I Still Can’t Move My Right Ass Cheek

Who cares, though? It’s Friday! The weekend approaches!

Casa Whoorl has been inundated with contractors, plumbers and electricians this week. In fact, I still have the grating sound of sanders, electric saws and hammers whizzing in my ears. When will that stop, by the way? The termites are gone, thanks to many men working to remove and replace the infested wood (YAY, no pesticides!), the plumbing is updated, small electrical issues taken care of and we’re still here! YES.

We’re experiencing quite a heatwave here at the beach. In fact, it’s already 78 degrees inside our home at 10:30am. Poor Wito wakes up drenched in sweat, but who cares? It’s Friday! The weekend approaches!

Oh, and guess what else?! I graduated from the Couch to 5K program this morning. I can officially run a 5K. WITH A BRUISED GOOSE EGG IN MY ASS. (Although, I did stop early when the throbbing ass issue morphed into more of a stabbing/ripping/burning ass phenomenon. Hey. I’m motivated, not a masochist.) The running post/valedictorian speech coming soon, but who cares? It’s Friday! The weekend approaches!

Let’s review. All of the house issues have been fixed, I am a running champion, I can’t sit on my right ass cheek, and the beach heatwave has turned my living room into the surface of Mars.

What does the rest of the day hold in store for Whoorl?

Well, DUH.

After weeks of brainstorming, Darren is coming over to create our new culinary delight, the Green Olive Pie. It’s a very up-and-coming dish that is sure to captivate the nation. Maybe. It involves, well, um, I’m not sure what in the hell it involves, but it’s serious. So serious, in fact, that I’ve donned my Princess Leia buns for the event.


Top Chef, here I come. Have a great weekend!

  • E!

    August 17, 2007 at 10:45 am

    It’s amazing what one can do with injured ass cheeks.

  • abbersnail

    August 17, 2007 at 10:45 am

    Nothing says “Culinary Brilliance In Progress” like Princess Leia buns.

  • RA

    August 17, 2007 at 10:51 am

    That facial expression is quintessential Serious Chef. And the Princess Leia buns are totally a Serious Chef Hairdo. :)

    Yay for the weekend!

  • Not The Mama

    August 17, 2007 at 10:52 am

    Ugh, I’m due for a tetnus shot, and I’m not looking forward to the goose egg.

    Congratulations on your running accomplishments. It’s almost enough to motivate me to get off the couch. Almost.

  • Beth

    August 17, 2007 at 11:17 am

    Woo hoo on all fronts!

    And hey, guess what?! It’s Friday! The weekend approaches!

    You know, in case you forgot. : o )

  • metalia

    August 17, 2007 at 11:21 am

    Green Olive Pie, you say? I’m intrigued, as I love both olives AND pie. Oh, and the color green, but you already knew that.:) Hope your ass feels better soon!

  • Angela

    August 17, 2007 at 11:33 am

    Oooh, congrats on the Couch to 5K! I finished about a week ago, so I can appreciate what an accomplishment it is! Except I did it by time, so I can run for 30 minutes, but I’m not entirely confident that I could actually run an entire 5K–I’m kind of painfully slow… Like, speed walkers have been known to go breezing by me as I chug along.

  • Kandace

    August 17, 2007 at 11:50 am

    Congratulations on finishing the C25K!! I just finished week 4 since anyone willing to test drive running shorts on the lawn while trying to not waste a single drop of vino must be on to something! And, of course, you were and now I’m all addicted:)

    Oh, and YEA about no pesticides!

  • Jora

    August 17, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    It’s funny — my husband just got a tetanus shot a couple of days ago in his upper arm and he can hardly move it … still. What do they put in that stuff?

  • Amanda

    August 17, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    Congrats on the Couch to 5K Graduation! Woo Hoo! My hubs is on week one. And I’m sure we’ll be celebrating his “graduation” of week one this weekend. Well, I will be. Because I’m always looking for something to celebrate. And it’s either that or the fact that it is 100 degrees. Again. For the 479th day in a row.

    I’m very interested in this Green Olive Pie… sounds interesting. Have fun chefing it up and hope your bum is feeling much better soon.

  • little miss mel

    August 17, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    I am not fond of the olive, especially the green one, so I’ll say good luck to you on that one from way over here. :D

    That face reminds me of your fish/pole move on the dance floor. CLASSIC!

    Kudos to you on your workmen-free weekend!

  • Angella

    August 17, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    I’m unsure about the pie, but I’m sure that you look way too cute in that photo :)

  • jen

    August 17, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    I am absolutely loving your blog and personally grieve for your butt check. I, too have sustained ass injuries that resulted in having to endure deep tissue massage by a 20 year Indian woman. I can only imagine how awful the view must have been for her.

    It’s the weekend indeed.

  • cocodrie

    August 17, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    Olives? Grody. Princess Leia buns? Rock ON.

  • Oh, The Joys

    August 17, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    I would TOTALLY eat something called green olive pie. I don’t care what it has in it. Green olives, pie. Done.

  • Schnozz

    August 18, 2007 at 4:13 am

    Oh my God. First our twin sore asses, and now you’re channeling my alter ego, Chef Doublebuns. (As seen here: http://www.schnozzfest.com/blog/?p=211, in the pictures.) Great minds think alike, I’m telling you.

    Also, congrats on your running! I’m so impressed. Have you noticed any differences in energy levels, how clothes fit, etc? Because I’m pretty much addicted to the inspiration I get from fitness stories that recount such benefits in great detail. So I think you should tell me all about it.

    Enjoy your pie. My olive traumas in the past would never allow me to eat such a thing, but I’m excited FOR you.

    JINX! You owe me a Coke. Although, I hate Coke. You owe me a lemonade. And I wish I would have seen your post earlier so you could give me a Doublebuns tutorial. Yours are WAY cuter than mine. ;)

    Running post coming up!

  • BeachMama

    August 20, 2007 at 3:45 am

    Congrats on graduation from the couch to 5K!! When are you going to start working on the 10K?? (kiddding of course)