Five on Friday – the spam edition


We made it!!

daffy friday


I don’t know about you but this has been a tough week.  I’ve been super slammed at work, trying to fit in all of my workouts and still find time to eat and sleep, and I’m still hyped up about Saturday’s bear encounter.

I need a break!

And no bears on my long run tomorrow. Seriously.

So, in the spirit of taking a break, I’m going to let some other people do the talking.

I’m going to share the spam with you.


Not that kind of spam, silly. That’s gross. Do people, besides those who live in Hawai’i, still eat that?

Seriously, we lived in Hawai’i for 6 years. Spam was on the menu. Ugh.

Anyway, these are the top 5 spam comments I got this week on various blog posts.


This one came on my Hearty Italian Sausage and Potato Skillet post.

“Decorations that you are thru watching tv the primary series, it is evident that the exact survivors are not only seen on it’s own relating to the region however that others in the industry relating to the region may also be probably not browsing help them break free of oh no- lately. The film helps you to treatment general questions or concerns that people face your every day lifetime ever since the scenery connected with life and so the fight to depart the city and be accepted as recovered encourages usa to peer inside of our universe from the mileage. Tips on how straightforward wondering and just how we shouldn’t let deed? Some of pretty much pretty good persons? Specifically what valuable thing are you going to do today your kids? What quantity of are you going to price tag your household?”

Oh. Sure. That totally makes sense and relates to my recipe.


 This one is in response to Wednesday’s Wine Wednesday – the health benefits post.

“You can definitely see your enthusiasm in the article you write.
The arena hopes for even more passionate writers such as
you who are not afraid to mention how they believe. Always go after your heart.”

Well, I’m so glad that spambot sees the enthusiasm in my post and “always go after your heart” is actually pretty decent advice.  But, who the heck is “the arena?”


This awesome comment came on my Savannah recap post.

“Wonderful article! We are linking too this particularly great post on ouur website.
Keep up the good writing.”

Hey, thanks! Now, it’s your turn to try some great writing because I’m pretty sure you failed spelling.  Ouur. Really? And don’t get me started on the whole “to, too, two” thing!


 This one came is in response to my Tapering, Still CrossFitting, and the very best cookie bars in the history of the world. Ever. post.

“When some one searches for his important thing,accordingly he/she wishes to be available that among elaborate,whereupon that thing is maintained over here.”

I don’t even know. Are the cookie bars the important thing?


 This one is also in response to my Hearty Italian Sausage and Potato Skillet post. Apparently, that post was very popular amongst the spambots! Hopefully, whomever was cooking did a good job. 😉

“Si, comme Marion Cotillard, vous avez les cheveux bruns fonc��s avec les yeux bleus et un teint clair, vous ��tes sans nul doute une fille de l’��t��. Et si vous avez les cheveux chatains avec des reflets dor��s et des yeux bleus ou noisette, ou si vous ��tes m��tisse, vous ��tes de la m��me typologie. C’est probablement vers cette saison qu’il faut aller chercher les teintes dites froides qui vous mettront en valeur.”

Yeah, I can parlez a little Francais but really? Now you want me to translate?


And my hair (cheveux) is not brown (bruns) – it’s red. Get it right, spambot.

Talk to me: Bloggers, what’s the strangest spam comment you’ve ever received? Non-bloggers, what’s the strangest spam e-mail you’ve ever received?

– jennifer

Karen, cupcakes, and other randomness

Hello, hello!

Happy Friday!

Here’s what my weekend has in store – hooray for me!



Um, no.

Karen’s not invited to play at my house.



In other news, Thing 2 got her braces off!

She asked for cupcakes to celebrate.

Of course, I obliged.  I’m ALWAYS down for an excuse to eat a cupcake!


Om nom nom!


Boston Cream. I may or may not have licked the plate.

Time for some randomness.

For some reason, my running safety post has received a veritable TON of spam.

Like, 18 spam comments.  18 = TON

Here’s the best one:

I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here.
The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish.
nonetheless, you command get bought an shakiness over that you wish be delivering the following.
unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as
exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this hike.

It’s almost like poetry.

Meaningless and odd, words strung together.  I don’t understand.


Anywho, let’s talk CrossFit!

Wednesday’s WOD was a quad burner.


Rowing & sled pushes & lunges, oh my!

My legs were already burnt from the 400s I did on Tuesday so they were extra shaky at the end of that workout.

Good times. 🙂

Today’s WOD was pretty fun!  Hard, but fun.


We started off with bench press as our skill set.

We don’t ever really work on bench press so I was stoked to see where I’m at.

I shared a barbell/bench and we started off with 10 reps at 65#.

1-5 were okay, 6-8 were tough, 9 and 10 were SUPER hard!

But, we added more weight!

I ended up getting 1 (almost 2) reps at 85#!!!

Had to drop back down to 80# to actually do 3 reps.

It’s amazing what a difference 5 measly pounds can make!

For the WOD, ME means Max Effort.

Counting kb swing reps and calories (1 point per calorie), I totaled 150 points.

Of course, we all did ME on the 1 minute rest, too. 😉

You know, swinging a 35# kettlebell for a minute is no joke.  Especially when your hands are sweaty and you’re trying to hang on!

Letting go = bad, bad news




Tomorrow, I’ve got a 13-miler on my schedule.  Hopefully Karen doesn’t join me.

Questions: If you were invited to a Hurricane party, would you go?  What would you bring?


– jennifer