Trivial Bob's Better Half

Last night was one of the worst nights for insomnia. Tonight’s bedtime brought to you by red wine, benadryl and melatonin. After “The Red Band Society”. So far a good show.

The Granite Games

Above is the SWAG I got for volunteering three days at The Granite Games. 

The Granite games is a Crossfit competition that features teams of Scaled, RX, Community Teams and “Elite”.  I got to see athletes like Matthew Fraser and Lauren Fischer.  I also got some sweet swag.  The free swag was not quite up to what I expected so of course I patronized the many vendors at the meet, much to Trivialbob’s chagrin.

Above are the items I purchased.  The grey shoes are the most comfy ever.  The purple are my new workout shoes, Reebok Nano 4.0.  I also got knee braces which are long overdue after having ACL surgery and of course a granite games t shirt, in size extra tight especially for Trivialbob. 

I have a new appreciation for the volunteers at these things. I once volunteered for Ragnar and passed out water at a water stop.  It was easy and rather pleasant.  The Granite Games, a whole different experience.  8+ hours on my feet.  Volunteers and judges with an entitlement mentality.  I will never again take for granted a volunteer and will go out of my way to thank them in the future.  In addition, if you are a volunteer, don’t treat the other volunteers like crap because the experience wasn’t what you expected. 

My experience was wonderful. 

If anyone needs me, I will be in the kitchen attempting my first Paleo meal.  Moroccan lamb meatballs and mashed cauliflower. 

This is horrible. Ripped, sweaty men keep taking their shirts off.

Granite Games

Any other tumblr’s here this weekend?

I am working at a Crossfit competition. The rules are the rules. Yes there is a closer bathroom but it is for the athletes. Yes I know your child has to pee but she is old enough to let you know a little sooner so it isn’t an emergency. We have three stalls and hundreds of women who need those restrooms to throw up in after their heat.

Seat belts

Today I took a 13 year old boy and his mother to see the wreckage that took the life of their father/husband. Alcohol was a factor in the single vehicle roll over, but he would have walked away if he had simply worn his seat belt. He was driving a large pick up truck and was ejected through the drivers door window. The cab of the truck was only crushed on the passenger side. He had even previously received a citation for a seat belt violation.

I went to the autopsy and all of the injuries were from being ejected. If you won’t wear it for yourself, wear it for those who love you.

Last night T-Bobby was in Madison to watch some Tumblr’s crush an Iron Man.   Ella took his spot on our bed and was on high alert all night making sure I was safe which included growling at every noise.

Last night T-Bobby was in Madison to watch some Tumblr’s crush an Iron Man. Ella took his spot on our bed and was on high alert all night making sure I was safe which included growling at every noise.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

Pretty sure Jack is my kid. He is going to take home made chocolate chip cookie dough, a pan, some cooking spray, a pot holder and a spatula back to school with him. He is then going to the third floor (all girls) to bake said cookies.

The last photo on my phone.    Ella taking her rightful space at the head of the bed and refusing to move for T-Bobby.

The last photo on my phone. Ella taking her rightful space at the head of the bed and refusing to move for T-Bobby.