Friday Things

Wow, this week went by at lightning speed!  So busy, and yet SO relaxing.  The first week of school has gone great.

I thought I'd have all this free time with big brother in school for an extra 3 hours a day.  But, as a friend of mine just pointed out, I do all the same things - just a bit more peacefully.  I actually SAT DOWN to eat my lunch today with baby girl.  During the week, I never sit to eat.  I usually stand in the kitchen and eat while prepping and serving food to the punks.  I think I can almost see the stress leaving my body.  Our resident first grader is happy too, having so much to do all day and very little downtime - so far...  We haven't been hit with any homework yet, either, so everything is coming up roses.

And baby girl had a fantastic foray into preschool.  She was very proud of her school bag she made all by herself and marched right through the door after a hug and a high five.  I celebrated by going to Tarjay all ALONE (no toy aisle whining!) and sitting with a Salted Caramel Mocha at Starbucks, reading a new book,  and perusing the internets.  There were some gems this week:

  • First off, this week's Another Mother Runner Podcast was so funny and so inspiring.  They interviewed Lauren Fleshman and if you are any kind of runner, or any kind of PERSON who's looking for inspiration (aren't we all?) look no further.
  • The Oatmeal!  Most of you know where I'm going with this, because everyone read this awesome piece on why he loves to run and his description of 'The Blerch' - right???  If not go read it NOW. It's like everything Oatmeal: hilarious and true.  Well, Runner's World tracked Oatmeal/Matthew Inman down, as they should, and this interview is awesome.  Plus now I know he lives in Seattle so that I may stalk him!  He's running Seattle Marathon Sunday, too!
  • Oiselle is going to NYC Fashion Week!  I can't wait to experience the FOMO of all that goes on next week on and off the runway.
  • It seems that ALL great YA books are movies waiting to happen these days: The Fault in Our Stars, The Book Thief, sadly The City of Bones did not fare so well. But I'm super pumped to see Divergent.  This Buzzfeed article articulates my excitement.  I think I loved the Hunger Games book more, but Divergent should make a fantastic film/I could watch Kate Winslet read the phone book.
  • And hey, how about books based on board games?  I vividly remember going to the theater to see Clue and it's still one of my most beloved movies ever.  This Buzzfeed was a bit of a long, but fun read if you are also a fan of "flames, on the sides of my face..."

Playlist time!  Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes came on my Pandora during my run today and, damn, I just love that song - it never gets old to me.  The lyrics are such sweet and quirky fun.  

"If I was just another dusty record on the shelf
Would you blow me off and play me like everybody else?
If I asked you to scratch my back, could you manage that?
Like yea fucked up, check it Travie, I can handle that
Furthermore, I apologize for any skipping tracks
It's just the last girl that played me left a couple cracks
I used to, used to, used to, used to, now I'm over that
'Cause holding grudges over love is ancient artifacts

If I could only find a note to make you understand
I'd sing it softly in your ear and grab you by the hand
Just keep it stuck inside your head, like your favorite tune
And know my heart's a stereo that only plays for you"

Happy weekend!

2013 Playlist
Mirrors  by Justin Timberlake
Wake Me Up by Avicii and Aloe Blacc
Hey Now by Martin Solveig
We Come Running by Youngblood Hawke
Take You Higher by Goodwill and Hook N Sling
Justice and Independence by John Mellencamp
Glowing by Nikki Williams
Easy  by Porter Robinson (and Matt Zo).
I Could be the One by Avicii featuring Nicky Romero
Pair of Dice by Tiesto
Ain't No Stoppin' by Ferry Corsten (featuring Ben Hague)
Come and Get It by Selena Gomez
Apollo by Hardwell featuring Amba Shepherd
This Head I Hold by Electric Guest
Castles in the Sky by Ian Van Dahl
Feel this Moment by Pitbull, featuring Christina Aguilera
Into Your Arms by the Lemonheads
Just Give me a Reason by Pink
I Love It by Icona Pop
Little Secrets Passion Pit
Sovereign Light Cafe by Keane, remixed by Afrojack
Clarity by Zedd
Years by Alesso
Something Good Can Work by Two Door Cinema Club
She Wolf by David Guetta, featuring Sia
Alive by Krewella
Illmerica by Wolfgang Garnter
Drowning by Armin van Buren
Give Me Your Hand by The Ready Set
Language by Porter Robinson
Cry for You by September
You Are My Diamond by Tiesto - featuring Kianna
Arguru - Deadmau5
We Are by Jus Jack & Oza, featuring Aeone


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