Friday, July 13, 2007


...or I can't think of a clever title for this post.

Yesterday Jason and I did 8 miles in just under a 9 min/mile average around the neighborhood. Felt ok, nothing exciting to report, just some side stitch problems about half way through. In the evening we met up with everyone's favorite Jayhawks, Mouse and the lovely Lisa for drinks and dinner at Small Bar to celebrate Jason's birthday. We realized that we had now been out with Mike and Barb for each our respective birthdays which is fun. Jason and I spent many years here at Fermilab celebrating things alone because hadn't made many friends. Needless to say, it's nice have friends to come out and celebrate or just to hang out with. So happy to have met you kids and can't wait to celebrate many more birthdays with you.

This morning Jason had another interview with a recruiter out in Northbrook so while he did that I read at the Borders near by. I was planning on working, but you have to pay for the internet at Borders because apparently they aren't making enough money as is. Grumble. But I did get through the 4th Harry Potter book and then the first 100 pages of book 5. I am hoping to get through five by the end of the weekend, then book 6 next week and then be all ready for the midnight release next Friday night. The interview went really well by the way...times are getting exciting for your favorite running duo.

Today is Friday the 13th and I have already hit way over my average per day of visitors to my site. I think they are all image searching "Friday the 13th" on Google, because I had a post with a picture of that a few months ago. So maybe some will come and stay :-).

Another relaxing weekend ahead! Happy Friday!


Note from Jason: Just a quick thanks to the kids who came out. Thanks to Mike and Barb for the in-no-way girly shot with the rim of the glass delicately lined with sugar. Thanks to mouse for teaching me (at the late age of 28) that there are kinds of tequila that won't bring about the shot face. Patron is definitely light years above any Cuervo I've had in the past and did, in fact, go down smooth. And thanks to Lisa for the nifty bookmark. I wonder how she knew I would like Einstein? And, in generally, thanks to everyone for coming out. I never do anything for my birthday and it was nice to have a full table of cool people (and Mike...kidding!) to celebrate with.


Scott said...

once again, happy birthday Jason. You know we share the 12th with Julius Caesar (of salad fame) and Bill Cosby.

Jason said...

I love that salad.

Firefly's Running said...

Glad that you had a great time.

Fran said...

Well here's to hoping that the recruiter is able to match you with something. Happy belated birthday!

Nicole said...

Oh, I can't wait for the new harry Potter!

Also, belated B-day to Jason - hope the interview went well.

BTW Tom's b-day is the 11th - he only has one more year till he's 30