Monday, June 22, 2009

Pins on the map

Since I switched to Blogger last year, I really miss the cool maps Travel Pod created for each of my trips when I posted on that platform. I finally found a free application that will keep track of states and countries I've visited: Check it out!
I've got a LONG way to go...Central America, South America, Africa and Australia are untouched.

See my map here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Lumberjack vacay

Woo hoo! Just booked a trip to see my friend Sarah, who lives in Hudson, Wis., and works in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. Sarah and I haven't seen each other since our San Francisco meet-up last Labor Day weekend.

The weekend I'm visiting is when the Lumberjack World Championships are scheduled in Hayward, Wis. I'm absolutely fascinated by logrolling (ESPN covers it), so I'm really hoping we can watch some events while we chomp on cheese curds.

My flight cost me $5 since I used my miles, so this trip is definitely recession-proof. And, Sarah's cousins have a cabin in Hayward since they participate as competitors, so we most likely can stay with them.

This should make for an absolutely hilarious weekend! Someone find me a flannel tank top, stat!

Time to go sharpen my ax...

Monday, June 15, 2009

New donut race: Deck to Dunkin

This weekend, during a discussion of interesting running races at my cousin's graduation party in Michigan, I found myself recounting Phil's and my Krispy Kreme Challenge experience...err, failure. Then, this morning, a work friend sent me the photo above as a lunch suggestion: bacon cheeseburger donuts. It reminded me that we came up with a local donut race idea a while ago since Dunkin Donuts is on our 5k training route: Deck to Dunkin.

Concept: Phil & Christina need a new deck. Christina is looking for an excuse to motivate Phil to agree to renovate said deck. An event at the Klenotic homestead could be the perfect excuse!

The pic above gave me an idea for adding a twist, so, here's the "skinny" about our new proposed 5k eating race:
  • Run 1.55 miles from Klenotic homestead to Dunkin Donuts
  • Chow 5 donuts in the parking lot, run 1.55 miles back to Klenotic homestead w last donut
  • Construct bacon cheeseburger donut masterpiece from Klenotic grill, chow down
  • Puke in Klenotic compost pile
Would you do it???

Monday, June 8, 2009


I need to go somewhere, but unfortunately, I don't have any travel plans till September (NYC), which is an ETERNITY. And, I'm on a spending ban since I splurged on a new laptop and dining room buffet in the past two weeks. But, a girl still needs adventure.

Here's what's on my mind...

(Boston, Charleston, D.C., Australia, Greece, India)