Sunday, October 23, 2011


I had never been to Athlinks before.

Today as I was getting ready to do the first leg of a triathlon relay I met a lady who said she had looked up my name on Athlinks. This is a site that keeps tracks of all the athletes have done. (There are some events I have done that are not listed, I guess they are not affiliated or have not been turned in by race directors or something.) She knew the first triathlon I had done back in 2004; she had done the same one! So after the race today I came home and looked up the info. Pretty cool to have all my events listed in one spot and to look back at the race times. This allows me to compare times and see the improvements I've made!

That I'd like to see.


I've never been to buy Orbeez.

I had never even heard of them. And when I did hear about them I still did not really not know what they are!

Orbeez are small tiny orbs that come in a variety of colors. Place them in water to watch them grow into squishy, bouncy orbs. Then you can display them in a variety of ways. If you've got kids who are into Orbeez, you can order the Orbeez Refill online so you can keep your kids stocked up on these tiny colorful orbs.

That I'd like to see.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I've never been to run a marathon.

And since most of the organized runs around here are held on Sundays I am not sure when I will get the chance to do one. So my friend and I are thinking of setting up our own marathon (or half) to do on New Year's Eve. I have been trying to raise my mileage. I am hoping that I will get enough done to run a full length marathon on Dec. 31.

That I'd like to see.

nursing school

I've never been to nursing school.

But I know several girls who are going. I know they have had to buy their own nursing uniforms. I just learned today that you can buy these online. I need to share that with them because if it will help them to save money...

That I'd like to see.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

$35 airline ticket

I've never been to get a $35 airline ticket.

I found out today that Southwest Airlines is running a super fare special. Good for purchase in the next two days with travel falling between the dates of Nov. 30, 2011-Dec. 14, 2011 or Jan. 4, 2012-Feb. 15, 2012 there are some really great fares available!

That I'd like to see.

track my run

I've never been to track my run.

While most of my friends use a gps handheld garmin to track their runs I have never had one to be able to track my run with. Now I found out today there are garmins for golf! My husband might even be interested in the golf gsp watch, which has preloaded courses and it tells you the distance to the greens as well as records individual shots.

That I'd like to see.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

infant casting call

I had never been to an infant casting call before.

This past week the little one year old girl I keep had the opportunity to "audition" for a tv commercial. It was certainly nothing fancy and they did a good job about keeping it low key. They basically talked the babies and took photos and video of them. On the call back they did ask if she knew any songs. I think they were trying to see her become more animated and to see if she would interact. At this point, I am guessing she did not get the part. But no matter, we know how cute and clever she is anyway! And for the future I am going to be looking out for that commercial to see who got cast and if we were there with whoever got the part.

That I'd like to see.

guitar lessons

I've never been to guitar lessons.

But my son, my niece and my nephew all have taken guitar lessons. While none of them took the lessons very long, it seems like one helpful tool is a guitar chords chart. This is something they could just tack to the wall or put in a notebook and anytime they were just sitting around they could grab their guitar and remember the things they were learning just by looking at the chart. No matter how far they go in their guitar playing, it seems like the chord charts were an important part of their learning. I hope they will always find enjoyment in their instrument.

That I'd like to see.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

run the Galveston Causeway

I've never been to run the Galveston Causeway.

I have driven over it plenty of times. And my sister even cycled over it years ago on an organized ride. But this year there is an organized 10k run over the Galveston Causeway. I am hoping to be a part of the inaugural run over that bridge!

That I'd like to see.

water filter system

I've never been to purchase a water filter system.

But I have been considering getting one. My parents have had one on their kitchen sink faucet for years. My mom really likes having it. And I can see how it could become cost effective pretty quickly. Using a reverse osmosis system at home can help get the filtered water needed, especially for those concerned with certain particular contaminants in their water.

That I'd like to see.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Century Ride

I've never been on a Century Ride.

I was looking forward to doing a 100 mile bike ride this month. I just went to sign up and found out it's on a Sunday this year, I won't be able to do it! I guess this just gives me more time to prepare and something to look forward to later....

That I'd like to see.