5 Things Going Through Your Head Before A One Night Stand – Kate Canterbary Guest Post

Dueling Perspectives on the One Night Stand 

Her: He seems like a normal guy. Cute. Funny. Sexy. Adequately mature. No hints of serial killer tendencies.

Him: She seems cool and hot. So hot. Lava hot. Is there anything hotter than lava? Magma? A chick this hot won’t turn into a needy clinger-stalker.

Her: I hope he doesn’t have roommates. It’s so awkward when there are roommates. I’m always wondering, Are they listening? Can they hear? Maybe they went out? Nope, just heard rattling in the kitchen. They’re totally listening.

Him: I have never been more thankful for my roommate’s business travel than I am tonight. All I need now is for magical creatures to pick up the week’s worth of dirty socks and underwear I’d been accumulating next to my bed.

Her: When was the last time I shaved above the knee? It’s going to look like a Mesozoic forest in there.

Him: When was the last time I changed my sheets? Wait. Have I ever changed my sheets?

Her: Okay so we’re just throwing clothes anywhere and everywhere…

Him: Could it take any longer to get her clothes off?!?

Her: This boy knows how to use his hands and mouth and…yeah, I could do this again.

Him: I am so not done with this girl.

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Sam Walsh has finally put an end to decades of self-destruction, turned over a healthy new leaf, and now he’s ready to call himself a married man. But love and marriage are only the beginning, and life is about to get much more complicated.

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They’re building a future, but can they ever fully demolish the past?

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About the Author

Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean–Pacific or Atlantic–is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people—be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane—ever since. Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.

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Blog Catch Up


So it has been a long while since I have updated anything on here….

A lot has happened in that time. I got married, went on my honeymoon in Aruba, remodeled the bathroom again, crashed my computer I have had for 10+ years, got another nephew, had a live in-house guest, started boxing and bicycling, broke my ankle and had to have surgery on it, found all kinds of new music, switched from Apple to Android.

OK, so not that much has really happened, but I’m back and hope to be posting on a semi regular schedule again.

30 Day Workout Challenge – Update

So it is official, I have a torn meniscus. I had surgery on it today, and hope to make a speedy recovery. I plan to incorporate my hour a day into my recovery. I’ll keep updating as I recover.


After my post on Hot Hawaiian Burgers I wanted to know a little more about Spam, like is short for anything or when it was invented. I found out that Spam was first introduced in 1937 and the name was created by combining Spiced and Ham. Well from there I wanted to know why unwanted email, or calls were referred to as Spam too.

From Wikipedia :

Spam is the use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately. While the most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media: instant messaging spamUsenet newsgroup spam,Web search engine spamspam in blogswiki spamonline classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging spamInternet forum spam,junk fax transmissionssocial networking spam, television advertising and file sharing network spam.

It is named for Spam, a luncheon meat, by way of a Monty Python sketch in which Spam is included in almost every dish.

Really it is adapted from Monty Python??? So i tracked down the clip. Enjoy.

30 Day Workout Challenge – update

I had an MRI today to see how bad my knee is. At this point the doctor is thinking surgery. I find out on Monday if I have to get surgery for a torn Meniscus.

30 Day Workout Challenge – Update

So its been about a week since I hurt my knee and it has not gotten any better. If anything it has gotten worse, so I am finally going to go to the doctor and see about it this afternoon. Hopefully it will be good news and not another surgery…

30 Day Workout Challenge – Day 4 and 5

So day 4 I hurt my knee again about a quarter of the way into my hour. Keeping ice on it and trying to stay off of it for a few days to see if that will help. Unfortunately that means the challenge is on hold until I can be up on my leg again. So for now my view is alot of this:


30 Day Workout Challenge – Day 3

I have been tracking my activities with Runkeeper.com


It rained last night finally, so today it was too wet to go back to Castlewood State Park. We decided to do a paved path much closer to the house today, since the ground was still so wet. It is a series of parks connected by a trail that runs along the Meremac River in Valley Park. We start at a lot just off the main road and then walked a little over 3 miles total. This path is not a loop and much more linear, so we walked 30 minutes on way then turned around and walked back to the car.
























We walked for a total of 1 hr and 3 minutes and a total of around 2.5 miles. (the GPS was not working very well here so the distance might be off a bit) You can see the activity and map as well as a picture from a point on the trail :


More information on the trail we walked today:


30 Day Workout Challenge – Day 2

I have been tracking my activities with Runkeeper.com


Today we took the dog to Castlewood State Park. We hiked two different trails today and followed the river most of the morning. We had to get an early start because it is supposed to get up to 105 here today. When we got there around 8 it was already in the mid 80s, so we stuck to the easier, more shady trails today, for us and the puppy.

Here are some pictures from the hike today.



































We walked a total of 3.38 miles today in about 1:15 minutes or so. We had to stop a few times to give the dog some water. Overall it was a much more fun activity today that the treadmill. You can see a general map of our path and the elevation changes on the Runkeeper link below.


30 Day Workout Challenge – Day 1

I have been tracking my activities with Runkeeper.com


I started with a warm up walking the dog outside for about 15 min.

Then I did 5.07 miles on the stationary bike with an average speed of 13 mph. I rode for 23 minutes.


On the treadmill I did 1.5 miles at a pace of 24 minutes per mile. I walked for 37 minutes.


I took the dog for another walk around the neighborhood for about 30 minutes.

I am also watching my calorie intake with a goal of 1,185 calories or less each day.