i'll be honest: i didn't expect it to work.
saturday afternoon, the beast was still dead.
on sunday, he (she?) let out a faint crackling whimper, but had no words.
but yesterday morning, i sent myself a test page, and got THIS:
screen, paging, and noise-making functions -- all intact! i was extremely impressed, and pretty much thrilled. because paying for your own instrument of torture would have just been . . . sad.
i guess you all weren't in much of a guessing mood yesterday (perhaps my monday chipperness was a bit of a turn-off -- sorry!). but in case anyone was curious, baby #3 was me:
little-known fact: as a baby (and toddler), i was built like a miniature linebacker. >90% height AND weight! apparently someone told my parents i would be 5'8" based on a height projection when i was about 18 months. (maybe they were accounting for future use of 7" stilettos).
i'm off the pager but somehow have ended up with a PACKED social calendar for the week, followed by a visit from my parents over the long weekend.
basically our plans include eating at every fabulous establishment i can think of while making a few stops at area highlights between delicious meals:
what do you do when your parents come to visit? our basic plan is in place, but i'm open to more ideas! my mother claims she 'doesn't get bored' but 5 days is a long time to go without any plans or activities.
workout: 5 miles on the TM, 9:13/mi pace, 0.5% incline. yes, i did tuesday's workout a day early (going to cross-train today). just felt more like running.
better late than never: josh and i hung out at brixx for a while after work, having a drink with a few of his coworkers. their pizza was tempting, but i knew we had a slab of pricey wild alaskan salmon at home that NEEDED to be eaten!
euro-style dinner hour:
i made this extremely easy recipe for maple-glazed salmon from the recent issue of cooking light:
it was good. but what really made my (late) night was this:
now it's official: i am carrot caked-out.
board prep: 15 PREP questions. i wasn't doing so hot, either. i guess some days you got it -- and others you don't.