In publishing, we use the ellipsis to knock out the part of review quotes that we don’t want to repeat, or that take away from the essential praise of the critic. The ellipsis gracefully slides over what hasn’t been said. I hope you will all consider the long stretches between blog posts as another way I have chosen to use ellipses here on Pigtails Flying… Things that bum me out: being trapped on a two and a half hour bus ride from Port Authority to Blakeslee, PA and my iPod dies out in the middle of Dump Runners Club podcast episode # 175… This video makes me laugh with delight every time I click on it. I can barely understand what he’s saying (Eli Gottlieb is talking in Italian) because he’s so literary and sophisticated even in a foreign language, but just the sound of a friend ramble on in my favorite language reminds me of happier days. PS it has nothing to do with running… Husband was interviewed recently by a woman in Sunnyside who has a podcast about neighborhood issues. This interview is about the neighborhood dog run. PS this has nothing to do with running… I got to spend a bunch of time with author Meg Cabot at the end of July and she wrote about our adventures at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, Orlando, FL on her blog. PS this has nothing to do with running… On September 22nd, Regis and Kelly are hosting a 150-yard dash called the High-Heel-a-Thon. No location is given, but I presume it will be held here in New York City. The prizes are pretty serious (a car, cash awards), and there will be heats of 50 yards to narrow the field. I love the hilarious precision of the race rules.
Shoe requirements and restrictions are as follows: minimum heel height of 3 inches; maximum heel circumference of 3 inches; no wedges; no taping shoes to your feet; shoe can not be modified or altered from its original and intended design in any way; no boots; no part of the shoe can extend above the ankle. Shoes will be checked by race officials at the time of registration on the morning of the event and are subject to rejection at the officials’ sole discretion. [Ooh they even worked a pun into the rules! Love it!--PF]