Monday, September 10, 2012

My, Haven’t You Grown!!

I don’t know if Twitter is good for me or not. I don’t even twat that much, but lately my son Sam and I have been talking in hashtags.

{Side note: for those who aren’t on Twitter, and don’t get this whole thing - the # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. So, for example,  if you wrote a tweet about running your first marathon, you might hashtag it – #bucketlist or something like that}.

The way it plays out with Sam and I is kind of like this: If I fart in the cereal aisle of the grocery store – something everyone does everyday of the week - Sam says, “Hashtag, my mom has issues” or “Hashtag, my mom smells.” You should try this little game. It’s probably one of those things that I think is hilarious, but everyone else finds annoying and old.  Hashtag, wouldn’t be the first time.

Last night Sam had a late night with this police volunteer program he is doing. He was out at the shooting range learning about various scenarios when cops use their guns (only they were using paint balls). The only reason I let him go on a school night and shoot guns until 11:30 p.m. was that he was with the police. This seemed like added security, or maybe I am just kidding myself.

Anyway, I got up this morning to this note:

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It reminded me that everyone should have kids just so you can be entertained and so you can embarrass them at opportune times. It makes all the breastfeeding, tantrums and poop stained walls almost worth it. Wait! Are my kids the only ones who got poop on the walls?

Oh, yeah. This is a running blog. Hashtag, forgot. No, I didn’t really forget, but I didn't run today (Gasp! Okay, you are still a good person if you didn’t run today. You still have worth and will not lose all of your fitness – this is what swirls in my little head), so I don’t have a lot to add. In fact, I have a cold (wah, wah – FWP) so I laid low and read Running Times instead. If I am not running, I should at least be reading about running. 

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This is the only place I can get some damn privacy.

I have to say that my magazines all have a one track mind: Runners World, Running Times, Fitness, Health, Women’s Running. I need to branch out a bit. Maybe I will subscribe to Cat Fancy and Seventeen (so I can feel young and supple again). I cannot wait until someday I am a grandma so I can subscribe to this:

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For some reason, I am laughing my ass off at this cover. It is just too good.

Okay, Nyquil calls my name. Is it bad to mix that with wine?

Are you a big magazine subscriber? YES. Despite what I said above, I also get The Week, Self and Entertainment Weekly. I don’t know why I get all these – I mean, who really has the time?

Does your head play games with you when you take a rest day? Sometimes. If it’s a planned rest day, I’m usually okay, but feel a bit off. If it’s an unplanned day due to something unforeseen I might freak out.

SUAR

47 comments:

  1. Oh my word! I am a college professor and literally "Hashtagged" my entire 3 hour lecture last week. It was out of control. We even developed a double hashtag to denote importance. "Hashtag, hashtag, do your reading".

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  2. Oh my God Beth my husband and i use hashtag all of the time. my kiddos just shake their heads. i don't think that they think we are as cool as we think we are. and yes a lot of magazine subscriptions. as a matter of fact the same ones you subscribe to. Happy Monday!

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  3. It was only recently I figured out what hashtag actually meant. I still think there is something I'm missing about the whole darned thing.
    No magazine subscriptions. I'm trying to cut down on my paper diet. I'd rather browse specific articles on line.
    On the coffee front, times have changed. I don't think I tasted coffee before I was 11, and even then it was Maxwell house instant. (shudders at the memory.) I would never have dreamed of asking my mom to make me some.
    Stay strong, parents only exist to embarrass their kids.

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  4. HAHAHA! I am laughing so hard at that cover and the hashtag talk. I love it! I think I would fit right in at your household, especially because of the mass quantities of gas being passed.

    I am obsessed with magazines. I even subscribed to BackPacking Magazine last week. I've never once backpacked, by the way. #wannabe.

    I can't stop laughing at Grandma Magazine....

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  5. I am ROLLING, that cover is freaking hilarious!

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  6. "hashtag" is totally lost on me. Maybe because I've never visited twitter. Do you think this signals the end of my coolness? Will my teenagers start to think I'm not hip? I don't want to look dorky!

    I plan my training a month in advance, and if, for some reason, I miss anything it definitely messes with my head. I am getting better about realizing that there are times when listening to my body is not a sign of weakness - but I still feel like a failure if I have to skip planned exercise due to things like funerals or family visits. Yeah, I'm a terrible person!

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    1. Thank goodness I'm not alone. I know she explained it up there but I still have no idea What she is talking about. Oh well. Grandma mag totally makes up for it! :)

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  7. I love your blog, your thoughts, your pictures, your ability to make me think and I especially love your family dynamics. Your kids are both friggin amazing. How can they be anything but awesome with equally awesome futures ahead. You must be so proud!

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  8. I don't even tweet, but I think I'm going to start hashtagging in the pharmacy. Now when I counsel patients it will go something like this: "Hashtag, debilitating diarrhea and vivid nightmares". Can't wait.

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  9. You'll have to check out the newest fad. Daily Jump: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/therealdailyjump

    I can totally see you on the cover photo. It was featured on Outside Magazines facebook page. I love magazines! And yes please explain to us uncool moms what exactly hashtag is.

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  10. i love that you hashtag speak with your son. so funny!

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  11. That can not be a real magazine!! #lmao

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  12. Lolol looks like your son got your sense of humor..that's too funny! :) is that mag cover for real? (I tend to be gullible, lol). I tweak a bit (ok a lot) if I have an unplanned rest day.

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  13. Hashtag Dying Over Here.

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  14. I loooooove hashtags and use them in ways they should not be used. I even use them on facebook when facebook people hate that I do it because I find hashtags to be that hilarious if you do it correctly.

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  15. #wehavethesamesubscriptions #restmakesmefeellazy #hashtagsrock

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  16. Is that a real magazine? Sheesh! I'm starting to get AARP publications and I don't know how they found me. I only subscribe to Runners World and Womens Running. I wish I had time to read more, but I have this job taking care of sick kids and I have to stay up to date with the latest medical data. Hence, I read things like the Journal of Pediatric Health Care, Pediatric News, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, etc. Hashtag Nerd

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    1. I am starting to get AARP publications too, and I am only 42. I wish they'd stop making me feel old. I enjoy a good discount now and again, but not at the sacrifice of what's left of my youth that I think or wish I had left.

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  17. Holy crap that mag cover is funny as hell.
    #almostpissedmyself #notetoselfdontreadSUARatwork

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  18. Your posts make me laugh my ass off. Maybe I don't need to run after all???

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  19. OMG, Grandma monthly ... and Sam is priceless. Don't tell him though.

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  20. Hmmm... Backpacker and two home brewing magazines.

    We know where my priorities are.

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  21. I used to subscribe to almost every fitness magazine out there, but started to realize they were piling up faster than I could keep up so I canceled all of my subscriptions. If I find time to read magazines again, I'll just pick them up occasionally at the store, but I'd rather read books than magazines.

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  22. Hashtag, I farted when buying a Christmas tree. Seriously clever post. Hashtag, oxymoron. Loved it. On rest day I read about yoga or running and tray to become calm. Hashtag, never gonna happen. I heart magazines.

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  23. I think I'm the only person on the planet not on Twitter...I keep thinking if I join one more social medial site, I'll go manic. I barely have time to blog - ha. I do have an account that I created on that wonderful day in Boulder at the Blog Conference ;). I wonder what my username is; I remember being all bent out of shape because 'runwithjill' was taken - whaaa!!

    Magazines rock!

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  24. Love it--I am a grandmother but wouldn't dream of subscribing to that magazine, I'd rather read magazines on running. Of course you know that grandchildren are the reward for not strangling your kids when they are teenagers, right? Even more fun than embarrassing your kids while they are still at home.

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  25. Lol I don't think I've ever "hashtagged" unless it was for a giveaway or contest of some sort... maybe I should try vocally hashtagging

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  26. My youngest (4 of 4) smeared his poop on the walls. Serious sadface for mommy.....

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  27. I just signed up for twitter to try and get my blog out there...and I REALLY don't get it. I would like to say I get it more now that I read your post about the hashtags but I think I need the remedial version. My kids are 7 and 8 and not into that quite yet...Grandma magazine rules. I have the same magazines as you and occasionally enjoy "People". *Sigh*. I used to be well read and somewhat cultured before I had kids. I swear.

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  28. I laughed out loud at that cover. Oye.

    Rest days totally mess with me. Especially when I'm supposed to do a long run but then don't because my damn knee is hurting. I think about the same place you said yours was. 5 weeks from marathon day...this sucks.

    Hope you feel better soon!

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  29. Backpacker, Yankee, Women's Running, Runner's World, US Weekly (#celebsmutfix) , Sports Illustrated, Highlights (k, that's for my kids)

    I love hashtags but I am super new to them. I get what they are for but Twitter is confusing so I just use them on Facebook. *shrug*

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  30. My son and I would probably do hashtag speak if he wasn't away at college (whaaaa). We used to do "gangsta word of the day" at dinner. He'd tell me the latest slang from school. We'd try to use it as often as possible for the rest of the meal. We'd laugh our butts off. Husband and daughter didn't find us amusing. I tried Twitter for awhile but couldn't get into it. I get Runners World & Heath magazines. Hardly ever read them though. Grandma Magazine - Hahaha!

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    1. LOVE this, Teresa! I am definitely going to institute this at the dinner table...my boys are going to love it too!

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  31. ha ha ha ha ha...that cover is flipping awesome. I am on Twitter but I don't embrace the hashtag talk outside of the Twitterverse. It's just not how I roll.
    As for magazines, we had to cut back, the kept piling up on the back of the toilet and it was getting to be a bit out of control. So all we get now is Runner's World and Bicycling. I hardly have time to read Runner's World let alone anything else.

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  32. Thanks for making me laugh today - this was great!! I find myself wanting to hashtag my text messages...
    And that magazine cover is to die for, too funny! Guess there's truly something for everyone out there!

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  33. I loved this post, very funny! I subscribe to Canadian Running, Women's Running & Running Times. My subscriptions change with life. A few years ago my subscriptions were Today's Parent etc.

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  34. I am laughing my ass off at my desk! Why do I think that this toilet photo should be your Twitter AND Facebook profile photo?!?! Hilarious! And yeah- that cover is to die for! Just #awesome! ;)

    By the way, I finished my very first CENTURY on Sunday! I was SO excited & wanted to thank you for keeping me inspired!

    Sarah
    www.thinfluenced.com

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  35. My youngest pooped on the walls when he was a baby. He used to get terrible wind and one day managed to projectile poop over a metre onto the wall. It was impressive and gross all at the same time.

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    1. My ex still talks about the time when my first child was a baby, I was changing him and he started to poop that runny baby poop so I put my hand down to stop it. I guess I should have known then that I would be a nurse. My ex husband threw up. #nowallstoclean

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  36. This entire post with comments just made my day. And thank you for explaining hashtags...I have seen them, but had no idea what they meant and was really too embarrassed to ask. Another thing that completely confuses me is the dancing rodents on the KIA Soul TV ads...what is up with that?!

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  37. #yourkillingme #laughing

    I need the info on the granny mag. Do I have to cook and cut/perm my hair?

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  38. I don't subscribe to magazines anymore. They kept piling up, so I cancelled them. Is that Grandma magazine for real? lol!

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