not pride or joy.

    • kilax says:

      Yeah, I was reading the wikipedia page about it during a boring part of the movie and saw that. Still fun to watch! :)

  11. Michelle says:

    Born to run is a great read! And I loved Saving Mr. banks. Such an emotional movie but we loved it.

  12. Losing Lindy says:

    Mary Poppins is amazing! When I was little it was one about once a year. We own it. When I was preggo with V Bogie became a completely different cat..just saying ;)

  13. Ian says:

    I read Born to Run when it first came out. Took it out of the library and was actually the first person to get it (my first running overall LOL) and loved it. I had meet some of the characters in the book in the past (i.e Scott) so that made it so interesting for me. It did make me want to go to Cooper Canyon although I never got why it started the minimalist shoe buzz.

    A number of years ago I went to Arizona to volunteer, crew and pace at the Javelina 100 ultra, my friend Steve was running. Night before Micah True, The White Horse from the book gave an awesome talk about running life in Cooper Canyon including a slide show. Sadly Micah is no longer with the world.

    • kilax says:

      Oh yeah, I remember reading that he passed :(

      That is interesting you say you are not sure why it causes the minimalist shoe buzz. I haven’t read that far in to it yet, but I would guess it’s because they run in those low profile, minimalist, sandals? No?

  14. YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN MARY POPPINS?? It was my favorite movie growing up!! ahhhhhh. So good.

  15. I’ll say the same thing as Susan YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN MARY POPPINS?!!?!?!?! Such a great movie! Oh and if you interested seeing the musical, let me know. :-)

  16. martymankins says:

    I’m repeating others here… You’ve not seen Mary Poppins? Get on that. Such a great musical classic. There are penguins in it, too.

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