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Currently… What’s New

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Loving… NetGalley. Thank you to everyone who recommended it. I’m on my second book now and it’s an amazing service. I’ve read a book I never would have found otherwise and am reading one that I wanted to read already.

Feeling… Thankful to my family members who have already sent baby items to my house. I don’t know where I’m going to put them yet, but I am so excited.

Enjoying… I had Trader Joe’s vegan tikka masala for dinner last night and it is yummy. It’s just a little spicy and the flavors are just right. Mind you, I’ve never had regular tikka masala, so I think I would enjoy that even more. I had tempeh BLT leftovers the previous couple nights. Sometimes when I come home from work, my pregnant belly wants some food that is different but I don’t have to cook.

Watching… Fringe. I have been meaning to watch this show for years, and I was in the mood for sci-fi. I tried watching X-Files, but I wasn’t feeling a ’90’s era show. This one is more updated and it’s fantastic so far. I’m up to near the end of season two. I recommend if you like sci-fi stuff; it’s also produced by the creator of Lost and the same musician does the music, so it’s reminiscent in many ways of Lost. Trade a polar bear for a giant mutant porcupine and you’ve got something close.

Appreciating… Warmer weather. It’s been raining a lot, but I can finally go outside without being cold and miserable. I had so many headaches in the first trimester that the freezing cold was not helping. I love this time when it’s 60’s and 70’s outside.

Excited about… Chipotle on Friday, and the fact that it’s business casual day so I don’t have to walk around the mall in my uniform when I go buy my Chipotle. I appreciate when people say ‘thank you for your service,’ but I’m really there for my burrito bowl with guacamole.

Planning… For a three day weekend. I work 9.5 hour days (at least until my temp job on base is up soon), so we have a three day weekend every other weekend. Long days but I guess the weekends are nice. I will certainly try to enjoy this one. Hopefully I can get outside and enjoy some good food.

Linking… This news about the tons of frozen veggies recalled that everyone should check out. I think I have one Trader Joe’s item that I need to check on there, but I should be good otherwise.

Wishing… It were Friday already. I plan to bribe my cats with extra food so they let me sleep in on the weekend.

I’m linking up with Kristen today for What’s New With You?

What's New With You



I’m still beach-bound in Mississippi and away from home for training, counting down the days till I get back!

The beach is nice to look at, but I actually miss the cold weather in Delaware. Flip flops in December is not normal. I miss boot weather and snuggling in blankets.


I’ve ran three times this week, and probably will take at least tomorrow off. I have a battle sometimes when I run, because my ovaries seem to take issue with it, and sometimes I will feel a little sick the rest of the day, like they are agitated. Probably something I will ask about whenever I have a doctor visit next time. The obvious answer is don’t run, duh.

I like to try to beat the clock, even if I regret it, later. I tell myself to run/walk, but I always want to make my run hit a certain time.

Maybe this winter, once I get back home, I will get back into the gym, since it is usually snowy/cold out in January and February. I could possibly get back into the elliptical, since that’s lower impact. Or do my miles on the treadmill.

Also, what you can’t see in this picture is that on the exact opposite side of the beach is a busy road. One side was a nice beach view during my run, and the other side had cars driving by.

It was a decent run, but the people liked to honk a lot, and only in Mississippi would I be the only one running on a sidewalk that runs along a beach!!


I’m on the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series. The last book was really good, even though it dragged in a couple parts; it picked back up, later. I’m into the characters, now, and there are a few new ones in this book that I like.

I know a lot of people have read this series. Are there going to be more? I don’t see how in the world she would wrap this up in one book.


I watched The Imitation Game, last night. What an incredible movie! I’m a little behind in watching it. If you haven’t seen it, yet, I definitely recommend it! It was fascinating, and also a little heartbreaking.

I didn’t know the story going into it, but it is basically about Alan Turing and breaking the German Enigma code in World War II. I enjoyed both Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, and the ending was quite shocking to me. How our judicial system could be so heartless is terrifying.


If you want to see Benedict Cumberbatch being silly, you should hear him saying ‘penguins.’ It cracks me up every time!!


Currently, in the North Land

Are you guys experiencing this snow beast? This was our view on the way to the gym this morning. It came down hard last night. I hate driving in it! My little Scion IQ is a ninja, though; she be but tiny but fierce. On the bright side, we had a great workout this morning!

Wearing: These slippers from Target. Very cozy for the nice 12 degree weather we are having.

Reading: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien; we went to see movie #2 and it gave me the craving to read it. I haven’t read it since high school. So far, the movies have been a lot more accurate than I expected (besides Legolas prancing around).

Eating: Not much. We ate all the things in the house. We are going grocery shopping tomorrow, because we are all out of delicious foods. Tonight for a snack, I made my own frosted flakes; we had some corn flakes leftover from a recipe, and I sprinkled sugar on top. Reminds me of when I used to go to my grama’s house when I was a kid, and she never had Lucky Charms or anything; it was always plain Rice Krispies you had to sprinkle your own sugar on top of. I’m not complaining; they’re still yummy.

Watching: We watched Blackfish on Netflix; it’s an awesome documentary. If you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend it. We went to Seaworld for the first time last year, and this gives me a totally different perspective on it. Although Greg didn’t seem to agree with a lot of it, but he’s just the argumentative type.

Working On: Running – I ran a couple (few? can’t remember) days this week, and my calves are killing me! They only hurt when I do sprints, but I know a varied run is better for you than a same-pace run, so I try to involve some change towards the end.

Loving: This crazy, so-ugly-it’s-cute running shoe. My Nike Free’s lasted me for a while, but I had to give them up after I started getting pain in the balls of my feet. I switched to a shoe with more cushion, and now I don’t have that problem. I also heard that alternating between two running shoes could be good for your feet.


Currently, Friday

Is it weird that I just started typing in my address bar instead of Wow, talk about a flashback. I used to be a livejournal addict. It’s just been one of those days.

Dolman Top: Old Navy // Jeans: Forever 21 (similar) // Desert Boots: Clarks // Dinosaur Necklace: Forever 21 (similar – clearance!) // Octopus Ring: Modcloth

Wearing: Love these desert boots I got for my birthday, and I wear this octopus ring from Modcloth sometimes, with bonus cat scratches. Also, I don’t paint my fingernails, because I am in the Air National Guard, and I am too lazy to take it off before drill weekends.

Reading: I finished Gone by Michael Grant, and it was awesome; I recommend it! I’ve just started Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer; it’s about his trip up Mt Everest, which ended disastrously. I can’t even imagine climbing to the height that planes normally cruise.

Eating: We went to Red Robin today, my favorite restaurant! I always mean to take a picture of my food, but it’s sooo good I eat it before I remember, every time. Also, I was planning to save half to take with me to work for dinner. Yep, that didn’t work. Whiskey River BBQ chicken wrap is just too delicious.

Watching: Battlestar Galactica. I’m on the final season on Netflix. Also, Doctor who returns on Saturday!!!! Did you see the Google homepage today; yay for Doctor Who love. I would love to see the new Hunger Games, but G and I are cheap, and we have a free movie ticket which we can only use to see movies which have been out a couple weeks. Thor or Bad Grandpa?? I’m leaning towards Bad Grandpa.

Working On: Training my cat to NOT wake me up every morning to feed her. This morning, she woke me up by crouching in front of me and touching her nose to mine while staring at me. Sounds sweet and a little creepy, right? Yep, not what I want after only 5-6 hours of sleep. Let me get my 8 in, please.

Listening To: I’m linking up with Whitney at I Wore Yoga Pants to Work today for #backthatazzup Friday. I’m addicted to about half of Katy Perry’s new CD, AKA the half I can dance to. I’m loving a lot of the tracks so far, but this is one of my favorites! The beat is amazing and I love the background ethereal noises.


Currently, Friday

Hair: Lion mane style!!! Wore it down to work today – mission accomplished.

Reading: Gone by Michael Grant. Really good so far!! Although Greg has repeatedly stated he hates the cover and would like to punch it. I can see his point. That kid definitely looks Bieber-y.

Eating: Chocolate Peppermint Stick Luna bar. If you ever have a craving for Girl Scout thin mints, but there are no minions in sight, try this! I LOVE thin mints, so I stick these in the fridge, and they taste just like them.

Drinking: Pibb Xtra with my Chipotle today for lunch. The combination is magical.

Watching: Battlestar Galactica. I’m almost finished with season is epic.

Wearing: A Hogwarts American Apparel shirt – yes it exists. And it’s the softest thing ever. This is in combination with space pj shorts – it’s 1 AM, and I just got off work.

Wishing: That Anthropologie had real sales, not this fallacy they call a sale. As I lamented to Greg last time we were at the Anthropologie with FOUR FLOORS in Philadelphia, $40 for a t-shirt is not a sale. Even if that t-shirt is really, really cute.

Listening to: Sweeney Todd. Did you know that the inside of my car becomes a Broadway stage when I play Sweeney Todd? Also I can sing all the parts, so if you’re in my car when this happens, don’t worry, you can just provide the special effects and dramatic dancing.

Working On: Christmas gifts. By that I mean, I’m thinking, “What does everyone want?? I have no idea! I love cheese sticks and the classic 1996 movie Space Jam – that’s what I’ll get everyone!”

Loving: That my cat just jumped into my lap to cuddle me. Then he started eating my hair.

Idea for this post came from The Marvelous Flight of Cara.