Friday, April 1, 2011

Not Winning & a Winner

The news has been reporting for days that a Nor'Easter would be heading into New England today-April Fools Day-and I kept hoping that it was a joke. You know, I can see it now-all the local meteorologists got together and thought is would be funny to tell these weary Mainers that MORE snow was on the way. What a great April Fool's joke they would be playing on us! In the end, everyone would laugh and be happy that it was really sunny and warm. Ahhh, Spring!
This is what I was hoping, but
No Joke.
This is what we woke up to this morning.

It is supposed to snow All.Freaking.Day.
Just when all the snow from this hellacious winter is almost gone-BAM! more snow. They* (they being those pesky meteorologists) are saying we will get anywhere from 3 inches up to 12 inches. It could turn to rain. It will probably sleet. Who knows?? All I know is that it is definitely snowing right now.
I also know that Caratunk Girl is probably getting way more snow than I am today. Sorry Girl!! You know you are welcome to come down this way anytime to ride!! And make sure you bring your RUN EMZ shirt so we can be twins!
*Side note: I think I want to come back as a meteorologist in my next life--it's the only job I know of where you can be wrong a majority of the time and still get paid quite well.

I guess it is fitting that I have my first triathlon of the season on Sunday and it is called
(wait for it)

The Nor'Easter
ha ha ha
Very funny Mother Nature.
You got me on this one.
This is now posted on the website:

Mother Nature is trying to upstage us with her own Nor'easter on April 1st.  Please watch the website for updates and any possible changes that may occur.  We are considering moving packet pickup to Saturday AM.  We are also considering a delayed start on Sunday if there is still some ice on the roads.   We are keeping calm and remembering that weather forecasts are frequently wrong...

Saturday and Sunday are supposed to be in the 40's so I am hoping that whatever snow accumulates today will be well gone come Sunday or I just might be doing this one on my mountain bike.

A BIG thank you to everyone who entered my RoadID Giveaway!!

It is comments like these that just reinforce the need for everyone to have a RoadID!

Just wanted to mention that I was in a bad wreck and I couldn't remember my husbands phone number (everything is programmed in my cell). Luckily I had my phone on me (which is not always the case...bad i know...) and was able to find it. After that wreck I bought a Road ID for me and hubs. I wear it on every run and ride. GREAT GIVEAWAY

Here's why I need this: I almost got splattered all over a FedEx truck today... driver just rolled out into traffic right in front of me. Fortunately heard me screaming as her window was down. Grrrr. So... I thought about the fact that I don't yet have a RoadID as I tried to stop shaking! I'd just get the basic black, or I love the orange in Elite stylel I'd get "today is not that day" (that's my blog title!) And I already follow your blog :-) Good giveaway, thanks!

There were 147 eligible entries-since today is a snow day it would be the perfect time to let LOLA pick the winner.

Each eligible entry name was written on a sheet of notebook paper.

Then I cut each name into a small strip of paper

Each name was then folded in half and placed into a Tupperware container

Said container was then given to LOLA to shake around

She shook it

She kicked it

Then she got to pick the winner!!

And the winner is.....

it says: ltlindian

Congratulations to ltlindian!!
Send me an email and I will get you hooked up with your new RoadID!!


ltlindian said...

WOOOO HOOOO! I am soooo psyched! Thanks, Jen! You just made my day! Thanks Lola! This makes up for the stupid snow falling here in Maine. :) I think you have my email already, and I'll see you in two days! I'll send you my mailing address though. :)

Katie said...

SNOW?! insane.

BigHappyFamily said...

I remember living in Boston ... we got a 3 foot snow storm on April 1, 1997. It was nuts. Come on Spring.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Is your swim an indoor or OWS at the race????? I hope its indoor. I dont get it, its April, and we both have snow, and ITS SO IRRATATING!!!

Unknown said...

BDD-it's an inside pool swim at the University

BigHappyFamily-I lived in Boston for that storm.Crazy!! the city was shut down for days!!!

Mommy Minded said...

Oh my goodness! You'll have to go see my post from today... It will give you a little touch of Spring! :)

Mary said...

yuck on the snow, dont send it to NY
congrats to the winner

Molly said...

I love how Lola chose the winner....ACK! Snow! Luckily all we got was rain....

Caratunk Girl said...

Haha Thanks for the commiseration! It is still snowing!!!! WHAT?? Love how Lola picked the winner! Good luck this weekend!!

Beth said...

That weather is not cool at all. April fools, indeed.

Aimee said...

I'm so sorry you got snow! I hope it warms up there for you soon!!