Tough Mudder 2017

Several months ago my R registered to compete in a “Tough Mudder” event. She asked me to join her but I declined. Well, this past weekend Baby T and Baby L and I flew into NY to attend the run and to cheer R on. Shortly after arriving at the venue we were informed that it was a 10 mile run with 20 obstacles. Although R and most of her friends/teammates were nervous they ran, climbed, jumped, splashed and crawled their way through every mile and, much to my surprise, through every obstacle. I have never been so proud in my life. I am the runner, jumper, climber in our family.  R has never participated in anything that even resembled a run through mud. She and her sisters have always been my pride and joy and once again she has amazed me with her effort, her enthusiasm and her perseverance.

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Meet and Greet: 7/14/17

Look everyone, Danny’s at it again.
Jump in and introduce yourselves…. that’s what I did!

Dream Big, Dream Often

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It’s the bimonthly Meet and Greet everyone!!  Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!  

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Re-Blogging for feedback…

This is an excerpt from a short story I wrote a while back. I posted it in April 2015 and I decided to repost it today to see what type of feedback it receives.   
Not to worry, the brains behind Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns are NOT nestled inside the heads of crazy people, but we truly believe that a vivid (sometimes graphic) imagination is a terrible thing to allow to go un-exhibited

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So back to the hallway… having done this many times before Kai and I had developed a method of what we referred to as “self-preservation” mode. It’s a simple technique in which we tried not to get ourselves whacked by the crazies. The first thing I noticed in the hallway was a large metal object covered in red paint; at least that’s what it looked like at first glance. As we stepped closer for a better look, we realized, almost simultaneously, that we were looking at a knight in not so shining armor! It appeared to be an original uniform from back in the knight in shining armor day. We were so busy examining our find that neither of us noticed the guillotine in the far corner, that is, until we noticed the rancid smell. There is no disguising the smell of dead flesh, especially flesh that has been left dead, un-refrigerated and un-embalmed for way too long. When the odor hit us, the hair stood up on the back of my neck, and as we would discuss the incident later, Kai would report a similar sensation. I was immediately drawn to the corner, and as my eyes adjusted to the lighting in the dark, dank room, I was horrified to see a pair of blank eyes staring up at me from a bucket at the foot of the guillotine.

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In Today’s News We Bring You Potty Training 101- Day 3 (still failing)

Things are not going as well as expected with the little girl and her family. An anonymous source tells us that the little girl’s grand-godmother and her four-legged son were spotted leaving the house earlier today. The source went on to say that he overheard the grand-godmother say “baby, you’re too smart to continually potty on yourself like that”. She then closed the door behind her and walked away laughing and shaking her head.

Silly News 3 contacted the grand-godmother and her son at their residence, and although they refused to comment on the matter, they provided these photos of the little girl’s treasure box.

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                                         Can you spot the difference?

“Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge” The Forgotten Outhouse

 

IMG_3507.jpgI took this photo a few weeks ago when I visited my childhood hometown. I struggled to get a good shot of it, through the thick bushes that have taken over, as my daughter watched for snakes and cheered me on. Perhaps I will return in the winter and get another shot after the leaves have fallen from the trees and the grass and weeds have turned brown.

Such an inspiration!

Click the link below to see our OBT (one beautiful thing) of the day!

12- Year-Old With Down Syndrome Shuts Down Statistics With John Legend Cover     

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We watched this and immediately decided that it was definitely the most beautiful thing we’d seen today. Feel free to share the link, your comments and your OBT of the day.