I am obsessed with music videos. I feel they have the ability to speak such a powerful message, stronger than a photograph. So I think I’ll review some here and there, just to get it out of my system.
Video: Sweet Disposition
Artist: The Temper Trap
Love the song. The video is a little crazy for my taste. But the song is great!
I was excited to run my first race of the year for Miss Getty Owl today! I was also nervous about sucking because my training had not gone exactly as planned (I know it was only a 5k, but Im not much of a runner). Part of this was due to wearing heels which sparked up my tendinitis. When you have tendinitis in your foot, it seriously feels like you are walking on a broken foot. The cure = R.I.C.E. (Rest, ice, compression, and
Europe elevation). I rested as much as I could, but Friday I took a walk, and upon walking “different” than usual because of the tendinitis, scored 3 small blisters, one GIANT blister on my heel, and 1 blood blister. I was wondering Friday night if I would make it past the finish line. But this run was not about me, this run was for Baby Getty! I ran the 5k in 30 min, which put me at 9:54 per mile pace.
To spread awareness, we wore t-shirts that said “Check Me Out – GettyOwl.com” I wonder how many people went and checked it out 🙂 Also saw my Grandpa Kevin and Grandma Julie there! And my girl CoCo came out to support me, crossing the finish line I heard, “Go Marge!!” Looking forward to running the Valentine Run with Grandpa Kevin!
So the other night I dreamt that I was running a marathon in…Disneyland! And it was amazing. And I took first place in the women’s division and I got this huge banner. Oh yeah, did I mention that I sprinted mile 26? ROFL. But anyway, it was just a dream. So I told my co-workers about this dream and thought, that would actually be really fun! One of them told me there actually is something like that at Disneyland so I instantly searched on google. Low and behold (whatever that phrase means) there is a half marathon there in September! How visually stimulating would it be to run around Disneyland?? So since this year is dedicated to running in order to help STOP SMA, I think I will run this race. But I wanted to ask Miss Getty and this is what her Momma said: “Sounds great! We would love to take Getty to meet Mickey and to help cheer you on.” Could this get any better?
About 2 years ago I went to Disneyland and saw that a Little Mermaid ride was being built and would be finished in 2011. I took a picture next to it and thought, “I’ll be back!” and it turns out I will. So awesome. Team Getty Runners 2011! Wahoo!
Back in 2009.
Learning my way bit by bit around photoshop. Can’t wait to be expert level! Thanks to my boss who showed me a couple tricks today 🙂 Here’s my first go:
In Greece, On ship, 2010
Megs is at the doctors with my mom at her ultrasound to find out if she’s having a baby boy or a baby girl. I am kind of expecting a little boy, and can’t wait for either one! Zykah has been such a joy added to our family and I call him my little smile maker. So…
Is it a BOY or a GIRL?
The Results Just Came In: ITS A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the Auntie is excited! So many new experiences now that they’re having a girl!
Yesterday I flew down to LA for dinner…No this is not a normal occurrence for me..ha ha..But I had the privilege of attending “A Night of Hope” in honor of Baby Hannah’s life. The Gala’s focus centered around raising awareness for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a disease I was introduced to just last year, at age 21, even though it is the #1 genetic killer of children under the age of 2. Seriously? I became aware of this horrific disease after one of my favorite little baby subjects, Miss Getty Storm, was diagnosed at 4 months. Though Getty lives with this disease day in and day out, she has changed lives. She is the reason, one of the very precious reasons, that I am on board to fight. There is so much hope that we will find the cure for SMA, and last night I knew in my heart that this was what I am supposed to be doing. So Getty, count me in. We will be fighting till the ugly SMA is gone, and cured.
At the Gala I met Alex and Angela from “The Damnwells”, an AMAZING band, who dedicated their latest album to our precious girl – Sweet Water Child: Lullabies for Getty – I cannot wait to buy my copy. 100% of the proceeds benefit Getty’s family and SMA research.
I cannot emphasize how important the research is right now, we are potentially on the brink of a cure. That makes me want to fight that much harder. Below I am proudly standing next to Vincent Gaynor, co-founder of Sophia’s Cure. His wife, Catherine, and him are fighting with everything they have. Their daughter Sophia, who is 21 months is fighting the disease just like Getty. I cannot wait to end this disease. Watch out SMA!
- Me and Vinny from Sophia’s Cure
So there’s this new fad on facebook in which you create an album cover for yourself. The recipe to your creation goes like this:
1. Go to wikipedia and hit “random” thats your band name. Mine was: Malachi’s Cove (love how cove got in there!)
2. Go to quotationspage.com and hit “random” the last 4-5 words of the last quote is the name of your album. Mine was: I cannot live without books.
3. Go to flickr.com and hit “explore” and that photo is your album cover.
Then you go to picnik.com and put all the pieces together! I think mine turned out AWESOME! Maybe someday.