Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Chainsaw Expert & Mazerunner

1.  It's nice to know that as a brand spanking new blogger (kind of), my words are really getting around to the people that need them.  For example, if you need help chainsawing something, Ricole Runs is your gal.  Forget that she's also a brand spanking new owner of a electric chainsaw and has only chainsawed once, but look - I am writing about it more so you know I really AM an expert!  So to the person who searched: "her chainsaw", I'm so glad you found me.  I am here to help!  But I also promise to not utter the words CHAINSAW after this post.  Not for....at least... 5 more posts (the center has to be at least... three times bigger!  Zoolander anyone?).

This is pretty much EXACTLY what I looked like when I was chainsawing the tree.
2.  I finally finished the book Mazerunner.  I tried to write a summary, but the book's plot is weird!  So I gave up.  So, commence description according to Amazon: "When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.  Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.  Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind."

See, I told you it was weird.
Anyway, I expected a lot more from this.  I keep reading Hunger Games knock-offs that disappoint.  Even the 3 Hunger Games books seemed to decline as I went on (I'll probably face the chopping block for that statement).  I read the first two Matched books (Matched & Crossed, 3rd one not out yet), and they were similar to Hunger Games, but not as good (and the 2nd one worse than the 1st).  This was also similar to the other two series, in that it's an alternate future reality, crazy weird things are happening, and it's written for teens.  But I struggled to even finish the book, and although I found the plot interesting, I just could not get "hooked" into the characters or the writing.  I doubt I'll read the 2nd and 3rd.  End tirade.  

3.  Yesterday I ran 6 miles with Jordanne and Lisa.  I felt sluggish and slow and perhaps starving hungry, I'm not sure, but my stomach didn't feel right (it wasn't growling or anything either though, and it felt bad the rest of the night).  But it was great to finally get a run in with them and get to catch up!  This is what the trail looked like:


Needless to say, there was some major Warrior Dash-esque obstacle-coursing going on!  

4.  Cooper is adorable.  Enough said.  Here's a picture to get you through your day:
Cooper says have a great day everyone!
What questions do you have about chainsawing? :-) I will google search it for you.  What are your thoughts on Hunger Games, Matched, & Mazerunner?  Have any good book recommendations for me?

6 comments:

  1. I have yet to read the hunger games...I know I'm behind. Cooper is the cutest :D and I get some weird google searches.....the best day ever was when someone found my blog by searching "milf" that's when I know I was amazing! hahah

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    1. MILF?!!?! What a wonderful compliment!! :-)

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  2. someone found my blog by searing "hot triathlon boobs". I dont even know what that means, but Ill take it!

    i <3 cooper.

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    1. Ha! Just for fun I decided to google "hot triathlon boobs" and your blog sadly wasn't on the first page (anymore at least!) but this girl's was: http://triingforpro.wordpress.com/2010/10/03/a-bizarre-finding/
      I don't know what a hot triathlon boob is but it's probably something I need?!

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  3. I love Cooper! I suspect you or Cooper taught D how to say "cracker". Whats the safest way to chain saw while climbing trees?

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    1. Ha! Maybe it was me repeating "Cooper" 10,000 billion times to her somehow came across as cracker?! I want to babysit again! And when I said I would google search for chainsaw questions I really meant I would just ask you, my very own chainsaw expert! But maybe this will help: http://www.treecareindustry.org/articles/safety/TCI1008_p8.htm

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