What I'm Loving

The song "Houdini" by Foster the People

The "Pumped Up Kicks" song is ultra-overplayed, and...not very good.  So I wrote this band off.  But this song is impossible not to dance to.  Adding it to my running playlist, and hitting repeat.

WATCH or die.

Coming home from work and finding a delicious, plant based, healthy meal prepared by the Gentleman.

Soba noodles, edamame/corn salad, black beans, sauteed zucchini with onions

Close it up now

And the homemade no-machine bread keeps on coming...

He even does step one of packing my lunch for the next day.  Classic fruits. 

I can't get too used to this....his tax busy season starts soon, so we will both be getting home too late to cook a proper meal.

"The Artist" the movie

I've been a huge-ish fan of the lead actor, Jean Dujardin, for 3-4 years now, ever since a friend introduced me to his O.S.S. films (French spoof "James Bond" films, in the style of the Naked Gun or Hot Shots, but better).

This movie came out and knocked me off my socks (I think this may be an incorrect combination of two phrases.  Oh, well).  I really hope he wins the Oscar, and that the movie wins too!

One of my favorite scenes

Another unforgettable scene

"Easy for You" Stetson commercial

I used to sing this as a bedtime song to one of my sisters when I was like 8, to be funny.  And right I was.  That is funny.

This map of terms used for Soft Drinks. (Click for enlarged view)

I love this because I remember as a kid thinking my friend who moved to Napa from Utah was a weirdo for calling soda "pop".  She must have lived in that blue part of Utah.

I am signed up for the Oakland Half Marathon, countdown 7 weeks. 

It starts at 9:00 a.m.  Right outside my front door.  So perfect for a lazy-butt like me who loves running but hates waking up early and hates driving.

This is the race last year that started it all for me -- by all, I mean my excitement about racing and blogging

Can't wait to do it again, even if my weak hip gets me a Personal Worst.

Speaking of my hip...Physical Therapy Appointment set for Next Week

Nothing to say about that's about time!

I've been running as usual, but my hip/butt area has never been the same since October/November of 2011.  After my December marathon, the pain migrated and primarily is where my thigh meets my butt.

My nail polish

Christmas Gift.  Pastels always make me happy.

The fact that now that I am 28, I spotted my first wrinkle.

It's on my forehead, and it literally sprouted the day I entered my "late twenties".  I guess I know now that I won't be one of those gorgeous people who has zero wrinkles when they are 60. 

But really, am I lovin this wrinkle? I dunno.  Kind of yes, it is such a strange tiny little shape.  I guess I crinkle my forehead in a strange way.

OK, it is admittedly hard to find.  It's on that forehead somewhere though.

If I start rocking bangs soon, you know why.  Bangs keep you young.  And are horrible for runners whose heads sweat once a day.

Coach Jay Johnson's Myrtl Routine for Hip Exercises.

I am forever indebted to SweatyKid for telling me to get on this, I love these moves.  They burn so good!! And I fully expect they will make my hip perfect and I will blame SweatyKid if I am not healed asap. 

This Image My Sister Posted on my Facebook Page

While I STRONGLY DISAGREE with Mufasa, and I love everything (ahem 82% of) Oakland, this picture did remind me that my 11-year-old obsession (there really is no term more accurate) with J.T.T. will forever hold a place in my heart.  Good thing he grew up to be handsome so that I don't have to be embarrassed in my 11 year old fantasy whereby I forced him to marry me.

Niiiiiice.  I got this Entertainment Weekly mag, and am planning to hang the pics of him on my wall

And last, I'm lovin that my littlest sister (a cute 19 years old) is officially my FIRST family member who has read this entire blog.  I think she will now be a stalker.  Say HI  to HAMMERS (a family nickname)!

Hi pretty Hammers!