Friday, October 29, 2010

a love story

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Uptown Run

This morning I ran 5 miles (in 41 minutes!) and realized why I love races so much. Even early in the morning there is so much love and support from strangers, cheering everyone on as they run by. I had this great idea to start an organization that would train people who are unhappy with their lives for long-distance running. Seriously, it makes sense. A whole city is cheering you on as you race through the streets. What is more encouraging than that? Well, I thought it was a good idea.

Regardless of whether the idea pans out, it was a fantastic experience, I got my workout on, and Jeff met me at the end with flowers! It was wonderful to see him support me in the little things.

Saturday, October 23, 2010



Dear morning,

It makes sense that every day would start this way.

The clarity and peace brought to anxiety.

The wind is blowing a calm breeze through the cracked door.

George is chewing a filthy toy, while I drink pumpkin-vanilla coffee.

The soft buzz of football is in the other room.

I'm wrapped in a warm, cozy sweater.

Everything is still, and perfect.

You're perfect.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

"When you're younger, you want to be perfect, but later you learn that perfect isn't really that interesting." -Susan Sarandon

amen sista.

Monday, October 11, 2010


I need a distraction. Some fantastic news revealed itself last week, almost dream-like. Giddy with excitement, I began making plans. But it's not yet a done deal. It's in the process and completely out of my hands. Thank goodness. If it was in my hands I would probably be making a rash fool of myself to make it happen.
So I need a distraction to help time quickly pass.

Like that turquoise charm hanging from her bracelet.
Like that blue mat.
Like that ship chandelier.
Like yellow flowers in your hair.

Expect the unexpected. But be patient.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Nerd Alert

Things I love:
The Social Network (Facebook Movie)
The Social Network
The Social Network is a great movie about a defining aspect of today's culture. David Fincher did an incredible job directing this movie that could have easily disappointed. I was skeptical, immediately thinking that a movie about something so trite could only be dull. But all the elements came together: good script, good acting, good directing. It's worth seeing particularly for the generation that has grown up with Facebook.


Dear Glee,
I'm in love with you. Every time I watch an episode I get goosebumps. I giggle at the TV when no one else is around with no shame. The characters are endearing and the music is incredible and I don't care who makes fun of me for loving every moment of it.
Forever Yours,

The Sun Also Rises:
I read this book in high school and while it was great then, it is even better today. I'm a little sad it's taken me this long to rediscover it, but I'm glad it finally happened.

I would go on, but this post is getting nerdier by the minute. I promise I'm cool and don't just sit inside alone watching Glee and reading Hemingway.
Pinkie Promise.
I quit.
not cool.

Friday, October 1, 2010

from THE TWITSby Roald Dahl  tanjatheawesome:jeniopia:everyoneelseisupstairs:sparklerdims:colorsofthewind:kim-asterisk:(via lovewalk)
I am in love with this.
There's something so simple, enduring and true within the pages of children's books.