Friday, October 26, 2012

Moral of the Story: Full speed ahead

So apparently I'm running in a 5k tomorrow morning. I know, I don't know what's happening to me either...I'll let you know how it goes.

What I'm pretty sure I look like when I run.

I'm also helping out at an event this weekend at Hendrick Home for Children. If you're in Abilene, you should come by for barbecue and a little Freeride music!

More info here.

Here are a few things I learned this week:

1. Sometimes life can actually resemble Mean Girls, and you don't even realize it until after the episode is over. But I'm learning that those "episodes" do end...for the most part.

2. Watching men strut their stuff down a runway is a great Wednesday lunch activity, especially when it's for a good cause!

3. As my former roommate Lanie and friend Olivia at Mother May I can attest, having a new camera is one of the funnest things ever. I've been playing with mine all week! I'm excited to go out and about this weekend and use it for things other than my dogs or house objects.

4. New bars are the best excuse to meet a friend for drinks. I suggest doing this early and often.

Hope you all have an outstanding weekend full of fall activities!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Captain Hook = an excellent week, apparently.

Last night, Once Upon A Time featured Captain Hook. Not only did he remind me of my favorite Disney movie, but he was hot. It was like Captain Hook for all of us girls who loved Peter Pan and now have grown up to adore men with British accents who play pirates and wear black eyeliner.

I'm not into astrology, but I think this means I'm going to have a good week. I have a few events to go to that I'm supes excited about, and my good friend, Sandi, will be here this weekend! We've literally been friends since we were about 6 months old. We lived across the street from each other and recognized early on how bad ass we both are.

How does your week look? Are you as excited about the premiere of Happy Endings as I am??

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"Nothing more than a breeding ground for tranks, lo-bos, and zipheads."

(If anyone can name what movie this title came from, I'll send you a Starbucks gift card. You also must prove that you didn't just copy and paste it into Google.)

I like Texas Tech. LIKE it. I don't hate it, but I don't particularly love it either. I'm sorry to all my Tech friends (whom I do love with all my heart), because I know everyone that went/goes there thinks the campus is hallowed ground and that they only produce the coolest, most fun, smart Texans in the history of universities or Texas. Even when a Streaker runs onto the field at a football game, they all somehow turn it around into something to brag about. Props to 'em, I guess.

This past Saturday, some guy came onto the field and ran about for a minute while taking his clothes off (not all of them, thank goodness, he had the decency to leave on some light blue work out shorts). Now, I wasn't there, but I heard it was a riot. Thanks to g-chat statuses (not the first time I've said that), I was led to this flickr photo stream of the event.

A couple of things:

1. He's on the field for probably 30 seconds before we even see a reaction from the cops and the cheerleaders standing idly by. It's pretty clear he's illegally on the field. What took them so long?

2. How'd he get his boots off so fast? Don't those things always take at least one person to pull from the heal while you're sitting on the ground trying not to slip too much on the floor?

3. It takes 5 cops to tackle him. And not exactly small cops either. That's impressive, I don't care who you are.

4. Did anyone notice the police officer whose pants ripped right in his behind? (See photo ADW0726 and then look at the next one.) Classic.

Lots of entertainment for the crowd, and I suppose that guy is sort of famous now, or had his 15 minutes anyway. But there are better, classier ways to get on local television or have most of Lubbock talk about you that doesn't require taking your clothes off. I guess I'll never understand streaking, or the wonderful world of the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

In the meantime, let's just watch this scene and laugh:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mental encouragement for physical activity.

Motivating myself to work out is one of the hardest things ever. Just yesterday, I had a conversation with a friend about how running makes you want to die. Just thinking about running makes me want to cut off an appendage so I will have an excuse not to do it. That's how much I dislike it. But after the work out, do you not feel like a million bucks? It's just a matter of getting to the gym.

I'm fairly certain I'm a member of the best gym. Today is kind of foggy with cooler temperatures, perfect weather for making those excuses to go home after work and do nothing. But not anymore, because this was in my inbox this morning:

So, to the gym I go!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Moral of the Story: Skyfall and Adele make a great couple.

This week was a doozy. Let me just say that I'm thrilled it's Friday, and I'm ecstatic to be going to Austin for the weekend! Hope your few days off are excellent.

1. Before any new James Bond film comes out, I get even more excited than I did for the last film. Of course, that excitement can quickly diminish if it's not a very good one, like Quantum of Solace... but sometimes the anticipation for something is greater than the actual event. So regardless of how good or bad the movie actually is, I'm pumped. Plus, Adele is singing the opening song and it is awesome. I love when the Bond theme is in the background of a modern song, especially when accompanied by an orchestra and Adele's voice.

2. I learned that I can listen to the entire Mumford and Sons new CD while I get ready in the morning. Really, it's timed perfectly! Side note: their new album is magical. They continue to amaze me with their incredible talent and musical style.

3. Even when a party gets rained out, you can still have a great time if you're with excellent people! Well, that, and really good margaritas.

4. 90% of the time, acting professional with the people you work with is infinitely better than being too buddy-buddy with them. Draw the line, set the boundary. You'll be better off. (Easier said than done for me, unfortunately, but I'm trying to improve.)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

My New Superhero.

I'm kind of obsessed with Mindy Kaling lately. I'm reading her book, and I think the Mindy Project is hilarious. It comes on right after New Girl, so it's like a one-two punch of comedy genius. Just trust me.