Good morning, Blogosphere! For some reason, I absolutely cannot sleep this morning (even though I’m tired?). So, I’m up earlier than usual, jamming out to the “Sunshine Indie Pop” station on Songza, and thinking about all of the things I love this week. Here are just five of them.
One | Let’s just take a minute appreciate all of the gorgeous fresh produce available this time of year. My favorite? Strawberries. They seduce me from across the supermarket with that smell. So far, the best price and quality I’ve found has been at Sam’s Club of all places. Two pounds of glorious strawberries for under $4? You’re coming with me.
Two | Last night, I finally watched American Hustle during movie/takeout night with my mom. First of all, I love all four of the leading actors. Second of all, the movie was nothing at all like I expected. Third of all, it was fantastic. I can definitely understand why some people weren’t crazy about it, but I was. This ran more along the lines of Oceans Eleven than Goodfellas — no spoilers, I promise!
Three | I’ve written before about my love for podcasts, but this week I discovered the perfect program to marry my love for internet talk shows and food: The Splendid Table. I know, I’m a little bit late to the NPR train, but better late than never, right? I love the mixture of food science, question-and-answer, and general food love. This is definitely going to be a regular show for me!
Four | This morning, I’m taking some time for handwritten notes. I don’t know about you, but I love getting letters in the mail. Early this week, I got letters and packages from my friends Michelle and Maci, so I’m going to pop notes in the mail to them today.
Five | Part of the reason I’m up so early? Man, am I sore. I began running outside for the first time yesterday. I thought I had strong hamstrings, but nope, I was totally wrong. I’m using Map My Run to track my progress, and I’m thinking of trying a beginner running program like Couch to 5K as well. Have any beginning runners had luck with that? Let me know in the comments!
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