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Quick Hits Before Bed

Trying to get back into this writing thing after a few days off!

  • Had a lovely dinner with Katia, J and J’s British parents at one of my favorite restaurants. Now have enough leftovers to last me quite a while!
  • Also had lovely dinner out last night with the grad program. Fabulous mac & cheese to cap the meal (which you would NOT expect at a Peruvian place, but YUM!)
  • Read a fabulous piece in Forbes about Isabella Boylston, which led me to an article in Elle about what she eats (which was fascinating in itself). But that made me realize that my favorite ballet people are on Instagram, just like any other public people. So I did a lot of ballet following today and my feed is better for it.
  • And because of that, I also did Day One of the ab workout that Jenny at Southern Savers started yesterday (so I’m a day behind). I forgot how much sit ups hurt my tailbone and all the joints cracking as I did leg raises. But I’ve got to add strength in addition to cardio, so here’s a place to start.

Trying to go to bed earlier tonight because I’m already exhausted and it’s only Tuesday!

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A Few of My Favorite Things

Assume friends and family are already on the list. That way they don’t get offended, but I can still talk about food and celebrities.

  • Brandon Belt
  • giraffes
  • AT&T Park
  • hot pink
  • pizza
  • Matthew Perry
  • reading
  • London
  • The X-Files
  • Prince Harry
  • cheese
  • A League of Their Own
  • brunch
  • sleeping late
  • Adele
  • slot machines
  • my passport
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Why Write?

I’ve always been a documenter. I got my first diary as a birthday present when I was eight years old. It had Snoopy and Woodstock on the cover and a flimsy lock that opened with a key that I lost within the first ten minutes. Of course, a bobby pin and strong fingers had the same effect – thank goodness I didn’t have siblings! Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Today’s prompt is “Happiness Is” and my first thought was that I could finally finish this draft of a post about my visit to Neverland with my mom back in January. There’s a lot of ways I could answer that prompt (watching the sunset over the ocean, a really good hug, when the Giants win the World Series), but watching Matthew Morrison sing and dance his heart out from the front row is up there. Continue reading