Get ready for a random post. But isn’t that what Fridays are for? This is my “leftover thoughts from the week” post so YOU’RE WELCOME 🙂
First of all, how about some music to get your Friday going? Let’s pretend this is my Myspace circa 2004 and you can listen to music while you scroll through all my thoughts.
Remember how we just talked about how basic, white and suburban I am? I have proof. I read this whole Buzzfeed post and got increasingly excited by what I get to look forward to this fall.
Speaking of that, I just made my first fall fashion purchase. Here’s to hoping they fit my giant flippers!
Last night I hung out with Monica and at first we were just drinking water and watching TV. It only took about thirty minutes before we realized how silly that was. Snacking and wine ensued.
Speaking of snacks, I know I’ve shared my love for Brookside Chocolate before but I wonder how many times I have to type the words Brookside before the PR people at Brookside pick up on my love for Brookside and send me some free Brookside. Brookside.
Both my parents have just started Weight Watchers. Not only am I so excited for them to jump on the healthy food train with me but I love all the beautiful ingredients we suddenly have in our fridge! So many colors! I could have cried, last night’s dinner was so gorgeous:
I finally used the purple cauliflower I posted about on Instagram a week ago! Thanks, Arman, for the idea to roast it. It was perfect. Olive oil, salt and pepper could make a brick taste good. (PS are you following me on Instagram yet?)
Now that summer is wrapping up it’s going to be really tough saying goodbye to the grill. Fortunately I’m equally obsessed with crockpot recipes so that should heal my pain. But there’s something great about grilled vegetables that’s lost in winter cooking, amiright?
Flashback to the Luke Bryan concert this past weekend because we didn’t talk much about it afterwards. It just reminded me how much I love country music in the summer, and being outdoors at Soldier Field was blast. I’m an embarrassingly emotional person so whenever I go see live music I am overwhelmed by the happiness and joy I’m surrounded by. I think music brings out the best in people so there were times during the show when I just stood there and looked around soaking it all in. I may have gotten misty eyed. He also played one of my favorite songs by Eli Young Band (“Crazy Girl”) and it was BEAUTIFUL. I tried to upload it and share with you all but figuring out Windows 8 is like asking a chimp to drive an ATV on an ice rink. Technology and I DO NOT get along.
Another great moment from the night was when Dierks Bentley shared the story behind his song “I Hold On.”
He talked about he still drives the same car that he did back in the 90s when he first drove to Nashville with his dad, and he still plays the same guitar as well. To quote the song, “It’s the miles that make the man.” I thought that was incredibly poignant and it has stuck with me since the concert.
Have you ever tried Jillian Michaels’ yoga dvd? I’ve had it for a few years and always dust it off when I’m in the mood for yoga AND a good sweat session. Yesterday was one of those days.
I spent the rest of the afternoon yesterday FINALLY diving into my NASM materials. I know, I know, it’s been over a month since I signed up, but I have until mid-January so I know I’m good on time. I just hope the Christmas season doesn’t get away from me and I’m left cramming days before the exam.
- Learn how to make Provencal mussels by November 2014
- Take a knife skills class by March 2015
- Re-learn conversational French by August 2015 (I used to be good and I let myself lose it! Still kicking myself for that…)
- Go to one concert a month for the next year
Have a great weekend, people! Can’t wait to hear all about it on Monday 🙂
- Do you have any goals for the next month, year?
- Are you more excited for grilling season or crockpot season?
- Are you a Jillian Michaels fan?