No big deal!
Last month, I challenged Steven to the Cabla-Goobla-Goobler Challenge. We had to do some sort of fitness + watching the Cable Guy + drinking beer + blogging. The idea of was to break out of the food comma and get some beerness in before December.
Immediately, I ran into a problem. Okay, 2 problems.
1. My computer was broken. I replaced the battery, fiddled with the magnets, and then finally gave up and rode it over to Bike World. My bike bf Steve-Oh set to work on what he thought was a "stupid girl" fix. An hour later, with a new speed trap, we were back out the door.
2. I could not find a good time to be wasted! If you have read this blog, you might know that last year, this event resulted in a miscommunication induced sh!t show. Ideally, I would find an evening where I could complete this 1.5 hour event and then pass out, but I just couldn't find the time.
(Problem 3 was hiding the case of Heine when we had a Franksgiving party.)
I don't think I was the only one with that problem. I got a message from Steven on Sunday, November 25, at 7:49: "Have you done challenge?"
"No," I replied. "I was going to text you. I need an extension!"
She replied, "Okay, good. I think your blog post said until the 30th."
So, I hemmed and hawed, worrying about schedules and coming up with the BEST CHALLENGE CONCEPT EVER and not actually coming up with any good ideas, when I finally said to myself, "Rice, remember those words of wisdom: you get what you get, and don't give a sh!t." Or something like that.
|Holiday keeps me company, though she hates the trainer.|
I didn't ride farther than last year, and I didn't drink as much beer, but I did it.
|Four Heines, dranked.|
|Twenty miles: rid.|
|Heretofore unknown version of the Cat 5 tattoo--that's right, on the front of my calf.|
I do have some stuff in the blog hopper, like a Survivor Cross ReCap and the annual Mid-Winter RAGBRAI Total Recall Blog Series. So, stay tuned gentle reader.
And, Steven, listen, I just met you and this is crazy, but here's my number, so call me maybe.