*For the record, I can not get enough of 3 day weekends. It is so nice to go back to work feeling refreshed rather than my usual chorus on a Monday, which is: "WHY NOT JUST ONE MORE DAY???"
*I have started reading these books by Kathy Reichs. You all are probably smart and already know all about her, but I am perpetually late to the party and just found out about her. She writes series books about a Forensic Anthropologist and her books are the basis for the TV Series Bones. Did you know this? I totally didn't know that show was based on books! I'm DVRing it now, even though I need another show to DVR like I need a hole in the head. The thing is I love series books, and my secret fantasy is that someday I will do something glamorous like analyze dead bodies and stuff. I know, you all think I'm morbid and weird now, but I promise I'm not. I'm just fascinated by Forensics in general, so these books are a fun brain candy gem of a find. Do you know how I found them? Amazon sent me another dumb email recommending her. It sort of freaks me out how Amazon knows me so well. But the day I got that email I also hear an interview with her on NPR, so the coincidence sealed the deal and I hit up the library. And I'm so happy I did. Do you have any good series books to recommend of the mystery/thriller/sciencey genre? Do Tell.
*So every since my naturopath recommended I do some carb-cutting and find some freaking balance, Garrett and I have pretty much switched up to a completely Paleo/Primal diet. Oh you guys, I feel so douchey every time I say that because really, who needs to qualify their food choices with a catchy name, right? But HOLY SHIT IT WORKS. I've lost almost 20 pounds, which is nice, but more importantly I feel amazing. And I'm not eating anything weird, counting calories or points, or flagellating myself for wanting to eat real food. In fact I enjoyed the most bad ass grass-fed burger with smoked Gouda this weekend and woke up this morning and had lost weight. Score! It's basically a diet that includes lots of veggies, meat, fish, fruit, nuts, and seeds. The only things I've really eliminated are sugar and anything with grains. And let me tell you I miss that stuff about as much as I miss the 20lbs I've lost. It's been awesome.
*Totally Random: Can we discuss Harem Pants? Does anyone besides Gwen Stefani wear them? Why do people want to walk around wearing something that makes them look like they've dropped a giant load in their pants. I can not wrap my brain around this. They even sell them at the GAP. Don't even get me started on what the hell has happened to the GAP. I think I might be getting old.
*Speaking of getting old (Just Kidding!) today is my cousin Kelly's birthday and this is a very exciting birthday indeed. Not only is she turning 23 (+10), hat tip to Kristie for that one, but also she is about 3 days shy of her due date. As in, she is about to have the cutest baby girl on the planet (I'm sure of it!) and honestly, I really can't wait. Kelly is pretty much my best friend in the whole wide world, and as an only child she is the closest thing I have to a sister. And after all of our years of debauchery and stupidity and silliness (and that's just the good times) she is about to become a Mom! And you guys I CAN HARDLY FREAKING WAIT! I'm pretty much counting the minutes to snuggly new baby smell and I'm excited.
So that's what's new around these parts -- What kind of trouble did you all get into this weekend?