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Doctor Who Is Back!



Last Saturday premiered to us the 12th Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi. One could argue he’s the 13th, after meeting the War Doctor in the 50th Anniversary special, but we’re not here to quibble over that. That just confuses me anyway.

I’m not going to recap the entire episode, because that’s not really what I feel like doing, nor do I remember all the minute details. I just wanted to touch on how GLAD I am to have DW back again and how eager I am to see where it goes.

Before the show even started, I was a bundle of nerves. I go through this every time a Doctor regenerates. You get so attached to one Doctor and then they’re just gone and replaced with this stranger. I don’t know about you, but each time I say, “but number (whatever) was my favorite!”. Then you watch a bit and you fall in love all over again. I thought I could never like David Tennant after Christopher Eccleston, but I did. I thought I could never like Matt Smith after David, but I did. I hope the same follows for Peter Capaldi.

Right away, we’re tossed into the newness of the show. They revamped the look of the intro as well as the song. Not a drastic change, but noticeable enough. And speaking of revamps, the TARDIS was also re-done a bit. I enjoyed the familiar faces of Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax at the beginning to kind of shepherd us in. The dinosaur in the Thames was new, but our setting of Victorian London was not.



The Doctor and Clara joined us after being spit out by the dinosaur and it was a hot mess for a few minutes. He seemed to have trouble processing people and memories and he talked so fast it was a bit confusing to follow, but funny nonetheless. When he meets up with the homeless man in the alley later, it’s the funniest part of the show as he “discovers” himself. The eyebrows! He’s Scottish!



Clara, on the other hand, was a bit taken aback by this “new” Doctor. Now, Clara has never been one of my top favorite companions, but I have to say that she held her own in this episode. As a lot of people have mentioned online, and I agree, the companion is sort of the voice of the audience. We were all wondering, right along with her, what this new “madman with a box” would be like. Clara certainly stood up for herself a lot and I respected that about her in this episode. It was also heart-wrenching watching her talk to “her” Doctor, Matt Smith, in his cameo at the end of the episode.



The thing I liked about this episode was the return of the Clockwork Robots from The Girl In The Fireplace. This time, they were luring humans into a restaurant to steal their parts/skin. And who the hell left the message in the newspaper for Clara and the Doctor?? That scene in the restaurant was completely creepy when they realize all the “people” in there are actually the robots. So scary! Can you say skin balloon? Ewww. And let’s not even get into whether or not the Doctor pushed the robot out of the skin balloon or if he jumped.



This takes us into the end of the episode, the creepiest part of all: meeting Missy. I don’t know what to make of this woman who claims the Doctor is her boyfriend. Is she “the woman in the shop” from Bells of Saint John? Tara and I thought maybe she was the TARDIS, but the woman that played the TARDIS before was different…but you never know. Is she a villain? Is she good? I guess we’ll eventually find out but that was huge cliffhanger thing for me. I can’t wait to see what goes on with her and the Nethersphere.


Evil Mary Poppins?


I was really happy with the direction this episode took us and I hope it continues on the right path. I’m excited to get to know #12 better and see what happens with Clara. I don’t know if she’s really leaving the show after the Christmas special or not, but if she continues on this new braver, stronger front then it could be a big loss so soon into the new Doctor’s tenure.








Of Cat Butts And Mall Crowds

Well hello there! Long time, no blog. Did ya miss me? OK, I missed you, but let’s not make a big deal about it.



Get comfy – we’re going on a week-long journey.

When last we left off with the tale of Courtney, it was Friday and she had just faced the music yet again. No, wait…I don’t want to talk in the third person.

On that day, the 20th, the Christmas fun really began. Julie and Dan came down that night and what was even more exciting was that they were there before I even got home from work! Yay! We were doing our Friendsmas last weekend since we didn’t think we’d see them for Christmas itself. We had such fun that weekend just hanging out, no plans whatsoever.



We couldn’t wait, so we ended up opening our gifts to each other on Friday night. I got an awesome race medal display and a Blerch shirt (which I never took a picture of – bad, bad blogger). Tara got a Vera Bradley purse and some Doctor Who earrings. One says “Timey Wimey” and the other says “Wibbly Wobbly” – so cute!



We got Julie a bunch of jewelry making supplies that she had asked for to make her awesome Jewels by Jules. For Dan, we got him a Doctor Who mug, Nightmare Before Christmas Hallmark ornament and a fun DC Comics periodic table of superheroes t-shirt. I think we all did really well for each other!

After they left on Sunday morning, Tara and I just wanted to relax so we binge watched Orange Is The New Black on Netflix in between a few household things. We really liked it and got into it so much that we finished watching it on Monday after work. Now we can’t wait for season 2!

I consciously made the choice to not work out AT ALL over the last week. I needed a reset of sorts. I know you should move 30 minutes a day or whatever, blah blah blah. NO! I just wanted to do nothing. I wanted to spend time with my family and friends, away from the computer so much and enjoy it to it’s fullest. Sure, I could have still gotten workouts in, even just short ones, but my mind was tired, my body was tired and I was feeling “over it”.  I’ve got a new plan in place (which still needs some tweaks, so it will probably start next week) and will be back in the gym tomorrow morning. I may just do cardio and yoga this week while I continue the strength tweaking and learn my new maneuvers, but at least I’ll still be doing something. I believe I will also be using my introductory class at the obstacle gym next Saturday morning. Good stuff in the works!

After I got out of work on Christmas Eve (at 1:00) and Tara had finished her baking bonanza (can you say Oreo fudge!!!), we drove up to Julie and Dan’s house to stay there for the night. We randomly made this plan while they were here last weekend. They’re sort of a “home base” for us when we go up to MA, whether it’s to see them or other family. They always have a guest room for us so it’s easiest to stay with them the majority of the time.



This is where the cat butts come in. See, whenever Tara and Julie use FaceTime with each other, it somehow started that Tara would always flip the camera and show Julie one of our cat’s butts to shock her. Then they started sending pictures back and forth via email. Well, we just so happened to find some cat butt magnets on Amazon (seriously, who thinks up these things) so we HAD to get them. We ended up getting to Julie and Dan’s that day before they got home from Dan’s uncle’s funeral (sadly) and had literally 1 minute to throw the magnets all over their house for them to find because they pulled in the driveway right as we were unlocking the front door to go in! It was hysterical watching them find them all over the house – on the front door, dishwasher, fridge, coffee maker, etc. We crack ourselves up! They ended up taking two of them and stuffing one in a pair of socks in our overnight bag and we still haven’t found the other one!



We crashed there Christmas Eve, enjoyed some apps for dinner together and then Tara and I watched while they opened their gifts to each other. We all got up on Christmas day and then went to our respective family celebrations – they went to Dan’s aunt’s house and we went to my aunt’s house (only about 15 minutes away).

Tara and I had a great time seeing my family, as we always do. It’s always just the two of us, my grandparents, my aunt, uncle, cousin and her boyfriend. This time though, her boyfriend was with his family for the day so we had a smaller crowd. We hung out and relaxed, ate a nice dinner with ham, turkey and sides and then opened presents. I got some really awesome, thoughtful gifts and so did Tara. My parents got me the Camelbak day pack that I had on my wish list for hiking, my cousin gave me awesome Jaybird Bluebuds X wireless headphones for the gym and both Tara and I each got the most awesome, soft toasty warm blankets. There were some gift cards as well which are always appreciated! We then had some dessert and just hung out and chatted for a bit. Such a nice, low-key time. The funniest thing is that Tara got more Vera Bradley items from my parents and my cousin. What the strangest part is, though, is that all 3 people got her the same pattern (Portabello Road), but not a single item was repeated and none of them talked to each other about what they were getting. It was a Christmas miracle!

After we left my aunt’s house, we headed back to Julie and Dan’s and arrived back just before they did. We hung out and talked about how our days went and what we got and then got ourselves some Chinese food for dinner to watch the farewell to Matt Smith special and the Doctor Who Christmas special (his final episode – boo hoo!). We had such a fun time and I really wish I didn’t have to work the next morning. We ended up leaving right after the special ended at 10:30 and got home just before midnight. It was so worth it though.

Nothing exciting on Thursday and Friday except work, but then yesterday we were out and about for a loooong day. We went to the Wrentham Outlets to pick up a wallet to go with Tara’s new purses and wanted to check out their end of year clearance sales. We ended up getting some pretty good scores and didn’t spend a whole lot because I had received some generous gift cards from some of the reps I work with so we used those. I also got some very exciting new workout gear, in addition to a couple of things I got the last time we went there.

Reebok was having an awesome sale yesterday that if you bought one pair of shoes, you got another pair for $19.99. I wasn’t paying attention and went in to really just get a pair of lifting shoes and was hoping to get some Crossfit Nanos. They had the Nano 2.0 on clearance for $74.95 (marked down from $110 or something like that) so I was like, yes please! When I went up the pay for them, that’s when they told me about the sale, so I decided to go grab a pair of trail running shoes too so I could use them for either trails (which might help with my impact injuries) or for my obstacle course races! I don’t know what else I ended up getting marked down, but I only ended up paying $85 for both pairs (which is $10 less than it should have been) so I was psyched. That may have been my deal of the day. I also got a nice warm jacket-type shirt from Under Armour to go with the “ninja” style shirt I got the last time (below).


Thumbholes and fold over mittens? Yes please!


After we left the outlets, we headed to Tara’s aunt’s house to do gift exchanges with them. They gave us some really fun things and then we just hung out for a bit. I also met their new chameleon, Dino.


That’s my “look how brave I am, but he’s getting kind of close, GET HIM OFF ME” face.


After we left there, we headed to our local mall to check out the clearance at Old Navy and Bath & Body Works. We specifically went there because we wanted to get some new PJ pants ($6 a piece!!) and wanted to stock up on our anti-bacterial things from B&BW which were $1 each. Old Navy was a madhouse. We set our timer to see how long we would be in the line that snaked around the store and it took us 25 minutes to check out – from the time we stepped into line to the time we finished checking out. It was ridiculous. They had like 6 or 7 registers, but only had 3 people ringing people up. It was insane. We had to wait in a longish line at B&BW too, but luckily we were only in that line for maybe 10 minutes.

After that, I FINALLY got to go to the movies to see Anchorman 2. I’m not sure it was as funny as the first, but I was still busting a gut at several parts of the movie. It moved kind of slow in the middle, but finished up with an epic battle scene that was hysterical! And I don’t know how they kept so many cameos in the movie a secret! Or maybe they weren’t a secret and I just don’t stay on top of things. Who knows.

And now you’re caught up. I know, I’m so fascinating to read. Sorry for the lack of pictures…like I said, bad, bad blogger. I should be back in the swing of things now and I know you’ll be holding your breath until my next post because I’m the most awesome blogger you’ve ever read. Wait…why are you laughing? Stop laughing!



Until next time, friends…


Delilah is watching you.






The Day Of The Doctor and a Cat Cave

On Friday, after I made my weekly Face The Music post, WordPress told me it was my 50th post. I thought this was totally awesome, obviously, since my post included quite a bit of excitement about the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who. Totally unplanned, but totally amazing!

As I said before, we went up to Julie and Dan’s house this weekend to view the episode and hang out. We headed up Friday afternoon when Tara got home from work and just hung out and caught up. Saturday, Dan and I got up and headed to his local Planet Fitness for a workout. He headed in to use weights and I went on the elliptical. It felt pretty good and my knee didn’t bother me too much so I think I’ll use that instead of the bike.

I had a set goal in mind when I got on the elliptical due to this challenge on a blog I love. I thought it was a genius idea and couldn’t wait to join in, so I made sure I hit my 50 minutes!



After the gym, I showered up and all us girls went out for a quick shopping trip to Michael’s and Christmas Tree Shop. Tara needed to buy some yarn because she saw a cute pattern to crochet a “cat cave” for our baby, Flynn. He gets so chilly when the weather gets colder and he LOVES being covered up and cozy with blankies or snuggled up in our pajamas with us. While we watched the shows, Tara was able to make most of the cave and finished it this morning, just in time to come home and see how our little man liked it. He loves it, however Delilah seems to like it more. She likes to declare ALL THE THINGS are hers, so she started attacking him while he was in it and now won’t let him near it! HA!



Once we hit up the stores we needed, we got home in time to make the “fish fingers and custard” for our viewing party. They came out pretty good, thanks to Dan, Julie and Tara working out the dough issue. Made a great little snack to have while we watched. The episode was amazing and I can’t wait to see where it goes from here. Moffat is an evil genius!



We just hung out and had a low-key night after Doctor Who and played some “Would You Rather?” type game Dan found on the iPad. It’s always interesting when you get the four of us together! Dan and I headed to the gym again this morning for shoulders and legs day. I have to say I’m a little jealous because his Planet Fitness is probably twice the size of mine! They have way more machines than we do, but my gym is newer (probably only 5 years old). Oh well! Gotta work with what I got! After an hour and a half or so at the gym, we came home for some pancakes and bacon that Julie made us. We ate, finished packing up and then Tara and I came home.

I had the BEST package in the mail when we got here. My virtual race medal came for the Doctor Who race that I had entered back in September. I think the coincidences are just amazing because it arrived in the mail ON the 50th anniversary. 50’s all around this weekend! Love it!



The winds have been crazy today (gusting around 25 mph) and as we pulled into our driveway at home, we realized our little garden flag was hanging precariously off its stand. As we were unpacking, it flew off but luckily got caught up in our holly bush. Not so luckily, we realized we had no power when we walked inside. While I was checking my cell phone to report the outage to National Grid, our neighbor called Tara’s cell phone to let her know about the power and to see if we had any. He said it had been out for about 1/2 hour or so which was a bummer. Thankfully, it was only off for about an hour total (if that?) so that was good considering we had laundry and stuff to do when we got home.

Another great weekend and now we have a short (but crazy for me) week and Thanksgiving to look forward to! Hope everyone has a great week!


Two Loves Combined

The other day I was at work, on my lunch break, listening to my iPhone and a song came on. There are just certain songs that take you on a journey. Maybe it was a time in your life that you did a “freeze frame” and will always associate the song with a perfect (or not so perfect) moment in your life. While I do that, I also tend to associate certain TV shows or movies with a certain song that will bring out emotions as well. This particular song reminds me of a very intense, very sad episode of Bones. That’s where I’ll begin…

There was a serial killer hunting Booth and he accidentally shot and killed one of the “squints”. He was my favorite of the interns on the shows later seasons once Zack was gone and it was a very emotional moment on the show. I was bawling my eyes out when we first watched it. Bones episode “The Hole In The Heart”.

Keep The Streets Empty For Me – Fever Ray (not a great video, but you get the scene and the song)



It goes without saying I’d include Doctor Who. They don’t typically use mainstream songs or anything like that, but this is my absolute favorite theme that’s been used on the show. Typically something very crazy is going on when this song plays.

I Am The Doctor – Murray Gold



Next is from one of my all-time favorite shows, Friends – “The One Where Ross And Rachel Take A Break”. It’s not exactly a happy moment in Ross and Rachel’s relationship, but I always associate the song with this episode.

With Or Without You – U2



This brought tears to my eyes just searching for the video! This is from the episode “Heartland” of NCIS. A sweet look back at when Gibbs first met Shannon.

Lost – Michael Buble



And honestly, found this great video with some awesome NCIS moments so you should watch this too:



This one is from CSI, back when I actually still watched it. Warrick’s death scene in the episode “For Gedda/For Warrick”.

Come Tenderness – Lisa Gerrard



From Criminal Minds episode “JJ”, this was her last episode (before she came back, of course). Guess that’ll happen when you can work out contract disputes.

Let It Be Me – Ray LaMontagne



Let’s get happier, shall we? From the movie Pitch Perfect, I could pick pretty much any of the songs so I’ll leave you with these:





Tell me what some of your favorites are!!


Rock N Roll Weekend

Are you comfortable? Warm enough? Do you need a blanket, perhaps a beverage? No? Good, then settle in for a long post.

I miss weekends where we have nothing to do. We haven’t had one of those in a while.

Yesterday, we went to the bank right when they opened to apply for one of the zero interest loans that National Grid is offering if you have the free energy audit and need work done. We, of course, knew we’d need work done because you don’t have to be a genius to know that if you touch your wall in the winter and it’s ice cold, you probably don’t have any insulation. Which we didn’t. None. Awesome. Long story short, we decided with all the discounts they were offering we were going to go ahead with it. You can’t beat 0% interest.

After that, we headed up to Providence to go to the Expo for the race this morning. It was a great Expo! Very organized, well mapped out and lots of big name sponsors there to check out. I was able to try some bars and gels and stuff like that I’d read about. I found a few that were decent. I also got a couple of headbands. I don’t actually currently wear headbands, but I liked the sayings and decided I could try them out in the winter to see if they’d keep my ears warm.


My big purchase at the Expo was my birthday/Christmas/every other holiday between now and then present. I finally got a Garmin and I couldn’t be more thrilled to try it out soon!


Flynn decided he enjoyed the Garmin bag


After we left the Expo, we headed into the Providence Place Mall to pop into the Apple store and see if we could get some info about repairing our MacBook. While we were there, we happened to walk by Hot Topic on the way to get something for lunch and saw a whole Doctor Who display right near the door! You know we had to check it out!! I’m doing a virtual Doctor Who 5K and I decided these socks and shirt would be perfect for that. And then the guy told us the shirts (which were already marked down) were buy 1 get 1 half off so I got a Big Bang Theory shirt too!


I think I might need to get this mask for Halloween!


We ended up leaving the mall and opting to do another “let’s search Yelp and find someplace new to eat”. We ended up right down the street from our house at Fat Belly’s Irish Pub, which we’ve been wanting to try for a while. I couldn’t decide what I wanted so I opted for a pastrami sandwich and upgraded the fries to bacon cheese fries. So glad I did – they were amazing! Not too much cheese on them and they drizzle a bit of ranch and scallions on them which really made them pop.



After lunch it was almost 3pm and I had a lot of yard work to get done so we headed home to take care of business. We were out there for about 3 hours (shout out to the wifey for helping me a bit) but we got almost everything done I had aimed to do.

Today was race day. I was very excited about this one because we all know how much I love music and pairing a race with live bands is awesome. The race start was at 7am (way too early in my book) so we were up very early.



My baby Delilah didn’t approve.


We got in to Providence around 6am and checked everything out. It was all really well organized with large, clear signage and directions. Of course, this didn’t help the long portapotty lines that delayed the race and the fact that the corrals weren’t big enough so everyone was spilling out onto the sidewalks and you couldn’t move. But I digress.  I think we ended up starting around 10-15 minutes late, which isn’t terrible in the grand scheme of things, but it was cold and I wanted to get moving!



I started out pretty well. I had the IT Band strap on, but no KT Tape this week. I don’t know if that made a difference or not, but I was in a significant amount more pain today than last week. I thought I started out OK because I ran for more then the first 5 minutes (which was a huge uphill at the very start) and it was alright. It started aching so I walked some. It seemed I couldn’t get a good walk to run ratio going and felt like I walked quite a bit more than I wanted. I tried adjusting the strap on the fly, but couldn’t seem to get it to help so I’m not actually certain if it does or not.


As if it wasn’t bad enough that I can’t run a 5K, this dude was running the half while dribbling two basketballs simultaneously!!


We ran about the first 1.8 miles with the half marathoners and then it was like I wandered into a barren wasteland. Once we split off for the 5K Mini Marathon, there were hardly any runners. It was kind of discouraging because usually during a race it helps me to motivate myself by keeping up with or passing other people. There were probably only about a dozen people within my sight at any given time. At that point, though, we only had a little over a mile to go.

I was able to see three live bands on the route, plus 2 spots where they were playing music out of a van. One band sounded like they were doing a cover song and the other two were OK. I had never heard of any of them. We didn’t stick around for the big concert at the end because A) we avoided all the crowds by not being there when the half marathon finished and B) I didn’t want to have to wait around for 2 hours for the main stage to play because my knee hurt too much. Oh, and C) I don’t like beer so a free beer at 8am doesn’t appeal to me.

Here I am finishing the race. I think I look awful in this picture, but I’m my own worst critic.

After I limped away from the finish line with my medal and chocolate milk, I got my stretch on so I wouldn’t lock up on the drive home. I hope these PT exercises I got on Friday will start helping me soon. This not running business is for the birds!



After we got home, we totally went back to bed. It is lazy Sunday after all.

I still don’t know what my official time is, but I suspect it may have been just under or right at 40 minutes. My RunKeeper said around 40, but I started it before we crossed the start line and didn’t stop it until I was out of the finishing area. Who knows! We’ll find out tonight I think. I thought I remembered reading something about results going out by 7pm the day of the race.

I really need my leg to feel better. It’s really affecting my mood.



Things That Make Me Happy (and an update)

An update on the knee/IT band:  I tried out using the elliptical downstairs last night for 1/2 hour. I took it pretty slow because it started out pretty sore, but I was able to do the whole 30 minute fat burner setting.

Tonight, Tara and I took a walk for a little over 2 miles. I decided to perform a test and took my patellar tendon strap and wrapped it above my knee (instead of below where it goes) as if it were an IT band strap. It definitely improved feeling while I ran (I periodically left Tara and tried running for a 1/4 mile here and there) but it still bothered me after a few tenths of a mile. Not as bad as Sunday though…so I guess that’s a start. I ordered an *actual* IT band compression strap to try out on Amazon that I should get on Friday. The patellar strap was too tight because it’s not big enough for above the knee so it was a bit uncomfortable for it’s size.

I saw my doctor for my yearly physical yesterday so I asked her for a referral while I was there but couldn’t get a PT appt until next Friday, 9/27. I want it gone sooner rather than later, so I’m doing everything I can in the meantime. Ice, rest, elevation when possible, compression when possible, Advil when I need it and lots and LOTS of foam rolling. Going to figure out some stretches I can do that I’ve found online and see if that helps in the meantime.



1. My loving, sweet, beautiful, kind, caring wife. My best friend. My everything. You get the idea!


2. A roof over my head. I’ve worked very hard in my life and always wanted to have my own home. That dream finally came true 5 years ago when we bought our first home. We didn’t realize all the issues the previous owners had left us, but we couldn’t ask for better neighbors. It’s a really nice neighborhood.

3. Snuggles from my fur babies. We adopted them just over a year ago and I can’t imagine life if we hadn’t decided to adopt again.

4. Two of the best friends anyone could ask for.

5. Amazing family that supports me no matter what shenanigans I get into.

My parents, visiting from Vegas, got to see my first mud run!

6. A job. I may not like it on most days, but I know how hard it is to find and keep one in this economy so I’m still glad to have one.

7. Running.

8. Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

9. Doctor Who.

10. Macintosh apples

And one extra for good measure…

11. I Can Has Cheezburger. You’re welcome.


Who and Monsters

It’s been a few weeks now since I started my blog and while I will most likely follow my training the majority of the time, I’d also like to have fun with it by throwing in some of my fandoms from time to time.

As it is right now, I’m waiting anxiously for the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who to come out. And then the Christmas special, where I will wish a sad farewell to Matt Smith’s incarnation of the 11th Doctor. Don’t even get me going on when the Doctors regenerate because I always feel like I’m losing a best friend. It pretty much goes like this: 9 was my favorite, I won’t like #10. Ooh, 10 was my favorite I won’t like #11…etc, etc, etc. It happens every time. I grow to love their take on the Doctor so much, it guts me to imagine someone else filling their shoes (or trenchcoat, or bow tie. Bow ties are cool).

If you’ve never seen an episode of Doctor Who, or know anything about the show, it’s very difficult to explain.

Yeah. That’s pretty much it.


I still remember the first episode I ever saw. It was Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor and the episode was The God Complex (spoilers if you click on the link). I was bored one day watching TV and nothing good was on. A friend of mine was always talking about Doctor Who and since I had nothing to watch, I turned on On Demand and picked an episode. It was enough to get me very interested in watching more. I went back on Netflix and started from the beginning (well, the beginning of the reboot of the show, starting with the 9th Doctor). I’ve watched every episode multiple times and it’s still always amazing.



What I’d like to share today, however, is the things from Doctor Who that scare the hell out of me. I have a top 5 and will gladly share my nightmares with you.

#5 – Autons

Basically, store mannequins coming to life and trying to kill you. Good luck shopping without looking over your shoulder from now on.


#4 – Vashta Nerada

Always count the shadows. If you have two, you’re screwed. Good luck walking down a busy street on a sunny day.


#3 – Empty Child

Little children in horror movies are always terrifying. Have them walk around with a gas mask on their face asking “Are you my Mommy?” – uber creepy.


#2 – The Silence

What’s creepy about something you don’t remember? The fact you wouldn’t remember seeing them but they could suggest you do something! Watch out for people with tally marks on their bodies. They’ve been counting.


#1 – Weeping Angels

The creepiest of the creeps. Any statue, anywhere – could it be a weeping angel? You’ll never know…then BAM! You’re sent back in time!


Enjoy your dreams tonight!


Getting to know you

Or in this case, me. I figured I’d start out my blog with some basics as I figure out this whole writing thing. To get started, here’s just a little bit about me, that wasn’t necessarily in my About Me section.

To explain my blog title, it all goes back to Doctor Who. Never have I been so engrossed, involved and felt so much from a single media (TV, movie, song, etc) as I have since I started watching this show. The “Don’t Blink” portion comes from the famous enemy, the Weeping Angels. One of the creepiest foes I’ve ever seen. I still can’t walk through a city with any statues without watching them watch me…just in case.


The “Just Run” is two-fold. They do a lot of running in Doctor Who. A lot. Like all the time. I like to equate the Doctor’s travels with those of Angela Lansbury’s character on Murder, She Wrote. How do you seriously go somewhere and ALWAYS find trouble? That’s some seriously bad mojo. But I digress. The second part of the running should be fairly obvious. I run. I run races. And eventually I’d like to run longer races.

Some favorites:

Color – Blue. I’m not too particular about the blue either. Any shade will do.

Team – Patriots. Devastated to see some of my favorites missing this season. Equally as devastated by the addition of Tim Tebow to the line-up.

Patriots logo source

Quote – “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” – Doctor Who

Doctor quoting source

Food – Potato. Almost any variety. I could seriously live off of almost nothing but potatoes in all its starchy goodness.

Musical act – Nine Inch Nails. Very excited to be seeing Trent Reznor for the third time in October!

Nine-Inch-Nails source

Don’t even make me try to pick a favorite movie. Seriously. Don’t do it.

TV show – should be kind of obvious by now, but it’s Doctor Who.

Place – at home. With Tara. And our fur babies. There is no better place.


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