Sunday, February 22, 2009


So things are a changin' here at the Casa de Danielle and Sam.

My roommate (who owns our house) has decided to take advantage of the fact that I will be at sea for all of April to put her house on the market.

I don't know who here knows the pain of selling a house, but we have six weeks to get this place sale worthy.

Which means that my stuff?

Needs to be all packed up.

After 4.5 years here, I can't believe I am down to less than two months left. And the next two months are going to suck (please see previous post).

I may have mentioned this before, but I intend to move to Seattle with just my station wagon (which conveniently has a rack for 2 pairs of skis and 2 bikes).

So I am in the midst of a massive purge.

I actually enjoy it. It's very cathartic.

The last time I did this was when I was finishing up the Peace Corps and had to fit two years of my life into two pieces of luggage and a carry-on. That was actually fun since I gave my stuff to all the people I had been working with for the past two years and so I knew who would best distribute stuff.

But yeah, if you happen to be wandering around the mountains above Azua, Dominican Republic and see some grandma wearing a Phish Fall Tour 1995 t-shirt, you know who to blame.

Anyway, I am currently working through my stuff in the kitchen cupboards.

I took out my Doughnut Run pint glasses and got sad. So the Doughnut Run typically gives pint glasses instead of t-shirts. EXCEPT for the first year I was here. I have a t-shirt from that year. I have run the doughnut run four times total, so I have three pint glasses.

The race is usually in April, so I was pretty bummed that I would miss it this year (being AT SEA and all) and that I would forever have an incomplete set of pint glasses.

So I was packing them up and decided to check the webpage to see if I might be able to just buy one off them.

And lo and behold!

The doughnut run is taking place on March 29th!!!

So three days before I leave, I can stuff my face full of Krispy Kremes while running a 5k.

My time here in Ames will be complete as I go for the doughnut per stop (8 total) race. My highest is 6. This is going to be hard (please see excel plot),

And I think Steve in a Speedo needs to defend his title.

(and I think you other MSP peeps also need to roadtrip :-)).


Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Pint Glasses AND Donuts?


If you can't write three papers in two months fueled by beer and donuts, Sister, there's no hope for you!

Joe said...

i'm going to miss the doughnut race again! dammit!

Wendy said...

I see a matched set in your future!

Anonymous said...

I love purging! I would love to see a grandma with your shirt!
Good luck with all the papers.

MissAllycat said...

Consider the doughnut run Officially Penciled In. :)

Borsch said...

I bet you can talk Steve into another round of doughnuts.

KimsRunning said...

Donuts at the water stations is a great idea!!! Bet those work better than a GU pack!!!


Run like a girl, sister!!!

Rainmaker said...

I wish they had Doughnut runs here in DC. It's sad. :(