Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday Salon: T minus 7

 I'm coming to you fine folks in a slightly frozen state this morning.  I know you all don't want to hear about it, but we did have freeze warnings here in Florida last night!  Woo hee!  I wanted to wear jeans and a sweater, and I've gotten my wish.  

Of course now I'll be studying my WeatherBug app on an hourly basis, trying to figure out what the weather will be next Sunday at 5:30am, when I run the Disney Princess Half Marathon.  I'm prepared for all climates.  I just want it DONE.  I'm really looking forward to seeing my compatriots-in-pain, Dawn and Julie, and I'm also really looking forward to some treatments at the Ritz Carlton Spa that I've planned for the next day.  So just a head's up...you won't hear from me next Sunday.  I'll try to post pictures as soon as I'm physically able!  (And Dawn, I do remember that it was you that talked me into this!)

And it is now Lent, so starting this past Wednesday I am officially on the wagon.  No alcohol for 40 days.  As a result, we celebrated Valentine's on Fat Tuesday, eating chicken wings and drinking champagne.  Food of the Gods baby!     

Now, all of you tuned into "the latest thing", don't roll your eyes at the fact that I'm late to this game.  But first there was all the "Call Me Maybe" videos.  Then everybody was riding their horse Gangnam Style.  Now there is the Harlem Shake.  If you are ever having a bad day, just search Harlem Shake on Youtube, and find yourself a compilation of the best ones.  It is crazy and addictive.  I have Andre to thank for this latest obsession.

The kids had a three-day week this past week, so that always changes my routine.  I had been picking my way through the graphic novel by Chris Ware called "Jimmy Corrigan" (I still am, thanks to the extremely tiny words and my horrible eyes).  But I took the kids to Sea World for a few hours on Thursday, and when they told me I was not to accompany them on rides (OK fine) I found myself sitting and twiddling my thumbs so I pulled up my emergency reading...my Kindle app on my phone...and started reading Gillian Flynn's "Dark Places".  Now I am completely absorbed, and totally disturbed as only Flynn can do.  And I will finish the GN, as soon as I get a magnifying glass.  

On audio I listened to "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwalbe, and that was very touching, and I loved all the book talk.  I am now several discs into "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple, and it is HILARIOUS.  The audio narration is incredible and just a little bit insane, in a good way.  Did you know they are making a movie?

Today will be a Sunday like most Sundays...church, animal shelter, and maybe a little reading.  Maybe a little Harlem Shake watching.  Maybe a little Ruzzle playing.  Maybe some beef roast cooking and hot chocolate drinking.  Good stuff.  Hope you all have a good one! 

    

14 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

That will be so fun for you to hang out with Dawn and Julie! Can't wait to hear about it!

bermudaonion said...

I wondered if an epistolary novel could be done well on audio, and Where'd You Go, Bernadette proves that it can - wait until she sings!

You and Julie are going to rock the half marathon!

JoAnn said...

Bernadette is going to be a movie? Such a fun book- I may need to reread on audio. Good luck next Sunday!!

Darlene said...

I loved Bernadette. I listened to it a while back and it was flippin hilarious. Hope you do well in the marathon!

Vasilly said...

I keep hearing about the Bernadette book and maybe it's time I jump on board and read it. I hope you enjoy your week.

Amy Meyer said...

Good luck with the marathon and enjoy the treatments at the Ritz, that's somthing to look forward to!

Where'd You Go, Bernadette should make a great movie. I hope they do a good job with it.

I'm glad you got your champion in before Lent...will it also break your fast after 40 days?!

Julie P. said...

Less than a week!!!!! And you gave up alcohol for Lent???? I'm already tasting the margarita on Sunday after the race!

Jackie Bailey said...

I didn't know they are making a Bernadette movie - great news! I listened to a BBC radio drama version (hence no review on my blog) but I found it really funny too. I know you'll love the end. Enjoy!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm always up for an Internet Moment. Off to check out the Harlem Shake.

Carrie K. said...

Good luck with your run next week - can't wait to hear how it goes!

Beth F said...

I know you'll have a great time on Sunday -- enjoy running and visiting Dawn and Julie.

Ti said...

Good luck next Sunday. I can't wait to see the pics.

I am not sure I get the Harlem Shake craze. I have seen several that my son shared and I am like "meh" over them.

caite said...

awww Lent...
I try to do some positive things yes but I still like to 'give up' something.
I used to give up all beverages but water for Lent.
But some people begged me to keep tea as well because with caffeine I was...how shall we say this...difficult.

so tea and water.

Kathleen said...

You are so right about the Harlem Shake videos...they are positively addictive and definitely good for a smile.