I've been trying to compose a blog post about Amanda for a while, because it would be hilarious, as she is hilarious. (And I'm not just saying that because you make up 1/3 of my audience, Amanda.)
I think the best way to do it would be to simply pull lines from e-mails she has sent me through the years that I have saved because they make me laugh out loud...so I'm working on that now.
In the meantime, dear (3) readers, I leave you with this:
Last year, Amanda and I were running a race and came to a water stop. There was a young kid at the water stop holding two cups of water, so Amanda grabbed for one -- and the kid resisted. Amanda said, "Come on, I need some water!" and wondered why the kid volunteering at the water stop was not relinquishing the cups of water he was supposed to be giving out. The kid looked a little startled, but did give Amanda one of the cups of water. It was not for a couple of seconds that she and I realized the kid was not a volunteer for the race, but actually a participant, and was getting water for himself and his mom. We both started laughing so hard that we couldn't run for a couple of minutes. Amanda probably scared him away from running races for the rest of his life.