Don’t Get Iced

by jenna on June 14, 2010

Happy Monday!

It feels like Sunday? Today is the last day of my mom’s time out here with me—tomorrow morning I have to ship both her and her broken toe back East. We’ve accomplished so much on this trip though and have a full day ahead of us of errands and “chores” to get done.

And I have to take a drivers test for a new California license! There’s a chance I won’t be legal to drive anymore after today. Just sayin’.

On another note, I slept until 8 after a late night of watching boys play a silly little game involving chugging a sweet malt beverage on one knee. The competition was fierce. But that’s another post for another day. Here’s my breakfast:

Millet toast with almond butter and jam and egg whites. I’m about to go to the gym now for Summer Shape Up week 4 and then its off to the DMV to determine my fate.
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Angela (ohsheglows) June 14, 2010 at 8:55 am

I remember when I had to renew my licence after I moved and I was SO scared I was going to fail! Luckily they didn’t ask me to parallel park…it is not my strength! I’m sure you will do just fine, just remember not to go over the speed limit as they watch that very carefully.


Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies June 14, 2010 at 8:57 am

Hah, that’s too funny that “iced” came up – I was just talking about that with someone recently. Good luck with the DMV!


Lindsey June 14, 2010 at 9:11 am

I may or may not have failed a renewal test once. Haha, it was on the dumbest question too! Oh well, worse things have happened. Glad you weren’t involved in the icing! 😉


Jessica @ How Sweet June 14, 2010 at 9:19 am

You have to take a whole new test for CA? That is crazy!


Heather (Heather's Dish) June 14, 2010 at 9:20 am

i THINK you’ll make it out just fine :) honestly my grandmother got her CA driver’s license last year…i think you have it together a bit more than she does :)


Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine June 14, 2010 at 9:26 am

My boyfriend and his friends are obsessed with icing each other. Ah, maturity. Hope you enjoy your last day with your mom!


Rachel June 14, 2010 at 9:26 am

Icing cracks me up!! I have the website in my google reader!


Heather @ Side of Sneakers June 14, 2010 at 9:28 am

Oh my gosh my town has gone Bros Icing Bros crazy- I have smirnoff ice in my fridge just in case I need to defend myself 😉


Chandra H June 14, 2010 at 9:32 am

omg, that really sucks you have to retake the test to get your CA license. a written one or a whole road one?! i just got my new jersey license after failing the road test TWICE and i will DIE if i ever have to retake it again upon moving, lol. good luck good luck!!!!



Krista June 14, 2010 at 9:34 am

Icing is hilarious. I have bad memories of way too sweet Smirnoff drinks freshman year of college!!


Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! June 14, 2010 at 9:34 am

I hate driver’s tests! I live in a place with a graduated licensing system and I still have one step to go. Blah!
Good luck!


Amanda June 14, 2010 at 9:38 am

When I switched my license from Maine to California, they only made me take the written, so hopefully you’ll have the same luck! If your DMV is as bad as the ones down here in SoCal, you’ll have plenty of time to study the materials while you wait for them to call you. 😉 Either way, much luck to you, and may your photo turn out well (tee hee, license photos)!


Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 14, 2010 at 9:39 am

Ohh good luck on the test; I feel for ya! I failed my 1st driver’s test (but passed 2nd time) – they’re so scary!


Bethany @ More Fruit Please June 14, 2010 at 9:44 am

Oh boy, do you remember which way you turn the steering wheel when you’re parking downhill? I failed that question on my test. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the answer! Good luck!


Sarah for Real June 14, 2010 at 9:47 am

When do we get to see your newly designed apartment? I’m so excited!


Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman June 14, 2010 at 9:49 am

Ugh, the DMV. Possibly the worst place on earth. It’s not so much the tests, if you have to get them, but the insane wait. Bring a book!


Sabrina June 14, 2010 at 9:50 am

I feel like your mom’s trip out was so so fast! Sorry she is leaving already! Have fun taking that test old lady!


Amy @ Amy Starts To Run June 14, 2010 at 9:54 am

My fiance and his guys friends have taken to icing each other. Its pretty hysterical, and so much creativity comes out of the woodwork. That energy could probably be utliized in other areas of their lives, but it is a good laugh!


Marilou @ Mostly Healthy June 14, 2010 at 9:59 am

Can’t wait to see your appartment!


Kelly June 14, 2010 at 10:08 am

Lol I was JUST introduced to the “icing” this weekend…I really didn’t even get it until the next morning when someone explained it to me like I was 5. Still not sure I get it lol…


Sharon June 14, 2010 at 10:10 am

I’m confused by the summer shape up routine…..are you actually supposed to get on and off the treadmill like every 2 minutes? If that’s the case, this would never work for me. I’d never get the treadmill again, it’s far too busy when I go to the gym. I have to do cardio in one block…I guess it would still work anyway to do the workouts that way?


jenna June 14, 2010 at 10:30 am

Hmm I would email Gina and ask…I think the routine you are talking about is best done on a high school track but I would email her and ask!


Sharon June 14, 2010 at 2:57 pm

oh I was talking about the one you posted today…it gives a bunch of strength moves then continues with this…
Run moderately for 5 minutes to warm up

-Sprint for 45 seconds

-Walking lunges for 30 seconds

-Jog 2 minutes

-Bench push-ups for 30 seconds (use bleachers or a tree)

-Jog 1 minute

-Sprint 45 seconds

-Bench tricep dips for 30 seconds (use bleacher or do on the ground with legs bent or straight out in front)

-Jog 2 minutes

-High knee skips for 45 seconds

-Squats for 45 seconds

– Butt kicks for 45 seconds

-Jog or walk 2 minutes (easy)

-Sprint 1 minute

-Tricep dips 30 seconds

-Jog 2 minutes

-Push ups 30 seconds

-Jog (easy!) 5 minutes

that makes sense though if you were doing this at a track…I guess some gyms have an indoor track but not mine/ours! so did you do this part at the Y?


Carly @ The Road To Health June 14, 2010 at 10:14 am

Good luck on your test – you will do great! :)


Nichole June 14, 2010 at 10:35 am

Enjoy the DMV, ick. It’s my hubs bday and we had to schlep it all the way to the tag office, wonderful present from the state of GA.


Betsy June 14, 2010 at 10:36 am

Ohh bros icing bros. Gotta love it!


Liz June 14, 2010 at 10:56 am

Oh goodness. I have never had to take either a written or driving test after moving to a new state. I’m sure I’d pass a driving test, but passing the written one seems doubtful. Anyway, making any person who moves to CA take a driving test must result in a giant bureaucracy out there… maybe part of the state’s budget problem… ;-P


kalli@fitandfortysomething June 14, 2010 at 11:14 am

so glad you had such a great time with your mom-she seems like the best!


Laura @ youngDCliving June 14, 2010 at 11:19 am

That sounded like a really fun weekend! Good luck with the drivers test, I’m sure you will pass just fine :)


Laughter-Loving Stacy June 14, 2010 at 11:39 am

Well good luck! :)


Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) June 14, 2010 at 11:49 am

Have fun with your test! The DMV sucks. So to make you feel better I am going to tell you the best DMV story ever, and its 100% true.
A friend’s roommate was at the DMV waiting and hating her life like everyone does in the waiting area of the DMV. A nervous looking employee stands up and asks tentatively, “Is there a Shady Nasty here? Shady Nasty?”
People look around and this huge, full-of-attitude black woman stands up and, incredulous, declares, “Oh you did NOT just call me Shady Nasty! My name is Sha-DYNASTY!!!”
That was her real name.
This is the best thing to ever happen in a DMV.
Good luck with your test. :)


Andrea [Sweet N Green] June 14, 2010 at 1:56 pm

LOL that is the funniest dmv story I have ever heard!!


Corinne (breathe and savor) June 14, 2010 at 12:03 pm

i had an encounter with the ICE game this weekend too!! new craze thats sweeping the nation!? ha.

good luck on your test! eeks.


Kristen @ Change of Pace June 14, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I always get so nervous about renewing my drivers license… Then it always ends up so easy! Hopefully it will be the same for you girl :)


Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby June 14, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Holy CRAP! Almost legitimately pissed my pants after wasting some time on that website.

Now I know what my guy friends are doing when they say they are going on “Man-dates”. Hahahahahhahaa, love love love it.


Cynthia (It All Changes) June 14, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Good luck on the driving test. I didn’t realize they would make you take it to just transfer your license.


Heather Rose June 14, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Too funny, I just read about getting iced on another blog, and my boyfriend and his friends have taken up this game as well!

Good luck at the DMV!


Andrea [Sweet N Green] June 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Hope you pass your test! Can’t wait to see your finished apartment!


Tricia June 14, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Hahaha! I just had an email going with a bunch of people day about icing!

Have you seen the NY Times article about it?

It also has the link all about the rules and stuff on there so crazy!


Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 14, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Great looking breakfast!
And I just read all about your adventures while your mum was in town – you guys look like you had such an amazing time!!!!


Kellie June 14, 2010 at 3:06 pm

I thought I failed my test when I got my license. I barely scraped by. You will do just fine. Go slow!


Susan June 14, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Cannot wait for the big reveal!!!!


Amber K @ sparkpeople June 14, 2010 at 3:31 pm

I had no idea that there were some places where you have to retake the test in order to renew your license ! Personally, I think it is a great idea. But here when the license expires, you just go to the DMV and get a new one. There’s no test involved!


Amanda June 14, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Good luck with the license! When I moved to Cali I had to retake the written test and was not expecting it! Let’s just say I passed by the skin of my teeth, GL!!


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