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Thursday Thirteen, V

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Thirteen things on my mind today:
Update: I'm adding an additional item that has just come to my attention. .5) ExxonMobile profitted $9.9B (that's BILLION) dollars this QUARTER. That's a US Corporate record. And yet I'm excited that I saw gas for $2.36 last night. And we continue to watch the rape of the Average American Pocketbook. My kids didn't need those new shoes anyway...
1) Nick is coming to lunch with me today. Here at Fort Knox, I mean. Hopefully he won't be too put off by the body cavity search required to gain entry to this place. 2) I signed my divorce papers yesterday and gave them to the STBX when he picked up the kids last night. I should be divorced before my birthday. 3) The 10-day forecast for my area shows temps in the high 60's to mid 70's through November 5. I'm running a half-marathon on November 6. I would prefer it if it were cooler than that. 4) Legs are feeling great! Going to go for a run with my kids tonight. 5) Zed supposedly had some project due today at school that he 'forgot about'. He gathered up some stuff last minute last night on the way to his dads. I hope they got it done. 6) Elle only has two more soccer games left this season. I'm going to have to look for soccer camps for her. 7) Zed will play basketball again. His team from the last two seasons isn't going to make this winter. So, he'll be on a new team. I hope he's not too bummed about that. 8) NaNoWriMo starts on Tuesday. I think I'm going to have a lot of fun with this. On Sunday I'm going to a kick-off dinner. It should be interesting to see other people that are doing this. 9) I'm going to Kansas City in a month. Nick and I are going on our first trip together. At Thanksgiving, they light up the Country Club Plaza. So, it'll be a nice little romantic get-a-way weekend. 10) I'm mad that the White Sox swept the World Series. I really wanted the Astros to win. Oh well, there's always next season. 11) I'm 6-0-1 in my fantasy football league. I'm also favored in my matchup this week. 12) I'm not doing as well in my Pick 'Em league. I'm in 6th place (out of 27). 1 point out of a 3-way tie for 3rd, and 4 points out of a two-way tie for first. 13) I've got to start these Thursday Thirteen things ahead of time! I takes me forever to think up thirteen things!
Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. Phoenix 2. MommaK @ Petroville 3. Jenny 4. Leanne 5. Better Safe Than Sorry 6. Colleen 7. Sleeping Mommy 8. Terrilynn 9. DeeJay 10 . Maggie 11. Texas Ivy 12. MommyD 13. Mrs. Fun 14. Tommi 15. UziCue 16. Trinity 17. Catherine 18. Jen 19. Keb 20. Leave your link in my comments and I'll link you here! Get the Thursday Thirteen code here! Leanne says: Thirteen things is all I ask for, and what do you get in return? Linkage! If you do it, leave a comment here and link me to your Thursday Thirteen. I will be sure to update my entry with links to yours, and then you can continue the chain if you like! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

10/27/2005 09:31:00 AM :: ::
  • It's thursday already??

    I went to KC once and was pleasantly surprised. It's a beautiful city...well, 15 years ago or so it was.

    By Anonymous abbynormal, at 10/27/2005 10:55:00 AM


  • can't believe it's Thursday already either

    By Blogger The Wisdom of Wislon, at 10/27/2005 11:08:00 AM


  • I need to start mine earlier too. I was late for work this morning! lol Great list! Linked ya!

    By Blogger phoenix, at 10/27/2005 11:14:00 AM


  • Congrats on finishing your marathon!!

    By Blogger MommaK, at 10/27/2005 11:20:00 AM


  • And signing the papers...wow - what a week, huh?

    here's my 13

    By Blogger MommaK, at 10/27/2005 11:22:00 AM


  • It fun to get a peak into all the different 13 things around the map. And thanks for checking mine out.

    By Anonymous colleen, at 10/27/2005 11:29:00 AM


  • Sounds like you are having a major week too.

    Here's the link to my thirteen:


    By Blogger Sleeping Mommy, at 10/27/2005 11:43:00 AM


  • Have a marvelous lunch and now that your papers are signed hopefully you can put that behind you! Have a wonderful weekend! Here is my linky... http://multiplemania.blogspot.com/2005/10/thursday-thirteen_27.html

    By Blogger mommy d, at 10/27/2005 11:53:00 AM


  • i'm playing this week too. where exactly do you live that you're still playing soccer. i'm in ontario and it's been unseasonably cold this past week. last week sounded busy but next week sounds just as busy for you too.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/27/2005 11:55:00 AM


  • Wow - it's nice to hear something good about Kansas City ... I tried going to a chat room - and nobody (the people who lived there!!) had absolutely nothing nice to say. I'm so glad there's possiblities for romance in KC *giggles*

    lots of neat information here .. I'm going to have to poke around your site a bit more!

    By Anonymous maggie, at 10/27/2005 01:00:00 PM


  • Knowing Nick, he might actually like the body cavity search. (Kidding!) Congrats on the marathon - you're an inspiration! And you'll love KC, I promise. I'm sad I won't be there when you are!

    PS: You should set up a map at http://www.frappr.com/

    By Blogger JustCara, at 10/27/2005 01:14:00 PM


  • http://uzismusings.blogspot.com/2005/10/thursday-13.html

    By Blogger UziCue, at 10/27/2005 01:47:00 PM


  • Congrats on the marathon! Way to go! I lvoed the audio posts, they were very neat!

    By Blogger Texas_Ivy10, at 10/27/2005 01:52:00 PM


  • You do a great Thirteen!

    By Blogger Jean-Luc Picard, at 10/27/2005 01:57:00 PM


  • I wrote mine last night and set it up to publish just after midnight. Of course, I was still sleepy when I did it, but that is nearly a permanent state around here.

    By Anonymous terrilynn, at 10/27/2005 02:14:00 PM


  • I hope you're happy about your divorce, I'm happy about mine!

    By Blogger MarkD60, at 10/27/2005 02:29:00 PM


  • blast it, i was going to join you on the thursday 13 and forgot all about it! lol

    Ned sounds like Everykid, if you don't mind my saying so. My youngest usually remembers her assignments, but my oldest is notorious for waiting till the last minute. I've got one of each.

    Hope you and Nick have a blast!

    I'll go visit the other Thursday 13'ers now :)

    By Anonymous Laura, at 10/27/2005 02:34:00 PM


  • Thanks for linkin to me! It's the first time I've done a T13 and I'm lovin it!

    Btw, good luck with your fantasy football!!!

    By Blogger Trinity13, at 10/27/2005 02:53:00 PM


  • Hello, Michele sent me! Good luck with nanowrimo -- I'm planning on giving it a try, too.

    By Blogger Laura GF, at 10/27/2005 02:56:00 PM


  • Thanks for the link to my thirteen. You're too kind. :)

    By Blogger DeeJay, at 10/27/2005 04:14:00 PM


  • Still procrastinating, eh? What if you put off procrastination.. is that an oxymoron... or a way to be on time...? ;-)

    KC is cool. I haven't been there since the 80's, but I had fun.

    By Blogger FTS, at 10/27/2005 04:19:00 PM


  • Have a great time with Nick.

    I'm glad that your legs are feeling good. When are you doing this again? Dec. 11th? That's my hubby's bday.

    I *cannot* wait to get started with NaNo!!!!

    By Blogger Indigo, at 10/27/2005 07:12:00 PM


  • OK, after reading your .5 about Exxon I'm all crabby. Grrrrr!

    That's so cool that you keep us up to speed on your running! I walked a 5K this week (badly) and thought of your training for your run.

    Here's my 13 http://jenanddavin.blogspot.com/ I'll run and link to you!

    By Blogger Jen, at 10/27/2005 08:00:00 PM


  • Way to go on the fantasy football thing...I've always wanted to do it and I forget every single year. I LOVED your marathon posts. Congratulations! What an accomplishment. And if you ever run Boston, let me know because I'd go and cheer you on!

    My Thirteen

    By Blogger jenny, at 10/27/2005 08:45:00 PM


  • That Exxon thing should be all over the media. They should be raising a huge stink over that and use to force regulation of the gas companies!!

    By Blogger catherine ryan, at 10/27/2005 09:45:00 PM


  • My ex-husband and I got married on the 19th of November 1999 in North Richland Hills (we lived in Azle), and it was a whopping 80 degrees that day. It was horrible!!! And you get no preparation for the ice storms of Feb-March...LOL!

    By Blogger Alisha, at 10/27/2005 10:06:00 PM


  • Exxon Mobil also just contracted a huge deal with the Russians on Sakhalin Island. Since its in the Arctic Circle, Exxon Mobil was the best choice, but still...

    By Blogger Crystal, at 10/28/2005 12:06:00 AM


  • Sounds like you're having an extremely busy week. Signing divorce papers, running the marathon and prepping for the NaNoWriMo marathon. I don't know how you do it.

    By Blogger Trista, at 10/28/2005 07:55:00 AM


  • I wonder how much of that 9.9B profit is directly related to the war in Iraq...


    By Blogger michaelm, at 10/30/2005 05:23:00 PM


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