So this blog kind of bit the dust for a while. A long while.
First, there was the domain name expiring issue. Oops. Then, there was my brilliant idea to switch to a new blogging platform (WordPress) with the new domain. Getting everything into WordPress wasn’t an issue. Trying to get everything to look the way I wanted without having to pay money for every little thing was and still is a huge issue. Argh. So, I still hate the way the site looks, but I’m not exactly sure how to fix it. I guess I need to become friends with a designer.
But, despite the crappy look, I decided I could still write (even though it irritates me every time I look at it). It’s still a terrible work in process and will hopefully look better … eventually.
So, what’s been happening the last … oh, three-plus months that I disappeared from the blogging world?
Well, I’m still running, and I’m still slow. In fact, I’m slower than ever before. And, running hasn’t been that fun lately. It’s been pretty darn miserable. I’m hoping to turn it around, but I’ve been hoping that for the last three months. I’ve run my personal worsts in the half marathon and 5K. If I’d run a 10K, I’m sure it would have been my worst, too.
I’m running even closer to turtle speed now.
Super-easy Halloween running costume for a not-easy-at-all half marathon
Running friends make personal crappy running better
The race where I said I was giving up on running, but thanks to these friends, I didn’t
Aside from crappy running, I’ve done some traveling (to Kansas for Kansas State football games and rousing games of slap cup) and to fabulous Las Vegas, and my dad came to visit over Christmas.
A glorious BBQ sundae
Happy after some Kansas City BBQ
Part of our tailgating crew
One of my favorite places
With my dad in enemy territory
The main reason for the trip to Las Vegas (besides it being a super-awesome city)? BRUNO MARS. Yes, you can be thankful the blog was quiet for the months leading up to that because it would have been obnoxious, I’m sure.
Yes, I saw him in Tampa this summer, but the combination of two of my loves (Las Vegas and Bruno) was too much for me to resist. Plus, it was a small venue (3,000 seats) and, well … it’s BRUNO MARS. Yes, I admit to being slightly obsessed.
The concert was amazing (duh), and he did such a wide range (Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, TLC, Color Me Bad, R Kelly, Ginuwine) of covers, which I loved. Even my boyfriend, the former Bruno Mars-hating guy, liked the concert and now semi-likes him (as long as he doesn’t sing “Grenade”).
I love Vegas at night.
This is probably true-to-life size
He’s amazing (just the way he is).
I love this little guy.
Have I mentioned he’s amazing?
Confetti explosion at the end of the concert. Fun, but sadness ensued since it was over.
I will try to remain calm until the Super Bowl when he performs. Just be prepared, peeps. He’s going to be incredible.
I will also try to remain calm about my crappy running and not freak out or become a negative Nelly.
I said “I’ll try.” I can’t promise on either.