I didn't mean to go three weeks without blogging. Honestly? Dan and I have been spending most of our weekends doing stuff around the house. Our current project is the bathroom, which we repainted last weekend and we put up new hardware this weekend. This experience calls for its own post, but we still have some work to do on it before the big reveal.
Highlights: Zags are back! After last year's disappointing season's end, Dan and I are approaching this season with hesitant optimism. But with a #13 ranking and some great games already under our belt, I think we will have another solid year.
The only problem is that Dan and I don't have the channel that plays a lot of the Zag's early season games, so we have had to go to bars and literally beg them to give us a television. This has not gone over well at most sports bars, since its still football season and we live in Texas. Thankfully, this one Buffalo Wild Wings near our house has been exceptionally cool about it and we have been there most Thursday and Saturday nights.
[Official first game photo]
Lowlight: Is anybody out there watching Scandal? I was a big fan of it last season, with the exception of one scene that I found particularly disturbing (hint, scene involving Huck's favorite family). This season I feel like the writers have completely abandoned the story for shocking and horrible scenes that are way too far. (hint, scene with Millie and the President's dad and scene that got Olivia's mother in the hospital). I am so disgusted I am seriously considering not watching anymore.
Anybody else? Am I being overdramatic? Beuller? Beuller?
Currently Reading: I just finished reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. You can read my full review HERE, but overall I thought it was a great book, albeit with a bit of a slow pace.
I am currently reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed and am loving it. I have had the worst year of reading books. I have started so many that I just couldn't finish. Its great reading something that I can't put down.
PSA: Dan's 100th day in the pool was on Saturday. To commemorate the day, he swam 10 laps and almost died of hypothermia since it was 38 degrees outside.
[Cloud formation at dawn.]
[Taking Kadira on a hike.]
My BFF Katherine and I have argued since our college years over who was better, Ellen or Oprah. Two weeks ago she got the chance to sit in Ellen's audience and I watched the whole show in slow motion to try and see her in the crowd. She got a bunch of great shots, but this one was the best.
I have been reading blogs forever, and I have entered way more blog giveaways then I can count and never won anything, ever. Then, last month, I won the best giveaway ever over at Hillary's blog A Gal and Her Dog - new Patagonia shoes up to $150 in value!!! I was in desperate need for some new running shoes so I picked these shoes, and they arrived last week. I have taken them on a couple runs with them and I love them! They will work great at the Turkey Trot this week- thanks Hillary (and Patagonia!)
[Toby rocking his hoodie.]