Thursday Thirteen #13

Let’s see… I started joining TT in January, and here we are in July, and this is my 13th installment. Not exactly a weekly participant, am I?

To make sure that my 13th list of 13 things lucky, not unlucky, I’m making it about dessert.

Thirteen Dairy-Free (wheat, soy and egg free) Frozen Treats:

1. Sharon’s Raspberry Sorbet
2. Double Rainbow Mango Sorbet
3. Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade pops
4. Trader Joe’s whole fruit ice pops
5. Frozen Grapes (a throw back to my WW days)
6. Rocket pops–you know, those red, white and blue ice pops from childhood
7. Sno cones
8. Italian Ice
9. Frozen bananas dipped in safe chocolate
10. Frozen safe chocolate pudding
11. Homemade ice pops–did your mom have the Tupperware molds? we just filled them with Kool-Aid and a few hours later–instant cool!
12. Flav-R-Ice…frozen sugar in a tube…does it get better than that?
13. Edy’s Whole Fruit Lemon Sorbet

I scream, you scream we all scream for Ice Cream! (sort of) What’s your favorite frozen treat?

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TT 13: The Indy 500

Sunday BgK and I attended our first Indy 500 race. We had crazy VIP seats, which just added to the excitement of the day. Here are 13 things I learned about IRL racing/found cool/just had to share about Sunday:

1) Fighter jets flying over during the last notes of the National Anthem are WICKED–widly breathtaking!

2) The lap around the track of red, white and blue trucks filled with troops on active duty gave me shivers. 250,000 people were on their feet, cheering on the soldiers for their lap. It gave me goose bumps and made me proud–regardless of your stance on the war, I believe it’s incredibly important to support the troops.

3) The cars first swerve all over the track to warm up their tires. Who knew? Not me.

4) When the yellow flag goes out, the cars all get in a single file line. It’s very impressive. And slower, so it’s easier to watch.

5) VIP Suites are the way to see the race! Open bar, free lunch, private potties…

6) Although it’s a little dorky, hearing “Back Home Again in Indiana” was kind of sweet.

7) Mrs. Brady can sing!

8) With 500 miles to race, you can easily meet a friend, walk around a bit and get back to your seat and really not miss all that much.

9) Sarah Fisher has her own car these days. Seriously, it’s Sarah Fisher Racing. I think that sends a great message to aspiring female race car drivers.

10) Danica Patrick’s car is hot. Seriously. Have you seen it?

11) Her car was not nearly as hot as she was when she got bumped out of the race. Anger was exuding from the core of her being. She was pissed. Check it.

12) After seeing Cars 500 times, it’s hard not the think of the movie during a real auto race.

13) Traveling without a potty-training food-allergic toddler was liberating for the day–I can’t remember the last time my bag held only four things: cash, id, lip gloss and sunscreen.

So I know we were there with about 249. 998 others…were you one of them??

13 Reasons I’m Counting Down to Summer Vacation

1. Not having to wake up at 5:45am.
2. Not having to pack gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free, dairy-free, egg-free lunches for the babe.
3. Our neighborhood pool will be open.
4. We can walk or bike to the park.
5. Did I mention not having to get up at 5:45am??
6. Walking barefoot in the yard.
7. We’re actually going on vacation in June.
8. When summer vacation starts, McBaby will arrive in short order.
9. MAM’s birthday is during summer vacation.
10. I love the 4th of July!
11. Far-flung relatives tend to visit during the summer.
12. No daycare expenses all summer long. We’ll be ROLLING in extra cash!
13. Did I mention McBaby’s arrival?!?!

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