Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer Adventures Part I

I write this sitting in the living room of RSlo's parents home in French Lick, Indiana (it's a small town whose claim to fame is being the home of Larry Bird- the Celtics player).  We got in this afternoon after our fun filled time in NYC.  We met up in NYC, me coming from Boston where I had a fantastic time with my good friend from grad school Lauren.  We ate good food, watched Inception, (phenomenal movie if you haven't seen it) and just caught up on our lives post grad school.  We hadn't seen each other in two years so we had a lot of catching up to do.  From there I hopped on the Greyhound bus down to NYC (which took me back to my college days, since this was always my mode of transportation when going home) and experienced quintessential NYC summer: hot, humid, and increasingly disgusting the moment you stepped into a subway station.  RSlo and I went to a Yankee game on Friday night and got caught in a huge rainstorm in the middle of the 5th inning.  We were convinced the game would be rained out but by the time we got back to our apartment the game had restarted. The Yankees ended up winning 7-1.  At least the rain cooled off the heat. 

Saturday we headed to Long Island for an enagagement party for two of my good friends Karen and Josh. RSlo was a champ about the whole thing not knowing anyone except the couple who was getting married, but managed to befriend the fiance of the maid of honor and chatted with him the entire afternoon.  It was nice to see college friends and catch up although once again it was SUPER humid and hot.  Sadly I forgot to take pictures at the party especially since I had on a really cute dress and managed to do my hair really nice and makeup was done right.  I always like to capture those moments. 

The rest of our time was spent dodging the rain that came on Sunday and catching up with friends and my family.  We spent Sunday  evening having dinner with my mom and walking around the city.  I swear I notice that I am turning into my mom more and more with her quirks, facial expressions, and sarcasm.  The trip was super quick and we found ourselves leaving this morning for Indiana.  We're here in Indiana  until Friday.  I love spending time here because I really do get to relax and unwind.  I sleep a lot, read books and eat really well.  We're going to see some of RSlo's friends and go back to our alma mater and visit our mentors that are still there.  Before RSlo I didn't think I would visit Indiana at all after graduating and now I find myself coming back yearly and loving it. 

Next post I promise to include this pictures I have taken thus far.  I will try to be dilligent and post as often as possible. 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Versatile Blogger Award

I was bestowed this honor by the fabulous KingsMomma and now my task is to give 7 random facts about myself and then tag others.  Here goes:
  1. I don't like plain chocolate, if I eat chocolate it has to have something in it (i.e. nuts, fruit, etc)
  2. I LOVE Cheesy poofs, I can eat a whole bag in one sitting.  My favorite are the Trader Joes brand because they are reduced fat so I've told myself that it's a healthy snack.  
  3. I envy those full time bloggers who get free amazing fashion sent to them and they take ridiculous pictures of themselves walking in fields with expensive clothing on.  
  4. I've become a significantly better cook since I've been with my boyfriend. It's probably because I hate cooking for one.  
  5. The most cranky I get is when I haven't eaten in a long time. It's not pretty and it's one of the first things I tell people I travel with.  
  6. When I was younger I swam competitively and went to the Junior Olympics.  I was a backstroker.   
  7. I have a finicky stomach but it never hinders me from eating whatever I want.  I just sometimes suffer with a bad tummy ache after.  

Monday, July 12, 2010


I am like a kid waiting for Santa to bring presents...I am quite excited for my travel adventure to begin!

For the last couple of weeks lazy isn't even the word to explain me.  I get up late, watch a lot of television, only shower when absolutely necessary (i.e. when I am leaving my apartment for more than a couple of hours).  I've been reading books, spending time with my friends and just enjoying myself.  I feel the way I used to when I had summer vacation in grade school: no obligations, responsibilities, just enjoying the summer.

This Saturday I am leaving for Boston and spending 4 days there visiting friends, then it's off to NYC and then  Indiana and finally the exciting road trip begins.  Today RSlo and I spent a couple of hours on Skype (such an amazing thing technology is) finalizing our road trip plans.  We booked hotels, looked at maps, made arrangements with friends, and now are pretty much set on this trip.  I'm really excited as I have never done anything like this before.  It is also pretty nice that most of the places that we are visiting will be new places for both RSlo and I.  I will try and blog about the places we visit and all the funs things we experience.

The other thing I will continue to keep you posted on is my running.  I am in Week 3 of my training schedule.  It took me a while to get motivated to start running,  and now I am in more of a routine.  I was pretty proud of my myself that I started day one with a 5 mile run and successfully completed it! Don't get me wrong I had some trouble walking for the next couple of days because I was sore, but the more I ran the less sore I was.  I am also really fortunate to have a few friends to run with that keep my runs interesting.  All in all I feel positive and motivated and dare I even say excited about this race.