(FYI, for those of you looking for a treadmill that wont break the bank, I highly recommend the Pro Form 590 T. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of a $1000 treadmill, but is sturdy and reliable which is all I care about.)
(Its probably going to break now that I wrote that.)
The one disadvantage to working out at home is that I don't have cable in the room with treadmill. At the gym, I found that I would become very engaged in an episode of Top Chef or House Hunters, and would run a lot longer to finish the episode. To solve this problem, I hooked up a DVD player and am instead re-watching all seasons of Gilmore Girls.
I think that psychologists should study the moment in a person's life when they start identifying with Lorelai and not Rory. It is truly a surreal moment. Additionally, it makes me feel old.
Some thoughts on my new perspective: I don't find Luke very attractive. Yes, he's a nice guy but Christopher is way better looking. Also, I am finding Dean extremely annoying. I mean, I guess he's the kind of guy you would want dating your daughter but he is such a goody-goody and his hair is awful. Also, one of my new favorite scenes is when Lorelei verbally scares the shit out of Madeline and Louis when they run off with those boys during the Bangles concert. Priceless.
Lowlights of the Week: Justin Timberlake's new single, "Suit and Tie". What was he thinking? It is so boring and monotone I didn't even buy it. I can't believe he released that as his first single.
Another lowlight was Gonzaga's last second loss to Butler on Saturday night. What a heartbreaker! I am still upset about it.
Yet another lowlight of the week was that Kadira got hurt at doggie daycare. This situation screams less "accident" and more "not being taken care of". Accordingly, we will not be taking her back there, but we are unsure what we are going to do with her now during the workdays.
Highlight of the Week: Babysitting my friends' three month old while they went on a date night. Dan and I practiced what it was like to be parents. I told Dan if our children don't turn out as cute as Leo I will be very disappointed. He told me to not get my hopes up, as Leo really is the world's cutest baby.
PSA: I am not trying to have a baby. Also, Secret New Years Resolution #10 is not to get pregnant (lots of people have asked me that, that's what I get for being vague).
Currently Reading: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. My friend wanted me to read it and loaned me a copy so I put Lincoln on hold for moment.
Photos of the Week:
Monday morning it snowed in Dallas, which was really surreal. Nobody predicted it and it came down hard and fast, disappearing in just enough time to cause havoc on everybody's morning commutes. I am not complaining though, I miss snow so much.
Speaking of snow, check out this beautiful picture my Mom sent me of her backyard. This is why I miss Idaho. *le sigh*
I go to Starbucks, pretty much everyday. I just need an afternoon cappuccino to pick me up. I go so often the baristas know my name and order.
We spent Saturday afternoon hanging out with our friends at the new Klyde Warren Park. Its named after someone's kid which I think would totally suck. Luckily for the kid, the park is really cool so he doesn't have to hang his head in shame at school. Wouldn't it be horrible to have a park named after you that was totally lame? #richkidproblems.
As I previously said, Gonzaga played a big game against Butler on Saturday that was very sad and disappointing. What was not sad and disappointing was introducing little Leo to his first Gonzaga basketball game. He loved it and didn't even fall asleep.
Pre-game happiness before post-game depression.
Looking Forward to Next Week: Watching Obama get sworn into his second term and hearing his speech. I still remember ditching class and watching him get sworn in for the first time. Can't believe its been four years.