Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Things that are saving my life today

My RX Bandits t-shirt

The hope of making this for Rousseau

Vampire Weekend

This poem. I'm sorry. It's cliche, it's over used, but I needed it.

Popping bubble wrap at my desk

Zumba in less than 8 hours

AND

Blair's changed the ringtone on his phone to the theme from Star Wars. I don't think I fully realized just how perfect this guy is for me back when I married him. SO much more nerdy than I ever could have hoped for. I tried to counter it by changing mine to the theme from Star Trek: The Next Generation... but it just didn't quite have the same power. Don't take this as a concession of any kind. I was raised on both.

Monday, June 21, 2010

add this to the collection

Meet the newest member of our little reading society:

(Incidentally, her blog is delightful. I read with pleasure.)

So, how is everyone doing on their summer reading lists? I expect updates you know, printed updates with full color charts, a detailed analysis on each book, multimedia presentations... you know that sort of thing.

right.

but I really would love to hear how everyone is doing

I'm totally killing my list. I'm like 15 books ahead of schedule. Ok, not really. I for the life of me cannot finish The Mysterious Benedict Society. Yes I realize that it's a book for 5th graders, but let's remember that most 5th graders to not have jobs, spouse and kids, and a kick-ass Zumba class to teach every week. (please come to my Zumba class?) As always you can track my progress (and Blair's as well) here. I'm also thinking that I need to be a bit more diligent about posting reviews of these books on my goodreads page.

Also, Happy Falker Satherhood to my dearest Blair, and my fantzastic Dad. I would estimate that a good 63% of my awesomeness can be attributed to these two fellows. I love you guys.


One last thing. Go see Toy Story 3.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Liberated.

Notice anything different about my blog? No?

I deleted something from my blog list.

Something that makes me feel nothing but negative feelings,

and replaced it with this:



I couldn't be happier.

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Trillion Bees and Similes

I'm having a rather dramatic day at work. I just threw my purse at a window like a emotionally disturbed three-year old (something I have plenty of experience with).

sigh.

The last two weeks have been rather more eventful than usual and require more rambling than usual... please bear with me.

1. Lately I have been able to scratch many things off of various lists. From my New Year's list, I'm at the mid point of my weight loss goal. I'm now back to where I was before I got pregnant with Rou. Only 10 more till I'm back to where I was when I got married nearly 6 years ago. yesssss. I should really be thankful for the stomach flu I got last week.

Speaking of the stomach flu.

2. The timing *could* have been better. I spent the entire night before my Zumba certification workshop puking like a co-ed in Miami on her first spring break. Nevertheless, I wasn't going to miss the workshop (especially since I'd already paid for it). So the next morning my mom, baby Rou and I drove up to Clearfield (got lost thanks to super WRONG directions on Google Maps). My amazing mom tagged along so that I could feed my anti-bottle kid. Halfway into the first master class, I thought I was going to probably die, but thanks to a well-timed glance by the instructor and a really nice compliment, I found some way to stick it out. SO, less than a week later, I was thinking about where I could use my newly attained skillz. I found a Yoga studio here in town and shot them a quick e-mail offering my services as a Zumba teacher. Less than 3 hours later I had a job. Crazy.

3. So, you really should COME to my first ever Zumba class at The Yoga Shop this Wednesday at 7:00 pm (go here for address, and class details). Yes I am completely nervous and intimidated as a Star Trek fan at a Creatine convention.

4. Is it true that all the kids say "legit" now instead of "cool"? Blair (via the kids on his basketball team) tells me that this is so, but I am hesitant to believe.

5. I absolutely love the guys on Blair's team. He is lucky enough to coach some REALLY great kids. I could listen to Jaylund and Russty talk for hours. And Weston is a total sweetheart. We went to a little tournament in Salina this past weekend, and his team totally cleaned up. They are going to be SERIOUSLY good. (Far too many adverbs in this paragraph... moving on.)

6. While in Salina I spent some time with my lovely Miss Katie Cowan. As always, she was delightful, and just LOOK at the result of our visit!
She is sew crafty. I love it.

7. I just finished When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris as part of my summer reading list. A. I loved it, B. It has totally changed my general opinion of creative non-fiction, and C. I'm now obsessed with finding humorous Japanese to English translations. Since my Brother-in-law will soon be spending the next two years in Tokyo, I'm going to beg him to send me pictures of any awesome ones he sees during his journeys. Ruth? Any awesome translations you find in Korea? Send them my way as well. Oh, and another side effect of reading/listening to this book? I now hear David Sedaris' voice in my head narrating my life in humorous anecdotal fashion. Urgh. Well, there could be worse things.

8. I just invented a drink. Coke, with lots of ice, and Dulce de Leche flavored coffee creamer. WHY I thought this would be a viable flavor combination I don't know, I blame it on putting the coffee creamers right next to the soda fountain at the Pastry Pub. Nevertheless... it's a super-sweet taste fiesta.

9. Go read something hilarious right here then acknowledge the blatant plagiarism in the next item. :)

10. Finally, and most importantly, the hottest guy I know just turned 29. The lousy part about it was that he had to not only work a graveyard shift the night before his birthday, but then had to go right back in later that same day, which is as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame, maybe from stepping on a land mine or something. But we still had a little celebration. I woke up very very early and made sure that he came home from work to a clean house, a nice breakfast, and a big kiss. I do love my Blair so very much. And since this year is officially "The Year of Blair Einfeldt", I expect many wonderful and marvelous things for him. (state championship maybe?)