Monday, September 8, 2014

Writing as the Pinwheel Spins ...

How long do you wait until listing your new position on LinkedIn? This question is mind boggling to me and I’d love to know your opinions. I started another freelance position and I don’t know how long I should wait until listing it on my LinkedIn.

As I write this blog, I can’t help but to think of my new career goals. Something someone told me yesterday was to not pile a lot onto my plate but do one thing at a time. I like that and I think I’ll follow it. Then today, my masseuse says “don’t be so hard on yourself.”

Also I’m watching old reruns of SATC on the episode where Carrie is deciding to go live in Paris with her boyfriend. What a hard decision. NOT. I’d take a life in France any day, so if anyone needs me to live in Paris with them, I’ll be there stat!

“I’ve always wanted to drink wine in the morning.” - Carrie Bradshaw

France, I love you. Italy, I adore you ….

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Saturdays are meant for some Sunshine!

“You dont have to be a bitch to be successful.” - DVF

What a lovely Saturday, it’s sunny out and it’s going to be in the 80s, I’m so happy that it’s STILL warm in September where I live.

Today’s list of events: Bellevue Farmers Market shoot, grocery shop, write my articles and get in a hot yoga session.

Tomorrow I’m running the Wonder Woman 10K, so exciting and I’m dressing up for it too!

Now, to decide what to wear today is going to be a tough decision. I mean what do you wear to a farmers market shoot?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jay & Bey & I

My bae took me for our anniversary to the Beyonce and Jay-Z concert - I was so happy about it too! It was a hot summers night in Seattle at Safeco Stadium which made it even more perfect of a night to go dance and sing along with my favorite couple - who I hope dont break up amongst the rumors!

Here are some photos of the fun evening we had, not a whole lot but you get the point right!

Now I have the concert bug and I want to go to more concerts. Next up, Katy Perry at the Tacoma Dome in September!

If you can't stand the heat then turn on the a/c

Our trip to the Midwest went awesome! We flew into DFW (Dallas Fort-Worth) and spent a few days in Dallas with my best friend from childhood and her kids seeing the town, eating a lot more food than we should have, shopped, ate more again and saw so many cool places that me and the hubby wanted to check out.

I’ve been to Texas a few times to see my bff and now she has two beautiful kids who are so adorable.

Check out my Flickr album here of my trip.

What was the weather like? Hot and humid in Dallas, but the pool was amazing and felt great when it was unbearable! I love Texas and would move there in a heartbeat, too bad my poor hubby can’t deal with the heat but that’s what fans, pool and air conditioning are for, right?!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Show Pony

It's been a long time - a long while since I have written and also ran. Do they correlate, I don't know, haha but they sure do hit each other in the same path.

So I've been told no running for the last seven weeks and its been nothing short of shitty. I miss running and getting stronger but I had a certain weird injury that stopped me from running so that I can heal.

All I can think of is oh gawd I have my first ever half marathon on October 26 - I need to have run, like yesterday.

Me freaking out ....

So ... on Wednesday I hear I find out if I'm cleared to run - lets all pray its a yay not a nay!
Thanks for reading ... I need to write more and show my talent ... I really do. No really, I have talent.
Also I don't know why I titled this post "Show Pony," I couldn't think of anything else. Random? Yes!

Monday, April 21, 2014

The little runner me has just burst outta her shell!

This morning I signed up for my very FIRST half marathon! I'm both excited & nervous for a few reasons but to name a few for you here they are, in a totally random order:

1. I've always admired runners and have wanted to run for hours on end, sorta like Forest Gump, and I promised myself that one day I'd be running for hours on end!

2. I like running because it gets my brain running like a hamster on its wheel. Once I get going, the world's problems always get solved in my head!

3. Although I've always wanted to run, I'm terrified because I don't know if I truly can run-walk-run 13.1 miles ... I really need tons of music on my iphone to keep me in the zone!

4. I don't know what a cool runner is or looks like, so I'm hoping that I'll figure this out soon. *side note: does this involve having cool running clothes?*

5. I hope to learn the "runner language" ya know what I mean? "on your left" AKA get outta my way before I shove you to the ground. Right? No? You mean runners are nice? WHAT?

6. I get to learn what a runners high really is. What is it? Am I like lifted up to the sky or something?

7. I finally get to join the cool kids club! I get to brag to everyone I know about how I ran a half-marathon ...with my eyes shut, running backwards, dancing the Macarena, while wearing a tutu. HECK YEAH!

8. Do I get to put one of those 13.1 stickers on my car now?

9. I can't wait to get stronger after this. I mean seriously folks this is a HUGE challenge for me to even consider, so here goes me breaking down all those Princess Yekta walls. Le Sigh....

10. My Physical Therapist will get to know me on a love-and-hate relationship since I'll need her to help me prep for the many injuries my willy knees and obscured back will endure. Like my hubby teaches me mindfulness, I'll invite the pain but kick it's ass out the door!

11. Oh yeah, last but not least my new personal trainer Karl is gonna kill me getting my core & gluteus strong. I'm gonna come out of this whole challenge a machine ready to rip the pavement with every step!!

So here goes me, training for the Rock & Roll half-marathon that will happen in six months in Los Angeles! October 26, 2014 here I come!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Cake Pop fun!

So one of my closest friends Mine (pronounced Meen-ay) is pregnant and I threw her baby shower a few weeks ago, and the first thing I wanted to make were cake pops! I asked Wendy who writes great blogs and makes tasty recipes how to make cake pops and she sent me a great link that I've provided for you below.

We made the blue box out of Styrofoam wrapped in blue tissue paper and ribbon glued on. These held the cake pops in and kept them sturdy.
This recipe is awesome and really easy! It took me no longer than an hour to make about 20! Here is her recipe, scroll down to her "Sunday" blog post and see her step-by-step guide. I used the entire Oreo cookie package and added a tad bit of cinnamon to the mix. It's important to buy Styrofoam to use when you dip your cake pops in the coating mix because they dry super fast and if you put them on a plate they will stick to the plate and then you're screwed because they will break in half!
Mine decided to make Marshmallow pops too. Buy jumbo marshmallows, no refrigeration needed, just make them when your Oreos are ready. Use the melted coating and dip your stick into the mix and into the marshmallow (at this point it should bond with the marshmallow) and then dip halfway through your coating mix again and stick them in the Styrofoam to cool.  At this point you can decorate the tops or leave them as is.

There are tons of recipes on Pinterest especially for decorating your cake pops. To make the cake pop isn't as difficult as it seems so try it and see for yourself! They are such a great treat to make for parties of all kinds or just to make to bring into the office and share with your buddies!

I made these this past weekend for a get together but I didn't have any Styrofoam and they came out with flat tops and the rest stuck to the plate and I had to throw them out because they dry onto the plate super fast. I found a great idea on Pinterest for decorating them but I didn't have any Styrofoam so they shifted around a lot and came out ugly - but tasted good so I heard!

If you have any recipes please share!