Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Pat's!

First off...talk about a St. Patrick's failure! The official results were posted for my race on Sunday and I am...conspicuously absent. Somehow or other it looks like I didn't race. I e-mailed the race director but I am not overly hopeful that I will be added in to the official results. Sigh. From what I can tell I placed 353rd overall out of 540, 45th out of 94 in the female 30-39 category.

So yesterday I took the day off of work to rest and try to kick this nasty cold. As the day wore on I realized I was hungry, plus I needed to cook something up to bring for lunch today since it was my day for the Great Lunch Swap Project. I figured I'd try to make something festive for St. Patrick's Day.

My dish called for Guinness, plus I am a big fan of Smithwick's Irish Ale, so I stop by the liquor store. At the check out the man behind the counter asked me for my ID. This is somewhat amusing since the drinking age in Alberta is 18. And I am a few years past 18. The guy looks at my ID and says, "Wow! Congratulations! Keep up the good work!" That was a nice boost!

I needed a snack before cooking...so I had some Irish cheese:
I decided to make Dublin Coddle. It is a dish that contains potatoes, onions, bacon and sausage. I was even able to find some British style bacon, although back bacon (or Canadian bacon depending on where you are from) would work well as a substitute.
There aren't a lot of veggie Irish side dishes, but I cooked up some cabbage. And I had a little bit of Guinness left over by the time the coddle was ready to eat.
It was tasty stuff!

Last week I wasn't feeling great and I worked out and I just wound up feeling worse. So I've decided a few rest days are in order. I bailed on both swimming and spinning tonight and I probably won't run tomorrow either. I need to kick this nasty stuff!

And as a complete and total aside, Saturday is a girls night out and there is a theme. We are supposed to dress up as cougars. Seriously...I have no idea what to dress in. So guys, any ideas for things to wear so I can look cougarrific?

19 comments:

Angry Runner said...

Cougars, eh?

Nikki said...

Heavy makeup, tight pants, big hair, long nails...that's about as cougar as I can suggest...

Road Warrior said...

Well, Nikki's right on the tight clothes and heavy makeup. Whatever you choose, the key is to try to look 25--MAX.

Melanie said...

that sucks about your results! Hope they get you added! you totally have to post pics of the girls night out! LOL

audgepodge said...

Rest does wonders - go for it! (But I know you will be itching to get out there again)

Cougars??? That should be interesting! Are you guys planning to pick up some youngins?

I say heavy mascara and dark lips. Or better yet - check out Real Housewives on Bravo :P

Carlee said...

stinks about the results! We had an irish meal tonight too. It was really fun; my mom made an irish stew and made it vegan for me. She's the best!

joyRuN said...

I hope they find your results!

Audrey's 100% right - those Bravo housewives have the scary cougar look down pat.

Wes said...

Mmmm. That looks good! I saw that Smithwick's Irish Ale, and I'm dying to try it. I just need to wait for an allowed beer day :-) LOL...

OK. How do we KNOW you were REALY at the race? Hmmmm? ROFL...

RunToFinish said...

way to go on the lunch!

cougars night out...you aren't old enough to be cougars!

Marcy said...

Dayum you got ID-ed?! Man it's been years since I got carded (unless they have one of those we "card everyone 45 years and younger" dealys) I'm just an old hag now HAHAHA

Lily on the Road said...

Hey was the guy who I.D.'d you cute??

Cougar, here I was thinking mountain lion! LOL...

tons of makeup, tight short skirt, clevage and gum!!! Oh, you might want to carry a wine bottle and smokes with you LOL....don't forget your CFMP's.............LMAO

Lauren said...

I don't know how you could dress like a cougar if you are still getting carded! I guess try to make yourself look older. Or you could wear this:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a199/acqueen/cougar1.jpg

Steve Stenzel said...

That sucks that you were not in the results!!

And I think you need to show a little belly. Any cougar I've seen is showing a little skin...

HAVE A BLAST!! WE WANT PHOTOS!!

Marlene said...

Your PR is still official whether it's in the results or not... but I hope they get that fixed!

Good idea to rest up - hope you feel better soon.

Run For Life said...

Boo to sickness, hope you feel better soon!

I love those Kashi crackers, and that Irish meal sounds great!

HAHAHA that's a hilarious theme! I wouldn't know what to dress in, either.

Judi said...

angry loves cougars. ask him. probably heavy make up and tight slutty clothing. and you are way too young to be dressing like a "cougar" and can i tell you how much i hate that fucking expression?

thanks for all your comments about bruno. i appreciate it. the comments are comforting to some degree.

get better. rest is good.

aron said...

lol at cougars... please take pics :)

Marci said...

That sounds like fun. I think of cougar and I think big hair and lots of bling! Please take pictures!

Rainmaker said...

I'm sure hoping you took pictures of your evening last night...