Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I eternally love the fall season and, as a child, simply adored Halloween. I would start the costume brainstorm in June and would always change my concept at the last minute. Sure, costumes were fun, but I was really in it for the candy. And Charlie Brown and The Great Pumpkin. And pumpkin seeds. Unfortunately, with each passing day, those imaginative childhood days become farther and farther away. Somehow, I've become lukewarm about Halloween these past years. I cannot tell you the last time I dressed up for it! My husband isn't the biggest fan of the holiday, so I blame him! That and all my traumatic haunted house experiences. In all fairness, candy isn't a central driving force in my life anymore. Shocking, I know. And it is probably the very reason this holiday seems to pass me by each year.

In case you're wondering, the best time to get a parking spot at any college is Halloween night. As mentioned here, I am currently enrolled and completely loving my pilates/yoga/ballet fusion class. I'm taking it just for fun -- and it is! Despite my lack of overt Halloween cheer, there's one thing that must be done on Halloween. Thriller. And so we did. For those of you who need a refresher, see here. I'm still working on it. And plan to dance along with 13 Going on 30 soon. No matter what you're doing -- going out, staying in, dressing up, breaking up, or making up, be safe! And eat chocolate. Pumpkin seeds. Or both!

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I Am Kevin Durant

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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You guys. I don't know how it happened, but it did. And I'm not sure how I feel about it. Let me break it down. 

This Fall, my husband participated in his first ever NFL Fantasy Football League. It has been quite the experience and actually proved to be stressful for a few games. Who knew? Those boys -- hate to lose. As shared here, I have discovered myself to be quite the sports enthusiast. And now, somehow, we're both signed up for his brother's NBA Fantasy Basketball League. I'm equal parts excited and embarrassed. Being the only girl in their league, I am, alas, in a league of my own. Draft is tonight and I don't know what I'm doing. I'm all sorts of confused. But that is to be expected. When we play H-O-R-S-E, I think I am Kevin Durant. At least that's what I shout when I show up on the court. And we all know that isn't true. But I'm sure I could beat you at "Around the World." Or at least a twelve year-old. Wish me luck. I'll need it.

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It Feels Like

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Snippets from Seattle

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Birthday weekend. Pike's Place Market. Walking. Sorbetti. Walking. Whole Foods. Purple Cafe & Wine Bar. Walking. Movie. Gum Wall. Mineral hunting. Space Needle. Experience Music Project. Rachel the Pig. Walking. No rain. Did I mention walking? I love it. Nothing makes me feel more alive than exploring a city by foot.  Thanks to J for a special weekend!  I am a year older, but one step closer to greatness! Or that's what I've convinced myself. Here are a few pictures from our adventures!

What do you like to do in "The Emerald City?"

Greetings From...

Saturday, October 6, 2012

A birthday weekend!