Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Five Things.

This past weekend was pretty amazing. The weather was fantastic, and I got to spend some quality time with Erich, which was really nice. Here are some bits and pieces that were top notch.

01. Flavored Water
Elisabeth, over at The Happy Yoga Mom posted a photo on Instagram earlier in the week, showcasing some delicious cucumber water. I decided to make some portable flavored ones - lemon and cucumber. Definitely a refreshing treat, especially after a run!

02. The Beatles
For those who know me well, they know I love The Beatles. I wrote my undergrad senior thesis on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, I have a yellow submarine tattooed on me, and my cat, Penny, is named after Penny Lane (and Penny from LOST). If that's not love, then I don't know what is. Over the last fifteen years, I have frequented many thrift stores. The records are always one of the first places I check. Never was there a Beatles find. Until Saturday. Erich and I ventured to Saver's, because we were curious as to what they would have. I found Rubber Soul and Revolver, which are two of my top five Beatles albums (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road, and The Beatles are the other three). Now, I was expecting there to be a steep price tag on these babies, as they were in decent condition - only the jackets had some wear. When the girl rang me up, my total was $4.23. In the words of Ice Cube, "it was a good day."

03. Summerish Attire
With the warm weather upon us, I was thrilled to wear sandals and a tank top, without being chilly. I painted my nails in an array of Essie colors (peach daiquiri, action, mesmerized, and navigate her, all on top of a coat of marshmallow - I wanted the colors to pop) while Erich was in class. I dug out my summer clothes, donned my Chandler the Robot necklace, and broke in my new K. Jacques Triton Sandals.

04. More Water
I am the worst when it comes to drinking enough water. Give me iced soy lattes and I can down those in no time. Water, not so much. I snagged some Borba packets from Walgreens a year or so ago, and picked some up on my last visit. They come in a variety of flavors, and have zero calories. I try not to drink sucralose, but every once in awhile, I'll have some.

05. Transatlanticism
Ahhh, Death Cab For Cutie. I loved them a great deal back in the early 2000s. Transatlanticism is my favorite album by the band. I can listen to the album from start to finish, and not have the urge to change it. This album reminds me of traveling with friends, seeing various bands and frequenting some choice diners. It also reminds me of The O.C. - that Seth Cohen had my nerdy little heart for sure. Adam Brody will never be able to top that role, as cheesy as that sounds. 

I'm looking forward to another fantastic week. Only twelve days until I run my first 5K, and I am definitely nervous. I need to get some harder training in before the big day. I'm confident I will do well, though!


  1. Yes, the weather is lovely, isn't it?

    Congrats on the great Beatles score. Their appeal is endless. And good luck with the run.

    1. I love when it finally warms up. I can't wait until classes are done, so I can relax!

      Thanks, on all three accounts. :)

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    1. Thanks, she makes a ton of different types. Send the Lawyer the link!

  3. That DCFC album defined a whole time frame in my life!! And that is so smart to put that in the smart water!! Will remember that! Thanks for linking up!