weekend recap
15 December 2009, 11:34 am
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  • on friday, went to surfas in search of valrhona white chocolate (success!). also scoped out the global knives we put on our christmas wishlist… drool.
  • holiday party at george’s music industry prof’s house. easily the biggest house i’ve ever been in- insanely huge and lavish, to the point of ridiculous. but what a nice, humble guy. he owns the motor chair from xmen and has a secret comic book annex. enough said.
  • on saturday, I woke up to pouring rain… dragged myself out of bed and ran the christmas 5k w/ rosalie. not a good run by any stretch, but still fun.
  • came home and got warm, decided that staying home by the cozy tree was the way to go.
  • decided to go for the canon 20d that natalie is dropping. considering a) I can’t afford the camera I really want, and probably won’t be able to for some time, and b) what I could afford now would be a lesser model than the 20d [although new], I think this will be the perfect starter DSLR to start to teach myself more. merry christmas to me!
  • new moop bag (birthday gift!) was delivered. woot!
  • more knitting, christmas shopping, and wrapping gifts, then we made latkes and watched it’s a wonderful life. LOVE that movie.
  • sunday, late morning yoga class, followed by a brief stop at the farmers market. what an excellent sunday combination.
  • housewarming party in long beach. got lost at the docks and found myself among a ton of shipping freights as the sun was setting, it was pretty surreal…
  • grocery store on the way home for gingerbread house ingredients.
  • usual sunday night blues about the beginning of the week. is it vacation time yet?
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110809: run stacey run
12 November 2009, 10:16 am
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I absolutely have a love/hate relationship with running. I’m not a natural, I’m not fast, and I’m okay with that. So, I have never been a “runner,” but post-college I have had a few cycles where I slowly, slowly build up my endurance enough to begin to enjoy the act of running (to typically lose it a few months later). Something brings me back. This time, with some encouragement from friends, and an inspiration to run for a close-to-home cause, was just the blend that I needed to get out there. The runners high afterward was amazing… almost enough to make me crave more.

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the light in this photo makes me want to take many more photos at 7:30 am.

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the starting line

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george caught me at mile 3, almost done…

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seriously happy to be finished. look at that ponytail.



weekend recap
9 November 2009, 12:14 pm
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friday:

  • trader joes run after work. low key night hanging out/cooking with george. per usual, I was exhausted from the week and fell asleep super early. :) definitely becoming a friday tradition…

saturday:

  • woke up early, early enough to catch the end of college gameday (hooray kirk)! during that I finally finished seaming the bolero, sewed in all the ends, and also fixed a hole in the ugly socks I made awhile ago, so I can finally call those finished. washed and blocked them both. ready for a new project…
  • george made a yummy spicy potato latke-egg-salsa breakfast with our leftovers from friday’s dinner.
  • watched the penn state-ohio state game with ohio state fan nathan. overall depressing and boring, ugh. and oregon lost too! well, at least notre dame lost…
  • after that, jackie and I went to check out the ymca in hollywood. I really liked it actually, aside from all the basics they have a pool (with adult swim lessons), racquetball, and a good number of yoga classes, and she definitely liked it for the childcare. considering I am working in santa monica, and moving there is definitely a possibility, I’m trying to figure out if it is easy to transfer, etc. it’s hard to rationalize joining a gym when it is possible to exercise outdoors all year, but I definitely miss being able to just go zone out on the elliptical with a magazine/tv.
  • then we went to the beverly center to cash in on victoria’s secret november biofit bra discount (thanks angel card!). I ended up splurging on a bare escentuals ‘kit’ at sephora after realizing one foundation was as 1/2 as much as a kit. tsk tsk tsk.
  • got home and the boys had decided to order pizza (after no pressuring from us, of course).

sunday:

  • up early for the race for research- my first 5k! i was very pleased with my results- I certainly didn’t set any records but I met my goal of running the whole thing. yay! realized my nike+ is not calibrated correctly, finishing my 5k at 4.3k? so I guess that means I’ve been running farther than I thought. look forward to keeping it up.
  • brunch nearby at bistro du soleil in playa vista. very yummy rancheros, and delicious coffee.
  • quick stop at the good beer store in marina del rey before heading back home so george could watch the pats (while I napped happily).
  • I realized I picked up the wrong size bra, and decided to go exchange it… only to get to the mall and realize that I didn’t have my license (which apparently VS needs for an exchange- even after raising hell w/ the manager). arg. I had also been wanting to go jeans shopping, so I did that instead. in the midst of doing that, I found a pair of dark grey ankle boots that I loved at ann taylor- and decided to splurge, knowing I could return them (seriously, wtf is wrong with me!?). went home and got my license (+george) and went back to have dinner and exchange. on a whim we walked into aldo and I saw ANOTHER pair of ankle boots that was 1/2 the price and I decided I liked even more- and is easier to walk in! so excited to get a pair of boots that I can actually wear w/ skirts and pants- my ‘muscular’ calves aren’t very conducive to many tall boots :)
  • longest day ever. went to bed at NINE! looking forward to a four day week- seattle here we come!