I don’t know the difference between centripetal acceleration and centrifugal force, nor do I have any understanding of electrochemistry. I do know a few things, though. Unfortunately, none of them will help a student preparing for the MCATS, but here you go…
One. I know that I have a concrete date set for my road trip to Chicago, and that I’m not coming home without a pair of jeans, and I will name him George. And I will hug him, and pet him, and squeeze him.
~no, I’m not going off the deep end. Don’t you remember that Bugs Bunny cartoon?
Vickie has recently checked out the Chicago vibe and she reports no Trekkies in sight, so the countdown is on: T minus eleven days.
Two. I know that I am going to enjoy Van Gogh: The Life. This is the thickest book I’ve actually volunteered to read in a very long time. Usually I listen to books on audio, but come on – this is Van Gogh. The theory in this book is that Van Gogh did not shoot himself and focuses a bit more on his illness. Brilliant artist. Should take no more than a year to finish. lol
Three. I know that I have been totally loving my new book Q & A a Day: 365 Questions-5 Years-1,825 Answers. It’s a 5-year Journal that has a designated question for every day of the year. By the end of the 5th year, I will have answered all 365 questions exactly 5 times. As the years go by, I get to see how I’ve evolved through my answers.
Four. I know that if my first floor bathroom doesn’t get finished soon, I’m going lose every bit of patience that is left in my body (and I already feel pretty depleted). The room has been at a stand-still for two weeks because of an error in ordering the vinyl flooring. BUT, the floor was laid on Tuesday. Funny thing is, from the photos you can hardly tell there’s been ANY progress. Still, here’s some progress pics for your amusement:
Five. I know that being given a surprise compliment is really good on the ego! I’ve been taking a class with a new yoga instructor and I really like her. After my second class was over, I went up to her and thanked her for such a great class. She said, ‘Oh, you’re welcome. You must be advanced, huh?’ I stared at her blankly for a moment, then started laughing. ‘No. I’m definitely not advanced. In fact, I’ve only been to Yoga 2 once.’
‘Well,’ she said. ‘You work through the poses very easily and take direction really well.’ I thanked her and quickly dismissed the compliment – as I usually do whenever I’m given one. But on my way home I felt really good about what she said. Advanced? Hardly. But, I have finally mastered this pose:
In case you are wondering, this is called Side Crane Pose. Is that pose even real??!
Six. ‘Tis the season for pumpkin bread and I made some last night, slightly altering my original recipe from last year by eliminating one cup of sugar and using 2 eggs instead of Eggbeaters. It tasted just as good. If you haven’t tried my original version, you can find the recipe here and if you would like a slightly less sweet but equally satisfying pumpkin bread, tweak it a bit like I did.
I’m off to Panera this morning to meet a friend for breakfast before I head to work. I always try to have my order planned out ahead of time, but I can tell that I’m going to have to force myself to refuse their Chai Tea Latte. Such a weakness of mine, those things are. Have a great weekend, everyone – and remember, Monday will be our Moving Mountains Update. Even if you didn’t participate last month, you still have the rest of this month and next month to make a change.