I have a very lame reason for why I don’t write on a regularly scheduled basis.
A few months back my keyboard started acting funky (think, typing “L” instead of “P” and nonsense like that), and at one point it just completely stopped working. Since I’m an idiot and keep buying PCs (read: not taking good care of my PCs), this is my second laptop in two years. And since I’m not really an idiot, I’m not going to buy another one. So until I find someone willing to pay me two grand on the black market for either my kidney or my Crockpot skills, I have to save for a Mac. The temporary solution is that I have an old desktop keyboard plugged into my laptop. So I have a laptop, a dead keyboard, and a giant keyboard + cord that have to lay in front of said laptop. And while I know it seems like it wouldn’t have much effect on anything, it really makes doing anything on the laptop a chore. You don’t realize how much you move your laptop around until you’re forced to do any and all typing, googling, and social media stalking at your kitchen table. This must be what jail feels like.
Since I used to do most of my blogging in bed at the end of the day, having to sit down at the kitchen table at 11pm is pretty torturous. So that, my friends, is why I have zero discipline and will probably continue to not follow any sort of schedule.
Things have been pretty fun around these parts lately. Lots going on on the writing/running/eating front, and since those are all of my favorite things I’ve been a pretty happy camper.
The Laughing Cow hosted a phenomenal blogger event at River Roast downtown. I spent a few hours tasting wonderful appetizers, downing dessert shots, creating snack plates using The Laughing Cow cheeses, watching professional foodies take advantage of the Instagram “stages” and phone charging stations (only at a blogger event), and catching up with two of my favorites, Susie and Sara.
I left with SO MUCH CHEESE. They really don’t have a cheese you can’t create snacks out of.
Over the weekend I organized a wine tasting hosted by Russ the Extraordinary (otherwise known as Dad). He came to the city and pulled out all the stops to teach us so many things about red wine now that the weather is (supposedly) getting chillier. It was one of the best nights I’ve had in a long time with ten of my closest friends and my biggest fan.
Some of the cool things we learned?
- Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing, just from different countries
- The more “legs” you can see on the glass just after swirling the wine around, the more alcohol that wine contains
- If you put champagne open in the fridge it will maintain the carbonation for longer
- You should take the cover completely off the cork and bottle before you pour the wine. It contains lead!
As something that will come as a surprise to no one, I’ve been spending way too much money on restaurants and takeout and having zero regrets about it:
Oh and running. Lots. Apparently I’m running a marathon in a month. Who knew?
I’m still too embarrassed to ask how to change the TV at Equinox but luckily The Food Network is usually on one of them.
I have some big news on the “I’m finally becoming a professional adult” front that I can’t wait to share with you soon! Hopefully the keyboard situation doesn’t keep me away 🙂
- What’s your favorite channel to have on TV when you work out?
- What’s the best restaurant dish you’ve had in the past two weeks?
- Does your city have blogger events?