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August update: Cto5K

August 14, 2012

I was thwarted a few times when starting this goal – I seem to injure myself every time I want to start running. Oddly enough, the injury is never concerning the actual running.

SO now that I seem to be healed and illness free, I’ve started the Couch to 5K program. I have no idea if I’ll be able to keep it up, but the first two walk/jogs went very well, and left me feeling great afterwards, and even into the next day. And while I feel like I should be able to actually do intervals on my own, having a nice lady in my ear telling when to walk and when to run seems to be the ticket to getting me moving.

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August update: not yet

August 14, 2012

I haven’t even been to karaoke at all for months. It just hasn’t lined up in the right way yet. I still have my fingers crossed.

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August update: 25 books

August 14, 2012

Not as far as I’d like, but two of those books were doozies that took me quite a long time. If I were really uptight about it, I’d do it by page count, but I’m really not that uptight.

In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination – Atwood, Margaret
Kafka on the Shore – Murakami, Haruki
Bicycle Diaries – Byrne, David
Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy, #2) РGrant, Mira
Olive Kitteridge – Strout, Elizabeth
Feed (Newsflesh, #1) РGrant, Mira
The Quality Improvement Handbook – Bauer, John E.
Sure of You – Maupin, Armistead
Ghosts of Albion: Accursed – Benson, Amber
Packing for Mars – Roach, Mary
Then We Came to the End – Ferris, Joshua
Unfamiliar Fishes – Vowell, Sarah
Significant Others – Maupin, Armistead
Babycakes – Maupin, Armistead
1Q84 – Murakami, Haruki
Fifth Avenue, 5:00 AM: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and The Dawn of the Modern Woman – Wasson, Sam
Welcome to Utopia: Notes from a Small Town – Valby, Karen
Further Tales of the City – Maupin, Armistead
More Tales of the City – Maupin, Armistead
Tales of the City – Maupin, Armistead
Huntress – Lo, Malinda
A Visit from the Goon Squad – Egan, Jennifer
The Year of Magical Thinking – Didion, Joan
Negotiating Your Salary: How to Make $1000 a Minute Revised – Chapman, Jack
Happy Accidents – Lynch, Jane

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Movie #11 of 2011: Eat Drink Man Woman

September 1, 2011

Viewed at home on DVD

I’ve been meaning to watch this for a long time, after seeing the lackluster Hispanic remake, Tortilla Soup. It’s charming and sad. The food prep, for once, did not leave me hungry.

(4 of 5 stars)

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Movie #10 of 2011: Babies

September 1, 2011

Viewed at home from the library

Oh Babies. An enjoyable way to spend a lazy afternoon. I have to admit that my favorite person in the movie was the Mongolian baby’s older brother. Sure, he was kind of a jerk, but the scene were he’s sitting in front of his lego creation, drinking out of a coffee mug and sighing? Even thinking about it now makes me giggle.

(4 of 5 stars)

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Movie #9 of 2011: Bridesmaids

July 18, 2011

Viewed at the Kabuki Sundance Theater*

This movie was sweet and funny and hit several nerves in my own personal storyline. That, plus the drinks, made me switch between laughing and crying the whole time.

  • This was a 21+ only show, and I could bring my wine in with me, making this my new favorite theater ever.

(4 of 5 stars)

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Movie #8 of 2011: Top Hat

June 20, 2011

Viewed at home on DVD

The Astaire/Rogers love continues! Super funny, fantastic dancing, incredible costumes.

(4 of 5 stars)

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