Friday Things

How cool is Twitter?  To wit:

Just by throwing the book info out there, I got a tweet from Peggy Orenstein (the author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter) today!  The collaboration between Oiselle and Every Mother Counts started with a tweet; you just never know.

On the subject matter in those tweets, I am not totally anti-princess.  I'm certainly not banning all things princess in her life and I think that 'all things in moderation' applies to many aspects of our lives, not just food!  We call my daughter 'princess' on occasion, she's seen Tangled and Tinkerbell, but has just not shown an interest - YET.  So yeah, we're all set for the Halloween festivities to commence 'round these parts..

She was a wee bit pissed off that she didn't have a Bumblebee suit, but I couldn't find one in her size and figured she'd be cool with her yellow sweater.  Because, in her world, everything that's yellow is BUMBLEBEE!  Yellow truck? MOMMY!  BUMBLEBEE!  Yellow Volkswagen?  BUMBLEBEE!  I figured wrong on the sweater.  At least you can't tell she's wailing and pouting behind that mask...

Tomorrow I'll be running my first 10K since last year and I vaguely remembered there was some mix up with the course and timing of that race.  My official time was 55:43, which would mean an 8:58 minute mile.  Pretty sure I wasn't running at that pace last year, I re-checked the online race results:

Hmmm, a 9:40 pace...  So that would mean the course was actually 9.3K.  Argh!  Soooo technically, I've never run a 10K, but that doesn't mean I'm not gonna do my best to get a PR anyway!  If I beat a 9:40 pace, can I call it a PR?  I'm thinking not, and I'll be gunning for at least a 55:42.   

Here's the latest song that I added to my playlist for tomorrow - happy weekend!

Sanctuary by Gareth Emery (featuring Lucy Saunders)

You Are My Diamond by Tiesto - featuring Kianna (10/19/12)
Numb by Usher (10/12/12)
We Are by Jus Jack & Oza, featuring Aeone (10/5/12)
Chorus by Erasure (9/28/12)
Cinema by Benny Benassi (9/21/12)
Take a Walk - Passion Pit (9/14/12)
Starry Eyed Surprise - Paul Oakenfold (9/7/12)
Space Invaders - Mark Norman (8/31/12)
Beautiful People - Chris Brown feat. Benny Benassi (8/23/12)
Ass Back Home - Gym Class Heroes (8/23/12)
The Veldt - Cover Pop tribute to Deadmau5 & Chris James (8/23/12)
Without You - David Guetta feat. Usher (8/23/12)
Good Time - Owl City feat. Carly Rae Jepsen (8/17/12)
Addiction - Medina (8/3/12)
We Run the Night - Havana Brown feat. Pitbull (7/27/12)
The Night Out - Martin Solveig (7/20/12)
Tell 'Em - Sleigh Bells (7/13/12)
Sun is Up - Two Times (7/06/12)
Steam Machine - Daft Punk (6/29/12)
Arguru - Deadmau5 (6/22/12)
Now or Never - Outasight (6/15/12)
Major Tom - Shiny Toy Guns Remix (6/08/12)
Young Blood - The Naked and Famous remixed by Tiesto (5/18/12)
Call me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen (4/6/12) 


  1. Good luck at your race!

    We have the opposite trend in our house. The boys were all dressed as ballerinas for three years.

    1. haha! that is awesome! I did ask my son if he wanted to be a princess instead, when he asked if his sister was going to be one - no dice :)

  2. Nice to see you in the flesh this morning! I fear the princess & tend to avoid Disney-ness due to my upbringing by women's libber mom. Although, I'm still a bit sore that I never got a Barbie growing up... :)

    1. ehh, I don't think you were missing out much on the barbie thing ;) your mom should read Peggy Orenstein's book!
      good to see you out there and congrats on such a speedy race :)

  3. I have 2 boys, so no princesses for me:) nice work today, so nice to meet you!

    1. thank you! right back at ya - even if you felt like you slogged it in, that's a great time, a GOAL time for me :) all about perspective!
      I for sure thought my girl was going to be a boy - I could just see myself as the mom of two boys. I'm slightly petrified of raising a girl...